South Korea imposes new sanctions on the North

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea added several North Korean groups and individuals to its sanctions list Monday in a largely symbolic move that is part of efforts to cut off funding for the...

Thailand welcomes easing of EU political sanctions

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military junta has welcomed the European Union's decision to ease political sanctions imposed against it for overthrowing an elected government in 2014. Tha...

Thousands of Russian private contractors fighting in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — Before he was killed by a sniper in Syria at age 23, Ivan Slyshkin wrote a poignant message on social media to his fiancee: "We will see each other soon — and I will hold you as tight as...

Russian Olympic Committee approves competing as neutrals

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Olympic Committee has formally given its blessing for the country's athletes to compete under a neutral flag at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games. Under Intern...

South Korea edges North Korea 1-0 at East Asian Championship

TOKYO (AP) — South Korea got the better of North Korea on the soccer field on Tuesday, winning 1-0 at the East Asian Championship. North Korea defender Ri Yong Chol scored an own-goa...

UN: Tensions over North Korea worsen rights violations

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief says North Korea's leadership has cracked down on human rights by further restricting movements and making "horrific" prison conditions more severe am...

Reactor plan investor denies Flynn inauguration texts

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nuclear reactor investment firm that once hired Michael Flynn as a security adviser is denying a report from a congressional whistleblower that Flynn sent text messages during Pres...

3 more Russians appeal against Olympic doping bans

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Three more Russian athletes, including an Olympic silver medalist, have filed appeals at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against their sanctions for doping at the 2014 ...

HSBC says US officials will dismiss criminal charges

LONDON (AP) — HSBC says the U.S. Department of Justice will ask a court to dismiss deferred criminal charges against the London-based bank in recognition of its efforts to strengthen safeguards agains...

American diplomat: US looks to counter Iran in post-war Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — As Iraq emerges from three years of war with the Islamic State group, the U.S. is looking to roll back the influence of neighboring Iran and help the central government resolve its disp...

Venezuela's socialists romp to victory in mayoral elections

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's ruling socialists swept nearly all the races for mayors across the country, and President Nicolas Maduro is now threatening to ban key opposition parties from fut...

South Korea imposes new sanctions on North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it has added several North Korean groups and individuals to its sanctions list as part of efforts to cut off funding for the North weapons programs. ...

Venezuela's mayoral elections reveals opposition turmoil

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans will choose hundreds of mayors on Sunday in elections pitting candidates backed by President Nicolas Maduro against a fractured opposition still bruised by a poor...

US wants world to isolate North Korea, so what's that mean?

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador recently urged the world to sever diplomatic ties with North Korea, she was sketchy on the details: Should all embassies close? How abou...

Japan beats North Korea 1-0 amid tense backdrop

TOKYO (AP) — Japan beat North Korea 1-0 Saturday in the East Asian Championship amid serious tensions between the two nations. There were doubts the game could even go ahead against ...