Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resists
MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel drew lengthy applause Saturday for her spirited defense of a multilateral approach to global affairs and support for Europe's decision to stand by a nuclear deal with Iran.
8 miners rescued in Zimbabwe; dozens more feared dead
KADOMA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Eight subsistence miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe have been rescued, though dozens of their co-workers are still missing and feared dead.
Does Catalan crisis threaten to make Spain 'ungovernable'?
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The secession crisis festering in Spain's northeastern corner of Catalonia has spread to the political heart of the European Union nation.
The Latest: Kerry 'ashamed' Pence didn't note climate change
MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Former U.S.
The Latest: US Catholic group wants others held accountable
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick (all times local): 6:20 p.m. A U.S. lay Catholic group wants those who "looked the other way" as Theodore McCarrick rose to cardinal's rank even despite abusing others be held accountable.
Women filmmakers have record showing at Berlin Film Festival
BERLIN (AP) — The voice of the female filmmaker was louder than ever at this year's Berlin Film Festival, with seven out of the 16 films in the competition section helmed by women, and female directors from all corners of the globe featured prominently.
Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday.
The Latest: Extremist attack in Nigeria kills 4 civilians
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on Nigeria's postponed presidential election (all times local): 6 p.m. Nigeria's military says four civilians are dead in an extremist attack in the northeast that targeted a mosque during morning prayers.
High-speed train in Germany evacuated after pistol is found
BERLIN (AP) — German police say hundreds of passengers have been taken off a high-speed train at the Frankfurt airport station after a pistol was found in a toilet on board.
Nigeria's candidates blame each other in surprise vote delay
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's top candidates on Saturday condemned the last-minute decision to delay the presidential election for a week until Feb.
South African activists try to protect endangered pangolins
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As World Pangolin Day is marked around the globe, Saturday, some conservationists in South Africa are working to protect the endangered animals, including caring for a few that have been rescued from traffickers.
AP Explains: What are India's options after Kashmir attack?
NEW DELHI (AP) — With India's general election barely months away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under heavy pressure from his supporters to punish archrival Pakistan for a suicide attack on an Indian paramilitary convoy that killed at least 41 soldiers in disputed Kashmir.
US-backed fighters squeezing IS gunmen in eastern Syria
BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — A U.S.-backed force in Syria is closing in on Islamic State militants in a tiny area less than a square kilometer (square mile) in eastern Syria, and will soon declare the defeat of the militant group, a commander with the group said Saturday.
Poland's political leader on unprecedented defensive
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Poland's most powerful politician who has built his position on a reputation of honesty and anti-communist convictions, suddenly finds himself embroiled in revelations over his involvement in complex business dealings and the presence in his inner circle of people with alleged communist ties.
Nigeria delays its election; candidates rush back to capital
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians awakened on Saturday to find the presidential election delayed a week until Feb. 23 because of what the electoral commission called unspecified "challenges."
The Latest: Nigerian president 'disappointed' by poll delay
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on Nigeria's postponed presidential election (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Nigeria's president says he is "deeply disappointed" by the last-minute delay of Saturday's election until Feb.
Flamengo soccer club fire in Brazil: bad luck or negligence?
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Within hours of a fire at soccer club Flamengo's training facility that would kill 10 teenage players, the club's president called it "the worst tragedy" in the team's 123-year history.
Nigeria delays election until Feb. 23 over 'challenges'
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's electoral commission delayed the presidential election until Feb. 23, making the announcement a mere five hours before polls were set to open Saturday.
The Latest: Nigeria delays presidential vote until Feb. 23
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on Nigeria's election (all times local): 2:50 a.m. Nigeria's electoral commission says the presidential election is delayed until Feb.
India warns of 'crushing response' to Kashmir suicide attack
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India's prime minister warned of a "crushing response" to the suicide bombing of a paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed 41 people and was the deadliest in the divided region's volatile history.
Fashion world descends on London for fashion week shows
LONDON (AP) — London is taking its turn in the style spotlight with the opening of London Fashion Week, an extravaganza that will feature up-and-coming young designers along with big names like Victoria Beckham, Vivienne Westwood and Burberry.
Haiti to unveil economic measures to quell violent protests
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitians on Friday vowed to keep protesting until President Jovenel Moise resigns, despite his announcement of upcoming economic measures designed to quell more than a week of violent demonstrations across the country.
French ambassador returns to Italy following dramatic spat
ROME (AP) — France's ambassador returned to Italy on Friday, professing confidence that the two neighbors could deal with disagreements and work through their most serious diplomatic dispute since World War II.
Family of IS teen appeals to UK to help bring her home
LONDON (AP) — The family of a pregnant British teenager who ran away to join Islamic State group is urging the government to help bring her home.
US military aircraft to deliver more aid to Venezuela border
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Trump administration is sending another large shipment of humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan border in Colombia, for the first time using U.S.