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The Latest: EU's Juncker not optimistic about Irish border

September 13, 2019

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):

4:10 p.m. more »»

Paris sees biggest transport strike in decade over pensions

September 13, 2019

PARIS (AP) — The biggest strike to hit Paris public transport since 2007 created major traffic jams Friday, disrupting tourists' plans and forcing commuters to work from home or find alternative... more »»

Bundesbank chief Weidmann critical of new ECB stimulus

September 13, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's central bank says the European Central Bank "overshot the mark" in delivering a new blast of monetary stimulus to help the continent's shaky economy. more »»

Death toll in Rio de Janeiro hospital fire rises to 11

September 13, 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A fire raced through a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, forcing staff to wheel patients into the streets on beds or in wheelchairs and leaving at least 11 people dead, Brazilian... more »»

Torrential rains pound southeastern Spain, death toll to 4

September 13, 2019

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rescue workers saved thousands of people from rising waters as record rainfall pounded southeastern Spain on Friday, a deluge that authorities said killed at least four... more »»

The Latest: Probe of alleged Leave campaign violations halts

September 13, 2019

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):

2:50 p.m. more »»

UAE says 6 troops killed in 'collision,' without elaborating

September 13, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Six Emirati troops have been killed in a "collision," the United Arab Emirates said Friday, without elaborating or offering a location or time for the incident... more »»

Johnson, Juncker to meet in Brexit breakthrough bid

September 13, 2019

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will hold face-to-face talks next week in a bid to break the Brexit impass. more »»

South African leader drops UN visit as women protest attacks

September 13, 2019

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president on Friday canceled a visit to the United Nations' annual gathering of world leaders this month to focus on unrest over gender-based violence and... more »»

EU competition chief hints at new data rules for tech firms

September 13, 2019

LONDON (AP) — The European Union's powerful competition chief indicated Friday that she's looking at expanding regulations on personal data, dropping an initial hint about how she plans to use ne... more »»

Kenya becomes 3rd country to roll out malaria vaccine

September 13, 2019

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Health authorities in Kenya on Friday started administering doses of the world's only licensed malaria vaccine to young children in rural areas facing high transmission... more »»

Ukraine's president: US will give extra $140 million in aid

September 13, 2019

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president said Friday that the United States hasn't only released $250 million in military aid to his country but will also extend an additional $140 million. more »»

Massive transport strike on pension reform plans hits Paris

September 13, 2019

PARIS (AP) — The biggest strike to hit Paris public transport in more than a decade disrupted tourists' plans Friday and forced commuters to work from home or find alternative ways to reach the... more »»

Mugabe will have private burial at national Heroes' Acre

September 13, 2019

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be buried at the national Heroes' Acre site but the date has not yet been set, a family spokesman said Friday, as mourners... more »»

UK parliamentary speaker warns prime minister to follow law

September 13, 2019

LONDON (AP) — The speaker of Britain's lower house of parliament has made it abundantly clear he is not going quietly into retirement at the end of October. more »»

Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

September 13, 2019

BANGKOK (AP) — Pope Francis will visit Thailand and Japan in November in a visit expected to highlight his call for complete nuclear disarmament and honor the small Catholic communities in each... more »»

Massive transport strike paralyzes Paris over pension reform

September 13, 2019

PARIS (AP) — A massive strike paralyzed Paris public transports on Friday as unions protested a sweeping pension reform by French President Emmanuel Macron's government. more »»

Tennis, musical are latest events postponed in Hong Kong

September 13, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — A tennis tournament and a London musical are the latest events postponed in Hong Kong out of concerns over safety and disruptions from pro-democracy protests. more »»

Pope's visit to Thailand will also be a family reunion

September 13, 2019

UDON THANI, Thailand (AP) — Catholics in Thailand are celebrating the official announcement of the first papal visit in 35 years, but one 77-year-old nun in a far-flung corner of the country has ... more »»

Tunisia sees 26 candidates for lively presidential election

September 13, 2019

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia is holding a cacophonous presidential election this weekend, with voters choosing among 26 candidates for a new leader who can secure the North African nation's youn... more »»

 
 

 

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