Pilots, civilians given life terms over Turkey's 2016 coup
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court sentenced hundreds of military and civilian personnel at an air base to life prison sentences Thursday, proclaiming them guilty of involvement in the 2016 failed coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government.
Paris police suspended over beating of Black man
PARIS (AP) — A Black man beaten up by several French police officers said he is seeking justice after the publication of videos showing officers repeatedly punching him, using a truncheon and tear gas against him for no apparent reason.
Ethiopian PM says troops ordered to move on Tigray capital
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia's prime minister said Thursday the army has been ordered to move on the embattled Tigray regional capital after his 72-hour ultimatum ended for Tigray leaders to surrender, and he warned the city's half-million residents to stay indoors and disarm.
'Why now?' Dismay as US considers troop pullout from Somalia
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — No country has been involved in Somalia’s future as much as the United States. Now the Trump administration is thinking of withdrawing the several hundred U.S.
Julian Assange's partner appeals to Trump to pardon him
LONDON (AP) — Julian Assange’s partner, Stella Moris, has tweeted President Donald Trump on Thanksgiving, appealing to him to pardon the WikiLeaks founder.
Burkina Faso president Roch Marc Christian Kabore re-elected
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — President Roch Marc Christian Kabore will serve another five years as Burkina Faso’s president, according to provisional results announced by the National Independent Electoral Commission on Thursday.
AP PHOTOS: In Italy's Formula 1 city Monza, ambulances race
MONZA, Italy (AP) — This Italian city north of Milan is best known for its Formula 1 racetrack. But in 2020, ambulances have been doing most of the racing in Monza.
Africa CDC sees COVID-19 vaccinations in 2nd quarter of 2021
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Vaccinations against COVID-19 in Africa might not start until the second quarter of next year, the continent's top public health official said Thursday, adding that it will be “extremely dangerous” if more developed parts of the world vaccinate themselves and then restrict travel to people with proof of a vaccination.
Asia Today: SKorea cases jump over 500 amid reimposed rules
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has recorded more than 500 new coronavirus cases for the first time in about eight months. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Thursday the 583 additional cases in the past 24 hours took the national tally to 32,318 including 515 deaths.
New Zealand's Mahuta brings new outlook to foreign affairs
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Diplomats like to remain neutral but Nanaia Mahuta let the veil slip a little when a winner was declared in the U.S.
Merkel urges patience as German virus restrictions extended
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to remain patient with restrictions meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, saying Thursday that with promising vaccines on the way, “there is light at the end of the tunnel.” Addressing parliament the day after agreeing with state governors on extending restrictions through at least Dec.
Cambodia begins mass trial of opposition activists
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court on Thursday began hearing the cases of nearly 130 government critics and opponents charged with treason for taking part in nonviolent political activities over the past three years, in what one of them called a sham trial.
Australian leader thrilled at Iran's release of academic
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia's prime minister said he's “thrilled and relieved” after Iran released in a prisoner swap a 33-year-old academic who was imprisoned for more than two years on spying charges, but added it would take time for Kylie Moore-Gilbert to process her “horrible” ordeal.
Asian shares mixed after Wall Street takes pause on optimism
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday, after Wall Street took a pause from the optimism underlined in a record-setting climb earlier in the week.
Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who scored the “Hand of God” goal in 1986 and led his country to that year's World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died.
AstraZeneca manufacturing error clouds vaccine study results
LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca and Oxford University on Wednesday acknowledged a manufacturing error that is raising questions about preliminary results of their experimental COVID-19 vaccine.
Vatican: Pope prays for Maradona, fondly recalls meeting him
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has remembered Diego Maradona in his prayers after learning of the soccer legend’s death on Wednesday, the Vatican said.
Court overturns ruling that Germany must press US on drones
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top administrative court has ruled the country's government can't be forced to ensure that U.S. drone strikes controlled via an American military base on German territory are in line with international law.
Suspect in Swiss knife attack had tried to travel to Syria
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss federal police said Wednesday a woman suspected of carrying out a knife attack that injured two other women and is being investigated as possible terrorism had formed a relationship online with a jihadi in Syria, and had attempted to travel there.
Duchess of Sussex reveals she had miscarriage in the summer
LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Sussex has revealed that she had a miscarriage in July, giving a personal account of the traumatic experience in hope of helping others.
Thai protesters push on despite charges of royal defamation
BANGKOK (AP) — Pro-democracy demonstrators in Thailand took to the streets of the capital again on Wednesday as the government escalated its legal battle against them, reviving the use of a harsh law against defaming the monarchy.
Thousands without heating, power in Russia after ice storm
MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of people in Russia's Far East region of Primorye remained without heating or electricity on Wednesday, as local authorities and emergency services wrestled with the consequences of an unprecedented ice storm that hit the region last week.
China's Xi congratulates Biden, hopes for 'win-win' ties
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday and expressed hope for “win-win cooperation” amid conflicts over trade, technology and security that have plunged Sino-American relations to their lowest level in decades.
Man held for driving into gate outside Merkel offices, again
BERLIN (AP) — A car crashed into the front gate of the building housing German Chancellor Angela Merkel's offices on Wednesday morning, causing minor damage, authorities said.
8 migrants die as boat overturns near Spanish island
MADRID (AP) — At least eight people died after a migrant boat carrying more than 30 people hit rocks close to a small port on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, Spanish rescue services said Wednesday.