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Annan leaves legacy of fighting for equality and rights

August 19, 2018

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kofi Annan left the United Nations far more committed than it had been to combating poverty, promoting equality and fighting for human rights — and until his death Saturday... more »»

Cyprus extradites Egyptian hijacker who dropped legal fight

August 19, 2018

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An Egyptian man who hijacked a domestic EgyptAir flight in 2016 and ordered it to land in Cyprus has been extradited to his homeland after giving up a drawn-out legal fight... more »»

800,000 displaced in flooding in southern Indian state

August 19, 2018

CHENGANNUR, India (AP) — Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India's Kerala state, as authorities rushed to bring drinkin... more »»

Indonesian island hit by another quake, causing landslides

August 19, 2018

SEMBALUN, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, causing landslides on Mount Rinjani and damaging buildings, as it tries to recover from a temblor... more »»

Renewable resort: Greek island to run on wind, solar power

August 19, 2018

TILOS, Greece (AP) — When the blades of its 800-kilowatt wind turbine start turning, the small Greek island of Tilos will become the first in the Mediterranean to run exclusively on wind and sola... more »»

German prosecutors probe Yazidi woman's claim about IS man

August 19, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Saturday they are taking seriously a Yazidi refugee's claim that she ran into her former Islamic State captor twice in Germany, but say they need more... more »»

Over 2 million Muslims begin annual hajj pilgrimage

August 19, 2018

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — More than 2 million Muslims began the annual hajj pilgrimage Sunday in Saudi Arabia, circling the cube-shaped Kaaba from first light in Mecca that Islam's faithful face... more »»

The Latest: US's Pompeo sends condolences over Annan's death

August 19, 2018

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the death of former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan (all times local)

3 a.m.

U.S. more »»

Thousands stranded as floods submerge southern Indian state

August 19, 2018

TRIVANDRUM, India (AP) — Thousands of stranded people were waiting to be rescued and officials pleaded for more help from relentless monsoon floods that have partially submerged the southern... more »»

Annan's legacy of fighting for equality and rights lives on

August 18, 2018

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kofi Annan left the United Nations far more committed than it had been to combating poverty, promoting equality and fighting for human rights — and until his death Saturday... more »»

Suspect in UK Parliament crash charged with attempted murder

August 18, 2018

LONDON (AP) — A driver whose car collided with several people before crashing outside Britain's Parliament has been charged with attempted murder, police in London said Saturday

The... more »»

Global reactions to death of former UN chief Kofi Annan

August 18, 2018

GENEVA (AP) — Reactions to the death of Kofi Annan, the first black African to become U.N. more »»

Italy's leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 43

August 18, 2018

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Italy's president demanded guarantees Saturday that all the nation's roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he hugged and comforted mourners at a... more »»

The Latest: Global tributes continue for Kofi Annan

August 18, 2018

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the death of former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan (all times local):

8:20 p.m. more »»

Putin dances at Austrian wedding; talks with Merkel on Syria

August 18, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin made a flying visit to Austria to attend the wedding of the country's foreign minister Saturday before heading to Berlin for talks with German... more »»

Ghana mourns Annan, grandson of tribal chiefs to UN chief

August 18, 2018

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Streets were hushed as the West African nation of Ghana on Saturday mourned Kofi Annan, the grandson of tribal chiefs who became the first black African to assume the world's... more »»

The Latest: Romanian trucker is Genoa bridge's 43rd victim

August 18, 2018

GENOA, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the Italy bridge collapse (all times local):

6:55 p.. more »»

British, Ukrainian paragliders are killed in Macedonia

August 18, 2018

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian authorities say two paragliders have died in central Macedonia when their parachutes collided in the air. more »»

Hundreds of neo-Nazis march in Berlin, protected by police

August 18, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of neo-Nazis waving flags with the colors of the German Reich are marching through central Berlin, protected from counter-protesters by police in riot gear. more »»

The Latest: Company: We can build new bridge in 8 months

August 18, 2018

GENOA, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the Italy bridge collapse (all times local):

5:50 p.m. more »»

 
 

 

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