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Hong Kong protests mark 6-month mark with massive rally

December 8, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Almost hidden among the throngs of demonstrators who marched in Hong Kong on Sunday was one woman who crawled, literally on hands and knees on the rough road surface — an apt... more »»

Ukraine faces new challenges in peace talks with Russia

December 8, 2019

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — When new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy sits down Monday for peace talks in Paris with Russian President Vladimir Putin in their first face-to-face meeting, the... more »»

Iran says new budget bucks US oil embargo, uses Russian loan

December 8, 2019

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president said on Sunday his country will depend less on oil revenue next year, in a new budget that is designed to resist crippling U.S. trade embargoes. more »»

Germany: Merkel party criticizes ally's call for concessions

December 8, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party says she would have liked a clear signal from its junior governing partner that it intends to stay in Merkel's coalition, and i... more »»

Minister: Brazil can't stop deforestation without help

December 8, 2019

MADRID (AP) — Brazil can’t stop deforestation in the Amazon without the help of rich countries, the country’s environment minister said at the United Nations' two-week climate change conference. more »»

Devastating factory fire kills at least 43 in Indian capital

December 8, 2019

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities were investigating the cause of a devastating fire that killed at least 43 people in a factory in central New Delhi early Sunday, as relatives of the workers... more »»

German minister urges more action against Russia on killing

December 8, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's defense minister is calling for the government to turn up the pressure on Russia over a killing in Berlin that prosecutors say appears to have been ordered by Russian or... more »»

N. Korea conducts 'important test' at once-dismantled site

December 8, 2019

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Sunday that it carried out a “very important test” at its long-range rocket launch site that it reportedly rebuilt after having partially dismantled it... more »»

Thousands march as Hong Kong protests near half-year mark

December 8, 2019

Associated Press (AP) — Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in a march seen as a test of the enduring appeal of an anti-government movement about to mark a half year of... more »»

Devastating market fire kills at least 43 in Indian capital

December 8, 2019

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities investigated the cause of a devastating fire Sunday that killed at least 43 people in a crowded grains market in central New Delhi while chaos unfolded outside... more »»

N Korea conducts 'important test' at once-dismantled site

December 8, 2019

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Sunday it carried out a “very important test” at its long-range rocket launch site that it reportedly rebuilt after having partially dismantled it when... more »»

Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack

December 8, 2019

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a U.S. more »»

Gala evening at La Scala celebrates culture over extremism

December 7, 2019

MILAN (AP) — The gala season premiere of Puccini’s “Tosca” starring Russian soprano Anna Netrebko and conducted by Riccardo Chailly received 15 minutes of applause from an audience of Milanese... more »»

French protest retirement changes, travel disruptions abound

December 7, 2019

PARIS (AP) — Paris police skirmished Saturday with yellow vest activists who joined a wave of protests against the government's overhaul of France's retirement system, as highway blockades and... more »»

Protests erupt as Russia seeks closer ties with Belarus

December 7, 2019

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The leaders of Russia and Belarus spent more than five hours Saturday in sensitive talks on deepening ties between the two allies — a meeting that triggered a protest in the... more »»

Evo Morales' party choosing candidates for Bolivia elections

December 7, 2019

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — With its top leader absent, the party of Evo Morales gathered Saturday in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba to start choosing its candidates for new elections called after th... more »»

Nobel literature winner dreams of a new narrative style

December 7, 2019

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Literature Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk says she thinks a new sort of fiction may be needed to counteract the modern era's tendency to isolate and divide people. more »»

Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack

December 7, 2019

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a U.S. more »»

'Tosca' gives a #MeToo ring to La Scala's gala premiere

December 7, 2019

MILAN (AP) — Milan’s storied La Scala opera house opens its 2019-2020 season on Saturday with Puccini’s “Tosca,” which stars Russian soprano Anna Netrebko as the object of unwanted sexual... more »»

Venice tide barriers pass another test but skeptics remain

December 7, 2019

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Floated along by barge , one of the 10-ton barriers designed to relieve Venice’s perennial flooding looks like a giant plaything: an oversized hinged yellow Lego. more »»

 
 
 

 

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