Montenegro holds snap parliamentary vote that could determine its EU path
Montenegro votes in an early parliamentary election which is seen as a test of whether the small NATO-member Balkan country can overcome deep internal political divisions and instability that have hampered its European Union membership path.
Taiwan president pledges to strengthen island's defense capability with new technologies
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen says the self-ruled island will work to improve its rescue and defense capabilities with new technologies, adding that strengthening Taiwan is key to maintaining peace.
4 Indigenous children lost in jungle for 40 days after plane crash are found alive in Colombia
Colombian authorities have found alive four Indigenous children who survived a small plane crash 40 days ago and had been the subject of n intense search in the Amazon jungles that held Colombians on edge.
Small leftist parties in Spain unite before July election in pact that could help Sánchez
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s chances of getting reelected after a July election have received a potentially important boost following an agreement between more than a dozen small leftist parties to run on a joint ticket.
Tens of thousands rally against Serbia's populist leader, warn of protest 'radicalization'
Tens of thousands of protesters formed a ring around Serbia’s government headquarters in downtown Belgrade on Friday, demanding the resignation of the country’s populist president, top security officials and the “liberation” of pro-state TV stations that they say promote violence, all in the wake of two mass shootings that stunned the nation.
Natalee Holloway disappearance suspect pleads not guilty to extorting victim's mother
The chief suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway has pleaded not guilty to charges that he tried to extort the missing teen's mother in exchange for revealing where to find her daughter’s remains.
White House says Iran is helping Russia build a drone factory east of Moscow for the war in Ukraine
The White House says it has intelligence indicating Iran is providing Russia with materials to build a drone manufacturing plant east of Moscow as the Kremlin looks to lock in a steady supply of weaponry for its ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
Cyprus labors to shield reputation amid new US, UK action on Russian 'sanctions evasion network'
For Cypriots, it was a collective "here we go again" moment: In April, the U.S. and the U.K. included a handful of Cypriot nationals and Cyprus-registered companies on a list of “enablers” helping Russian oligarchs skirt sanctions.
Japan aims to refocus its foreign aid on maritime and economic security and national interests
Japan has approved a major revision to its development aid policy to focus on maritime and economic security and its national interests while helping developing nations overcome challenges amid China’s growing influence.
'Dollarization' of North Korean economy, once vital, now potential threat to Kim's rule
North Korea has tolerated the widespread use of more stable foreign currencies like U.S. dollars and the Chinese yuan since a bungled revaluation of the won in 2009 triggered runway inflation and public unrest.
Renowned human rights campaigner Oleg Orlov on trial for “discrediting” Russian military
The co-chair of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights group Memorial, Oleg Orlov, has gone on trial in Moscow, charged with “discrediting” the Russian military in his criticism of Russia’s war in Ukraine.
UAE's al-Jaber promises young activists he'll listen; says nothing about fossil fuel ties
The United Arab Emirates official tapped to head the next global climate summit pledged Thursday to listen to young people demanding a place at the table when negotiators gather in the Gulf nation this fall.
Deluge from ruptured Ukrainian dam is latest tragedy for Kherson residents since Russian invasion
Defiant as ever, many residents of the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson who faced months of Russian occupation followed by months of Russian shelling are sticking it out after floodwaters from a ruptured dam upstream on the Dnieper River gushed through their streets and homes.
Here comes El Nino: It's early, likely to be big, sloppy and add even more heat to a warming world
After months of gradually warming sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean, NOAA officially issued an El Nino advisory Thursday and stated that this one might be different than the others.
US vice president announces more than $100M to help Caribbean during official visit to Bahamas
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris has announced that the U.S. is investing more than $100 million in the Caribbean region to crack down on weapons trafficking, help alleviate Haiti’s humanitarian crisis and support climate change initiatives.
AP Exclusive: Drone footage of collapsed dam shows devastation, no evidence to back Russian claims
Exclusive drone footage of the collapsed Ukrainian dam and surrounding villages under Russian occupation showed the ruined structure falling into the flooded river, hundreds of submerged homes, greenhouses, even a church.
Russia says top UN court should dismiss Ukraine's case over Crimea and terrorism funding
Russia is urging judges at the United Nations’ highest court to throw out a case brought by Ukraine against Moscow focused on the 2014 annexation of the Crimean Peninsula and the arming of rebels in eastern Ukraine in the years before Russia’s full-scale invasion in February 2022.
After years of bickering, EU claims breakthrough in migration talks
European Union countries have made a breakthrough in migration talks, sealing agreement on a plan to share out responsibility for migrants entering Europe without authorization, the root of one of the bloc’s longest-running political crises.