Ousted Maltese knight returns in defiance of pope's wishes

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The soap opera at the ancient Knights of Malta religious order took on new drama Wednesday on the eve of the election of a new leader. For starters, Pope Francis ...

'I'll be praying for you:' Americans assess Trump's 100 days

They are young and old: a high school student who can't yet vote, a Vietnam vet who did so proudly. They hail from all corners of the United States and very different walks of life: a "downhome boy" f...

UK leader meeting top EU officials for Brexit working dinner

LONDON (AP) — Britain's prime minister is taking time out from her election campaign to meet the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator and head of the bloc's executive. Theresa Ma...

Montenegro opposition vows to freeze NATO membership

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's pro-Russia opposition has vowed to freeze the Balkan country's future membership in NATO if it wins the next parliamentary election, saying upcoming approval ...

Stocks hold steady ahead of tax-plan announcement

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock markets around the world made only modest moves on Wednesday, waiting to see what the White House has in store for U.S. tax policy. Stocks have sprinted higher ...

The Latest: France's Le Pen upstages rival Macron at factory

AMIENS, France (AP) — The Latest on the French election (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has upstaged her centrist...

35 scholars, journalists, authors win Carnegie fellowships

NEW YORK (AP) — This year's Andrew Carnegie fellows will delve into a wide range of issues — including immigration, the refugee crisis, American election processes and global violence against women in...

Anti-Brexit entrepreneur launches tactical voting campaign

LONDON (AP) — The woman who took the British government to court in a successful bid to win Parliament a vote on Brexit is now urging voters to back pro-EU candidates at the ballot box. ...

Israel's ex-defense minister says he'll challenge government

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's hawkish former defense minister is attacking the government as corrupt and extreme — pledging to challenge it in the next election. Moshe Yaalon told foreig...

AP Explains: Why S. Korea is debating US anti-missile system

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Amid alarm over North Korea's expanding nuclear weapons and missile arsenal, Washington and Seoul are speeding ahead with the installment of an advanced U.S. anti-missile sys...

Lawmakers: Former Trump aide Flynn may have broken US law

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law when he failed to seek permission or inform the U.S. government about accept...

In Kashmir, brutality of videos deepen anger against India

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — One video showed a young Kashmiri man strapped to a patrolling Indian army jeep as a human shield against stone-throwing protesters. Others showed soldiers beating local men wit...

Kansas Republican becomes newest member of House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Ron Estes, winner of a closer-than-usual congressional election in Kansas, has been sworn in as the newest member of the House. Estes' race attracted nat...

Czech president's visit to US postponed due to NKorea crisis

PRAGUE (AP) — The new Czech ambassador to Washington says Czech President Milos Zeman's trip to the United States has been postponed due to a tense situation over North Korea. Hynek ...

Methodist court takes up challenge to election of gay bishop

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The highest court in the United Methodist Church considered Tuesday whether to invalidate the election of the denomination's first openly gay bishop, amid a struggle to avoid schis...