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TOULOUSE, France (AP) — Once again, the oceans beckon for France’s veteran nuclear-powered attack submarines. The Associated Press got rare access aboard a French navy Rubis-class submarine … more
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says America and its allies are discussing options “both inside and outside the U.N system” to create a new mechanism for monitoring North Korea over its … more
Group of Seven foreign ministers are meeting on the resort island of Capri. Soaring tensions in the Mideast and Russia’s continuing war in Ukraine are topping the agenda of the three-day meeting … more
The United Nations is appealing for $2.8 billion to provide desperately needed aid to 3 million Palestinians, stressing that tackling looming famine in war-torn Gaza requires not only food but … more
Voting has begun across the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific nation’s first general election since the government switched diplomatic allegiances from Taiwan to Beijing and struck a secret … more
Ecuador has started to ration electricity in its main cities as a drought linked to the El Niño weather pattern depletes reservoirs and limits output at hydroelectric plants. “We urge Ecuadorians … more
Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán now claims he can’t get phone calls or visits in the maximum security U.S. prison where the once most powerful Mexican drug lord is serving a life sentence. Guzmán … more
Israel is vowing to retaliate against Iran even though such a mission carries many risks. Any direct attack on Iranian soil would risk prompting an all-out war between the two foes at a time when … more
Belgian police have shut down a gathering of far-right politicians and supporters, citing concerns about public order. Attendees protested curbs on free speech and vowed to find another venue for … more
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has ordered the closure of his country’s embassy and consulates in Ecuador in solidarity with Mexico in its protest over a raid by Ecuadorian authorities on the … more
The world is not doing enough to protect coral reefs. That's according to the United Nations’ special envoy for the ocean. In an interview, he defended the marine ecosystems that protect … more
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has signed a controversial law, days after it was passed by parliament, potentially helping Kyiv to boost conscription to replenish depleted forces to fend off … more
Heavy rains have lashed the United Arab Emirates, flooding out portions of major highways and leaving vehicles abandoned on roadways across Dubai. Meanwhile, the death toll in separate heavy flooding … more
British lawmakers are set to vote on the government’s plans to introduce a landmark smoking ban that aims to stop young people from ever smoking. The bill will make it illegal to sell tobacco … more
Greece aims to create two large marine parks as part of an $830 million program to protect biodiversity and marine ecosystems, with the plans to be formally announced at an international oceans … more
Brazilian police investigating the discovery of a boat full of corpses say the dead were likely African migrants from Mali and Mauritania. Fishermen off Brazil’s northern coastal state of Pará had … more
One of Copenhagen’s oldest buildings is on fire and its iconic spire has collapsed. The roof of the 17th-century old Stock Exchange, or Boersen, that was once Denmark’s financial center, was … more
A teenager has been accused of wounding a Christian bishop and priest during a church service in a second high-profile knife attack to rock Sydney in recent days. Authorities have declared the church … more
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. says police have seized the largest haul of methamphetamine in the country in years without anybody being killed, in a subtle criticism of his … more
NEW DELHI (AP) — Raj Sud, 94, has voted in almost every election held in independent India, bearing witness to the eventful journey of a diverse, and now the world’s most populous, democracy over … more
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