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High hopes: US, EU and UK all aim for trade deals this year

January 23, 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The United States, the European Union and what will soon be post-Brexit Britain have all raised the prospect of concluding trade deals between themselves by the end of... more »»

Mount Vesuvius blast turned ancient victim's brain to glass

January 23, 2020

MILAN (AP) — The eruption of Mount Vesuvius turned an incinerated victim's brain material into glass, the first time scientists have verified the phenomenon from a volcanic blast, officials at th... more »»

Russian lawmakers OK Putin's constitutional proposals

January 23, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers on Thursday quickly gave preliminary approval to a slew of constitutional changes widely seen as an attempt by President Vladimir Putin to remain in charge after... more »»

AP Explains: Why US troop cuts in Africa would cause alarm

January 23, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Even as destroyed U.. more »»

Those trapped in China virus lockdown expect lonely holiday

January 23, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Bai Xue had planned a road trip through China's lush eastern coast to ring in the Lunar New Year, usually a time of lively family reunions and abundant feast. more »»

China shuts down more cities in bid to contain deadly virus

January 23, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China decided Thursday to lock down three cities that are home to more than 18 million people in an unprecedented effort to try to contain a deadly new viral illness that has... more »»

Rohingya hail UN ruling ordering Myanmar to prevent genocide

January 23, 2020

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a sweeping legal victory for members of the Rohingya Muslim minority, the United Nations' top court on Thursday ordered Myanmar take all measures in its power to... more »»

School bus crash in rural Germany kills 2 children, hurts 5

January 23, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — A school bus crashed in central Germany early Thursday, killing two children and leaving five others seriously injured. more »»

Appeals court upholds Norway licenses for Arctic drilling

January 23, 2020

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An appeals court ruled Thursday that the Norwegian government can hand out oil drilling licenses in the Arctic, dealing a second blow to environmental groups that had... more »»

Billionaire's cash helps Zimbabwe's doctors back from strike

January 23, 2020

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A billionaire has offered to pay striking doctors in Zimbabwe to help end a months-long protest over grave hospital conditions as the economy crumbles, and a doctors' grou... more »»

Police bust ring accused of smuggling 10,000 migrants to UK

January 23, 2020

PARIS (AP) — French and Dutch police have arrested 23 suspected members of a criminal network that has smuggled as many as 10,000 migrants from France to Britain, according to the European police... more »»

China shuts city of millions to stop spread of deadly virus

January 23, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China closed off a city of more than 11 million people Thursday in an unprecedented effort to try to contain a deadly new viral illness that has sickened hundreds and spread to... more »»

UN court orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide

January 23, 2020

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a sweeping legal victory for members of the Rohingya Muslim minority, the United Nations' top court on Thursday ordered Myanmar take all measures in its power to... more »»

Switzerland mints world's smallest gold coin

January 23, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — No joke: Switzerland has minted a gold coin so small you'd need to look very closely to see Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue at you. more »»

Britain's EU Journey: When Thatcher turned all euroskeptic

January 23, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. more »»

World leaders rally in Jerusalem against anti-Semitism

January 23, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of world leaders descended upon Jerusalem on Thursday for the largest-ever gathering focused on commemorating the Holocaust and combating modern-day anti-Semitism. more »»

Germany bans neo-Nazi organization Combat 18 Deutschland

January 23, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is banning the neo-Nazi group Combat 18 Deutschland in what the country's top security official said Thursday was a “clear message” against far-right extremism and... more »»

Q&A: WHO representative addresses China's new virus outbreak

January 23, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Shortly before authorities closed off the Chinese city at the epicenter of an outbreak of a new virus, the World Health Organization sent a team led by country representative... more »»

Firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing 3 Americans

January 23, 2020

SYDNEY (AP) — Three American crew members died Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said. more »»

China closes off large city to stop spread of deadly virus

January 23, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China closed off a city of more than 11 million people Thursday in an unprecedented effort to try to contain a deadly new viral illness that has sickened hundreds and spread to... more »»

 
 
 

 

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