International News

S. Korea’s Moon: N. Korean leader Kim to visit Seoul ‘soon’

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will "soon" visit Seoul as part of a series of high-profile diplomatic efforts aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons. Moon said in ...

Divers recover jet’s data recorder from Indonesia seafloor

By NINIEK KARMINI and ANDI JATMIKO, Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Divers recovered the crashed Lion Air jet's flight data recorder from the seafloor on Thursday, a crucial development in the investigation into what caused the 2-month-old plane to plunge into Indonesian seas ...

Christian woman acquitted in Pakistan to leave country

By MUNIR AHMED, Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Christian woman acquitted in Pakistan after eight years on death row for blasphemy plans to leave the country, her family said Thursday as radical Islamists mounted rallies for a second day against the verdict, blocking roads and burning ...

Saudi ties to US colleges come under mounting scrutiny

By COLLIN BINKLEY and CHAD DAY, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — U.S. colleges and universities have received more than $350 million from the Saudi government this decade, yet some are rethinking their arrangements in the wake of the killing of a journalist that has ignited a global uproar ...

End of austerity? Britain’s poor to see little improvement

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Much of Britain will continue to feel the effects of eight years of spending cuts, even after the government's Treasury chief heralded the end of austerity by splashing out billions of pounds for health, transportation and small business in his ...

Previous flight of crashed Lion Air jet terrified passengers

By NINIEK KARMINI and STEPHEN WRIGHT, Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Relatives numbed by grief provided samples for DNA tests to help identify victims of the Lion Air plane crash that killed 189 people in Indonesia, as accounts emerged Tuesday of problems on the jet's previous ...

Venice hit by high tide as Italy buffeted by winds; 6 killed

By COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press MILAN (AP) — Venice was inundated by an exceptional high tide Monday, putting three-quarters of the famed Italian lagoon city under water as large swathes of the rest of Italy experienced flooding and heavy winds that toppled trees and other objects, ...

Merkel won’t seek a 5th term as German chancellor

By GEIR MOULSON and DAVID RISING, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel set off Monday on what could be a three-year countdown to the end of her leadership of Germany, a stint that has made her the European Union's longest-serving leader and a key figure in facing the continent's many ...

2nd group of migrants enters Mexico as main caravan resumes

By SANTIAGO BILLY and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — Hundreds of Central Americans following in the footsteps of a thousands-strong migrant caravan making its way toward the U.S. border crossed a river from Guatemala into Mexico on Monday, defying a heavy ...

Large challenges loom for Brazil’s president-elect Bolsonaro

By PETER PRENGAMAN and SARAH DiLORENZO, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro signaled Monday his administration would make tackling the country's budget-crushing pension system a top priority, doubling down on a campaign promise that made him the ...