AP Exclusive: Troops that defied Maduro have fled Venezuela

MIAMI (AP) — For seven nerve-wracking months, they slept through the day in cramped quarters on cold floors, while spending their nights in prayer, keeping fit with dumbbells made from water jugs and ...

Japan PM Abe says visit by Iran's Rouhani being arranged

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday his country is arranging a visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani because it wants to play a greater role in resolving a nuclear impasse ...

OSCE warns Albania not to block freedom of expression online

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on Monday urged authorities in Albania to further amend a draft law on a new registration system for online media. ...

Timeline of Russia's doping cases and cover-ups

The World Anti-Doping Agency has banned Russia from the Olympics and other major sporting events for four years, though many athletes will likely be allowed to compete as neutral athletes. ...

China claims everyone in Xinjiang camps has 'graduated'

BEIJING (AP) — People who were at vocational training centers in China's far west Xinjiang have all ”graduated" and are living happy lives, an official said Monday. But Uighurs an...

EU weighs response to Turkey-Libya maritime border deal

Brussels (AP) — European Union foreign ministers debated Monday how to respond to a controversial agreement between Turkey and Libya that could give Turkey access to a contested economic zone across t...

Iran ready for more prisoner swaps with US, not negotiations

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran is ready for more prisoner swaps with the United States, the Cabinet spokesman said Monday even as he reiterated the Iranian leadership's stance that there will be no other ne...

Peace in sight? Paris summit seeks solution for Ukraine war

PARIS (AP) — A long-awaited summit in Paris on Monday is aiming to find a way to end the war in Ukraine, after five years and 14,000 lives lost in a conflict that has emboldened the Kremlin and reshap...

Russia awaits sanctions from World Anti-Doping Agency

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency began a meeting Monday to judge the latest allegations of Russian corruption in international sports. There is evidence to s...

North Korea calls Trump 'thoughtless' old man over tweets

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea insulted U.S. President Donald Trump again on Monday, calling him a “thoughtless and sneaky old man” after he tweeted that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wouldn’...

N. Korea believed to test new rocket engine to provoke US

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A day after North Korea said it had performed a “very important test” at its long-range rocket launch site, there is wide speculation that it involved a new engine for either...

North Korea opens new mountain resort amid tourism drive

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un opened a new mountain spa and ski resort that's intended for people to enjoy “high civilization under socialism” in another example of the cou...

China claims everyone in Xinjiang camps has 'graduated'

BEIJING (AP) — People who were at vocational training centers in China's far west Xinjiang have all ”graduated" and are living happy lives, an official said Monday. But Uighurs and other predominantly...

Ukraine faces new challenges in peace talks with Russia

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — When new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy sits down Monday for peace talks in Paris with Russian President Vladimir Putin in their first face-to-face meeting, the stakes c...

Iran says new budget bucks US oil embargo, uses Russian loan

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president says his country will depend less on oil revenue next year, in a new budget that is designed to resist crippling U.S. sanctions. Hassan Rouhani s...