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Iran supreme leader warns ‘thugs’ amid gas price protests

November 17, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday backed the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices and called angry protesters who have been setting fire to public... more »»

Merkel party leader: No overhaul of German coalition deal

November 17, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is rejecting calls for an overhaul of the accord underpinning Merkel’s often-fractious coalition government. more »»

Former Sri Lankan defense chief wins presidential vote

November 17, 2019

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a former defense official revered by Sri Lanka’s ethnic majority for his role in ending a bloody civil war but feared by minorities for his brutal... more »»

Leaked Russian interference report raises UK vote questions

November 17, 2019

LONDON (AP) — A senior Labour party official says leaks from a report on Russian interference in British politics raises serious questions about the security of next month’s election. more »»

US, S Korea postpone joint exercise criticized by N Korea

November 17, 2019

BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday the United States and South Korea have indefinitely postponed a joint military exercise in an “act of goodwill” toward North Korea. more »»

Venice braces for another exceptional tide, tourists flee

November 17, 2019

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Venetians are bracing for the prospect of another exceptional tide in a season that is setting records.

Officials are forecasting a 1. more »»

Hong Kong officer hit by arrow; police fire water cannons

November 17, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong police officer was hit in the leg by an arrow Sunday as authorities used tear gas and water cannons to try to drive back protesters occupying a university campus and... more »»

Hong Kong police fire blue-dyed water cannons in new protest

November 17, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police water cannon trucks drove over bricks and nails strewn by protesters and sprayed them at close range Sunday, as opposition lawmakers criticized the Chinese... more »»

Tear gas, firebombs engulf Hong Kong university in new clash

November 17, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Police fired tear gas at protesters holding out at Hong Kong Polytechnic University as overnight clashes resumed Sunday, and opposition lawmakers criticized the Chinese military... more »»

Bolivian interim leader meets UN envoy amid violence fears

November 17, 2019

SACABA, Bolivia (AP) — A U.N. more »»

Protests grip major Iran cities over gas prices; 1 killed

November 17, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Protesters angered by Iran raising government-set gasoline prices by 50% blocked traffic in major cities and occasionally clashed with police Saturday after a... more »»

Myanmar rejects court probe into crimes against Rohingyas

November 17, 2019

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's government rejected the International Criminal Court's decision to allow prosecutors to open an investigation into crimes committed against the Rohingya Muslim... more »»

Chinese troops join Hong Kong cleanup as protesters retreat

November 17, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese troops came out of the barracks in Hong Kong on Saturday — not to quell protests but to help clean up. more »»

Prince Andrew denies claims of Epstein accuser in interview

November 16, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Andrew offered a detailed rebuttal Saturday to claims he had sex with a woman who says she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein, providing an alibi for one of the alleged... more »»

Bolivian interim leader meets UN envoy amid violence fears

November 16, 2019

SACABA, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s interim president met with a U.N. more »»

Young Venetians volunteer after flood of their lifetimes

November 16, 2019

VENICE, Italy (AP) — As soon as waters receded from this week’s devastating flood, about 50 young Venetians wearing rubber boots and gripped by a sense of determination showed up at the city’s... more »»

Czechs use anniversary of Velvet Revolution to pressure PM

November 16, 2019

PRAGUE (AP) — About a quarter of million Czechs gathered on the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution that brought an end to decades of communist rule in the country to give Prime Minister... more »»

Bolivia’s crisis turns dangerous as 8 killed in clash

November 16, 2019

SACABA, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s political crisis turned deadly again when security forces opened fire on supporters of Evo Morales. more »»

Czech filmmaker Vojtech Jasny dies at age 93

November 16, 2019

PRAGUE (AP) — Vojtech Jasny, a filmmaker who belonged to the new wave of Czechoslovak cinema in the 1960s, has died. He was 93. more »»

Scuffles mar anniversary of birth of yellow vest movement

November 16, 2019

PARIS (AP) — Scuffles between Paris police and activists on Saturday marred the anniversary of the birth of the yellow vest movement against government policies seen as favoring the ric. more »»

 
 

 

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