International News

Hungary’s president re-elected for 5-year term

By PABLO GORONDI, Associated Press BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's president has been re-elected by lawmakers for a five-year term in the second round of voting in parliament. Janos Ader, nominated by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's governing Fidesz party, on Monday defeated Laszlo ...

Report: Park’s advisers offer to resign after her ouster

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The senior advisers to ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye offered to resign on Monday, news reports said, three days after the country's Constitutional Court formally ended her rule over a corruption scandal. Park, whose ...

Dutch PM Rutte seeks to de-escalate tensions with Turkey

By MIKE CORDER and RAF CASERT, Associated Press ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — After an unprecedented diplomatic fight between the Netherlands and Turkey, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Sunday he would seek to control the damage caused by the weekend incidents when he prevented two ...

Ousted S. Korea leader arrives back home, expresses defiance

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye expressed defiance toward the corruption allegations against her as she vacated the presidential palace and returned to her home on Sunday, two days after the Constitutional Court ...

15 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide

By ELIAS MESERET, Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A landslide swept through a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, killing at least 15 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as officials vowed to relocate those who called the landfill ...

Libya’s deepening split finds battleground at oil terminals

By BRIAN ROHAN, Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds if not thousands of armed men are converging on Libya's main oil shipping terminals, which the rival powers in the country's east and west are fighting to control in a battle being watched by global oil markets. The struggle for the Ras ...

Despite poaching, South Africa plans for rhino horn trade

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's government is moving ahead with plans to allow a domestic trade and limited export of rhino horns, alarming many international conservationists who believe rhinos will be more vulnerable to poachers after a record ...

Egypt archaeologists discover massive statue in Cairo slum

By BRIAN ROHAN, Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Archaeologists in Egypt discovered a massive statue in a Cairo slum that may be of Ramses II, one of the country's most famous and longest ruling ancient pharaohs. The colossus, a large portion of whose head was pulled from mud and groundwater ...

Court unanimously ousts South Korea’s leader for corruption

By HYUNG-JIN KIM and FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's Constitutional Court removed impeached President Park Geun-hye from office in a unanimous ruling Friday over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into political turmoil and worsened an ...

Putin hails Russia-Turkey ties as he hosts Syria talks

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin hailed the close ties between the Russian and Turkey militaries on Friday as he hosted Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks about Syria. Russia and Turkey co-brokered a cease-fire in December that ...

Prosecutor: Suspect in boy’s death admits to 2 killings

By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — A 19-year-old man arrested in the death of a neighbor's boy has admitted to killing the child and a 22-year-old acquaintance, citing frustration over a rejected bid to join the German army and the recent loss of his internet connection, ...

Belgian police question 2 in terror financing probe

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities say that they have detained two people after launching raids in two locations in connection with a terror financing probe. Federal prosecutors said the two were picked up during the searches in the Brussels suburb of Anderlecht and the city of Ghent. Both ...

Hungarian leader defends new asylum law criticized by UN

By PABLO GORONDI, Associated Press BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister on Friday defended a new refugee law that was criticized by the United Nations and human rights groups. The new rules allow for the detention of all asylum-seekers, including unaccompanied minors older ...

China looks ahead to fall party congress, leadership changes

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — As if any reminder were needed, delegates to China's ceremonial parliament were repeatedly told in no uncertain terms this week what job No. 1 is: "Follow the leadership of the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its ...

A look at S. Korea’s looming presidential impeachment verdict

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye finds out Friday whether a court will remove her from office over a corruption scandal or allow her to complete her term. A look at the consequences of both possible decisions ahead of the ...

China says it followed law in approving 38 Trump trademarks

By ERIKA KINETZ, Associated Press SHANGHAI (AP) — China on Thursday defended its handling of 38 trademarks it recently approved provisionally for President Donald Trump, saying it followed the law in processing the applications at a pace that some experts view as unusually quick. Democrats ...

Tusk seen gathering ‘overwhelming support’ for top EU job

By GEIR MOULSON and RAF CASERT, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — Donald Tusk has "overwhelming support" to retain one of the European Union's top jobs Thursday, despite staunch opposition from the government of his native Poland, the EU leader overseeing the election process said. Maltese ...

Lego sees record revenue as demand grows globally

By JAN M. OLSEN, Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish toy maker Lego says its famous colored building blocks were in high demand in most regions last year, helping its full year revenue grow 6 percent to 37.9 billion kroner ($5.4 billion), the highest figure in the company's ...

At least 22 dead as fire ravages youth shelter in Guatemala

By JOSE LOPEZ and SONIA PEREZ D., Associated Press SAN JOSE PINULA, Guatemala (AP) — The trouble started with a mass escape. Dozens of teens held in an overcrowded state-run shelter on the outskirts of Guatemala's capital flooded through the gates Tuesday evening, most only to be caught and ...

US moves parts of controversial missile defense to SKorea

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. missile launchers and other equipment needed to set up a controversial missile defense system have arrived in South Korea, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said Tuesday, a day after North Korea test-launched four ...