Brazil's Bolsonaro talks up a friendlier approach to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of Brazil made an unusual visit to CIA headquarters and later spoke of his admiration for the United States on the second day of a trip that reflected his country's shi...

Congo president suspends installing senators after violence

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's interior minister says the president has suspended installing newly elected senators after weekend protests led to violence that killed at least one person. ...

Amid crisis, Cuba plans revamp of state and legal system

HAVANA (AP) — In the midst of a regional crisis over Venezuela and tough economic straits, the Cuban government is about to launch a sweeping makeover of its centrally planned, single-party system wit...

US sends mixed messages on potential for force in Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — A seemingly belligerent tweet from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about pulling American diplomats out of Venezuela has prompted further criticism Tuesday of an administration that h...

Moon's office angrily reacts to Pyongyang 'spokesman' claim

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The office of South Korean President Moon Jae-in has responded sharply to comments by a conservative lawmaker who accused him of acting as the "top spokesman" of North Korean...

The Latest: Spanish pilots ask airline to avoid Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's political and economic crisis (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Spain's airline pilots union has asked for Spanish ai...

Power station blast adds to sense of chaos in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Witnesses say an explosion occurred at a power station in the Venezuelan capital as days of nationwide power cuts imposed increasing hardship on the country. ...

As blackout eases, Venezuela braces for rival rallies

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan security forces are deploying in large numbers in Caracas ahead of planned demonstrations by supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido. Police ...

Guaido returns to Venezuela and a new phase in campaign

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition leader Juan Guaido shrouded the route and timing of his return in secrecy amid concerns he might be detained by Venezuela's government. Yet he breezed through airp...

The Latest: Anti-Maduro protesters gather in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Several hundred supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan G...

Venezuela's Guaido urges supporters to protest on Monday

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is calling for nationwide demonstrations on Monday to coincide with his planned return to the country. Guaido on Su...

Venezuela's Guaido plans to go home despite safety concerns

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is waiting for Guaido. The man who would be paramount leader of a country in upheaval is on the move. He heads to Paraguay on Friday after lobbyin...

AP Explains: What to watch as Nigeria awaits vote results

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Official results of Nigeria's presidential election are expected as early as Monday in what is called a close race between President Muhammadu Buhari and a former vice president, ...

In Nigeria vote, armed vigilantes work to keep the peace

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — One by one the uniformed men carrying crude weapons and wearing traditional amulets materialized on the dark street in the northern Nigerian city of Yola. Then, ...

US hits Congo officials with travel bans for graft, abuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is hitting senior Congolese officials with travel bans for their alleged involvement in corruption and human rights abuses. The State Depar...