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Hong Kong's leader vows to narrow rifts, but no specifics

August 20, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Facing pressure to end months of antigovernment protests, Hong Kong's leader pledged Tuesday to open up dialogue with city residents in an effort to narrow differences. more »»

Militants leave key rebel town as Syrian troops push in

August 20, 2019

BEIRUT (AP) — The main insurgent group in the Syrian province of Idlib pulled out of a key rebel town as government forces advanced in the area on Tuesday amid intense bombardment and airstrikes,... more »»

Indian spacecraft launched last month is now orbiting moon

August 20, 2019

NEW DELHI (AP) — An unmanned spacecraft India launched last month began orbiting the moon Tuesday as it approaches the lunar south pole to study previously discovered water deposits. more »»

Urgency for vaccine grows as virus ravages China's pigs

August 20, 2019

BEIJING (AP) — Scientists are working to develop a vaccine to help guard the world's pork supply as a deadly virus ravages Asia's pig herds. more »»

Lam promises work to narrow Hong Kong rifts, no specifics

August 20, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday she's immediately setting up a "communication platform" to narrow differences in the city after months of anti-government protests. more »»

13 Chinese killed as tour bus crashes in Laos

August 20, 2019

BANGKOK (AP) — A tour bus carrying dozens of Chinese passengers crashed in Laos, killing at least 13, officials said Tuesday. more »»

Cardinal Pell's appeal verdict due but may not be final word

August 20, 2019

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Catholic cleric found guilty of sexually abusing children will learn the outcome of his appeal on Wednesday though the verdict still may not be the... more »»

Pell's appeal pitted word of former choirboy against priest

August 20, 2019

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Cardinal George Pell's appeal against his convictions for child molestation was largely a question of who the jury should have believed, his accuser or a senior priest... more »»

Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

August 20, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong. more »»

Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

August 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong. more »»

Airstrikes target Turkish convoy in Syria, raising tensions

August 19, 2019

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Airstrikes targeted a Turkish army convoy inside a rebel-held part of northwestern Syria on Monday, killing three civilians and wounding 12 others, the Turkish Defense... more »»

Patience wears thin for migrants stranded off Italian coast

August 19, 2019

ROME (AP) — The Spanish rescue ship Open Arms resorted to serving pizzas to 107 increasingly angry and sometimes aggressive migrants who are stranded aboard, as Italy's interior minister stuck to... more »»

Salvadoran suspected of having abortion acquitted at retrial

August 19, 2019

CIUDAD DELGADO, El Salvador (AP) — A young rape victim who was suspected of having an abortion and charged with homicide was acquitted by a judge at a retrial Monday in a case that attracted... more »»

The Latest: Migrant charity official: Boat won't break law

August 19, 2019

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local):

9:50 p.. more »»

Pentagon conducts 1st test of previously banned missile

August 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. more »»

Wide implications as Germany teeters toward recession

August 19, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — Germany, Europe's industrial powerhouse and biggest economy, with companies like Volkswagen, Siemens and BASF, may be entering a recession, according to a gloomy report from the... more »»

Putin, Macron hold French-Russian talks before G-7

August 19, 2019

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to give a new boost to peace talks with Ukraine and to improve Moscow's relations with the European Union... more »»

Russian panel eyes alleged foreign interference in protests

August 19, 2019

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's lower house of parliament on Monday set up a commission to examine alleged cases of foreign interference in connection with a series of protests against the Moscow city... more »»

Putin says Russian nuclear explosion poses no threat

August 19, 2019

PARIS (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says there is no threat from a deadly explosion at a secretive naval weapons testing range that has prompted international concern about radiation... more »»

Airstrikes hit near Turkish convoy in Syria, raising tension

August 19, 2019

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Airstrikes targeted a Turkish army convoy inside a rebel-held part of northwestern Syria on Monday, killing three civilians and wounding 12 others, the Turkish Defense... more »»

 
 

 

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