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Pakistan's army strips ex-spy chief of pension over book

February 22, 2019

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army has stripped a former spy chief of his pension and other benefits over a book he co-authored with his former Indian counterpart.

Maj. Gen. more »»

Hundreds of students march in Paris for climate action

February 22, 2019

PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of French students have taken to the streets of Paris to call for more action to fight climate change, one day after a similar march in Brussels. more »»

Pakistan re-imposes ban on US-wanted suspect's charities

February 22, 2019

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan re-imposed a ban on two charities run by a U.S.-designated terrorist blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, officials said Frida. more »»

Church of England says Sunday services no longer mandatory

February 22, 2019

LONDON (AP) — The Church of England has acknowledged the reality of shrinking congregations and overworked priests and lifted a 400-year-old rule requiring that all churches hold services every... more »»

Fly-past honors WWII airmen who died saving UK children

February 22, 2019

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — U.S. more »»

China bars millions from travel for 'social credit' offenses

February 22, 2019

BEIJING (AP) — Forgot to pay a fine in China? Then forget about buying an airline ticket.

Would-be air travelers were blocked from buying tickets 17. more »»

Swede gets 4 ½ years in prison for royal jewels heist

February 22, 2019

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 22-year-old Swede was sentenced Friday to four and a half years in prison after he was convicted of stealing 17th-century Swedish royal treasures estimated to be wort... more »»

Spanish court probes woman's death after Michelin meal

February 22, 2019

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish magistrate has opened an investigation into whether there is a link between the death of a woman and a meal she ate at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Valencia where... more »»

More civilians leave last IS-held pocket in eastern Syria

February 22, 2019

OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Small trucks carrying disheveled men, women and children left the Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in eastern Syria in an escorted convoy on Friday,... more »»

Russian court extends detention for alleged American spy

February 22, 2019

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Friday extended the detention for the American arrested at the end of December for alleged spying.

Paul Whelan, a former U.. more »»

Vatican sex abuse summit seeks new culture of accountability

February 22, 2019

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinals attending Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse called Friday for a new culture of accountability in the Catholic Church to punish bishops and religiou... more »»

Ireland publishes no-deal Brexit bill it hopes it won't need

February 22, 2019

LONDON (AP) — The Irish government published legislation Friday designed to ease the damage if Britain leaves the European Union next month without a Brexit divorce deal — but said it hoped the... more »»

Kenya court postpones ruling on anti-gay laws to May 24

February 22, 2019

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court Friday postponed a ruling on whether to decriminalize same sex relationships, disappointing many in the country's LGBT community. more »»

South Sudan's hunger is growing, despite 5 months of peace

February 22, 2019

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Five months into South Sudan's fragile peace, 1. more »»

Filipino rebel commanders become officials under peace deal

February 22, 2019

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Some of the fiercest Muslim rebel commanders in the southern Philippines were sworn in Friday as administrators of a new Muslim autonomous region in a delicate mileston... more »»

Police investigating negligence in deadly Bangladesh fire

February 22, 2019

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh police said Friday that they were seeking up to a dozen suspects in connection with a fire in the oldest part of the capital and could charge them with... more »»

French bishops agree to compensation for sex abuse victims

February 22, 2019

PARIS (AP) — Still struggling to come to terms with their share of responsibility in the clerical sex abuse scandal rocking the Catholic Church, France's bishops have agreed to award financial... more »»

Nigeria leader says many feared 'the worst' after vote delay

February 22, 2019

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president in a final appeal to the nation before Saturday's election says many "thought the worst might happen" after a surprise week-long delay but he pledges that... more »»

Worry about US-SKorea alliance grows before Trump-Kim summit

February 22, 2019

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As President Donald Trump seeks a nuclear deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week in Vietnam, some in Seoul are wondering if the fate of Washington's... more »»

Vacant UN post has new favorite: the US ambassador to Canada

February 22, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. more »»

 
 
 

 

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