AP Explains: How new criminal laws threaten Nepal journalism

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Journalists in Nepal are demanding changes to new criminal and civil codes they say undermine freedom of speech and expression. The laws that took effect last...

Turkey arrests Austrian national for alleged terror links

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's official news agency says an Austrian national has been arrested for alleged terror links. Anadolu Agency reported Friday that writer Max Zirngast — referrin...

Reckoning with loss of homes, livelihoods after Florence

SPRING LAKE, N.C. (AP) — With Florence's floodwaters receding in some places and still menacing others, tired and waterlogged North Carolinians are finally getting a chance to take stock of the destru...

China distances children from families to subdue Muslim west

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Chinese government has turned four of Meripet's children into orphans, even though she and her husband are alive. The kids were left with their grandmother when t...

UN chief urges pardon for 2 journalists jailed in Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he hopes Myanmar's government will pardon "as quickly as possible" two Reuters journalists jailed on charges of possessing state secr...

Hungary: Court cuts Syrian's sentence over migrant riot

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian appeals court has lowered to five years from seven the prison sentence of a Syrian man convicted of entering Hungary illegally and of complicity in throwing rocks ...

The Latest: Moon departs North Korea after summit with Kim

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 4 p.m. Sout...

Lawmaker: US Senate, staff targeted by state-backed hackers

Foreign government hackers continue to target the personal email accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and the Senate's security office has refused to defend them, a lawmaker says. ...

Women supporting Kavanaugh find themselves in storm's center

NEW YORK (AP) — It started as a series of phone calls among old high-school friends and ended up embroiling 65 women in the firestorm over a sexual assault allegation that could shape the Supreme Cour...

Women supporting Kavanaugh find themselves in storm's center

NEW YORK (AP) — It started as a series of phone calls among old high-school friends and ended up embroiling 65 women in the firestorm over a sexual assault allegation that could shape the Supreme Cour...

Maria's death toll climbed long after rain stopped

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Disabled and elderly people were discharged from overwhelmed hospitals with bedsores that led to fatal infections. Medical oxygen ran out. People caught lung infections in...

How 65 women came to Kavanaugh's defense in matter of hours

NEW YORK (AP) — It started as a series of phone calls among old high-school friends and ended up embroiling 65 women in the firestorm over a sexual assault allegation that could shape the Supreme Cour...

How 65 women came to Kavanaugh's defense in matter of hours

NEW YORK (AP) — It started as a series of phone calls among old high-school friends and ended up embroiling 65 women in the firestorm over a sexual assault allegation that could shape the Supreme Cour...

Azerbaijan loses defamation case against French journalists

PARIS (AP) — An appeals court has upheld a lower court decision throwing out a case brought by the country of Azerbaijan which accused two French journalists of defamation for calling the country a "d...

AP Analysis: In North and South Korea, 2 views of summit

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — AP bureau chiefs Eric Talmadge in Pyongyang and Foster Klug in Seoul report on the two countries' views of this week's summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and ...