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5.0 magnitude earthquake shakes eastern Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — A 5.0 magnitude earthquake shook Van province in eastern Turkey late Sunday. Turkey’s AFAD emergency and disaster authority said the quake struck 18.6 kilometers (11....

Sea feud with China flares as Marcos prepares for presidency

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government announced Tuesday a new diplomatic protest against China over disputes in the South China Sea, a long-thorny issue that has flared anew as the next...

Rival Libya leader says he has no plans to rule from Tripoli

SIRTE, Libya (AP) — One of Libya’s rival prime ministers told The Associated Press that he has no immediate plans to rule from the capital of Tripoli, after his attempted move there last week sparked ...

Hungary's Orban meets pope with Ukraine war as backdrop

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday as the war in Ukraine and the millions of refugees it has created cast a shadow over two lead...

In Iran, Russia's war on Ukraine is a political flash point

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — During its 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran embraced the protest cry of “neither East nor West,” rejecting both the U.S. and the Soviet Union, then locked in the Cold War. The phrase ...

14 arrested after communal violence in Indian capital

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in India’s capital have arrested 14 people after communal violence broke out during a Hindu religious procession, leaving several injured, local media reported Sunday. ...

'First Lady' drama spotlights Roosevelt, Ford, Obama spouses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The First Lady” presents three influential women, three acclaimed actors playing them, and a century of history encompassing wars, presidential scandal and America's stubborn gende...

In France's election, a meaty issue unites Jews and Muslims

PARIS (AP) — As she cooks lunch and talks politics, Sarah Gutmann has a nasty feeling — of would-be French president Marine Le Pen invading the privacy of her home and meddling with her Jewish faith a...

Powerful 5.2 magnitude earthquake hits eastern Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — A powerful earthquake hit eastern Turkey on Saturday but no casualties or serious damage were immediately reported, the country's disaster service said. The 5.2 magni...

China ship shadows research vessel, Filipino scientists wary

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Chinese coast guard ship last month maneuvered for days near a research vessel deployed by Philippine and Taiwanese scientists to undertake a crucial survey of undersea fa...

Hungary's Orban popular at home, isolated abroad after win

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — As Hungary’s nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban prepares to continue his autocratic governance of Hungary for another four years, he faces a shattered opposition at home ...

Indian scholars, activists criticize school hijab ban ruling

NEW DELHI (AP) — A recent court ruling upholding a ban on Muslim students wearing head coverings in schools has sparked criticism from constitutional scholars and rights activists who say that judicia...

Fossil fuel backers overshadow climate change talks in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A flurry of summits this week across Dubai addressed the threat of climate change, or at least acknowledged that a pivot away from fossil fuels toward cleaner source...

GOP defections thwart some of conservatives' plans in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Key conservative initiatives are likely to fail in Kansas this year because a few Republicans are breaking with the rest of the Legislature's veto-proof GOP supermajorities. ...

Hungary's Orban criticized for 'neutrality' in Ukraine war

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Widely seen as Russian President Vladimir Putin's closest ally in the European Union, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has sought to assert Hungary's neutrality in the wa...