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Syria rebel factions to attend Russia, Turkey-backed talks

January 16, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — Representatives of some Syrian rebel groups said Monday they will attend talks sponsored by Russia and Turkey scheduled later this month, despite mounting violations of a cease-fire... more »»

Mexican resort shooting kills 5, panics festival-goers

January 16, 2017

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Gunfire broke out at a crowded beachfront nightclub throbbing with electronic music on Monday, leaving five people dead and setting off a bloody stampede by screaming... more »»

Knights of Malta seek to discredit pope's probe of ouster

January 16, 2017

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the embattled Knights of Malta is seeking to discredit a Vatican investigation into the removal of a top official over a condom scandal, insisting that he followed... more »»

Northern Ireland unity government crumbles, faces March vote

January 16, 2017

DUBLIN (AP) — Northern Ireland's shattered unity government will be dissolved next week to make way for an early election demanded by the coalition's main Irish Catholic party, the secretary of... more »»

UN report says numerous abuses have occurred in South Sudan

January 16, 2017

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudanese government and opposition soldiers "blatantly ignored" international law during clashes in July that killed hundreds of people, according to a United Nations... more »»

Defiant EU nations ready themselves for Trump presidency

January 16, 2017

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations bracing for the looming Donald Trump presidency showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect's stinging comments on everything from NATO and... more »»

Bahrain bans paper from publishing online after protests

January 16, 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahraini authorities ordered an independent newspaper to stop publishing online Monday and said a city hall was set ablaze during clashes between opposition... more »»

Blast targeting police in southeast Turkey kills 4 officers

January 16, 2017

ISTANBUL (AP) — A roadside bomb in a pre-dominantly Kurdish city in southeast Turkey on Monday killed four policemen and wounded two others, according to the state-run news agency. more »»

Top UN official: 10,000 civilians killed in Yemen conflict

January 16, 2017

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The United Nations' humanitarian aid official in Yemen said Monday that the civilian death toll in the nearly two-year conflict has reached 10,000, with 40,000 others wounded. more »»

Northern Ireland govt falls, territory faces March 2 vote

January 16, 2017

DUBLIN (AP) — Britain's Cabinet minister for Northern Ireland says the territory's unraveling unity government must be dissolved and an early election will be held on March 2. more »»

Ethics watchdog investigating Canadian PM's vacation

January 16, 2017

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada's ethics commissioner said Monday she is launching an investigation into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent family holiday at the Aga Khan's private island in th... more »»

Police: 5 killed in shooting at nightclub at Mexican resort

January 16, 2017

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — A shooting attack at an electronic music festival in Mexico's Caribbean coast resort of Playa del Carmen on Monday left five people dead, including two Canadians, an Italian... more »»

UK to close Halley Research Station in Antarctica for winter

January 16, 2017

LONDON (AP) — British scientists have decided to close the Halley VI Research Station in Antarctica for the winter amid concerns about safety. more »»

Impish, boyish looks permeate Milan's menswear runways

January 16, 2017

MILAN (AP) — Impish, boyish looks are permeating the Milan menswear runway this season, and the mood seems to be a search for a simpler past. more »»

EU eyes UN-backed Syria conference in Brussels in April

January 16, 2017

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union wants to host a conference on the future of Syria this spring and is hoping that it can focus on rebuilding the war-torn country. more »»

Report: Trucking firms using gadgets to cheat on emissions

January 16, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — German public broadcaster ZDF reports that trucking companies in Europe may be using electronic equipment to commit large-scale emissions fraud. more »»

Head of Poland's ruling party to reprimand Germany's Merkel

January 16, 2017

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's most powerful politician said Monday that he would tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel during an upcoming visit that she has some responsibility for what he sees a... more »»

EU opposes shift of US Embassy site in Israel

January 16, 2017

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers on Monday opposed any plan by President-elect Donald Trump to move the U.S. more »»

Piccadilly Circus signboard goes dark for digital overhaul

January 16, 2017

LONDON (AP) — The lights have gone out at Piccadilly Circus.

The famous electronic advertising signboard in central London went dark Monday for several months of renovation. more »»

Obama issues warning on 1st anniversary of Iran nuclear deal

January 16, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is marking the first anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal by warning the Trump administration that the accord can't easily be undone and is preferable to... more »»

 
 
 

 

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