Bloomberg vows steadfast commitment to US aid for Israel

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Bloomberg on Sunday made his case for the presidency to fellow Jewish Americans, vowing not to revisit U.S. aid to Israel -- an approach that contrasts Bloomberg with several o...

Peruvians choose new lawmakers to replace ousted Congress

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra urged citizens to “show love” for their country and vote Sunday for a new slate of legislators nearly four months after his polemical decision to d...

Iraqi protesters defy top cleric and return to the streets

BAGHDAD (AP) — Hundreds of anti-government protesters flooded the streets of Iraq's capital and southern provinces on Sunday, defying a powerful Iraqi religious leader who recently withdrew his suppor...

Trial highlights: Transcript talk, handshakes for defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lawyers on Saturday argued a robust version of one of his favorite phrases to tweet: “Read the transcript!” It was the first day of defens...

Israel's Gantz to meet Trump before peace plan unveiling

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's chief political rival confirmed Saturday he has accepted President Donald Trump's invitation to Washington, and will meet the president bef...

Jamal Khashoggi doc 'The Dissident' lands at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A searing documentary about the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khassoggi made its anticipated debut at the Sundance Film Festival, unveiling a detailed investigation...

Senate floor belongs to Trump team as defense case opens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The floor of the Senate now belongs to President Donald Trump's lawyers as they push the Republican-led chamber for his impeachment acquittal on charges that he abused his power and ...

Iraq protest tents set ablaze after cleric withdraws support

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's anti-government protests were dealt a blow after a powerful Shiite cleric withdrew his support from the movement, leading security forces to set fire to protesters' tents overnig...

Brazilian tennis player banned for life for match-fixing

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Joao Olavo Soares de Souza of Brazil has been banned for life and fined $200,000 by the International Tennis Federation after being found guilty of match-fixing and corrupt...

Trump's idea of executive power is also impeachment defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has always been a man of absolutes. Something is the best or the worst, a person is a winner or a total loser, an event has never happened before, eve...

Senate floor belongs to Trump team as defense case opens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The floor of the U.S. Senate now belongs to President Donald Trump's lawyers as they push the Republican-led chamber for an acquittal on charges that he abused his power and obstruct...

Lebanon at a crossroads after 100 days of protests

BEIRUT (AP) — When Nazih Khalaf heard that protests were taking place Oct. 17 in Lebanon’s capital over government plans to impose new taxes, he was just returning from south of Beirut where he’d been...

Pompeo heads to Ukraine next week as impeachment winds down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Ukraine next week, making his first trip to the country at the heart of President Donald Trump's impeachment. As Trump's S...

Syrians launch symbolic 'one-pound' campaign to lift morale

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — With Syria's currency hitting record lows, a nationwide symbolic campaign has been launched by merchants, barbers, supermarkets and even gyms in the war-torn country to support...

Amid scandal, 'Africa's richest woman' sells European assets

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The billionaire daughter of a former African leader is shedding some of her investments in Europe after she came under official investigation for alleged money-laundering and ...