APEC evicts HK journalists who heckled Aquino

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — A journalist association is protesting the treatment of Hong Kong reporters covering a regional economic summit in Indonesia, saying they were treated like a serious security threat by the organizers who barred them from…

Vietnam lets churches thrive, but keeps control

KRET KROT, Vietnam (AP) — A year ago in this poor hill-tribe village, police rounded up members of a small Catholic sect who were accused of trying to create an independent state. The leaders are in jail, followers…

EU lawmakers to push ahead with anti-tobacco plans

BRUSSELS (AP) — European lawmakers are trying to tighten rules governing the multi-billion dollar tobacco market by imposing bigger and bolder warnings on cigarette packs, banning most flavorings like menthol and beefing up regulation of electronic cigarettes. Lawmakers…

Japanese court: Anti-Korea ‘hate speech’ illegal

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court has ordered a group of anti-Korean activists to pay a Korean school in Kyoto 12 million yen ($120,000) in compensation for disturbing classes and scaring students by shouting “kimchi stinks,” ”children of…

Argentina frets as leader undergoes brain surgery

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Doctors prepared to drill into President Cristina Fernandez’s skull Tuesday morning to siphon out blood that is pressuring her brain two months after she suffered an unexplained head injury. Experts described the procedure…

Report: Chinese police fire at Tibetan protesters

BEIJING (AP) — A U.S.-backed broadcaster says Chinese security forces fired into a crowd of Tibetan protesters demanding the release of a fellow villager. Radio Free Asia said Tuesday that Chinese police also fired tear gas at the…

APEC evicts HK journalists who heckled Aquino

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — A journalist association is protesting the treatment of a group of Hong Kong reporters covering a regional economic summit in Indonesia, saying they were treated like a serious security threat by the organizers who…

Argentina’s president to undergo surgery on head

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s president will undergo surgery Tuesday to remove blood between her brain and skull that has been causing new and worrying symptoms, her physicians said. The president’s doctors said they had ordered President…

Dominican leader, activists discuss court decision

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic’s president met Monday with a small group of activists who are fighting against a court ruling that strips citizenship from the children of migrant workers. Ana Maria Belique, spokeswoman…

UK makes royal coin for baby prince’s christening

LONDON (AP) — Superstition holds it’s good luck to cross a newborn’s palm with silver to wish the child riches and health, but Britain’s baby Prince George is getting something more: A whole new set of coins in…

UN hopes for action on Central African Republic

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is hoping to adopt a resolution this week aimed at helping to restore security to the collapsing Central African Republic and demanding swift implementation of a political transition leading to…

UN chief heads to Hungary and then to Brunei

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is heading to a water summit in Hungary and then to a summit of Southeast Asian nations in Brunei. U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said Ban left for Hungary on Monday to…

Nabbing of Libyan militant sparks fear of backlash

CAIRO (AP) — The Libyan militant accused by Washington in the killing of the U.S. ambassador told The Associated Press on Monday he’s not worried about being next on the list for capture by the Americans after the…

Greeks hope to save ancient road on subway site

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — When a brand-new subway system hits an ancient road, surely something has to give. But in one northern Greek city, archaeologists are fighting to combine the two, against government plans to remove and display…

Post-coup Egypt gripped by nationalist fervor

CAIRO (AP) — While riots turned the neighborhoods of Cairo into deadly battlegrounds this weekend, Egypt’s most powerful man — the head of the armed forces — enjoyed a star-studded show. In a sports stadium, celebrities and pop…

At least 45 dead from attacks in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) — A coordinated wave of evening bombings in Baghdad has raised the death toll from a series of attacks today across Iraq. At least 45 people were killed. It’s the third day in a row that…

Death of Israeli kingmaker leaves huge void

JERUSALEM (AP) — To his supporters, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was a revered spiritual sage who empowered masses of disenfranchised Sephardic Jews. Among secular Israelis, he was widely perceived as a medieval figure, bedecked in flowing robes and occasionally…

Maldives court annuls 1st round presidential vote

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Supreme Court of the Maldives has annulled the results of the first round of voting in the country’s presidential election, agreeing with a losing candidate’s claim that the election was flawed. Four judges…

Brazil demands Canada explain spying allegations

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil on Monday demanded clarifications from the Canadian government about allegations that its spies targeted Brazil’s Mines and Energy Ministry, in what Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said appears to be an act of industrial…

Official: Iran won’t unblock Facebook, Twitter

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran does not plan to unblock Facebook and Twitter for the general public even if some top government officials use it, the minister of telecommunications and information technology said Monday. State TV quoted Mahmoud…