• NKorean missile launch may be testing rivals, not technology

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s latest missile test Monday may have less to do with perfecting its weapons technology than with showing U.S. and South Korean forces in the region that it can strike them at will.

  • S.Korea military: North Korea fires unidentified projectile

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile that landed in Japan’s maritime economic zone Monday, officials said, the latest in a string of test launches as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the U.S. mainland.

  • Trump calls first trip abroad ‘home run’ as challenges await

    TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — As he dashed through the Middle East and Europe, Donald Trump looked like a conventional American leader abroad. He solemnly laid a wreath at a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, had an audience with the pope at the Vatican and stood center stage with Western allies at the annual summits that dominate the diplomatic calendar.

  • Philippine forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

    MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions Saturday as soldiers fought to wrest control of a southern city from gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, witnesses said. Civilians waved flags from their windows to show they are not combatants.

  • Iraqis demand compensation after US probe into Mosul strike

    MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi officials demanded compensation from the U.S.-led coalition following an investigation into a March 17 airstrike in which the Pentagon acknowledged a U.S. bomb targeting Islamic State group fighters in Mosul set off a series of explosions that killed more than 100 civilians.

  • How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed in UN system

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother’s home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the air as he talked about the alleged rape and sodomy of a Haitian teenager by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper.

  • Sri Lankan sex abuse in Haiti reveals cracks in UN system

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — When a Haitian teenager alleged that she had been raped and sodomized by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper, the government here dispatched a high-ranking general suspected of war crimes to lead the investigation.

  • The Latest: Trump’s push at NATO getting attention online

    NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first trip abroad (all times local):

  • President orders thorough probe of Indonesia suicide attacks

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s president ordered a thorough investigation Thursday of twin suicide bombings that targeted police, killing three officers, in the deadliest attack by suspected militants in the capital in a year.

  • Investigators explore bomber’s links to larger network

    LONDON (AP) — British investigators are hunting for potential conspirators linked to the bombing that killed 22 people in a search that is exploring the possibility that the same cell linked to the Paris and Brussels terror attacks was also to blame for the Manchester Arena attack, two officials familiar with the investigation said Wednesday.