World

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

South China Sea Watch-2

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against...

National

For immigrants, still no word on when they will be reunited

APTOPIX US Immigration Texas

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Two days after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of families at the border, federal authorities Friday cast about for jail space to detain them together, leaving hundreds of parents in the dark on when they would be reunited with their children....


World

AP Top International News at 6:29 p.m. EDT

Trump pushes back against border separation uproar For immigrants, still no word on when they will be reunited ‘He cried and hugged me‘: Brazilian still separated from son US officials say girl on Time cover isn’t separated from mom OPEC agrees to pump more oil but crude prices jump anyway The...


World

'He cried and hugged me': Brazilian still separated from son

Brazil Separated Father

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Twenty-six days after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border with his son, a Brazilian man in detention says he has no idea when he may see his 9-year-old, who he fears is distraught and having difficulty communicating because he only speaks Portuguese. In a phone...


World

Jailed filmmaker in Russia loses 44 pounds on hunger strike

Russia Sentsov

MOSCOW (AP) — A lawyer for a Ukrainian filmmaker who has been on hunger strike for more than a month in a Russian prison says his client has lost about 20 kilograms (44 pounds) and is severely weak. Oleg Sentsov, a vehement opponent of Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, is serving a...


Government

Trump pushes back against border separation uproar

Trump-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to cast doubt Friday on wrenching tales of migrant children separated from their families at the border, dismissing “phony stories of sadness and grief” while asserting the real victims of the nation’s immigration crisis are Americans killed by those...


World

US officials say girl on Time cover isn't separated from mom

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol officials said Friday that a girl who is pictured on the cover of this week’s Time magazine was not separated from her mother, despite the poignant image of the child standing alone, weeping. Time attached a correction to the story, saying “The original version...


World

UN: Basic human rights being 'chiseled away' in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Government security forces in Venezuela carry out unjustified killings without any apparent consequences as the rule of law in the country quickly vanishes, a United Nations report charged Friday, drawing a rejection from Caracas. The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner...


Business

The Latest: Auto trade group decries Trump's tariff threat

Tariffs Whiskey

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on America’s disputes with its trading partners (all times local): 3:05 p.m. A trade association representing a dozen automakers doing business in the United States says President Donald Trump’s threat to slap 20 percent tariffs on vehicles imported from Europe is “not...


World

Activists: Syrian government steps up offensive in southwest

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces kept up their pressure on the country’s strategic southwest on Friday, using artillery, airstrikes and dropping barrel bombs that targeted rebel-held parts of the region, activists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said more than 12...


World

OPEC agrees to pump more oil but crude prices jump anyway

OPEC Meeting

VIENNA (AP) — The countries of the OPEC cartel agreed on Friday to pump 1 million barrels more crude oil per day, a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices. Questions remain, however, over the ability of some OPEC nations — Iran and Venezuela in particular — to...


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