- Japan shares G-7 push for inclusive growth with Asia, Africa Updated: May-27-16 10:25 pm
NAGOYA, Japan - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is sharing a push by the Group of Seven advanced industrial nations to promote inclusive growth across the globe in meetings with leaders of seven developing countries.
- Pentagon brass seek to mollify Guantanamo judge in 9/11 case Updated: May-27-16 7:29 pm
MIAMI - Two top officials at the Pentagon issued a conciliatory response Friday to the military judge presiding over the Sept. 11 war crimes case at Guantanamo Bay who had faulted both men in a ruling last month for publicly criticizing a temporary ban he issued on the use of female guards to transport the defendants.
- Putin blasts West on first trip to EU country this year Updated: May-27-16 7:22 pm
ATHENS, Greece - On his first trip to a European Union country this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday sharply criticized western policy toward Moscow, describing a newly expanded U.S. missile defense system as a threat to his country's security - and vowing to retaliate.
- UN: Syria impedes humanitarian aid to besieged Updated: May-27-16 5:48 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Deliberate interference, most notably by the Syrian government, continues to hinder the delivery of humanitarian aid to the more than half million people trapped in besieged areas by the country's nearly four-year-old civil war, a top United Nations Official said Friday.
- US orders troops in Syria to remove Kurdish insignia Updated: May-27-16 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON - American special operations troops were not authorized to wear the patches of Kurdish forces while advising them in Syria and have been told to remove them, the U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad said Friday, after Turkish leaders protested.
- Israeli ex-officers issue peace plan, condemn gov't inaction Updated: May-27-16 3:00 pm
JERUSALEM - A group of more than 200 Israeli military and intelligence officers criticized the government for a lack of action in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Friday and issued a detailed plan they say can end the impasse.
- Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes Updated: May-27-16 3:00 pm
HIROSHIMA, Japan - With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.
- After nuclear deal, Iranian art auction sees $7.4M in sales Updated: May-27-16 2:11 pm
TEHRAN, Iran - An annual art auction in Tehran drew record sales of $7.4 million Friday, a sign of Iran's emerging arts market that buyers hope will be buoyed by the recent nuclear deal with world powers.
- IS grabs territory from Syrian rebels near Turkish border Updated: May-27-16 1:17 pm
BEIRUT - Militants of the Islamic State group on Friday seized a string of villages from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border in rapid advances that forced the evacuation of a hospital and trapped tens of thousands of people amid heavy fighting, Syrian opposition activists and an international medical organization said.
- Defying critics, Libya's eastern bank prints its own money Updated: May-27-16 1:10 pm
BENGHAZI, Libya - Libya's cash-strapped eastern central bank announced it had printed its own bank notes Friday, overcoming initial opposition from the U.N.-backed western government but sparking concern at the divided country's ability to develop coherent monetary and economic policies.
- The Latest: IOM eyes closer ties to UN to help migrants Updated: May-27-16 12:12 pm
GENEVA - The Latest on Europe's response to the migrant crisis (all times local):
- EU imposes more airplane, shipping sanctions on North Korea Updated: May-27-16 11:37 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union has added several measures to its North Korea sanctions list because of the regime's continued nuclear and missile testing programs.
- Turkey upset over images of US soldiers with Kurdish symbols Updated: May-27-16 11:30 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey on Friday lashed out at the United States after images surfaced apparently showing U.S. soldiers in Syria wearing the insignia of a Kurdish group opposed by Ankara.
- UN agency reports Iranian has complied with nuclear deal Updated: May-27-16 9:22 am
VIENNA - Iran has corrected one violation of its landmark nuclear deal with six world powers and is honoring all other major obligations, the U.N. atomic energy agency reported Friday.
- Cyprus president ready for peace talks after UN spat over Updated: May-27-16 7:58 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Talks to reunify the ethnically divided island of Cyprus appear to be back on track after its president said he's ready to pick up where things left off following a halt after a perceived attempt to diplomatically upgrade the island's breakaway Turkish Cypriot north.
- EU committing $645 million to Colombia's peacebuilding Updated: May-27-16 7:49 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union has committed to provide Colombia with a package of 575 million euros ($645 million) to help the nation recover from a half century of civil war.
- Air France workers on trial for assaulting executives Updated: May-27-16 7:03 am
BOBIGNY, France - A French judge postponed a trial Friday against Air France workers accused of tearing the shirts off airline executives in a violent protest, apparently fearing it could enflame tensions amid nationwide strikes over France's labor system.
- G-7 leaders express concern over South China Sea, urge peace Updated: May-27-16 6:09 am
SHIMA, Japan - The leaders of the Group of Seven countries expressed concern Friday over China's increasingly assertive activity in the East and South China seas, renewing their warnings against one-sided attempts to change the situation, and stressed the importance of peaceful resolutions.
- Abe claims success as G-7 leaders back action on economies Updated: May-27-16 6:02 am
SHIMA, Japan - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed success Friday in winning support for his approach to fighting off a possible economic crisis from fellow leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations, despite mounting evidence the formula is failing to yield promised results in Japan.
- St. Petersburg Yacht Club hopes to race to Cuba in 2017 Updated: May-27-16 4:16 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - With relations between the U.S. and Cuba improving, the St. Petersburg Yacht Club is working toward relaunching a race to Havana.
- The Latest: G-7 wants to close gaps on fighting extremism Updated: May-27-16 1:03 am
ISE, Japan - The latest news on the Group of Seven summit in Japan, where the leaders of the seven advanced economies are meeting for two days (all times local):
- Minnesota eagle, a symbol for wounded vets, dies at age 35 Updated: May-26-16 10:21 pm
WABASHA, Minnesota - A Minnesota eagle that gained fame in national TV appearances and as a symbol for wounded veterans has died at the ripe old age of 35, the National Eagle Center announced Thursday.
- The Latest: Family members "grateful" for arrest in killing Updated: May-26-16 10:07 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Latest on the arrest made in killing of a Florida State University law professor(all times local):
- New US ambassador to Mexico arrives to take up post Updated: May-26-16 7:26 pm
MEXICO CITY - Roberta Jacobson arrived to assume her new role as the United States ambassador to Mexico on Thursday, coming at a time when immigration and Mexican trade have been heated themes in the U.S. presidential campaign.
- Hero of Canada parliament attack tackles protester in Dublin Updated: May-26-16 3:34 pm
DUBLIN - A Canadian diplomat who became a national hero when he shot a jihadi gunman inside the Ottawa parliament has tussled with a protester at a military ceremony in Dublin.