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12 migrants dead, 21 rescued at sea off western Greece

January 11, 2020

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard said 12 migrants were found dead in the Ionian Sea and 21 others were rescued after their boat took on water and sank Saturday. more »»

Libya's UN-backed leader welcomes cease-fire, doubts rival

January 11, 2020

ROME (AP) — Libya’s U.N. more »»

UK police say it was mistake to call climate group extremist

January 11, 2020

LONDON (AP) — British police say it was an “error of judgment” to include environmental protest group Extinction Rebellion in an official document that listed extremist organizations. more »»

German and Russian leaders discuss Mideast tensions

January 11, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks in Moscow on Saturday to discuss growing tensions in the Middle East and other issues. more »»

French PM open to scrapping raising retirement age to 64

January 11, 2020

The French prime minister informed the unions behind a crippling railway strike over pension reform Saturday that he is open to backing down on one of the most controversial proposals: raising th... more »»

New year, new headache for queen with Harry and Meghan rift

January 11, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II ended 2019 with a public plea for global harmony after a rocky yea. more »»

After 3 years of acrimony, N Ireland has a government again

January 11, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Legislators returned to Northern Ireland’s assembly Saturday for the first time in three years after a deal was struck to restore the divided region’s mothballed power-sharing... more »»

New Oman ruler vows to uphold late sultan's peaceful policy

January 11, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman's new ruler, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, vowed Saturday to uphold his predecessor Sultan Qaboos bin Said's foreign policy approach, which steered the... more »»

Taiwan’s leader reelected as voters back tough China stance

January 11, 2020

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen won a second term in a landslide election victory Saturday, signaling strong support for her tough stance against China. more »»

Oman's new ruler vows to uphold peaceful policy of Qaboos

January 11, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman's new ruler, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, vowed Saturday to uphold his predecessor Sultan Qaboos bin Said's foreign policy approach, which steered the... more »»

12 migrants found dead, 21 rescued at sea off western Greece

January 11, 2020

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard says 12 migrants have been found dead in the Ionian Sea and 21 others have been rescued after their boat took in water and sank. more »»

Fire engulfs nursing home in Croatia, at least 6 dead

January 11, 2020

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A fire engulfed part of a nursing home in northern Croatia early Saturday, killing at least six people, authorities said.

The blaze erupted around 5 a.m. more »»

South African president vows to end widespread power cuts

January 11, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's frequent power cuts and ailing economy have overshadowed the ruling African National Congress party's 108th anniversary festivities. more »»

2 Aussie wildfires merge into inferno; man seriously burned

January 11, 2020

BURRAGATE, Australia (AP) — Two wildfires merged to form a massive inferno in southeastern Australia and a man suffered serious burns protecting a home, in a night of treacherous conditions durin... more »»

Oman names culture minister as successor to Sultan Qaboos

January 11, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman announced Saturday culture minister Haitham bin Tariq Al Said as the new ruler of the Gulf Arab country, ending speculation over the mystery of who would... more »»

Taiwan's independence-leaning president leading vote count

January 11, 2020

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen appeared headed for a landslide victory and a second term on Saturday with more than 70% of precincts reporting election... more »»

Man burned as 2 Aussie wildfires merge into massive inferno

January 11, 2020

BURRAGATE, Australia (AP) — Two wildfires merged to form a massive inferno in southeastern Australia and a man suffered serious burns protecting a home, in a night of treacherous conditions durin... more »»

UK seeks extradition of US woman over teen's death in crash

January 11, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain has sparked a diplomatic standoff with Washington by requesting the extradition of a U.S. woman charged over a road crash that killed a U.K. teenager. more »»

Malta's Labor Party picks new chief after reporter's slaying

January 11, 2020

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta’s Labor Party was choosing a new leader Saturday to replace Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, who announced his resignation amid increasing demands at home and abroad for... more »»

Iran's Guard accepts responsibility for plane shootdown

January 11, 2020

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander says his unit accepts “full responsibility” for the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plan. more »»

 
 
 

 

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