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Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

October 20, 2017

NEW DELHI (AP) — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. more »»

Egypt releases Irish-Egyptian after 4 years in detention

October 20, 2017

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt released early on Friday an Irish-Egyptian man detained for over four years on charges related to a 2013 Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo, his lawyer said. more »»

WHO chief selects Zimbabwe's Mugabe as 'goodwill ambassador'

October 20, 2017

GENEVA (AP) — Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has long faced United States sanctions over his government's human rights abuses. more »»

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrongly blames terror for UK crime jump

October 20, 2017

LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump has misinterpreted British crime statistics and wrongly blamed terrorism as the driving factor behind higher numbers. more »»

Kenya's police say 4 killed in opposition demonstrations

October 20, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Four people have been killed in opposition demonstrations this month as Kenya's fresh presidential election approaches next week, national police said Friday, as concerns... more »»

Wild boars rampage through German town, injure at least 4

October 20, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — Police say a pair of wild boars have gone on the rampage and injured at least four people in the northern German town of Heide. more »»

Pope sends rare condolence after Malta journalist is slain

October 20, 2017

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday joined the chorus of shock over the car bomb slaying of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, sending a note expressing his... more »»

94 deaths from plague in Madagascar, UN health agency says

October 20, 2017

GENEVA (AP) — An unusually large plague outbreak in Madagascar has taken 94 lives, the World Health Organization said Friday.

The number of suspected cases has reached 1,153, Dr. more »»

Cleric bans poses by Cyprus churches over lewd wedding photo

October 20, 2017

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Couples who marry in civil ceremonies have been banned from taking wedding photos outside places of worship in a Cyprus region known for hosting destination weddings, a... more »»

Brexit, Turkey and taxing tech giants tackled at EU summit

October 20, 2017

BRUSSELS (AP) — Brexit is Europe's big worry, but it wasn't the only problem the leaders of the 28 — on the way to becoming 27 — European Union nations grappled with during their latest summit. more »»

Countries with the highest pollution deaths, mortality rates

October 20, 2017

NEW DELHI (AP) — Increasing pollution worldwide is proving deadlier than war, natural disasters or smoking, according to a new report published in the Lancet medical journa. more »»

Make China Great Again! Xi leads China into muscular new era

October 20, 2017

BEIJING (AP) — In this summer's "Wolf Warrior II," Chinese action star Wu Jing portrays a tough super-patriot who rescues both fellow countrymen and oppressed Africans with help from the People's... more »»

NATO leaders set to meet July 11-12, 2018 in Brussels

October 20, 2017

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO says that U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with his counterparts in the military alliance for a summit in Brussels next July. more »»

UNICEF: Rohingya children refugees face 'hell on earth'

October 20, 2017

GENEVA (AP) — UNICEF says the children who make up most of the nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar are seeing a "hell on earth" in overcrowded, muddy and squalid... more »»

Russia hands over fighter jets to Serbia

October 20, 2017

BATAJNICA, Serbia (AP) — Russia formally handed over six MiG-29 fighter jets to Serbia Friday, part of an arms delivery that has the potential to accentuate tensions in the war-weary Balkans. more »»

The Latest: German business supports EU stance on Brexit

October 20, 2017

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the Brexit talks between European Union leaders (all times local):

3:20 p.m. more »»

Report: Police informant may have incited Berlin attacker

October 20, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — German media report that the Tunisian man who carried out a deadly truck attack in Berlin last year may have been incited by a police informant. more »»

Searchers in Mexico find, but release, vaquita porpoise calf

October 20, 2017

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Researchers trying to catch and enclose the last survivors of the vaquita porpoise species captured a calf but released it because it was too young to survive without its mother. more »»

Hurricanes, earthquakes estimated to cost insurers $95B

October 20, 2017

GENEVA (AP) — Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as two recent earthquakes in Mexico likely cost the insurance industry about $95 billion, said Swiss Re, one of the world's biggest... more »»

Syrian refugee detained in Greece on terror charge

October 20, 2017

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A Syrian refugee has been arrested in northern Greece on terrorism-related charges following a review of his asylum application, police said Friday. more »»

 
 
 

 

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