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Hong Kong campus drama persists as city gears for elections

November 21, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — A small but determined group of protesters remained holed up Thursday inside a Hong Kong university campus as the city’s largest pro-Beijing political party urged voters to “kick... more »»

Pope in Thailand calls for action to protect women, children

November 21, 2019

BANGKOK (AP) — Pope Francis called Thursday for women and children to be protected from exploitation, abuse and enslavement as he began a busy two days of meetings in Thailand, where human... more »»

Esper doesn’t regret delaying drills, despite N. Korea snub

November 21, 2019

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Thursday he does not regret postponing a U.S. more »»

Hong Kong holdout protester: No surrender, no regrets

November 21, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Pale and thin, a teenager wandered the nearly deserted campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University at about 1 a.m. Wednesday. more »»

Smoke blankets Sydney as wildfires spread across Australia

November 21, 2019

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Hazardous smoke blanketed Sydney on Thursday as wildfires burned across eastern and southern Australia. more »»

Suu Kyi to lead Myanmar team contesting genocide court case

November 21, 2019

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar said Wednesday its leader Aung San Suu Kyi will head the legal team contesting a genocide case filed against it in the International Court of Justice over the... more »»

Colombia ambassador criticizes State Department in recording

November 21, 2019

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Colombia’s ambassador in Washington was embarrassed Wednesday by publication of a recording in which he trashes the State Department as a feckless... more »»

Pence says he has no recollection of Ukraine aid concerns

November 21, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday he has no recollection of a conversation described by Gordon Sondland about a link between military aid for Ukraine and investigations... more »»

Congress adopts bills to support human rights in Hong Kong

November 21, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved two bills aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong following months of unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. more »»

Amid turmoil, Prince Andrew to step back from royal duties

November 21, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Following days of turmoil that have damaged the British royal family’s reputation, Prince Andrew announced Wednesday that he will step back from public duties “for the foreseeable... more »»

Andrew’s journey took him from ‘party prince’ to pariah

November 20, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Known for dating models and actresses, Prince Andrew earned a nickname as the “party prince. more »»

Bolivian interim leader proposes new elections as toll rises

November 20, 2019

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s self-proclaimed interim president sent a bill on holding new elections to congress Wednesday amid escalating violence that has claimed at least 30 lives since a... more »»

Climate activist’s remarks downplaying Holocaust spark anger

November 20, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — A prominent British climate change activist sparked anger Wednesday after appearing to downplay the Holocaust in an interview with a German newspaper. more »»

Phony `fact check’ account on Twitter raises new concerns

November 20, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The deception was easy to pull off and came with barely any consequences. more »»

Mexican El Paso mass shooting victims, families sue Walmart

November 20, 2019

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Representatives of families and victims of the Aug. 3 mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, have filed a lawsuit against the store chain. more »»

Canada’s Trudeau names new Cabinet; Freeland is deputy PM

November 20, 2019

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his new Cabinet on Wednesday and Chrystia Freeland is moving from foreign affairs to become Canada’s deputy prime minister. more »»

Amid turmoil, Prince Andrew to step back from royal duties

November 20, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Following days of turmoil that have damaged the British royal family’s reputation, Prince Andrew announced Wednesday that he will step back from public duties because of his... more »»

Syrian shelling of camp housing displaced people kills 15

November 20, 2019

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government troops bombarded a camp hosting displaced people near the Turkish border in the country’s northwest Wednesday, striking an area close to a maternity hospital and... more »»

Death toll in violence at Bolivian fuel plant rises to 8

November 20, 2019

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The death toll from an operation by Bolivian security forces to clear the blockade of a fuel plant by anti-government protesters has risen to at least eight, officials said... more »»

Netanyahu challenger fails to form coalition

November 20, 2019

JERUSALEM (AP) — Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief rival announced Wednesday that he had failed to form a new government, dashing his hopes of toppling the long-time Israeli prime minister and pushing... more »»

 
 

 

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