Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2018. There are 315 days left in the year. This is Presidents Day. Today's Highlight in History: ...

Hungarian leader calls Christianity 'Europe's last hope'

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister says that "Christianity is Europe's last hope" and that politicians in Brussels, Berlin and Paris favoring migration have "opened the way to the decli...

West Africa's extremism spreading as thousands flee homes

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — West Africa's extremist threat has moved into a new part of the vast Sahel region, with a previously calm area of Burkina Faso facing the kinds of assaults that have f...

Russia dismisses US charges as 'just blabber,' 'Russophobia'

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials had disdainful words Saturday for a U.S. indictment that charged 13 Russians with interfering in the 2016 presidential election. Children's stories, the plot of a prepo...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2018. There are 317 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 17, ...

Records: Washington officials gave activist's info to ICE

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Department of Licensing gave information to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement about an undocumented immigrant rights activist now facing deportation, records...

Ex-Guatemala prosecutor arrested in property seizure scheme

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan authorities have arrested the country's former organized crime prosecutor as a purported participant in a network that allegedly seized properties illegally. ...

Challenges ahead as Kosovo, Europe's newest nation, turns 10

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Every country has a national anthem, a musical compilation that aims to stir patriotic emotion, and Kosovo is no exception. Except for one peculiarity: its anthem has no lyrics...

'Shirtless' Tongan skier, others 'live to fight another day'

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The "shirtless" Tongan, all covered up to keep warm this time, had only one thought as he maneuvered around the final downhill turn and headed toward the finish line. ...

Honduras opposition denies gang involvement in election

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Leaders of Honduras' political opposition have denied accusations from the president that street gangs tried to swing the November election in their favor through intimida...

UN envoy hopes for some agreement at South Sudan peace talks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for South Sudan says he hopes "some form of agreement" will be signed Friday in Ethiopia's capital where talks are taking place aimed at ending the country's five-...

Cyprus: no reunification talks while Turkey blocks oil rig

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Cypriot official says that talks to reunify the ethnically split island cannot resume as long as Turkey obstructs an offshore hydrocarbon search. Turkish war...

6 African nations among the worst to be young in a war zone

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Six African nations are among the 10 worst in the world to be a child in a war zone, a new report says. The Save the Children report released Thursday looks ...

UN: Afghan civilian casualties decreased 9 percent in 2017

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations says the number of civilians killed and wounded in Afghanistan's conflict decreased by 9 percent in 2017. The U.N.'s 2017 Annual Report o...

UN gets report on what Palestinians say is Gaza catastrophe

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Mideast envoy has briefed the Security Council behind closed doors at the request of Kuwait and Bolivia on what Palestinian U.N. Ambassador Riyad Mansour calls the "cata...