NATO chief seeks bigger defense budgets ahead of US meeting

BRUSSELS (AP) — The NATO chief urged allies on Tuesday to step up their defense spending, a day ahead of the first meeting between new U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his 27 NATO counterparts in Brussels.

  • Written by LORNE COOK , Associated Press

AP Interview: Trump yet to call UN atomic chief on Iran deal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of the United Nations' atomic agency said Tuesday the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has yet to be in touch with him or others about their criticism of the Iran nuclear deal.

  • Written by JON GAMBRELL , Associated Press

Desperate immigrants risk perilous winter trek to Canada

TORONTO (AP) — After he was denied asylum in the U.S., Seidu Mohammed's fear of being deported to his native Ghana, where he believes he'd be killed or jailed, became so great that he set out in brutal winter conditions to cross illegally into Canada.

  • Written by ROB GILLIES and AMY FORLITI , Associated Press