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Irish lawmakers meet as wrangling to form government goes on

February 20, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Ireland’s parliament convened Thursday for the first time since an election two weeks ago that left three parties on roughly level pegging, with no easy route to forming a stable... more »»

Putin hails US for helping prevent terror attack in Russia

February 20, 2020

Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Thursday hailed the FBI for sharing information that helped thwart a terror attack by adherents of the Islamic State group in St. more »»

1 trillion euros: EU leaders get into big fight over budget

February 20, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — Everything is set for the trillion-euro EU summit to be bruising, long, and, very likely, inconclusive. more »»

South Sudan rival leaders agree to form coalition government

February 20, 2020

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan’s rival leaders on Thursday announced they have agreed to form a coalition government just two days before the deadline, a breakthrough after months of delays... more »»

Venezuelan police search home of detained uncle of Guaidó

February 20, 2020

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó said military police raided the home of his uncle early Thursday, a week after the relative was arrested on his return with... more »»

Vatican sees intense interest in opening of Pius XII archive

February 20, 2020

VATICAN CITY (AP) — More than 150 historians and researchers have signed up to access the soon-to-open Vatican archives of Pope Pius XII, evidence of the intense scholarly interest into the World... more »»

German gunman calling for genocide kills 9 people

February 20, 2020

HANAU, Germany (AP) — A 43-year-old German man who posted a manifesto calling for the “complete extermination” of many “races or cultures in our midst” shot and killed nine people of foreign... more »»

Weather and protests hamper Ukraine quarantine efforts

February 20, 2020

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's effort to evacuate more than 70 people from China over the outbreak of a new virus faced setbacks Thursday as weather conditions delayed the return of the evacuees... more »»

Police: Lesotho's prime minister to be charged with murder

February 20, 2020

MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane will be charged with the June 2017 killing of his estranged wife, Lipolelo, a top police official said Thursday, and the prime... more »»

New threats emerge in outbreak while China voices optimism

February 20, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese health officials expressed new optimism Thursday over a deadly virus outbreak while authorities in South Korea’s fourth-largest city urged residents to hunker down as... more »»

1 trillion euros: causing a big, long fight at EU summit

February 20, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — Everything is set for a trillion-euro EU summit to be bruising, long, and, very likely, inconclusive. more »»

Bosnian Serb leader calls for dissolution of Bosnia

February 20, 2020

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Bosnian Serb leader on Thursday renewed calls for Bosnia’s dissolution and pledged to block decision-making in the country’s institutions, a move slammed b... more »»

ASEAN diplomats praise China's handling of virus outbreak

February 20, 2020

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Southeast Asia’s top diplomats praised China's handling of the virus outbreak and pledged Thursday to help fight the disease that emerged in a central Chinese city and... more »»

Israeli PM's rival denies wrongdoing amid probe reports

February 20, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz denied wrongdoing on Thursday after media reports said an investigation would be launched into an allegedly shady deal between a company he... more »»

9 killed in suspected far-right attack in Germany

February 20, 2020

HANAU, Germany (AP) — A 43-year-old German man shot and killed nine people at several locations in a Frankfurt suburb in attacks that appeared to have been motivated by far-right beliefs,... more »»

S. Korea reports 1st virus death; 2.5M urged to stay home

February 20, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported its first death from the new virus on Thursday while the mayor of a southeastern city urged its 2. more »»

Looted 18th century crown returned to Ethiopia after decades

February 20, 2020

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A rare and looted crown from the 18th century was returned to Ethiopia on Thursday after it was discovered in the Netherlands two decades ago. more »»

New Chinese virus cases decline, but method revised again

February 20, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — New virus cases in China have again declined, up just 394, after authorities on Thursday again changed how they count new daily infections. more »»

German security official says suspect in mass shooting appeared to have a far-right motive

February 20, 2020

HANAU, Germany (AP) — German security official says suspect in mass shooting appeared to have a far-right motive. more »»

S Korea reports 1st virus death as 2.5M urged to stay home

February 20, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Yonhap news agency says South Korea has reported its first death from a new coronavirus. more »»

 
 
 

 

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