Russian PM: West rekindling the Cold War
MUNICH (AP) — Russia's prime minister accused the West on Saturday of rekindling the Cold War, telling a meeting of top defense officials, diplomats and national leaders that sanctions imposed after the annexation of Crimea and new moves by the NATO alliance "only aggravate" tensions.
Pope opens Mexico visit after historic stop with patriarch
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis kicked off his first day in Mexico with a long popemobile ride past adoring crowds, launching into a day that starts with tough-love speeches to the country's political and church elite and ends with a silent prayer before the Virgin of Guadalupe at the largest and most important Marian shrine in the world.
AP News Guide: Diplomats push as Syria battlefield shifts
Diplomats from a dozen countries, led by the United States and Russia, are struggling to make progress in Syria, even as fighting in the north sends tens of thousands fleeing and threatens a deepening humanitarian crisis. Next month, Syria's civil war will reach the end of its fifth year, and its consequences continue to reach new and disastrous levels.