Green Party taking bid for election recount to federal court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is taking her bid for a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election to federal court. A lawyer in the recount case said ``make no mistake ...

Finland mayor, two journalists shot dead: police

HELSINKI (AFP) -- The mayor of a Finnish town near the border with Russia and two local journalists were shot dead as they left a restaurant on Saturday night, police said.Investigators said the three women were killed by a man wi...

Philippine vice-president says plot to oust her

MANILA (AFP) -- Philippine Vice-President Leni Robredo said Sunday she would quit President Rodrigo Duterte's cabinet after being told to stay away from its meetings, and alleged there was a plot to oust her as his deputy.Robredo ...

Iraq's government ferrying relief supplies to Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- The Iraqi government on Sunday sent truckloads of food, heating oil and drinking water to residents of areas retaken from the Islamic State group in and around the northern city of Mosul as more civilians strea...

Rouhani urges Obama to block Iran sanctions extension law

Iran urged Barack Obama to block a law that would extend the U.S. president’s authority to impose sanctions on the Islamic Republic, calling it a violation of the Iranian nuclear deal.On Thursday, the Senate voted 99-0 to extend ...

Trump's call inspires hope in Taiwan, concern in Beijing

TAIPEI (AP) -- With a 10-minute phone call and two tweets, Donald Trump inspired banner headlines and renewed hopes across Taiwan for a stronger partnership with the United States, while also inflaming the complex relationships be...

Europe holds its breath as Italy votes for change

ROME (AFP) -- Italians went to the polls Sunday in a constitutional referendum on which reformist Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has staked his future.Whatever the outcome of a vote being anxiously watched in capitals across Europe a...

Putin says 'clever' Trump will soon grasp weighty role

MOSCOW (AFP) -- President Vladimir Putin in an interview aired Sunday called US President-elect Donald Trump intelligent and predicted he would quickly grasp his new level of responsibility and act accordingly."Since he managed to...

No more room for the dead as Syria's Aleppo is crushed

BEIRUT (AP) -- The old Aleppo cemetery filled up a year ago. The new one filled up last week. Now the dead are left in the besieged enclave's streets, buried in backyards and overwhelming the morgues.Medical officials secured yet ...

Cuba to bury Castro, enter post-Fidel era

SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba (AFP) -- Cuba closes a major chapter in its history Sunday as it buries Fidel Castro and gazes at a future without the communist icon who defied Washington and ruled for decades.Capping a week of tributes an...

[Graphic News] World population grows, young girls struggle: UN

The world‘s population grew slightly to 7.4 billion in 2016, the UN said, with a substantial youth bulge challenging political and social systems across the planet.The United Nations Population Fund released its 2016 State of the...

[Newsmaker] Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call

President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak on the phone with Taiwan‘s leader, a breach of long-standing tradition that risks enmity from China.The US severed diplomatic...

Trump upends US foreign policy with Taiwan callUS

President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of foreign policy to speak with the president of Taiwan, prompting Beijing Saturday to accuse Taipei of a ploy but saying the move would not affect US-China ties.It was not immediate...

Iran welcomes OPEC production-cut decision

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday welcomed an OPEC deal that cut the oil cartel's output to push up crude prices. Speaking in a provincial meeting, broadcast live on State TV Thursday, Rouhani called the decision "a pos...

Putin hopes for better Russia-US ties, anti-terror action

President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia hopes to normalize ties with the U.S. and join efforts in the fight against international terrorism. Speaking in a live state-of-the-nation address, Putin said that Russia is rea...