Authorities have identified the third person killed in the deadly Amtrak derailment outside of Seattle as a man under federal supervision for a child pornography conviction.
Ugandan lawmakers have passed contentious legislation that could allow one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders to rule until 2031.
A human rights watchdog says 92 people were killed during Kenya’s months of election turmoil and dozens of others were sexually assaulted.
Key dates in the life of Cardinal Bernard Law, who died early Wednesday at age 86.
The United Nations refugee chief is urging the international community to commit more resources toward helping refugees in Africa.
Scuffles erupted in Uganda’s parliament on Tuesday over the presence of unidentified soldiers in the building as lawmakers debate a bill that could extend the president’s time in office.
Voters go to the polls this week in Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia in elections called by the Spanish government after it sacked the former regional cabinet and dissolved the local parliament following a declaration of independence.
President Donald Trump’s new national security strategy seeks to refocus the United States’ relationship with the rest of the world, transforming his “America First” mantra into a set of policies and plans for protecting the homeland and advancing its economy.
The Latest on sentencing of an Oklahoma man convicted of decapitating a co-worker in 2014 (all times local): 10:10 a.m.
A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted a 63-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere.
Comforted by a strong economy, more Americans than ever are expected to travel over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
Tanzania’s government is urging the United Nations to conduct an independent investigation into the killings of 15 Tanzanian peacekeepers last week in eastern Congo.
Even as a handful of major U.S. cities around the country have flourished in the 10 years since the Great Recession officially began in December 2007, other large cities have eked out only modest recoveries.
The Latest on Somalia suicide bombing at police academy (all times local): 11:25 a.m.
Human Rights Watch is urging Burundian authorities to either free or charge an activist who has been detained since Nov. 21.
A new report commissioned by Rwanda’s government accuses France of supplying weapons to the perpetrators of the East African nation’s 1994 genocide in which over 800,000 people were killed.
Terrorists have struck, or tried to strike, New York City several times since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Kenyan police say at least 13 people have been killed in a multi-vehicle accident on a highway outside the capital, Nairobi.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is urging unity after a divisive election that was boycotted by his main opponent.
Burundi’s president has launched a campaign to support constitutional amendments that could extend his rule.