Venetian islands revamp traditions to counter depopulation

January 21, 2020

A trio of islands in Venice’s northern lagoon are revamping traditions to counter depopulation…

Iran acknowledges Russian-made missiles targeted Ukraine jet

January 21, 2020

Iran has acknowledged that its armed forces fired two Russian anti-aircraft missiles at a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed after taking off from Tehran’s main airport earlier this month, killing all 176 people on board…

AP EXPLAINS: How India ended up in turmoil over citizenship

January 21, 2020

India has been embroiled in protests since December, when Parliament passed a bill amending the country’s citizenship law…

Survivor stories spotlight Auschwitz liberation anniversary

January 21, 2020

Seventy-five years after the Auschwitz death camp was liberated, Maurice Gluck is one of 75 Holocaust survivors featured in a commemorative photo project…

Survivor recounts confused, chaotic cult rite that killed 7

January 20, 2020

A survivor of the ritual cult ceremonies that killed her daughter and six other people in a remote village in Panama says she was ordered to close her eyes, was beaten and fainted during the ritual…

Norway’s prime minister loses majority after authorities repatriate suspected member of Islamic State and her children from Syria

January 20, 2020

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg lost her parliamentary majority Monday when the right-wing Progress Party withdrew its ministers from the government coalition in protest of the action.…

Guaidó kicks off tour highlighting Venezuela ‘terror’ links

January 20, 2020

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is joining leaders from the United States and Latin America condemning Nicolás Maduro as a promoter of terrorism as he tries to buoy international support for his flagging movement…

Migrants marooned in Guatemala plan surge into Mexico

January 20, 2020

More than a thousand Central American migrants marooned in Guatemala are preparing to walk en masse on Monday across a bridge leading to Mexico in an attempt to convince authorities there to allow them safe passage through the country…

10 years after Vatican takeover, Legion in new abuse crisis

January 20, 2020

A Mexican TV host’s claim that she was sexually abused by a Legion of Christ priest when she was 8 has created another credibility crisis for the religious order…

Asian stocks tumble on growing concern about China virus

January 20, 2020

Asian stock markets have tumbled as concern about the impact of a Chinese disease outbreak on tourism and regional economies grows…

China virus: Expert says it can be spread by human-to-human contact, sparking concerns about themassive holiday travel underway

January 20, 2020

China’s Ministry of Transport expects 3 billion trips to be taken in the 40 days that surround Saturday’s Lunar New Year.…

Libyan oil fields remain shut, testing peace summit

January 20, 2020

Libya’s national oil corporation says major oil fields and production facilities remain closed on Monday, a sign that Libyan east-based forces are not backing down after an international summit to end the civil war…

Nepalese-owned operators take lead on world’s highest peaks

January 20, 2020

Nepalese mountaineers are emerging out of the shadows of Western climbers and operators, setting own records and cashing in on expeditions…

In Davos, a search for meaning with capitalism in crisis

January 20, 2020

The World Economic Forum kicks off on Tuesday with concerns over climate change and economic inequity shadowing proceedings.…

3 killed, 100-plus hurt in collapse during Ethiopia ceremony

January 20, 2020

An Ethiopian security official says more than 100 people are injured and some people are dead after a wooden stand erected for the colorful Epiphany celebration on Monday collapsed…

UN: Most Sudan rebels and neighbors back Darfur peace hope

January 20, 2020

U.N. experts say most rebel groups and all of Sudan’s neighbors except Libya support the peace process in Darfur…

Lev Parnas’s feverish text messages show his wide reach among Ukraine’s oligarchs and political elite

January 20, 2020

Parnas said that, with Rudy Giuliani’s guidance, he frantically worked Ukraine’s government to help Trump’s reelection.…

Nepal rescuers search for 7 as avalanche hits hiking trail

January 20, 2020

Special army and government rescue personnel are searching again for four South Korean trekkers and their three Nepali guides lost since an avalanche swept a popular trekking route in Nepal’s mountains…

Davos bolsters security as protesters march toward venue

January 20, 2020

Hundreds of disgruntled protesters against the elite World Economic Forum are marching through the Alpine snows toward its annual gathering in Davos…

Unhealthy levels of smog choke Thai capital for over a week

January 20, 2020

Unhealthy levels of smog have choked Bangkok for more than a week, as the Thai capital’s residents fume over the ineffectiveness of government measures to combat the problem…

China coronavirus claims 4th victim as more screenings added

January 20, 2020

Authorities say a fourth person has died in an outbreak of a new coronavirus in China, as more places stepped up medical screening of travelers from the country as it enters its busiest travel period…

Sri Lanka to treat war-missing as dead, issue certificates

January 20, 2020

Sri Lanka’s president has decided that tens of thousands of people still missing from the country’s quarter-century civil war will be formally declared dead and death certificates will be issued…

Huawei executive, facing extradition to U.S., argues the allegations aren’t crimes in Canada

January 20, 2020

The December 2018 detention of Huawei “princess” Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver has left Canada caught between the United States and China.…

South Africa looks again at anti-apartheid activist’s death

January 20, 2020

South Africa has opened an inquest into the death of an anti-apartheid activist in police custody nearly four decades ago as pressure for justice in similar cases continues…

Iraqi officials: Clashes in Baghdad kill 2, wound dozens

January 20, 2020

Iraqi officials say security forces have fired tear gas and live rounds in clashes with anti-government protesters in Baghdad, killing two and wounding dozens of demonstrators…

U.S. journalist detained during Lebanon protests on suspicion of sending footage to Israel

January 20, 2020

Friends and journalist advocacy groups say allegations that Nicholas Frakes sent a video feed to the Israeli Haaretz newspaper were the result of a misunderstanding.…

Grenade kills at least 7 at wedding party in Sudan’s capital

January 20, 2020

Sudanese officials say a grenade has exploded during a wedding party in the African nation’s capital, killing at least seven people, including three children…

US envoy say it’s his mustache; South Koreans say otherwise

January 20, 2020

The U.S. ambassador to South Korea has some unusual explanations for his sometimes contentious relationship with his host country…

Hail, floods, dust hit Australia amid raging wildfires

January 20, 2020

Dust storms, hail and flash floods have battered beleaguered Australian cities in recent days, extreme weather that has diminished the threat from scores of wildfires that continue to blaze across the country’s southeast…

Unhealthy levels of smog choke Thai capital for over a week

January 20, 2020

Unhealthy levels of smog have choked Bangkok for more than a week, as the Thai capital’s residents fume over the ineffectiveness of government measures to combat the problem…

Laos once considered the letter R a Western interloper. The Internet helped bring it back.

January 20, 2020

For decades it vanished from practically all writing and speech, except in Buddhist monasteries and among intellectuals. To this day, the words “France” and “America” are officially pronounced “Falang” and “Amaylika.”…

Suicide bombing in western Chad kills at least 9

January 20, 2020

A local official and a resident say a suicide bombing in western Chad has killed at least nine people and injured others…

Seven missing, hundreds rescued after avalanche hits hiking group in Himalayas

January 20, 2020

The search for a hiking group that went missing in an avalanche last week was thwarted by dangerous conditions around Annapurna.…

U.S.-bound migrants clash with Mexican forces at Guatemala border

January 20, 2020

Scuffles broke out as some members of the caravan pushed past troops guarding an international bridge over the Suchiate River separating the two countries.…

‘África’s richest woman’ out of Davos well before report

January 20, 2020

The rapidly changing circumstances for Isabel dos Santos, widely known as “Africa’s richest woman,” is evident by her absence at the the World Economic Forum in Switzerland…

Abe says new unit will defend Japan from space tech threats

January 20, 2020

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japan will form a space defense unit to protect itself from potential threats as rivals develop missiles and other technology…

Many options await Prince Harry and Meghan after royal split

January 19, 2020

A new life awaits Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, now that they are splitting from the royal family…

Hong Kong police fire tear gas at rally after protesters attack plainclothes agents

January 19, 2020

The pro-democracy demonstration dissolved into chaos as riot police moved in.…

Critics say Mexico social programs used for political ends

January 19, 2020

Shortly before taking office in October 2018, Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador created an army of 18,000 volunteers  to carry out an unusual mission for an administration yet to begin…

AP Explains: CFO of China’s Huawei facing extradition to US

January 19, 2020

An extradition hearing begins Monday for Huawei top executive Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the company’s founder…

French trial exposes how church covered for predator priest

January 19, 2020

The trial in France of a former priest who has confessed to sexually abusing boys is exposing the enabling role played by officials in the French church…

Prince Harry makes first public comments on decision to step back from royal duties

January 19, 2020

He says that he and Meghan had “no other option” but to stand down.…

Crowded footbridge breaks over Indonesian river, killing 9

January 19, 2020

Officials say a footbridge on Indonesia’s Sumatra island broke while it was packed with people and several fell into the overflowing river below and drowned…

Davos chief welcomes views of Trump, Greta Thunberg at forum

January 19, 2020

The head of the World Economic Forum is happy that both U.S. President Donald Trump and climate activist Greta Thunberg will attend the group’s annual meeting in the Swiss resort of Davos…

Hungary commemorates 1945 liberation of Budapest ghetto

January 19, 2020

Hungary’s Jewish community has commemorated the 75th anniversary of the liberation by Soviet troops of the Budapest ghetto, where over 70,000 Jews were confined near the end of World War II…

Philippines looks for safer homes for volcano residents

January 19, 2020

The Philippine government will no longer allow people to live on the crater-studded island that’s home to the erupting Taal volcano…

Thousands-strong Hong Kong protest cut short by clashes

January 19, 2020

Clashes broke out between protesters and police in Hong Kong, cutting short a rally after thousands had gathered at a park to call for electoral reforms and a boycott of the Chinese Communist Party…

Trump thanks farmers for backing him through China trade war

January 19, 2020

President Donald Trump took a victory lap as he addressed farmers about a pair of new U.S. trade agreements with its North American neighbors and with China…

Extradition hearing to open for Huawei executive at center of three-nation rift

January 19, 2020

The U.S. Justice Department alleges that Meng Wanzhou misled banks about the company’s relationship with its subsidiary Skycom, effectively tricking them into violating U.S. sanctions against Iran. Meng has denied wrongdoing.…

Global leaders promise to respect arms embargo on Libya, but fail to secure a lasting cease fire

January 19, 2020

Though the new agreement was portrayed as a step forward, tensions on the ground appeared to be growing on Sunday.…

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