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Swiss Greens fail to enter government despite election gains

December 11, 2019

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's Green party failed Wednesday in a bid to enter the country's government even after it made significant gains in an election in October. more »»

Suu Kyi denies Myanmar genocide allegations at top UN court

December 11, 2019

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Myanmar’s former pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday denied that her country’s armed forces committed genocide against the Rohingya minority, telling th... more »»

UK political leaders chase undecided voters on eve of vote

December 11, 2019

LONDON (AP) — British political leaders rose early Wednesday to pursue undecided voters on the eve of a national election, zigzagging across the country in hopes that one last push will get the... more »»

The Hague court questions Kosovo's outgoing speaker

December 11, 2019

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's outgoing parliament speaker says he was questioned at a Netherlands-based court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country's 1998-99... more »»

Israeli parliament starts dissolving itself for 3rd election

December 11, 2019

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli parliament began voting to dissolve itself on Wednesday and pave the path to an unprecedented third election within a year. more »»

The people sing: 'Les Mis' soothes, breaks Hong Kong hearts

December 11, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — For Hong Kong spectators mentally and physically drained from six months of pro-democracy protests that have convulsed the city, a rousing performance of “Les Miserables” proved... more »»

Volcanoes an ever-present, if usually distant danger

December 11, 2019

The deadly eruption of a volcano in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty on Monday left six people confirmed dead and dozens of visitors to the island injured. more »»

Turkey hints it could bar US from using key air bases

December 11, 2019

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister suggested Wednesday that the United States could be barred from using two strategic air bases in retaliation to possible U.S. more »»

Russia angered by Prague plans to build Vlasov monument

December 11, 2019

PRAGUE (AP) — A Prague district has approved a plan by its mayor to build a monument to the soldiers of Gen. Andrei Vlasov's army, a move that has angered Russia. more »»

Rescuer describes horror of New Zealand's silent eruption

December 11, 2019

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — The eruption was so silent that Lillani Hopkins didn't hear it over the hum of the boat’s engines. She didn't turn around until her dad whacked her. more »»

New Zealand volcano vents steam, delays recovery of bodies

December 11, 2019

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand island volcano vented more steam and mud Wednesday, prompting authorities to delay plans to recover the bodies of victims from a deadly eruption two... more »»

New Zealand volcano vents steam, stymies recovery of bodies

December 11, 2019

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand island volcano vented more steam and mud Wednesday in an increase of geothermal activity that again delayed the recovery of victims' bodies from a... more »»

Bougainville vote favors independence from Papua New Guinea

December 11, 2019

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The South Pacific region of Bougainville voted overwhelmingly to become the world’s newest nation by gaining independence from Papua New Guinea, results showed Wednesday. more »»

Afghan bomber hits medical facility near Bagram Air Base

December 11, 2019

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful suicide bombing targeted an under-construction medical facility on Wednesday near Bagram Air Base, the main American base north of the Afghan capital, the U.. more »»

Ex-Mexico security chief long haunted by corruption claims

December 11, 2019

Mexico City (AP) — Mexico's former security chief was dogged by so many allegations of corruption and wrongdoing for so long that some said it was only a matter of time before he would be arrested. more »»

Report: Giuliani settles long divorce from his third wife

December 11, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and his third wife have reached a settlement in a yearslong court battle that exposed details about their luxurious lifestyle, The New... more »»

AP Interview: Taiwan may help if Hong Kong violence expands

December 11, 2019

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s top diplomat said Tuesday that his government stands with Hong Kong citizens pushing for “freedom and democracy,” and would help those displaced from the... more »»

UK's Johnson pushes his Brexit message as election nears

December 11, 2019

LONDON (AP) — With two days until Britain's election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's final push to drive home his key message about Brexit was overshadowed Tuesday by criticism of his ham-fisted... more »»

Photo of sick boy on floor roils British election campaign

December 11, 2019

LONDON (AP) — A photo of a sick boy sleeping on a hospital floor because no beds were available has become one of the defining images of Britain’s bruising election campaign. more »»

 
 

 

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