• In this image released by Japan's Kyodo News agency, an unidentified object is photographed in the sky from Dandong, China, near the North Korean border, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at the same time a North Korea rocket was allegedly launched. North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland. (Minoru Iwasaki/Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

    N. Korea praises launch, others see as covert missile test

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders called a banned test of ballistic missile technology and another “intolerable provocation.” The U.N.’s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with “significant” new sanctions.

  • An anti-government demonstrator holds up a picture of former president Jean Bertrand Aristide as he demand the president's resignation in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Top Haitian leaders negotiated an agreement to install a short-term provisional government less than 24 hours before President Michel Martelly was scheduled to step down, an official with the Organization of American States and local authorities announced Saturday. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    AP NewsBreak: Deal reached on provisional Haiti government

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Top Haitian leaders negotiated an agreement to install a short-term provisional government less than 24 hours before President Michel Martelly was scheduled to step down, an official with the Organization of American States and local authorities announced Saturday.

  • A Syrian man gestures as Syrians gather at the border gate with Turkey, in Bab al-Salam, Syria, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Thousands of Syrians have rushed toward the Turkish border, fleeing fierce Syrian government offensives and intense Russian airstrikes. Turkey has promised humanitarian help for the displaced civilians, including food and shelter, but it did not say whether it would let them cross into the country. (AP Photo/Bunyamin Aygun) TURKEY OUT

    Syria says any foreign troops would return ‘in coffins’

    BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey came under mounting pressure to open its border Saturday as tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing a government onslaught sought entry and the European Union called on Ankara to grant them refuge.

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  • Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. holding a U.N. report speaks on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. A U.N. human rights panel says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been squirreled away inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London to avoid questioning by Swedish authorities about sexual misconduct allegations, has been "arbitrarily detained" by Britain and Sweden since December 2010. The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said his detention should end and he should be entitled to compensation. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Julian Assange claims total vindication with UN panel ruling

    LONDON (AP) — It started more than five years ago as what appeared to be a fairly simple sex crime case: two women in Sweden came forward to accuse Julian Assange of sexual misconduct.

  • In this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, file photo, a Taliban fighter sits on his motorcycle adorned with a Taliban flag in a street in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s Taliban are closing ranks around their new leader after months of infighting that followed the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar, which could allow the insurgents to speak with one voice in hoped-for peace talks but will also strengthen them on the battlefield.(AP Photo, File)

    Afghan Taliban close ranks around new leader

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s Taliban are closing ranks around their new leader after months of infighting that followed the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar, which could allow the insurgents to speak with one voice in hoped-for peace talks but will also strengthen them on the battlefield.

  • Saudi official says kingdom ready to send troops to Syria

    CAIRO (AP) — A Saudi military spokesman said Thursday the kingdom is ready to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State group provided coalition leaders agree during an upcoming meeting in Brussels.

  • Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria, speaks to the press  in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Feb.  3, 2016.  U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura announced Wednesday there would be a "temporary pause" in the indirect peace talks between the government and opposition, saying the process will resume Feb. 25.  (Martial Trezzin/Keystone via APi)

    Analysis: Pause in Syrian talks shows peace remains elusive

    BEIRUT (AP) — It was hardly unexpected that the Syrian peace talks in Geneva would break off in recrimination.

  • In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, file photo, Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks speaks to the media and members of the public from a balcony at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Wedneday Feb. 3, 2016 that he will accept arrest by British police if a U.N. working group investigating his claims decides that the three years he has spent inside the Ecuadorean Embassy doesn't amount to illegal detention. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

    The Latest: Legal expert questions reported Assange ruling

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and impending finding by a U.N. body on his detention (all times local):

  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, right, speaks as from left to right, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah and British Prime Minister David Cameron look on at the 'Supporting Syria and the Region' conference at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.  Leaders and diplomats from 70 countries are meeting in London Thursday to pledge billions to help millions of Syrians displaced by war, and try to slow the chaotic exodus of refugees to Europe. (Dan Kitwood Pool via AP)

    A glance at which countries are pledging what for Syrian

    LONDON (AP) — A look at what countries attending an international donor conference in London on Thursday are pledging to help the millions of Syrians displaced by civil war and neighboring countries struggling with the refugee crisis.