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The Latest: Another Chilean church burns during papal visit

January 17, 2018

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Latin America (all times local):

1:20 p.m. more »»

Pope denounces indigenous violence in symbolic Chile Mass

January 17, 2018

TEMUCO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the use of violence to achieve political gains as he travelled Wednesday to the heart of Chile's centuries-old conflict with indigenous peoples, where ... more »»

Ethiopia releases top opposition figure from prison

January 17, 2018

BURAYU, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's top opposition figure and hundreds of others were released from prison on Wednesday as part of the government's recent pledge to free detained politicians and... more »»

50 shows, 5 days: Fashion says "bonjour" to Paris menswear

January 17, 2018

PARIS (AP) — The travelling fashion press bid "ciao" to Milan and said "bonjour" to Paris on Wednesday — kicking off 50 fashion shows, endless parties, million-dollar business deals and the last... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Peru prisoners build chairs for papal visit

January 17, 2018

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — Prisoners convicted of crimes like robbery and drug trafficking at a prison in the Peruvian Amazon are using their time behind bars to build simple wooden chairs tha... more »»

Pope recalls dictatorship, indigenous cause in symbolic Mass

January 17, 2018

TEMUCO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis traveled to the heart of Chile's centuries-old conflict with indigenous peoples Wednesday, celebrating Mass at a former military base that not only lies on... more »»

Catalan parliament reconvenes, elects pro-secession speaker

January 17, 2018

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalonia's new parliament on Wednesday elected a pro-secession speaker, virtually guaranteeing that the push for independence for Spain's northeastern region will continu... more »»

Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

January 17, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening... more »»

Nearly 4 years on, much of Syrian rebel 'capital' abandoned

January 17, 2018

HOMS, Syria (AP) — Sumaya Bairuty walked through abandoned streets pocked with shell craters amid rows of destroyed buildings, at times climbing over giant sand barriers before reaching her... more »»

Saudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion after urgent Yemen plea

January 17, 2018

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered the transfer of $2 billion to Yemen on Wednesday, a day after Yemen's Saudi-backed prime minister made an urgent appeal on the... more »»

Families of captive French jihadis sue to bring them home

January 17, 2018

PARIS (AP) — Six families of French jihadis captured during Islamic State's retreat filed a complaint Wednesday demanding that the government bring them home, a week after a video of two notoriou... more »»

Jewish child orphaned in Mumbai attacks makes 1st visit back

January 17, 2018

NEW DELHI (AP) — Moshe Holtzberg, a boy whose parents were killed at a Jewish center in Mumbai during a 2008 terror attack, returned to India for the first time Tuesday to visit the site of the... more »»

Turkish military plane crashes during training; 3 killed

January 17, 2018

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish Air Force cargo plane crashed in southwest Turkey during a training flight on Wednesday, killing two pilots and a technician on board, the military said. more »»

France considers loaning Britain historic Bayeux Tapestry

January 17, 2018

PARIS (AP) — French officials said Wednesday they plan to loan the historic Bayeux Tapestry to Britain, allowing the 11th-century artwork depicting the conquest of England to leave France for the... more »»

Office of rights group in Russia's North Caucasus torched

January 17, 2018

MOSCOW (AP) — Masked attackers on Wednesday torched the office of the prominent Russian rights group Memorial in the region of Ingushetia, the latest escalation of tensions between the activists... more »»

Pope in Chile to say Mass on contested land used for torture

January 17, 2018

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday headed to the heart of Chile's centuries-old conflict with indigenous peoples to celebrate Mass on contested land that was also used as a detentio... more »»

EU maintains offer to keep Britain in despite vote to leave

January 17, 2018

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday maintained the offer for Britain to remain in the EU even after both sides have entered the second phase of Brexit... more »»

Optimism in Iraq fuels revived interest in classic cars

January 17, 2018

BAGHDAD (AP) — When Iraqi forces drove Islamic State militants out of eastern Mosul a year ago, Nashwan Shakir Mahmoud raced back to his home, hoping that his red and white 1955 Chevrolet coupe... more »»

Chinese-American journalist says China kidnapped his wife

January 17, 2018

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese-American journalist who extensively interviewed an exiled businessman says his wife has been kidnapped and held for months by Chinese security forces, adding a subplot to... more »»

North Korea to send 230-member cheering squad to Olympics

January 17, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea plans to send a 230-member cheering squad as part of its delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, officials said Wednesday, as South Korea'... more »»

 
 
 

 

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