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Death toll in Czech mine explosion increases to 13

Death toll in Czech mine explosion increases to 13

PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The death toll in a methane explosion at a black coal mine in northeastern Czech Republic has increased to 13, a mining company said Friday.

Papua leaders call for Indonesia to withdraw troops

JAYAPURA, Indonesia — Leaders of Indonesia's easternmost Papua region are calling on President Joko Widodo to order the withdrawal of troops and national police from an area where separatists earlier this month carried out one of their deadliest atta

Appeals court agrees to hear case involving Trump DC hotel

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court agreed Thursday to take up a case accusing Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency in violation of the U.S. Constitution, giving the president's legal team its first major victory in the case.
Trump's band of 'my generals' is disbanding

Trump's band of 'my generals' is disbanding

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's band of "my generals" is disbanding.
US envoy optimistic about N. Korea despite latest friction

US envoy optimistic about N. Korea despite latest friction

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The Trump administration's special envoy for North Korea on Friday expressed optimism about the diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear crisis, a day after the North issued a surprisingly blunt statement saying it will neve
Llamas help Andes peoples survive, but youths are leaving

Llamas help Andes peoples survive, but youths are leaving

SANTIAGO DE MACHACA, Bolivia — Stormy winds, frosty nights and a scorching midday sun make life difficult on the Andean plateau, but the docile, tough-natured llama is one reason why indigenous people have been able to survive the harsh conditions fo
Chicago archbishop to have leading role in sex abuse reforms

Chicago archbishop to have leading role in sex abuse reforms

The Catholic archbishop of Chicago, who was hand-picked by the pope to help organize an upcoming Vatican summit on clergy sex abuse, will have a leading role in the church's effort to seek reforms, including the response to new allegations from the I
Analysis: As advisers leave, Trump's guardrails come off

Analysis: As advisers leave, Trump's guardrails come off

WASHINGTON — Last year, during one particularly frenetic stretch in Donald Trump's presidency, a top Republican senator said there were three men guarding the country from chaos: Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, White House chief of staff John Kelly and
Alba the albino orangutan returned to jungle in Indonesia

Alba the albino orangutan returned to jungle in Indonesia

BUKIT BAKA BUKIT RAYA, Indonesia — The world's only known albino orangutan climbed trees, foraged for food and began building a nest after being released into a remote Borneo jungle more than a year after conservation officials found her starving and