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Shelling kills 2 in Aleppo as Assad supporters celebrate

January 19, 2017

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Rebel shells slammed into the northern Syrian city of Aleppo Thursday, killing two people as thousands of government supporters gathered in a main square nearby to celebrate... more »»

Gambia president-elect plans inauguration in Senegal

January 19, 2017

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's president-elect said Thursday he will be sworn into office at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal, while longtime leader Yahya Jammeh remained at his officia... more »»

Theresa May seeks to convince business of a 'global Britain'

January 19, 2017

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to convince business leaders Thursday that the country remains committed to free trade and globalization despite last year's... more »»

Winged bull, drone-topped ice cream up for Trafalgar Sq spot

January 19, 2017

LONDON (AP) — A recreation of an ancient sculpture destroyed by the Islamic State group is among finalists for a place amid the tourists and statues in London's Trafalgar Square. more »»

Czechs a step away from smoking ban in bars, restaurants

January 19, 2017

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic is one step away from losing its status of one of the last havens for tobacco smokers in Europe. more »»

Ex-VW CEO Winterkorn denies knowing early about cheating

January 19, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn denied having had early knowledge of the company's cheating on diesel emissions as he testified Thursday to a German parliamentary inquiry,... more »»

Heavy vehicles try to reach buried hotel where 30 missing

January 19, 2017

PENNE, Italy (AP) — Rescue workers on skis reached a four-star spa hotel buried by an avalanche in earthquake-stricken central Italy Thursday, reporting no sign of life in the building even thoug... more »»

New Bulgarian president takes oath of office

January 19, 2017

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria's new president, Rumen Radev, took his oath of office Thursday, preparing the way for him to formally take over the post from Rosen Plevneliev on Sunday. more »»

Collapse of burning Tehran high-rise kills 30 firefighters

January 19, 2017

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by fire collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring some 75 people, state media reported. more »»

European nationalists find common ground _ for now

January 19, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — They are the would-be Donald Trumps of Europe and they are coming together in a bid to gain influence in some of the continent's most powerful nations. more »»

S. Koreans' ties with Samsung are lifelong, often conflicted

January 19, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The family smartphones? An assortment of Samsung Galaxies. more »»

The Latest: Italian premier urges redoubling of efforts

January 19, 2017

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the avalanche that buried a hotel in central Italy (all times local):

1:15 p.m. more »»

Spanish tourist towns post 1st snowfalls in decades

January 19, 2017

MADRID (AP) — Officials have placed more than half of Spain's 50 provinces under alert for heavy snow and sleet storms, with southern tourist towns reporting their first snowfalls in decades. more »»

30 missing in central Italy avalanche that buries hotel

January 19, 2017

MILAN (AP) — Rescue workers were met with an eerie silence Thursday when they reached a four-star spa hotel struck by an avalanche in a mountainous earthquake-stricken region of central Italy. more »»

German parliament pays tribute to market attack victims

January 19, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's parliament has paid tribute to the 12 people killed in the truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin a month ago. more »»

Were opportunities for clues from MH370 debris missed?

January 19, 2017

SYDNEY (AP) — Three nations shelled out around $160 million and years' worth of work on the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The result: No plane. more »»

Mexico youth shoots teacher, classmates, then kills himself

January 19, 2017

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A 15-year-old student opened fire with a gun at a private school in this northern Mexico city Wednesday, hitting a teacher and two other students in the head before... more »»

No word from Jammeh as midnight deadline arrives in Gambia

January 19, 2017

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — After more than two decades in power, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh faced the prospect of a military intervention by regional forces, as the man who once pledged to rule th... more »»

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange retreats from extradition pledge

January 19, 2017

PARIS (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange retreated from his pledge to accept extradition to the U.S. more »»

Colombia ELN rebels agree to free captive, start peace talks

January 19, 2017

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's second-largest rebel group has agreed to free a prominent politician held captive for almost a year, clearing the way for repeatedly postponed peace talks to... more »»

 
 
 

 

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