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New computer virus spreads from Ukraine to disrupt world business

FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON A computer virus wreaked havoc on firms around the globe on Wednesday as it spread to more than 60 countries, disrupting ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting work at a chocolate factory in Australia. | Video

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What next in Afghanistan? Europe seeks U.S. leadership

BRUSSELS European allies will tell U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Thursday they are willing to help step up NATO's mission in Afghanistan - but only if the United States is clear on its strategy, diplomats said.

Afghanistan 7:09pm EDT

Brazil Supreme Court justice sends charge against president to Congress

BRASILIA A Brazilian Supreme Court justice sent a corruption charge against President Michel Temer to Congress on Wednesday, advancing the process under which the center-right leader could be removed from office to face trial for graft.

Brazil 6:31pm EDT

North Korea calls for execution of ex-South Korea leader over 'assassination' plot

SEOUL North Korea said on Wednesday it has issued a standing order for the execution of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her spy chief for what it said was a plot to assassinate its leader, and it demanded that the South hand the pair over.

Widows of executed Nigerian activists seek Shell apology, compensation

LONDON The widows of four of nine men executed by Nigeria's military regime in 1995 have filed a civil lawsuit seeking compensation and an apology from Royal Dutch Shell for alleged complicity in a military crackdown, according to a writ filed in a court in The Hague.

Africa 7:14pm EDT

Northern Ireland political talks deadlocked on eve of deadline

BELFAST Northern Irish politicians were set to negotiate through the night as they remained deadlocked on Wednesday in talks to restore the British province's power-sharing executive with hours to go until a deadline to reach agreement.

6:21pm EDT

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