China: Thousands of North Korean women forced into prostitution: report

A report published by the Korea Future Initiative, a London-based NGO, reveals that thousands of North Korean women and girls are being subjected to forced marriage and prostitution in China. The rep...

US sanctions ex-governor of Mexico's Nayarit state, judge

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department says it has sanctioned a Mexican ex-governor and a Mexican judge under corruption and narcotics statutes. The department alleged Frida...

'Bride' trafficking – How Chinese gangs lure Pakistani girls into fake marriages

Basheer Ahmed, a 60-year-old partially handicapped man in Pakistan, was offered a tiny house by the government. A middle-class resident of the eastern city of Lahore, Ahmed had never owned a house, an...

AG Barr promises continued support to Northern Triangle

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr says funding under his authority for policing in Central America's Northern Triangle is not at risk under the Trump administration's...

Eric Talmadge, AP's North Korea bureau chief, dead at 57

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Eric Talmadge, who as North Korea bureau chief for The Associated Press tenaciously chronicled life and politics in one of the world's least-understood nations, has died. He ...

Mexico: gangs are re-using clandestine burial pits

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's top human rights official says gangs are re-using clandestine graves, dumping new bodies into burial pits where human remains had already been excavated by authorities. ...

Violence, poverty reign in Honduran city where caravans form

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — In the dusty, dimly lit neighborhoods of San Pedro Sula, everyone knows the unwritten rules: There are places you don't go without permission. If driving, roll down the...

'Bride' trafficking – How Chinese gangs lure Pakistani girls into fake marriages

Basheer Ahmed, a 60-year-old partially handicapped man in Pakistan, was offered a tiny house by the government. A middle-class resident of the eastern city of Lahore, Ahmed had never owned a house, an...

AP finds 13,000 asylum seekers on border wait lists

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — For thousands of desperate asylum seekers, there are many ways to wait — and wait, and wait — at the threshold of the United States. Parents and children...

US asylum limits spawn mishmash wait systems in Mexico

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — For thousands of asylum seekers, there are many ways to wait — and wait, and wait — at the threshold of the United States. Parents and children sleep in ...

Mexico worries as US keeps making asylum seekers wait there

MEXICO CITY (AP) — People in overextended Mexican border cities are voicing concern over the continuation of a U.S. policy that makes Central American migrants seeking asylum in the United States wait...

'Grand Theft Europe' — tax fraudsters reportedly stealing millions from governments

A new report published on Tuesday revealed a €50 billion ($56 billion) tax fraud scheme that has been gathering steam in Europe for years — and Germany is both the biggest victim and enable...

'Grand Theft Europe' - reports tax fraudsters stealing millions from governments

A new report published on Tuesday revealed a €50 billion ($56 million) tax fraud scheme that has been gathering steam in Europe for years – and Germany is both the biggest victim and enable...

Mexican marine killed by fuel thieves, 3 others wounded

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Suspected fuel thieves have opened fire on a marine patrol in Mexico, killing one marine and wounding three others. The marines were patrolling a state-owned pipel...

NYC makes calls from jail free, 1st major US city to do so

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is now providing free phone calls from jails, making it the first major U.S. city to eliminate fees for inmate calls, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday. ...