• In this Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 file photo, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir speaks after meeting with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, in the capital Juba, South Sudan. South Africa has decided to withdraw from the International Criminal Court following a dispute over the visit in 2015 by al-Bashir, who is wanted by the tribunal for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. (AP Photo/Ali Ngethi, File)

    AP Explains: Why African states have started leaving the ICC

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Until this week, no country had withdrawn from the International Criminal Court. Now two African states, South Africa and Burundi, have made official decisions to leave. Concerns are high that more African countries now will act on years of threats to pull out amid accusations that the court unfairly focuses on the continent. Here’s a look at what it all means.

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands after a signing ceremony in Beijing, China, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. Duterte was meeting Thursday with Xi in Beijing as part of a charm offensive aimed at seeking trade and support from the Asian giant by setting aside a thorny territorial dispute. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool)

    Philippine leader meets China’s president in charm offensive

    BEIJING (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that his country is separating from the U.S. in a speech before a Beijing economic forum on Thursday, after handing China a major diplomatic victory, agreeing to resume dialogue on their South China Sea territorial dispute following months of acrimony.

  • Deal calls for delay of Congo vote until early 2018

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Government, opposition and other negotiators signed an agreement Tuesday calling for Congo’s next presidential vote to be held in April 2018 — more than a year after President Joseph Kabila’s mandate expires.

  • Burundi’s president signs bill on withdrawal from the ICC

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Burundi’s president on Tuesday signed legislation to make his country the first to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, which had said it would investigate recent political violence there.

  • Mille Lacs advisory panel member criticizes group, resigns

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A key member of a group that advises Minnesota regulators on walleye fishing on Mille Lacs Lake has resigned.