UK aims to salvage Brexit deal as EU says: make up your mind
LONDON (AP) — The British government was preparing Tuesday to ask the European Union for a delay of at least several months to Brexit after the speaker of the House of Commons ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May cannot keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same divorce deal that they have already rejected twice.
Emergency ascent in Indian Ocean as sub fills with smoke
ALPHONSE ISLAND, Seychelles (AP) — A British scientist and her American pilot had to make an emergency ascent from 100 meters beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean after smoke filled the cockpit of their submersible.
Kazakhstan's president steps down after 30 years
MOSCOW (AP) — Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only leader that independent Kazakhstan has ever known, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday after three decades in power, raising uncertainty over the country's future course.
Pope nixes French cardinal resignation after cover-up
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has declined to accept the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who was convicted of failing to report a known predator priest to police.
Cyclone's huge floods endanger thousands in southern Africa
CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (AP) — Rapidly rising floodwaters have created "an inland ocean" in Mozambique endangering scores of thousands of families, aid workers said Tuesday as they scrambled to rescue survivors of Cyclone Idai who clung to rooftops and trees.
US rapid-deployment troops arrive in Berlin for maneuvers
BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of U.S. soldiers have begun arriving in Germany in the first test of a rapid deployment strategy meant to bolster NATO's presence in eastern Europe in the event of Russian aggression or other emergencies.
New Zealand leader vows to deny notoriety to mosque gunman
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — He took away New Zealand's innocence, along with 50 precious lives. And in exchange, the country's prime minister vowed to take away the one thing the gunman so clearly craves: fame.
US-backed force says it's in control of IS Syria encampment
BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces took control Tuesday of an encampment held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, after dozens of militants surrendered overnight, a spokesman said.
Brussels area close to EU reopened after bomb alert
BRUSSELS (AP) — Police in Brussels have reopened a street close to the European Union headquarters after a bomb threat was sent to a company linked to the EU.
Dutch prosecutors consider terror motive in tram shooting
UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors said Tuesday they are taking very seriously the possibility that the deadly shooting on a tram in the central city of Utrecht was an act of terror.
Final verdict looms for ex-Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Nearly a quarter of a century since Bosnia's devastating war ended, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is set to hear the final judgment on whether he can be held criminally responsible for unleashing a wave of murder and destruction.
Christchurch harbored white supremacists before massacre
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The leafy New Zealand city where a self-proclaimed racist fatally shot 50 people at mosques during Friday prayers is known for its picturesque meandering river and English heritage.
Brazil's new president signals better relations with the US
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of Brazil made an unusual visit to CIA headquarters and later spoke of his admiration for the United States on the second day of a trip that reflected his country's shift to a more pro-American stance.
Over 1,000 feared dead after cyclone slams into Mozambique
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation's president said.
AP source: Justice Dept. probing development of Boeing jets
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. prosecutors are looking into the development of Boeing's 737 Max jets, a person briefed on the matter revealed Monday, the same day French aviation investigators concluded there were "clear similarities" in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max 8 last week and a Lion Air jet in October.
Brother's teasing before NZ mosque shooting proved prophetic
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — She wonders now if that moment was a prophecy, if her brother somehow knew it was the last time they'd see each other.
Asia bracing for destruction by alien pest: fall armyworms
THA MUANG, Thailand (AP) — Fall armyworms, a longtime American pest, are munching their way around the globe, raising alarm now in Asia after entrenching themselves in Africa.
Pro-Thaksin candidates adopt his name in Thai election
PHIMAI, Thailand (AP) — It's election season in Thailand and a campaign truck is rolling at the crack of dawn through the streets of the northeastern town of Phimai, blaring the slogan "Vote Thaksin, Get Thaksin."
Recovery of Falklands war helmets helps heal wounds
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Jorge Altieri runs his hands over old blood stains on a helmet that saved his life in 1982 when Argentina and Britain went to war over the Falkland Islands.
NZ leader vows to 'absolutely deny' mosque gunman a platform
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The white supremacist accused of gunning down 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand has dismissed his lawyer and opted to represent himself at trial, prompting the prime minister to declare Tuesday that she would do everything in her power to deny him a platform for his racist views.
Jakarta's 1st subway to ease frustration, sweat and fumes
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Commuting in Indonesia's gridlocked capital will for some involve less frustration, sweat and fumes when its first subway line opens later this month.
Putin visits Crimea to mark 5th anniversary of annexation
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin led thousands to chant "Russia!" on a visit Monday to Crimea marking the fifth anniversary of the Black Sea peninsula's annexation from Ukraine, as NATO and the European Union once again strongly condemned the land grab by Russia.
Gunman kills 3 on Dutch tram; mayor fears terrorism
UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — A gunman killed three people and wounded five during a mid-morning tram ride Monday in the Dutch city of Utrecht, raising the specter of another extremist attack only days after the murderous rampage in New Zealand.
The Latest: Spy agency says no threats ahead of massacre
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local): 11:45 a.m. New Zealand's international spy agency has confirmed it had not received any relevant information or intelligence ahead of last week's deadly mass shooting on two mosques.
Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attack
Fifty people were killed in a terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. Some information about the victims: HUSNA AHMED Farid Ahmed refuses to turn his back on his adopted home, despite losing his 45-year-old wife, Husna Ahmed, in the Al Noor mosque attack.