The Latest: UN envoy calls for ways to monitor Syria truce
The latest on Syria talks that are being held in Kazakhstan and developments on the ground in the war-torn country (all times local): 2:40 p.m. The United Nations envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura is calling ...
Liberia: Charles Taylor's ex-wife named as VP candidateMONROVIA, Liberia (AP) ? Liberia's international soccer star turned presidential candidate has named the ex-wife of former President Charles Taylor as his running mate.
Hungary's Orban praises Trump's 'end of multilateralism'
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) ? President Donald Trump's position that all countries have the right to put their own interests first was the key phrase of his inaugural address, the prime minister of Hungary said Monday.
May was told nuclear submarine successfully certified in tests - spokeswomanBritish Prime Minister Theresa May was told on taking office last year that a nuclear submarine and its crew had been successfully certified in tests, her spokeswoman said on Monday. The Sunday Times reported a test firing of an unarmed British nuclear Trident missile from a submarine malfunctioned last June, shortly before May asked parliament to spend 40 billion pounds on new Trident submarines. "On taking office, the current prime minister was briefed on a range of nuclear issues, including this," the spokeswoman told reporters referring to the outcome of the certification tests.
Questions arise over Italy's response to snow-hit hotel
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) ? Questions intensified Monday into whether Italian authorities underestimated the risks facing a snowbound mountain hotel hours before an avalanche hit, as rescue crews weighed using heavy equipment to try to reach 23 people in the hotel who are still buried under the snow.
Dairy farmers spray EU HQ to push demands for better pricesBRUSSELS (AP) ? Dairy farmers from across the European Union have sprayed the EU's headquarters with milk powder to protest the crisis in their sector.
18 die amid apparent winter tornadoes, other storms in South
A vast storm system that kicked up apparent tornadoes, shredded mobile homes and left other destruction scattered around the Southeast has claimed at least 18 lives on its two-day assault on the region. ...
Syria talks may signal shift in conflict dynamics
BEIRUT (AP) ? Syria talks in the Kazakh capital Astana come at a time of significant changes to the conflict in its sixth year. Although promising to focus on reinforcing a cease-fire, the conference has raised expectations of a path toward a political settlement of the civil war.
Harsh exchanges on first day of Syria talks in Kazakhstan
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) ? Syria's government envoy and a rebel leader traded barbs as talks between the Mideast country's warring sides got underway in Kazakhstan on Monday in the first face-to-face meeting between the Damascus government and rebel factions fighting to overthrow it.
The Latest: Cardin opposes Tillerson for sec'y of stateWASHINGTON (AP) ? The Latest on activities in Congress (All times EST)