China says Interpol ex-president confesses to bribe taking

BEIJING (AP) — Former Interpol President Meng Hongwei confessed to accepting more than $2 million in bribes and expressed regret for his crime, a Chinese court said Thursday.

  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press

UN: Nearly 71 million now displaced by war, violence at home

GENEVA (AP) — A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide by war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, an increase of more than 2 million from a year earlier — and an overall total that would amount to the world's 20th most populous country.


  • Written by By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press

Q&A: A look at the standoff between the US and Iran


Hostilities are heating up between the United States and Iran and while President Donald Trump says he's not looking to go to war with Tehran, it's unclear how the standoff can be resolved.

  • Written by By DEB RIECHMANN and MATTHEW LEE Associated Press