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Tens of thousands flood Hong Kong park for new rally

August 18, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-ready protesters Sunday as they started marching from a packed park in central Hong Kong, where mass pro-democracy demonstrations... more »»

Hong Kong protester organizer hopes for peace at new rally

August 18, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people streamed into a park in central Hong Kong on Sunday for what organizers hope will be a peaceful demonstration for democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese... more »»

Afghan officials: Suicide attack at wedding hall kills 63

August 18, 2019

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll from a late-night suicide bombing at a crowded wedding party in the Afghan capital rose to at least 63 on Sunday, including women and children, officials... more »»

French police suicide rate climbs, French govt is flummoxed

August 18, 2019

PARIS (AP) — Three riot police officers, a police commander, a police academy teacher — all are among eight French police officers who have killed themselves recently. more »»

The Latest: Witness says children killed in Kabul blast

August 18, 2019

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The latest on a suicide bombing inside a crowded wedding hall in Afghanistan's capital (all times local):

2:45 a.m. more »»

China condemns US lawmakers' support for Hong Kong protests

August 18, 2019

BEIJING (AP) — A spokesman for China's ceremonial legislature has condemned statements from U.S. lawmakers supportive of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement. more »»

Dozens dead or hurt in wedding party blast in Afghan capital

August 17, 2019

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide-bomb blast ripped through a wedding party on a busy Saturday night in Afghanistan's capital and dozens of people were killed or wounded, a government official... more »»

The Latest: Witness says children killed in Kabul blast

August 17, 2019

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The latest on a suicide bombing inside a crowded wedding hall in Afghanistan's capital (all times local):

2:45 a.m. more »»

House speaker as US emissary: Pelosi emerges as force abroad

August 17, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's an American leader whose words resonate on the global stage. Who draws attention in foreign capitals. Who carries a message from the United States by simply arriving. more »»

Italy's Salvini agrees to let 27 minors off migrant ship

August 17, 2019

ROME (AP) — Italy's hard-line interior minister buckled under pressure Saturday and agreed to let 27 unaccompanied minors leave a migrant rescue ship after two weeks at sea, temporarily easing a... more »»

Yemen rebel drone attack targets remote Saudi oil field

August 17, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Drones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside Saudi Arabia's sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom... more »»

Sudanese protesters sign final power-sharing deal with army

August 17, 2019

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy movement and ruling military council signed a final power-sharing agreement Saturday at a ceremony in the capital, Khartoum, after weeks of tortuous negotiations. more »»

'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' animator Richard Williams has died

August 17, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Richard Williams, a Canadian-British animator whose work on the bouncing cartoon bunny in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" helped blur the boundaries between the animated world and our own... more »»

Iranian tanker to leave Gibraltar soon despite US pressure

August 17, 2019

GIBRALTAR (AP) — The shipping agent for an Iranian supertanker caught in a diplomatic standoff says the vessel is ready to depart Gibraltar on Sunday or Monday, as the U.S. more »»

EU Commission chief to have emergency gallbladder operation

August 17, 2019

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has had to cut short his summer holiday and be rushed to his home nation of Luxembourg where he will undergo an emergency... more »»

Hong Kong's divide: Protests for democracy, rally for China

August 17, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters marched on one side of Hong Kong's famous harbor on Saturday to demand the government heed their demands. more »»

Rally, pickets call for fair Moscow elections

August 17, 2019

MOSCOW (AP) — About 4,000 people have held a rally in Moscow to demand fairness in upcoming city council elections, and solo pickets protesting the exclusion of some opposition and independent... more »»

From tusks to tails, nations eye trade in endangered species

August 17, 2019

GENEVA (AP) — From guitars to traditional medicines and from tusk to tail, mankind's exploitation of the planet's fauna and flora is putting some of them at risk of extinction. more »»

Hong Kong's divide: 1 protest for democracy, 1 for China

August 17, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters marched on one side of Hong Kong's famous harbor on Saturday to demand the government heed their demands. more »»

Indian authorities begin easing clampdown in Kashmir

August 17, 2019

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir began restoring landline phone services on Saturday after a nearly two-week security crackdown and news blackout following a decision t... more »»

 
 
 

 

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