- Guatemalan president's immunity lifted in corruption scandal Updated: Sep-01-15 10:04 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala's Congress lifted President Otto Perez Molina's immunity of office on Tuesday, opening him up to possible prosecution in a widening customs corruption scandal that has rocked his administration and the country's political system.
- Sweden optimistic over questioning Assange in London Updated: Sep-01-15 12:34 pm
HELSINKI - Swedish officials said Tuesday they are optimistic about reaching a general agreement on legal assistance with Ecuador which could pave the way to questioning WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London on outstanding accusations against him.
- Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments Updated: Aug-30-15 3:36 pm
CAIRO - Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting "false news."
- Watchdog: US Ambassador Kennedy used private email Updated: Aug-25-15 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON - Senior staff at the U.S. Embassy to Japan, including Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, have used personal email accounts for official business, an internal watchdog said in a report Tuesday. Some emails contained sensitive information.
- Soviet WWII plane, Jewish tombstones found in Polish rivers Updated: Aug-25-15 11:17 am
WARSAW, Poland - As river levels in Poland fall to record lows amid a prolonged drought, Jewish tombstones and a Soviet fighter plane with the remains of its pilots have been found in the riverbank, evidence of Poland's tortured 20th-century history.
- India, UN appeal for peace after 11 die in Nepal violence Updated: Aug-25-15 9:11 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - India and the United Nations appealed for all parties to seek peace in Nepal, where hundreds of security forces on Tuesday were patrolling a western town after ethnic protesters demanding statehood attacked police a day earlier, leaving 11 people dead and many injured.
- Iran coach says Guam visa hassles nothing to do with soccer Updated: Aug-23-15 4:12 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Iran coach Carlos Queiroz says the frustrations faced by the tiny Pacific island of Guam in obtaining visas to travel to Tehran for a World Cup qualifier next month give just a glimpse of the problems long faced by his team in negotiating international soccer.
- Spirit Lake police chief steps down to take US embassy job Updated: Aug-22-15 1:52 pm
SPIRIT LAKE, Idaho - The police chief in Spirit Lake is stepping down after two years to accept a job as a bomb-sniffing dog handler at a U.S. embassy in Iraq or Afghanistan.
- Iran official says British Embassy in Tehran reopens Sunday Updated: Aug-22-15 12:40 pm
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's deputy foreign minister says Britain will reopen its embassy in Tehran on Sunday after it being closed for nearly four years.
- Rev. Jesse Jackson visits Julian Assange in London Updated: Aug-21-15 11:55 am
LONDON - American civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson has visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where the Australian has been living for over three years.
- Visa flap may sink World Cup qualifying match for Guam Updated: Aug-20-15 11:36 pm
HAGATNA, Guam - Visas for members of the Guam national soccer team to enter Iran have been delayed two weeks ahead of a qualifying match, leaving a Guam official to say political tensions between the U.S. and the Islamic republic shouldn't affect sports.
- Peruvian Congress authorizes shooting down drug planes Updated: Aug-20-15 9:01 pm
LIMA, Peru - Peru's Congress voted unanimously Thursday to authorize military planes to shoot down suspected drug flights, which police say smuggle more than a ton of cocaine to Bolivia daily.
- Ex-US State Dept. employee accused of cyberstalking indicted Updated: Aug-19-15 4:55 pm
ATLANTA - A grand jury has indicted a former U.S. State Department employee accused of sending threatening emails to college-aged women in the U.S. from his computer at the U.S. Embassy in London.
- Coastal Carolina basketball team visits Cuba Updated: Aug-18-15 7:26 pm
CONWAY, South Carolina - Cliff Ellis' resume includes 770 victories and 10 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, and the veteran coach says watching the flag go up at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba for the first time since 1961 is one of his most memorable experiences.
- India's premier in rousing speech says UAE to invest $75b Updated: Aug-17-15 4:34 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - India's prime minister gave a rousing speech to tens of thousands of Indian expatriates in Dubai on Monday, telling them leaders in the United Arab Emirates have promised to invest $75 billion in India and back its bid for a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council.
- Benghazi case focuses attention on US interrogation strategy Updated: Aug-15-15 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON - After a suspected militant was captured last year to face charges for the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, he was brought to the U.S. aboard a Navy transport ship on a 13-day trip that his lawyers say could have taken 13 hours by plane.
- A festive flag-raising, then tough talk on US-Cuba relations Updated: Aug-15-15 12:17 am
HAVANA - A jubilant flag-raising at the reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana is giving way to serious talk about the road ahead in improving relations between the United States and Cuba.
- 2 arrested outside iconic Cuban restaurant in Miami Updated: Aug-14-15 7:43 pm
MIAMI - Authorities say two men were arrested outside an iconic Cuban restaurant in Miami after a fight broke out during demonstrations over the newly reopened U.S. Embassy in Cuba.
- US Marines who lowered embassy flag in 1961 back in Havana Updated: Aug-14-15 7:04 pm
HAVANA - Three U.S. Marines who lowered the flag at the U.S. Embassy in Havana more than five decades ago were given a position of honor at Friday's ceremony to raise the Stars and Stripes once again.
- Poet hopes reading at US embassy in Havana spurs connection Updated: Aug-14-15 4:20 pm
HAVANA - Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco said he hopes the poem he read Friday at the reopened U.S. embassy in Havana will serve as a catalyst to an emotional reconciliation.
- The Latest: Kerry: No change on migration rules for Cubans Updated: Aug-14-15 1:54 pm
HAVANA - The latest on ceremonies to raise the U.S. flag over the embassy in Havana after 54 years of broken diplomatic relations:
- Leahy says US flag raising in Cuba was deeply moving Updated: Aug-14-15 12:16 pm
HAVANA - U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says seeing the U.S. flag raised over the newly reopened American Embassy in Cuba was deeply moving.
- Sweden drops some sex cases against Assange Updated: Aug-13-15 4:07 pm
HELSINKI - Swedish prosecutors on Thursday dropped cases of lesser sexual misconduct against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange but said they still want to question him on accusations of rape made after his visit to Stockholm five years ago.
- Cuban-American poet to read poem in Havana Updated: Aug-13-15 2:50 pm
BETHEL, Maine - Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco of Maine is going to participate in the re-opening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana.
- Cambodian leader orders arrest of opposition senator Updated: Aug-13-15 10:04 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia's prime minister on Thursday demanded the arrest of an opposition senator, accusing him of treason for comments posted on Facebook criticizing a 36-year-old border agreement with neighboring Vietnam.