Las Vegas Sun

August 29, 2016

Currently: 79° — Complete forecast

AP World News

  • 2 arrested in Kenya, accused of IS anthrax attack plot

    2 minutes ago

    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police say they have arrested a medical intern and an associate who are accused of being part of an Islamic State group extremist cell of medics attempting to launch an anthrax attack in the country. ...

  • Turkmenistan to discuss letting foreign envoys visit jails

    9 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Turkmenistan is discussing the possibility of giving foreign diplomats access to its prisons. Human rights groups say the authoritarian government is holding dozens of dissidents in its jails without contact to the outside world. German Chancellor Angela ...

  • Turkish jets strike Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq

    11 minutes ago

    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkish jets have pounded suspected Kurdish rebels targets in a new cross-border raid in northern Iraq. Anadolu Agency says the planes struck targets of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, in ...

  • UN expert decries Iran executions of 12 linked to drug crime

    22 minutes ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. expert focusing on Iran has condemned the execution of 12 people there over the weekend on drug-related charges. Special rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed on Monday said executions for drug-related offenses like those on Saturday violate international ...

  • The Latest: Syrian Kurdish forces to give up some ground

    50 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in the Syrian civil war (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Kurdish-backed forces in northern Syria say they will withdraw south from their current positions in order not to put the lives of ...

  • Austrian experts recover giant tusks of rare mammoth breed

    52 minutes ago

    (AP) VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian museum team has recovered two giant tusks and other remnants of what experts say are apparently the remains of a rare mammoth breed, after construction crews unearthed them while working on an Austrian freeway. The ...

  • Former Iraqi soldier charged with war crimes by Germany

    54 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they have charged a former Iraqi soldier with war crimes on allegations he posed for a photo holding the severed heads of two Islamic State fighters killed in combat. Federal prosecutors said in a ...

  • Ukrainian police help evacuate Roma residents from village

    1 hour, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian police have evacuated a small group of Roma residents from a southern town after villagers ransacked their homes. Local residents in Loshchynivka, just a few miles from the border with Romania and the Black Sea, attacked ...

  • Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff appears at impeachment trial, says unjustly accused

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff appears at impeachment trial, says unjustly accused.

  • Behemoth bike: German eyes world record for heavy pedaling

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Using giant tires from an industrial fertilizer spreader and scrap steel, a German man has built a bicycle weighing 940 kilograms (2,072 pounds) that he plans to pedal into the record books as the world's heaviest rideable ...

  • NATO: Russia increasingly staging snap military drills

    1 hour, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — NATO's deputy secretary general says Russia is conducting unannounced military exercises, straining its relationship with the Western military alliance. Alexander Vershbow said Monday that Russia had staged large drills with no advance notification "with increasing frequency." ...

  • Estonia fails to elect head of state in presidential vote

    2 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia's presidential election is heading into a second round Tuesday after no candidate got the required two-thirds majority in a parliamentary vote. Lawmakers are trying to pick a successor to President Toomas Hendrik Ilves whose second ...

  • Spain premier, Socialist chief meet to end 8-month impasse

    2 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is meeting opposition Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez in hopes of persuading him not to block Rajoy's effort to form a minority government and end an eight-month political impasse. Monday's meeting appeared ...

  • Israeli military investigates soldier in deadly shooting

    2 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has opened an investigation into a soldier who fatally shot a Palestinian in the West Bank last week. The military initially said that the man had run toward a military post before ...

  • Duterte to raise sea feud ruling against Chinese wishes

    2 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told China's ambassador that he will not immediately press Beijing to comply with an international tribunal's ruling that invalidated Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea, but will do so ...

  • Libyans take heavy casualties in final push on IS bastion

    3 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Libyan officials say at least 38 pro-government forces were killed by a series of Islamic State suicide bombings as they made a push to drive the extremists out of their last major bastion in the country. Akram ...

  • Poland: Germany wrong to criticize anti-migrant EU partners

    3 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland says German Chancellor Angela Merkel is wrong to criticize European Union partners who are refusing to give refugee protection to Muslims. Poland's deputy foreign minister, Konrad Szymanski, says in an interview Monday on state-run Radio ...

  • Italy seeks better ways to house people homeless from quake

    3 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) ROME (AP) — Italian authorities are debating how to provide warmer, sturdier housing for people rendered homeless by last week's earthquake and who now live in tents in the chilly Apennine Mountains. Nearly 2,700 people needing shelter following the Aug. ...

  • South Korea says no plans to introduce nuclear submarines

    4 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's Defense Ministry said Monday it has no plans to introduce nuclear-powered submarines, despite calls by lawmakers to do so following a recent test of a submarine-launched missile by rival North Korea. The ballistic ...

  • Uzbek president's daughter says he suffered brain hemorrhage

    4 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — The Uzbek president's daughter says her father is in the hospital with a brain hemorrhage. President Islam Karimov's daughter Lola Karimova posted a message Monday on Instagram, saying her father suffered a brain hemorrhage Saturday and is ...

  • Get More Stories