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Canadian convoy begins, hoping to flee wildfire zone

May 6, 2016

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — A massive convoy was under way Friday to move evacuees stranded at oil field camps north of fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta, through the community to safe areas... more »»

Pope seeks to renew European dream as he accepts unity prize

May 6, 2016

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, accepting a prize for promoting European unity, on Friday warned Europeans against the selfish temptation to put up fences to ward off newcomers, saying he still... more »»

Scotland's independence party scores well but no majority

May 6, 2016

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The independence-minded Scottish National Party won a third consecutive term in government Friday but failed to secure an overall majority in the Scottish Parliament. more »»

At congress, North Korean leader hails nuclear progress

May 6, 2016

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hailed his country's recent nuclear test to uproarious applause as he convened the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980... more »»

Russian, Syrian officials deny their planes hit refugee camp

May 6, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Russian and Syrian officials denied Friday that their aircraft struck a camp for people displaced by fighting in an airstrike that killed 28 the previous evenin. more »»

Sadiq Khan leads London race, could be 1st Muslim mayor

May 6, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Labour Party politician Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver from Pakistan, led London's mayoral race Friday, opening a lead over Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith that left him poise... more »»

The Latest: Russia denies its planes behind Syria airstrike

May 6, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

4:45 p.m. more »»

Prominent rights lawyer arrested in Egypt over protests

May 6, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Egyptian rights lawyer who had raised a legal suit against the president's decision to hand two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia was arrested early on Friday and ordered... more »»

Voters punish the Labour Party in Scotland

May 6, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Voters punished the opposition Labour Party in Scotland as the results rolled in Friday for local and regional elections — races that underscored divisions in the public mood across... more »»

Activists: Insurgents seize village south of Aleppo

May 6, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — A coalition of Syrian rebels and jihadists seized a strategic village from pro-government forces outside the contested city of Aleppo on Friday, signaling the reemergence of a... more »»

Pakistan treating 2 brothers who become paralyzed each night

May 6, 2016

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The two brothers have come to be known as the "solar kids" and their case has completely mystified Pakistani doctors. more »»

Vote-counting taking place across Britain

May 6, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Voters punished the opposition Labour Party in Scotland as the first results appeared Friday for local and regional elections across the United Kingdo. more »»

Israel retaliates to Gaza fire with strikes on Hamas targets

May 6, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says its aircraft struck infrastructure in Gaza used by the militant group Hamas that rules the coastal territory after gunmen there continued to fire mortars a... more »»

China seeks global support for South China Sea policies

May 6, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — China is seeing mixed results in its effort to enlist friendly states in its push to exclude the U.S. more »»

Behind closed doors, North Korea opens ruling party congress

May 6, 2016

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday opened the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980, a major political event intended to showcase the country's stability and unity... more »»

Scotland's pro-independence party scores big gains in vote

May 6, 2016

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The pro-independence Scottish National Party Friday secured a third term in government with an historic third consecutive victory in the county's parliamentary elections. more »»

Canada evacuating 8,000 wildfire evacuees by air

May 6, 2016

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Canadian officials will start moving thousands of people from work camps north of devastated Fort McMurray in a mass highway convoy Friday morning if it is safe from... more »»

North Korea congress starts; foreign media kept out so far

May 6, 2016

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea slowly lifted the curtain Friday on the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980, bringing foreign journalists to the venue without immediately... more »»

3 nations move against alleged big money launderer in Panama

May 6, 2016

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Authorities have arrested a prominent Panama businessman and dismantled an empire of banking, real estate and retail businesses that the U.S. more »»

Things to know about North Korea's first congress in decades

May 6, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's elite are gathered in Pyongyang ahead of their biggest political conference in decades. more »»

Survivors found 6 days after Kenyan building collapse

May 6, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Rescuers found four survivors Thursday in the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed six days ago amid heavy rains in the Kenyan capital, raising hopes that more... more »»



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