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.
US Vice President Mike Pence makes his first Auschwitz visit
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited the memorial site of Auschwitz on Friday along with the Polish president and Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Donald Trump, viewing a train car, crematoriums and the hair of victims that make it such a powerful testament to the evil that befell Europe in the last century.
Europeans fire back at criticism from US over Iran
MUNICH (AP) — Germany's foreign minister on Friday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist trade measures as creating a "lose-lose" situation and defended Europe's attempts to keep a nuclear deal with Iran alive after the unilateral American withdrawal.
Push on last IS enclave blunted by discovery of civilians
AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria (AP) — The offensive on the last enclave held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria has been blunted by the discovery of hundreds of civilians still living there, a commander with the Kurdish-led force fighting the extremists said Friday.
Bombshell book alleges a Vatican gay subculture, hypocrisy
PARIS (AP) — A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world's largest gay communities, the Vatican, estimating that most of its prelates are homosexually inclined and attributing much of the current crisis in the Catholic Church to an internal struggle.
Russian police question nerve agent scientist
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian scientist who says he developed a nerve agent suspected to have been used against a Russian ex-agent and his daughter says he's been questioned by police after flyers appeared in his home city accusing him of pedophilia.
Veteran US investment manager detained in Moscow
MOSCOW (AP) — A veteran U.S. investment fund manager was detained in Moscow on Friday and faces fraud charges in a case that's likely to rattle the Russian business community.
New UN Syria envoy sees opportunity in constitution process
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new U.N. envoy for Syria said Friday that the long-delayed formation of a committee to draft a new constitution for Syria is "a potential door-opener for the political process" and he hopes to see it meet in Geneva "as soon as possible."
UN and Syrian Red Crescent deliver aid to isolated camp
BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent have delivered badly-needed humanitarian assistance to more than 40,000 displaced people in a tent settlement near the Jordanian border, the U.N.
66 killed in Nigerian state before presidential election
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Authorities in Nigeria's Kaduna state are reporting at least 66 deaths in a wave of violence just before the country's presidential election.
The Latest: Germany criticizes Trump's go-it-alone approach
MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on Munich Security Conference (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Germany's foreign minister is calling for a return to multilateral solutions, criticizing U.S.
Trump says he might extend deadline in US-China talks
BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump said that "there's a possibility" he would extend a March 2 deadline in trade talks with China if the two countries are closing in on a deal.
Spain to get 3rd gov't in 4 years amid fragmenting politics
MADRID (AP) — Spain will elect its third government in less than four years after Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's fragile socialist government acknowledged Friday its support had evaporated and called an early general election.
US: Time to expand the international coalition against IS
MUNICH, Germany (AP) — The top Pentagon official said Friday he foresees a "bigger and stronger" American-led international coalition combatting the Islamic State group globally as the U.S.
Women recall the 'hell' of Soviet war in Afghanistan
MOSCOW (AP) — Sitting in her living room, 65-year-old Tatyana Rybalchenko goes through a stack of black-and-white photos from more than 30 years ago.
In Nigeria, election spectacle at odds with rampant poverty
RUGA SETTLEMENT, Nigeria (AP) — It's hard to find a campaign poster in this threadbare settlement on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, where thousands live in makeshift structures of tarpaulin and sticks of timber.
Main suspect in Sweden's royal jewels heist confesses
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The main suspect in the theft of royal funeral artifacts from a Swedish cathedral confessed Friday to stealing them after his DNA was found on the items that were pulled out last week from a garbage bin north of Stockholm.