Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2020. There are 344 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 22,...

UN welcomes commitments toward Libya peace, urges cease-fire

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday welcomed the commitment by world powers and other key countries to support a plan to restore peace in Libya and urged the warring parties to ...

Airstrike in northwest Syria kills 9, including whole family

BEIRUT (AP) — An airstrike on a rebel-held village in northern Syria on Tuesday killed at least nine people, including an entire family, Syrian opposition activists said. The strike ...

As ethnic violence persists in Congo, many fleeing to Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan official says hundreds of Congolese have fled to the East African nation in recent days to escape deadly ethnic-based fighting. Gerald Menya, commiss...

UN: Most Sudan rebels and neighbors back Darfur peace hope

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say most rebel groups and all of Sudan’s neighbors except Libya support the peace process in Darfur but local security incidents in that troubled western region have...

Guaidó meets with allies pointing to Venezuela terror links

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó joined leaders from the United States and Latin America in condemning President Nicolás Maduro as a promoter of terrorism as he tried M...

Protests or not, politics and Olympics are intertwined

More than a half-century later, Tommie Smith and John Carlos are cemented into Olympic lore — their names enshrined in the Olympic Hall of Fame in the United States, their portrait an indelible fixtur...

Sri Lanka to treat war-missing as dead, issue certificates

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president has decided that tens of thousands of people still missing from the country's quarter-century civil war will be formally declared dead and death certifi...

Myanmar probe: Security forces likely committed war crimes:

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — An independent commission established by Myanmar's government has concluded there are reasons to believe that security forces committed war crimes in counterinsurgency operat...

UK looks to fast-growing Africa for trade ties after Brexit

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson t outed the U.K. as an ideal business partner for Africa on Monday as the U.K. prepares for post-Brexit dealings with the world. B...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

AP FACT CHECK: Distortion in Trump's impeachment defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first formal response to impeachment charges, President Donald Trump misrepresented the testimony of a key witness who described an exchange of favors in the Ukraine matter. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2020. There are 346 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 20, 20...

Israel building underground defense system on Lebanon border

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military said it began construction of an underground defense system Sunday along its northern frontier with Lebanon to protect against cross-border tunnels. ...

Germany hosts Libya summit in bid to curb military meddling

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is bringing together the key players in Libya’s long-running civil war in a bid to curb foreign military meddling, solidify a cease-fire and help relaunch a political process to ...