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Ex-Turkish prime minister forms party challenging Erdogan

December 12, 2019

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A former Turkish prime minister established a new political party on Thursday, in a move that represents a challenge to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party. more »»

Ray of festive cheer: Santa feeds the fish in Berlin

December 12, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — Santa has taken a dive in Berlin. more »»

North Korea berates US for criticizing its missile tests

December 12, 2019

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea accused the United States of “hostile provocation” on Thursday for criticizing its ballistic missile tests during a United Nations Security Council meeting... more »»

Exasperated Israelis prepare for third election in a year

December 12, 2019

RAMAT GAN, Israel (AP) — Exasperated Israelis were coming to grips Thursday with the dreaded reality that they will be heading to the polls for the third time in a year, pondering whether there... more »»

Russia expels 2 German diplomats over Berlin murder probe

December 12, 2019

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia expelled two German diplomats Thursday in retaliation for Germany ejecting two employees of the Russian Embassy in Berlin last week over a brazen killing last summer in the... more »»

UK voters decide who they want to resolve Brexit impasse

December 12, 2019

LONDON (AP) — U.K. voters were deciding Thursday who they want to resolve the stalemate over Brexit in a parliamentary election seen as one of the most important since the end of World War II. more »»

Wealthy German family gives millions to Holocaust survivors

December 12, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — One of Germany’s richest families, which owns Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Pret A Manger and other international brands, is giving millions to support Holocaust survivors as it seeks to... more »»

Israelis gird for unprecedented third election in a year

December 12, 2019

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis grappled Thursday with the confounding reality of unprecedented third national elections in less than a year, after Parliament was dissolved and the date for the next... more »»

Algerians are choosing a new president in contentious poll

December 12, 2019

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Five candidates have their eyes on becoming the next president of Algeria — without a leader since April — as voting began in Thursday's contentious election boycotted by ... more »»

8 face custody hearing in Denmark for alleged violent plot

December 12, 2019

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Eight people will face pre-trial custody hearings later Thursday, after “some 20 people” suspected of involvement in plotting Islamist extremist violence were arrested... more »»

Outdated, dangerous childbirth practices persist in Europe

December 12, 2019

BARCELONA (AP) — When Clara Massons was in labor with her son, a midwife climbed onto her bed and pushed down on Massons’ belly, explaining that she was helping to deliver her bab. more »»

New Zealand planning retrieval of bodies on volcanic island

December 12, 2019

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand officials said they'll begin Friday to recover eight victims' bodies believed to remain on a small island since a volcanic explosion there earlier this... more »»

Nobel laureate Suu Kyi defends Myanmar army in genocide case

December 12, 2019

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize winner and former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi denied Wednesday that Myanmar's armed forces committed genocide, telling the United Nation's... more »»

Rohingya refugees reject Aung San Suu Kyi’s genocide denial

December 12, 2019

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Rohingya refugees accused former Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi of lying to the International Court of Justice in testimony Wednesday in which she... more »»

US hits Iran with new sanctions, hopes for prisoner dialogue

December 12, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday hit Iran with new sanctions that target several transportation firms as it continues its “maximum pressure campaign" against the Islamic... more »»

Chile: Debris believed from missing plane carrying 38 found

December 12, 2019

PUNTA ARENAS, Chile (AP) — Debris believed to be from a military transport plane carrying 38 people that vanished two days ago en route to the Antarctic has been discovered in the frigid,... more »»

Israel to hold 3rd straight election, prolonging stalemate

December 11, 2019

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s deadlocked parliament on Wednesday failed to meet a midnight deadline to form a coalition government, triggering an unprecedented third election in a 12-month period... more »»

Fed leaves low rates alone and sees no moves in near future

December 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Jerome Powell made clear Wednesday that the Federal Reserve is prepared to keep its benchmark interest rate very low through at least next year — and possibly longer. more »»

Diplomats to Lebanon: Expect no aid before government formed

December 11, 2019

PARIS (AP) — Lebanon cannot expect to receive international aid for its battered economy until a new government undertakes serious reforms, diplomats decided at a closed-door meeting in Paris on... more »»

Niger army spokesman: Jihadist attack kills 71 soldiers

December 11, 2019

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — About 100 Islamic militants ambushed an army camp in western Niger, a military spokesman said late Wednesday, killing at least 71 soldiers in the deadliest attack on the West... more »»

 
 

 

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