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  • UK's Cameron blasts UN panel's ruling on WikiLeaks' Assange 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 12:25 pm

    LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron told Parliament on Wednesday that a U.N. panel's finding that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been wrongfully detained is "ridiculous." Assange responded quickly by accusing Cameron of libel.

  • Kurdish protest against Turkey turns violent in Paris 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 9:16 am

    PARIS - Clashes have erupted outside the Turkish Embassy in Paris after police moved in to disperse a demonstration by Kurdish political activists.

  • Italy demands answers as student's body flown in from Cairo story has photos
    Updated: Feb-06-16 12:42 pm

    ROME - Italy demanded Saturday that Egyptian authorities swiftly determine who was responsible for the torture and slaying of an Italian doctoral student researching Egyptian labor movements and other social issues in Cairo.

  • Assange sex case sinks in international quagmire story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 2:05 pm

    LONDON - It started more than five years ago as what appeared to be a fairly simple sex crime case: two women in Sweden came forward to accuse Julian Assange of sexual misconduct.

  • The Latest: Assange hails 'victory' from embassy balcony story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 12:06 pm

    GENEVA - The Latest on the U.N. panel's determination that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained (all times local):

  • Chronicle of Julian Assange's battle against extradition 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 9:58 am

    LONDON - Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, has been fighting to avoid extradition to Sweden, which wants to question him about allegations of rape. He has spent more than three years inside the Embassy of Ecuador in London to avoid being sent to Sweden and possibly forced to go to the United States to face charges there. A United Nations panel said Friday that he has been unlawfully detained by Swedish and British authorities. Here are key events in the Assange saga:

  • US embassy condemns Czechs for not extraditing suspects 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 2:12 pm

    PRAGUE - The U.S. embassy in Prague on Thursday blasted a decision by the Czech Republic's justice minister not to extradite a Lebanese national to the U.S. to face weapons charges.

  • Obama visits US mosque, says impression of Muslims distorted story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-03-16 3:25 pm

    CATONSVILLE, Maryland - President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to correct what he called a "hugely distorted impression" of Muslim-Americans as he made his first visit to a U.S. mosque. He said those who demonize all Muslims for the acts of a few are playing into extremists' hands.

  • Thai border market vendors torpedo crackdown on counterfeits 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 9:57 am

    BANGKOK - Thai police were licking their wounds Wednesday after an enraged mob of vendors chased them away when they tried to seize fake goods at a famous border market.

  • Guilty plea in attempted cyber-attack on US govt. computers 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 6:21 pm

    WASHINGTON - A former Nuclear Regulatory Commission scientist pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal computer crime, admitting that he attempted to launch a cyber-attack on government computers by sending employees emails that he thought contained a virus.

  • Saudi-led coalition sets up body to probe actions in Yemen 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 10:31 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The Saudi-led coalition striking Shiite rebels in Yemen announced Monday that it is setting up an independent committee to probe the force's actions in the deeply impoverished country amid mounting criticism over its military operations there.

  • Obama honors 4 who protected Jews during Holocaust story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-27-16 11:10 pm

    WASHINGTON - As he honored four people on Wednesday for risking their lives to protect Jews, President Barack Obama warned that anti-Semitism is on the rise and that an attack on any faith is an attack on all faiths.

  • China's ambassador visiting NC to mark big New Year holiday 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 4:15 am

    CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - China's ambassador to the U.S. is visiting North Carolina to celebrate the Chinese New Year for what officials say is the first time the country's envoy has marked the big Asian holiday outside of the District of Columbia.

  • Kerry presses China on North Korea, South China Sea story has photos
    Updated: Jan-26-16 10:17 pm

    BEIJING - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Wednesday for China to do more to rein in North Korea's nuclear activities and decrease tensions over disputed parts of the South China Sea.

  • China releases, deports Swede detained over rights group 
    Updated: Jan-25-16 11:47 pm

    BEIJING - The Chinese government has released and deported a Swedish man it accused of training and funding unlicensed lawyers in the country, leading to an extraordinary taped confession broadcast on state television.

  • Report: 2 Chinese killed in Laos suspected bombing 
    Updated: Jan-25-16 6:59 pm

    BEIJING - Two Chinese citizens have been killed and one injured in a suspected bomb attack in central Laos, a mountainous area that in recent months has seen an increase in violence and in years past was the scene of clashes between government forces and the Hmong ethnic minority.

  • Street artist Banksy takes swipe at France on migrant crisis 
    Updated: Jan-25-16 7:56 am

    LONDON - The street artist Banksy has taken a swipe at French authorities for their handling of the migrant crisis in Calais, placing a drawing of the child featured on posters for the musical "Les Miserables" surrounded by tear gas.

  • Iran announces 100 arrests over attack on Saudi embassy 
    Updated: Jan-24-16 9:16 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - A spokesman for Iran's judiciary says that around 100 suspects were arrested, with some later released, following an attack on Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran.

  • The Latest: Ohio man disheartened North Korea holds student 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 8:16 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - The latest on the detention of an American student in North Korea (all times local):

  • Moldova: 3,000 protest, call for early elections story has photos
    Updated: Jan-22-16 11:41 am

    CHISINAU, Moldova - Some 3,000 people protested in the Moldovan capital Friday for a third day running calling for early elections, better governance and demanding an end to widespread corruption.

  • UK gov't ordered embassies to lobby for Coe 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 8:09 am

    LONDON - The British government ordered ambassadors around the world to lobby athletics leaders to vote for Sebastian Coe in the IAAF presidential election, aiming to ensure "British interests are protected," diplomatic messages obtained by The Associated Press reveal.

  • Iraqi PM expresses doubts that 3 Americans were kidnapped 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 8:05 am

    BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister has expressed doubts that the three Americans who went missing from a Baghdad neighborhood last week have been kidnapped. Haider al-Abadi says no demands have been made for the three and that they were most likely taken by "criminal gangs." Al-Abadi spoke on Friday from Davos, Switzerland, where he is attending the World Economic Forum.

  • Swedish prosecutors say no deal yet on Assange interrogation 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 9:12 am

    STOCKHOLM - Swedish prosecutors have cast doubt on Ecuador's assertion that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be questioned imminently at its embassy in London.

  • Ecuador's president says questioning of Assange imminent 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 5:51 pm

    QUITO, Ecuador - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be questioned shortly at Ecuador's embassy in London, the president of the South American country said Wednesday.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Benghazi movie misstates some facts 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 3:53 am

    WASHINGTON - Michael Bay's new film, "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi," tells the story of the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attacks in Libya through the heroics of the private security contractors assigned to protect Americans.