• Thailand’s ruling generals running out of time

    BANGKOK (AP) — Entering their fifth year in power, Thailand’s ruling generals may be running out of time and it’s not for a lack of watches.

  • More Rohingya flee to Bangladesh despite repatriation deal

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Rohingya refugees are continuing to flee from Myanmar into Bangladesh, even after the two countries said they will begin repatriating members of the minority ethnic group next week, a Bangladesh official said Friday.

  • In Chile, pope met by protests, threats, burned churches

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — As he does during every papal visit, Pope Francis produced plenty of surprises in Chile: He married a couple during a flight, stopped his motorcade to help a fallen police officer and wept with victims of sex abuse by priests.

  • Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country.

  • Olympic win in view from Korean unity at Pyeongchang Games

    GENEVA (AP) — Uniting athletes from South Korea and North Korea at the Pyeongchang Games next month offers hope of an Olympic victory for all parties.

  • Joint Olympic flag deal angers conservatives in South Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When athletes from the rival Koreas paraded together behind a single flag for the first time at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, it was a highly emotional event that came on a wave of hope for reconciliation following their leaders’ first-ever summit talks.

  • Despite doping scandals, Olympic fever grips Russian cinemas

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s going crazy for the Olympics. The 1972 Olympics.

  • Global stocks mostly higher on strong Chinese growth

    TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks mostly rose on Thursday after China reported that its economy expanded at a robust 6.9 percent annual pace in 2017.

  • The Latest: Syria vows to shoot down Turkish fighter jets

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):

  • Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with $16 billion deal

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East’s largest airline, Emirates, announced Thursday it struck a deal with Airbus to purchase 20 A380 aircraft with the option to buy 16 more in a deal worth $16 billion, throwing a lifeline to the European-made double-decker jumbo jets.