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China's Xi says coronavirus outbreak must be taken seriously

January 20, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that it's “extremely crucial” to take every possible measure to combat a new coronavirus that has infected more than 200 people in the... more »»

Bangladesh court sentences 5 ex-cops to death for killing

January 20, 2020

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladesh court sentenced five former police officials to death Monday for opening fire on a motorcade of then opposition leader Sheikh Hasina 31 years ago, killing 24... more »»

Experts say Vincent van Gogh self-portrait is genuine

January 20, 2020

AMSTERDAM (AP) — After years of doubts about its authenticity, experts in Amsterdam have confirmed that a Vincent van Gogh self-portrait was indeed painted by the Dutch master as he recovered in ... more »»

Heating pipe bursts in Russian hotel, boiling water kills 5

January 20, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — A heating pipe burst Monday in small Russian hotel, flooding rooms with boiling water that killed five people and left six others injured in the city of Perm, emergency officials... more »»

Britain's EU Journey: When Churchill urged European unity

January 20, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. more »»

Abe says new unit will defend Japan from space tech threats

January 20, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister said Monday that his country will form a space defense unit to protect itself from potential threats as rivals develop missiles and other technology and the ne... more »»

Cases of new viral pneumonia in China surpass 200

January 20, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China reported a sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new coronavirus on Monday, including the first cases in the capital. more »»

US envoy say it's his mustache; South Koreans say otherwise

January 20, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to South Korea has some unusual explanations for the harsh criticism he's faced in his host country. more »»

Unhealthy levels of smog choke Thai capital for over a week

January 20, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Unhealthy levels of smog have choked Bangkok for more than a week, as the Thai capital's residents fume over the ineffectiveness of government measures to combat the problem. more »»

France's Macron makes big push for more foreign investment

January 20, 2020

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting 180 international business leaders at the Palace of Versailles in a bid to promote France’s economic attractiveness despite over six weeks... more »»

Huawei exec's extradition hearing begins in Canada

January 20, 2020

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei begins Monday in a Vancouver courtroom, a case that has... more »»

10 years after Vatican takeover, Legion in new abuse crisis

January 20, 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The administrator of the elite Catholic school in Cancun, Mexico, used to take the girls out of class and send them to the chapel, where the priest from the Legion of Christ... more »»

China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing

January 20, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China reported Monday a sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new coronavirus, including the first cases in the capital. more »»

Migrants marooned in Guatemala plan surge into Mexico

January 20, 2020

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — Denis Contreras, a Honduran making a second try at reaching the U.S. more »»

Malaysia sends back trash, says won't be world's waste bin

January 20, 2020

PENANG, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mainly rich countries since the third quarter last year, with the environment minster warning on Monday that... more »»

Philippines looks for safer homes for volcano residents

January 20, 2020

TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government will no longer allow people to live on the crater-studded island that's home to the erupting Taal volcano, with officials warning that livin... more »»

Prince Harry: 'No other option' but to cut royal ties

January 20, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry said Sunday that he felt “great sadness” but found “no other option” to cutting almost all of his and his wife Meghan’s royal ties in the hopes of achieving a more... more »»

Thousands camp in Guatemala as Mexico blocks migrant path

January 19, 2020

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — The bridge spanning the Suchiate River between Mexico and Guatemala was open again for business Sunday, but few migrants crossed after a failed attempt by thousands o... more »»

Violence escalates in Beirut as protesters clash with police

January 19, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — Security forces fired tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets in clashes Sunday with hundreds of anti-government protesters outside Lebanon's Parliament, as violence continued to... more »»

At least 75 flee from Paraguay prison; many from Brazil gang

January 19, 2020

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — At least 75 inmates, many of them members of a notorious Brazilian gang, escaped from a Paraguayan prison in a border town on Sunday, according to authorities who said... more »»

 
 
 

 

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