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UN experts: Malian military and ‘white’ soldiers killed 33

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts said in a new report that Malian armed forces allegedly carried out an operation with "white-skinned soldiers" near the border with Mauritania in March, shooting and burning at least 33 civilians in one of several operations where the country's ruling ...

Nicaragua police investigating bishop critical of government

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nicaragua's police said Friday they have begun an investigation against a Roman Catholic bishop who has been an outspoken critic of President Daniel Ortega's government. They accused Bishop Rolando Álvarez, leader of the Matagalpa diocese, of allegedly "organizing violent ...

North Korea calls Pelosi ‘destroyer of international peace’

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday called U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "the worst destroyer of international peace and stability," accusing her of inciting anti-North Korea sentiment and enraging China during her Asian tour earlier this week. Pelosi traveled to South Korea ...

EXPLAINER: On China, US and climate, action, not talk is key

The last two agreements the world made to battle climate change came only after the United States and China, by far the two biggest carbon polluters, made deals with each other. Now the successful dynamic is in jeopardy with China cutting off climate talks with the U.S. because of House Speaker ...

Marcos meets Blinken in Philippines amid US-China crisis

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. welcomed U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday, the highest ranking American official to visit the Philippines since he took office, although the meeting came at a delicate time as ties between Washington and Beijing have ...

ASEAN special envoy to Myanmar warns on further executions

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Efforts by Myanmar's neighbors to help restore peace and normalcy to the strife-torn Southeast Asian nation were hindered by the country's recent executions of four political activists, Cambodia's foreign minister said Saturday. Prak Sokhonn, speaking in his ...

Hiroshima vows nuke ban at 77th memorial amid Russia threat

TOKYO (AP) — Hiroshima on Saturday remembered the atomic bombing 77 years ago as officials, including the head of the United Nations, warned against nuclear weapons buildup and as fears grow of another such attack amid Russia's war on Ukraine. "Nuclear weapons are nonsense. They guarantee no ...

Israel and Gaza militants exchange fire after deadly strikes

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli jets pounded militant targets in Gaza early Saturday as rockets rained on southern Israel, hours after a wave of Israeli airstrikes on the coastal enclave killed at least 11 people, including a senior militant and a 5-year-old girl. The fighting that ...

EXPLAINER: Why Kenya’s presidential election is important

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyans vote Tuesday to choose a successor to President Uhuru Kenyatta. The race is close and could go to a runoff for the first time. One top candidate is Raila Odinga, an opposition leader in his fifth run for the presidency who is being supported by former rival ...

Ukrainian unit digs in for Russian assault on eastern city

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian military personnel are fortifying their positions around the eastern city of Sloviansk in expectation of a fresh Russian attempt to seize the strategic point in the fiercely fought-over Donetsk region. As heavy ground fighting continues on the front line ...