Chinese leader visits France, giant Airbus deal announced
PARIS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping was greeted with full honors Monday during a state visit to France where he attended the signings of multibillion-dollar deals, including a major sale of 300 aircraft from European plane maker Airbus to China.
The Latest: Israeli strike destroys Hamas leader's office
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Hamas' radio station says an Israeli airstrike has demolished the offices of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh.
Trump signs declaration reversing US policy on Golan Heights
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on Monday recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, reversing more than a half-century of U.S.
UK's May: Parliament support too low for 3rd Brexit vote
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May conceded Monday that Parliament would defeat her twice-rejected Brexit divorce deal again if she put it to a new vote, but said she still hopes to change lawmakers' minds and get the agreement approved.
Norway opens probe into why cruise ship ventured into storm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian officials have opened an investigation into why a cruise ship carrying more than 1,370 people set sail along the country's often wild western coast despite storm warnings, forcing a major evacuation by helicopter.
Israel hits targets across Gaza after rocket attack
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces on Monday struck targets across the Gaza Strip in response to a surprise rocket attack from the Palestinian territory, as the military bolstered its troops and rocket-defense systems in anticipation of a new round of heavy fighting with the Islamic militant group Hamas.
'It will get worse': Perilous times for kids hit by cyclone
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Her name is Chuva, which in Portuguese means rain. For four days that was all she saw as she clung to her rooftop in the cyclone's aftermath and prayed to be saved.
Hamas has developed a vast arsenal in blockaded Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on Monday was one of the most powerful launched ever by Gaza militants, flying nearly 120 kilometers (70 miles) before it slammed into a house in central Israel, wounding seven people.
Russia savors Mueller's report but expects tensions to stay
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia savored an "I told you so" moment Monday after special counsel Robert Mueller found no collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow.
Thai parties jostle for power after 1st election since coup
BANGKOK (AP) — The two top parties began angling for the upper hand in forming a new government in Thailand on Monday after partial results showed no group won a majority of seats in the country's first national election since a 2014 military coup.
Syrian group wants international tribunal for IS detainees
BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S-backed Syrian fighters who drove the Islamic State from its last strongholds called Monday for an international tribunal to prosecute hundreds of foreigners rounded up in the nearly five-year campaign against the extremist group.
In 'Killer Robots' debate, Japan shuns fully automated arms
GENEVA (AP) — Japan's ambassador to the United Nations-backed Conference on Disarmament says his country has not developed fully autonomous weapons systems and has no plans to do so.
Hong Kong businessman gets 3 years in prison for bribery
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent Hong Kong businessman has been sentenced to three years in prison after he was convicted of paying bribes to the presidents of two African countries in a United Nations-linked case.
Study: Sexual torture widespread for migrants seeking Europe
PARIS (AP) — Migrants trying to reach Europe face routine rape and sexual torture throughout their journey and especially in Libya, with men facing abuse nearly as routinely as women, according to a study based on dozens of interviews with aid workers and migrants.
For Venezuela's 1 percent, a lavish wedding amid crisis
ACARIGUA, Venezuela (AP) — It was the sort of celebration that's become rare in troubled Venezuela: a lavish destination wedding of two young entrepreneurs at a dude ranch on the country's vast tropical plains, a region known for its rugged cowboys on horseback rounding up cattle — and where camps like this one cater to the nation's ever-diminishing elite.
Mix-up: British Airways plane lands in Scotland, not Germany
LONDON (AP) — The flight on Monday seemed to go perfectly well, until passengers realized that their plane had landed in both the wrong city and the wrong country.
Swedes keep room ready for US diplomats in Pyongyang
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Swedish diplomats are keeping a room ready for the U.S. to use if it ever decides to have an official presence in the North Korean capital.
The Latest: Thai parties jostle for power after election
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A military backed party says it won the most votes in Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup, based on unofficial results, and will try to form a government.
Afghan official: Taliban killed 33 troops, police in Helmand
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A devastating Taliban attack over the weekend on an Afghan army outpost in southern Helmand province killed 26 soldiers and seven policemen, a provincial official said Monday — casualties the country's defense ministry has refused to disclose.
Seoul says some N. Korean officials back at liaison office
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said some North Korean officials returned to an inter-Korean liaison office on Monday, three days after the North abruptly withdrew its entire staff citing unspecified instructions from "higher-level authorities."
Ukrainian workers, seeing little hope at home, head abroad
TERESIN, Poland (AP) — Not long ago, Andriy Lytvynenko was fighting Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine. These days the Ukrainian war veteran drives a trolley up and down aisles of a supermarket warehouse in rural Poland and loads it with grocery items.
New Zealand to probe role of spies, guns in mosque attacks
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand will hold a top-level inquiry into the massacre of 50 people at two Christchurch mosques that will examine what roles guns, social media and spy agencies played preceding the attacks.
Key developments from Thailand's post-coup election
BANGKOK (AP) — A military-backed party appears to have won the most votes in Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup after tilting the electoral system in its favor.
Military-backed party leads Thailand's post-coup election
BANGKOK (AP) — A military-backed party has taken the lead in Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup, preliminary results showed, suggesting junta leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha could stay in power, helped by an electoral system tilted in the military's favor.
Banning of manifesto raises free speech debate in N. Zealand
DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders are debating the limits of free speech after their chief censor banned the 74-page manifesto written and released by the man accused of slaughtering 50 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.