Mattis to visit China as Taiwan, S. China Sea tensions rise
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting Beijing this week against the background of growing tensions over Taiwan, China's militarization of South China Sea and expanding overseas presence of the People's Liberation Army.
New Zealand leader names daughter Neve, leaves hospital
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford have named their baby daughter Neve and say they want her to grow up in a world in which she can make choices about her family and career based on what she wants.
Debate over migrants divides EU; Mini-summit seeks solutions
Several EU leaders on Sunday will try to find common ground for tackling a growing political crisis over the management of migrants arriving on Europe's shores in search of better lives which threatens to undermine the entire EU project.
UK euroskeptics urge PM May to prepare for 'no deal' Brexit
Pro-Brexit politicians and business figures are urging British Prime Minister Theresa May to be ready to walk away from the European Union without a trade agreement, despite warnings from major manufacturers that a "no deal" Brexit would be disastrous.
US moves 100 coffins to N. Korean border for war remains
The U.S. military says it is moving "assets" to a U.S. air base near South Korea's capital and to the inter-Korean border to prepare for North Korea's returning of the remains of U.S. soldiers who have been missing since the 1950-53 Korean War.
OPEC and allies agree to share oil production increase
OPEC nations and oil-producing countries not in the cartel say they have agreed to share increased oil production a day after OPEC announced it would pump more crude oil _ a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices.
Poland's Walesa urges opposition to unite ahead of elections
Poland's former president and pro-democracy leader, Lech Walesa, says he is joining forces with anti-government opposition to prevent the right-wing ruling party from winning elections that will be held on all levels in 2018-2020.
Syria army widens offensive on rebel-held areas in southwest
Syria state media and opposition activists say Syrian government troops are advancing on rebel-held areas in the country's southwestern region amid intense clashes in a widening offensive, shattering a U.S-backed truce.
Vatican convicts ex-diplomat of child porn distribution
The Vatican tribunal convicted a former Holy See diplomat and sentenced him to five years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography in the first such trial of its kind inside the Vatican that was sparked by a Canadian-U.S. investigation.
Protests in Spain over sex case; 5 suspects at home on bail
Five Spanish men whose acquittal of gang rape charges and conviction on a lesser felony caused widespread outrage are back at home while a court considers their appeals against their nine-year prison sentences.
The Latest: Ex-Vatican diplomat convicted for child porn
Prosecutors have asked the Vatican tribunal to convict and sentence to more than five years a former Holy See diplomat who admitted to downloading child pornography during what he called a period of "fragility" over a job transfer.
US officials say girl on Time cover isn't separated from mom
The father of the girl who is pictured crying on the cover of this week's Time magazine says the Honduran foreign ministry told him that his daughter is detained with her mother in McAllen, Texas, and the two have not been separated.
For once in a tie, Greek PM Tsipras hails new debt deal
Greece's borrowing costs have dropped and Greek shares posted significant gains as investors react to new debt relief terms agreed by the country's creditors two months ahead the end of its eight-year bailout program.
UK service celebrates 'Windrush generation' from Caribbean
Prime Minister Theresa May has joined more than 2,000 people at London's Westminster Abbey to celebrate the contribution of immigrants from the Caribbean, 70 years to the day after hundreds of West Indians arrived to help rebuild war-scarred Britain.
New East Timor government marred by corruption allegations
East Timor's president is refusing to swear in 11 members of Cabinet because of corruption investigations, marring the formation of a new government following a protracted political stalemate in the young nation.
Rival Koreas agree to August reunions of war-split families
North and South Korea have agreed to hold temporary reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as they boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis.
Rival Koreas agree to reunions of war-separated families
North and South Korea have agreed to hold temporary reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War in August as they boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis.
Indonesia court sentences cleric behind attacks to death
An Indonesian court has sentenced radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman to death for ordering Islamic State group-affiliated militants to carry out attacks including the January 2016 suicide bombing at a Starbucks in Jakarta.
China blocks John Oliver on social media after scathing show
A popular Chinese social media site is blocking users from posting about "Last Week Tonight" and its host John Oliver after the HBO news satire program aired a segment making fun of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
2 Koreas discuss holding new reunions of war-split families
North and South Korea are discussing the arrangements for reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as the rivals boost reconciliation amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis.