• Tillerson’s Mideast aim is a Saudi-Iraqi axis against Iran

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits the Middle East this weekend, he’ll hope to achieve something that has eluded top American diplomats for a generation: sealing a new alliance between Saudi Arabia and Iraq that would shut the doors of the Arab world to neighboring Iran.

  • Chinese power over North Korea? It’s more myth than reality

    BEIJING (AP) — At first glance, it seems the perfect solution to the world’s most dangerous standoff: Find a way to get China to use its enormous influence to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear bombs.

  • Governor says change-resistant Indiana should think globally

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Factory work dwindled as companies moved operations overseas. Indiana, a manufacturing powerhouse where you once could get a good-paying job even without a high school education, was falling behind.

  • Foreigners who joined IS faced almost certain death in Raqqa

    PARIS (AP) — The forces fighting the remnants of the Islamic State group in Syria have tacit instructions on dealing with the foreigners who joined the extremist group by the thousands: Kill them on the battlefield.

  • China supports Myanmar ‘safeguarding peace and stability’

    BEIJING (AP) — China supports Myanmar in “safeguarding peace and stability” and won’t join other nations in condemning what many consider a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims, an official with the ruling Chinese Communist Party said Saturday.

  • US says vote likely Monday on Syrian chemical weapons probe

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States put a resolution that would extend the work of inspectors seeking to determine who is responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria into a final form and said a vote is likely on Monday.

  • Make China Great Again! Xi leads China into muscular new era

    BEIJING (AP) — In this summer’s “Wolf Warrior II,” Chinese action star Wu Jing portrays a tough super-patriot who rescues both fellow countrymen and oppressed Africans with help from the People’s Liberation Army.

  • New Mexico senators advocate for nuclear oversight board

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation are continuing their push to ensure a federal oversight panel will have the resources it needs to continue monitoring operations at national laboratories and other nuclear sites around the country.

  • New Zealand to hold marijuana vote under new leader Ardern

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand is poised to slash immigration, rethink trade deals and vote on legalizing marijuana under a new government that takes office next week. After nine years of conservative rule, liberal Jacinda Ardern was confirmed as the nation’s next prime minister on Thursday, following negotiations after a close September election.

  • Brexit, migrants and taxing Google _ big stakes at EU summit

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Brexit is Europe’s big worry but isn’t the only global problem that the leaders of 28 EU nations are trying to resolve at their latest summit.