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Rape inquiry dropped, WikiLeaks' Assange remains in embassy

May 19, 2017

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange no longer is the subject of an active rape investigation in Sweden, but he remains holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London facing an unclear future... more »»

20,000 flee latest fighting in Central African Republic

May 19, 2017

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Gunmen looted humanitarian compounds as fighting gripped the Central African Republic town of Bria while more than 20,000 people have fled to a nearby U.N. more »»

Inarritu debuts groundbreaking VR exhibit at Cannes

May 19, 2017

CANNES, France (AP) — You walk along a high metal fence that once divided Arizona and Mexico and into a small holding cell where you are asked to take off your shoes and socks. more »»

Macron calls for countries' support in fighting extremism

May 19, 2017

GAO, Mali (AP) — On his first official trip outside Europe, new French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday highlighted his determination to crush extremism but said "other countries can do more"... more »»

Italy makes 12 vaccines mandatory for school-age children

May 19, 2017

MILAN (AP) — The Italian government on Friday made 12 vaccines mandatory for children attending school up to age 16 in an effort to combat what it characterizes as misinformation about vaccines. more »»

The Latest: Macron says intel-sharing with US to continue

May 19, 2017

GAO, Mali (AP) — The Latest on French president's first official trip outside Europe (all times local):

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4:55 p.m. more »»

Syria says US airstrike killed several soldiers near Jordan

May 19, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian military official said Friday that an aerial "aggression" by the U.S. more »»

Prospect of NAFTA rewrite gives US farmers a case of jitters

May 19, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sizable majority of rural Americans backed Donald Trump's presidential bid, drawn to his calls to slash environmental rules, strengthen law enforcement and replace the federal... more »»

India landslide strands 13,000 pilgrims near Hindu site

May 19, 2017

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A landslide caused by pre-monsoon rains stranded about 13,000 Indian pilgrims near a revered Hindu temple site in a mountainous area of northern India on Friday, but there... more »»

WikiLeaks' Assange calls end of rape case important victory

May 19, 2017

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's top prosecutor on Friday dropped an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years, saying that's because there's no... more »»

The Latest: Assange seeks contact with US, UK officials

May 19, 2017

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Swedish prosecutor ending investigation of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (all times local):

4:55 p.m. more »»

Iran extends voting deadline in presidential election

May 19, 2017

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians continued voting into the evening on Friday in the country's first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani looked... more »»

Artists ask Polish leaders to stop primeval forest logging

May 19, 2017

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Writers and artists have appealed to Poland's top leaders to stop the logging in Europe's last primeval forest. more »»

Russians increasingly indifferent to Trump, US turmoil

May 19, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — While their country has become a daily source of headlines and political intrigue in the United States, most Russians are watching the drama over President Donald Trump's... more »»

Rape probe dropped for WikiLeaks' Assange; uncertainty ahead

May 19, 2017

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's top prosecutor on Friday dropped an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years, saying that's because there's no... more »»

Warrants issued for 4 people at critical newspaper in Turkey

May 19, 2017

ISTANBUL (AP) — Detention warrants were issued Friday for four senior staff at an opposition newspaper, Turkey's state-run news agency said, drawing criticism from the country's pro-secular... more »»

The Latest: Turkish courts urged to apply Europe's standards

May 19, 2017

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on relations between the European Union and Turkey (all times local):

3:45 p.m. more »»

With drama aplenty, Netflix and 'Okja' debut in Cannes

May 19, 2017

CANNES, France (AP) — Netflix's entry into the Cannes Film Festival produced new drama Friday as the first screening of its film "Okja" was met with boos for Netflix and a technical glitch that... more »»

Sweden drops case but WikiLeaks' Assange is not in the clear

May 19, 2017

LONDON (AP) — Swedish prosecutors have dropped their investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange, almost seven years after it began and five years after the WikiLeaks founder... more »»

The Latest: Mali leader cautions of long fight vs. terror

May 19, 2017

GAO, Mali (AP) — The Latest on French president's first official trip outside Europe (all times local):

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12:25 p.m. more »»

 
 

 

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