International News

Puerto Rico high court overturns Pedro Pierluisi as governor

By DÁNICA COTO Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's Supreme Court has overturned the swearing in of Pedro Pierluisi as the island's governor less than a week ago, clearing the way for Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez to take up the post after weeks of ...

Taliban suicide blast in Kabul kills 14 people, 145 wounded

By RAHIM FAIEZ and CARA ANNA Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban car bomb aimed at Afghan security forces ripped through a busy Kabul neighborhood on Wednesday, killing 14 people and wounding 145 — most of them women, children and other civilians — shortly after the ...

Venezuela talks in the balance as US ups pressure on Maduro

By JOSHUA GOODMAN Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — For weeks, representatives of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and his would-be successor, opposition leader Juan Guaidó, have been shuttling back and forth to Barbados trying to agree on a common path out of the country's ...

Russian couple face losing custody of child after protest

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow's children's rights ombudsman and other public figures have reacted with outrage to Russian prosecutors' moves to remove a 1-year-old boy from his parents because they allegedly took him to an unauthorized protest. Prosecutors ...

Bolton warns foreigners that violate Venezuela asset freeze

By JOSHUA GOODMAN and DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton pressed his case Tuesday for sweeping action against Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro, warning foreign governments and companies that they could face retaliation in the U.S. ...

Troops lock down Kashmir as India votes to strip its status

By EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that strips the statehood from the Indian-administered portion of Muslim-majority Kashmir amid an indefinite security lockdown in the disputed Himalayan territory, actions that neighboring Pakistan ...

As UK-EU relations cool, battle looms to stop no-deal Brexit

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — In Brussels and London, one question is growing louder: Can Boris Johnson be stopped? Britain's prime minister says the U.K. is leaving the European Union in less than 90 days, either with a divorce deal, or — it seems increasingly likely — ...

China stabilizes currency but tensions with US remain high

By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China stabilized its currency Tuesday, suggesting it might hold off from aggressively letting the yuan weaken as a way to respond to U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods. The yuan declined to 7.0562 to the dollar before strengthening back to 7.0297 ...

China vows to counter US deployment of midrange arms in Asia

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China said Tuesday that it "will not stand idly by" and will take countermeasures if the U.S. deploys intermediate-range missiles in the Asia-Pacific region, which Washington has said it plans to do within months. The statement from the ...

Nearly 90 protesters reported held in Moscow

By JIM HEINTZ Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow police on Saturday detained nearly 90 people protesting the exclusion of some independent and opposition candidates from the city council ballot, a monitoring group said, a week after authorities arrested nearly 1,400 at a similar ...