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Paul McCartney writing 'It's a Wonderful Life' stage musical

July 17, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney is writing his first stage musical, an adaptation of the classic movie "It's a Wonderful Lif. more »»

House votes to block sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia

July 17, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is heading for a showdown with President Donald Trump after the House voted on Wednesday to block his administration from selling billions of dollars in weapons and... more »»

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

July 17, 2019

GENEVA (AP) — The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after a case was confirmed in a city of 2 million... more »»

Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt make final pitch to Conservatives

July 17, 2019

LONDON (AP) — The two men competing to be Britain's next leader have held their final televised event in front of Conservative Party members who will decide the winner. more »»

French prosecutors want Air France tried for 2009 Rio crash

July 17, 2019

PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors want Air France to stand trial for manslaughter in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that killed all 228 people aboard, a judicial official... more »»

Scientists find new way to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes

July 17, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they nearly eliminated disease-carrying mosquitoes on two islands in China using a new techniqu. more »»

Top diplomat: Iran must build missiles for defense

July 17, 2019

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday that his country has no choice but to manufacture missiles for defense purposes — comments that come after a remark by the top diplomat... more »»

UK leader May slams populist politics, Brexit 'absolutism'

July 17, 2019

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday criticized the increasing intolerance and absolutism of world politics, a message that many will see as aimed at her successor as... more »»

Men who lost family members in Max crash seek safety changes

July 17, 2019

Two men who lost family members in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max jet called on legislators to change Federal Aviation Administration procedures that let company employees... more »»

UN court rejects Pakistan's argument in Indian spy case

July 17, 2019

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' highest court ordered Pakistan on Wednesday to stay the execution of an alleged Indian spy and undertake a full review of his case, after agreein... more »»

Confusion, fear spread on Mexico border with new US policy

July 17, 2019

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — Asylum-seekers gathered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, grappled to understand what a new U.S. more »»

With Big Tech's dominance under scrutiny, EU probes Amazon

July 17, 2019

BRUSSELS (AP) — While the U.S. Congress talks about reining in big tech companies, Europe is taking action. more »»

Brother of Manchester Arena suicide bomber arrested in UK

July 17, 2019

LONDON (AP) — A key suspect in the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing that killed 22 people was arrested Wednesday at a London airport after being extradited from Libya, British police said. more »»

Gunmen in restaurant in northern Iraq kill Turkish diplomat

July 17, 2019

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Unknown gunmen opened fire inside a Turkish-owned restaurant in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil on Wednesday, killing at least one Turkish diplomat stationed in Ankara's... more »»

Relatives of victims mark 5th anniversary of MH17 downing

July 17, 2019

VIJFHUIZEN, Netherlands (AP) — With songs, speeches and solemn silence, relatives and friends on Wednesday commemorated the 298 passengers and crew killed five years ago when a missile blew... more »»

US objections to French tech tax overshadow G-7 finance meet

July 17, 2019

CHANTILLY, France (AP) — The Trump administration is objecting to France's plan to tax Facebook, Google and other U.S. more »»

Architect: Notre Dame far from safe for restoration work

July 17, 2019

PARIS (AP) — A French architect says that Notre Dame Cathedral still isn't safe enough for restoration work to begin, more than three months after a devastating fire nearly destroyed the monument. more »»

Hong Kong elders march in support of young demonstrators

July 17, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong senior citizens, including a popular actress, marched Wednesday in a show of support for youths at the forefront of monthlong protests against a contentiou... more »»

EU takes further step against Poland over judicial reforms

July 17, 2019

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union has given Poland's government two months to reverse new disciplinary regulations the bloc says undermine the independence of the country's judges. more »»

US objects to French tax on tech firms as G-7 gets under way

July 17, 2019

CHANTILLY, France (AP) — The Trump administration is objecting to France's plan to tax Facebook, Google and other U.S. more »»

 
 

 

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