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US sues casino mogul Steve Wynn over relationship with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued longtime Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn on Tuesday to compel him to register as a foreign agent because of lobbying work it says he performed at the be...

NATO membership: Turkey outlines demands on Finland and Sweden

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Sunday outlined demands for Finland and Sweden which seek membership in NATO in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Speaking with Turkish r...

As others are blocked, Colombians reach US through Mexico

NEW YORK (AP) — When his cellphone and computer accessories business was hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, Alvaro started thinking about leaving Colombia for the U.S. The 55-year-ol...

Exiled ex-Ecuador president doesn't exclude political return

BRUSSELS (AP) — Former Ecuador president Rafael Correa said the political asylum he has been granted in Belgium is proof he is persecuted by his country's authorities and did not rule out a return to ...

N Macedonia's fugitive ex-PM convicted of party funds abuse

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A court in North Macedonia on Thursday convicted the country's fugitive former prime minister, Nikola Gruevski, of using his conservative party's funds to enrich himself...

Turkey's intelligence agency abducts arms dealer in Ukraine

Nuri Bozkir is a man who many believe poses a threat to the Turkish president. The abducted arms dealer is viewed as one of the few people who could unveil systematic wrongdoing by the Turkish governm...

Sole survivor says others tried to cling to capsized vessel

MIAMI (AP) — The sole survivor of a capsized boat found near Florida’s coast says at least 15 other migrants tried to cling to the overturned vessel but couldn't hold on, some desperat...

Newspaper editorial urges Canadians to take concerted stand against China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Toronto Star on Monday (Dec. 20) published an editorial calling on Canadians to make a more concerted effort to stand up to China. In the article, titled “Our col...

Cuban dissident Yunior Garcia flies to Spain

A leading activist who had been a vocal backer of anti-government protests in Cuba unexpectedly left the country and flew to Spain, a Spanish government spokesman confirmed on Wednesday. Yunior Garci...

5 Eritrea women's U-20 soccer players go missing in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Five players on the Eritrea women's under-20 soccer team went missing Tuesday from a hotel in Uganda during a regional tournament, police and organizers said. ...

Muslims recall questionable detentions that followed 9/11

WASHINGTON (AP) — Around New York City in the weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, as an eerie quiet settled over ground zero, South Asian and Arab men started vanishing. Soon, more tha...

Belarus men holed up in Swedish embassy one year on

"If we had known it would take this long, we would have considered a different option, though you don't know if that would have been an improvement," says Vladislav Kusnetshik. For the p...

Chinese tycoon's companies pay $539M in US securities case

NEW YORK (AP) — Three companies linked to a Chinese businessman who is a prominent critic of his country’s ruling Communist Party have agreed to pay $539 million to settle charges they conducted an il...

Meet an Afghan who returned from space with a message of peace

As a child, Abdul Ahad Mohmand says he dreamed of flying, but he never imagined he would one day visit outer space. He was born in 1959 in Sardeh, a remote village south of Kabul. In 1988, he would b...

Haiti faces uncertain future as mourning first lady returns

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's political future on Sunday grew murkier after the surprise return of first lady Martine Moïse, who was released from a hospital in Miami where she was treated for ...