• Ivory sales still banned, says wildlife conference committee

    GENEVA (AP) — International trade in elephant ivory will remain banned, according to a vote at the World Wildlife Conference, known as CITES, in Switzerland.

  • S. Korea cancels Japan intelligence deal amid trade dispute

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday it will terminate an intelligence-sharing deal with Japan that focused on classified information about North Korea, a surprise announcement that is likely to set back U.S. efforts to bolster security cooperation with two of its most important allies in the Asian region.

  • Rohingya shun repatriation to Myanmar, want safety guarantee

    COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — None of the thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in crowded refugee camps in Bangladesh turned up for a planned repatriation to Myanmar on Thursday, demanding they first be guaranteed safety and citizenship.

  • Foot on table: British PM at home in French president palace

    PARIS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson apparently wasn’t sweating it despite the high stakes subject of his talks with the president of France: Brexit.

  • Danish ex-PM attacks Trump for comments on defense spending

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A former Danish prime minister on Thursday lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump for his tweet about military spending, saying defense willingness is not just about the amount of money spent.

  • Italian populist mixes religious symbols with his politics

    ROME (AP) — Matteo Salvini slipped the rosary out of his pocket right before Premier Giuseppe Conte began his speech to Parliament. He took it out and kissed it again midway through the address, just as Conte began admonishing him for exploiting his Catholic faith for political ends.

  • Hong Kong students plan class boycott for protest demands

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong university student leaders said Thursday they’ll call for a boycott of the start of classes to pressure the government to respond to the protest movement gripping the city since June.

  • UK’s Johnson presses for fresh Brexit talks in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson exuded confidence Thursday as he pressed French President Emmanuel Macron to accept his request to reopen Brexit negotiations, meeting in Paris on the second stop of his first European tour as U.K. leader.

  • US envoy to resume talks with Taliban on ending Afghan war

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — In a story on Aug. 20 about Afghanistan, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a report about the ongoing conflict to the U.S. government’s Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. The report was written by a different entity, the Lead Inspector General.

  • Tokyo Paralympic lottery opens with 2.3M tickets available

    TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo’s Paralympics could be the big winner with Olympic tickets hard to find and costly.