RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi voters elected 20 women for local government seats, according to results released to The Associated Press on Sunday, a day after women voted and ran in elections for the first time in the country’s history.
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand New Zealanders have chosen a design for a possible new national flag that features the country’s iconic silver fern sitting next to the four stars that make up the Southern Cross constellation.
NEW YORK A 1956 Ferrari sold for $28 million at an auction that also featured top bidding for Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche, a 1963 Pontiac owned by Roy Rogers decorated with silver dollars and guns and a kid-sized Ferrari.
RM Sotheby’s offered the vintage cars in its “Driven by Disruption” sale Thursday night.
BELGRADE, Serbia One of the guns linked to Islamic militants in the Paris attacks that killed 130 people was exported to the United States in 2013, the head of a Serbian arms factory said Thursday.
WASHINGTON U.S.-Russians tensions broke out in undiplomatic fashion in an unlikely place Thursday: The State Department briefing room.
OSLO The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, which helped build democracy in the country after the 2011 revolution, has received the Nobel Peace Prize.
This year’s award was collected at a ceremony in the Norwegian capital by members of four organizations, representing unions, industry, trade and human rights.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Outside of the Saudi capital, in one of the country’s most conservative provinces, Jowhara al-Wably is making history. She’s running in this weekend’s elections.
TOLEDO, Ohio Salvage crews have finished pumping hazardous oil-based substances from a sunken barge that apparently had been sitting undiscovered on the bottom of Lake Erie for nearly 80 years, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.
Federal officials overseeing the underwater operation say the barge no longer poses an environmental threat.
WASHINGTON It’s a natural reaction in times of grief: Politicians from both parties offered supportive thoughts and prayers for those killed in the San Bernardino shootings. But within hours, social media was awash with pushback from gun control advocates calling out those who offer prayers without pushing for tighter gun laws.
LONDON British Tornado jets struck oil fields in eastern Syria on Thursday that help finance the Islamic State group and Germany prepared to send reconnaissance aircraft to the Middle East as coalition forces stepped up efforts to fight the militants.