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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Big global climate protests on Friday get union support

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join worldwide demonstrations this week ahead of a U.N. climate summit in New York, as unions and some businesses lend their support …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 12:41 p.m.

Noise but no breakthrough as Johnson, Juncker talk Brexit

Boris Johnson was booed by protesters and berated by Luxembourg’s leader on a visit to the tiny nation Monday for his first face-to-face talks with European Union chief Jean-Claude Juncker …


Israeli PM vows to annex ‘all the settlements’ in West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Monday to annex “all the settlements” in the West Bank, including an enclave deep in the heart of the largest Palestinian city, in a …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 15, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

TikTok’s Beijing roots fuel censorship suspicion as it builds huge U.S. audience

A search for “#hongkong” on Twitter reveals a vast visual patchwork of the city’s unavoidable protests, including pro-China agitprop, sympathetic memes and imagery from the hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy …


Trump: U.S. locked and loaded for response to attack on Saudis

As oil markets react to attack on Saudi oil operations, Trump says U.S. ‘locked and loaded’ for potential response.


Someone steals solid-gold toilet – once offered to Trump White House – from British palace

Thieves stole a gold toilet valued at more than $1 million from Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill.


Boris Johnson’s nightmare on Downing Street

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a very bad week.


White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation

There aren’t many details being released publicly, but the United States says Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza, who had become an increasingly prominent al-Qaida figure, has been killed in a …


Thousands in Bahamas struggle to find work after Dorian

Thousands of Bahamians struggle to find work as savings slip after Hurricane Dorian.


Ex-Prime Minister David Cameron ‘sorry’ for creating Brexit divisions

The British prime minister who called the 2016 Brexit referendum and then saw the public vote to leave the European Union, creating the nation’s prolonged political crisis, says he is …


Yemen drones attack the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia

Drones launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels have attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and another major oilfield


White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation

The White House says Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, has been killed in a …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

Saudi TV channel: Fire at Aramco facility, no cause given

A Saudi-owned satellite news channel is reporting a fire at a Saudi Aramco facility in the kingdom’s east, without offering a cause for the blaze


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 2:54 p.m.

Fire at Brazil hospital kills 11 people, many elderly

A fire raced through a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, forcing staff to wheel patients into the streets on beds or in wheelchairs and killing at least 11 people, many …


Johnson, Juncker to meet in a bid for a Brexit breakthrough

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will hold talks next week to try to break the Brexit impasse as both sides seek to avert what …


Taliban in Moscow just days after Trump says talks ‘dead’

A Taliban official says the insurgent group’s negotiating team has arrived in the Russian capital just days after U.S. President Donald Trump declared a deal that had been nearly a …


Bahamians look for loved ones as 1,300 missing after Dorian

They scan social media, peer under rubble, or try to follow the smell of death in an attempt to find family and friends. They search amid alarming reports that 1,300 …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 2:21 p.m.

Paris sees biggest transport strike in decade over pensions

The biggest strike to hit Paris public transport since 2007 created major traffic jams Friday, disrupting tourists’ plans and forcing commuters to work from home or find alternative ways to …


Torrential rains pound southeastern Spain, death toll to 4

Rescue workers saved thousands of people from rising waters Friday as record rainfall pounded southeastern Spain, a deluge that authorities said killed at least four people and closed down airports, …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

Under U.S. pressure Mexico shifts immigration policy

Under pressure from the U.S. government, Mexico’s immigration policy has moved from one that promised to help migrants to one characterized by militarized enforcement under the growing influence of the …


New Zealand plans further restrictions to gun ownership

Six months after a gunman killed 51 people at two Christchurch mosques, New Zealand’s government is planning further restrictions to gun ownership


New data shows Israeli settlement surge in east Jerusalem

Jewish settlement construction in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem has spiked since President Donald Trump took office in 2017, according to official data obtained by The Associated Press.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 1:52 p.m.

After Dorian, Bahamas tackles massive clean-up

Pastor Jeremiah Saunders stood in the golden afternoon sun and barely blinked as he debated what to pick out from the ruins of the church he built 22 years ago …


Prague to remove monument to WWII Soviet commander

A district in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is set to remove a statue of a Soviet World War II commander Ivan Konev from its site, a move …


Kosovo PM cancels trip to Czech summit after strong comments

Kosovo’s prime minister has cancelled his participation at a summit of Central European countries following denigrating words from the Czech president against his country.


Southeast Spain hit by worst storms on record, 2 dead

A large area of southeast Spain was battered Thursday by what in some places was the heaviest rainfall on record, with the storms wreaking widespread destruction and killing at least …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Tentative list of the missing in Bahamas has 2,500 names

An estimated 2,500 people are listed as missing in the Bahamas in Hurricane Dorian’s aftermath, the government said Wednesday. But it cautioned that the names have yet to be checked …


Iran urges U.S. to ‘put warmongers aside’ after Bolton firing

Iran’s president urged the U.S. on Wednesday to “put warmongers aside” as tensions roil the Persian Gulf amid an escalating crisis between Washington and Tehran in the wake of the …


Massive rally for Catalonia’s secession in Barcelona

Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards who support the secession of Catalonia gathered in Barcelona on the region’s main holiday Wednesday, just weeks before a highly anticipated verdict in a case …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Finnish conscripts injured in attempt to avoid reindeer

Finland’s defense department says 12 military conscripts ended up in the hospital after an armored personnel carrier tried to avert a reindeer and was hit by a second vehicle.