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Japan empress turns 56, still recovering her mental health

December 9, 2019

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Empress Masako, still recovering from stress-induced mental health issues, said Monday she was happy to have completed her duties as part of Emperor Naruhito's enthronement... more »»

 
 
 
Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting

December 9, 2019

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. more »»

FBI says it presumes base shooting was act of terrorism

December 8, 2019

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. more »»

Female minister, 34, tapped to become Finland's youngest PM

December 8, 2019

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A 34-year-old transport minister and lawmaker has been tapped to become Finland's youngest prime minister ever and its third female government leader. more »»

France braces for even worse travel woes, govt seeks answers

December 8, 2019

PARIS (AP) — France braced for even worse transportation woes when the new work week begins Monday due to nationwide strikes over the government's redesign of the national retirement system. more »»

Piero Terracina, Rome Jew who survived Nazi death camp, dies

December 8, 2019

ROME (AP) — Piero Terracina, described as the last survivor among the Roman Jews who were deported from the Italian capital to Nazi death camps during World War II, has died at 9. more »»

Kenya building collapse toll hits 10 but 2 survivors found

December 8, 2019

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan rescuers digging through the rubble of a six-story building found two survivors alive Sunday, two days after it collapsed in Nairobi, as the death toll rose to 10. more »»

Bosnian capital of Sarajevo hit by dangerous air pollution

December 8, 2019

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Authorities say air pollution in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo has reached dangerous levels in recent days, prompting officials to ban freight vehicles from... more »»

UK parties in final hunt for votes before Thursday election

December 8, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Britain's political parties embarked Sunday on a final hunt for votes ahead of this week's general election, making last-ditch appeals to shore up support and persuade their backers... more »»

2 survivors found 2 days after Kenya building collapse

December 8, 2019

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan rescuers digging through the rubble of a six-story building found two survivors alive Sunday, two days after it collapsed in Nairobi. more »»

Protesters: Ukraine's leader must defend nation at summit

December 8, 2019

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Several thousand people rallied Sunday in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv to demand that the president defend the country's interests in this week's summit with Russia, Germany... more »»

Protesters in Belarus against deeper ties with Moscow

December 8, 2019

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Several hundred protesters have braved the repressive climate in Belarus to hold a demonstration against deepening the country's ties with Russia. more »»

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 »»

New Delhi fire victims lived and worked in unsafe spaces

December 8, 2019

NEW DELHI (AP) — Mehboob Alam’s phone rang at 5:04 a.m. Sunday. It was his 38-year-old nephew, Mohammad Imran, pleading to be saved.

A minute into the call, Imran’s voice disappeared. more »»

Climate scientists try to cut their own carbon footprints

December 8, 2019

For years, Kim Cobb was the Indiana Jones of climate science. The Georgia Tech professor flew to the caves of Borneo to study ancient and current climate conditions. more »»

French strikes going strong on Day 4; government huddles

December 8, 2019

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister is holding special meetings Sunday about the government's divisive redesign of the national retirement system, amid warnings that strike-related transport... 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 »»

French activists use Macron portraits to urge climate action

December 8, 2019

PARIS (AP) — French environmental activists brandished stolen portraits of President Emmanuel Macron at a protest Sunday near the Eiffel Tower to try to push the government to do more to fight... 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 »»

 
 

 

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