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Pressure builds to get civilians out of last IS-held enclave

February 19, 2019

AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria (AP) — Dozens of trucks arrived Tuesday at the outskirts of a besieged enclave held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, signaling renewed efforts to evacuat... more »»

New legislation bans Russian soldiers from using smartphones

February 19, 2019

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers have approved a bill prohibiting military personnel from using smartphones on duty, a move intended to stop sensitive information from appearing on social media. more »»

The Latest: French rally to say 'No' to anti-Semitism

February 19, 2019

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on events condemning anti-Semitism in France(all times local):

8:40 p.m. more »»

EU official criticizes Hungary PM Orban for campaign posters

February 19, 2019

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official criticized Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday for election campaign posters alleging that EU headquarters has purposely weakened the... more »»

Designer Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel's global icon, dies in Paris

February 19, 2019

PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic couturier whose designs at Chanel and Fendi had an unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industry, died Tuesday in Paris, prompting an outpouring of... more »»

Nobel laureates, advocates to advise G-7 on women's rights

February 19, 2019

PARIS (AP) — Human rights advocates met Tuesday in Paris to discuss potential strategies leading industrial nations could employ to reduce violence and discrimination against women. more »»

The Latest: Casino company to complete Macau Lagerfeld hotel

February 19, 2019

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (all times local):

7 p.m. more »»

EU, UK to have more Brexit talks but key disagreement intact

February 19, 2019

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday warned British Prime Minister Theresa May that her trip to EU headquarters to seek an elusive breakthrough in Brexit negotiations stands no chance of... more »»

Efforts to evacuate civilians from IS area in Syria resume

February 19, 2019

AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria (AP) — Dozens of trucks arrived Tuesday at the outskirts of a besieged enclave held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, signaling renewed efforts to evacuat... more »»

The Latest: Fendi: Lagerfeld changed 'essence of fur'

February 19, 2019

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (all times local):

5:45 p.m. more »»

EU gets heavy-duty on pollution: 1st standards for trucks

February 19, 2019

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday reached a tentative agreement on the first specific EU standards for trucks, seeking to get polluting CO2 levels down. more »»

Israel hosts east European leaders after summit scrapped

February 19, 2019

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosted his Czech, Slovakian and Hungarian counterparts Tuesday in a series of sit-downs that replaced a high-profile summit in Jerusalem... more »»

Tech could unite Europe's populists ahead of EU vote in May

February 19, 2019

PARIS (AP) — The web platform was named for a revered French populist philosopher and created by an Italian internet entrepreneur to transform common grievances into proposals and activists into... more »»

Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died

February 19, 2019

PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel's iconic couturier whose designs had an unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industry, died Tuesday in Paris, prompting an outpouring of love and... more »»

Efforts aimed at evacuating civilians from IS area in Syria

February 19, 2019

AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria (AP) — A spokesman for a U.S. more »»

Honda to shut plant in Brexit-shaken Britain

February 19, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Japanese carmaker Honda plans to close its car factory in western England in 2021, a fresh blow to the British economy as it struggles with the uncertainty associated with leaving... more »»

Nigeria's opposition urges military to stay away from vote

February 19, 2019

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's top opposition candidate urged the military not to be involved in the upcoming presidential election, saying the army "has no role to play in the conduct" of the... more »»

French rally against anti-Semitism; Macron visits cemetery

February 19, 2019

PARIS (AP) — French residents and public officials from across the political spectrum geared up Tuesday for nationwide rallies against anti-Semitism following a series of anti-Semitic acts,... more »»

Dog shoots man: German court rules owner not fit for license

February 19, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that a dog owner isn't fit to carry a firearms license after his dog shot him with a rifle. more »»

Religious orders apologize for sex abuse inaction, cover-ups

February 19, 2019

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic religious orders from around the world apologized Tuesday for having failed to respond when their priests raped children, acknowledging that their family-like... more »»

 
 
 

 

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