International News

No electronics on some US-bound jets from Mideast, Africa

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and DAVID KOENIG, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is ordering passengers on nonstop, U.S.-bound flights from a handful of mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries to pack electronic devices other than cellphones in their checked ...

Martin McGuinness, Irish rebel turned politician, dies at 66

By SHAWN POGATCHNIK, Associated Press DUBLIN (AP) — Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army commander who led his underground paramilitary movement toward reconciliation with Britain, died Tuesday, his Sinn Fein party announced. He was 66. Turning from rebel to peacemaker, McGuinness ...

Thailand’s coin-eating turtle dies of blood poisoning

By KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA, Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Tourists in eastern Thailand used to toss coins at a green sea turtle that lived in a pond in eastern Thailand, wishing for luck and longevity. But swallowing the shiny tidbits turned out to be a death sentence for the reptile. After ...

S. Korea prosecutors grill Park over corruption allegations

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors grilled the country's just-ousted president on Tuesday in a long-awaited investigation of corruption allegations that ended her rule and now threaten to put her in jail. The questioning of Park Geun-hye ...

Norway: South Sudan crisis is man-made, government must act

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's foreign minister says South Sudan's leaders have inflicted a massive humanitarian crisis on the population threatened by a famine, adding that a stop in fighting in the civil war is needed urgently. Borge Brende says South Sudan is "one of the world's ...

Tiger crushed to death in bungled rescue in north India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian conservation authorities are investigating the death of a tiger that was crushed by an earthmover in a bungled operation by rescue workers to move the animal back to a wildlife park in northern India. Officials from the National Tiger Conservation Authority on Tuesday ...

UK police simulate Thames hijacking in anti-terror exercise

LONDON (AP) — British police in inflatable powerboats have boarded a River Thames cruise boat as part of an exercise simulating the hijacking of a tourist vessel in London. The Metropolitan Police force says Sunday's training exercise is designed to test the emergency services' response to ...

Autopsy to learn if Paris airport attacker was drunk or high

By JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — French officials were conducting an autopsy Sunday to determine whether a suspected Islamic extremist was drunk or high on drugs when he took a soldier hostage at Paris' Orly Airport and was shot dead by her fellow patrolmen. The suspect, ...

Tillerson lauds China-US contacts in meeting with leader Xi

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The United States is looking forward to the first meeting between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday, on the final day of a swing through Asia dominated by ...

Candy, makeup, K-pop get doused amid China’s ire over THAAD

By YOUKYUNG LEE and CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The once-cordial ties between South Korea and its biggest trading partner have soured due to the perception that China has targeted businesses, sports teams and culture to protest deployment of an advanced ...