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The Latest: US lawmaker sees no real change in Cuba

April 19, 2018

HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Raul Castro's handover of Cuba's presidency (all times local):

1:25 p.m. more »»

After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

April 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The drama of U.S. and allied missile strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled.

The U.S. more »»

Fate of US citizen with ties to IS in hands of judge

April 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday weighed the fate of a U.S. citizen who has been accused of working with Islamic State militants in Syria, but never charged. more »»

US easing rules on sales of armed drones, other weaponry

April 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Thursday to make it easier for U.S. defense contractors to sell armed drones and other conventional weapons to foreign government. more »»

Germany's Merkel appears open to compromise on EU reforms

April 19, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled her willingness to find compromises with France when it comes to reforming the European Union, as she hosted French President Emmanuel Macro... more »»

UK mulls plan to ban plastic straws and cut waste

April 19, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government wants to take action to ban plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds — and is urging other Commonwealth nations to follow suit. more »»

Far-right cancels bid to shut Berlin's Berghain techno club

April 19, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — A far-right party has withdrawn its proposal to close down one of Berlin's most famous techno clubs after the plan drew widespread ridicule in the laissez-faire German capital. more »»

Better than a beach photo: Christie spends $85K on portrait

April 19, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's official portrait will cost $85,000, which is more than taxpayers shelled out for paintings of his three predecessors combine. more »»

Ancient coins, bracelets looted from Romania return home

April 19, 2018

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Coins and bracelets from the 1st century that were looted from western Romania years ago and smuggled out of the country were put on display Thursday after a joint... more »»

Turkey's weak opposition scrambles to challenge Erdogan

April 19, 2018

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — One party leader is in jail. Another doesn't have a candidate. A third might face eligibility issues for her party. more »»

Women take fall in Nobel scandal for man's alleged misdeeds

April 19, 2018

STOCKHOLM (AP) — An internal fight among members of the secretive academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature is spilling on to the streets of Sweden as outrage grows after a sex-abuse... more »»

The Latest: Castro says Diaz-Canel may also gain party post

April 19, 2018

HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Raul Castro's handover of Cuba's presidency (all times local):

11 a.m. more »»

UN health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn't be used widely

April 19, 2018

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in "a much safer way," meaning that the shot should mostly be given to people who have... more »»

Seoul: N. Korean leader removes major nuclear sticking point

April 19, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that his rival, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, isn't asking for the withdrawal of U.. more »»

Attacker in Berlin skullcap case turns himself in to police

April 19, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — A 19-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker turned himself in to police Thursday after his violent attack on a man wearing a Jewish skullcap in Berlin caused outrage across German. more »»

Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's president

April 19, 2018

HAVANA (AP) — A 57-year-old bureaucrat replaced Raul Castro as the president of Cuba on Thursday, launching a new political era as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to... more »»

Egypt exhibiting previously unseen Ptolemaic artifacts

April 19, 2018

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt is exhibiting artifacts from the Ptolemaic period for the first time in The Egyptian Museum in Cairo. more »»

Israel celebrates its 70th birthday with parties and BBQ's

April 19, 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is celebrating 70 years since the modern Jewish state was established. more »»

Russia joins bid to win compensation over US metals tariffs

April 19, 2018

GENEVA (AP) — Russia has joined the European Union, India and China in demanding compensation from the United States for its tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. more »»

 
 
 

 

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