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US Official: 'End days' nearing for Islamic State in Syria

December 15, 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — Fighting against the Islamic State group in its last enclave in eastern Syria "is going very well," a U.S. official said Saturday as U.S. more »»

7 killed as Indian forces fire on Kashmir protesters

December 15, 2018

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least seven civilians were killed and over three dozen injured Saturday when government forces fired at anti-India protesters in disputed Kashmir following a gunbattle... more »»

Putin says rap should be controlled in Russia, not banned

December 15, 2018

MOSCOW (AP) — Alarmed by the growing popularity of rap among Russian youth, President Vladimir Putin wants cultural leaders to devise a means of controlling, rather than banning, popular music. more »»

Egypt announces discovery of 4,400-year-old tomb

December 15, 2018

SAQQARA, Egypt (AP) — Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of a private tomb belonging to a senior official from the 5th dynasty of the pharaohs, which ruled roughly 4,400 years ago. more »»

The Latest: Paris police fire tear gas on Champs-Elysees

December 15, 2018

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France protests (all times local):

3:20 p.m. more »»

The Latest: 7th protester dies in France in road accident

December 15, 2018

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France protests (all times local):

3 p.m. more »»

Spain rescues 2 minors crossing Mediterranean on truck tire

December 15, 2018

MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved two underage migrants who were trying to cross the Strait of Gibraltar on a truck tir. more »»

Brexit debate needs a change of tone, Anglican bishops say

December 15, 2018

LONDON (AP) — The Brexit debate needs a change of tone, the Church of England's bishops said Saturday, calling for national unity following a week of divisive discussions around Britain's efforts... more »»

Russian policeman injured after discovering WWII land mine

December 15, 2018

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow police say an off-duty Russian police lieutenant has been hospitalized after a World War II-era land mine exploded on the side of a highwa. more »»

US says new airstrike in Somalia kills 8 al-Shabab fighters

December 15, 2018

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. military says it has killed eight members of the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike south of Somalia's capital.

The U.S. more »»

AP Interview: Catalans on hunger strike speak before trial

December 15, 2018

SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA, Spain (AP) — Jailed Catalan separatist politicians on hunger strike for the past two weeks say their upcoming trial will be a platform to foster their cause for... more »»

Scuffles with police in Paris but protest largely peaceful

December 15, 2018

PARIS (AP) — Scuffles broke out between protesters and police in central Paris on Saturday on the sidelines of a largely peaceful demonstration, during the fifth straight weekend of protests by... more »»

Light at the end of the tunnel for UN climate talks

December 15, 2018

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — A deal on the rules that govern the Paris climate accord appeared within grasp Saturday, as officials from almost 200 countries worked to bridge remaining differences afte... more »»

Ukraine Orthodox leaders to approve break with Russia church

December 15, 2018

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Thousands of people have gathered outside a Kiev cathedral to witness the birth of a new Ukrainian Orthodox Church as tensions between Ukraine and Russia continue to drive th... more »»

Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister resigns to end impasse

December 15, 2018

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister announced Saturday that he would step aside, paving the way for his sacked predecessor to regain the position and apparently ending a... more »»

German rail operator, union agree on new wage package

December 15, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's rail operator says it has reached a new wage agreement with workers, averting the possibility of more strikes during the Christmas travel crunch. more »»

Russia claims US ignoring outreach on nuclear disagreement

December 15, 2018

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia wants to sit down with Pentagon officials for "open and specific" talks on alleged violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, the Russian Defense Ministry... more »»

Somalia uproar continues after former al-Shabab No. 2 seized

December 15, 2018

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia saw a third day of protests on Saturday over the arrest of the former No. more »»

Nigeria's military lifts suspension of UNICEF activities

December 15, 2018

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military has lifted a suspension of UNICEF's work in the extremist-threatened northeast just hours after it accused the U.N. more »»

Death of 7-year-old on border raises questions

December 15, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 7 years old, Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin was picked up by U.S. authorities with her father and other migrants this month in a remote stretch of New Mexico desert. more »»

 
 
 

 

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