BANGKOK | Spokesman says Thai court has ordered release of a refugee Bahraini soccer player seeking return to Australia

BANGKOK (AP) — Spokesman says Thai court has ordered release of a refugee Bahraini soccer player…

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesia’s Soputan volcano erupts, ejecting thick ash

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A volcano in central Indonesia has erupted, ejecting columns of thick ash as…

BEIRUT | Syrian Kurdish force: Turkey attack would impact war on IS

BEIRUT— The main Syrian Kurdish-led militia warned on Thursday that threats by Turkey’s president to launch…

NAIROBI, Kenya | Ex-Somalia extremist now running for office is arrested

NAIROBI, Kenya  — The former No. 2 leader of Somalia’s al-Shabab extremist group, who is now…

LONDON | The Latest: German government approves Brexit legislation

LONDON  — The Latest on political turmoil in Britain (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Germany’s Cabinet…

TOKYO | The Latest: Prosecutors deny plan to force Ghosn confession

TOKYO — The Latest on charges against former Nissan Motor Co. chairman Carlos Ghosn, who was…

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban kill 14 troops in western province

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says the Taliban have killed 14 Afghan soldiers and taken…

BEIJING | Spokesman says China ‘full of confidence’ trade pact possible in 90 days, talks to start with farm goods, energy, cars

BEIJING— Spokesman says China ‘full of confidence’ trade pact possible in 90 days, talks to start…

DALLAS | Spokesman: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94

DALLAS — Spokesman: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94. By  Associated Press

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Giuliani calls Cohen ‘proven liar’ after plea

WASHINGTON— The Latest on Michael Cohen‘s guilty plea to lying to Congress about work he did…

KIEV, Ukraine | The Latest: Kremlin surprised by Trump’s Putin cancellation

KIEV, Ukraine— The Latest on raised tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local): 7:15 p.m.…

HONG KONG | Gene-edited baby claim by Chinese scientist sparks outrage

HONG KONG — More than 100 scientists have signed a petition calling for greater oversight on…

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi’s killing

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s top prosecutor announced Thursday he’s recommended the death penalty…

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | The Latest: Scott campaign calls Nelson lawsuit frivolous

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— The Latest on the Florida election recount of 2018 (all times local): 1…

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif  | Sheriff’s spokesman says 6 people wounded, including one deputy, in shooting at bar in Southern California

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.  — Sheriff’s spokesman says 6 people wounded, including one deputy, in shooting at…

MARSEILLE, France | French rescue teams find 2nd body in collapsed buildings

MARSEILLE, France — Firefighters in the southern French city of Marseille said Tuesday they found a…

WASHINGTON | Mueller refers plot to make false claims about him to FBI

WASHINGTON— A spokesman for special counsel Robert Mueller says the office has referred to the FBI…

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka’s crisis deepens as president suspends Parliament

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s president suspended Parliament even as the prime minister he fired…

SAN FRANCISCO | Google reveals 48 employees fired for sexual harassment

SAN FRANCISCO — Google says it has fired 48 employees for sexual harassment during the past…

WARSAW, Poland | Polish national airline cancels flights amid employee strike

WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s national airline LOT is cancelling some flights as crew members strike to…

ATHENS, Greece  | Greece: Former minister to be held ahead of corruption trial

ATHENS, Greece  — A former Greek finance minister, who headed the country’s effort to join the…

LOS ANGELES | About 15,000 strike at University of California hospitals

LOS ANGELES  — About 15,000 medical workers on Tuesday started a three-day strike at five University…

KABUL, Afghanistan | 3 top Afghan officials killed by guards, US general survives

KABUL, Afghanistan  — The three top officials in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province were killed when their own…

CAIRO | Saudi-led airstrike kills 17 in contested Yemeni port city

CAIRO — Yemeni rebel officials say an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels has…

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: 13 killed in bombing at candidate rally

KABUL, Afghanistan — A motorcycle rigged with explosives detonated at an election rally in northeastern Afghanistan…

PANAMA CITY | The Latest: Florida psychiatric hospital ‘cut off’ by storm

PANAMA CITY, Fla.  — The Latest on the impact of Hurricane Michael’s destructive path across the…

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | US, Russian astronauts safe after emergency landing

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan— Two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia were safe Thursday after an emergency landing…

PALU, Indonesia | Indonesia’s grim search for disaster dead nears its end

PALU, Indonesia— Indonesia’s search for victims buried in neighborhoods annihilated by an earthquake and tsunami is…

LONDON | The Latest: Kremlin refuses to comment on Bellingcat report

LONDON— The Latest on the Russian suspects in ex-spy’s poisoning (all times local): 1:15 p.m. The…

CHICAGO | Mayor’s spokesman: Trump ‘clueless,’ wrong on stop-and-frisk

CHICAGO — A spokesman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called President Donald Trump “clueless” for…