Mutual defense pact between North Korea and Russia raises new questions, but it’s far...

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BANGKOK (AP) — A new mutual-defense pact signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un commits each country to...

Treason trial of Russian American woman opens as tensions rise between Washington and Moscow

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MOSCOW (AP) — The trial of a Russian American dual citizen whom Russia accuses of treason opened on Thursday as tensions rise between Washington...

Germany arrests a man accused of standing by to carry out attacks for the...

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BERLIN (AP) — An Iraqi man who is accused of standing by to carry out attacks for the Islamic State group after he arrived...

Swedish court acquits former Syrian army general accused of role in war crimes

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) —A Swedish court on Thursday acquitted a former Syrian army general accused of playing a role in war crimes in his...

Russia hammers Ukraine’s power grid again and Kyiv’s drones target more enemy oil depots

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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia resumed its aerial pounding of Ukraine’s power grid and Kyiv’s forces again targeted Russian oil facilities with cross-border drone...

Malaysian leader Anwar says China a ‘true friend’ and not to be feared as...

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim on Thursday rejected the notion that China's dominance is to be feared, calling China...

France’s Macron, African leaders push for vaccines for Africa after COVID-19 exposed inequalities

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PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is joining several African leaders on Thursday to kick off a planned $1 billion project to accelerate...

Australia boosting aid to Papua New Guinea for landslide recovery and security

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NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — Australia will provide a further 2 million Australian dollars ($1.3 million) to support reconstruction efforts in Papua New Guinea after...

Bank of England expected to keep main interest rate at 16-year high of 5.25%...

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LONDON (AP) — Any hopes the governing Conservative Party may have of the Bank of England cutting its main interest rate from a 16-year...

Illegally brewed liquor kills at least 34 with dozens hospitalized in southern India

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NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 34 people have died and dozens hospitalized after drinking illegally brewed liquor in the southern Indian state of...