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African governments urged to spend more on clean water

March 22, 2017

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Nearly a third of people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to safe drinking water, the World Water Council said Wednesday, urging governments to contribute adequate... more »»

Eurozone chief urged to quit for 'liquor and women' quip

March 22, 2017

BRUSSELS (AP) — Portugal led calls on Wednesday for the eurozone's top official to resign for what many saw as derogatory comments about debt-ridden southern nations spending foolishly and relyin... more »»

Over 400 students fall ill of Egypt army's school meals

March 22, 2017

CAIRO (AP) — At least 435 students fell ill of suspected food poisoning in public schools across Egypt on Tuesday and Wednesday after consuming government-issued school meals, health officials... more »»

The Latest: China envoy hails Syria peace talks 'momentum'

March 22, 2017

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

5:50 p.m.

China's envoy for the Syria crisis says the "momentum of peace dialogue will not be stopped" as U.N. more »»

In Europe spat, Turkish president warns Westerners on safety

March 22, 2017

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ramped up his anti-European rhetoric on Wednesday, warning that the safety of Western citizens could be in peril if European nations... more »»

UK says cabin ban on laptops to go into effect Saturday

March 22, 2017

LONDON (AP) — The British Department of Transport says a ban on laptops and tablets being brought into airline cabins on certain flights must be put in place by Saturday. more »»

Int'l court sentences Congo ex-vice president to extra year

March 22, 2017

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A former Congolese vice president was sentenced Wednesday to an extra year in prison and fined 300,000 euros ($324,000) for interfering with witnesses in his trial a... more »»

Lawyer for Russian whistle-blower's family injured in fall

March 22, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — A lawyer hired by the family of Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian whistleblower who died in jail, has been seriously injured in a fall from his Moscow apartment. more »»

Liverpool plans extravaganza for 50 years of 'Sgt. Pepper'

March 22, 2017

LONDON (AP) — It was 50 years ago today — almost — that Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play.

The English city of Liverpool is getting set to celebrate the half-centenary of "Sgt. more »»

Wilders: Dutch coalition talks ignore his 1.3 million voters

March 22, 2017

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders said Wednesday that political parties discussing the makeup of the next Dutch ruling coalition are shutting him out and sidelining 1. more »»

Dozens dead or missing from airstrike in IS-held north Syria

March 22, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists said Wednesday that dozens of people were killed or missing after an airstrike the day before leveled a school near the Islamic State-held city of Raqqa where... more »»

Red Cross appeal seeks funds for 4 countries facing famine

March 22, 2017

GENEVA (AP) — The international Red Cross is appealing for $400 million to help millions of people facing famine or the risk of it in four conflict-ridden countries — Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan... more »»

Not my laptop! Airline passengers hit the device doldrums

March 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — As the indignities of modern air travel go, the latest ban on laptops and tablets on some international flights falls somewhere between having to take off your shoes at the... more »»

German Cabinet OKs plan to annul homosexuality convictions

March 22, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill that would annul the convictions of thousands of gay men under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was applied zealously in... more »»

'Be tender', Belgian king says a year after Brussels attacks

March 22, 2017

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium's King Philippe on Wednesday urged citizens to listen to each other and draw lessons from the "deadly madness" that led three bombers to kill 32 people in the Brussels... more »»

US, South Korea say North Korea's latest missile test fails

March 22, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's latest missile launch ended in failure on Wednesday as the United States sent a supersonic bomber streaking over ally South Korea in a show of force agains... more »»

Belgian king, queen, leaders mark attacks anniversary

March 22, 2017

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian leaders, victims and families of those who died in the March 22 suicide bomb attacks on the Brussels airport and subway marked the anniversary of the assaults which killed... more »»

Australia couple are 1st foreigners to own US radio stations

March 22, 2017

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Australian couple with roots in Alaska has bought more than two dozen radio stations in three states, marking the first time federal regulators have allowed full foreign... more »»

Survey: US high schools seen as easier by exchange students

March 22, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Easier classes, less homework and lots of sports — this is how American high schools are viewed by students from other countries studying in the U.S. more »»

Closer US-Russia ties uncertain as Tillerson plans trip

March 22, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Russia-tinged investigations swirling around his administration, President Donald Trump has yet to fulfill a campaign pledge of closer cooperation with Moscow. more »»

 
 
 

 

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