- Greek authorities begin evacuation of Idomeni refugee camp
May 24, 20162:02 AM ET
- Iraqi leader cites early success in push to retake Fallujah
May 23, 20163:28 PM ET
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister hailed "big successes" Monday by government troops after launching an offensive to retake Fallujah from Islamic State militants, but the operation promises to be one of the toughest challenges yet for the country's struggling security forces.QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRASUSANNAH GEORGEAPCopyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
- Scores killed as IS bombs hit Syrian government strongholds
May 23, 20163:26 PM ET
BEIRUT (AP) — A series of coordinated blasts hit bus stations, an electricity plant and a hospital across two Syrian cities Monday, killing at least 80 people in the first major security breach of President Bashar Assad's coastal strongholds in the country's five-year war.
- US military trains eclectic group of anti-IS fighters
May 23, 20162:29 PM ET
NORTHERN SYRIA (AP) — Barcham Zana knows her enemy. It is the Islamic State, which she calls "darkness."
- Left-leaning candidate wins Austria presidency in tight race
May 23, 20164:58 PM ET
VIENNA (AP) — A pro-European Union candidate eked out a victory Monday over a right-wing, anti-migrant rival to become Austria's next president, in a tight contest viewed Europe-wide as a proxy fight pitting the continent's political center against its growingly strong populist and anti-establishment movements.
- Obama banishing Vietnam War vestige by lifting arms embargo
May 23, 20164:02 PM ET
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Eager to banish lingering shadows of the Vietnam War, President Barack Obama lifted the U.S. embargo on selling arms to America's former enemy Monday and made the case for a more trusting and prosperous relationship going forward. Activists said the president was being too quick to gloss over serious human rights abuses in his push to establish warmer ties.
- South Korea: Overseas North Korean restaurant workers flee
May 24, 201612:41 AM ET
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An unspecified number of North Koreans working at a Pyongyang-run restaurant overseas have escaped their workplace and will come to South Korea, South Korean officials said Tuesday.
- Obama's Hiroshima visit stirs differing views across Pacific
May 23, 201611:47 PM ET
TOKYO (AP) — Two very different visions of the hell that is war are seared into the minds of World War II survivors on opposite sides of the Pacific.
- Obama signs bill striking offensive terms from US laws
May 23, 20162:10 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal laws will no longer include outdated and offensive terms used to describe minority groups.
- Brazil interim gov't under fire in wake of leaked recording
May 23, 20164:57 PM ET
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's interim government came under fire Monday as a secret recording emerged of the new planning minister discussing a purported pact to push for President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment to stall a huge corruption probe that has engulfed much of the nation's political class.