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Rich in dramatic Catholic history, Nagasaki awaits the pope

November 20, 2019

NAGASAKI, Japan (AP) — It’s fitting that Pope Francis will start his first official visit to Japan in Nagasaki, the city where Christianity first took hold in the country and where nearly 500... more »»

Brazil police say cop to blame for 8-year-old girl’s death

November 19, 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A police officer fired the shot that killed an 8-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro this year, authorities said Tuesday, a finding that bolstered complaints by activists that... more »»

No clear champ as Johnson, Corbyn spar in UK election debate

November 19, 2019

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn attacked each other’s policies on Brexit, health care and the economy Tuesday in a televised election debate... more »»

Johnson, Corbyn square off in 1st UK election debate

November 19, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn squared off Tuesday in the first live televised debate of Britain’s election, each trying to spark a lackluster... more »»

Iran will seek new fighter jets, tanks as 2020 embargo lifts

November 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran will likely buy new advanced fighter jets and tanks next year when a U.N. Security Council arms embargo is scheduled to be lifted, a senior U.S. more »»

US, Australian hostages freed by Taliban in prisoner swap

November 19, 2019

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban on Tuesday freed an American and an Australian held hostage since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures — a move that the insurgent group asserted could help... more »»

Amnesty says at least 106 killed in Iran protests

November 19, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Days of protests in Iran over rising fuel prices and a subsequent government crackdown have killed at least 106 people across the Islamic Republic, Amnesty... more »»

Prince Andrew faces more disgrace as business backers leave

November 19, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Andrew faced further disgrace Tuesday as charitable partners and educational institutions began to distance themselves from him amid unfavorable fallout from an... more »»

Officials: Germany foils alleged attack plan after US tip

November 19, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — German special police forces arrested a Syrian man in a raid on his apartment Tuesday after receiving intelligence from American officials that he was planning an extremist attack,... more »»

Police surround last holdouts at Hong Kong campus protest

November 19, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — A small band of anti-government protesters, their numbers diminished by surrenders and failed escape attempts, remained holed up at a Hong Kong university early Wednesday as they... more »»

Doubts cast on easyJet plan to be net-zero emissions airline

November 19, 2019

LONDON (AP) — European budget airline easyJet said Tuesday it will become the first major carrier to operate net-zero carbon flights, offsetting climate-warming emissions from the fuel used on... more »»

The Latest: Rights group: Over 100 killed in Iran protests

November 19, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on protests in Iran (all times local):

8:15 p.m. more »»

Sweden drops Assange rape investigation after 9 years

November 19, 2019

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden on Tuesday dropped its investigation into an alleged rape by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently in prison in Britain, because too much time has elapsed... more »»

Google’s do-good arm tries to make up for everything else

November 19, 2019

PARIS (AP) — Google Vice President Jacqueline Fuller says the company is having “a lot of conversations” internally amid worries about the tech giant’s bottomless appetite for consumer data and... more »»

NATO chief heads to Paris as France comes under fire

November 19, 2019

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday that he will travel to Paris next week for talks with President Emmanuel Macron after the French leader lamented the “brain... more »»

Johnson, Corbyn to square off in 1st UK election debate

November 19, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn prepared to square off Tuesday in the first live televised debate of Britain’s election, each trying to spark a... more »»

UN watchdog: Iran now in violation of heavy water limits

November 19, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog says Iran has breached another limit in its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers by stockpiling more heavy water than the accord allowed. more »»

The Latest: UN rights office urges Hong Kong de-escalation

November 19, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local):

7 p.m.

The U.N. more »»

Taliban free US, Australian hostage for 3 Taliban figures

November 19, 2019

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban freed an American and an Australian held hostage since 2016 on Tuesday, in exchange for three top Taliban figures who were released by the Kabul government and flown... more »»

China seen flexing legal muscles on Hong Kong

November 19, 2019

BEIJING (AP) — Criticism from China’s rubber-stamp parliament of a Hong Kong court decision is raising concerns that Beijing may move to flex its legal muscles and overrule the verdict. more »»

 
 

 

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