Britain's May delays Brexit bill but resists calls to resign
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May backed down Thursday from plans to seek Parliament's support for a Brexit bill already rejected by much of her Conservative Party.
Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting, to some anger
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Botswana has lifted its ban on elephant hunting in a country with the world's highest number of the animals, a decision that has brought anger from some wildlife protection groups and warnings of a blow to lucrative tourism.
Senior German diplomat in Tehran for nuclear deal talks
BERLIN (AP) — A senior German diplomat headed Thursday to Tehran to press Iran to continue to respect the landmark nuclear deal, despite the unilateral withdrawal of the U.S.
Trump admin sending another $16 billion to ailing farmers
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is delivering another $16 billion in aid to farmers hurt by his trade policies, an effort to relieve the economic pain among his supporters in rural America.
Indian ruling party heads to victory with wide lead in votes
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party was headed to a landslide election victory in Thursday's vote count, while the leader of the main opposition party conceded a personal defeat that signaled the end of an era for modern India's main political dynasty.
UN health agency seeks to halve number of snakebite deaths
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization is publishing its first-ever global strategy to tackle the problem of snake bites, aiming to halve the number of people killed or disabled by snakes by 2030.
Dutch, UK voters kick off 4-day European Parliament vote
LONDON (AP) — Dutch and British voters on Thursday kicked off four days of elections across the European Union for the bloc's Parliament, a vote that pits supporters of close European integration against populist euroskeptics who want to severely restrict immigration and give more powers back to their national governments.
Analysis: Iran supreme leader comments signal strategy shift
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — For years, Iran's supreme leader only criticized the West over Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers.
D-Day veterans revisit Normandy, recall horror and triumph
Planes spread out across the sky, nearly wingtip to wingtip. A sniper's bullet whizzing by the ear. Squeezing a dying soldier's hand, so he knew he was not alone.
Fascist symbols and rhetoric on rise in Italian EU vote
MILAN (AP) — A banner emblazoned with the words "Honor to Mussolini," unfurled just steps from the Milan piazza where the fascist dictator's body was hung upside down after his 1945 execution.
For Gaza grooms, crippling debt overshadows marital bliss
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Two years ago, Gaza resident Saleh Abu Serdanah took out a small loan in order to get married and start a family.
'War is ugly': For French vet, D-Day's lessons are timeless
OUISTREHAM, France (AP) — There were countless times on D-Day and in the fighting in Normandy that followed when Leon Gautier could have been killed or grievously wounded.
India's ruling party claims win with assured lead in votes
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claimed it had won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the stock market soared in anticipation of another five-year term for the pro-business Hindu nationalist leader.
India's Modi paints image of Hindu ascetic called to power
NEW DELHI (AP) — The man in the saffron robe sat cross-legged with his eyes closed, back to the wall of a cave framed by the Himalayas.
Kenya court to rule if gay relations are criminal acts
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — On the eve of what could be a landmark ruling in Kenya on whether same-sex relations are crimes, gay rights activist and gospel singer Joji Baro says he is has no intention of returning home to the East African country.
Former Nissan chairman Ghosn appears in Tokyo court
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, appeared in a Japanese courtroom Thursday for a hearing ahead of his trial on accusations of financial misconduct.
Animal rights activists score win at Barcelona zoo
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Animal rights activists in Barcelona are celebrating a victory after the Spanish city ordered its municipal zoo to restrict the reproduction of captive animals unless their young are destined to be reintroduced into the wild.
Defeated Indonesia candidate to challenge vote at top court
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The defeated candidate in Indonesia's presidential election is expected to challenge the result in court Thursday as calm returned to the capital following a 24-hour spasm of apparently orchestrated violence.
AP Explains: Corruption trial against Argentina's Fernández
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former Argentine President Cristina Fernández was in court this week for the first in a string of trials charging her with corruption.
Supreme leader criticizes Iran's politicians amid US tension
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader publicly chastised the country's moderate president and foreign minister Wednesday, saying he disagreed with the implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal they had negotiated with world powers.
North Korea calls Biden 'fool of low IQ' over Kim criticism
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has labeled Joe Biden a "fool of low IQ" and an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being" after the U.S.
'American Taliban' fighter to be released after 17 years
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — John Walker Lindh, the young Californian who became known as the American Taliban after he was captured by U.S.
US lawmakers demand UN health agency change opioid guidance
Two U.S. lawmakers are calling on the World Health Organization to withdraw pain care guidelines that include what they say are false claims about the safety of prescription opioids.
Russian opposition leader's associate jailed for 20 days
MOSCOW (AP) — A top associate of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to 20 days in jail in connection with an unsanctioned protest rally last year.
Group of Yazidi women victims of IS get new life in France
PARIS (AP) — France is taking in a new group of Yazidis including women victimized by the Islamic State group and their children.