MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of members of a politically influential Christian sect have ended five days of street protests that set off huge traffic jams in the Philippine capital and sparked outrage from motorists.
Evangelist Bienvenido Santiago of the Iglesia ni Cristo church said without elaborating that his group had ended their protests peacefully Monday after holding talks with government officials.
BEIJING (AP) — State media have reported that people recently punished in China's campaign against online rumors include those who circulated an inflated death toll in the Tianjin blasts and who alleged a man committed suicide because of the country's stock market woes.
The official Xinhua News Agency said Monday that 197 people have been punished in a special campaign, citing the Public Security Ministry, but did not say over what period.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Several opinion polls released over the weekend, 3 weeks ahead of Greece's snap election, show a tight race and no overall majority in a Parliament even more fractured than the previous one.
A total of six opinion polls were released Saturday and Sunday. All show the left-wing Syriza party ahead of conservative New Democracy, with leads ranging from 1 to 3.1 percent. In all six polls, the margin of statistical error was around 3 percent....
GENEVA (AP) — Nestle says "forced labor has no place in our supply chain" following a U.S. class action lawsuit that alleges the Swiss food company knowingly supported a system of slave labor and human trafficking to make its Fancy Feast cat food.
Nestle didn't deny the allegations in an email Sunday to The Associated Press but said its guidelines require suppliers to respect human rights. It outlined steps Nestle has taken to rid forced labor from its seafood supply...
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency says two people have been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of spying for the United States and Israel.
IRNA quotes judicial spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi as saying Sunday that the two were sentenced by a Revolutionary Court, which handles national security cases. He did not provide the names of those sentenced.
The lawyer for Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who...
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The governor of Borno in northeast Nigeria says Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has killed 68 villagers in a remote area of his state.
Kashim Shettima on Sunday confirmed the attack without providing more details, during a meeting with the parents of the 219 girls abducted from a school in the region by the extremists last year. Thursday marked 500 days of captivity of the girls from a school in Chibok.