FILE - In this Sunday, Nov, 13, 2016 file photo, Bulgarian Socialists Party candidate Rumen Radev speaks during a press conference after presidential elections in Sofia, Bulgaria. Bulgaria on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, moved to quell a political crisis by appointing a retired general as interim …
LONDON (AP) — The British government has announced contentious plans to toughen election voting rules by requiring photo identification at polling stations, a move it says will protect the democratic system against electoral fraud.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Rockets streamed out of Gaza and Israel pounded the territory with airstrikes early Wednesday as the most severe outbreak of violence since the 2014 war took on many hallmarks of that devastating 50-day conflict, with no endgame in sight.
LONDON (AP) — British singer Dua Lipa called for a “fair” pay raise for U.K. health workers as she was named a double winner at the Brit Awards in London on Tuesday night.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians as Israel signals a widening military campaign:
Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addresses journalists during a joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Fouad Hussein in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, April 26, 2021.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union economy is set to bounce back strongly this year after the deep coronavirus recession and member states are forecast to regain the ground lost by the end of next year.
BRUSSELS (AP) — In the latest setback to European Union efforts to tackle corporate tax avoidance, a court on Wednesday annulled a ruling by the European Commission that a tax deal between the Luxembourg government and Amazon amounted to illegal state support.
MOSCOW (AP) — Twenty-three people remained hospitalized on Wednesday following a school shooting in the Russian city of Kazan which killed nine people, including seven youngsters.
Un hombre con mascarilla para combatir los contagios de coronavirus pasa junto a un cartel de los Juegos Olímpicos y Paralímpicos de 2020, en Tokio, el martes 11 de mayo de 2021.
TOKYO (AP) — An American lawyer on trial in Japan on charges related to reporting of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s compensation asserted his innocence Wednesday, testifying he acted legally and in Nissan's best interests.
BRUSSELS (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party has opened a new front in its long, ambitious war to shape global public opinion: Western social media.
TOKYO (AP) — A full-page newspaper ad says Japanese will be "killed by politics" because the government is forcing them to endure the pandemic without vaccines. More than 300,000 people have signed a petition calling for the Tokyo Olympics to be canceled. And a swimming star has faced pressu…
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad registered Wednesday to run again for the Islamic Republic's presidency, raising the possibility that the populist leader who rapidly advanced Tehran's nuclear program to challenge the West could return to the country'…
FILE-In this Dec. 4, 2018 taken photo Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, left, and Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache attend press conference after one year government in Austria at the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria.
FILE-In this April 30, 2021 taken photo Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz speaks during a press conference behind plexiglass shields at the federal chancellery in Vienna, Austria.
FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 file photo, Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, from left, hold a joint press conference after one year government in Austria at the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria.
GENEVA (AP) — A panel of independent experts who reviewed the World Health Organization’s response to the coronavirus pandemic says the U.N. health agency should be granted “guaranteed rights of access” in countries to investigate emerging outbreaks, a contentious idea that would give it mor…
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp. returned to profitability for the fiscal year that ended in March, it said Wednesday, boosted by the strong performance of its sprawling investments as stock prices surged.
Un soldado israelí monta guardia en un puesto del sistema antimisiles Cúpula de Hierra, mientras a lo lejos se ve una columna de humo saliendo de un tanque de combustible incendiado por un cohete lanzado desde la Franja de Gaza, cerca de la población de Ashkelon, el miércoles 12 de mayo de 2021.
Rescatistas palestinos evacuan a una anciana de un edificio tras ataques aéreos israelíes en Ciudad de Gaza, el miércoles 12 de mayo de 2021.
Una humareda se alza sobre Ciudad de Gaza tras ataques aéreos israelíes, el miércoles 12 de mayo de 2021. Rondas de cohetes salían desde Gaza mientras Israel bombardeaba el territorio el miércoles por mañana, en el estallido de violencia más grave desde la guerra de 2014. El nivel de violenc…
In this image from video, Indigenous New Zealand lawmaker Rawiri Waititi speaks in Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Waititi was thrown out of Parliament's debating chamber later for performing a Maori haka in protest at what he said were racist arguments. Waiti…
In this image from video, Indigenous New Zealand lawmaker Rawiri Waititi, center, performs a Maori haka in Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Waititi was thrown out of Parliament's debating chamber for performing a Maori haka in protest at what he said were racis…
In this image from video, Indigenous New Zealand lawmaker Rawiri Waititi, right, leaves Parliament's debating chamber after performing a Maori haka in Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Waititi was thrown out of the debating chamber for performing a Maori haka in protest at wh…
BENI, Congo (AP) — When Shekinah was working as a nurse’s aide in northeastern Congo in January 2019, she said, a World Health Organization doctor offered her a job investigating Ebola cases at double her previous salary — with a catch.
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock prices were mostly higher Wednesday as investors looked ahead to U.S. data they worry will show inflation is picking up.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Coronavirus cases are exploding in Asia and the Pacific with over 5.9 million new confirmed infections in the past two weeks, more than in all other regions combined, the International Federation of the Red Cross said Wednesday.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president on Wednesday sought to reassure the public that the government is capable of withstanding a further outbreak of COVID -19 after 16 local cases were detected.
MOSCOW (AP) — Under Kremlin orders, the U.S. Embassy has stopped employing Russians, forcing the embassy to cut its consular staff by 75% and limit many of its services.
LONDON (AP) — The British economy contracted by a quarterly rate of 1.5% in the first three months of 2021, a relatively modest contraction given that the country was in the midst of a strict lockdown to combat a second wave of the coronavirus.
El expresidente Mahmoud Ahmadineyad hace el signo de la victoria con dos dedos en alto mientras se registra como candidato para las presidenciales del 18 de junio, en el Ministerio del Interior, en Teherán, Irán, el 12 de mayo de 2021.
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota reported Wednesday its profit more than doubled in January-March from a year earlier to 777 billion yen ($7 billion), as the Japanese automaker’s sales recovered from the pandemic.
Un hombre vestido con un traje de protección reza frente a la pira funeraria de su padre, quien falleció a causa del COVID-19, en un crematorio en Nueva Delhi, India, el 11 de mayo de 2021.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Tuesday responded to the rebounding Chinese and U.S. economies by revising its global economic forecast upward to 5.4% growth for 2021, but it warned that surging COVID-19 cases and inadequate availability of vaccines in many countries threaten a b…
Australia's Attorney-General Michaelia Cash speaks at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, April 8, 2021. Cash said Wednesday, May 12, 2021, that her government had never been more determined to keep Australians free and safe from foreign interference after Chinese-born politi…
BEIJING (AP) — Xinjiang in far western China had the sharpest known decline in birthrates between 2017 and 2019 of any territory in recent history, according to a new analysis by an Australian think tank.
his preview image of an AP digital embed shows the precipitous drop birthrate of Xinjiang. A second chart shows that the largest declines in population are in counties where Uyghurs and other indigenous communities are concentrated.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets retreated Wednesday as investors looked ahead to U.S. data they worry will show inflation is picking up.
NEW DELHI (AP) — A potentially worrisome variant of the coronavirus detected in India may spread more easily. But the country is behind in doing the kind of testing needed to track it and understand it better.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel stepped up its attacks on the Gaza Strip, flattening a high-rise building used by the Hamas militant group and killing at least three militants in their hideouts on Tuesday as Palestinian rockets rained down almost nonstop on parts of Israel.
Un soldado israelí se cubre mientras un misil del sistema antiaéreo Cúpula de Hierro despega para interceptar un cohete de la Franja de Gaza en Ashkelon, en el sur de Israel, el martes 11 de mayo de 2021.
Un palestino busca sobrevivientes entre los escombros de un edificio residencial con el tejado derruido tras ser alcanzado por misiles israelíes en el campo de refugiados de Shati en Ciudad Gaza, el martes 11 de mayo de 2021.
Un palestino revisa los escombros de un edificio residencial golpeado por misiles israelíes en el campo de refugiados de Shati, en Ciudad de Gaza, el martes 11 de mayo de 2021.
Palestinos buscan sobrevivientes bajo los escombros de un edificio residencial con el tejado destruido por un misil israelí, en el campo de refugiados de Shati, en Ciudad de Gaza, el martes 11 de mayo de 2021.
Dolientes coreando lemas islámicos mientras cargan el cuerpo de Amira Soboh y su hijo discapacitado de 19 años, Abdelrahman, que murieron en un ataque aéreo israelí contra su edificio de apartamentos, en su funeral en el campo de refugiados de Ciudad de Gaza, el martes 11 de mayo de 2021.
UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths, left, and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry meet at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, April 25, 2021.
El embajador chino ante el Reino Unido Liu Xiaoming (izq) conversa con el príncipe Guillermo durante una velada en Londres el 30 de noviembre del 2016. Liu es considerado uno de los artífices de una campaña propagandística china a partir de la manipulación de las redes sociales.
En esta imagen de un video de KK Productions se ven cadáveres flotando en el río en Ghazipur, en el estado de Uttar Pradesh, India, el 11 de mayo de 2021. Decenas de cadáveres han sido hallados flotando en el río Ganges en momentos en que el coronavirus azota al país.
PARIS (AP) — While the U.S. president is calling for suspending patents on COVID-19 vaccines, experts at UNESCO are quietly working on a more ambitious plan: a new global system for sharing scientific knowledge that would outlast the current pandemic.