Skip to content

World News

US commander confident in ability of Afghan security forces

US commander confident in ability of Afghan security forces

WASHINGTON — The assassination of Afghan leaders in Kandahar province won't lessen U.S. support for the war in Afghanistan or deter local security forces in the fight against the Taliban, the top U.S.

Russian deputy foreign minister denounces US trolling case

MOSCOW — A top Russian diplomat says the U.S. allegation that a Russian woman helped oversee a social media effort to influence the 2018 U.S. midterm elections is shameful.
IS frees 6 hostages in exchange with Syrian government

IS frees 6 hostages in exchange with Syrian government

BEIRUT — The Islamic State group early Saturday released two women and four children they had been holding since July in the first part of an exchange with the Syrian government that will set free dozens of women related to members of the extremist g

Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6B, thanks to worsening odds

DES MOINES, Iowa — If it seems like lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it's because they are getting larger and larger. Tuesday night's Mega Millions estimated grand prize has hit a staggering $1.
Australia's ruling coalition forced into minority government

Australia's ruling coalition forced into minority government

SYDNEY, Australia — Australia's ruling coalition was forced into minority government on Saturday after a massive swing against its senior partner, the Liberal Party, in a byelection for the seat of the prime minister the party itself had dismissed.
Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death 'a good first step'

Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death 'a good first step'

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — President Donald Trump on Friday called Saudi Arabia's announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a "good first step" and said he would work with Congress on a U.S. response.
Thousands of pro-independence demonstrators rally in Taiwan

Thousands of pro-independence demonstrators rally in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Thousands of pro-independence demonstrators gathered in Taiwan's capital on Saturday to express their disapproval with China's stance toward their island.
Trump's campaign mode revives fiery immigration talk

Trump's campaign mode revives fiery immigration talk

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs.

South Africa highway crash kills at least 27, including kids

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's government says at least 27 people, including small children, have been killed in a multi-vehicle accident in Limpopo province.

Africa's youngest billionaire free 9 days after abduction

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — The man described as Africa's youngest billionaire said Saturday he is free more than a week after his abduction from a luxury hotel in Tanzania's commercial capital, while police suggested his captors came from South Africa