• Russia Sep 26

    Russia, China Block Release of UN Report Criticizing Russia

    Russia and China are blocking the official release of a report by U.N. experts on Libya that accuses its warring parties and their international backers — including Russia — of violating a U.N. arms embargo on the conflict-wracked country

  • United Nations Jan 19

    Libya Summit: Participants Agree to Respect Arms Embargo

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says countries with interests in Libya’s long-running conflict have agreed that they should respect a much-violated arms embargo, which should be better controlled than it has been to date. The participants at Sunday’s summit in Berlin agreed to provide no further military support to the warring parties while a cease-fire lasts, Merkel said after about four...

  • Libya Jan 5

    Death Toll From Air Strike in Libya's Tripoli Climbs to 30

    The death toll from an airstrike that slammed into a military facility in Libya’s capital climbed to at least 30 people, most of them military trainees, health authorities said Sunday, as fighting over control of Tripoli between rival armed groups escalated.

  • Los Angeles Nov 12, 2019

    Veterans Day Parade Honors Petaluma Vets

    One of the largest Veterans Day parades where locals gather to celebrate Veterans in their community is in Petaluma. See it on California Live Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.

  • Donald Trump Nov 10, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump's ‘Read the Transcript' Impeachment Cry

    It’s been his drumbeating demand for more than a week: “Read the transcript!” “Just read the transcript.” “Can’t we read English?” “Just read the Transcript, everything else is made up garbage.” “READ THE TRANSCRIPT!” People have read the White House’s notes on the call though, and that’s why President Donald Trump has an impeachment problem.

  • Donald Trump Oct 6, 2019

    Pompeo: State Dept. Will Follow Law as Dems Seek Documents

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the State Department intends to follow the law in the House impeachment investigation and vigorously defended President Donald Trump, dismissing questions about the president’s attempts to push Ukraine and China to investigate a Democratic political rival. The Trump administration and House Democrats often disagree about what the law requires, leaving open the question of...

  • Donald Trump Oct 6, 2019

    Trump Seethes Over Impeachment Inquiry and Slams Critics

    President Donald Trump is seething over an impeachment inquiry into his conduct after Democrats subpoenaed the White House about contacts with Ukraine and he signaled his administration would not cooperate. In a series of tweets Saturday sent as the presidential motorcade ferried him to his Virginia golf course, Trump defended his comments and lashed out at critics, including a past...

  • Donald Trump Oct 1, 2019

    Pompeo Receives Italian Cheese Gift in Protest of Possible Tariffs

    An Italian journalist handed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a piece of Parmesan Reggiano cheese to take back to President Donald Trump. The cheese is one of the products that could be affected by possible new tariffs on European Union products.

  • Donald Trump Oct 1, 2019

    North Korea Says Nuclear Talks With US Will Resume on Oct. 5

    A senior North Korean diplomat on Tuesday said North Korea and the United States have agreed to resume nuclear negotiations on Oct. 5 following a months-long stalemate over withdrawal of sanctions in exchange for disarmament. Choe Son Hui, North Korea’s first vice minister of foreign affairs, said North Korea and the United States will have a preliminary contact on Oct....

  • Syria Sep 15, 2019

    Tunisia Seeks New Leader to Boost Economy, Fight Terror

    Tunisians are casting ballots in their North African country’s second democratic presidential election, choosing among 26 candidates for a leader who can safeguard its young democracy and tackle its unemployment, corruption and economic despair. The voting followed a noisy but brief campaign — 12 days — marked by backbiting and charges of corruption among the contenders. All vowed to boost...

  • Europe Aug 27, 2019

    UN Says 40 Migrants Feared Drowned in Capsizing Off Libya

    A boat carrying dozens of migrants bound for Europe capsized Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, with at least 40 people missing and presumed drowned, U.N. officials said, as a support group reported it had gotten a call from someone on the vessel “crying and shouting” that passengers had died already. At least 65 migrants, mostly from Sudan, were...

  • Captain Aug 19, 2019

    Migrants Jump Off Rescue Boat to Try to Reach Italian Island

    Several migrants jumped into the sea from a Spanish rescue boat Sunday in a thwarted bid to reach shore in Italy, where the government’s hard-line interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has refused to let the 107 passengers disembark. “We have been warning for days, desperation has its limits,” said Open Arms founder Oscar Camps, who released a video showing four migrants...

  • Syria Aug 10, 2019

    Muslim Hajj Pilgrims Ascend Mount Arafat for Day of Worship

    More than 2 million Muslims gathered Saturday at the sacred hill of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for an intense day of worship and reflection on what’s considered the climax of the Islamic hajj pilgrimage. Many had tears streaming down their faces as they raised their hands in worship on the slopes of the rocky hill where the Prophet Muhammad...

  • China Aug 9, 2019

    Richard Gere Visits Migrants Stuck in the Mediterranean

    Carrying boxes of fruit, Richard Gere visited rescued migrants Friday on a humanitarian ship that has been struck in the Mediterranean Sea for over a week, landing smack in the middle of a debate over immigration that European nations have not been able to resolve. The American film star took food and supplies by boat to 121 people aboard the...

  • attorney Jul 23, 2019

    US Citizens and Iranian Relatives Sue Over Travel Ban

    A group of American citizens and legal residents trying to bring their Iranian spouses and other family to join them in the United States has filed a federal lawsuit saying they are being unfairly blocked by the Trump administration’s travel ban.

  • Donald Trump Jul 6, 2019

    From Libya to Texas, Tragedies Illustrate Plight of Migrants

    They are trapped in squalid detention centers on Libya’s front lines. They wash up on the banks of the Rio Grande. They sink without a trace — in the Mediterranean, in the Pacific or in waterways they can’t even name. A handful fall out of airplanes’ landing gear. As their choices narrow on land and at sea, migrants are often...

  • Donald Trump Jul 6, 2019

    041818 Turtle Painted

    They are trapped in squalid detention centers on Libya’s front lines. They wash up on the banks of the Rio Grande. They sink without a trace — in the Mediterranean, in the Pacific or in waterways they can’t even name. A handful fall out of airplanes’ landing gear. As their choices narrow on land and at sea, migrants are often...

  • head Jul 5, 2019

    Deadly Land, Deadly Sea: Libya Migrants Face Brutal Choice

    A boat from Libya carrying 86 migrants sank in the Mediterranean and left only three survivors, authorities said Thursday, after an airstrike on a detention center near the Libyan capital killed dozens of others. The twin tragedies illustrate the almost unthinkable choice facing those who have reached the North Africa coast while seeking a better life in Europe: Risk a...

  • Europe Jul 3, 2019

    Airstrike Hits Libyan Detention Center, Killing 44 Migrants

    An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants near the Libyan capital early Wednesday, killing at least 44 people and wounding more than 130, the U.N. mission to the war-torn country said. The airstrike raises further concerns about the European Union’s policy of partnering with Libyan militias to prevent migrants from crossing the Mediterranean, which often leaves them at the...

  • Europe Jun 30, 2019


    For hundreds of African migrants, dreams of a new life in Europe have instead ended in a detention center in the remote desert of war-torn Libya, where they say they have been held for months amid raw sewage, piles of garbage, disease, maggots and barely enough food to survive. Their plight, detailed in interviews with The Associated Press and social...

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