French judge refuses to block Catholic sex scandal movie

French judge refuses to block Catholic sex scandal movie

A French judge has refused to block the release this week in French cinemas of a movie based on a Catholic sex scandal.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 5:33 AM AKST
Venezuela's Maduro to throw concert rivaling Richard Branson

Venezuela's Maduro to throw concert rivaling Richard Branson

Billionaire Richard Branson says that he hopes that the concert he's throwing to rally humanitarian aid for Venezuela will help draw global attention and saves lives by raising funds for "much-needed medical help.".

Monday, February 18th 2019, 8:33 AM AKST
Nadav Lapid's 'Synonyms' wins top prize at Berlin Film Fest

Nadav Lapid's 'Synonyms' wins top prize at Berlin Film Fest

Director Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," a film following a young Israeli man who uproots himself to France, has won the Berlin International Film Festival's top Golden Bear award.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 10:43 AM AKST
Brex-split: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism

Brex-split: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism

Seven British lawmakers say they are quitting the main opposition Labour Party over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 2:03 AM AKST
Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protest

Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protest

Businesses and government offices are slowly reopening in Haiti after more than a week of violent demonstrations.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 8:53 AM AKST
Trump pleads with Venezuela's military to back Guaido

Trump pleads with Venezuela's military to back Guaido

Trump to seek to rally support among the largest Venezuelan community in the U.S. for opposition leader Juan Guaido.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 8:33 AM AKST
Tense standoff spells endgame for IS militants in Syria

Tense standoff spells endgame for IS militants in Syria

More than 300 IS militants holed up in tiny area in eastern Syria refuse to surrender, trying to negotiate an exit.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 1:33 AM AKST
Israeli leaders' Nazi comments derail European summit

Israeli leaders' Nazi comments derail European summit

Poland's prime minister canceled plans for his country to send a delegation to meeting in Jerusalem on Monday after the acting Israeli foreign minister said that Poles "collaborated with the Nazis" and "sucked anti-Semitism from their mothers' milk.".

Monday, February 18th 2019, 2:23 AM AKST
China, Iran meet amid efforts to preserve nuclear deal

China, Iran meet amid efforts to preserve nuclear deal

The foreign ministers of China and Iran are meeting amid efforts to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 10:23 PM AKST
Exposed Chinese database shows depth of surveillance state

Exposed Chinese database shows depth of surveillance state

Exposed Chinese database with names, birthdates, employers and even last places visited shows depth of surveillance state and expanded use of facial recognition.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 10:23 PM AKST
Mexico to close infamous island penal colony, region's last

Mexico to close infamous island penal colony, region's last

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he will close a famed island penal colony off the country's Pacific coast.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 12:13 PM AKST
The Latest: Maduro says Trump sounds almost Nazi-like

The Latest: Maduro says Trump sounds almost Nazi-like

Trump: Socialism has ravaged Venezuela to the point that even the world's largest oil reserves cannot keep the country's lights on.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 1:23 PM AKST
Tensions rising after Kashmir attack as gunbattle kills 9

Tensions rising after Kashmir attack as gunbattle kills 9

Officials say four Indian soldiers, two suspected militants and a civilian were killed in a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir, further escalating tensions in the restive region.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 10:53 PM AKST
Christopher Kane celebrates sensuality in London show

Christopher Kane celebrates sensuality in London show

The final full day of London Fashion Week featured a stellar show by Christopher Kane, who embraced his favorite theme, sensuality.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 10:13 AM AKST
'Digital gangsters': UK wants tougher rules for Facebook

'Digital gangsters': UK wants tougher rules for Facebook

A parliamentary committee report is recommending that the United Kingdom government increase oversight of social media platforms like Facebook.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 4:53 PM AKST
Report: Honda to shut UK plant, imperiling 3,500 jobs

Report: Honda to shut UK plant, imperiling 3,500 jobs

Britain's Sky News says Honda is to close a car factory in western England with the potential loss of 3,500 jobs.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 5:43 AM AKST
China accuses US of trying to block its tech development

China accuses US of trying to block its tech development

China accuses Washington of trying to block industry development after Pence calls Huawei and other telecom suppliers a security threat.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 12:53 AM AKST
EU warns of reduced imports if Trump puts tariffs on cars

EU warns of reduced imports if Trump puts tariffs on cars

The European Union says that its reaction will be "swift and adequate" if U.S. authorities conclude that European cars are a threat to national security and should be hit with punitive tariffs.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 3:33 AM AKST
Ancient site linked to Caesar's murder to open to public

Ancient site linked to Caesar's murder to open to public

A complex of ancient temples linked to Julius Caesar's murder will be opened to the public.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 8:33 AM AKST
EU states mixed on Trump demand to take back IS fighters

EU states mixed on Trump demand to take back IS fighters

U.S. President Donald Trump's demand that European countries take back their citizens fighting in Syria is receiving a mixed reaction, as nations pondered how to bring home-grown Islamic State extremists to trial.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 1:43 AM AKST
Former Maldives president arrested over money laundering

Former Maldives president arrested over money laundering

A Maldives court has ordered the arrest and detention of former Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom for alleged money laundering.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 3:53 AM AKST
Nigeria's president tells security forces to be 'ruthless'

Nigeria's president tells security forces to be 'ruthless'

Nigeria's leader tells security forces to be 'ruthless' against anyone trying to disrupt vote.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 10:43 AM AKST
Abe mum on Trump's claim of nomination for Nobel Peace Prize

Abe mum on Trump's claim of nomination for Nobel Peace Prize

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe mum on reports he nominated President Donald Trump for Nobel Peace Prize.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 7:13 PM AKST
Burberry catwalk showcases streetwear, elegant classics

Burberry catwalk showcases streetwear, elegant classics

Victoria Beckham doesn't need celebrities at her fashion shows _ her A-list family provides more than enough star power.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 5:53 AM AKST
Vatican: US prelate accused of abuse not at high court

Vatican: US prelate accused of abuse not at high court

The Vatican says a Holy See lawyer who appeared on a list of American priests credibly accused of sexual abuse isn't currently at the church's supreme court where he holds a top position.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 8:13 AM AKST
Dutch company fined for exporting turbine parts to Iran

Dutch company fined for exporting turbine parts to Iran

A Dutch company has been convicted of illegally exporting to Iran gas turbine parts that could be used in the manufacture of weapons.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 7:53 AM AKST
UK-based man charged with inciting attack in Germany

UK-based man charged with inciting attack in Germany

A man living in northeast England has been charged under Britain's terrorism laws with attempting to incite a car, knife and bomb attack in Germany.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 8:03 AM AKST
In Brexit limbo, UK veers between high anxiety, grim humor

In Brexit limbo, UK veers between high anxiety, grim humor

With Britain due to exit the European Union in six weeks and still no certainty about the terms of its departure, supporters and opponents of Brexit are both in a state of high anxiety.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 10:23 PM AKST
Sex abuse survivors to meet with Vatican summit organizers

Sex abuse survivors to meet with Vatican summit organizers

Organizers of Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse will meet with survivor-activists who have come to Rome to demand an end to decades of cover-up by church leaders.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 9:13 PM AKST
Study: Ancient European stone monuments spread from Brittany

Study: Ancient European stone monuments spread from Brittany

A new study suggests the practice of building huge stone monuments spread throughout ancient Europe from northwestern France.

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 9:53 AM AKST
Former coal-fired power plant is demolished in Germany

Former coal-fired power plant is demolished in Germany

A long-shut coal-fired power plant in western Germany has been demolished with the help of more than 200 kilos (440 pounds) of explosives.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 4:13 AM AKST
The Latest: US Jewish group asks Poland, Israel to stay calm

The Latest: US Jewish group asks Poland, Israel to stay calm

Poland's prime minister says his country is not sending a delegation to a meeting in Jerusalem after the acting Israeli foreign minister said that Poles "collaborated with the Nazis" and "sucked anti-Semitism from their mothers' milk.".

Monday, February 18th 2019, 2:13 AM AKST
India takes Pakistan to UN's highest court in spying case

India takes Pakistan to UN's highest court in spying case

India has accused Pakistan of an "egregious" breach of the rights of an alleged spy who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court, in a case at the United Nations' highest court that has exacerbated tensions between the longtime rivals.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 1:33 AM AKST
EU projects center-right group to be top party in May vote

EU projects center-right group to be top party in May vote

The European Parliament has projected which parties will get seats after the Europe-wide May election, predicting that the center-right Christian Democrat EPP group would remain the largest party ahead of the center-left Socialist S&D.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 2:43 AM AKST
Australia blames 'state actor' for hacking political parties

Australia blames 'state actor' for hacking political parties

Australia's prime minister says a "sophisticated state actor" is behind a cyberattack on Parliament's computing network that affected the networks of major political parties.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 7:03 PM AKST
Croatian police find body in freezer; could be missing woman

Croatian police find body in freezer; could be missing woman

Croatian police say a body found in a freezer is apparently that of a woman who went missing more than 18 years ago.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 3:43 AM AKST
Zimbabwe opposition official convicted of false declaration

Zimbabwe opposition official convicted of false declaration

A Zimbabwean court has convicted prominent opposition politician Tendai Biti for announcing that his party's leader won disputed elections held in July.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 12:13 AM AKST
Former head of Alternative for Germany on trial for perjury

Former head of Alternative for Germany on trial for perjury

The former head of far-right party Alternative for Germany has appeared in court on charges of perjury.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 3:43 AM AKST
Hundreds stranded as British airline Flybmi collapses

Hundreds stranded as British airline Flybmi collapses

Hundreds of passengers have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 12:53 AM AKST
Marco Rubio warns Venezuelan soldiers to let aid enter

Marco Rubio warns Venezuelan soldiers to let aid enter

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is warning Venezuelan soldiers that they would commit a "crime against humanity" if they block the entry of U.S. aid that is being channeled through rivals of socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 11:23 AM AKST
Unicorns are real: Tech baffles Indonesian candidate

Unicorns are real: Tech baffles Indonesian candidate

Indonesia's presidential candidates debated pressing issues facing the world's third-largest democracy: dilapidated infrastructure, struggling farmers, forest fires _ and unicorns.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 4:53 PM AKST
Verbal attack on French philosopher new anti-Semitism jolt

Verbal attack on French philosopher new anti-Semitism jolt

French yellow vest protesters are marking three months since the kickoff of their anti-government movement, after anti-Semitic remarks by some demonstrators raised national concerns about the movement's ascendant radical fringe.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 12:33 AM AKST
Family: UK teen who joined Islamic State has baby in Syria

Family: UK teen who joined Islamic State has baby in Syria

The family of a British teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group says she has given birth to a baby boy.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 3:13 AM AKST
'Taking their last breath': IS hides among Syrian civilians

'Taking their last breath': IS hides among Syrian civilians

The U.S.-backed Syrian militia fighting the Islamic State in its last toehold in Syria says there are over 1,000 civilians trapped in the tiny area and that the militant group is preventing them from leaving.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 12:23 AM AKST
Russian court orders US investor Calvey held for 2 months

Russian court orders US investor Calvey held for 2 months

A Moscow court has ordered a U.S. investment fund manager to be jailed for two months while facing fraud charges.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 5:53 AM AKST
Polish PM cancels Israel visit amid new Holocaust tensions

Polish PM cancels Israel visit amid new Holocaust tensions

Monday amid new tensions between the two countries over how to remember Polish behavior in the Holocaust.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 6:03 AM AKST
State Department: Nauert out as pick for UN ambassador

State Department: Nauert out as pick for UN ambassador

The State Department says Heather Nauert, nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has withdrawn her name from consideration.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 4:03 PM AKST
Nigeria's candidates blame each other in surprise vote delay

Nigeria's candidates blame each other in surprise vote delay

Nigeria delays its election for a week as candidates rush back to capital, blaming each other.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 3:13 AM AKST
US immigration officials detain 2 bankers wanted in Ecuador

US immigration officials detain 2 bankers wanted in Ecuador

U.S. immigration authorities have detained two brothers from Ecuador wanted in the South American country for allegedly stealing millions of dollars from a now-defunct bank.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 11:43 AM AKST
Saudi crown prince arrives in Pakistan for regional visit

Saudi crown prince arrives in Pakistan for regional visit

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has arrived in Pakistan's capital for a four-day regional visit.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 7:13 AM AKST
Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

A biennial arms fair has opened in the United Arab Emirates as the country faces increasing scrutiny over its involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 12:23 AM AKST
Iran pressures Europe to do more to save the nuclear deal

Iran pressures Europe to do more to save the nuclear deal

Iran's foreign minister is blasting the United States' "unhealthy fixation" with his country and condemning the Trump administration's efforts to press European countries to pull out of the nuclear agreement with Tehran.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 1:03 AM AKST
Libyan authorities help free 14 kidnapped Tunisian workers

Libyan authorities help free 14 kidnapped Tunisian workers

A rights group in Libyan says an armed group has kidnapped 14 Tunisian workers near the capital, Tripoli.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 4:13 AM AKST
Vote on minister's immunity puts Italian populists in bind

Vote on minister's immunity puts Italian populists in bind

Italy's populist 5-Star Movement is asking its supporters to vote online on whether the leader of its coalition partner should be prosecuted.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 5:23 AM AKST
Taliban say unable to attend Pakistan talks; blame blacklist

Taliban say unable to attend Pakistan talks; blame blacklist

Taliban say they are unable to send their negotiating team to an unscheduled round of peace talks in Pakistan because "most" members are in US and UN blacklists making travel to Islamabad impossible.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 9:43 AM AKST
Russian flag hung on church in UK city where ex-spy poisoned

Russian flag hung on church in UK city where ex-spy poisoned

Officials in the English city where a former Russian double agent was poisoned with a nerve agent last year have denounced the placing of a huge Russian flag on the city's cathedral.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 11:13 AM AKST
Israel to withhold $138 million in Palestinian funds

Israel to withhold $138 million in Palestinian funds

The Israeli Cabinet says it will withhold over 500 million shekels ($138 million) from the Palestinian Authority for payments given to the families of Palestinians imprisoned for carrying out attacks on Israelis.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 8:23 AM AKST
Assad: Only the state can protect groups in northern Syria

Assad: Only the state can protect groups in northern Syria

Syrian President Bashar Assad says only the Syrian army can protect groups in northern Syria.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 4:43 AM AKST
Sex abuse survivors say Vatican summit must deliver action

Sex abuse survivors say Vatican summit must deliver action

Roman Catholics who were sexually abused by clergy are insisting on decisive actions from an upcoming Vatican prevention summit.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 9:33 AM AKST
Libyans, to varying degrees, celebrate 2011 uprising

Libyans, to varying degrees, celebrate 2011 uprising

Libyans are celebrating the eighth anniversary of their 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and killing of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi, with the varying intensity of festivities underscoring the split between the country's east and west.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 4:53 AM AKST
Iran unveils first semi-heavy missile-equipped submarine

Iran unveils first semi-heavy missile-equipped submarine

Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's President Hassan Rouhani has unveiled the first Iranian made semi-heavy submarine.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 4:23 AM AKST
In Nigeria's tight election, Christian vote is seen as key

In Nigeria's tight election, Christian vote is seen as key

In Nigeria's tight presidential election, the Christian vote is seen as key in the choice between two Muslim candidates.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 8:03 AM AKST
The Latest: Qatari minister warns of remaining IS threat

The Latest: Qatari minister warns of remaining IS threat

Iran's foreign minister says European nations need to do more than talk if they want to preserve a deal meant to keep Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon after the unilateral withdrawal of the United States.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 3:53 AM AKST
UN envoy arrives in Yemen to discuss truce around port city

UN envoy arrives in Yemen to discuss truce around port city

Yemeni security officials say U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths has arrived in the capital, Sanaa, to discuss the "complex situation" in and around the key port city of Hodeida.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 6:03 AM AKST
About 40 people remain trapped in Liberian gold mine

About 40 people remain trapped in Liberian gold mine

Rescuers digging with bare hands in effort to free about 40 trapped gold miners in northeastern Liberia.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 6:43 AM AKST
Checks, tie-dye, baby dolls: It's all at London Fashion Week

Checks, tie-dye, baby dolls: It's all at London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week is picking up pace with Alexa Chung, Jasper Conran and other designers offering catwalk shows Saturday, to be followed by the House of Holland and Simone Rocha.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 5:43 AM AKST
24 bodies found after Zimbabwe mine disaster; search goes on

24 bodies found after Zimbabwe mine disaster; search goes on

Searchers recover 24 bodies from a mine in Zimbabwe that was flooded after heavy rains, trapping dozens of subsistence miners underground.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 4:43 AM AKST
Trump says he might extend deadline in US-China talks

Trump says he might extend deadline in US-China talks

US, Chinese envoys hold trade talks, Trump's top economic adviser says 'no decision' on possible March 2 tariff hike.

Thursday, February 14th 2019, 7:13 PM AKST
Pope asks for prayers for sex abuse summit at Vatican

Pope asks for prayers for sex abuse summit at Vatican

Pope Francis is asking for prayers for this week's sex abuse summit at the Vatican for this "urgent challenge of our time.".

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 2:33 AM AKST
US military planes land near Venezuela border with aid

US military planes land near Venezuela border with aid

The U.S. Air Force has begun flying tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 8:33 AM AKST
Retired Indian general urges caution against Pakistan strike

Retired Indian general urges caution against Pakistan strike

As India considers its response to the suicide bombing of a paramilitary convoy in Kashmir that killed dozens of soldiers, a retired military commander who oversaw a 2016 military strike against Pakistan has urged caution.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 3:33 PM AKST
Bulgarian nationalists march in honor of pro-Nazi general

Bulgarian nationalists march in honor of pro-Nazi general

Bulgarian nationalists have marched through the country's capital to honor a World War II general known for his anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi activities.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 9:53 AM AKST
Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick for sex abuse

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick for sex abuse

The Vatican says Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 12:13 AM AKST
Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resists

Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resists

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling on China to join in international disarmament negotiations after the collapse of a Cold War-era treaty on nuclear weapons in Europe.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 1:23 AM AKST
The Latest: Merkel defends Iran deal; Pence blasts Europe

The Latest: Merkel defends Iran deal; Pence blasts Europe

Egypt's president has called on Western countries to boost efforts at tackling extremist ideology in online media and mosques.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 1:53 AM AKST
Kenya recalls ambassador to Somalia over water rights clash

Kenya recalls ambassador to Somalia over water rights clash

A top Kenyan official says the country has recalled its ambassador to Somalia and told the Somali ambassador to leave over an alleged land grab by Somalia.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 9:23 AM AKST
Does Catalan crisis threaten to make Spain 'ungovernable'?

Does Catalan crisis threaten to make Spain 'ungovernable'?

Thousands of Catalan separatists are marching in Barcelona to proclaim the innocence of 12 of their leaders who are on trial for their role in a failed 2017 secession bid.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 7:53 AM AKST
Thousands in Serbia protest for 11th week against populists

Thousands in Serbia protest for 11th week against populists

Thousands of people have rallied in Serbia's capital for 11th week in a row against populist President Aleksandar Vucic and his government.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 10:23 PM AKST
The Latest: Cardinal calls McCarrick punishment 'important'

The Latest: Cardinal calls McCarrick punishment 'important'

One of the victims of defrocked ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick victims is expressing relief that Pope Francis believed his accusations of years-long sex abuse.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 3:13 AM AKST
Poland's political leader on unprecedented defensive

Poland's political leader on unprecedented defensive

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Poland's most powerful politician, suddenly finds himself embroiled in revelations over his involvement in complex business dealings and the presence in his inner circle of people with alleged communist ties.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 3:33 AM AKST
The Latest: Extremist attack in Nigeria kills 4 civilians

The Latest: Extremist attack in Nigeria kills 4 civilians

Nigeria's president says he is "deeply disappointed" by the last-minute delay of Saturday's election until Feb. 23 and says he is going back to the capital to hear the electoral commission's explanation.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 3:23 AM AKST
Floors collapse at Russian university in St. Petersburg

Floors collapse at Russian university in St. Petersburg

Several floors of a university building in Russia's second-largest city have collapsed, but there is no immediate information on casualties.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 7:13 AM AKST
11,000 march in Brussels climate protest

11,000 march in Brussels climate protest

Thousands of Belgian teenagers skipping school to protest for better climate protections have been joined by university students and grandparents for a sixth straight week of marches to keep pressure on authorities to do more.

Thursday, February 14th 2019, 3:03 AM AKST
8 miners rescued in Zimbabwe; dozens more feared dead

8 miners rescued in Zimbabwe; dozens more feared dead

8 artisanal miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe have been rescued.

Friday, February 15th 2019, 11:53 PM AKST
US-backed Syria force says IS territorial defeat is near

US-backed Syria force says IS territorial defeat is near

A commander with the U.S.-backed force in Syria says they are fighting members of the Islamic State group in a tiny area in Deir el-Zour province.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 1:13 AM AKST
Turkmenistan to open vet clinic despite harsh animal views

Turkmenistan to open vet clinic despite harsh animal views

The president of Turkmenistan, a country criticized for allegedly exterminating stray dogs and cats, has ordered the establishment of a national veterinary clinic for domestic animals.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 9:43 AM AKST
Flamengo soccer club fire in Brazil: bad luck or negligence?

Flamengo soccer club fire in Brazil: bad luck or negligence?

Was the fire at the training facility of soccer club Flamengo just a question of bad luck, or did negligence play a role.

Friday, February 15th 2019, 8:13 PM AKST
Hezbollah leader blasts Trump over fight against IS

Hezbollah leader blasts Trump over fight against IS

The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group is blasting President Donald Trump for his expected declaration of victory against the Islamic State group in Syria.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 8:13 AM AKST
US military aircraft to deliver more aid to Venezuela border

US military aircraft to deliver more aid to Venezuela border

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he sees obvious signs that President Nicolas Maduro is starting to understand Venezuelans reject him as their leader.

Friday, February 15th 2019, 6:33 AM AKST
High-speed train in Germany evacuated after pistol is found

High-speed train in Germany evacuated after pistol is found

German police say hundreds of passengers have been taken off a high-speed train at the Frankfurt airport station after a pistol was found in a toilet on board.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 7:33 AM AKST
South African activists try to protect endangered pangolins

South African activists try to protect endangered pangolins

As World Pangolin Day is marked around the globe, Saturday, some conservationists in South Africa are caring for a few of the endangered animals that have been rescued from traffickers.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 5:33 AM AKST
North Macedonia police break up migrant smugglers ring

North Macedonia police break up migrant smugglers ring

Police in North Macedonia say they've broken up a criminal ring of migrant smugglers and filed charges against 21 people, including a police officer, for illegal trafficking.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 7:43 AM AKST
Danish woman nominated to head UN Environment Program

Danish woman nominated to head UN Environment Program

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he intends to appoint Inger Andersen of Denmark as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program, which is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 7:43 AM AKST
Hezbollah denies US charges it has cells in Venezuela

Hezbollah denies US charges it has cells in Venezuela

The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group has denied U.S. charges it has cells in Venezuela saying the Latin American nation does not need it.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 7:43 AM AKST
In Nigeria, election spectacle at odds with rampant poverty

In Nigeria, election spectacle at odds with rampant poverty

In Nigeria vote, the spectacle of campaign expenditure is at odds with the rampant poverty afflicting many.

Friday, February 15th 2019, 12:13 AM AKST
Gay Muslim comic gone from Instagram after Indonesia warning

Gay Muslim comic gone from Instagram after Indonesia warning

An Instagram account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia has disappeared from the site following a frenzy of moral outrage online in the world's biggest Muslim nation.

Wednesday, February 13th 2019, 3:23 AM AKST
Opposition supporters clash with police in Albania

Opposition supporters clash with police in Albania

Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters clashed with police Saturday at an anti-government rally protesting what they claim is a corrupt and inefficient Cabinet.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 5:23 AM AKST
Thousands in Iran attend funeral for slain Guard members

Thousands in Iran attend funeral for slain Guard members

The head of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has threatened to retaliate against neighboring Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates over a suicide car bombing this week that killed 27 members of the elite organization.

Friday, February 15th 2019, 11:03 PM AKST
Fashion world descends on London for fashion week shows

Fashion world descends on London for fashion week shows

London is taking its turn in the style spotlight with the opening of London Fashion Week, an extravaganza that will feature up and coming designers along with big names like Victoria Beckham, Vivienne Westwood and Burberry.

Friday, February 15th 2019, 7:03 AM AKST
AP Interview: Maduro reveals secret meetings with US envoy

AP Interview: Maduro reveals secret meetings with US envoy

AP Interview: Maduro reveals secret New York meetings with US envoy, predicts he will surmount the unprecedented global campaign to force his resignation.

Thursday, February 14th 2019, 8:03 PM AKST

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