Philippine police killed 32 people in dozens of anti-drug operations in a province north of the capital, Manila, in the single deadliest day of President Rodrigo Duterte's unrelenting war on drugs. About 109 petty criminals, including street-level drug peddlers were arrested and dozens of guns seized
China on Wednesday urged India to protect the peace and stability of their border after Indian sources said soldiers of the two Asian giants were involved in an altercation in the western Himalayas. Troops from the two countries have been embroiled in a seven-week standoff on the Doklam plateau in another
China hit back on Wednesday at criticism by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of its record on religious freedom, saying the United States was not perfect and should be looking after its own affairs rather than making baseless accusations. Tillerson, speaking at the State Department while introducing
As it considers how to stop North Korea’s nuclear program, the Trump administration confronts an uncomfortable truth: The more sanctions the West has piled on the regime, the more progress it has made in missile technology. Instead of blunting its nuclear ambitions, more than a decade’s worth of sanctions
President Trump finally denounced white supremacism on Monday, uttering a detailed if belated message that both Democrats and Republicans said was urgently needed from America’s leader, given the violent weekend protests in Charlottesville, Va. “Well done Mr. President,” tweeted one of his sharpest
The US complained that China prefers to take the technology and intellectual property of foreign companies rather than rely mainly on its own ingenuity to build a more competitive economy. The complaint was in the form of an order by President Trump to investigate China’s alleged theft of specific US
On Aug. 15, 1973, a flurry of American planes flew at least 225 military missions over Cambodia. The Vietnam War was right next door, and the United States aimed to stop the North Vietnamese from moving troops and equipment into South Vietnam along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, part of which ran through Cambodia
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A light plane made an emergency landing on a packed beach near Lisbon on Wednesday, killing a man and an 8-year-old girl who were sunbathing, authorities said.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):
SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, once dubbed "disgraceful" by President Donald Trump, said on Thursday that criticism from politicians won't dissuade judges from doing their jobs.
By Chris Mfula LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was freed from prison on Wednesday after the state prosecutor dropped charges of plotting to overthrow the government, but a judge warned him he could be arrested again at any time. Hichilema and five others were arrested
By John Davison RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - The inexperienced fighters in an Arab group battling to take Raqqa back from Islamic State are playing a secondary role to hardened Kurdish militia in the campaign for their home city. The performance of one lightly trained group seen by Reuters in Raqqa underscored
A young Venezuelan violinist who became a beloved fixture at anti-government protests has been released after spending 19 days in police custody. Wuilly Arteaga, 23, was freed overnight Tuesday, attorney general Tarek William Saab said on Twitter. The deputy speaker of the opposition-controlled National
Spanish forward Jese will attempt to relaunch his stuttering career in England after leaving Paris Saint-Germain to become the latest Champions League winner at Stoke on Wednesday.
BEIJING (AP) — China has urged the United States and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on threatening words and work toward a peaceful resolution of their tense standoff created by Pyongyang's recent missile tests and threats to fire them toward Guam. The dispute has also raised fears in
NEW DELHI (AP) — A day after the U.N. chief voiced concern about Indian plans to potentially deport tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees, an Indian government official said Wednesday that authorities are only working to identify those who fled persecution in neighborhing Myanmar — not expel
LONDON (AP) — British police have arrested the brother of a Polish man suspected of kidnaping a British model and threatening to sell her on the dark web.
Militants who shot and killed 18 people at a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital most likely came from Mali, a security source in Ouagadougou told AFP on Wednesday. "Looking at the tactics of the assailants, their physical traits, they probably came from northern Mali or closer to the border
HMS Queen Elizabeth is the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy, according to the Ministry of Defence. "Today we welcome our mighty new warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, to her home for the very first time," said Defence Secretary Michael Fallon.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday concerns about a crisis over North Korea could only be solved by negotiation and she was doing everything possible to achieve a peaceful resolution. "I am totally against the rhetorical armament that is being used by all sides ... There is no military
By Ben Blanchard and Tim Kelly BEIJING/TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a "wise" decision not to fire missiles towards the U.S. territory of Guam, which has eased escalating tension between the two countries. Reclusive
The Spanish league lost Neymar in a record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain but still has plenty of star players on display, including the two touted as the best in the world — Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.