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  • Europe offers UK a little more time for Brexit

    Europe offers UK a little more time for Brexit

    Thursday, March 21 2019 3:11 AM EDT2019-03-21 07:11:41 GMT
    Thursday, March 21 2019 8:36 PM EDT2019-03-22 00:36:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, greets European Council President Donald Tusk during a tripartite social summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. European Union officials r...(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, greets European Council President Donald Tusk during a tripartite social summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. European Union officials r...
    (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, greets European Council President Donald Tusk during a tripartite social summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. European Union officials r...(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, greets European Council President Donald Tusk during a tripartite social summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. European Union officials r...
    Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to persuade European Union leaders to delay Brexit by up to three months, just eight days before Britain is scheduled to leave the bloc.More>>
    Worn down by three years of indecision in London, European Union leaders on Thursday grudgingly offered the U.K. more time to ease itself out of the bloc, delaying by several weeks - but not eliminating - the threat of a...More>>
  • Italian citizenship urged for boy whose SOS call saved lives

    Italian citizenship urged for boy whose SOS call saved lives

    Thursday, March 21 2019 1:16 PM EDT2019-03-21 17:16:36 GMT
    The leader of Italy's 5-Star Movement says the country should grant citizenship to a 13-year-old Egyptian boy hailed as a hero for alerting police that he and his middle school classmates had been abducted by...More>>
    The leader of Italy's 5-Star Movement called Thursday to award speedy citizenship to a 13-year-old Egyptian boy hailed as a hero for being the first to alert police that he and scores of his middle school classmates...More>>
  • The Latest: New Zealanders to observe Muslim call to prayer

    The Latest: New Zealanders to observe Muslim call to prayer

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 10:28 PM EDT2019-03-21 02:28:49 GMT
    The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local):More>>
    The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local):More>>
  • Venezuelan opposition aide is seized, US and allies protest

    Venezuelan opposition aide is seized, US and allies protest

    Thursday, March 21 2019 6:42 AM EDT2019-03-21 10:42:18 GMT
    Thursday, March 21 2019 8:33 PM EDT2019-03-22 00:33:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself interim president, arrives to the National Assembly for a meeting with "Frente Amplio," a coalition of opposition parties, and other civic groups in Caraca...(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself interim president, arrives to the National Assembly for a meeting with "Frente Amplio," a coalition of opposition parties, and other civic groups in Caraca...
    (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself interim president, arrives to the National Assembly for a meeting with "Frente Amplio," a coalition of opposition parties, and other civic groups in Caraca...(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself interim president, arrives to the National Assembly for a meeting with "Frente Amplio," a coalition of opposition parties, and other civic groups in Caraca...
    Venezuelan security forces search the homes of two key supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido, who is escalating a campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro.More>>
    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's top aide was taken away in the middle of the night by masked intelligence agents who broke down his door early Thursday, drawing condemnation from the United States and other...More>>
  • China's Xi visits Italy with Belt and Road deal as prize

    China's Xi visits Italy with Belt and Road deal as prize

    Thursday, March 21 2019 12:51 PM EDT2019-03-21 16:51:45 GMT
    Thursday, March 21 2019 8:33 PM EDT2019-03-22 00:33:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File). FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a plenary session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The country's foreign ministry...(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File). FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a plenary session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The country's foreign ministry...
    (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File). FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a plenary session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The country's foreign ministry...(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File). FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a plenary session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The country's foreign ministry...
    Chinese Premier Xi Jingping's visit to Rome will see the two countries sign a deal making Italy the first major democracy to join China's ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project.More>>
    At the heart of Chinese President Xi Jingping's visit to Rome that started Thursday is a key prize: a deal to make Italy the first major democracy to join China's ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure initiative.More>>
  • Death toll from cyclone surpasses 500 in southern Africa

    Death toll from cyclone surpasses 500 in southern Africa

    Thursday, March 21 2019 6:02 AM EDT2019-03-21 10:02:05 GMT
    Thursday, March 21 2019 8:33 PM EDT2019-03-22 00:33:09 GMT
    (Josh Estey/CARE via AP). Flood waters dominate the landscape following cyclone force winds and heavy rain near the coastal city of Beira, Mozambique, Wednesday March 20, 2019. Torrential rains were expected to continue into Thursday and floodwaters we...(Josh Estey/CARE via AP). Flood waters dominate the landscape following cyclone force winds and heavy rain near the coastal city of Beira, Mozambique, Wednesday March 20, 2019. Torrential rains were expected to continue into Thursday and floodwaters we...
    (Josh Estey/CARE via AP). Flood waters dominate the landscape following cyclone force winds and heavy rain near the coastal city of Beira, Mozambique, Wednesday March 20, 2019. Torrential rains were expected to continue into Thursday and floodwaters we...(Josh Estey/CARE via AP). Flood waters dominate the landscape following cyclone force winds and heavy rain near the coastal city of Beira, Mozambique, Wednesday March 20, 2019. Torrential rains were expected to continue into Thursday and floodwaters we...
    A week after Cyclone Idai hit coastal Mozambique and swept across the country to Zimbabwe, its flooding, destruction and death continues in southern Africa, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters...More>>
    A week after Cyclone Idai lashed southern Africa, flooding still raged as torrential rains caused a dam to overflow in Zimbabwe, threatening riverside populations. The confirmed death toll in Zimbabwe, neighboring...More>>
  • Ferry packed with Iraqis celebrating holiday sinks; 94 die

    Ferry packed with Iraqis celebrating holiday sinks; 94 die

    Thursday, March 21 2019 9:56 AM EDT2019-03-21 13:56:28 GMT
    An Iraqi official says a ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year sank in the Tigris river near Mosul, killing at least 40 people.More>>
    A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother's Day capsized in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing nearly 100 people, including families, officials said.More>>
  • New Zealand to observe Muslim prayer after mosque attacks

    New Zealand to observe Muslim prayer after mosque attacks

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 8:52 PM EDT2019-03-21 00:52:41 GMT
    Thursday, March 21 2019 8:33 PM EDT2019-03-22 00:33:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Mourners leave the cemetery after the burial service of the body of a victim of the Friday March 15 mosque shootings at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, March 21, 2019.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Mourners leave the cemetery after the burial service of the body of a victim of the Friday March 15 mosque shootings at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, March 21, 2019.
    (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Mourners leave the cemetery after the burial service of the body of a victim of the Friday March 15 mosque shootings at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, March 21, 2019.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Mourners leave the cemetery after the burial service of the body of a victim of the Friday March 15 mosque shootings at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, March 21, 2019.
    Thousands of people are expected to come together for an emotional Friday prayer service led by the imam of one of the New Zealand mosques attacked a week ago.More>>
    In a day without precedent, people across New Zealand were planning to observe the Muslim call to prayer Friday as the nation reflected on the moment one week ago when 50 people were slaughtered at two mosques.More>>
  • Ex-President Temer arrested in Brazil on corruption charges

    Ex-President Temer arrested in Brazil on corruption charges

    Thursday, March 21 2019 11:00 AM EDT2019-03-21 15:00:28 GMT
    A judge in Rio de Janeiro has issued an arrest warrant for ex-President Michel Temer, who is being investigated in several corruption cases.More>>
    Former Brazilian President Michel Temer was arrested Thursday on corruption charges, a dramatic development in a sprawling graft probe that has roiled Latin America's largest nation and shows no sign of slowing.More>>
  • Boeing to make safety feature standard on troubled Max jets

    Boeing to make safety feature standard on troubled Max jets

    Thursday, March 21 2019 11:56 AM EDT2019-03-21 15:56:29 GMT
    The families of Kenyan victims of the Ethiopian plane crash are asking their government for legal assistance in pursuing compensation.More>>
    By DAVID KOENIG and TOM KRISHER Associated PressMore>>
  • The Latest: Ethiopian airline defends pilots' training

    The Latest: Ethiopian airline defends pilots' training

    Thursday, March 21 2019 12:20 PM EDT2019-03-21 16:20:31 GMT
    The Latest on the Ethiopian plane crash (all times local):More>>
    The Latest on the Ethiopian plane crash (all times local):More>>
  • The Latest: Dutch PM: Britain could walk out without deal

    The Latest: Dutch PM: Britain could walk out without deal

    Thursday, March 21 2019 4:41 AM EDT2019-03-21 08:41:10 GMT
    Thursday, March 21 2019 8:31 PM EDT2019-03-22 00:31:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech about the Brexit ahead of a meeting of the European council, at the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, March 21, 2019.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech about the Brexit ahead of a meeting of the European council, at the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, March 21, 2019.
    (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech about the Brexit ahead of a meeting of the European council, at the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, March 21, 2019.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech about the Brexit ahead of a meeting of the European council, at the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, March 21, 2019.
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says European Union leaders could approve a short delay to Brexit in principle so long as Britain's Parliament passes a twice-rejected withdrawal deal next week.More>>
    The Latest on Brexit (all times local):More>>
  • The Latest: Cyclone Idai death toll rises to over 550

    The Latest: Cyclone Idai death toll rises to over 550

    Thursday, March 21 2019 7:40 AM EDT2019-03-21 11:40:22 GMT
    The Latest on the aftermath of Cyclone Idai in southern Africa (all times local):More>>
    The Latest on the aftermath of Cyclone Idai in southern Africa (all times local):More>>
  • US military vet recounts arrests in Haiti to AP

    US military vet recounts arrests in Haiti to AP

    Thursday, March 21 2019 11:48 AM EDT2019-03-21 15:48:32 GMT
    An American security contractor at the center of a mysterious case roiling Haitian politics says that he and a group of fellow veterans were sent to Haiti on a mission to protect a businessman signing a more than...More>>
    An American security contractor at the center of a mysterious case roiling Haitian politics says that he and a group of fellow veterans were sent to Haiti on a mission to protect a businessman signing a more than $50...More>>
  • The Latest: Death toll from Iraq ferry sinking rises to 83

    The Latest: Death toll from Iraq ferry sinking rises to 83

    Thursday, March 21 2019 11:42 AM EDT2019-03-21 15:42:02 GMT
    Thursday, March 21 2019 2:52 PM EDT2019-03-21 18:52:50 GMT
    Iraqi officials say the death toll from the sinking of a river ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year in northern Iraq has risen to 71.More>>
    The Latest on a ferry that sank in northern Iraq near Mosul, killing dozens of people (all times local):More>>
  • Indonesia safety board denies leaking Lion Air probe details

    Indonesia safety board denies leaking Lion Air probe details

    Thursday, March 21 2019 5:16 AM EDT2019-03-21 09:16:12 GMT
    The chairman of Indonesia's transportation safety agency has confirmed that a third pilot was in the cockpit as the flight crew struggled to keep the plane aloft during the next-to-last flight of a Lion Air...More>>
    Indonesia's transportation safety board denied on Thursday that it leaked details from its probe into the crash of a Lion Air flight in October.More>>
  • Report: Myanmar, China failing to stop 'bride' trafficking

    Report: Myanmar, China failing to stop 'bride' trafficking

    Thursday, March 21 2019 12:12 AM EDT2019-03-21 04:12:32 GMT
    Thursday, March 21 2019 1:42 PM EDT2019-03-21 17:42:43 GMT
    Human rights group says Myanmar, China failing to stop the trafficking of young women from the conflict-ridden Kachin region into forced "marriages" to Chinese men.More>>
    Authorities in China and Myanmar are failing to stop the brutal trafficking of young women, often teenagers, from the conflict-ridden Kachin region for sexual slavery, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.More>>
  • Germany questions ex-Stasi agents on Lockerbie plane bombing

    Germany questions ex-Stasi agents on Lockerbie plane bombing

    Thursday, March 21 2019 10:12 AM EDT2019-03-21 14:12:28 GMT
    Prosecutors in Berlin and the neighboring state of Brandenburg are interviewing former members of East Germany's secret police about the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.More>>
    Prosecutors in Berlin and the neighboring German state of Brandenburg are interviewing former members of East Germany's secret police about the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing, according to officials and media reports.More>>
  • Poland snubs Russia before World War II commemoration

    Poland snubs Russia before World War II commemoration

    Thursday, March 21 2019 7:24 AM EDT2019-03-21 11:24:19 GMT
    Polish authorities have refused to invite a Russian delegation to a commemoration ceremony marking the anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.More>>
    Polish authorities have refused to invite a Russian delegation to a commemoration ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.More>>
  • European, Canadian regulators to do own review of Boeing jet

    European, Canadian regulators to do own review of Boeing jet

    Thursday, March 21 2019 12:12 AM EDT2019-03-21 04:12:42 GMT
    By DAVID KOENIG and TOM KRISHER Associated PressMore>>
    By DAVID KOENIG and TOM KRISHER Associated PressMore>>
  • Cyprus seeks EU intelligence access for migrant screening

    Cyprus seeks EU intelligence access for migrant screening

    Thursday, March 21 2019 11:00 AM EDT2019-03-21 15:00:28 GMT
    Cyprus' interior minister says he has asked the European Union for access to its security intelligence network in order to better screen arriving migrants and avert the risk posed by potentially radicalized...More>>
    Cyprus wants access to the European Union's security intelligence network so it can screen arriving migrants more thoroughly for signs of radicalization by extremist groups, the Mediterranean island nation's...More>>
  • Germany gives seal of approval to truck turning assistant

    Germany gives seal of approval to truck turning assistant

    Thursday, March 21 2019 10:01 AM EDT2019-03-21 14:01:40 GMT
    Thursday, March 21 2019 12:21 PM EDT2019-03-21 16:21:40 GMT
    Germany's transport ministry has issued its first operating license for a driver assistance system meant to reduce the number of cyclists or pedestrians killed by turning vehicles.More>>
    Germany's transport ministry has issued its first operating license for a driver assistance system meant to reduce the number of cyclists or pedestrians killed by turning vehicles.More>>
  • Turkish, Greek ministers meet with 'positive agenda'

    Turkish, Greek ministers meet with 'positive agenda'

    Thursday, March 21 2019 6:01 AM EDT2019-03-21 10:01:37 GMT
    Thursday, March 21 2019 12:01 PM EDT2019-03-21 16:01:34 GMT
    (Turkish Foreign Ministry via AP, Pool). Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, left, shakes hands with Greek Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos prior to their meeting in Brussels, Belgium, late Wednesday, March 13, 2019.(Turkish Foreign Ministry via AP, Pool). Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, left, shakes hands with Greek Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos prior to their meeting in Brussels, Belgium, late Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
    (Turkish Foreign Ministry via AP, Pool). Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, left, shakes hands with Greek Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos prior to their meeting in Brussels, Belgium, late Wednesday, March 13, 2019.(Turkish Foreign Ministry via AP, Pool). Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, left, shakes hands with Greek Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos prior to their meeting in Brussels, Belgium, late Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
    Turkey's foreign minister says the defense chiefs of Turkey and Greece could meet soon as part of new confidence-building measures aimed at reducing tensions between the NATO allies.More>>
    The defense chiefs of Turkey and Greece could soon meet as part of confidence-building measures aimed at reducing tensions between the NATO allies, Turkey's foreign minister said Thursday.More>>
  • Dutch suspect in tram shooting to face terrorism charge

    Dutch suspect in tram shooting to face terrorism charge

    Thursday, March 21 2019 6:44 AM EDT2019-03-21 10:44:18 GMT
    Dutch prosecutors say they will charge the main suspect in a deadly tram shooting with offenses including multiple murder or manslaughter with a terrorist intent.More>>
    The main suspect in a deadly tram shooting in the Dutch city of Utrecht will be charged with offenses including multiple murder or manslaughter with a terrorist intent, prosecutors said Thursday.More>>
  • Albania opposition holds new rally, calls for early election

    Albania opposition holds new rally, calls for early election

    Thursday, March 21 2019 5:24 AM EDT2019-03-21 09:24:13 GMT
    A few thousand opposition protesters have gathered in front of Albania's parliament building calling for the government's resignation and an early election.More>>
    Several thousand opposition protesters tried to enter Albania's parliament building Thursday calling for the government's resignation and an early election.More>>
  • US testing new rapid-deployment strategy in Europe

    US testing new rapid-deployment strategy in Europe

    Thursday, March 21 2019 7:32 AM EDT2019-03-21 11:32:21 GMT
    More than 300 soldiers have arrived in Germany from their base in Texas in the first test of a new American strategy to rapidly deploy U.S.-based troops to Europe to bolster the NATO deterrent against possible...More>>
    More than 300 U.S. soldiers arrived Thursday in Germany from their base in Texas in the first test of a new American strategy to rapidly deploy U.S.-based troops to Europe to bolster the NATO deterrent against possible...More>>
  • New populist star emerges from Dutch local elections

    New populist star emerges from Dutch local elections

    Thursday, March 21 2019 8:28 AM EDT2019-03-21 12:28:22 GMT
    The Netherlands has woken up to a new star of right-wing populism, as the party of a Latin-quoting, philosophy-reading lawmaker surged past anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders - and all other politicians - in...More>>
    The Netherlands woke up Thursday to a new star of right-wing populism, as the party of a Latin-quoting, philosophy-reading lawmaker surged past anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders - and all other politicians - in important...More>>
  • Erdogan airs mosque gunman video ahead visit by NZ minister

    Erdogan airs mosque gunman video ahead visit by NZ minister

    Thursday, March 21 2019 10:02 AM EDT2019-03-21 14:02:39 GMT
    Thursday, March 21 2019 10:04 AM EDT2019-03-21 14:04:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici). A theme park inaugurated by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Erdogan has sparked a diplomatic spat with New Zealand and Australia as he campaigns for votes in local electi...(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici). A theme park inaugurated by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Erdogan has sparked a diplomatic spat with New Zealand and Australia as he campaigns for votes in local electi...
    (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici). A theme park inaugurated by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Erdogan has sparked a diplomatic spat with New Zealand and Australia as he campaigns for votes in local electi...(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici). A theme park inaugurated by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Erdogan has sparked a diplomatic spat with New Zealand and Australia as he campaigns for votes in local electi...
    Turkey's president has again screened clips of a video taken by the Christchurch mosque gunman, a day before the foreign minister of New Zealand _ which is trying to stop its use _ is due in Turkey.More>>
    Turkey's president has again screened clips of a video taken by the Christchurch mosque gunman, a day before the foreign minister of New Zealand, which is trying to stop its use, is due to visit Turkey.More>>
  • South Sudan spends millions on cars, homes instead of peace

    South Sudan spends millions on cars, homes instead of peace

    Thursday, March 21 2019 5:08 AM EDT2019-03-21 09:08:13 GMT
    Documents seen by The Associated Press show that South Sudan's committee overseeing the fragile transition from civil war has approved almost $185 million in spending on vehicles, food and home renovations...More>>
    South Sudan's committee overseeing the fragile transition from civil war has approved almost $185 million in spending on vehicles, food and home renovations while the country's peace deal suffers from an alleged...More>>
  • Australia moving 2,000 people from powerful cyclone's path

    Australia moving 2,000 people from powerful cyclone's path

    Thursday, March 21 2019 1:48 AM EDT2019-03-21 05:48:47 GMT
    Australia is evacuating about 2,000 people from part of northern Australia ahead of a powerful cyclone expected to hit on Saturday.More>>
    About 2,000 Australians were being moved inland Thursday from part of the northern coast ahead of a powerful cyclone expected to hit this weekend.More>>
  • Australia says tensions with Turkey ease after WWI remarks

    Australia says tensions with Turkey ease after WWI remarks

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 9:40 PM EDT2019-03-21 01:40:47 GMT
    Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says tensions between his country and Turkey have eased after conciliatory comments from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office on Wednesday.More>>
    Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday tensions between his country and Turkey had eased after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office said comments by the Turkish leader that sparked the row had...More>>
  • 'There is death all over': Cyclone Idai toll rises above 300

    'There is death all over': Cyclone Idai toll rises above 300

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 4:52 AM EDT2019-03-20 08:52:12 GMT
    Zimbabwe is retrieving and burying bodies Wednesday as Mozambique begins three days of national mourning for victims of Cyclone Idai.More>>
    Mozambique began three days of national mourning on Wednesday for more than 200 victims of Cyclone Idai, while the death toll in neighboring Zimbabwe rose to more than 100 from one of the most destructive storms to strike...More>>
  • AP Interview: Thai PM hopeful wants constitutional changes

    AP Interview: Thai PM hopeful wants constitutional changes

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 7:48 AM EDT2019-03-20 11:48:22 GMT
    The leader of Thailand's oldest political party says if he becomes prime minister after Sunday's election, he'll make careful but forceful efforts to undo undemocratic constitutional clauses imposed by...More>>
    The leader of Thailand's oldest political party said if he becomes prime minister after Sunday's elections, he will make forceful but careful efforts to undo undemocratic provisions in the constitution imposed by...More>>
  • Europe fines Google $1.7 billion in antitrust case

    Europe fines Google $1.7 billion in antitrust case

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 7:16 AM EDT2019-03-20 11:16:18 GMT
    European Union regulators have hit Google with a 1.49 billion euro ($1.68 billion) fine for abusing its dominant role in online advertising.More>>
    Europe's antitrust regulators slapped Google with a big fine Wednesday for the third time in less than two years, ordering the tech giant to pay 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) for freezing out rivals in the online...More>>
  • US-backed Syrian fighters search tunnels in last IS pocket

    US-backed Syrian fighters search tunnels in last IS pocket

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 10:32 AM EDT2019-03-20 14:32:25 GMT
    Thursday, March 21 2019 4:01 AM EDT2019-03-21 08:01:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo). In this Sunday, March 17, 2019, photo, the Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in Baghouz, Syria, as seen from a distance. On Tuesday, a spokesman for U.S.-backed forces fighting IS in Syria says his fighters are i...(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo). In this Sunday, March 17, 2019, photo, the Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in Baghouz, Syria, as seen from a distance. On Tuesday, a spokesman for U.S.-backed forces fighting IS in Syria says his fighters are i...
    (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo). In this Sunday, March 17, 2019, photo, the Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in Baghouz, Syria, as seen from a distance. On Tuesday, a spokesman for U.S.-backed forces fighting IS in Syria says his fighters are i...(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo). In this Sunday, March 17, 2019, photo, the Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in Baghouz, Syria, as seen from a distance. On Tuesday, a spokesman for U.S.-backed forces fighting IS in Syria says his fighters are i...
    U.S.-backed Syrian forces are conducting search operations in tunnels a day after seizing an encampment where Islamic State militants had been making their last stand in Syria.More>>
    U.S.-backed Syrian fighters are searching tunnels a day after seizing most of the last pocket of land held by Islamic State militants, an official said Wednesday.More>>
  • UK's May asks a wary EU to delay Brexit until June 30

    UK's May asks a wary EU to delay Brexit until June 30

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 4:04 AM EDT2019-03-20 08:04:09 GMT
    The head of the European Union's executive branch says a decision on a delay to Brexit is unlikely at this week's EU summit and the bloc's leaders may have to meet again next week.More>>
    Exactly 1,000 days after Britain voted to leave the European Union, and nine days before it is scheduled to walk out the door, Prime Minister Theresa May hit the pause button Wednesday, asking the bloc to postpone the...More>>
  • Spain: Far-right party enlists former generals as candidates

    Spain: Far-right party enlists former generals as candidates

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 6:12 AM EDT2019-03-20 10:12:17 GMT
    The leader of Spain's far-right Vox party says that Spaniards should be allowed to possess firearms and use them for self-defense without legal consequences.More>>
    A far-right party is making political waves in Spain by advocating looser gun control laws and recruiting retired military officers as candidates in a parliamentary election next month.More>>
  • Foreign aid begins flowing to cyclone-hit southern Africa

    Foreign aid begins flowing to cyclone-hit southern Africa

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 1:08 AM EDT2019-03-20 05:08:21 GMT
    International aid is trickling into the east African countries of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi after a cyclone triggered deadly flooding.More>>
    International aid has started trickling into the east African countries of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi to ease the humanitarian crisis created by floodwaters from Cyclone Idai .More>>
  • Sri Lanka averts rift spilling over to UN rights session

    Sri Lanka averts rift spilling over to UN rights session

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 11:48 PM EDT2019-03-21 03:48:52 GMT
    Sri Lanka's leader has abandoned plans to oppose his prime minister's support of a United Nations resolution that would give the island nation more time to address war crime allegations stemming from its...More>>
    Sri Lanka's leader has kept his country's political rift from spilling over to a U.N. human rights council meeting this week by abandoning plans to oppose the prime minister's decision to co-sponsor a...More>>
  • Ocean mission's emergency ascent caused by motor burning out

    Ocean mission's emergency ascent caused by motor burning out

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 12:12 PM EDT2019-03-20 16:12:30 GMT
    A drama in which a submersible made an emergency ascent from 250 meters (820 feet) below the Indian Ocean was caused by condensation burning out a small motor in the cockpit, the director of the British-led Nekton...More>>
    A drama in which a submersible made an emergency ascent from 250 meters (820 feet) below the Indian Ocean was caused by condensation burning out a small motor in the cockpit, the director of the British-led Nekton Mission...More>>
  • Mormon missionaries detained weeks in Russia arrive in US

    Mormon missionaries detained weeks in Russia arrive in US

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 12:44 PM EDT2019-03-20 16:44:29 GMT
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says two of its missionaries have returned home to the U.S. after they were detained in Russia for more than two weeks for alleged visa term violations.More>>
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Wednesday that two of its missionaries have returned to the U.S. after they were detained in Russia for more than two weeks in an alleged visa violation case.More>>
  • The Latest: UK's May has 'personal regret' over Brexit bumps

    The Latest: UK's May has 'personal regret' over Brexit bumps

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 5:08 AM EDT2019-03-20 09:08:13 GMT
    The Latest on Brexit talks (all times local):More>>
    The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local):More>>
  • Exit poll has populist party in the Netherlands making gains

    Exit poll has populist party in the Netherlands making gains

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 4:20 AM EDT2019-03-20 08:20:09 GMT
    Dutch voters are casting ballots in regional elections that are seen as passing a midterm judgment on the ruling national coalition of Prime Minister Mark Rutte and could indirectly eliminate his majority in...More>>
    A right-wing populist party in the Netherlands emerged from provincial elections that also determine the makeup of the national Senate positioned for a big win, according to exit poll released late Wednesday.More>>
  • Turkey's Erdogan sparks spat with Australia, New Zealand

    Turkey's Erdogan sparks spat with Australia, New Zealand

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 8:11 AM EDT2019-03-20 12:11:42 GMT
    Wednesday, March 20 2019 9:12 PM EDT2019-03-21 01:12:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel). Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party, AKP, at a rally in Istanbul, late Tuesday, March 19, 2019, ahead of local elections scheduled for March 31, 2019.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel). Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party, AKP, at a rally in Istanbul, late Tuesday, March 19, 2019, ahead of local elections scheduled for March 31, 2019.
    (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel). Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party, AKP, at a rally in Istanbul, late Tuesday, March 19, 2019, ahead of local elections scheduled for March 31, 2019.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel). Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party, AKP, at a rally in Istanbul, late Tuesday, March 19, 2019, ahead of local elections scheduled for March 31, 2019.
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  • Italy: Bus driver abducts 51 children, sets vehicle on fire

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    Wednesday, March 20 2019 8:52 AM EDT2019-03-20 12:52:23 GMT
    Italian authorities say a bus driver transporting schoolchildren stopped his vehicle on a provincial highway, told the passengers to get off and then doused the interior with gasoline and set it on fire.More>>
    A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their school chaperones Wednesday, threatening the hostages' lives for 40 minutes and setting the bus on fire at a Carabinieri blockade.More>>
  • The Latest: NZ imaring for emotional Friday prayer

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    Wednesday, March 20 2019 3:40 AM EDT2019-03-20 07:40:30 GMT
    The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local):More>>
    The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local):More>>
  • Iran's woes briefly go up in smoke during fire festival

    Iran's woes briefly go up in smoke during fire festival

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 2:20 PM EDT2019-03-19 18:20:18 GMT
    Iranians are celebrating the Festival of Fire, a nearly 4,000-year-old Persian tradition that this year offers a brief escape from the country's economic woes.More>>
    Iran's many woes briefly went up in smoke as Iranians observed a nearly 4,000-year-old Persian tradition known as the Festival of Fire.More>>
  • The Latest: UN will press global community for cyclone aid

    The Latest: UN will press global community for cyclone aid

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    The Latest on Cyclone Idai and the flooding damage to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi (all times local):More>>
    The Latest on Cyclone Idai and the flooding damage to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi (all times local):More>>
  • Bosnia divided over UN ruling on wartime leader Karadzic

    Bosnia divided over UN ruling on wartime leader Karadzic

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 2:20 PM EDT2019-03-20 18:20:44 GMT
    A U.N. court's decision Wednesday to uphold the genocide and war crimes convictions of ex-Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic and sentence him to life behind bars was applauded by survivors of Bosnia's...More>>
    A U.N. court's decision Wednesday to uphold the genocide and war crimes convictions of ex-Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic and sentence him to life behind bars was applauded by survivors of Bosnia's bloody...More>>
  • UN judges increase sentence for Bosnian ex-leader to life

    UN judges increase sentence for Bosnian ex-leader to life

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 5:56 AM EDT2019-03-20 09:56:14 GMT
    United Nations judges are set to hand down their decisions in the appeal by former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic against his convictions and 40-year sentence for masterminding atrocities in his country's...More>>
    Former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic, one of the chief architects of the slaughter and devastation of Bosnia's 1992-95 war, was sentenced to life imprisonment Wednesday as United Nations appeals judges upheld...More>>
  • Algeria tensions: Governing party chief backs protesters

    Algeria tensions: Governing party chief backs protesters

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 11:32 AM EDT2019-03-20 15:32:31 GMT
    The acting head of Algeria's governing party says it is throwing its support behind protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.More>>
    The acting head of Algeria's governing party says it is throwing its support behind protests against President Abdelaziz BouteflikaMore>>
  • The Latest: Views of Bosnia war crimes case vary within govt

    The Latest: Views of Bosnia war crimes case vary within govt

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 9:16 AM EDT2019-03-20 13:16:21 GMT
    The Latest on a U.N. court's decision on the conviction and sentencing of ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic (all times local):More>>
    The Latest on a U.N. court's decision on the conviction and sentencing of ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic (all times local):More>>
  • New Zealand police: Mosque gunman had planned a 3rd attack

    New Zealand police: Mosque gunman had planned a 3rd attack

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 1:24 AM EDT2019-03-20 05:24:23 GMT
    A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for "the safest country in the world" have been buried before hundreds of mourners, the first funerals for victims of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that...More>>
    A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for "the safest country in the world" were buried before hundreds of mourners Wednesday, the first funerals for victims of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that...More>>
  • UK judge denies bail to fugitive Indian diamond tycoon

    UK judge denies bail to fugitive Indian diamond tycoon

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 6:20 AM EDT2019-03-20 10:20:15 GMT
    Fugitive diamond tycoon Nirav Modi has been arrested in London at the request of Indian authorities.More>>
    Diamond tycoon Nirav Modi, whose jewels once adorned stars from Bollywood to Hollywood, was ordered held without bail in London on Wednesday, more than a year after Indian authorities alleged he was involved in a $1.8...More>>
  • France to deploy troops to maintain security during protests

    France to deploy troops to maintain security during protests

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 10:44 AM EDT2019-03-20 14:44:28 GMT
    French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that soldiers will be deployed across the country to help maintain security during yellow vest protests planned this weekend.More>>
    French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that soldiers will be deployed across the country to help maintain security during yellow vest protests planned this weekend.More>>
  • Former Kazakh leader's daughter appointed parliament speaker

    Former Kazakh leader's daughter appointed parliament speaker

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 3:00 AM EDT2019-03-20 07:00:29 GMT
    Kazakhstan has sworn in Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as interim president a day after longtime leader Nursultan Nazarbayev resigned.More>>
    The eldest daughter of Kazakhstan's outgoing long-time leader was appointed speaker of parliament on Wednesday, fueling speculation that she may succeed her father as president after next year's election.More>>
  • Turkey's Erdogan sparks diplomatic row with NZ, Australia

    Turkey's Erdogan sparks diplomatic row with NZ, Australia

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 10:44 AM EDT2019-03-19 14:44:29 GMT
    Ignoring widespread criticism, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday again showed excerpts of a video taken by the attacker who killed 50 people in mosques in New Zealand, to denounce what he called...More>>
    Ignoring widespread criticism, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday again showed excerpts of a video taken by the attacker who killed 50 people in mosques in New Zealand, to denounce what he called rising...More>>
  • Dutch police question new suspect in tram shooting

    Dutch police question new suspect in tram shooting

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 4:12 AM EDT2019-03-20 08:12:10 GMT
    Dutch police and prosecutors are questioning two suspects as they investigate whether a deadly shooting on a tram in the central city of Utrecht was an act of terror.More>>
    Dutch police and prosecutors on Wednesday were pursuing "every lead there is" and questioning two suspects to establish whether the deadly shooting on a tram in the central city of Utrecht was an act of terror.More>>
  • Wild animals get care at private Russian center

    Wild animals get care at private Russian center

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 5:24 AM EDT2019-03-20 09:24:11 GMT
    Gena the crocodile was left in a trash can. Elza the lion was roaming free in the cargo hold of a plane. As Tonya the bear grew up, the chain she wore dug so tightly into her skin that it started to cut through bone.More>>
    Gena the crocodile was left in a trash can. Elza the lion was roaming free in the cargo hold of a plane. As Tonya the bear grew up, the chain she wore dug so tightly into her skin that it started to cut through bone.More>>
  • Trump buddies up with Bolsonaro, the 'Trump of the Tropics'

    Trump buddies up with Bolsonaro, the 'Trump of the Tropics'

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 12:20 AM EDT2019-03-19 04:20:41 GMT
    Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, is taking pains to show his government is friendlier to the U.S. than those of his immediate predecessors.More>>
    President Donald Trump welcomed Brazil's new far-right leader to the White House Tuesday and made clear that flattery pays.More>>
  • Italy to join China's Belt and Road initiative over US worry

    Italy to join China's Belt and Road initiative over US worry

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 7:40 AM EDT2019-03-19 11:40:22 GMT
    Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has pledged to make Italy the first Group of Seven nation to join China's ambitious Belt and Road initiative despite objections from the United States and doubts within the...More>>
    Premier Giuseppe Conte pledged Tuesday to make Italy the first Group of Seven nation to join China's ambitious Belt and Road initiative, despite objections from the United States and concerns within his governing...More>>
  • Japan urged to stop requiring surgery for ID gender change

    Japan urged to stop requiring surgery for ID gender change

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 12:12 AM EDT2019-03-20 04:12:22 GMT
    Human Rights Watch is urging Japan to drop its requirement that transgender people be sterilized to have their gender changed on official documents.More>>
    Human Rights Watch urged Japan on Wednesday to drop its requirement that transgender people be sterilized before their gender is changed on official documents.More>>
  • Cyclone's huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa

    Cyclone's huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 4:51 AM EDT2019-03-19 08:51:15 GMT
    Wednesday, March 20 2019 4:41 AM EDT2019-03-20 08:41:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi). A man stands on the edge of a collapsed bridge in Chimanimani, about 600 kilometers southeast of Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, March 18, 2019.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi). A man stands on the edge of a collapsed bridge in Chimanimani, about 600 kilometers southeast of Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, March 18, 2019.
    (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi). A man stands on the edge of a collapsed bridge in Chimanimani, about 600 kilometers southeast of Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, March 18, 2019.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi). A man stands on the edge of a collapsed bridge in Chimanimani, about 600 kilometers southeast of Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, March 18, 2019.
    Hundreds are dead, many more missing and thousands at risk from massive flooding in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe caused by Cyclone Idai and persistent rains.More>>
    Aid workers rushed to rescue victims clinging to trees and crammed on rooftops Tuesday after a cyclone unleashed devastating floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. More than 350 people were confirmed dead, hundreds...More>>
  • UK aims to salvage Brexit deal as EU says: make up your mind

    UK aims to salvage Brexit deal as EU says: make up your mind

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 5:00 AM EDT2019-03-19 09:00:12 GMT
    The British government is considering its response to the ruling of the speaker of the House of Commons that Prime Minister Theresa May cannot keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same European Union divorce deal...More>>
    Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan has been derailed in Parliament. Now she is at the mercy of an exasperated European Union.More>>
  • Dutch prosecutors consider terror motive in tram shooting

    Dutch prosecutors consider terror motive in tram shooting

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 4:20 AM EDT2019-03-19 08:20:09 GMT
    Dutch police say they have arrested a third person on suspicion of involvement in the tram shooting in the city of Utrecht that left three people dead and five injured.More>>
    Dutch investigators probing the deadly tram shooting in the city of Utrecht sharpened their focus Tuesday on a possible extremist motive, as judicial authorities revealed that the main suspect was released from jail this...More>>
  • Kazakhstan's president to step down after 30 years in power

    Kazakhstan's president to step down after 30 years in power

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 9:40 AM EDT2019-03-19 13:40:25 GMT
    Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has ruled the oil-rich ex-Soviet nation of Kazakhstan for nearly three decades, has announced his resignation.More>>
    President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only leader that independent Kazakhstan has ever known, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday after three decades in power, raising uncertainty over the future course of the Central...More>>
  • The Latest: Police say mosque gunman planned another attack

    The Latest: Police say mosque gunman planned another attack

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 5:24 AM EDT2019-03-19 09:24:13 GMT
    The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local):More>>
    The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local):More>>
  • Vatican makes overtures on eve of Italy visit by China's Xi

    Vatican makes overtures on eve of Italy visit by China's Xi

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 11:00 AM EDT2019-03-19 15:00:30 GMT
    The Vatican is greeting the visit to Italy of Chinese President Xi Jinping later this week with a new round of overtures and says the "door is always open" to dialogue.More>>
    The Vatican is greeting the visit to Italy of Chinese President Xi Jinping later this week with a new round of overtures and says the "door is always open" to dialogue.More>>
  • Father and son who fled Syria are buried in New Zealand

    Father and son who fled Syria are buried in New Zealand

    Monday, March 18 2019 10:04 PM EDT2019-03-19 02:04:50 GMT
    The white supremacist accused of gunning down 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand has dismissed his lawyer and opted to represent himself at trial, prompting the prime minister to declare Tuesday that she would...More>>
    A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for "the safest country in the world" were buried before hundreds of mourners Wednesday, the first funerals for victims of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that...More>>
  • Why Facebook didn't block live New Zealand shooting video

    Why Facebook didn't block live New Zealand shooting video

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 11:11 AM EDT2019-03-19 15:11:31 GMT
    Wednesday, March 20 2019 12:43 AM EDT2019-03-20 04:43:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). A police officer stands guard in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 17, 2019, where one of two mass shootings occurred. New Zealand's stricken residents reached out to Muslims in their ...(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). A police officer stands guard in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 17, 2019, where one of two mass shootings occurred. New Zealand's stricken residents reached out to Muslims in their ...
    (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). A police officer stands guard in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 17, 2019, where one of two mass shootings occurred. New Zealand's stricken residents reached out to Muslims in their ...(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). A police officer stands guard in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 17, 2019, where one of two mass shootings occurred. New Zealand's stricken residents reached out to Muslims in their ...
    Facebook no one flagged New Zealand shooting livestream, underlining tech companies' challenge policing content.More>>
    Why did Facebook air live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting for 17 minutes? Didn't anyone alert the company while it was happening?More>>
  • Sub makes rapid ascent in Indian Ocean; crew safe

    Sub makes rapid ascent in Indian Ocean; crew safe

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 10:12 AM EDT2019-03-19 14:12:25 GMT
    A British scientist and her American pilot had to make an emergency ascent from 100 meters beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean after smoke filled the cockpit of their submersible.More>>
    Technicians investigating the cause of a subsea emergency in which a British scientist and her American pilot made a rapid ascent from 250 meters (820 feet) beneath the Indian Ocean on Tuesday now think it's unlikely...More>>
  • NZ city scarred by shooting is home to white supremacists

    NZ city scarred by shooting is home to white supremacists

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 6:36 AM EDT2019-03-19 10:36:17 GMT
    The leafy New Zealand city where a self-proclaimed racist fatally shot 50 people at mosques during Friday prayers is known for its picturesque meandering river and English heritage. For decades, Christchurch has...More>>
    The leafy New Zealand city where a self-proclaimed racist fatally shot 50 people at mosques during Friday prayers is known for its picturesque meandering river and English heritage. For decades, Christchurch has also been...More>>
  • The Latest: UN allocates $20 million to aid cyclone victims

    The Latest: UN allocates $20 million to aid cyclone victims

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 5:12 PM EDT2019-03-19 21:12:07 GMT
    Tuesday, March 19 2019 8:32 PM EDT2019-03-20 00:32:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi). A man stands on the edge of a collapsed bridge in Chimanimani, about 600 kilometers southeast of Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, March 18, 2019.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi). A man stands on the edge of a collapsed bridge in Chimanimani, about 600 kilometers southeast of Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, March 18, 2019.
    (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi). A man stands on the edge of a collapsed bridge in Chimanimani, about 600 kilometers southeast of Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, March 18, 2019.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi). A man stands on the edge of a collapsed bridge in Chimanimani, about 600 kilometers southeast of Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, March 18, 2019.
    Mozambique's president says more than 200 people are confirmed dead in his country alone after a tropical cyclone roared ashore in the southern African nation over the weekend.More>>
    The latest on tropical cyclone (all times local):More>>
  • The Latest: Another man arrested in Dutch tram attack

    The Latest: Another man arrested in Dutch tram attack

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 7:00 AM EDT2019-03-19 11:00:18 GMT
    The Latest on the tram attack in Utrecht, the Netherlands (all times local):More>>
    The Latest on the tram attack in the Netherlands (all times local):More>>
  • US, Russia divided on Venezuela after talks in Rome

    US, Russia divided on Venezuela after talks in Rome

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 1:00 PM EDT2019-03-19 17:00:32 GMT
    The Trump administration's envoy to Venezuela says the U.S. and Russia remain split on how to resolve the Latin American country's crisis after talks in Italy.More>>
    Russia and the United States remain split on how to resolve the crisis in Venezuela, officials from both powers said Tuesday after talks in Rome.More>>
  • Italy seizes rescue ship, permits migrants to land in Italy

    Italy seizes rescue ship, permits migrants to land in Italy

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 5:16 PM EDT2019-03-19 21:16:21 GMT
    A humanitarian rescue ship carrying 48 migrants entered the port of Lampedusa, where they were being allowed to disembark Tuesday evening despite an earlier refusal by Italy's hard-line interior minister.More>>
    A humanitarian rescue ship carrying 48 migrants entered the port of Lampedusa, where they were being allowed to disembark Tuesday evening despite an earlier refusal by Italy's hard-line interior minister.More>>
  • Troops celebrate as US-backed force seizes IS camp in Syria

    Troops celebrate as US-backed force seizes IS camp in Syria

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 5:56 AM EDT2019-03-19 09:56:14 GMT
    A spokesman for U.S.-backed forces fighting the Islamic State group in Syria says his fighters are in control of an encampment in the village of Baghouz where IS militants have been besieged for months.More>>
    U.S.-backed Syrian forces on Tuesday seized control of an encampment held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, after hundreds of militants surrendered overnight, a spokesman said, signaling the group's collapse...More>>
  • Court: Germany must press US over Yemen drone strikes

    Court: Germany must press US over Yemen drone strikes

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 7:56 AM EDT2019-03-19 11:56:23 GMT
    A court in Germany has ruled that the government should seek assurances from the United States that drone strikes controlled from German territory are in line with international law.More>>
    A court in Germany ruled Tuesday that the government has partial responsibility to ensure U.S. drone strikes controlled with the help of an American base on German territory are in line with international law, but judges...More>>
  • The Latest: Russia defense minister meets with Syria's Assad

    The Latest: Russia defense minister meets with Syria's Assad

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 8:44 AM EDT2019-03-19 12:44:23 GMT
    The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):More>>
    The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):More>>
  • Egypt tightens restrictions on media, social networks

    Egypt tightens restrictions on media, social networks

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 6:52 AM EDT2019-03-19 10:52:17 GMT
    Egypt's top media regulator has put into effect tighter restrictions that allow the state to block websites and even social media accounts with over 5,000 followers if they're deemed a threat to national...More>>
    Egypt's top media regulator on Tuesday put into effect tighter restrictions that allow the state to block websites and even social media accounts with over 5,000 followers if they are deemed a threat to national security.More>>
  • Pope nixes French cardinal resignation after cover-up

    Pope nixes French cardinal resignation after cover-up

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 9:56 AM EDT2019-03-19 13:56:30 GMT
    Pope Francis has declined to accept the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who was convicted of failing to report a known predator priest to police.More>>
    Pope Francis has declined to accept the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin as archbishop of Lyon after he was convicted of failing to report a known predator priest to police, the Vatican said Tuesday.More>>
  • AP source: Justice Dept. probing development of Boeing jets

    AP source: Justice Dept. probing development of Boeing jets

    Monday, March 18 2019 12:12 PM EDT2019-03-18 16:12:28 GMT
    The French civil aviation investigation bureau BEA has concluded there were "clear similarities" between this month's crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX plane and a Lion Air plane crash last October.More>>
    U.S. prosecutors are looking into the development of Boeing's 737 Max jets, a person briefed on the matter revealed Monday, the same day French aviation investigators concluded there were "clear similarities" in the...More>>
  • AP Explains: Why southern African cyclone is so shattering

    AP Explains: Why southern African cyclone is so shattering

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 1:24 PM EDT2019-03-19 17:24:36 GMT
    The lives of hundreds of thousands of people are at risk after a cyclone ripped into central Mozambique and heavy rains continue to fall. Aid groups report people clinging to rooftops and trees as rivers burst...More>>
    The lives of hundreds of thousands of people are at risk after a cyclone ripped into central Mozambique and heavy rains continue to fall. Aid groups report people clinging to rooftops and trees as rivers burst their banks...More>>
  • Brother's teasing before NZ mosque shooting proved prophetic

    Brother's teasing before NZ mosque shooting proved prophetic

    Monday, March 18 2019 6:20 AM EDT2019-03-18 10:20:15 GMT
    Aya Al-Umari never got the chance to say goodbye to her brother Hussein before he was killed in a mass shooting at Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. But she wonders if he had a premonition.More>>
    She wonders now if that moment was a prophecy, if her brother somehow knew it was the last time they'd see each other. Or maybe he was just teasing her, like he always did. But whatever the whole thing meant, Aya...More>>
  • The Latest: Barnier: May must explain Brexit delay reasoning

    The Latest: Barnier: May must explain Brexit delay reasoning

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 5:21 AM EDT2019-03-19 09:21:16 GMT
    Tuesday, March 19 2019 12:51 PM EDT2019-03-19 16:51:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Dunham). A European flag placed by anti-Brexit remain in the European Union supporters flies backdropped by the Houses of Parliament, at right, in London, Monday, March 18, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May was making a last-minut...(AP Photo/Matt Dunham). A European flag placed by anti-Brexit remain in the European Union supporters flies backdropped by the Houses of Parliament, at right, in London, Monday, March 18, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May was making a last-minut...
    (AP Photo/Matt Dunham). A European flag placed by anti-Brexit remain in the European Union supporters flies backdropped by the Houses of Parliament, at right, in London, Monday, March 18, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May was making a last-minut...(AP Photo/Matt Dunham). A European flag placed by anti-Brexit remain in the European Union supporters flies backdropped by the Houses of Parliament, at right, in London, Monday, March 18, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May was making a last-minut...
    The British government is considering its response to the ruling of the speaker of the House of Commons that Prime Minister Theresa May cannot keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same European Union divorce deal...More>>
    The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local):More>>
  • US adds Venezuelan state mining company to sanctions list

    US adds Venezuelan state mining company to sanctions list

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 11:24 AM EDT2019-03-19 15:24:28 GMT
    The U.S. has added a Venezuelan state-owned mining company and its president to a growing sanctions list as it seeks to increase pressure on President Nicolas Maduro.More>>
    The U.S. has added a Venezuelan state-owned mining company and its president to a growing sanctions list as it seeks to increase pressure on President Nicolas Maduro.More>>
  • US rapid-deployment troops arrive in Berlin for maneuvers

    US rapid-deployment troops arrive in Berlin for maneuvers

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 8:12 AM EDT2019-03-19 12:12:22 GMT
    Hundreds of U.S. soldiers have begun arriving in Germany in the first test of a new rapid deployment strategy meant to bolster NATO's presence in eastern Europe in the event of Russian aggression or other...More>>
    Hundreds of U.S. soldiers have begun arriving in Germany in the first test of a rapid deployment strategy meant to bolster NATO's presence in eastern Europe in the event of Russian aggression or other emergencies.More>>
  • Final verdict looms for ex-Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic

    Final verdict looms for ex-Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 7:32 AM EDT2019-03-19 11:32:02 GMT
    Tuesday, March 19 2019 9:52 AM EDT2019-03-19 13:52:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/File). FILE - In this Sept. 23, 1992 file photo, Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic holds a knife he said was seized from Bosnian Croat soldiers in Bosnia during a news conference in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Nearly a quarter of a century since...(AP Photo/File). FILE - In this Sept. 23, 1992 file photo, Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic holds a knife he said was seized from Bosnian Croat soldiers in Bosnia during a news conference in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Nearly a quarter of a century since...
    (AP Photo/File). FILE - In this Sept. 23, 1992 file photo, Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic holds a knife he said was seized from Bosnian Croat soldiers in Bosnia during a news conference in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Nearly a quarter of a century since...(AP Photo/File). FILE - In this Sept. 23, 1992 file photo, Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic holds a knife he said was seized from Bosnian Croat soldiers in Bosnia during a news conference in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Nearly a quarter of a century since...
    Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is set to hear Wednesday the final judgment on whether he can be held criminally responsible for unleashing a wave of murder and destruction.More>>
    Nearly a quarter of a century since Bosnia's devastating war ended, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is set to hear the final judgment on whether he can be held criminally responsible for unleashing a wave...More>>
  • Brussels area close to EU reopened after bomb alert

    Brussels area close to EU reopened after bomb alert

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 7:24 AM EDT2019-03-19 11:24:19 GMT
    Some 40 people were preventively evacuated from a building near to European Union headquarters in Brussels after a bomb threat was sent to a company linked to the EU.More>>
    Police in Brussels have reopened a street close to the European Union headquarters after a bomb threat was sent to a company linked to the EU.More>>
  • US backs Venezuela opposition to take UN disarmament role

    US backs Venezuela opposition to take UN disarmament role

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 8:04 AM EDT2019-03-19 12:04:20 GMT
    A top U.S. diplomat says her country wants an envoy of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to take up the rotating presidency of a key U.N. disarmament body in two months.More>>
    A top U.S. diplomat says her country wants an envoy of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to take up the rotating presidency of a key U.N. disarmament body in two months.More>>
  • Putin visits Crimea to mark 5th anniversary of annexation

    Putin visits Crimea to mark 5th anniversary of annexation

    Monday, March 18 2019 8:01 AM EDT2019-03-18 12:01:23 GMT
    Tuesday, March 19 2019 6:32 AM EDT2019-03-19 10:32:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speakingh at a meeting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 14, 2019. Putin urged the business community to enga...(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speakingh at a meeting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 14, 2019. Putin urged the business community to enga...
    (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speakingh at a meeting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 14, 2019. Putin urged the business community to enga...(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speakingh at a meeting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 14, 2019. Putin urged the business community to enga...
    President Vladimir Putin is marking the fifth anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine by visiting the Black Sea peninsula.More>>
    President Vladimir Putin led thousands to chant "Russia!" on a visit Monday to Crimea marking the fifth anniversary of the Black Sea peninsula's annexation from Ukraine, as NATO and the European Union once again...More>>
  • France bans some yellow vest protests in Paris after riots

    France bans some yellow vest protests in Paris after riots

    Monday, March 18 2019 4:44 AM EDT2019-03-18 08:44:10 GMT
    A top French security official is acknowledging that police failed to contain rioting in Paris during yellow vest protests and says the government is trying to avoid a repeat scenario.More>>
    France's prime minister announced a ban Monday on yellow vest protests along the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris and in two other cities following riots on Saturday that left luxury stores ransacked and charred from...More>>
  • The Latest: CEO says Boeing working to ensure 737s are safe

    The Latest: CEO says Boeing working to ensure 737s are safe

    Monday, March 18 2019 9:56 PM EDT2019-03-19 01:56:36 GMT
    The Latest on the Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local):More>>
    The Latest on the Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local):More>>
  • UK speaker stymies PM May's bid for 3rd vote on Brexit deal

    UK speaker stymies PM May's bid for 3rd vote on Brexit deal

    Monday, March 18 2019 5:08 AM EDT2019-03-18 09:08:13 GMT
    British Prime Minister Theresa May is making a last-minute push to win support for her European Union divorce deal, with attention focused on wooing Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party.More>>
    The speaker of Britain's House of Commons dealt a potentially fatal blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's ailing Brexit deal on Monday, saying the government couldn't keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same...More>>
  • Over 1,000 feared dead after cyclone slams into Mozambique

    Over 1,000 feared dead after cyclone slams into Mozambique

    Monday, March 18 2019 5:22 AM EDT2019-03-18 09:22:05 GMT
    Tuesday, March 19 2019 4:22 AM EDT2019-03-19 08:22:04 GMT
    The Red Cross says that as much as 90 percent of Mozambique's central port city of Beira has been damaged or destroyed by tropical Cyclone Idai.More>>
    More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation's president said.More>>
  • Gunman kills 3 on Dutch tram; mayor fears terrorism

    Gunman kills 3 on Dutch tram; mayor fears terrorism

    Monday, March 18 2019 6:44 AM EDT2019-03-18 10:44:17 GMT
    Police in the central Dutch city of Utrecht say on Twitter that "multiple" people have been injured as a result of a shooting in a tram in a residential neighborhood.More>>
    A gunman killed three people and wounded five during a mid-morning tram ride Monday in the Dutch city of Utrecht, raising the specter of another extremist attack only days after the murderous rampage in New Zealand.More>>
  • New Zealand's darkest day: 36 minutes of terror

    New Zealand's darkest day: 36 minutes of terror

    Monday, March 18 2019 10:42 AM EDT2019-03-18 14:42:01 GMT
    Tuesday, March 19 2019 12:11 AM EDT2019-03-19 04:11:51 GMT
    (Abdi Ibrahim via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo supplied by Abdi Ibrahim, shows his 3-year-old brother, Mucaad Ibrahim, the youngest known victim of the March 15, 2019, mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. Mucaad Ibrahim had big brow...(Abdi Ibrahim via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo supplied by Abdi Ibrahim, shows his 3-year-old brother, Mucaad Ibrahim, the youngest known victim of the March 15, 2019, mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. Mucaad Ibrahim had big brow...
    (Abdi Ibrahim via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo supplied by Abdi Ibrahim, shows his 3-year-old brother, Mucaad Ibrahim, the youngest known victim of the March 15, 2019, mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. Mucaad Ibrahim had big brow...(Abdi Ibrahim via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo supplied by Abdi Ibrahim, shows his 3-year-old brother, Mucaad Ibrahim, the youngest known victim of the March 15, 2019, mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. Mucaad Ibrahim had big brow...
    The attack on two mosques in New Zealand was 36 minutes of terror, telegraphed by a chilling email sent by Brenton Tarrant.More>>
    On March 15, New Zealand changed. Some are calling it a loss of innocence, a reminder that distance doesn't bring protection against violence. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed to change gun laws and investigate...More>>
  • NZ leader vows to 'absolutely deny' mosque gunman a platform

    NZ leader vows to 'absolutely deny' mosque gunman a platform

    Sunday, March 17 2019 8:32 PM EDT2019-03-18 00:32:09 GMT
    Monday, March 18 2019 10:13 PM EDT2019-03-19 02:13:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Mourners hug after paying their respects to the victims near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Monday, March 18, 2019. A steady stream of mourners paid tribute at makeshift memorial to the 50 people slain by...(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Mourners hug after paying their respects to the victims near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Monday, March 18, 2019. A steady stream of mourners paid tribute at makeshift memorial to the 50 people slain by...
    (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Mourners hug after paying their respects to the victims near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Monday, March 18, 2019. A steady stream of mourners paid tribute at makeshift memorial to the 50 people slain by...(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Mourners hug after paying their respects to the victims near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Monday, March 18, 2019. A steady stream of mourners paid tribute at makeshift memorial to the 50 people slain by...
    Families of the 50 people killed in the Christchurch mosque shootings are enduring an increasingly agonizing wait for the bodies of victims to be released as New Zealand reeled from the unprecedented tragedy.More>>
    The white supremacist accused of gunning down 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand has dismissed his lawyer and opted to represent himself at trial, prompting the prime minister to declare Tuesday that she would do...More>>
  • China says 13,000 Xinjiang 'terrorists' arrested since 2014

    China says 13,000 Xinjiang 'terrorists' arrested since 2014

    Monday, March 18 2019 1:24 AM EDT2019-03-18 05:24:40 GMT
    China says it has arrested nearly 13,000 people it describes as terrorists in the traditionally Islamic region of Xinjiang since 2014 and broken up hundreds of "terrorist gangs."More>>
    China has arrested nearly 13,000 people it describes as terrorists and has broken up hundreds of "terrorist gangs" in Xinjiang since 2014, the government said in a report Monday issued to counter criticism of internment...More>>
  • Rights activist gets 4-year sentence in Russia's Chechnya

    Rights activist gets 4-year sentence in Russia's Chechnya

    Monday, March 18 2019 3:32 AM EDT2019-03-18 07:32:46 GMT
    A court in Russia's Chechnya is due to issue its verdict Monday in the case of a prominent rights activist.More>>
    A court in Russia's province of Chechnya on Monday sentenced a prominent rights activist to four years imprisonment on drug charges widely seen as an effort by authorities to stifle a critical voice.More>>
  • The Latest: Turkey condemns Dutch tram attack

    The Latest: Turkey condemns Dutch tram attack

    Monday, March 18 2019 7:16 AM EDT2019-03-18 11:16:20 GMT
    The Latest on a shooting in a tram in the Netherlands (all times local):More>>
    The Latest on a shooting in a tram in the Netherlands (all times local):More>>
  • The Latest: Spy agency says no threats ahead of massacre

    The Latest: Spy agency says no threats ahead of massacre

    Sunday, March 17 2019 9:48 PM EDT2019-03-18 01:48:44 GMT
    The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local):More>>
    The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local):More>>
  • The Latest: Ex-Peru president brushes off detention queries

    The Latest: Ex-Peru president brushes off detention queries

    Monday, March 18 2019 5:24 PM EDT2019-03-18 21:24:39 GMT
    (San Mateo County Sheriff's Office via AP). En esta foto liberada el lunes 18 de marzo de 2019 por la oficina del sheriff del condado de San Mateo está el expresidente peruano Alejandro Toledo.(San Mateo County Sheriff's Office via AP). En esta foto liberada el lunes 18 de marzo de 2019 por la oficina del sheriff del condado de San Mateo está el expresidente peruano Alejandro Toledo.
    (San Mateo County Sheriff's Office via AP). En esta foto liberada el lunes 18 de marzo de 2019 por la oficina del sheriff del condado de San Mateo está el expresidente peruano Alejandro Toledo.(San Mateo County Sheriff's Office via AP). En esta foto liberada el lunes 18 de marzo de 2019 por la oficina del sheriff del condado de San Mateo está el expresidente peruano Alejandro Toledo.
    The Latest on the public drunkenness arrest of Peru's former president (all times local):More>>
    The Latest on the public drunkenness arrest of Peru's former president (all times local):More>>
  • La Scala returns $3.4 million to Saudi Arabia in debacle

    La Scala returns $3.4 million to Saudi Arabia in debacle

    Monday, March 18 2019 7:31 AM EDT2019-03-18 11:31:18 GMT
    Monday, March 18 2019 3:51 PM EDT2019-03-18 19:51:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni). La Scala theater general manager Alexander Pereira, right, and La Scala conductor Riccardo Chailly attend a press conference, in Milan, Italy, Monday, March 11, 2019. Italy's premier opera house, La Scala in Milan, is under ...(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni). La Scala theater general manager Alexander Pereira, right, and La Scala conductor Riccardo Chailly attend a press conference, in Milan, Italy, Monday, March 11, 2019. Italy's premier opera house, La Scala in Milan, is under ...
    (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni). La Scala theater general manager Alexander Pereira, right, and La Scala conductor Riccardo Chailly attend a press conference, in Milan, Italy, Monday, March 11, 2019. Italy's premier opera house, La Scala in Milan, is under ...(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni). La Scala theater general manager Alexander Pereira, right, and La Scala conductor Riccardo Chailly attend a press conference, in Milan, Italy, Monday, March 11, 2019. Italy's premier opera house, La Scala in Milan, is under ...
    Directors of Italy's premier opera house, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, were meeting to decide whether to accept controversial funding from Saudi Arabia.More>>
    Italy's famed La Scala opera house will immediately return 3 million euros ($3.4 million) sent to an escrow account by Saudi Arabia in what Milan's mayor on Monday termed a badly handled fundraising deal. But he...More>>
  • Hungarian leader tussles with EU as corruption concerns rise

    Hungarian leader tussles with EU as corruption concerns rise

    Sunday, March 17 2019 7:48 AM EDT2019-03-17 11:48:17 GMT
    As the Hungarian prime minister's conflicts with the European Union appear headed to a breaking point, calls are increasing for greater scrutiny of his government's spending of the bloc's funds.More>>
    As the Hungarian prime minister's conflicts with the European Union appear headed to a breaking point, calls are increasing for greater scrutiny of his government's spending of the bloc's funds.More>>
  • Austrian town claims tallest bonfire after 3 months' work

    Austrian town claims tallest bonfire after 3 months' work

    Sunday, March 17 2019 7:40 AM EDT2019-03-17 11:40:17 GMT
    An Austrian town has burned what organizers says is the world's tallest bonfire, clocking in at 60.646 meters (198.97 feet).More>>
    An Austrian town has burned what organizers says is the world's tallest bonfire, clocking in at 60.646 meters (198.97 feet).More>>
  • The Latest: UK speaker: Govt can't present same Brexit deal

    The Latest: UK speaker: Govt can't present same Brexit deal

    Monday, March 18 2019 5:16 AM EDT2019-03-18 09:16:10 GMT
    The Latest on negotiations over Britain's departure from the EU (all times local):More>>
    The Latest on negotiations over Britain's departure from the EU (all times local):More>>
  • Serbian students rally over anti-govt protest detentions

    Serbian students rally over anti-govt protest detentions

    Monday, March 18 2019 11:08 AM EDT2019-03-18 15:08:27 GMT
    Dozens of Serbian high school students have staged a sit-down protest demanding that authorities release a fellow student who was jailed during weekend anti-government protests in Serbia.More>>
    Dozens of Serbian high school students on Monday staged a sit-down protest demanding the release from detention of a fellow student jailed during weekend anti-government protests in the Balkan country.More>>
  • US, Russia to hold talks on Venezuela in Rome

    US, Russia to hold talks on Venezuela in Rome

    Monday, March 18 2019 10:12 AM EDT2019-03-18 14:12:27 GMT
    U.S. and Russian officials are meeting in Rome this week to discuss the crisis in Venezuela.More>>
    U.S. and Russian officials are meeting in Rome this week to discuss the crisis in Venezuela.More>>
  • The Latest: France bans some yellow vest protests in Paris

    The Latest: France bans some yellow vest protests in Paris

    Monday, March 18 2019 12:28 PM EDT2019-03-18 16:28:27 GMT
    The Latest on yellow vest protests in France (all times local):More>>
    The Latest on yellow vest protests in France (all times local):More>>
  • UN hosts powers to discuss preventing an arms race in space

    UN hosts powers to discuss preventing an arms race in space

    Monday, March 18 2019 12:44 PM EDT2019-03-18 16:44:31 GMT
    Government experts from 25 countries have opened a meeting to look at ways of preventing an arms race in space, amid uncertainty whether some of the world's biggest powers will actually find it in their...More>>
    Government experts from 25 countries have opened a meeting to look at ways of preventing an arms race in space, amid uncertainty whether some of the world's biggest powers will actually find it in their national...More>>
  • Israel's Supreme Court bans Jewish extremist from election

    Israel's Supreme Court bans Jewish extremist from election

    Sunday, March 17 2019 3:00 PM EDT2019-03-17 19:00:31 GMT
    Israel's Supreme Court has banned the leader of a Jewish ultranationalist party from running in the country's April elections.More>>
    Israel's Supreme Court on Sunday banned the leader of a Jewish ultranationalist party from running in the country's April elections.More>>
  • Flash floods, earthquake in Indonesia kill over 80

    Flash floods, earthquake in Indonesia kill over 80

    Monday, March 18 2019 12:44 AM EDT2019-03-18 04:44:39 GMT
    Flash floods and mudslides triggered by downpours tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia's easternmost province, killing at least 58 people, disaster officials said. An earthquake triggered a landslide...More>>
    The number of people killed after torrential downpours triggered flash floods and mudslides that tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia's easternmost province has climbed to 79, with dozens of others missing,...More>>
  • NATO, EU condemn Russia's 2014 seizure of Crimea

    NATO, EU condemn Russia's 2014 seizure of Crimea

    Monday, March 18 2019 7:41 AM EDT2019-03-18 11:41:48 GMT
    Monday, March 18 2019 9:42 AM EDT2019-03-18 13:42:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, left, speaks with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, center, and Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, right, during a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the EU Council building...(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, left, speaks with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, center, and Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, right, during a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the EU Council building...
    (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, left, speaks with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, center, and Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, right, during a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the EU Council building...(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, left, speaks with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, center, and Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, right, during a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the EU Council building...
    NATO and the European Union are condemning Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula five years after Moscow declared the region Russian territory.More>>
    NATO and the European Union are condemning Russia's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula five years after Moscow declared the region Russian territory.More>>
  • May to UK lawmakers: Back my Brexit deal or face long delay

    May to UK lawmakers: Back my Brexit deal or face long delay

    Sunday, March 17 2019 7:00 AM EDT2019-03-17 11:00:17 GMT
    British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned that it would be "a potent symbol of Parliament's collective political failure" if Brexit were to be delayed by so long that the U.K. has to take part in May's...More>>
    British Prime Minister Theresa May warned Sunday that it would be "a potent symbol of Parliament's collective political failure" if a Brexit delay meant that the U.K. has to take part in May's European Parliament...More>>
  • Ethiopia minister: 'Clear similarities' in Boeing crashes

    Ethiopia minister: 'Clear similarities' in Boeing crashes

    Sunday, March 17 2019 6:44 AM EDT2019-03-17 10:44:15 GMT
    Thousands of Ethiopians have turned out to a mass funeral ceremony in the capital one week after the plane crash that killed 157 people.More>>
    Preliminary information from the flight data recorder of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed a week ago and killed 157 people shows "clear similarities" with an earlier disaster involving the same kind of Boeing...More>>
  • French cardinal convicted in sex abuse scandal to meet pope

    French cardinal convicted in sex abuse scandal to meet pope

    Monday, March 18 2019 5:31 AM EDT2019-03-18 09:31:40 GMT
    Monday, March 18 2019 7:12 AM EDT2019-03-18 11:12:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani). French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, right, arrives for a press conference in Lyon, central France, Thursday, March 7, 2019. Barbarin offers his resignation to the Pope after a court on Thursday found him guilty of failing to...(AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani). French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, right, arrives for a press conference in Lyon, central France, Thursday, March 7, 2019. Barbarin offers his resignation to the Pope after a court on Thursday found him guilty of failing to...
    (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani). French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, right, arrives for a press conference in Lyon, central France, Thursday, March 7, 2019. Barbarin offers his resignation to the Pope after a court on Thursday found him guilty of failing to...(AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani). French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, right, arrives for a press conference in Lyon, central France, Thursday, March 7, 2019. Barbarin offers his resignation to the Pope after a court on Thursday found him guilty of failing to...
    France's senior Catholic cleric, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, was meeting with the pope after having been convicted by a French court of failing to report a known pedophilia priest to police.More>>
    French cardinal Philippe Barbarin is meeting with the pope after having been convicted by a French court of failing to report a known pedophile priest to police.More>>
  • Paris cleans up riot debris as support fades for protesters

    Paris cleans up riot debris as support fades for protesters

    Sunday, March 17 2019 4:28 AM EDT2019-03-17 08:28:08 GMT
    Paris is cleaning up one of the world's most glamorous avenues after resurgent rioting by yellow vest protesters stunned the nation.More>>
    Business owners, city employees and construction workers dug in Sunday to clean up one of the world's most glamorous avenues, after riots by ultraviolent yellow vest protesters trashed the Champs-Elysees in Paris to...More>>
  • Youngest mosque victim liked playing with iPad, soccer ball

    Youngest mosque victim liked playing with iPad, soccer ball

    Sunday, March 17 2019 7:08 AM EDT2019-03-17 11:08:18 GMT
    He spent just three years on this earth, but in some ways, a friend said, he seemed like an old soul. Before he became the youngest known victim of Christchurch's mass shooting, 3-year-old Mucaad Ibrahim...More>>
    He spent just three years on this earth, but in some ways, a friend said, he seemed like an old soul. Before he became the youngest known victim of Christchurch's mass shooting, 3-year-old Mucaad Ibrahim had possessed...More>>
  • Fresh rallies against al-Bashir as Sudan secures $300M loans

    Fresh rallies against al-Bashir as Sudan secures $300M loans

    Sunday, March 17 2019 6:04 AM EDT2019-03-17 10:04:15 GMT
    Sudan says it has signed agreements for $300 million in loans from a regional monetary fund to help address a foreign currency crisis that has fueled months of anti-government protests.More>>
    Hundreds of Sudanese took part in anti-government protests in the capital and other cities on Sunday as the government announced it had secured $300 million in loans to address the economic crisis that triggered the unrest.More>>
  • As Brexit stalls, supporters protest betrayal of their dream

    As Brexit stalls, supporters protest betrayal of their dream

    Saturday, March 16 2019 3:31 AM EDT2019-03-16 07:31:41 GMT
    Monday, March 18 2019 6:01 AM EDT2019-03-18 10:01:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jean Francois Badias). Former U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) leader and member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage holds a U.K. flag during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, March 13, 2...(AP Photo/Jean Francois Badias). Former U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) leader and member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage holds a U.K. flag during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, March 13, 2...
    (AP Photo/Jean Francois Badias). Former U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) leader and member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage holds a U.K. flag during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, March 13, 2...(AP Photo/Jean Francois Badias). Former U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) leader and member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage holds a U.K. flag during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, March 13, 2...
    With Britain's departure from the European Union likely to be put on hold, some Brexit supporters fear their dream is dying.More>>
    With Britain's departure from the European Union likely to be put on hold, some Brexit supporters fear their dream is dying.More>>
  • Germany's Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank to hold talks on merger

    Germany's Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank to hold talks on merger

    Sunday, March 17 2019 8:21 AM EDT2019-03-17 12:21:40 GMT
    Monday, March 18 2019 3:11 AM EDT2019-03-18 07:11:42 GMT
    (Arne Dedert/dpa via AP). File-Picture taken March 11, 2019 shows the head offices of Deutsche Bank, left, and Commerzbank, right.(Arne Dedert/dpa via AP). File-Picture taken March 11, 2019 shows the head offices of Deutsche Bank, left, and Commerzbank, right.
    (Arne Dedert/dpa via AP). File-Picture taken March 11, 2019 shows the head offices of Deutsche Bank, left, and Commerzbank, right.(Arne Dedert/dpa via AP). File-Picture taken March 11, 2019 shows the head offices of Deutsche Bank, left, and Commerzbank, right.
    Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, and domestic rival Commerzbank plan to open talks on a possible merger.More>>
    Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest bank, and domestic rival Commerzbank have decided to open talks on a possible merger, the lenders said Sunday in an announcement that followed months of speculation about such a...More>>
  • Students look to love at New Zealand school hit by tragedy

    Students look to love at New Zealand school hit by tragedy

    Sunday, March 17 2019 3:56 AM EDT2019-03-17 07:56:48 GMT
    Three students from Cashmere High School were at a mosque for Friday prayers when an attacker burst in as part of a rampage that left 50 dead across the New Zealand city of Christchurch. When classes resume Monday,...More>>
    Three students from Cashmere High School were at the Al Noor Mosque for Friday prayers when a gunman started shooting. When classes resume Monday, none will be there.More>>
  • New Zealand citizens open to gun reform after massacre

    New Zealand citizens open to gun reform after massacre

    Sunday, March 17 2019 5:40 AM EDT2019-03-17 09:40:13 GMT
    The New Zealand leader's promise of tightened gun laws in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings has been widely welcomed by a stunned population.More>>
    The New Zealand leader's promise of tightened gun laws in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings has been widely welcomed by a stunned population.More>>
  • Despite its peace, Christchurch painfully used to trauma

    Despite its peace, Christchurch painfully used to trauma

    Sunday, March 17 2019 2:36 AM EDT2019-03-17 06:36:43 GMT
    Ahmed Tani settled in Christchurch as a refugee in 1999. After his escape from civil war in Somalia, the New Zealand city seemed a place of peace, a haven.More>>
    Ahmed Tani settled in Christchurch as a refugee in 1999. After his escape from civil war in Somalia, he saw the New Zealand city as a place of peace, a haven.More>>
  • Once sanctuaries, houses of worship struggle with security

    Once sanctuaries, houses of worship struggle with security

    Saturday, March 16 2019 3:16 PM EDT2019-03-16 19:16:19 GMT
    A rabbi who packs a gun. A church installing security cameras. A police car protecting a mosque.More>>
    A rabbi who packs a gun. A church installing security cameras. A police car protecting a mosque.More>>
  • The Latest: New Zealand's biggest gun show is canceled

    The Latest: New Zealand's biggest gun show is canceled

    Sunday, March 17 2019 12:31 AM EDT2019-03-17 04:31:52 GMT
    Sunday, March 17 2019 9:52 PM EDT2019-03-18 01:52:47 GMT
    (New Zealand Prime Minister Office via AP). In this photo released by New Zealand Prime Minister's Office, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, center, meets representatives of the Muslim community, Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Canterbury Refugee Centre ...(New Zealand Prime Minister Office via AP). In this photo released by New Zealand Prime Minister's Office, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, center, meets representatives of the Muslim community, Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Canterbury Refugee Centre ...
    (New Zealand Prime Minister Office via AP). In this photo released by New Zealand Prime Minister's Office, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, center, meets representatives of the Muslim community, Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Canterbury Refugee Centre ...(New Zealand Prime Minister Office via AP). In this photo released by New Zealand Prime Minister's Office, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, center, meets representatives of the Muslim community, Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Canterbury Refugee Centre ...
    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the bodies of the 50 people killed in Friday's mosque attacks will start being released to family members beginning Sunday evening.More>>
    The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local):More>>
  • Israel gives Islamic authority deadline in holy site closure

    Israel gives Islamic authority deadline in holy site closure

    Sunday, March 17 2019 1:40 PM EDT2019-03-17 17:40:28 GMT
    An Israeli court has set a 60-day deadline for the Jordanian-appointed council that oversees Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem to respond to its closure of a disputed structure at the city's most sensitive scared...More>>
    An Israeli court has set a 60-day deadline for the Jordanian-appointed council that oversees Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem to respond to its closure of a disputed structure at the city's most sensitive scared site.More>>
  • Mourners pay tribute to New Zealand victims, await burials

    Mourners pay tribute to New Zealand victims, await burials

    Sunday, March 17 2019 12:11 AM EDT2019-03-17 04:11:50 GMT
    Sunday, March 17 2019 8:32 PM EDT2019-03-18 00:32:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Vincent Thian). A girl walk to lay flowers on a wall at the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 17, 2019. New Zealand's stricken residents reached out to Muslims in their neighborhoods and around the country on Satur...(AP Photo/Vincent Thian). A girl walk to lay flowers on a wall at the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 17, 2019. New Zealand's stricken residents reached out to Muslims in their neighborhoods and around the country on Satur...
    (AP Photo/Vincent Thian). A girl walk to lay flowers on a wall at the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 17, 2019. New Zealand's stricken residents reached out to Muslims in their neighborhoods and around the country on Satur...(AP Photo/Vincent Thian). A girl walk to lay flowers on a wall at the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 17, 2019. New Zealand's stricken residents reached out to Muslims in their neighborhoods and around the country on Satur...
    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has reiterated her promise that there will be changes to the country's gun laws in the wake of a terrorist attack on two mosques and said her Cabinet will discuss the...More>>
    Thousands of people paid tribute Sunday at makeshift memorials to the 50 people slain by a gunman at two mosques in Christchurch, while dozens of Muslims stood by to bury the dead when authorities finally release the...More>>
  • Serbia president vows to defend law and order amid protests

    Serbia president vows to defend law and order amid protests

    Sunday, March 17 2019 8:20 AM EDT2019-03-17 12:20:18 GMT
    Serbia's president has pledged to defend the country's law and order a day after opposition supporters stormed the national TV station protesting what they say is his autocratic rule.More>>
    Serbia's president pledged Sunday to defend the country's law and order a day after opposition supporters stormed the national TV station, protesting what they called his autocratic rule and biased grip on the...More>>
  • Climate protests: First the students, now adults in France

    Climate protests: First the students, now adults in France

    Saturday, March 16 2019 8:52 AM EDT2019-03-16 12:52:20 GMT
    A day after worldwide student climate protests, families and activists are marching in France to force faster government action against global warming.More>>
    While some yellow vest protesters rioted along a famed Paris avenue, elsewhere in the French capital an entirely different scene unfolded Saturday: tens of thousands of people marching peacefully to urge faster government...More>>
  • Military: West Bank shooting spree kills 1 Israeli, wounds 2

    Military: West Bank shooting spree kills 1 Israeli, wounds 2

    Sunday, March 17 2019 4:36 AM EDT2019-03-17 08:36:08 GMT
    Israel's rescue service says a pair of shooting attacks in the West Bank has wounded three Israelis, including one critically.More>>
    A Palestinian killed an Israeli and seriously wounded two others in a West Bank shooting and stabbing spree Sunday before fleeing, setting off a massive manhunt, the Israeli military said.More>>
  • US-backed forces admit to 'difficulties' beating IS in Syria

    US-backed forces admit to 'difficulties' beating IS in Syria

    Sunday, March 17 2019 10:42 AM EDT2019-03-17 14:42:23 GMT
    Sunday, March 17 2019 12:52 PM EDT2019-03-17 16:52:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo). People walk inside Baghouz, the Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in Syria, Sunday, March 17, 2019.(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo). People walk inside Baghouz, the Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in Syria, Sunday, March 17, 2019.
    (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo). People walk inside Baghouz, the Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in Syria, Sunday, March 17, 2019.(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo). People walk inside Baghouz, the Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in Syria, Sunday, March 17, 2019.
    U.S.-backers forces fighting to take back the last Islamic State group outpost in Syria say they are facing difficulties defeating the group.More>>
    U.S.-backed forces fighting to recapture the last Islamic State group outpost in Syria admitted on Sunday they were facing "difficulties" defeating the extremists, saying they were being slowed by mines, tunnels and...More>>
  • New US military budget focused on China despite border talk

    New US military budget focused on China despite border talk

    Saturday, March 16 2019 12:52 AM EDT2019-03-16 04:52:03 GMT
    Sunday, March 17 2019 11:11 AM EDT2019-03-17 15:11:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this March 14, 2019, photo, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan goes before the Senate Armed Services Committee to discuss the Department of Defense budget, on Capitol Hill in Washington. To a remarkable degree,...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this March 14, 2019, photo, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan goes before the Senate Armed Services Committee to discuss the Department of Defense budget, on Capitol Hill in Washington. To a remarkable degree,...
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this March 14, 2019, photo, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan goes before the Senate Armed Services Committee to discuss the Department of Defense budget, on Capitol Hill in Washington. To a remarkable degree,...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this March 14, 2019, photo, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan goes before the Senate Armed Services Committee to discuss the Department of Defense budget, on Capitol Hill in Washington. To a remarkable degree,...
    To a remarkable degree, the Pentagon's new budget proposal is shaped by national security threats that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has summarized in three words: "China, China, China.".More>>
    Chinese bombers. Chinese hypersonic missiles. Chinese cyberattacks. Chinese anti-satellite weapons.More>>
  • Tech companies scramble to remove New Zealand shooting video

    Tech companies scramble to remove New Zealand shooting video

    Friday, March 15 2019 8:12 AM EDT2019-03-15 12:12:22 GMT
    Internet companies say they're working to remove video filmed by a gunman in the New Zealand mosque shooting that was widely available on social media hours after the horrific attack.More>>
    Internet companies scrambled Friday to remove graphic video filmed by a gunman in the New Zealand mosque shootings that was widely available on social media for hours after the horrific attack.More>>
  • Report: Ex-Putin adviser who died in US had broken neck

    Report: Ex-Putin adviser who died in US had broken neck

    Saturday, March 16 2019 3:32 PM EDT2019-03-16 19:32:12 GMT
    Sunday, March 17 2019 10:12 AM EDT2019-03-17 14:12:19 GMT
    Newly released documents show that a former adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin had a complete fracture of his neck "at or near the time of his death" in a Washington hotel room in 2015.More>>
    Newly released documents show that a former adviser to Russia's president sustained a complete fracture of his neck "at or near the time of his death" in a Washington hotel room in 2015.More>>
  • After massacre, New Zealand leader shows resolve, empathy

    After massacre, New Zealand leader shows resolve, empathy

    Sunday, March 17 2019 5:08 AM EDT2019-03-17 09:08:10 GMT
    The attributes that helped Jacinda Ardern rise to become New Zealand's leader at age 37 include her optimistic outlook and bright personality. And she became an inspiration to working women around the world...More>>
    The attributes that helped Jacinda Ardern rise to become New Zealand's leader at age 37 include her optimistic outlook and bright personality. And she became an inspiration to working women around the world last year...More>>
  • Grieving families given earth from Ethiopian crash site

    Grieving families given earth from Ethiopian crash site

    Saturday, March 16 2019 9:16 AM EDT2019-03-16 13:16:19 GMT
    Investigators have started studying the cockpit voice recorder of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet.More>>
    Grieving family members of victims of the Ethiopian air disaster are being given sacks of earth to bury in place of the remains of their loved ones.More>>
  • Taliban kill 22 Afghan forces in attack on checkpoints

    Taliban kill 22 Afghan forces in attack on checkpoints

    Sunday, March 17 2019 2:36 AM EDT2019-03-17 06:36:44 GMT
    Afghan officials say around 100 soldiers fled their posts and tried to cross into neighboring Turkmenistan during a weeklong battle with the Taliban, in the latest setback for the country's battered security...More>>
    An overnight Taliban assault on checkpoints in northern Afghanistan killed 22 troops, after some 100 Afghan forces fled heavy fighting in the country's west last week and tried to cross into neighboring Turkmenistan,...More>>
  • Man who stood up to mosque gunman probably saved lives

    Man who stood up to mosque gunman probably saved lives

    Saturday, March 16 2019 5:24 AM EDT2019-03-16 09:24:12 GMT
    When the gunman advanced toward the mosque, killing those in his path, Abdul Aziz didn't hide. Instead, he picked up the first thing he could find, a credit card machine, and ran outside screaming "Come here!"More>>
    When the gunman advanced toward the mosque, killing those in his path, Abdul Aziz didn't hide. Instead, he picked up the first thing he could find, a credit card machine, and ran outside screaming "Come here!"More>>
  • 'RUN!': NZ shooting victims recount horror, mourn the lost

    'RUN!': NZ shooting victims recount horror, mourn the lost

    Saturday, March 16 2019 6:44 AM EDT2019-03-16 10:44:14 GMT
    Every Friday, Yasir Amin and his father attended prayers together at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch. It was a routine so serene that Amin was nearly blinded by confusion when the man drove up with the gun.More>>
    They had walked that once innocuous stretch of sidewalk side-by-side so many times. Every Friday, Yasir Amin and his dad had ambled along the path toward the mosque where they prayed together in peace, a routine so serene...More>>
  • New Zealand gunman entranced with Ottoman sites in Europe

    New Zealand gunman entranced with Ottoman sites in Europe

    Saturday, March 16 2019 11:51 AM EDT2019-03-16 15:51:37 GMT
    Sunday, March 17 2019 7:02 AM EDT2019-03-17 11:02:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis). Backdropped by the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia, demonstrators chant slogans against the mosque attacks in New Zealand during a protest in Istanbul, Saturday, March 16, 2019. World leaders expressed condolences and condemna...(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis). Backdropped by the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia, demonstrators chant slogans against the mosque attacks in New Zealand during a protest in Istanbul, Saturday, March 16, 2019. World leaders expressed condolences and condemna...
    (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis). Backdropped by the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia, demonstrators chant slogans against the mosque attacks in New Zealand during a protest in Istanbul, Saturday, March 16, 2019. World leaders expressed condolences and condemna...(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis). Backdropped by the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia, demonstrators chant slogans against the mosque attacks in New Zealand during a protest in Istanbul, Saturday, March 16, 2019. World leaders expressed condolences and condemna...
    The 28-year-old white supremacist suspected in the mosque shootings in New Zealand had traveled to the Balkans in the past three years, where he toured historic sites and apparently studied battles between...More>>
    The white supremacist suspected in the mosque shootings that left at least 50 people dead in New Zealand had traveled to the Balkans in the past three years, where he toured historic sites and apparently studied battles...More>>
  • EU official floats 2-stage delay to Brexit

    EU official floats 2-stage delay to Brexit

    Saturday, March 16 2019 5:08 AM EDT2019-03-16 09:08:10 GMT
    A senior European Union official is floating the possibility of a two-step delay to Britain's departure from the bloc, currently scheduled for March 29.More>>
    A senior European Union official is floating the possibility of a two-step delay to Britain's departure from the bloc, currently scheduled for March 29.More>>
  • The Latest: Portugal launches new tourism bid for Britons

    The Latest: Portugal launches new tourism bid for Britons

    Saturday, March 16 2019 6:20 AM EDT2019-03-16 10:20:13 GMT
    The Latest on Brexit (all times local):More>>
    The Latest on Brexit (all times local):More>>
  • Italy probes possible poisoning of anti-Berlusconi witness

    Italy probes possible poisoning of anti-Berlusconi witness

    Saturday, March 16 2019 6:52 AM EDT2019-03-16 10:52:10 GMT
    Sunday, March 17 2019 6:32 AM EDT2019-03-17 10:32:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File). FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 file photo, Imane Fadil smiles as she leaves the court in Milan, Italy. Italy prosecutors have opened an investigation into the death of a Moroccan model who testified in one of the inqui...(AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File). FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 file photo, Imane Fadil smiles as she leaves the court in Milan, Italy. Italy prosecutors have opened an investigation into the death of a Moroccan model who testified in one of the inqui...
    (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File). FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 file photo, Imane Fadil smiles as she leaves the court in Milan, Italy. Italy prosecutors have opened an investigation into the death of a Moroccan model who testified in one of the inqui...(AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File). FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 file photo, Imane Fadil smiles as she leaves the court in Milan, Italy. Italy prosecutors have opened an investigation into the death of a Moroccan model who testified in one of the inqui...
    Italy prosecutors open probe into death of Moroccan model who testified in 'bunga bunga' inquiry.More>>
    Italy prosecutors have opened an investigation into the possible poisoning death of a Moroccan model who was a key witness in the trial against ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi over his infamous "bunga bunga" parties.More>>
  • French protesters riot in Paris, accuse Macron of "hot air"

    French protesters riot in Paris, accuse Macron of "hot air"

    Saturday, March 16 2019 6:11 AM EDT2019-03-16 10:11:10 GMT
    Sunday, March 17 2019 4:11 AM EDT2019-03-17 08:11:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi). France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, March 14, 2019. Macron said at the conference Thursday that energy resources like coal that fueled industrializ...(AP Photo/Khalil Senosi). France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, March 14, 2019. Macron said at the conference Thursday that energy resources like coal that fueled industrializ...
    (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi). France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, March 14, 2019. Macron said at the conference Thursday that energy resources like coal that fueled industrializ...(AP Photo/Khalil Senosi). France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, March 14, 2019. Macron said at the conference Thursday that energy resources like coal that fueled industrializ...
    French yellow vest protesters have clashed with riot police near the Arc de Triomphe on the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron.More>>
    French yellow vest protesters set life-threatening fires, smashed up luxury stores in Paris and clashed with police Saturday in the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. Large plumes of...More>>
  • Lawyer: US Navy veteran held in Iran sentenced to 10 years

    Lawyer: US Navy veteran held in Iran sentenced to 10 years

    Saturday, March 16 2019 1:16 PM EDT2019-03-16 17:16:16 GMT
    A Washington-based lawyer says a U.S. Navy veteran held in Iran, the first American known to be detained since President Donald Trump took office, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.More>>
    A U.S. Navy veteran from California has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran, his lawyer said Saturday, becoming the first American known to be imprisoned there since President Donald Trump took office.More>>
  • Venezuelan opposition leader takes campaign to northern city

    Venezuelan opposition leader takes campaign to northern city

    Saturday, March 16 2019 11:32 AM EDT2019-03-16 15:32:25 GMT
    Large crowds have gathered in the northern Venezuelan city of Valencia to greet opposition leader Juan Guaido, who plans to tour the country as part of his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro.More>>
    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido embarked on a new stage of his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday as the rivals held competing rallies in the capital of Caracas, a pattern which has unfolded...More>>
  • New Zealand digs graves as mosque massacre toll rises to 50

    New Zealand digs graves as mosque massacre toll rises to 50

    Saturday, March 16 2019 12:28 AM EDT2019-03-16 04:28:37 GMT
    People across New Zealand are reaching out to Muslims in their communities and around the country the day after mass shootings at two mosques that left 49 people dead.More>>
    Anguished relatives were anxiously waiting Sunday for authorities to release the remains of those who were killed in massacres at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, while authorities announced the death...More>>
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