- Trinidad issues arrest warrant for ex-VP of FIFA Warner Updated: May-27-15 3:10 pm
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for former FIFA vice president Jack Warner at the request of authorities in the United States, where he was one of 14 people linked to international soccer indicted on corruption charges.
- Sanders wants Clinton to take stand on trade deal Updated: May-27-15 3:07 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he doesn't understand why his Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton hasn't taken a position on the sweeping trade deal the Obama administration is negotiating with Pacific nations.
- Serbian prime minister makes landmark visit to Albania Updated: May-27-15 2:37 pm
TIRANA, Albania - The leaders of Serbia and Albania sought to mend their thorny relations Wednesday during the first visit to Albania by a Serb prime minister.
- US, Iranian envoys to focus on nuclear deal in weekend talks Updated: May-27-15 2:26 pm
WASHINGTON - The top U.S. and Iranian diplomats plan to meet this weekend in Switzerland as efforts intensify to reach a comprehensive nuclear accord.
- Biden defends US cooperation on Russia amid Ukraine tensions Updated: May-27-15 2:12 pm
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday defended the Obama administration's decision to cooperate with Russia on areas of "clear mutual interest," even as the West tries to punish Moscow for its actions in Ukraine.
- Int'l court case against Ivory Coast ex-1st lady admissible Updated: May-27-15 12:51 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - International Criminal Court appeals judges upheld a ruling Wednesday that the court can prosecute Ivory Coast's former first lady on charges including murder and rape linked to violence that left 3,000 people dead after the country's disputed 2010 presidential election.
- Finland picks populist EU-skeptic as new foreign minister Updated: May-27-15 12:28 pm
HELSINKI - Finland's next prime minister Juha Sipila said Wednesday that he has chosen the head of the populist, anti-bailout Finns Party to be foreign minister in a new three-member ruling coalition, the first time the maverick EU-skeptic party is in the government.
- Burundi urges citizens to donate money to pay for elections Updated: May-27-15 12:26 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - Burundi's government is asking Burundians to donate money to pay for elections as some foreign donors warn of aid cuts if President Pierre Nkurunziza runs for a third term, a presidential spokesman said Wednesday.
- Quartet Mideast envoy Tony Blair resigns Updated: May-27-15 12:23 pm
JERUSALEM - Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday stepped down as the international community's Mideast envoy, officials said, leaving a post that began with great promise but which struggled to deliver dramatic changes in its quest to promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
- Ethiopia: Partial results show ruling coalition in huge win Updated: May-27-15 11:53 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Ethiopia's ruling coalition won a sweeping victory in parliamentary elections, according to partial results released Wednesday. Western countries said the vote was peaceful but criticized what they described as restrictions on civil liberties.
- France calls for tougher global mobilization against IS Updated: May-27-15 11:22 am
PARIS - French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius called on the international community to strengthen its mobilization against the Islamic State group ahead of an international meeting on Iraq organized next week.
- World's most powerful democracies discuss how to help growth Updated: May-27-15 11:15 am
DRESDEN, Germany - Top finance officials from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies are gathering in Germany this week to discuss ways to strengthen the global economy.
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- Chinese president to make UK state visit in October Updated: May-27-15 8:15 am
- Canadian diplomat's son seeks bail in drug-related killings Updated: May-27-15 7:35 am
MIAMI - The teenage son of a prominent Canadian diplomat is seeking release from custody on bail in a drug-related South Florida shootout that killed his older brother and another youth.
- Senators may reconsider change to public risk pool oversight Updated: May-27-15 3:53 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Democratic senators are hoping to reverse changes made last week to oversight of public risk pools.
- Envoys from S. Korea, US, Japan discuss N.Korean nuke threat Updated: May-27-15 2:53 am
SEOUL, South Korea - The top nuclear envoys from South Korea, the United States and Japan agreed Wednesday on the need to increase pressure on North Korea and urged the country to engage in serious negotiations on its expanding nuclear weapons program.
- Group: Hamas tortured, killed Palestinians in 2014 Gaza war Updated: May-26-15 11:10 pm
JERUSALEM - A leading international watchdog on Wednesday accused the militant Hamas group of abducting, torturing and killing Palestinians during the war in the Gaza Strip last year, saying some of the actions amount to war crimes.
- State Dept. files proposal to release Clinton emails Updated: May-26-15 10:00 pm
WASHINGTON - The State Department on Tuesday filed a proposal to resume the release of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's private account next month.
- UN delays Yemen peace talks scheduled to start Thursday Updated: May-26-15 3:43 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A conference aimed at restoring peace to conflict-torn Yemen has been postponed following a request from Yemen's government and other parties for more time to prepare, the U.N. announced Tuesday.
- China's army plays down South China Sea island-building Updated: May-26-15 2:49 pm
BEIJING - China's military on Tuesday compared its controversial island-building in the South China Sea to ordinary construction such as road-building going on elsewhere in the country, trying to deflect criticism over an issue seen as inflaming tensions in the region.
- Park Service doesn't always profit from sale of public bison Updated: May-26-15 2:17 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - Last fall, hundreds of publicly owned bison went to private owners, but there wasn't always an exchange of money.
- French diplomat doesn't see Iran nuke deal by end of June Updated: May-26-15 11:12 am
WASHINGTON - France's ambassador in Washington says world powers and Iran will probably miss an end-of-June deadline for a comprehensive nuclear agreement.
- Stunning 36 percent rise in US visits to Cuba since January Updated: May-26-15 10:35 am
HAVANA - The thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba has led to a stunning 36 percent increase in visits by Americans to the island, including thousands who are flying into Cuba from third countries like Mexico in order to sidestep U.S. restrictions on tourism.
- Report: Iran summons Saudi envoy over Yemen strike Updated: May-26-15 1:50 am
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency says the Foreign Ministry has summoned Saudi Arabia's envoy over an airstrike near Tehran's embassy in Yemen.