The Latest: Guaido sends aid trucks to Venezuela border
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 11 a.m. Opposition leader Juan Guaido has sent off a humanitarian aid convoy of trucks from Colombia toward the border of Venezuela at a pivotal moment in a showdown with President Nicolas Maduro.
Counting starts in Nigeria's delayed poll, after explosions
DAURA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian officials began counting votes in its delayed election on Saturday, after gunfire and explosions started voting day, as President Muhammadu Buhari seeks a second term in Africa's most populous nation.
Severely ill children left in limbo by Venezuela-US crisis
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Carlos Acosta thought his prayers had been answered when he was able to fly his son out of Venezuela, where hospitals lack basic supplies, to Spain for a needed bone marrow transplant.
Train possibly taking Kim Jong Un to summit enters China
DANDONG, China (AP) — A train similar to one used in the past by Kim Jong Un entered China on Saturday evening, possibly carrying the North Korean leader on a multiday journey to Vietnam's capital for his summit with President Donald Trump.
Soldiers unleash tear gas amid tension on Venezuela's border
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's National Guard fired tear gas on residents clearing a barricaded border bridge to Colombia on Saturday, heightening tensions over blocked humanitarian aid that opposition leader Juan Guaido has vowed to bring into the country despite President Nicolas Maduro's defiant refusal to accept assistance.
Gale force winds sweep across Adriatic Sea, Croatian coast
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Gale force winds have swept across much of the Croatian Adriatic coast, toppling trees, damaging cars and shattering windows.
US-North Korean deals often made away from negotiating table
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beware of humor gone awry. Don't be afraid to show emotion. Watch those offhanded one-liners. At the negotiating table, it can be difficult to get North Korean negotiators off their scripted talking points.
Actor brothers take center stage in Serbia's street protests
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Taking center stage in the weekly protests against Serbia's autocratic president was a role that actors Sergej and Branislav Trifunovic felt compelled to play.
The Latest: Train possibly taking Kim to summit enters China
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's travels to the summit with President Donald Trump in Vietnam (all times local): 8:40 p.m.
French yellow vest protesters seek momentum on 15th week
PARIS (AP) — Yellow vest protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday for a 15th straight weekend of demonstrations, trying to re-energize supporters while tamping down on the violence and anti-Semitism in the movement's ranks.
Told to leave, IS 'caliphate' holdouts in Syria stay devoted
OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — They were living in holes in the ground, with only dry flatbread to eat at the end. Those injured in an intense military campaign had no access to medical care, and those who were sick had no medicine.
Nun to Vatican abuse summit: "This storm will not pass by"
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A prominent Nigerian nun blasted the culture of silence that has long kept clergy sexual abuse hidden in the Catholic Church, telling a Vatican summit Saturday that transparency and an admission of mistakes were needed to restore trust.
Legal loophole may be closing for bishops who hide sex abuse
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The legal loopholes that have allowed Catholic bishops to escape sanction when they cover up clergy sex abuse cases may be closing.
From bombers to Big Macs: Vietnam a lesson in reconciliation
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Vietnamese capital once trembled as waves of American bombers unleashed their payloads, but when Kim Jong Un arrives here for his summit with President Donald Trump he won't find rancor toward a former enemy.
Aid showdown: Venezuela opposition prepares to deliver goods
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelans frustrated over their nation's crippling food and medical shortages are expected to join opposition leaders Saturday in a potentially risky push to deliver international aid that Nicolas Maduro has refused to accept into the country.
Venezuela opposition leader Guaido appears at aid concert
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Defying orders banning him from leaving Venezuela, opposition leader Juan Guaido made a surprise appearance at the end of star-studded aid concert in neighboring Colombia, joining thousands of other Venezuelans in pressuring President Nicolas Maduro into allowing the delivery of emergency food and medicine.
The Latest: Venezuela partially closes Colombian border
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Venezuela's government is ordering the partial closure of its border with Colombia hours ahead of a U.S.-backed plan to deliver humanitarian aid over the objections of President Nicolas Maduro.
Sudan declares state of emergency, disbands Cabinet
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, facing deadly protests, on Friday declared a state of emergency for a year, disbanded the federal government and replaced all state governors with senior army officers.
The Latest: Trump raises prospect of dropping Huawei charges
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S.-China trade talks in Washington (all times local): 4:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says the possibility of dropping criminal charges against Huawei would be discussed with U.S.
From Syria, IS slips into Iraq to fight another day
BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State fighters facing defeat in Syria are slipping across the border into Iraq, where they are destabilizing the country's fragile security, U.S.
Vatican sex abuse summit seeks new culture of accountability
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinals attending Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse called Friday for a new culture of accountability in the Catholic Church to punish bishops and religious superiors when they fail to protect their flocks from predator priests.
Protests in Algeria against president's bid for 5th term
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Thousands of Algerians have taken to the streets in several towns to denounce ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term.
UN nuclear watchdog: Iran stays within limits of 2015 deal
VIENNA (AP) — Iran is continuing to comply with the landmark 2015 deal with major powers aimed at preventing Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange for economic incentives despite the United States withdrawing from the pact and re-imposing sanctions, the U.N.
Palestinians protest in Gaza and Jerusalem, 1 killed
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli gunfire killed a Palestinian teenager at a protest along Gaza-Israel border fence, Gaza officials said Friday, as thousands in contested Jerusalem descended on a section of a flashpoint holy site that has been closed by Israeli court order for over a decade.
Africa's largest democracy finally goes to vote, a week late
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — A voting card and a metal rod for self-defense are both close at hand in Christopher Obiorah's tiny bookshop but he hopes to use just one of them when Africa's largest democracy goes to the polls on Saturday, one week after a surprise delay.