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U.S. carrier group heads for Korean waters, China calls for restraint

BEIJING/SEOUL Chinese President Xi Jinping called for all sides to exercise restraint on Monday in a telephone call about North Korea with U.S. President Donald Trump, as Japan conducted exercises with a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group headed for Korean waters.

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German court orders 10 be tried for 2010 'Love Parade' deaths

BERLIN A German court gave the go-ahead on Monday for 10 people to be tried over a deadly stampede at a German "Love Parade" music festival in 2010, overturning a lower court's decision last year.

8:00am EDT

As war wrecks ancient Iraq, Erbil works to rebuild citadel

ERBIL, Iraq High on a rocky outcrop, just 50 miles from the fighting that is wrecking historic sites across Iraq, workers are busy laying out floor tiles, determined to save at least one ancient structure amidst the turmoil.

Iraq 6:58am EDT

Japanese demand for nuclear shelters, purifiers surges as North Korea tension mounts

TOKYO Sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have surged in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea has pressed ahead with missile tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions.

Japan, North Korea 8:11am EDT

American member of watchdog OSCE killed in Ukraine

An American paramedic working for European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and two others were injured on Sunday when their vehicle struck a mine, triggering a U.S. call for a transparent, timely investigation.

5:08am EDT

Lawyer for Philippines hit-man files complaint against Duterte at ICC

HONG KONG/THE HAGUE A Philippines lawyer filed a complaint at the International Criminal Court (ICC) against President Rodrigo Duterte and senior officials on Monday, accusing them of crimes against humanity in a nationwide anti-drugs crackdown.

United Nations 6:09am EDT

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