ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Since he took office in 2003, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has given a name to each stage in his consolidation of power in Turkey. First he called himself the apprentice; then the journeyman; and latterly the master. Now, he says a new five-year term would elevate him to the role of “grandmaster” and help him make Turkey one of the world’s top powers by the time the republic marks its centenary in 2023.
GENEVA (AP) — Pope Francis has arrived in Geneva, one of the world’s first cities to adopt the Protestant Reformation, for a one-day visit to highlight the importance of Christians praying and working together.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A prominent Shiite cleric in Bahrain who led a now-shuttered opposition party was acquitted Thursday of spying charges with two colleagues, marking a rare victory for activists in the island kingdom amid a yearslong clampdown on dissent.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. judge appeared skeptical of some of the Trump administration’s key arguments for seeking to block three California laws intended to protect immigrants, questioning the scope of federal power over immigration during a lengthy court hearing on Wednesday.
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump’s reversal of a policy separating migrant families at the Mexico border sparked confusion over how the new guidelines will play out and deep concern that the changes don’t go far enough, allowing children to still be held in detention even if they remain with their families.
Alex Ovechkin has already done a “keg stand” with the Stanley Cup, performed shirtless push-ups in a fountain full of teammates and lifted hockey’s prestigious trophy so often in joy that it could be considered upper-body training.
TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Thursday amid concern over the trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Uncertainty remains, but the original tariff threats made earlier in the week were not followed through.
MONTREAL (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo drove go-karts while growing up in Australia and found himself drawn to stock car racing and the big personalities behind the wheels.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern giving birth (all times local):
NEW YORK (AP) — Marvin Bagley III and Michael Porter Jr. believe they are the best players in this NBA draft, though the best they can hope for is probably the No. 2 pick.