Tense calm in Gaza after Israel, Hamas exchange heavy fire
JERUSALEM (AP) — A tense quiet has taken hold after a night of heavy fire as Israeli aircraft bombed targets across the Gaza Strip and Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel.
Election observers say initial Thai vote count was 'flawed'
BANGKOK (AP) — An international election observation group has issued a critical report on Thailand's first election since a 2014 military coup, saying the "tabulation and consolidation of ballots were deeply flawed."
Australian party accused of asking US gun lobby for money
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Tuesday accused an influential minor political party of trying to "sell Australia's gun laws to the highest bidders" by asking the U.S.
Israel, Gaza militants in 2nd day of cross-border fighting
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft bombed targets across the Gaza Strip and Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel early Tuesday, the second day of cross-border fighting that erupted in the last stretch of a closely contested race for Israeli prime minister between the long-serving incumbent and an ex-army chief.
White House, business groups make push on trade pact
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and business groups are stepping up efforts to win congressional approval for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade accord.
Large new blackouts strike Venezuelan capital, provinces
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A new power outage spread across much of Venezuela on Monday, knocking communications offline and stirring fears of a repeat of the chaos almost two weeks ago during the nation's largest-ever blackout.
Thai parties jostle for power after 1st election since coup
BANGKOK (AP) — The two top parties began angling for the upper hand in forming a new government in Thailand on Monday after partial results showed no group won a majority of seats in the country's first national election since a 2014 military coup.
Canada takes refugee who sheltered Snowden
TORONTO (AP) — A Filipino woman who helped shelter former NSA contractor Edward Snowden when he fled to Hong Kong has been granted refugee status in Canada.
Swedes keep room ready for US diplomats in Pyongyang
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Swedish diplomats are keeping a room ready for the U.S. to use if it ever decides to have an official presence in the North Korean capital.
UK lawmakers seize Brexit agenda in bid to break deadlock
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers seized a measure of control over the stalled Brexit process from Prime Minister Theresa May's foundering government Monday, setting up a series of votes that could dramatically alter the course of the U.K.'s departure from the European Union.
What Next? UK lawmakers torn on fate of Brexit, and May
LONDON (AP) — Britain has just a few weeks to break its Brexit impasse, with the fate of the country's departure from the European Union and that of Prime Minister Theresa May both hanging in the balance.
The Latest:
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:15 p.m. British lawmakers are set to hold a series of votes on different options for Brexit in an attempt to break the country's political deadlock.
Trump signs declaration reversing US policy on Golan Heights
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on Monday recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, reversing more than a half-century of U.S.
UN makes urgent appeal to help victims of Mozambique cyclone
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — The United Nations is making an emergency appeal for $282 million for the next three months to help Mozambique start recovering from the devastation of Cyclone Idai.
China's Xi sees honors, Airbus deal in state visit to France
PARIS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping received the full honors of a formal reception during a state visit to France on Monday that included attending the signing of a multi-billion dollar deal between European aircraft maker Airbus to China.
The Latest: UN views annexation of the Golan 'null and void'
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The U.N.
Syrian group wants international tribunal for IS detainees
BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S-backed Syrian fighters who drove the Islamic State from its last strongholds called Monday for an international tribunal to prosecute hundreds of foreigners rounded up in the nearly five-year campaign against the extremist group.
Correction: Brazil-Dam Collapse story
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a story March 23 about the aftermath of a Brazilian dam collapse, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a new evacuation had been ordered for people near a dam.
Russia savors Mueller's report but expects tensions to stay
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia savored an "I told you so" moment Monday after special counsel Robert Mueller found no collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow.
Norway opens probe into why cruise ship ventured into storm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian officials have opened an investigation into why a cruise ship carrying more than 1,370 people set sail along the country's often wild western coast despite storm warnings, forcing a major evacuation by helicopter.
'It will get worse': Perilous times for kids hit by cyclone
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Her name is Chuva, which in Portuguese means rain. For four days that was all she saw as she clung to her rooftop in the cyclone's aftermath and prayed to be saved.
Hamas has developed a vast arsenal in blockaded Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on Monday was one of the most powerful launched ever by Gaza militants, flying nearly 120 kilometers (70 miles) before it slammed into a house in central Israel, wounding seven people.
In 'Killer Robots' debate, Japan shuns fully automated arms
GENEVA (AP) — Japan's ambassador to the United Nations-backed Conference on Disarmament says his country has not developed fully autonomous weapons systems and has no plans to do so.
Hong Kong businessman gets 3 years in prison for bribery
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent Hong Kong businessman has been sentenced to three years in prison after he was convicted of paying bribes to the presidents of two African countries in a United Nations-linked case.
Study: Sexual torture widespread for migrants seeking Europe
PARIS (AP) — Migrants trying to reach Europe face routine rape and sexual torture throughout their journey and especially in Libya, with men facing abuse nearly as routinely as women, according to a study based on dozens of interviews with aid workers and migrants.