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Global differences abound as leaders address UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — This year's U.N. gathering of world leaders put an immediate spotlight Tuesday on deep differences on tackling crises from North...

Iraq says may use force if Kurdish referendum turns violent

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq is prepared to intervene militarily if the Kurdish region's planned independence referendum results in violence, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told...

World leaders face crises in North Korea and Myanmar at UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Facing an escalating nuclear threat from North Korea and the mass flight of minority Muslims from Myanmar, world leaders gather...

UN condemns North Korea’s ‘highly provocative’ missile test

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned North Korea's "highly provocative" ballistic missile test on Friday and demanded that Pyongyang immediately...

Aided by Russia, Syrian forces consolidate military gains

OKEIRBAT, Syria (AP) — Government troops and their allies intensified an offensive Friday against Islamic State militants in central Syria, trying to consolidate their...

South Korea says North has fired another missile over Japan

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military said North Korea fired an unidentified missile Friday from its capital Pyongyang that flew over Japan...

Catalans begin campaigning for independence referendum

TARRAGONA, Spain (AP) — Political tension in Spain mounted Thursday as Catalonia's president opened the "yes" campaign for a regional independence referendum that has...

As Rohingya flee violence, Myanmar’s Suu Kyi skips UN meet

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — With Myanmar drawing condemnation for violence that has driven nearly 380,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the country, the government...

Egypt acknowledges secret arrest of rights lawyer

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Wednesday acknowledged the detention of a human rights lawyer who went missing on his way to a U.N. conference...

Europe leaders view devastated islands as locals struggle

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (AP) — France's president and the Dutch king visited Caribbean territories on Tuesday that were hammered by Hurricane Irma, bringing in...

Rights groups say UN council ignores Rohingya ‘cleansing’

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Two human rights groups accused the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday of ignoring large-scale "ethnic cleansing" of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims...

Hurricane Irma lashes Cuba; Jose poses threat elsewhere

CAIBARIEN, Cuba (AP) — Irma collapsed buildings and battered Cuba with deafening winds and relentless rain Saturday, while a second hurricane, Jose, threatened to...

With saxophones and sobbing, Mexicans mourn earthquake dead

JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) — Slow-moving funeral processions converged on Juchitan's cemeteries from all directions on Saturday, so many that they sometimes caused temporary gridlock...

Death toll rises to 60 in powerful Mexico earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico struck off the country's southern coast, toppling hundreds of buildings...

Pope embraces Colombian victims, ex-fighters in peace bid

VILLAVICENCIO, Colombia (AP) — Pope Francis brought together thousands of victims of Colombia's half-century-long conflict with their former victimizers, presiding over a prayer for...

Nations rush to help islands devastated by Hurricane Irma

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — French, British and Dutch military authorities rushed aid to a devastated string of Caribbean islands Thursday after Hurricane Irma left...

Spanish court suspends Catalonia’s independence vote

MADRID (AP) — Spain's constitutional court on Thursday suspended the call for a referendum on Catalonia's independence after agreeing to review an appeal by...

Irma lashes at Puerto Rico, leaves tiny Barbuda devastated

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Irma lashed Puerto Rico with heavy rain and powerful winds Wednesday, leaving more than 600,000 people without...

Catalonia officially sets independence vote for Oct. 1

MADRID (AP) — Voters in Spain's prosperous Catalonia region will be asked to choose in less than a month if they want to secede...

Record-breaking Hurricane Irma bears down on Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Wielding the most powerful winds ever recorded for a storm in the Atlantic Ocean, Hurricane Irma bore down...

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