'American Taliban' fighter to be released after 17 years
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — John Walker Lindh, the young Californian who became known as the American Taliban after he was captured by U.S.
Chinese man guilty of defrauding Apple out of 1,500 iPhones
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Over the span of two years, a Chinese national in Oregon sent devices that looked like iPhones to Apple, saying they wouldn't turn on and should be replaced under warranty.
Russian opposition leader's associate jailed for 20 days
MOSCOW (AP) — A top associate of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to 20 days in jail in connection with an unsanctioned protest rally last year.
Iran supreme leader criticizes politicians amid US tensions
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader publicly chastised the country's moderate president and foreign minister Wednesday, saying he disagreed with the implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal they had negotiated with world powers.
Group of Yazidi women victims of IS get new life in France
PARIS (AP) — France is taking in a new group of Yazidis including women victimized by the Islamic State group and their children.
Last days of May? UK leader in peril as Brexit offer slammed
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May dug in Wednesday against a relentless push by rivals and former allies to remove her from office as her attempts to lead Britain out of the European Union appeared to be headed for a dead end.
US, China appear to brace for long haul in trade dispute
WASHINGTON (AP) — With negotiations on hold and tariffs piling up, the United States and China appear to be bracing for a prolonged standoff over trade.
The Latest: Brexit: Senior Cabinet official quits UK govt
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:55 p.m. A senior member of Prime Minister Theresa May's Cabinet has quit over Brexit, in a new blow to the embattled British leader.
Ukraine's parliament snubs new president on election law
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian lawmakers on Wednesday turned down the new president's proposal to amend the election law in a blow to his hopes to get more of his supporters into parliament.
South Africa's Ramaphosa starts crackdown on corruption
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa has taken steps to crack down on corruption Wednesday as the country's new parliament voted him to lead the country for a five-year term.
Nonprofits turn to cryptocurrency to help needy Venezuelans
BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (AP) — Andreina Cordero started the year skipping meals so her three kids could eat. Her husband, a construction worker, was out of a job.
6 die in Indonesia riots, Widodo says he won't allow unrest
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country's capital under control after six people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month's presidential election.
The Latest: Widodo says he won't tolerate security threats
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on post-election protests in Indonesia (all times local): 5 p.m. Indonesia's President Joko Widodo says authorities have the volatile situation in the capital Jakarta under control following riots by supporters of his rival in last month's presidential election.
French-Spanish nun killed in Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — A 77-year-old French-Spanish nun who taught impoverished women and girls in volatile Central African Republic has been decapitated, local authorities said Wednesday.
Kenyan author, LGBT activist Binyavanga Wainaina dies at 48
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One of Africa's best-known authors and gay rights activists, Binyavanga Wainaina, has died at age 48, a colleague and friend said Wednesday.
Threat or promise? E-auto boom could cost industry jobs
ZWICKAU, Germany (AP) — Over 115 years the auto industry in the east German town of Zwickau has lived through wrenching upheavals including World War II and the collapse of communism.
Poland's Kaczynski says Le Pen's party 'linked to Moscow'
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's nationalist ruling party leader said political groupings in some European Union states, including Marine Le Pen's party in France, are "obviously linked to Moscow and receive its support."
No time to chicken out: Hungary's opposition gets creative
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Selling yourself in five minutes can be tough. But that's all Hungary's opposition parties have been given on state media to promote their visions for Sunday's European Parliament election.
Big question for EU vote: How well will the far-right do?
BRUSSELS (AP) — The elections to the European Parliament have never been so hotly anticipated, with many predicting that this year's ballot which starts Thursday will mark a coming-of-age moment for the euroskeptic far-right movement.
North Korea calls Biden 'fool of low IQ' over Kim criticism
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has labeled Joe Biden a "fool of low IQ" and an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being" after the U.S.
Pope urges China's Catholics to unify after bishop deal
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging China's divided Catholic community to come together in communion, as he seeks to heal decades of estrangement following a landmark deal with Beijing over bishop nominations.
Rejecting taboos, Palestinian businessman welcomes US plan
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian businessman who flouts political taboos by working with Israeli settlers in the West Bank could soon have a role in President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan.
North Korea: US should consider consequences of ship seizure
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday the Trump administration should consider the possible consequences that the recent U.S.
Correction: WHO Travel story
LONDON (AP) — In a story May 20 about travel spending at the World Health Organization, The Associated Press reported erroneously that information about the organization's travel spending was obtained from internal documents.
Libyan National Army hires firm to forge closer ties with US
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Libyan general who has gained control of the city of Benghazi and is believed to have ties to the CIA has hired a Texas-based lobbying firm to help him forge closer relations with the U.S.