FILE - Stewart Rhodes, founder of the citizen militia group known as the Oath Keepers speaks during a rally outside the White House in Washington, on

For Oath Keepers and founder, Jan. 6 was weeks in the making

Two days after the election on Nov. 3, 2020, the Oath Keepers were already convinced that victory had been stolen from President Donald Trump and members of the far-right militia group were making plans to march on the U.S. Capitol.

Local groups heed calls by King's family to fight for voting rights

January 16
Oluwatobi Oluwagbemi, right, stopped by the Batacali Fashion Design booth owned by Rosa Mensah, center, at the MLK Now 2020 event on Saturday, Jan. 15
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the focus locally and nationally is the passage of the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act.

With voting bills dead, Democrats face costly fight to overcome GOP curbs

January 15
Demonstrators supported voting rights outside of Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta on Jan. 11, 2022, ahead of a planned speech by President Joe Bide
The stakes are high as Democrats approach the midterms with a low presidential approval rating, and as Republicans aim to further rewrite election laws.
Shortly after 5 p.m., local time, authorities escort a hostage out of the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, Saturday, Jan. 15,

Texas rabbi says he, 2 hostages escaped synagogue standoff

The rabbi of a Texas synagogue where a gunman took hostages during livestreamed services said Monday that he threw a chair at his captor before escaping with two others after an hourslong standoff, crediting past security training for getting himself and his congregants out safely.

Eurogroup seeks path between high inflation, slower growth

Euro finance chiefs on Monday ventured into a high-wire political balancing act prompted by conflicting economic forces: a weaker growth outlook and stronger inflation.

Palestinian family protests east Jerusalem home eviction

Palestinian residents of a flashpoint east Jerusalem neighborhood were locked in a tense standoff with Israeli authorities on Monday as police came to evict them from a disputed property.

Drone attack in Abu Dhabi claimed by Yemen's rebels kills 3

A drone attack claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeting a key oil facility in Abu Dhabi killed three people on Monday and sparked a fire at Abu Dhabi's international airport.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California greeted Martin Luther King III during a news conference in Washington on Monday.

MLK Day: Biden says Americans must commit to King's work

Americans must commit to the unfinished work of Martin Luther King Jr., delivering jobs and justice and protecting "the sacred right to vote, a right from which all other rights flow," President Joe Biden said Monday.

Virginia's 1st female lt. gov. takes her seat in the Senate

History-making Republican Winsome Earle-Sears began her tenure presiding over the Virginia Senate on Monday as the state's first woman to serve as lieutenant governor and the first Black woman to hold statewide office.

Sudanese forces open fire on anti-coup protesters, killing 7

Sudanese security forces opened fire on protesters Monday, killing at least seven people and wounding around 100 others in the country's capital in one of the deadliest days since an October military coup, activists said.
A woman wearing a face mask to curb the spread of coronavirus, exits from a Greek Orthodox church in Athens, Greece, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.

In Greece, unvaccinated people 60 and up face monthly fines

Greece imposed a vaccination mandate Monday for people 60 and older as a spike in infections has put sustained pressure on Greek hospitals, where most of the seriously ill patients belong to that age group.

WVa governor resumes briefings, says COVID is 'tough stuff'

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Monday resumed his weekly briefings on the coronavirus, six days after he tested positive for COVID-19.

Leaders of Germany, Spain meet to align progressive agendas

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez met Monday in the Spanish capital to align their left-wing agendas and plan how to boost progressive policies in the 27-nation European Union.

Turkish leader Erdogan visits Albania to boost ties

Albania and Turkey on Monday pledged to further boost their ties and increase their economic and cultural relations.

Polish senators question cyber experts in hacking inquiry

A Polish Senate commission opened an investigation into the use of powerful spyware against government critics by hearing testimony Monday from cybersecurity experts, who compared targeting of opposition figures under the right-wing government to methods used by the Kremlin against critics in Russia.

Court to hear appeal of man convicted in son's hot-car death

A man whose toddler son died after he left him in a hot car for hours is asking Georgia's highest court to overturn his convictions for murder and child cruelty.

China's Xi rejects 'Cold War mentality,' pushes cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that his country will send an additional 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine to other countries, calling for global cooperation to tackle the pandemic and other challenges while urging other powers to discard a "Cold-War mentality" — a veiled swipe at the United States.

UN official: Libya elections could be rescheduled for June

A senior U.N. official said she is pushing for Libya to hold elections by June, after the county missed a December deadline to elect its first president since the 2011 ouster and killing of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

Omicron slamming S. American hospitals as workers fall ill

The coronavirus' omicron variant starting to barrel across South America is pressuring hospitals whose employees are taking sick leave, leaving facilities understaffed to cope with COVID-19′s third wave.
In this photo provided by the Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, and Croatia’s Foreign Minist

Russia denies looking for pretext to invade Ukraine

Russia's top diplomat angrily rejected U.S. allegations that Moscow was preparing a pretext to invade Ukraine, as Russian troops that are amassed near the Ukraine border launched more drills Monday.

How's he doing? Americans weigh in on Biden's performance

President Joe Biden took office at a particularly polarized time in American history, so it's not surprising that citizens are divided on his performance at the one-year mark.

Ex-Guinean President Conde flown abroad for medical care

Former Guinean President Alpha Conde left the country for medical treatment in the United Arab Emirates after spending more than four months in the custody of the military junta that overthrew him, witnesses said Monday.
FILE - Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, listens during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the conclusion of military

Joint Chiefs chairman and Marine Corps chief have COVID-19

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing very minor symptoms, a spokesperson said Monday. The Marine Corps said its commandant, Gen. David Berger, also has COVID-19.