Philippine activists say detainee's treatment was cruel

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine left-wing groups on Friday criticized the treatment of a detained activist who was allowed by a Manila court to attend her baby’s burial but was forced to wear ha...

Putin proposes yearlong extension of nuclear pact with US

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday made a strong call to save the last existing nuclear arms control pact between his country and the United States, proposing to extend it at lea...

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Priest gets federal prison for breaking into Navy base

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A 71-year-old Roman Catholic priest has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for breaking into a Navy submarine base in Georgia with a group protesting nuclear weapons...

24 indicted in probe of white supremacist prison gang

HOUSTON (AP) — Twenty-four people, including alleged members of a white supremacist prison gang, have been indicted in federal courts in Texas, Kentucky and Mississippi on charges related to shootings...

Nagorno-Karabakh volunteers get weapons as clashes intensify

MARTUNI, Nagorno-Karabakh (AP) — As the fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces rages on in the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, its residents are joining volunteer squads to defend ...

Former roommate of accused Capital One hacker sentenced

SEATTLE (AP) — The former roommate of a woman accused of hacking Capital One banking company and at least 30 other organizations has been sentenced to four years in prison for illegally possessing fir...

Over 5,600 Afghan families displaced by fighting in south

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (AP) — Renewed fighting in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province between Taliban insurgents and government forces has forced more than 5,600 families to flee their homes, lo...

US has altered its Taiwan arms sales policy: Military analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Derek Grossman, a senior defense analyst at the Washington, D.C.-based think tank RAND Corporation, believes the U.S. has significantly changed its policy on arms sales to...

Launching the AOC Masters Tournament for VALORANT – join the action

Epic esports event will see teams pitting their skills against each other to capture the regional final prize pool of US$40,000 up for grabs in the grand final set for December HONG KONG, CHINA - M...

Russia vows to 'respond in kind' to EU sanctions on Putin aides

The European Union implemented sanctions on Thursday against six individuals and one organization over the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and violations of the UN arms embargo i...

North Korea’s charm offensive

During his October 10 speech marking the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was moved to tears. After thanking the country'...

A popular Ardern poised to win 2nd term in New Zealand vote

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — In the final days of campaigning before New Zealand holds an election on Saturday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is being greeted like a rock star. Hun...

UN envoy says ex-combatants in Colombia being killed

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Colombia called Wednesday for improved protection for former combatants who continue to be killed “in alarming numbers,” and he complained of rising violence a...

Top Russian diplomat skeptical about nuclear pact extension

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top diplomat voiced doubt Wednesday that Moscow and Washington could negotiate an extension of their last arms control pact still standing, even as the United States offered a m...