YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenians vote for parliament; PM looks to bolster support

YEREVAN, Armenia — Armenians cast ballots Sunday in an early parliamentary election that was expected to further consolidate the power of the nation’s new prime minister. The charismatic 43-year-old Nikol Pashinian took office in May after spearheading massive protests against his predecessor’s power grab which forced that politician to step down. Pashinian has pushed for … Continue reading YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenians vote for parliament; PM looks to bolster support

LONDON | UK’s May: ‘Uncharted waters’ if lawmakers reject Brexit deal

LONDON— British Prime Minister Theresa May is warning lawmakers they could take Britain into “uncharted waters” and trigger a general election if they reject her Brexit deal in a crucial parliamentary vote this week. May is fighting to save her unpopular Brexit plan and her job ahead of a showdown in Parliament planned for Tuesday, … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s May: ‘Uncharted waters’ if lawmakers reject Brexit deal

ROME | Italian police question witnesses in deadly disco stampede

ROME  — Italian police are questioning more witnesses to find who sprayed an irritant, triggering a deadly stampede in an overcrowded disco in a town near the Adriatic port of Ancona. Police Col. Cristian Carrozza of the Ancona Carabinieri on Sunday declined to confirm Italian media reports that investigators had identified a juvenile as the … Continue reading ROME | Italian police question witnesses in deadly disco stampede

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghanistan suspends soccer officials amid abuse allegations

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan authorities have suspended the head of the soccer federation and five other senior officials amid allegations of sexual and physical abuse of female athletes. Jamshed Rasooli, a spokesman for the attorney general, announced the suspensions Sunday, saying the move was intended to allow for a transparent investigation into the accusations publicized … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghanistan suspends soccer officials amid abuse allegations

YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenians cast ballots in early parliamentary election

YEREVAN, Armenia— Armenians are casting ballots in an early parliamentary election expected to further consolidate the power of the nation’s new prime minister. The charismatic 43-year-old Nikol Pashinian took office in May after spearheading massive protests against his predecessor’s power grab that forced the politician to step down. Pashinian has pushed for early vote in … Continue reading YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenians cast ballots in early parliamentary election

PARIS | The Latest: France detains 1,220 after anti-govt protests

PARIS — The Latest on the unrest in France (all times local): 10 a.m. France’s Interior Ministry says 1,220 people were taken into custody around France during the latest yellow vest protests — a roundup the scale of which the country hasn’t seen in years. Police frisked protesters Saturday at train stations around the country, … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: France detains 1,220 after anti-govt protests

NHIALDIU, South Sudan | At scene of South Sudan mass rape, ‘no one could hear me’

NHIALDIU, South Sudan — Shock and outrage followed when Doctors Without Borders announced that 125 women and girls in South Sudan had been raped, whipped and clubbed last month in a dramatic spike in sexual violence. In an exclusive look at the aftermath, The Associated Press joined a United Nations peacekeeping patrol where the attacks … Continue reading NHIALDIU, South Sudan | At scene of South Sudan mass rape, ‘no one could hear me’

PARIS | Paris cleans up after latest riot; pressure builds on Macron

PARIS — Paris monuments are reopening, cleanup workers are out on the streets and shop owners are trying to put the city on its feet again, after new protests and rioting injured 71 people in the French capital and caused widespread damage. President Emmanuel Macron broke his silence to tweet appreciation for the police, but … Continue reading PARIS | Paris cleans up after latest riot; pressure builds on Macron