Pompeo meets Panama's president about Venezuela, Nicaragua

PANAMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is meeting with Panama's president to discuss the situations in Venezuela and Nicaragua. Political unrest and economic problems...

Haitians protest alleged misuse of PetroCaribe funds

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of people across Haiti are protesting the alleged misuse of funds from an oil assistance program created by Venezuela. Protesters blocked roads ...

Kanye West meets Uganda's president, gifts pair of sneakers

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kanye West handed Uganda's president a pair of his autographed sneakers during a visit to the East African nation in which the rapper is said to be recording music in a tent. ...

AP Was There: Smith and Carlos protest during 1968 Olympics

MEXICO CITY (AP) — By the time they reached Mexico City in October 1968, Tommie Smith and John Carlos were representing a country being torn apart. The Vietnam War, the assassination...

Zimbabwe faces its worst economic crisis in a decade

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — As Zimbabwe plunges into its worst economic crisis in a decade, gas lines are snaking for hours, prices are spiking and residents goggle as the new government insists that the ...

Remains from 1908 Springfield race riots to be excavated

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Archaeological work could begin this fall on the remains of seven homes destroyed during the 1908 race riots in Springfield, Illinois — deadly unrest that precipitated the cre...

Bahrain's House of Representatives approves value-added tax

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain's House of Representatives has approved a bill allowing for value-added tax to be collected, sending it onto the National Assembly's upper chamber, the Shura...

Cameroon votes as separatists pose a threat; Biya win likely

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Polls are opening in Cameroon as Africa's oldest leader is widely expected to win another term, while separatists threaten to disrupt the election and many people who have fle...

Nobel prize for Congo surgeon exposes region's deadly threat

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a Congolese surgeon brings rare global attention to a region surging for decades with rebel conflict that now threatens efforts to contain ...

Chicago verdict comes 4 years after Laquan McDonald's death

CHICAGO (AP) — Four years after he fired 16 bullets into a black teenager, three years after dashcam video of the shooting was released and three weeks after his murder trial began, Jason Van Dyke's t...

The Latest: At UN, Nicaragua denounced attempted 'coup'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Nicaragua's foreign minister says his country has resisted an ...

China prepares for possible protests ahead of National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As China prepares to celebrate its national holiday on Oct. 1st, media sources have reported that party leadership at the Zhongnanhai complex in Beijing are preparing...

Congo boycotts 2 UN events because it wasn't consulted

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Congo is boycotting two planned U.N. events focusing on the central African nation because it was not consulted on the agenda or expected outcome, the president's top adviser sai...

World Bank report warns Gaza Strip economy is in 'free fall

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Gaza Strip's economy is in "free fall," a report from the World Bank warned Tuesday, calling for urgent action by Israel and the international community to avoid "immediate collap...

Race central to Chicago case, even if jury doesn't hear it

CHICAGO (AP) — The jury in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with first-degree murder in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald has heard very little about race. ...