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Report: Hurricane Dorian inflicted $3.4B losses on Bahamas

November 15, 2019

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Dorian inflicted losses of about $3. more »»

Sweden rejects Chinese criticism of press freedom prize

November 15, 2019

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s culture minister on Friday awarded the annual Tucholsky literary prize to a Chinese author despite a threat from the Chinese ambassador to ban her from entering the... more »»

Historic flooding highlights Venice’s vulnerability

November 15, 2019

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The historic lagoon city of Venice exists on the edge of a double threat: As it sinks, the seas rise. more »»

5 protesters dead in violence over key Baghdad squares

November 15, 2019

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas in renewed clashes with anti-government protesters in central Baghdad on Friday, killing three people, while Iraq’s top... more »»

Tropical Storm Raymond forms in Pacific off western Mexico

November 15, 2019

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Raymond formed Friday in the eastern Pacific off Mexico and strengthened on a forecast track in the direction of the resort-studded Los Cabos area of the Baja... more »»

Chinese swimming star defends failure to take doping test

November 15, 2019

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — One of China’s biggest Olympic stars fought Friday for his right to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Games during a rare public hearing that turned combative at times, as... more »»

Bolivian interim leader says Morales could face charges

November 15, 2019

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s interim leader said Friday that Evo Morales will face possible legal charges for election fraud if he returns home, even as the ousted leader contended he is stil... more »»

The Latest: Bolivia’s new leaders break ties with Venezuela

November 15, 2019

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The Latest on Bolivia’s political confrontation (all times local):

4:30 p.m. more »»

Ukraine feels abandoned amid US impeachment drama

November 15, 2019

Ukraine is at the center of today’s east-west geopolitical battle, but it’s feeling increasingly alone and abandoned by its U.S. backers amid the impeachment drama unfolding in Washington. more »»

Leaders of Russia, Ukraine to meet to discuss conflict

November 15, 2019

PARIS (AP) — The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France will meet in Paris on Dec. 9 to try to seek a settlement for the five-year conflict in eastern Ukraine that has killed 13,000 people. more »»

Toronto woman pleads guilty to tossing chair from high rise

November 15, 2019

TORONTO (AP) — A woman accused of throwing a chair off a 45th story balcony from a downtown Toronto high-rise has pleaded guilty to mischief causing danger to life. more »»

Pope denounces anti-gay ‘persecution’ as recalling Nazi era

November 15, 2019

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has denounced anti-gay discrimination as reminiscent of Nazi-era persecutions and evidence of a “culture of hatred” that has re-emerged today. more »»

Pensioners struggling to survive join Chile protests

November 15, 2019

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Seventy-seven-year-old María Gonzalez is tired of waking up, Monday to Friday, to sell toilet paper in the Chilean capital. more »»

US commander: Partnership with Kurds against IS still strong

November 15, 2019

ERBIL, Iraq (AP) — A senior U.S. more »»

Free broadband? UK Labour Party promises nationalization

November 15, 2019

LONDON (AP) — The British Labour Party's latest plan for public ownership of big industries sent shivers through the telecoms sector Friday with an electoral promise to nationalize part of the... more »»

High tides surge through Venice, locals rush to protect art

November 15, 2019

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Exceptionally high tidal waters surged through Venice again on Friday, prompting the mayor to close St. more »»

American IS suspect repatriated from Turkish-Greek border

November 15, 2019

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An American citizen suspected of being an Islamic State group member was deported to the U.S. more »»

Lithuanians, Norwegian released in spy swap with Russia

November 15, 2019

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two Lithuanians and a Norwegian convicted of espionage in Russia were freed Friday in exchange for two Russians who had been in prison in Lithuania. more »»

French police ratchet up evidence search in Epstein probe

November 15, 2019

PARIS (AP) — French police launched a fresh appeal Friday for witnesses and victims to come forward to aid their probe of Jeffrey Epstein and allegations that one of the financier’s associates... more »»

Be careful out there: UK police warn candidates about safety

November 15, 2019

LONDON (AP) — British police are unveiling new tactics to protect politicians amid the country’s fraught, even hostile political atmosphere, issuing safety recommendations for candidates running... more »»

 
 

 

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