International News

Tanzania’s Maasai evicted in favor of tourism, group says

By RODNEY MUHUMUZA, Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Tens of thousands of Tanzania's ethnic Maasai people are homeless after the government burned their houses to keep the savannah open for tourism benefiting two foreign safari companies, a U.S.-based group charged ...

UK apologizes ‘unreservedly’ for role in Libyans’ kidnapping

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain acknowledged Thursday that its intelligence agents played a role in the kidnapping and torture of an opponent of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and the man's wife — a rare admission of wrongdoing by British spies. Attorney ...

Israel hits dozens of Iranian targets in Syria after barrage

By SARAH EL DEEB and ARON HELLER, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — The Israeli military on Thursday said it attacked nearly all of Iran's military installations in neighboring Syria in response to an Iranian rocket barrage on Israeli positions in the occupied Golan Heights, in the most serious ...

Australian, 104, dies in assisted suicide in Switzerland

By PHILIPP JENNE, Associated Press LIESTAL, Switzerland (AP) — A 104-year-old Australian biologist who drew international attention to his right-to-die case ended his life in Switzerland on Thursday, an advocacy group said. Philip Nitschke, director of Exit International, said David Goodall ...

Lawmakers release thousands of Russian Facebook ads

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House intelligence committee have released more than 3,500 Facebook ads that were created or promoted by a Russian internet agency, providing the fullest picture yet of Russia's attempt to sow racial and political ...

Macron’s 1st year: World fame, Trump hugs, French anger

By SYLVIE CORBET, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — In just one year as France's president, Emmanuel Macron has emerged as a key world player, speaking up for Europe and Western democratic values and striking a surprise friendship with Donald Trump. But Macron has made his biggest impact — and ...

Putin sworn in for 4th term; promises economic reforms

By JIM HEINTZ, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin took the oath of office for his fourth term as Russian president on Monday, promising to pursue an economic agenda that would boost living standards across the country. In a ceremony in an ornate Kremlin hall in Moscow, Putin said ...

Guatemala’s crusading prosecutor exits amid praise, threats

By SONIA PEREZ D., Associated Press GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — It's been a long time since it was safe for Thelma Aldana to go out in public alone, and perhaps it never will be again. As chief prosecutor for Guatemala, Aldana won plaudits at home and abroad as the woman who sent a president to ...

2 found dead in quake-hit Polish coal mine; 3 still missing

By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA, Associated Press WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish rescue workers on Sunday found the bodies of two miners after an earthquake hit a coal mine in southern Poland. Three other miners remain missing some 900 meters (2,950 feet) below ground since the quake hit Saturday ...

Low turnout worries politicians as Lebanon voting ends

By PHILIP ISSA and BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's first national elections in nine years were marked by a tepid turnout Sunday, reflecting voter frustration over endemic corruption and a stagnant economy. Politicians had urged citizens to vote, and security forces ...