- Erdogan firm on terror laws, set on presidential system Updated: May-06-16 10:10 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at Europe on Friday, saying his nation will not reform its anti-terrorism legislation for the sake of visa-free travel to Europe for its citizens.
- Obama challenges Americans to give back to vets, families Updated: May-05-16 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON - Taking a cue from his wife, President Barack Obama challenged Americans on Thursday to consider how they might give back to those who have served in the military and their families.
- SeaWorld loss widens, but adjusted results top expectations Updated: May-05-16 3:40 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - SeaWorld's first-quarter loss widened as expenses climbed, but the theme park operator's adjusted results and revenue beat Wall Street's expectations.
- Turkish premier to step down, boosting president's position Updated: May-05-16 2:12 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's prime minister announced Thursday that he will stand down, giving the country's increasingly authoritarian president free reign to appoint someone less likely to challenge him -a development that could have implications for Turkey's internal conflicts and external relations.
- Kerry warns Assad to start transition by Aug. 1 - or else Updated: May-03-16 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry warned Syria's government and its backers in Moscow and Tehran on Tuesday that they face an August deadline for starting a political transition to move President Bashar Assad out, or they risk the consequences of a new U.S. approach toward ending the 5-year-old civil war.
- Spain king signs decree for unprecedented new elections Updated: May-03-16 4:43 am
MADRID - Spain's King Felipe VI has signed a decree dissolving parliament and calling elections for June 26 after deputies elected in an inconclusive December election failed to agree on a new prime minister.
- Bishop Museum president, CEO resigns amid loan investigation Updated: May-02-16 1:46 pm
HONOLULU - The president and CEO of Honolulu's Bishop Museum is resigning amid a state investigation into whether he illegally gave himself a loan of more than $14,000.
- Bishop Museum president, CEO resigns amid loan investigation Updated: May-02-16 1:41 pm
HONOLULU - The president and CEO of the Honolulu's Bishop Museum is resigning amid a state investigation into whether he illegally gave himself a loan of more than $14,000.
- South Sudan forms new coalition government of national unity Updated: Apr-29-16 12:04 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan's leaders have formed a transitional coalition government bringing together politicians from the government and the armed opposition who have been at war for two and a half years.
- Spain predicts 2.5 percent annual growth for next 4 years Updated: Apr-29-16 8:20 am
MADRID - The Spanish economy will grow at an average annual rate of 2.5 percent over the next four years- one of the strongest in the European Union - and will create some 2 million jobs, the country's caretaker government predicted Friday.
- Chilean poet Neruda reburied at his coastal home Updated: Apr-26-16 3:54 pm
ISLA NEGRA, Chile - The remains of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda were reburied on Tuesday at his favorite home in a Chilean town overlooking the Pacific Ocean, despite lingering questions surrounding his mysterious death.
- South Sudan rebel leader returns to the capital Updated: Apr-26-16 2:17 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital Juba on Tuesday afternoon, to become vice president and to try to end the civil war that in two and a half years has killed tens of thousands of people and forced more than 2 million from their homes.
- The Latest: White House touts security agreements in Gulf Updated: Apr-21-16 10:57 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - The Latest on President Barack Obama's meeting with top officials from six Arab nations in Saudi Arabia. (all times local):
- South Sudan: Worries that peace deal may collapse Updated: Apr-20-16 1:33 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan's peace deal may collapse after rebel leader Riek Machar failed to return to the capital as planned, observers and a ceasefire monitor said Wednesday.
- Syria talks resume, chances seen as very slim amid violence Updated: Apr-16-16 1:49 pm
BEIRUT - Indirect peace talks between Syria's warring parties have resumed in Geneva to the backdrop of escalating violence in the country's north and a refusal by the Syrian government to negotiate a transitional government, a key opposition demand.
- Ukrainian president's ally is elected as new prime minister Updated: Apr-14-16 4:42 pm
MOSCOW - The speaker of the Ukrainian parliament was elected the country's new prime minister Thursday in a vote that the government hopes will end a months-long political crisis but which reformers say gives Ukraine's oligarchs a free hand in running the country.
- AP INTERVIEW: Top Syrian official rules out Assad departure Updated: Apr-13-16 5:15 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria - A top Syrian official said on Wednesday that the opposition has to let go of its "dream" for a transitional government, saying that such a thing amounts to a coup d'etat and "will never be accepted."
- $1.1M spent on Gov. Edwards' inauguration and transition Updated: Apr-11-16 4:07 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards spent about $1.1 million on his inauguration festivities and other transition expenses as he prepared to take office.