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Social media under microscope in emotive Irish abortion vote

May 21, 2018

DUBLIN (AP) — In homes and pubs, on leaflets and lampposts, debate is raging in Ireland over whether to lift the country's decades-old ban on abortion. more »»

Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China

May 21, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his administration's temporary truce with China on trade, even as his Treasury secretary and China struck a note of caution on the latest... more »»

4 charged in Greece over attack on Thessaloniki mayor

May 21, 2018

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities charged four men Monday over a weekend mob attack on the 75-year-old mayor of the country's second-largest city, carried out in an apparent venting o... more »»

LGBT community cheers pope's 'God made you like this' remark

May 21, 2018

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' reported comments to a gay man that "God made you like this" have been embraced by the LGBT community as another sign of Francis' desire to make gay people feel... more »»

Syria says capital is free of militants after defeat of IS

May 21, 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's military said Monday it has retaken the last neighborhoods in southern Damascus held by the Islamic State group and declared the Syrian capital and its surroundings... more »»

The Latest: Syrian military declares victory in capital

May 21, 2018

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

4 p.m. more »»

Syrian government captures most of IS-held area in Damascus

May 21, 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces on Monday captured most of a key neighborhood in southern Damascus held by the Islamic State group, hours after resuming their offensive against the... more »»

Nurse dead in Congo as Ebola vaccination campaign starts

May 21, 2018

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the rural northwestern town where the outbreak began, as the country Monday begins a vaccination campaign in three health zones... more »»

Meghan offers insight into her new role as Duchess of Sussex

May 21, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Meghan Markle has offered a glimpse of how she sees her new role as the Duchess of Sussex in two new pages posted on the royal website hours after the former actress married... more »»

In North Korea nuke site closure, spectacle trumps substance

May 21, 2018

TOKYO (AP) — Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country's Punggye-ri nuclear test site in a much-touted... more »»

2 men arrested 30 years after German teen death in N Ireland

May 21, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland have arrested two men in the death of a German backpacker 30 years ago, after much-publicized appeals on the anniversary of the teenager's death yielded a... more »»

Paraguay opens embassy in Jerusalem, after US and Guatemala

May 21, 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — Paraguay opened its new embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, following in the footsteps of the United States and Guatemal. more »»

Syrian government resumes anti-IS offensive in Damascus

May 21, 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces on Monday resumed their offensive against the Islamic State group in the south of Damascus, after evacuating a group of civilians from the area, Syrian stat... more »»

Verdict to be delivered in family ax murder trial

May 21, 2018

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A South African man accused of murdering three members of his family with an ax arrived in court on Monday morning to hear the verdict in his case. more »»

Zuckerberg meeting with EU parliament leaders to be webcast

May 21, 2018

BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to have his meeting Tuesday with the leaders of the European parliament about data privacy be broadcast publicly through web streaming. more »»

Bernard Lewis, prolific Mideast scholar, dies at 101

May 21, 2018

Bernard Lewis, a prolific Middle East scholar whose insights on Islam illuminated debates on the region's conflicts, has died. He was 101. more »»

Abbas, 83-year-old Palestinian leader, still in hospital

May 21, 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian president's condition has seen a "clear improvement" after he was taken to hospital with a fever, an Arab lawmaker in Israel's parliament with close ties to... more »»

Moon enters talks with Trump with driver's seat at stake

May 21, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For a few months, everything seemed to be clicking for South Korean President Moon Jae-in as he pieced together crucial nuclear negotiations between the U.S. more »»

Maduro wins Venezuela election challengers call illegitimate

May 21, 2018

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that... more »»

Portuguese director drops out of Israel festival over Gaza

May 21, 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Portuguese theater director has cancelled his attendance at a major cultural festival opening in Jerusalem this week over Israel's treatment of the Palestinians. more »»

 
 

 

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