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US and Russia blame each other for abandoning missile treaty

August 22, 2019

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and the United States blamed each other Thursday for abandoning a landmark arms control agreement on missiles, with Moscow warning of a new arms race and the Trump... more »»

Climate change turns Arctic into strategic, economic hotspot

August 22, 2019

TASIILAQ, Greenland (AP) — From a helicopter, Greenland's brilliant white ice and dark mountains make the desolation seem to go on forever. more »»

Global worry over Amazon fires escalates; Bolsonaro defiant

August 22, 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Amid global concern about raging Amazon fires, Brazil on Thursday said it was the target of a smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing... more »»

Trump scraps plan to push for foreign aid cut

August 22, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing bipartisan opposition, President Donald Trump has scrapped an effort to cut some $4 billion in foreign aid that lawmakers had already approved. more »»

Key Mueller cooperator Gates testifies in trial of DC lawyer

August 22, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Gates, a key cooperator in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, testified Thursday against a prominent Washington attorney accused of concealing... more »»

Italy's president to pols: make solid deal or elections soon

August 22, 2019

ROME (AP) — Italy's president gave party leaders a few more days to try to forge a solid, durable governing coalition but served notice they must convince him soon they have found a formula for a... more »»

Lightning strikes kill 5, injure over 100 in Tatra Mountains

August 22, 2019

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lightning struck across the Tatra Mountains in southern Poland and neighboring Slovakia on Thursday, killing five people and injuring over 100 others in an area popular with... more »»

Ivory sales still banned, says wildlife conference committee

August 22, 2019

GENEVA (AP) — International trade in elephant ivory will remain banned, according to a vote at the World Wildlife Conference, known as CITES, in Switzerland. more »»

Weekslong migrant standoffs in Med becoming 'new normal'

August 22, 2019

MILAN (AP) — A rescue ship carrying 356 people, mostly Africans, rescued in the Mediterranean off Libya is nearing two weeks at sea without being assigned a safe port to offload its traumatized... more »»

US and Taliban resume talks on ending America's longest war

August 22, 2019

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A United States envoy and the Taliban resumed negotiations Thursday on ending America's longest war after earlier signaling they were close to a deal. more »»

Giraffes move closer to endangered species protection

August 22, 2019

GENEVA (AP) — Nations around the world moved Thursday to protect giraffes as an endangered species for the first time, drawing praise from conservationists and scowls from some sub-Saharan Africa... more »»

Lightning strikes Polish and Slovak mountains, killing 5

August 22, 2019

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lightning struck several locations across the Tatra Mountains in southern Poland and neighboring Slovakia on Thursday, killing five people, including two children, and... more »»

UN report condemns sexual violence by Myanmar military

August 22, 2019

BANGKOK (AP) — Sexual violence carried out by Myanmar's security forces against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority was so widespread and severe that it demonstrates intent to commit genocide... more »»

The Latest: Italy's president gives parties more time

August 22, 2019

ROME (AP) — The Latest on political developments as Italy tries to form new government (all times local):

8:25 p.m. more »»

World powers increasingly see icy Arctic as a hot property

August 22, 2019

TASIILAQ, Greenland (AP) — From a helicopter, Greenland's brilliant white ice and dark mountains make the desolation seem to go on forever. more »»

Foot on table: British PM at home in French president palace

August 22, 2019

PARIS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson apparently wasn't sweating it despite the high stakes subject of his talks with the president of France: Brexit. more »»

Italy's political parties pitch rival plans to capture power

August 22, 2019

ROME (AP) — In rapid-fire order, Italy's three main political parties pitched possible deals to rivals Thursday as they scrambled to come out on top in Italy's political crisis and shape the... more »»

The Latest: Portugal offers to take 35 people from Med. ship

August 22, 2019

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local):

6;55 p.m. more »»

Italian populist mixes religious symbols with his politics

August 22, 2019

ROME (AP) — Matteo Salvini slipped the rosary out of his pocket right before Premier Giuseppe Conte began his speech to Parliament. more »»

Tourist hotspot Barcelona sees a spike in muggings

August 22, 2019

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Robberies involving violence or intimidation have spiked sharply in Barcelona, one of Europe's most attractive summer vacation destinations, Spanish police officials said. more »»

 
 

 

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