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Deadly Bangladesh fire shows lapses in development

February 22, 2019

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire in Bangladesh that killed at least 67 people in the oldest part of the capital shows the lapses in public safety that still plague the South Asian country despite... more »»

 
 
 
Fendi honors Lagerfeld and fashion's 'longest love story'

February 22, 2019

MILAN (AP) — Fendi paid understated tribute Thursday to Karl Lagerfeld, who died this week and was the Rome-based fashion house's creative director for 54 years. more »»

Venezuela's Maduro closes Brazil border to block aid entry

February 21, 2019

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As a showdown looms over humanitarian aid destined for Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro closed off his country's border with Brazil, vowing on Thursday to block the... more »»

Brigade of volunteers vow to bring aid to Venezuela's needy

February 21, 2019

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As President Nicolas Maduro deploys missiles and infantrymen to Venezuela's borders bracing for what he claims is U.S. more »»

Sanctions could ease with greatly reduced North Korea threat

February 21, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. more »»

UK acknowledges key trade deals won't be ready by Brexit day

February 21, 2019

BRUSSELS (AP) — The British government acknowledged Thursday that trade deals with major countries such as Japan and Turkey will not be in place by the planned Brexit day of March 29, while the... more »»

Top rivals join forces in challenge to Israel's Netanyahu

February 21, 2019

JERUSALEM (AP) — The two main challengers to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined forces Thursday in a united front ahead of April elections, a dramatic move that upended the campaign and... more »»

Searing testimony heard at Vatican sex abuse summit

February 21, 2019

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The day began with an African woman telling an extraordinary gathering of Catholic leaders that her priestly rapist forced her to have three abortions over a dozen years after... more »»

Pacific typhoon expected to lash Guam with gusty wind, rain

February 21, 2019

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A growing typhoon in the Pacific is heading toward the Mariana Islands and could lash Guam with strong winds, rain and surf this weekend.

The U.S. more »»

A global look at the Catholic Church's sex abuse problem

February 21, 2019

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit is meant to call attention to the crisis as a global problem that requires a global response. more »»

German parliament approves compromise in abortion dispute

February 21, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's parliament has approved legislation to loosen, but not scrap, a ban on doctors "advertising" abortion. more »»

Estonians kick off online voting for March election

February 21, 2019

HELSINKI (AP) — Balloting has started for next month's general election in Estonia, an online voting pioneer, amid tight protective measures a day after Microsoft warned that hackers linked to... more »»

Snowman builders aim for big money in video contest

February 21, 2019

MOSCOW (AP) — Building a snowman isn't always just a way to while away a long winter. For some people in Russia and Ukraine, it's a way to possibly earn some significant money. more »»

Slovaks mark anniversary of slayings of journalist, fiancee

February 21, 2019

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Tens of thousands of people are rallying across Slovakia to mark the anniversary of the slayings of an investigative reporter and his fiancee. more »»

Kenya court set to rule on whether to scrap anti-gay laws

February 21, 2019

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Extortion, physical assaults, verbal abuse, denial of state services, forceful evictions, harassment, being disowned by family members. more »»

The Latest: Cardinal condemns how church handles sex abuse

February 21, 2019

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the Vatican's conference on dealing with sex abuse by priests (all times local):

5:45 p.m. more »»

The Latest: Officials try to verify French IS member's death

February 21, 2019

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):

6:30 p.. more »»

US embassy urges Russia to allow visit to jailed US investor

February 21, 2019

MOSCOW (AP) — The United States Embassy in Moscow has called on Russian authorities to allow its staff to visit a U.S. investment fund manager who has been jailed pending a fraud investigation. more »»

Deadly Bangladesh fire shows lapses in development

February 21, 2019

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire in Bangladesh that killed at least 67 people in the oldest part of the capital shows the lapses in public safety that continue to plague the South Asian country... more »»

Fire guts oldest part of Bangladeshi capital, killing dozens

February 21, 2019

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — In the day since a devastating fire erupted in the oldest part of Bangladesh's capital, Awal Hossain has been searching for his younger brother. more »»

 
 
 

 

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