UN official: World failing over climate change

LONDON (AP) — One of the United Nations’ top climate officials says international leaders are failing to fight global warming, appealing directly to the world’s voters to pressure their politicians into taking tougher action against the buildup of…

Spanish city seeks lottery winner who lost ticket

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish city is seeking a missing millionaire. Somebody bought a lottery ticket in the northern city of La Coruna that won 4.7 million euros ($6.3 million) — but lost the ticket in the shop.…

Liberian president’s son resigns from oil company

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The son of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has resigned from his position as head of the state oil company, an appointment that had prompted allegations of nepotism from the president’s critics. Sirleaf accepted…

1 dead, 1 missing in stunt plane crash in China

BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. stunt pilot was missing and his Chinese translator dead after their aircraft crashed into a lake in China’s northeast on Tuesday, state media reported. The accident involving David Riggs took place about 1…

Witness in Ruto trial describes church torching

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The first witness to testify in the International Criminal Court trial of Kenya’s deputy president described Tuesday how a mob of youths torched a church where 2,000 people had sought refuge from postelection…

Report: UAE camel trainer drowns in surf chase

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A police officer in the United Arab Emirates says a camel trainer drowned after his animal raced into the sea north of Dubai. The National newspaper on Tuesday quotes police Maj. Khalid…

Egypt court upholds freeze of Islamists’ assets

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s official news agency says a Cairo court has upheld an order to freeze the assets of top leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood and a former Islamic militant group. MENA reported the Cairo Criminal Court…

Uproar as French jeweler kills thief, is charged

PARIS (AP) — Outrage is growing in France over the decision to bring manslaughter charges against a jeweler who shot and killed an escaping robber but the country’s top security official on Tuesday urged fearful storekeepers to let…

Russia against use of force in Syria resolution

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia’s foreign minister appeared to suggest Tuesday that the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an…

Israel calls for new pressure on Iran

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister on Tuesday urged the international community to step up pressure on Iran despite signs of possible flexibility from the new Iranian leadership in upcoming nuclear talks. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his…

Sierra Leone: Deputy minister charged with rape

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A Sierra Leone deputy education minister fired last week after being accused of rape has been formally charged and denied bail. Judge Tonia Barnette charged Mamoud Tarawalie with four counts of rape as…

Cambodian PM, opposition hold second day of talks

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s contending parties said Tuesday that they were closer to resolving the country’s post-election political deadlock, but need more time to reach an agreement. But the optimism comes as opposition emotions over the…

Philippine police officer freed, rebels surrender

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — Muslim rebels, who have been under attack by government troops after taking scores of residents hostage in the southern Philippines, struck back Tuesday by abducting the police chief of southern Zamboanga city, the scene…

European auto sales hit new low

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Union car sales are still sagging despite the return of modest economic growth. For the first eight months of the year, passenger car sales were off 5.2 percent to 7.84 million compared with…