Oil tankers ‘go dark’ off Venezuela to evade US sanctions

MIAMI (AP) — In May, after pulling out of a Chinese shipyard for repairs, a giant oil tanker set out on a perilous journey. Dialing in “Caribbean” on a mandatory tracking system, the...

UN chief: Terrorists strengthen foothold in Africa’s Sahel

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that terrorist groups have strengthened their foothold across Africa’s Sahel region, which is experiencing escalating violence. ...

Germany, France, UK, condemn North Korean missile launches

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Germany, France and Britain are strongly condemning the dozen sets of ballistic missile launches by North Korea since May and are urging Pyongyang to engage in “meaningful negoti...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 12 The Los Angeles Times on the U.S. Supreme Court hearing on efforts to overturn the Deferred...

Thunberg, teen climate activist, leaves US aboard catamaran

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has left North America to begin her return trip across the Atlantic aboard a 48-foot (15-meter) catamaran sailboat whose passengers inc...

UN: Al-Shabab remains 'potent threat' in Somalia and region

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Al-Shabab extremists in Somalia remain "a potent threat" to regional peace and are now manufacturing home-made explosives, expanding their revenue sources and infiltrating govern...

Teen climate activist is leaving US, setting sail for Spain

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg will soon leave North America and sail across the Atlantic in a 48-foot (15-meter) catamaran sailboat. Greta Thunberg...

UN: Al-Shabab remains 'potent threat' in Somalia and region

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say al-Shabab extremists in Somalia remain "a potent threat" to regional peace and are manufacturing home-made explosives, expanding their revenue sources and infilt...

Morales' exit stymies comeback for Latin America's left

The sudden resignation of Bolivia's Evo Morales sent shockwaves throughout Latin America, where the indigenous leader had been the last survivor among a wave of leftist leaders swept to power two deca...

US held nearly 70,000 migrant kids in custody in 2019

COMAYAGUA, Honduras (AP) — The 3-year-old girl traveled for weeks cradled in her father's arms, as he set out to seek asylum in the United States. Now she won't even look at him. Aft...

US held record number of migrant kids in custody in 2019

COMAYAGUA, Honduras (AP) — The 3-year-old girl traveled for weeks cradled in her father's arms, as he set out to seek asylum in the United States. Now she won't even look at him. Aft...

Taiwan's GDP expected to grow 2.45% in 2020: think tank

On the back of expectations of eased trade tension between the United States and China, Taiwan, an export- oriented economy, is likely to see its gross domestic product (GDP) growing 2.45 percent in 2...

North Korea assails US, South Korea and UN nuclear agency

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea is accusing the United States of "political and military provocations" and South Korea of "double-dealing behavior." North Korea's U.N. Ambassador K...

Uber CEO walks back comment on Saudi writer's slaying

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi caused a backlash by calling the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi "a mistake" in an interview with Axios on HBO Khosrows...

UN watchdog: Iran's violations of nuclear deal increasing

VIENNA (AP) — The United Nations' nuclear watchdog reported Monday that its inspectors have discovered uranium particles of a man-made origin "at a location in Iran not declared to the agency." ...