Milley: Calls to China were ‘perfectly’ within scope of job

ATHENS, Greece  — The top U.S. military officer said Friday that calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the final stormy months of Donald Trump’s… Read more

Friction among Taliban pragmatists, hard-liners intensifies

WELLINGTON, New Zealand  — The U.S., Britain and Australia have announced they’re forming a new security alliance that will help equip Australia with… Read more

Powerful earthquake near Mexico’s Acapulco kills at least 1

MEXICO CITY — A powerful earthquake struck near the Pacific resort city of Acapulco on Tuesday night, killing at least one person and causing buildings… Read more

China chases ‘rejuvenation’ with control of tycoons, society

BEIJING  — An avalanche of changes launched by China’s ruling Communist Party has jolted everyone from tech billionaires to school kids. Behind them:… Read more

Guinea’s new junta leaders seek to tighten grip on power

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea’s new military leaders sought to tighten their grip on power after overthrowing President Alpha Conde, warning local… Read more

Pope urges countries to take in Afghan refugees

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is encouraging countries to welcome Afghan refugees who are seeking a new life.

During his appearance to the public… Read more

Police clash with opponents of Serbian church in Montenegro

CETINJE, Montenegro  — Riot police used tear gas against protesters who fired gunshots in the air and hurled bottles and stones early Sunday in Montenegro… Read more

Kashmir leader’s family charged under India anti-terror law

SRINAGAR, India — Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir charged family members of late resistance leader Syed Ali Geelani under a harsh anti-terror law… Read more

Brazil starts booster shots while many still await a 2nd jab

SAO PAULO — Some cities in Brazil are providing booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine, even though most people have yet to receive their second jabs,… Read more