International News

In Sudan, no one is clear on what happens after al-Bashir

By HAMZA HENDAWI, Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — As violent anti-government protests enter their fourth week, Sudan appears headed toward political paralysis, with drawn-out unrest across much of the country and a fractured opposition without a clear idea of what to do if their wish to see ...

US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from Syria

By ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it has started pulling equipment, but not troops, out of Syria as a first step in meeting President Donald Trump's demand for a complete military withdrawal. The Friday announcement fueled concern about ...

Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse expected in Canada

By ROB GILLIES, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — An 18-year-old Saudi runaway who said she was abused and feared death if deported back home was expected to arrive Saturday in Canada, which has granted her asylum. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada would accept Rahaf Mohammed ...

Turkey appears to snub US; no assurances on Syrian Kurds

By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A senior U.S. official trying to negotiate the safety of Kurdish allies in northeastern Syria was apparently rebuffed by Turkey's president who said Tuesday there would be "no concession" in Ankara's push against what he describes as ...

Kim Jong Un travels to China ahead of possible 2nd US summit

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was expected to meet Tuesday with China's president at the start of a visit to Beijing believed to be an effort to coordinate with his only major ally ahead of a possible second summit with U.S. President ...

Nissan’s ex-chair Ghosn appears in court, asserts innocence

By YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — The former chairman of Japan's Nissan Motor Co., Carlos Ghosn, denied any wrongdoing and proclaimed his loyalty to the company at a court hearing in Tokyo on Tuesday. It was Ghosn's first public appearance since he was arrested on Nov. 19 ...

South America bloc’s woes leave architectural gem forlorn

By JOSHUA GOODMAN, Associated Press SAN ANTONIO DE PICHINCHA, Ecuador (AP) — It's a gravity-defying edifice that befits the lofty ambitions of what was supposed to be a symbol of South American unity. Set against an arid moonscape on the equatorial line, two cantilevered glass wings soar ...

Gabon’s government puts down coup attempt, arrests plotters

By YVES LAURENT GOMA, Associated Press LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon's government has retained control of the West African country after an attempted military coup early Monday, the government said. Five army officers who took over state radio in the coup attempt have been arrested, ...

Thai police say they won’t deport Saudi woman seeking asylum

By GRANT PECK and AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — The head of Thailand's immigration police said Monday that a young Saudi woman who was stopped in Bangkok as she was trying to travel to Australia for asylum to escape alleged abuse by her family will not be sent anywhere against ...

Britain testing ‘no-deal’ scenario as Brexit vote nears

By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain is testing how its motorway and ferry system would handle a no-deal Brexit by sending a stream of trucks from a regional airport to the port of Dover — even as some legislators try to pressure the government to rule out the ...