International News

Amnesty urges ‘war crimes’ probe on UAE-run prisons in Yemen

By SAMY MAGDY, Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group on Thursday called for an investigation into alleged disappearances, torture and possible deaths in detention facilities run by the United Arab Emirates and its allied militias in southern Yemen as potential war ...

US judge refuses to halt extradition of Lithuanian ex-judge

By MICHAEL TARM, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) — A former Lithuanian lawmaker appeared close to fainting in a Chicago federal courtroom Thursday as a judge refused to halt her extradition to her homeland, where she faces charges stemming from her claims about the existence of a ring ...

With V-for-Victory signs rescued Thai boys celebrate freedom

By STEPHEN WRIGHT and KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA, Associated Press MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — As ecstatic relatives watched and waved from behind a glass barrier, the 12 boys and their coach rescued from deep within a flooded cave in Thailand made the V-for-Victory sign Wednesday from their beds in a ...

Trump claims Germany ‘controlled’ by Russia, Merkel differs

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — President Donald Trump barreled into a NATO summit Wednesday with claims that a natural gas pipeline deal has left Germany "totally controlled" and "captive to Russia" as he lobbed fresh complaints about allies' ...

Neo-Nazi trial puts spotlight on fate of migrants in Germany

By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press MUNICH (AP) — A German court found the main defendant guilty on Wednesday in a string of neo-Nazi killings more than a decade ago — a high-profile trial that raised fresh questions about the treatment of migrants at a time when Germany is grappling with ...

Chinese find suggests human relatives left Africa earlier

By EMILIANO RODRIGUEZ MEGA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Stone tools recovered from an excavation in China suggest that our evolutionary forerunners trekked out of Africa earlier than we thought. Until now, the oldest evidence of human-like creatures outside Africa came from 1.8 ...

Bigger is better? NATO opens up to Macedonia as rifts linger

By JAMEY KEATEN and LORNE COOK, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO has invited Macedonia to start membership talks, a step toward adding its 30th member despite Russia's objection and a show of unity at a time of growing discord between the Trump administration and Europe. The invitation ...

No shove, but Trump body language speaks to frosty relations

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — He didn't shove anyone this time, but President Donald Trump's body language during NATO events Wednesday suggested his relationships with key U.S. allies aren't exactly buddy-buddy. Trump started the day with a ...

After daring rescue, entire Thai soccer team out of cave

By KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA and STEPHEN WRIGHT, Associated Press MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — "Everyone is safe." With those three words posted on Facebook the daring rescue mission to extricate 12 boys and their soccer coach from the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in Thailand came to a close ...

Trump lands in Europe, says Putin ‘easiest’ of his meetings

By JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — With Europe's wary eyes upon him, President Donald Trump launched a weeklong trip there on Tuesday with harsh criticism for NATO allies and predicted the "easiest" leg of his journey would be his scheduled sit-down with ...