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Diplomats to Lebanon: Expect no aid before government formed

December 11, 2019

PARIS (AP) — Lebanon cannot expect to receive international aid for its battered economy until a new government undertakes serious reforms, diplomats decided at a closed-door meeting in Paris on... more »»

Niger army spokesman: Jihadist attack kills 71 soldiers

December 11, 2019

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — About 100 Islamic militants ambushed an army camp in western Niger, a military spokesman said late Wednesday, killing at least 71 soldiers in the deadliest attack on the West... more »»

Protesters vent their anger as UN climate talks stutter

December 11, 2019

MADRID (AP) — With less than 72 hours left to reach a deal on key measures in the fight against global warming, major countries at a U.N. more »»

Thunberg 'a bit surprised' to be Time Person of the Year

December 11, 2019

MADRID (AP) — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she was surprised and honored Wednesday to be named Time’s youngest Person of the Year, while adding that others in the global movement... more »»

Move aside Apple: Aramco now most valuable public company

December 11, 2019

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabian oil company Aramco surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable public company Wednesday when its shares made their debut on the Saudi stock exchange ,... more »»

Leaders scramble for final votes as UK's ugly election ends

December 11, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s election has been like the country’s late-autumn weather: chilly and dull, with blustery outbursts. more »»

Saudi stock offering creates world's most valuable company

December 11, 2019

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabian oil company Aramco surpassed Apple to become the world's most valuable company Wednesday, when its shares jumped 10% in a stock market debut that's part... more »»

India's Parliament passes contentious citizenship bill

December 11, 2019

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian lawmakers approved legislation on Wednesday granting citizenship to non-Muslims who migrated illegally from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. more »»

Thunberg 'a bit surprised' to be Time 'Person of the Year'

December 11, 2019

MADRID (AP) — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she was surprised and honored Wednesday to learn she had been named Time’s youngest “Person of the Year,” saying the accolade deserved t... more »»

EU to offer billions to help poorer EU nations cut emissions

December 11, 2019

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen wants to put up 100 billion euros ($130 billion) to help EU nations that still heavily rely on fossil fuels to transition to lower emissions. more »»

Nobel laureate Suu Kyi defends Myanmar army in genocide case

December 11, 2019

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize winner and former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi denied Wednesday that Myanmar's armed forces committed genocide, telling the United Nation's... more »»

Nobel winner Handke not welcome in Sarajevo and Kosovo

December 11, 2019

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Nobel Literature Prize laureate Peter Handke was on Wednesday proclaimed persona non-grata in the Bosnian capital and in Kosovo for his apologist views toward... more »»

Undecided voters are key target on eve of British election

December 11, 2019

LONDON (AP) — British political leaders zigzagged across the country Wednesday on the eve of the country's national election in a last-ditch push to win over millions of undecided voters who coul... more »»

US hits Iran with new sanctions, hopes for prisoner dialogue

December 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday hit Iran with new sanctions that target several transportation firms as it continues its “maximum pressure campaign" against the Islamic... more »»

Greta Thunberg is “a bit surprised” to be named Time's Person of the Year, dedicates honor to young climate activists

December 11, 2019

MADRID (AP) — Greta Thunberg is “a bit surprised” to be named Time's Person of the Year, dedicates honor to young climate activists. more »»

French government raises retirement age as strikes grind on

December 11, 2019

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister said Wednesday the full retirement age will be increased for the country's youngest, but offered concessions in an ill-fated effort to calm a nationwide... more »»

Thunberg accuses leaders of 'creative PR' at climate talks

December 11, 2019

MADRID (AP) — Activist Greta Thunberg accused governments and businesses of misleading the public by holding climate talks that are not achieving real action against what she called the world's... more »»

Spain: Firefighters make headway to extinguish factory fire

December 11, 2019

MADRID (AP) —

Spanish emergency services said Wednesday that firefighters were making headway in extinguishing a fire that destroyed a chemical plant in a northeastern town, and that... more »»

Bougainville votes for independence from Papua New Guinea

December 11, 2019

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The South Pacific region of Bougainville voted overwhelmingly to become the world’s newest nation by gaining independence from Papua New Guinea, results showed Wednesday. more »»

Germany rejects Putin claim on Berlin slaying victim

December 11, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Wednesday rejected an assertion by Russian President Vladimir Putin that it failed to comply with requests from Moscow to extradite a Georgian man who was killed in Berli... more »»

 
 
 

 

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