UK Leader May Under Mounting Pressure to Delay Brexit
British Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to delay the country’s departure from the European Union, after she postponed a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal with the bloc.
Russia: US Asks for Advice on North Korea Talks
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the United States has asked Moscow’s advice in dealing with North Korea before a summit between President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader.
As Nigeria Counts Votes, Observers Criticize Delays in Poll
Nigeria is counting votes in its presidential election and observers are giving mixed assessments of the process.
US-China Battle Over Huawei Comes to Head at Tech Show
Chinese tech company Huawei takes center stage Monday at the world’s biggest mobile industry trade fair, as it wages a geopolitical battle with the U.S. government over its role in next-generation telecom networks.
Backstage at the Oscars: Sing-a-Longs and Champagne for Gaga
Right off-stage from where the Oscars are handed out, there’s a whole mini-show happening in the wings with a cast of busy production people, anxious stars and dazed winners circulating in and out of the tight space. The Associated Press got a front seat to the action, where 'Aquaman' star Jason Momoa could be seen giving a bear hug to 'Free Solo' director Jimmy Chin, Lady Gaga asked, 'Did I nail it?' after her show-stopping 'Shallow' performance and 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' producer Amy Pascal looked at her Oscar and proclaimed, 'It’s so cute!'
Pakistan’s Court Dismisses Ex-PM Sharif’s Appeal, Bail Plea
A Pakistani appeals court has rejected former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s appeal over a seven-year prison sentence for corruption and refused to grant him release on medical grounds.
Iraq’s President in Paris; Will Discuss French IS Detainees
Iraqi President Barham Saleh is starting a two-day visit to France with a focus on the country’s security and the fight against the Islamic State group in the region.
AP Explains: What to Watch as Nigeria Awaits Vote Results
Official results of Nigeria’s presidential election are expected as early as Monday in what is called a close race between President Muhammadu Buhari and a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, both from the largely Muslim north. At stake is Africa’s largest economy and largest democracy, that is experiencing a demographic boom that could make Nigeria the world’s third most populous country by 2050.
Tokyo and Japan Offer Tradition, Expectation to Olympic Golf
Golf returned to the Olympics three years ago in Rio de Janeiro after a 112-year absence. But few play golf in Brazil, which kicked up problems from the start when a top-notch course had to be built amid protests from environmentalists and ensuing court cases and charges of corruption.
UN Chief: Human Rights Are Losing Ground in the World
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is denouncing a 'groundswell of xenophobia, racism and intolerance' and says human rights are losing ground in the world.