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In reversal, Brazil court reopens case of rainforest park

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After declaring the decision final, a state court backpedaled Monday and reopened a lawsuit that invalidates a protected area in Brazil’s Amazon. The judicial reversal is a setba...

Minnesota primary expected to set Walz, Jensen matchup

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and Republican challenger Scott Jensen, already jousting for months in Minnesota's marquee race for governor, headed into Tuesday's primary expecting easy v...

Protesters block roads in Iraq after third day of power cuts

BAGHDAD (AP) — Demonstrators blocked roads as protests broke out in southern Iraq on Monday after power outages left many without electricity during scorching peak summer heat. Temp...

Troops of Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh clash; 3 killed

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Clashes between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces reignited Wednesday in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, where three soldiers were reported killed. ...

Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijan, Armenia trade blame over renewed clashes

Clashes broke out between Azerbaijani forces and the Karabakh army on Wednesday, leaving at least three people dead. The latest flare of violence has jeopardized a fragile truce in the region, with E...

Threat of protests, violent escalation stirs fears in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands gathered in Baghdad on Monday for a counter-rally called by Iran-backed groups against their rival, an influential cleric whose followers are staging a sit-in inside the Iraqi...

EXPLAINER: What's behind the storming of Iraq's parliament?

BAGHDAD (AP) — The followers of the influential populist Shiite cleric came by the thousands to storm Iraq's parliament. Just as quickly, the protesters dispersed at his command. Mas...

Biden, Xi to hold talks amid new tensions over Taiwan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping will speak Thursday, according to a U.S. official, their first conversation in four months coming amid new tension between Washington and Beijing ...

Taiwan holds drills amid Pelosi visit concern, China tension

Taiwan’s capital staged air raid drills Monday and its military mobilized for routine defense exercises, coinciding with concerns over a forceful Chinese response to a possible visit to the isla...

Taiwan holds drills amid Pelosi visit concern, China tension

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan’s capital staged air raid drills Monday and its military mobilized for routine defense exercises, coinciding with concerns over a forceful Chinese response to a possible visit to...

Air raid drill simulating Chinese attack to held in Taipei today from 1:30-2 pm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A drill simulating a Chinese air attack will be held on Monday (July 25) in northern Taiwan, with air raid sirens going off in other parts of Taiwan through Thursday. T...

East Africa bloc says 50 million face acute food insecurity

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — More than 50 million people across the East African region are expected to face acute food insecurity this year, a regional bloc said Friday, warning that some 300,000 in Somali...

Belarus opposition leader Tsikhanouskaya: Lukashenko seeks to threaten Ukraine

Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has dismissed reports on the alleged secret mobilization effort in Belarus as "a huge imitation of activity." Recent media reports have...

Italy's premier sets conditions to remain in office

ROME (AP) — Premier Mario Draghi challenged his bickering coalition partners Wednesday to decide once and for all if they want to pull together behind him to continue governing Italy after his resigna...

Frequent lockdowns may have contributed to Uvalde tragedy

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Teachers and students at Robb Elementary School knew the safety protocols when an 18-year-old with an AR-15 style rifle entered the building in May. Dozens of times in the previou...