WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Tutu welcomes Obama ‘home’

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu locked eyes with President Barack Obama on Sunday in an emotional moment between two men who have been pioneers for racial progress a world apart. Tutu greeted Obama…

A look at Egypt’s political standoff

CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets Sunday, some in support of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and others to call for his ouster. Here is a look at Egypt’s current political standoff, what…

Protests target Confederation Cup match in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — More than 5,000 anti-government protesters marched Sunday near the Maracana football stadium before a major international match, venting their anger about the billions of dollars the Brazilian government is spending on major sporting…

Summer menswear in Paris a relaxed affair

PARIS (AP) — Menswear season in Paris brought the lofty catwalks back to the people, with a series of shows that twinned the glamor and energy of high fashion with genuine wearability. Loose shorts, rolled-up sleeves, jackets with…

Chile’s Bachelet wins presidential primary

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chileans are voting for the first time in presidential primaries organized by the government. Voters will pick a candidate from Chile’s two grand coalitions, the New Majority on the left and the conservative Alliance…

Obama: US makes no apology for Africa efforts

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States makes no apology for supporting efforts to stand up for human dignity in Africa. Obama says fear too often prevails in nations across Africa. He’s…

Iraq’s Kurdish parliament extends leader’s term

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — A Kurdish official says the parliament of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region has voted to extend the current term of the region’s leader by two years. Regional parliament spokesman Tareq Juhar says a majority of…

Ecuador president: Snowden can’t leave Moscow

PUERTO VIEJO, Ecuador (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is “under the care of the Russian authorities” and can’t leave Moscow’s international airport without his U.S. passport, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa told The Associated Press Sunday.…

UN report: Rwanda support for Congo rebels wanes

GOMA, Congo (AP) — A United Nations experts report says Rwandan support for rebels in neighboring Congo has waned but not ended over the past six months. In their mid-year report to the U.N. Security Council’s Congo sanctions…

Russia’s Putin signs anti-gay measures into law

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a measure that stigmatizes gay people and bans giving children any information about homosexuality. The lower house of Russia’s parliament unanimously passed the Kremlin-backed bill on June…

UK Parliament toilets to get pricey refurbishment

LONDON (AP) — They will be toilets fit for nobility. Officials at Britain’s Parliament plan to spend about 100,000 pounds ($152,000) to refurbish two toilets used by members of the House of Lords. A tender notice posted on…

Habre, ex-dictator of Chad, detained in Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A lawyer for Hissene Habre, the former dictator of Chad who fled to Senegal decades ago, said that the ex-ruler was taken away from his home in Senegal’s capital on Sunday by paramilitary police.…

SAfrica: Mandela remains critical as family feuds

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela’s grandson says he will contest a court order for him to move the remains of three family members to their original gravesite. The family feud comes as Mandela, 94, remains in critical condition…

Muslims trapped in ghetto after clashes in Myanmar

SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) — From inside the neighborhood that has become their prison, they can look over the walls and fences and into a living city. Stores are open out there. Sidewalk restaurants are serving bottles of Mandalay…

5 dead in northern China murder-suicide

BEIJING (AP) — A man in northern China killed four members of a family, including a 7-year-old boy, before committing suicide in an apparent feud between former in-laws, China’s official news agency said Sunday. The 60-year-old man, identified…

France sells shares in Paris airport company

PARIS (AP) — The French Finance Ministry says it’s sold nearly 9.5 million shares in state-controlled airport operator Aeroports de Paris in a move to raise proceeds to help boost the ailing economy. In a statement Sunday, the…

Police: 29 killed in Uganda gas tanker explosion

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A car crashed into a moving gas tanker, sparking a fire that killed at least 29 people and left scores more badly burned, Ugandan police said on Sunday. Police spokesman Ibn Senkumbi said the…