Spain: Popular Party official quits amid corruption claims

MADRID (AP) — The president of the Madrid branch of Spain's center-right Popular Party has resigned amid allegations that the branch benefited from irregular funding.

Esperanza Aguirre, 64, who had been...

Israeli leader defends gas extraction deal in Supreme Court

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is making an unprecedented appearance at the Supreme Court to defend a deal signed in December with U.S. and Israeli developers drilling...

State to open drug treatment center in northern New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state is planning to open a drug treatment center in northern New York.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services,...

Swiss to represent Saudi Arabia in Iran after ties cut

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says Switzerland has agreed to handle its diplomatic services in Iran so that Iranian pilgrims can continue to visit the oil-rich kingdom.

Saudi...

Dutch minister to EU members: Don't shut borders to migrants

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders has urged EU member states not to close their borders to migrants, suggesting that "effective border control is more important."

Koenders, whose...

Opposition activists say Turkey shelling Kurds in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey shelled positions held by the main Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day Sunday, drawing condemnation from the Syrian government and adding complexity to an inflamed situation in...

5 British men killed in road accident near Stockholm

HELSINKI (AP) — Five British men, reportedly including members of British indie band Viola Beach, were killed when their car drove through a barrier and plunged into a canal near Stockholm.

Stockholm Police...

Pope to bring message of hope to gritty Mexico City suburb

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis heads into the capital's crime-ridden suburb of Ecatepec on Sunday to see firsthand the reality of the Mexican "periphery," where drug violence, gangland-style executions and...