Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:59:50 GMT
A Hong Kong court has sentenced democracy activist Joshua Wong to three months in jail in a contempt case stemming from the 2014 "Umbrella Movement" protests.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:52:13 GMT
A 15-year-old qualifier and the No. 4-seeded Elina Svitolina were among three Ukrainian women who had matches starting simultaneously Wednesday and all progressed to the third round of the Australian Open.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:25:39 GMT
Activist Nyo Tun spent 10 years as a political prisoner locked away by Myanmar's military in the notorious Insein prison, where he endured beatings and other cruelty for his efforts to bring democracy.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:45:00 GMT
The new U.S. Embassy in London, criticized last week by President Donald Trump as too expensive and poorly located, opened its doors to the public Tuesday for the first time.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:24:43 GMT
A smiling Pope Francis drew a big crowd at an outdoor Mass in the Chilean capital Tuesday during the first full day of his six-day visit to Chile and Peru.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:21:03 GMT
Federal and local authorities in Puerto Rico say they will implement "broken windows" policing to fight a surge in killings this month across the U.S. territory.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:12:35 GMT
A judge is urging jurors in a criminal negligence trial stemming from a 2013 derailment that killed 47 people in Quebec to try once more to reach unanimous verdicts after they told him they had come to an impasse.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:12:26 GMT
Former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa is leaving the political party that helped cement his rise to power in the latest squabble with the man he chose to succeed him and continue his "Citizens' Revolution."
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:29:24 GMT
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he believes war over North Korea's nuclear weapons is avoidable — but he's worried and "not yet sure that peace is guaranteed."
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:35:00 GMT
Kim Jong Un’s rumored ex-girlfriend and the leader of the regime’s only all-girl music group appeared at the meeting between the North and the South on Monday — one of the few images of Hyon Song Wol in public after years of speculation she was executed by the despot’s firing squad.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:33:13 GMT
Seven people have been confirmed dead in a military helicopter crash in northern Colombia.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:44:06 GMT
Yemen's prime minister has called on the Saudi-led coalition allied with his government to deposit $1 billion in the central bank to save the local currency from "complete collapse."
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:42:04 GMT
The Latest on U.S. allies from the Korean War discussing the nuclear threat from North Korea (all times local): 9:40 a.m.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:25:04 GMT
German prosecutors say an Afghan migrant held in the fatal stabbing of his 15-year-old ex-girlfriend is now suspected of murder after investigations showed he acted with "guile."
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:16:54 GMT
Hundreds of people have taken to the streets in Sudan's capital to protest against rising bread prices after the government's devaluation of the local currency.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:01:04 GMT
Officials in Venezuela confirm that a rebellious police officer who led a brazen attack in Caracas last year was among seven killed in a shootout with armed forces.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:58:25 GMT
There seems to be no going back for Mahmoud Abbas after the Palestinian leader cursed and ridiculed President Donald Trump and his aides in a pugnacious speech — a very public break with the 82-year-old's long-standing efforts to cultivate Washington's goodwill as the sole pathway to Palestinian statehood.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:56:11 GMT
A London man who talked about forming "a death squad sent by Allah" has gone on trial for allegedly plotting a series of attacks in the British capital.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:54:00 GMT
Nigeria has released 244 people suspected to have been part of Boko Haram who officials said are “repentant” after undergoing rehabilitation. Meanwhile, the group says girls in captivity vow to never return home.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:46:28 GMT
Ethiopian Airlines says it has finalized an agreement with Zambia to re-launch the southern African country's national carrier.