- Clinton, aides stressed protecting State Dept info in email Updated: Sep-01-15 1:59 am
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other forms of unsecure electronic communication, according to the latest batch of messages released by the agency from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.
- Venezuelan leader says Colombia plotting his assassination Updated: Aug-31-15 7:44 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday accused Colombia's government of giving its consent to a plan to assassinate him as both countries try to rally regional support in a border dispute exacerbating tensions between the two neighbors.
- Obama offended by attacks on Jews who back Iran deal Updated: Aug-31-15 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said people who attack Jews who support the Iran nuclear deal are like African-Americans who differ with him on policy and then conclude he's "not black enough."
- Legal experts see no criminal trouble for Clinton thus far Updated: Aug-31-15 5:32 pm
WASHINGTON - Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far.
- Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle Updated: Aug-31-15 5:02 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - Defying warnings from Washington and the fury of Afghanistan's government, Pakistani authorities are turning a blind eye to a meeting of hundreds of Taliban supporters in a city near the Afghan border aimed at resolving a dispute over the group's leadership following the death of figurehead Mullah Mohammad Omar.
- Report: Colombia collecting bulk data without warrants Updated: Aug-31-15 4:08 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Intelligence agencies in Colombia have been building robust tools to automatically collect vast amounts of data without judicial warrants and in defiance of a pledge to better protect privacy following a series of domestic spying scandals, according to a new report by Privacy International.
- South Sudan rebel leader: Cease-fire, peace pact in danger Updated: Aug-31-15 1:34 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - South Sudan's rebel leader is warning attacks by government troops on rebel-held areas could sabotage a peace agreement.
- Germany open to new 4-way Ukraine summit Updated: Aug-31-15 10:40 am
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she's open to holding a new summit with the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and France but that there would have to be hope of progress for it to make sense.
- 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."
- US envoy discusses Afghan peace efforts on Pakistan visit Updated: Aug-30-15 2:05 pm
ISLAMABAD - U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice met with Pakistani leaders during a visit to the country on Sunday to discuss efforts to revive peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban which were suspended after the announcement of the death of longtime Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.
- Mali militia agrees to leave occupied northern town Updated: Aug-30-15 7:55 am
BAMAKO, Mali - A government-allied militia has agreed to leave a northern Mali town it occupied earlier this month following clashes with Tuareg separatists, a move praised by the country's United Nations peacekeeping mission as helpful for preserving a fragile peace accord.
- The Latest: Canada asks for release of Al-Jazeera defendant Updated: Aug-29-15 7:47 am
CAIRO - Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists (all times local):
- Experts say tough talk on China overlooks economic realities Updated: Aug-29-15 3:17 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it. Spurred by the stock market's wild ride, they lashed out at the world's most populous nation.
- Venezuela extends border closure despite Colombia's protests Updated: Aug-28-15 8:28 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Friday broadened a crackdown on Colombian migrants and border smugglers that has drawn strong rebuke by Colombian leaders and international organizations.
- UN warns South Sudan of sanctions if peace deal isn't kept Updated: Aug-28-15 5:43 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council warned South Sudan's feuding president and ex-vice president that it is ready to impose an arms embargo and sanctions if they don't immediately stop fighting and implement a new peace agreement.
- Indian army kills 5 Naga rebels in remote northeast Updated: Aug-28-15 9:55 am
GAUHATI, India - India's army on Friday killed five insurgents from a Naga rebel group that months earlier attacked the military in the country's remote northeastern region bordering Myanmar, an official said.
- 3 militants killed, 10 Philippine marines wounded in clash Updated: Aug-28-15 7:43 am
MANILA, Philippines - At least three Abu Sayyaf extremists were killed and 10 Philippine marines were wounded in a clash Friday with about 300 of the militants in a remote southern village, the military said.
- South Sudan rebels urge president to respect pact Updated: Aug-27-15 12:41 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - A spokesman for South Sudan rebels said Thursday the president's reservations about a peace deal he signed a day earlier signal "a lack of commitment" to peace, and a fighting reportedly broke out along the Nile River.
- In talks, Muslim rebels seek independence in south Thailand Updated: Aug-27-15 8:28 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Muslim militant leaders in talks with Thai authorities to end a deadly insurgency said Thursday they are seeking an independent state and are ready to negotiate a solution.
- Suu Kyi: Myanmar rebels should think carefully on peace deal Updated: Aug-26-15 9:40 pm
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's popular opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is urging armed ethnic minority groups to think carefully before signing a nationwide cease-fire agreement, a top party colleague said, a position that pits her against President Thein Sein, who has made reaching a deal before November elections his top priority.
- South Sudan leader signs peace deal amid sanctions threat Updated: Aug-26-15 4:46 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday signed a peace deal with rebels, more than 20 months after the start of fighting between the army and rebels led by his former deputy.
- Congo's president signs legislation for elections Updated: Aug-26-15 4:18 pm
KINSHASA, Congo - Congo's president has signed legislation to keep elections on a timeline proposed by an independent commission, a government spokesman said Wednesday, as the new U.S. envoy for the region urged respect for the constitution and electoral calendar.
- UN envoy confident Libya peace talks are in final stages Updated: Aug-26-15 11:59 am
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. envoy for Libya says he is "increasingly confident" that U.N.-brokered peace talks are in their final stages, and he is urging both sides not to squander the opportunity.
- China's Xi staying the course despite sliding economy Updated: Aug-26-15 9:22 am
BEIJING - What does China's leadership lose politically as a result of the country's precipitous stock market decline? A bit of international swagger, but probably not much else - for now.
- Norway accused of unfairly taking away immigrant children Updated: Aug-26-15 3:37 am
STAVANGER, Norway - One August day, Airida Pettersen received the news many immigrant mothers have come to dread: School representatives told the Lithuanian that child welfare officials removed her two children from the classroom and placed them in a foster home.