Groundbreaking Indian Ocean science mission reaches an end

Groundbreaking Indian Ocean science mission reaches an end

Groundbreaking Indian Ocean science mission ends in quest to document little-known frontier.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 6:41 AM AKDT
Aussie doctors bestowed Thai royal honors for cave rescue

Aussie doctors bestowed Thai royal honors for cave rescue

Australian doctors in Thailand to receive royal honors for helping rescue a boys soccer team from a flooded cave say they are looking forward to a reunion with the people they helped save.

Friday, April 19th 2019, 2:21 AM AKDT
China downplays political impact of global development push

China downplays political impact of global development push

China is downplaying the political implications of its global development campaign known as the Belt and Road initiative, saying that it aims to boost multilateralism amid protectionist trends.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 9:21 PM AKDT
Alibaba head's remarks spark debate over China working hours

Alibaba head's remarks spark debate over China working hours

Remarks by the head of Chinese online business giant Alibaba that young people should work from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. six days a week if they want financial success have prompted a debate over work-life balance.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 8:11 PM AKDT
Thailand says US man's seasteading home violates sovereignty

Thailand says US man's seasteading home violates sovereignty

Thai authorities have raided a floating home in the Andaman Sea belonging to an American man and his Thai partner who sought to be pioneers in the "seasteading" movement.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 5:01 PM AKDT
Kremlin: No proof in Mueller's report of Russian meddling

Kremlin: No proof in Mueller's report of Russian meddling

The Kremlin says that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 400-page report has not offered any credible evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Friday, April 19th 2019, 2:11 AM AKDT
Austria fears for top climbers missing in Canada

Austria fears for top climbers missing in Canada

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Friday his thoughts are with the friends and families of two of the country's best-known climbers missing and feared dead in Canada along with an American alpinist following an avalanche.

Friday, April 19th 2019, 2:51 AM AKDT
Journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland rioting

Journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland rioting

Police in Northern Ireland say the dissident republican group the New IRA was probably responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 11:21 PM AKDT
Macron meets officials, eyes Notre Dame for legacy-building

Macron meets officials, eyes Notre Dame for legacy-building

French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting officials from the United Nations' cultural agency, where he is expected to set out ideas for the reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 11:41 PM AKDT
The Latest: Notre Dame artworks are safe, being removed

The Latest: Notre Dame artworks are safe, being removed

The rector of Notre Dame says a "computer glitch" might have caused the fire that ravaged a large part of the cathedral this week.

Friday, April 19th 2019, 3:11 AM AKDT
Algeria protesters keep up pressure on regime

Algeria protesters keep up pressure on regime

Protesters are gathering at the main post office in Algiers, on the ninth straight Friday of demonstrations against the country's leadership.

Friday, April 19th 2019, 2:01 AM AKDT
Turkey says Russian system no threat to F-35s, seeks panel

Turkey says Russian system no threat to F-35s, seeks panel

Turkey's foreign minister says the United States has yet to respond to a Turkish proposal to set up a technical committee to review possible security threats Russia's S-400 missile defense system could pose to the U.S. F-35 fighter jet program.

Friday, April 19th 2019, 2:11 AM AKDT
Thai oil rig workers rescue dog swimming 135 miles offshore

Thai oil rig workers rescue dog swimming 135 miles offshore

A dog found swimming more than 220 kilometers (135 miles) from shore by workers on an oil rig crew in the Gulf of Thailand has been returned safely to land.

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 2:41 AM AKDT
Ex-president: Peace possible when all Afghans sit together

Ex-president: Peace possible when all Afghans sit together

Former Afghan president laments cancellation of talks with Taliban, says all Afghans need to sit together for peace.

Friday, April 19th 2019, 2:01 AM AKDT
Rescuers: Dad saved toddler from dingo attack in Australia

Rescuers: Dad saved toddler from dingo attack in Australia

Rescue personnel say a father fought off several dingoes to save his 14-month-old son from one that was dragging the boy from the family's campervan on an Australian island.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 11:21 PM AKDT
Shortages hit Cuba, raising fears of new economic crisis

Shortages hit Cuba, raising fears of new economic crisis

After two decades of relative stability fueled by cheap Venezuelan oil, shortages of food and medicine have once again become a serious daily problem for millions of Cubans.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 9:31 AM AKDT
Notre Dame fire raises fears for UK's crumbling Parliament

Notre Dame fire raises fears for UK's crumbling Parliament

For some Britons who watched Notre Dame in Paris burn, horror was mixed with apprehension.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 5:51 AM AKDT
Police official: Short-circuit likely caused Notre Dame fire

Police official: Short-circuit likely caused Notre Dame fire

It's a day of tribute to the Paris firefighters who saved Notre Dame Cathedral from collapse and rescued its treasures from encroaching flames.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 11:01 PM AKDT
Qatari official: Afghan talks postponed indefinitely

Qatari official: Afghan talks postponed indefinitely

A senior government official says Afghan-to-Afghan peace talks are in jeopardy.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 8:11 AM AKDT
Dubai arena is latest project unveiled despite weaker growth

Dubai arena is latest project unveiled despite weaker growth

New Dubai arena is latest megaproject to be unveiled despite concerns of economic slowdown.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 10:21 AM AKDT
Ukraine's presidential candidate pledges NATO referendum

Ukraine's presidential candidate pledges NATO referendum

The odds-on favorite in Ukraine's presidential election runoff says he would like to call an early parliamentary election if he wins Sunday's vote.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 1:41 AM AKDT
Thousands protest in Sudan capital, demand civilian rule

Thousands protest in Sudan capital, demand civilian rule

Protesters in Sudan are calling for new street demonstrations to pressure the ruling military council to speed up the transition of power to a civilian government.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 5:31 AM AKDT
Putin envoy in Caracas rejects US revival of Monroe Doctrine

Putin envoy in Caracas rejects US revival of Monroe Doctrine

As Venezuela's reliance on Russia grows amid the country's unfolding crisis, Vladimir Putin's point man in Caracas is pushing back on the U.S. revival of a doctrine used for generations to justify military interventions in the region.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 11:41 AM AKDT
How does a Central American migrant caravan form?

How does a Central American migrant caravan form?

How does a Central American migrant caravan form?.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 8:11 PM AKDT
Kremlin says Kim Jong Un will visit Russia this month

Kremlin says Kim Jong Un will visit Russia this month

The Kremlin says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia later this month.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 3:31 AM AKDT
Pope washes inmates' feet, says bishops must be servants

Pope washes inmates' feet, says bishops must be servants

Pope Francis is ushering in the most solemn period in the Catholic liturgical calendar by celebrating a Holy Thursday Mass, made more poignant this year following the devastation of Paris' Notre Dame.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 12:31 AM AKDT
The Latest: Police eye electrical short in Notre Dame probe

The Latest: Police eye electrical short in Notre Dame probe

Workers are securing the support structure above one of Notre Dame's famed rose windows with wooden planks after this week's devastating fire.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 2:31 AM AKDT
Ukraine election: The president vs. guy who plays one on TV

Ukraine election: The president vs. guy who plays one on TV

Ukraine's presidential runoff pits a billionaire tycoon who became president against a comedian who plays one in a TV sitcom. The actor has used humor and social media to take the pole position.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 6:41 AM AKDT
Detail-minded architect left guide for restoring Notre Dame

Detail-minded architect left guide for restoring Notre Dame

Architect Eugene Viollet-le-Duc is still the man to go to when it comes to restoring Notre Dame, even though he died nearly 140 years ago.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 12:41 PM AKDT
NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

North Korea announced that it has test-fired a new type of tactical guided weapon.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 2:11 PM AKDT
Trump's adviser visits Moscow for talks on bilateral issues

Trump's adviser visits Moscow for talks on bilateral issues

The Kremlin spokesman says that a U.S. presidential adviser has traveled to Russia for talks.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 1:41 AM AKDT
Citing safety, college cancels Polish conservative's speech

Citing safety, college cancels Polish conservative's speech

Middlebury College has canceled a lecture by a conservative Polish speaker out of safety concerns two years after the school was the site of a rowdy protest.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 11:41 AM AKDT
Pope encourages Swedish campaigner Greta on environment

Pope encourages Swedish campaigner Greta on environment

Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg has brought her climate change campaign to the Vatican, where she met Pope Francis, a kindred spirit on environmental issues, and carried a sign saying "Join the climate strike.".

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 1:41 AM AKDT
APNewsBreak: Ivanka Trump says she passed on World Bank job

APNewsBreak: Ivanka Trump says she passed on World Bank job

APNewsBreak: White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump says her father asked her if she was interested in the job of World Bank chief but she passed on it.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 9:41 AM AKDT
AP Interview: Ivanka Trump says Africa would inspire her dad

AP Interview: Ivanka Trump says Africa would inspire her dad

AP Interview: In Africa to promote women's economic empowerment, Ivanka Trump says the White House should be judged by its actions, and says her father would be inspired if he visits.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 10:31 AM AKDT
London climate-change protesters to disrupt Heathrow Airport

London climate-change protesters to disrupt Heathrow Airport

Protesters who have blocked London roads and bridges for more than three days say they plan to take their civil disobedience campaign to Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 9:11 AM AKDT
Facebook bans several UK far-right groups and individuals

Facebook bans several UK far-right groups and individuals

Facebook says it has banned several British far-right groups and their leaders for spreading hatred.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 8:01 AM AKDT
2nd phase of Indian elections ends amid Kashmir lockdown

2nd phase of Indian elections ends amid Kashmir lockdown

Voting has begun in the second phase of India's general elections amid massive security and a lockdown in parts of the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 7:11 PM AKDT
Head of Foxconn announces Taiwan presidential bid

Head of Foxconn announces Taiwan presidential bid

Terry Gou, the head of the world's largest electronics supplier, Foxconn, says he is planning to run for president of Taiwan.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 12:31 AM AKDT
Indonesia's Widodo declares victory in presidential election

Indonesia's Widodo declares victory in presidential election

Indonesian President Joko Widodo says he was won re-election after receiving an estimated 54% of the vote, backtracking on an earlier vow to wait for official results after his challenger claimed an unlikely victory.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 3:21 AM AKDT
6.1 quake causes light damage in Taiwan capital, east coast

6.1 quake causes light damage in Taiwan capital, east coast

A strong earthquake has rattled eastern Taiwan and caused scattered light damage in the capital and the eastern coast region.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 12:01 AM AKDT
US 'concerned' over misused funds allegations at UNAIDS

US 'concerned' over misused funds allegations at UNAIDS

The U.S. government says it is "concerned" about allegations of misused funds at the U.N.'s AIDS agency after a report by The Associated Press this week revealed ongoing financial and sexual misconduct problems at the agency.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 1:51 AM AKDT
Portugal says all 29 dead in bus crash were German

Portugal says all 29 dead in bus crash were German

A German pastor working on Madeira is praising medics who cared for the survivors of the bus crash on the Portuguese island that killed 29 people.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 11:21 PM AKDT
New Samsung handset: Innovation hinges on folding screen

New Samsung handset: Innovation hinges on folding screen

The first hands-on preview of the Samsung smartphone with a folding screen suggests it's a handy _ but pricey _ innovation.

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 7:01 AM AKDT
Separatists kill 14 passengers on bus in southwest Pakistan

Separatists kill 14 passengers on bus in southwest Pakistan

A Pakistani official says gunmen have ambushed a bus and killed 14 passengers after forcing them off the vehicle on a highway in the country's southwest.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 9:01 PM AKDT
Tensions flare with Italy's ruling coalition over corruption

Tensions flare with Italy's ruling coalition over corruption

Italy's deputy transport minister has been placed under investigation in a corruption probe, and consequently become the latest political pawn in the uneasy coalition of the League and 5-Star Movement.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 5:11 AM AKDT
The Latest: Portugal confirms 29 Germans killed on Madeira

The Latest: Portugal confirms 29 Germans killed on Madeira

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expressing "sadness and shock" over the bus crash that killed many of her compatriots on Portugal's Madeira island.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 12:11 AM AKDT
Trump cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela

Trump cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela

Trump administration to allow lawsuits against foreign companies doing business in properties seized from Americans after Cuba's 1959 revolution.

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 8:11 PM AKDT
Populists expected to gain seats in May's EU elections

Populists expected to gain seats in May's EU elections

The European Parliament is predicting that nationalist, populist and anti-migrant groups will make significant gains in the May 23-26 EU elections but says it thinks mainstream parties will keep control over the assembly.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 2:41 AM AKDT
Emperor performs ritual to report abdication to Shinto gods

Emperor performs ritual to report abdication to Shinto gods

Emperor Akihito is praying at a shrine in western Japan in a ritual to report his abdication to Shinto gods.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 8:21 PM AKDT
As police wait to arrest him, ex-Peru president kills self

As police wait to arrest him, ex-Peru president kills self

A lawyer for former Peruvian President Alan García says the leader shot himself before being detained amid allegations he received illegal payment from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. Lawyer Erasmo Reyna confirmed the shooting Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 5:21 AM AKDT
Bells of French cathedrals ring in tribute to Notre Dame

Bells of French cathedrals ring in tribute to Notre Dame

Nearly $1 billion has already poured in from ordinary worshippers and high-power magnates around the world to restore Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after a massive fire.

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 11:31 PM AKDT
Bus carrying Germans crashes, kills 29 on Portugal's Madeira

Bus carrying Germans crashes, kills 29 on Portugal's Madeira

A tour bus carrying German tourists has crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island, killing 29 people and injuring 28 others.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 3:01 PM AKDT
Former Rwanda rebel group leader accused of war crimes dies

Former Rwanda rebel group leader accused of war crimes dies

Former Rwanda rebel group leader accused of war crimes dies while awaiting retrial.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 10:21 PM AKDT
AP Exclusive: UN whistleblower targeted in misconduct probe

AP Exclusive: UN whistleblower targeted in misconduct probe

AP Exclusive: The U.N. AIDS agency is grappling with previously undisclosed allegations of financial and sexual misconduct involving a whistleblower.

Monday, April 15th 2019, 2:11 AM AKDT
Israel's president formally nominates Netanyahu as PM

Israel's president formally nominates Netanyahu as PM

Israel's president has formally nominated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the candidate to form the next government.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 9:11 AM AKDT
The Latest: Fire chaplain hailed as hero in Notre Dame blaze

The Latest: Fire chaplain hailed as hero in Notre Dame blaze

Pope Francis has told his weekly audience at St. Peter's Square of his sadness over the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, the seat of the Paris archdiocese.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 12:51 AM AKDT
The Latest: Memorial held for ex-Peru leader who killed self

The Latest: Memorial held for ex-Peru leader who killed self

Officials say former Peruvian President Alan García is dead after shooting himself in the head as police came to detain him in connection with a corruption probe.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 7:51 AM AKDT
66 minutes: The frantic race to save Notre Dame

66 minutes: The frantic race to save Notre Dame

Fueled by a network of ancient wooden beams the fire moved hungrily across Notre Dame's rooftop toward the cathedral's iconic spire.

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 2:11 PM AKDT
AP-NORC Poll: Many want Congress to probe Trump-Russia

AP-NORC Poll: Many want Congress to probe Trump-Russia

Many Americans aren't ready to clear President Donald Trump in the Russia investigation, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 7:21 AM AKDT
Time releases its 100 most influential people issue

Time releases its 100 most influential people issue

Actress Taylor Swift, TV journalist Gayle King and soccer star Mohamed Saleh are among the six famous faces featured on the covers of Time's annual "100 Most Influential People in the World" issue.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 7:31 AM AKDT
Rebuilding Notre Dame will be long, fraught and expensive

Rebuilding Notre Dame will be long, fraught and expensive

A global army of experts and craftspeople can be called on for the long, complex process of restored Notre Dame.

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 9:31 AM AKDT
Bus carrying Germans crashes, kills 28 on Portugal's Madeira

Bus carrying Germans crashes, kills 28 on Portugal's Madeira

Bus crash kills 28, mostly German tourists, on Portugal's Madeira Island.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 12:01 PM AKDT
Polar bear gets lost in Russia, hundreds of miles from home

Polar bear gets lost in Russia, hundreds of miles from home

Residents of a village in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula have been stunned by the sight of a polar bear prowling for food _ hundreds of kilometers (miles) away from its usual habitat.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 11:11 AM AKDT
EU threatens to tax $20 billion of US goods over Boeing aid

EU threatens to tax $20 billion of US goods over Boeing aid

The European Union has drawn up a list of $20 billion worth of U.S. products it could tax in an escalating feud over plane industry subsidies.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 6:01 AM AKDT
Correction: Canada-Religious Symbols story

Correction: Canada-Religious Symbols story

A proposal to ban many public employees from wearing religious symbols is creating a fiery debate in the Canadian province of Quebec, where people are fighting to freely practice their religion _ or to be free of it.

Saturday, April 13th 2019, 6:41 AM AKDT
Saudi runaway sisters plead for help on social media

Saudi runaway sisters plead for help on social media

Two Saudi sisters are pleading for help from the former Soviet republic of Georgia after fleeing their country, in the latest case of runaways from the ultra-conservative kingdom posting appeals on social media.

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 10:21 PM AKDT
Alan García, ex-Peruvian president, dies at 69

Alan García, ex-Peruvian president, dies at 69

Alan García, a former Peruvian president whose first term in the 1980s was marred by financial chaos and rebel violence, and who was recently targeted in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal, died on Wednesday at the age of 69.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 8:51 AM AKDT
Egypt schedules 3-day referendum on constitutional changes

Egypt schedules 3-day referendum on constitutional changes

Egypt authorities have scheduled a nationwide referendum on proposed constitutional changes that could see President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi remain in power until 2030.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 6:01 AM AKDT
Indonesia's Widodo set for 2nd term as president

Indonesia's Widodo set for 2nd term as president

Voting is underway in Indonesia's presidential and legislative elections after campaigns pitting the moderate incumbent against an ultra-nationalist former general.

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 4:41 PM AKDT
Notre Dame organists itching to play thunderous instrument

Notre Dame organists itching to play thunderous instrument

The organists of Notre Dame spent terrible hours worried about their thunderous instrument.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 9:01 AM AKDT
UK climate protesters block roads, glue themselves to train

UK climate protesters block roads, glue themselves to train

Climate change protesters have glued themselves to a train and blocked major London intersections on the third day of a civil disobedience campaign.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 4:21 AM AKDT
Govt opponent confirmed as Istanbul mayor, objection pending

Govt opponent confirmed as Istanbul mayor, objection pending

Authorities have confirmed that the opposition's candidate has won the mayoral election in Istanbul, ending nearly three weeks of recounts.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 6:41 AM AKDT
Portuguese gas stations run dry amid truckers' strike

Portuguese gas stations run dry amid truckers' strike

Gas stations across Portugal are running dry amid a truckers' strike over pay and working conditions.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 2:01 AM AKDT
Serbia seeks greater Russian role in talks with Kosovo

Serbia seeks greater Russian role in talks with Kosovo

Serbia is seeking a greater Russian role in European Union-mediated talks with the former province of Kosovo, which could further strain the Balkan country's relations with the West.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 6:41 AM AKDT
Vienna zoo gets male panda as partner for longtime resident

Vienna zoo gets male panda as partner for longtime resident

A 19-year-old male giant panda has arrived at Vienna's Schoenbrunn zoo, more than two years after his predecessor died.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 6:21 AM AKDT
Czech police advise indictment of prime minister for fraud

Czech police advise indictment of prime minister for fraud

Czech police are recommending the indictment of Prime Minister Andrej Babis over alleged fraud involving European Union subsidies.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 6:21 AM AKDT
Congo's president says 150 reported missing after boat sinks

Congo's president says 150 reported missing after boat sinks

Congo's president says 150 reported missing after boat sinks on Lake Kivu in the east.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 2:31 AM AKDT
Seychelles president's underwater speech: Protect our oceans

Seychelles president's underwater speech: Protect our oceans

Seychelles president in underwater speech pleads to protect world's oceans from climate change.

Saturday, April 13th 2019, 11:21 PM AKDT
Peru's ex-president Kuczynski hospitalized after jailing

Peru's ex-president Kuczynski hospitalized after jailing

Former Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has been hospitalized days after he was detained as part of a money laundering probe into his ties to the company at the heart of Latin America's biggest graft scandal.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 3:51 AM AKDT
Spain allows NGOs to sail with aid supplies for migrants

Spain allows NGOs to sail with aid supplies for migrants

Spanish aid groups say Spain has reluctantly allowed them to depart for the Greek islands where they want to deliver aid supplies to migrant camps.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 1:51 AM AKDT
The Latest: Indonesia leader calls for unity after election

The Latest: Indonesia leader calls for unity after election

Voting has ended in Indonesia's presidential and legislative elections, with tens of millions of people casting votes without widespread hitches.

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 10:11 PM AKDT
Aid group: Trump's Yemen veto means more death, suffering

Aid group: Trump's Yemen veto means more death, suffering

An international charity says President Donald Trump's veto of a congressional resolution to end U.S. military assistance for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen "will only mean more suffering and death.".

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 2:21 AM AKDT
The Latest: Germany sets tougher rules for deporting migrant

The Latest: Germany sets tougher rules for deporting migrant

The German government has agreed on a set of rules aimed at making it harder for failed asylum seekers to avoid deportation.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 2:21 AM AKDT
AP interview: Palestinian PM accuses US of 'financial war'

AP interview: Palestinian PM accuses US of 'financial war'

The new Palestinian prime minister has accused the United States of declaring "financial war" on his people and says an American peace plan purported to be in the works will be "born dead.".

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 11:21 PM AKDT
Botswana unveils country's largest blue diamond find

Botswana unveils country's largest blue diamond find

Botswana unveils country's largest blue diamond find, at more than 20 carats.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 1:41 AM AKDT
First Red Cross aid distributed in crisis-torn Venezuela

First Red Cross aid distributed in crisis-torn Venezuela

The first shipment of humanitarian aid from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has arrived in Venezuela.

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 7:11 AM AKDT
Macron: France to rebuild Notre Dame 'even more beautifully'

Macron: France to rebuild Notre Dame 'even more beautifully'

Experts are assessing the blackened shell of Paris' iconic Notre Dame cathedral to establish next steps to save what remains after a devastating fire destroyed much of the almost 900-year-old building.

Monday, April 15th 2019, 10:51 PM AKDT
The Latest: Macron pledges to rebuild cathedral in 5 years

The Latest: Macron pledges to rebuild cathedral in 5 years

A French cultural heritage expert says France no longer has trees big enough to replace ancient wooden beams that burned in the Notre Dame fire.

Monday, April 15th 2019, 11:01 PM AKDT
AP interview: Palestinian PM accuses US of 'financial war'

AP interview: Palestinian PM accuses US of 'financial war'

The new Palestinian prime minister has accused the United States of declaring "financial war" on his people and says an American peace plan purported to be in the works will be "born dead.".

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 10:41 AM AKDT
Turkey eyes US sanctions waivers on Iran oil, Russia arms

Turkey eyes US sanctions waivers on Iran oil, Russia arms

A top aide to Turkey's president says his country "expects" the Trump administration to grant it waivers from U.S. sanctions related to purchases of Iranian oil and Russian air defenses.

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 9:41 AM AKDT
In Notre Dame fire, embers of unity for a fractured France

In Notre Dame fire, embers of unity for a fractured France

The disfigurement of Notre Dame felt like a body blow to the French, as impossible to stomach as the eternal loss to New York of its Twin Towers.

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 9:41 AM AKDT
French tycoons show competitive streak over Notre Dame aid

French tycoons show competitive streak over Notre Dame aid

Two of France's richest men, long locked in a very public rivalry, are once again pitted against each other _ this time over donations to rebuild Notre Dame.

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 7:51 AM AKDT
Shared grief and memories make Notre Dame a unifier online

Shared grief and memories make Notre Dame a unifier online

Nations are expressing solidarity with France after the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral and offering help for the recovery.

Monday, April 15th 2019, 11:21 PM AKDT
Dutch fertility doctor may have more than 49 children

Dutch fertility doctor may have more than 49 children

A Dutch fertility doctor who used his own sperm to father 49 children, without telling their mothers he was the donor, may have fathered even more children.

Monday, April 15th 2019, 6:51 AM AKDT
Israel court orders expulsion of Human Rights Watch director

Israel court orders expulsion of Human Rights Watch director

An Israeli court has ordered the deportation of Human Rights Watch's local director and ordered him to leave the country within two weeks.

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 11:01 AM AKDT
Prayers, hymns, community shared in firelight of Notre Dame

Prayers, hymns, community shared in firelight of Notre Dame

Parisians and people just visiting France's charismatic capital come together to pray for Notre Dame as fire advances through massive cathedral.

Monday, April 15th 2019, 5:21 PM AKDT
Pussy Riot protest group member briefly detained in Moscow

Pussy Riot protest group member briefly detained in Moscow

Russian activists say one of the protesters who barged onto the field last year to disrupt the World Cup final in Russia has been briefly detained by police in Moscow.

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 1:51 PM AKDT
Mexican city bars caravan, says migrants are safety threat

Mexican city bars caravan, says migrants are safety threat

Municipal authorities in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas have tried to block a caravan of about 2,000 Central American migrants from entering the town of Huixtla.

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 9:11 AM AKDT
New head of Algerian constitutional council named

New head of Algerian constitutional council named

The head of Algeria's Constitutional Council has quit under pressure from protesters.

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 8:21 AM AKDT

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