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EU pressures Iran on atom deal in last-ditch bid to save it

January 15, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain, France and Germany on Tuesday ratcheted up pressure on Iran to stop violating its landmark nuclear deal in a last-ditch effort to resolve their differences through talks... more »»

Rights group says China is trying to silence critics abroad

January 14, 2020

The head of Human Rights Watch said Tuesday the Chinese government has not only constructed "an Orwellian high-tech surveillance state” at home but is using its growing economic clout to silence... more »»

Guatemala to swear in conservative Giammattei as president

January 14, 2020

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala swears in Alejandro Giammattei, a conservative physician opposed to gay marriage and abortion, as its new president Tuesday while the country's outgoing leader... more »»

Spain: Chemical plant explosion kills 1, injures at least 9

January 14, 2020

MADRID (AP) — A massive explosion at a petrochemical plant in northeastern Spain on Tuesday killed one person and injured at least nine others, three seriously, regional authorities sai. more »»

Syria says its air defenses intercept attack on airbase

January 14, 2020

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s air defenses confronted an aerial “aggression” from Israel that targeted an air base in the country's center late Tuesday, state media reported quoting a military... more »»

Dating apps leak personal data, Norwegian group says

January 14, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Dating apps including Grindr, OkCupid and Tinder leak personal information to advertising tech companies in possible violation of European data privacy laws, a Norwegian consumer... more »»

Two popes -- one retired, one reigning -- cause a furor

January 14, 2020

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Ever since Benedict XVI announced he would become the first pope in 600 years to resign, Catholic theologians, canon lawyers and others warned of the potential confusion in... more »»

Mexico can't sell presidential jet, tries odd sales pitches

January 14, 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador has made selling off the luxurious presidential jet a centerpiece of his austerity program, but there's just one problem: Nobody,... more »»

Cuba warns citizens to prepare for cooking-gas shortages

January 14, 2020

HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government is warning citizens to prepare for shortages of cooking gas due to Trump administration sanctions on the island. more »»

EU pressures Iran on atom deal in last-ditch bid to save it

January 14, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain, France and Germany on Tuesday ratcheted up pressure on Iran to stop violating its landmark nuclear deal in a last-ditch effort to resolve their differences through talks... more »»

Big Ben, big bucks: Brexit bell plan hits financial hurdle

January 14, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Will Big Ben bong for Brexit? Not unless British taxpayers cough up the bucks. more »»

Questions of racism linger as Harry, Meghan step back

January 14, 2020

LONDON (AP) — When accomplished, glamorous American actress Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in 2018, she was hailed as a breath of fresh air for Britain’s fusty royal family. more »»

French priest recounts how he abused boy scouts over decades

January 14, 2020

LYON, France (AP) — A former priest detailed Tuesday how he systematically abused boys over two decades as a French scout chaplain, and said his superiors knew about his “abnormal” behavior as fa... more »»

Nigel Farage gets his way, and last laugh: Brexit is coming

January 14, 2020

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Nigel Farage, the self-declared “pantomime villain” of Brexit, is leaving his favorite theater — the European Union's parliament in Strasbourg — this week with a sense o... more »»

Kosovo woman, man repatriated from Syria charged with terror

January 14, 2020

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo prosecutors on Tuesday filed terrorism charges against an Albanian woman and a man for allegedly joining the Islamic State group in Syria. more »»

Retired pope distances himself from book on priest celibacy

January 14, 2020

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI distanced himself Tuesday from a book on priestly celibacy and asked to be removed as its co-author after the project gave the impression the retire... more »»

EU lays out 1 trillion-euro plan to support Green Deal

January 14, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union plans to dedicate a quarter of its budget to tackling climate change and to help shift 1 trillion euros ($1. more »»

German prosecutors charge 6 more in VW emissions scandal

January 14, 2020

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Prosecutors in Germany have filed charges against six more individuals in connection with Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal, bringing the total to 11. more »»

Russia downplays failed Libya talks before Berlin summit

January 14, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia sought Tuesday to downplay the collapse of talks that sought to secure a cease-fire in Libya after the country's rival leaders left Moscow without reaching an agreement, an... more »»

Irish prime minister seeks new mandate in February election

January 14, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Leo Varadkar sought a fresh mandate to govern Ireland on Tuesday, arguing he's the best person to represent Irish interests in the next phase of Brexit negotiations... more »»

 
 

 

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