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Rio de Janeiro 2019 homicides fall as police killings surge

January 22, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The number of homicides in Rio de Janeiro plunged to a record low in 2019, while police killings surged to a previously unseen level in the same year, according to official... more »»

Trump's trial opens on fast track, Dems arguing for removal

January 22, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate began hearing opening arguments Wednesday in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with proceedings now on a fast track. more »»

Canada matching donations to fund for Iran plane families

January 22, 2020

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's federal government said Wednesday it will match donations to a fund set up to help families of those who died in the downing of a Ukrainian jetliner in Iran this month. more »»

The Latest: WTO chief says debate over trade rules will last

January 22, 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local):

7:25 p.. more »»

US-French tax truce a respite in tense relations with EU

January 22, 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — France will delay its tax on big tech firms like Google and Facebook in exchange for the United States's promise to hold off retaliatory tariffs — a potential sign of... more »»

Russia's Putin remains secretive about his future role

January 22, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin remained tight-lipped about his future role Wednesday as he fast-tracks a set of constitutional changes widely seen as an attempt to maintain his... more »»

Wife: China's ex-Interpol boss jailed for reformist views

January 22, 2020

PARIS (AP) — In her first comments about her imprisoned husband's sentence in China, the wife of former Interpol president Meng Hongwei dismissed his bribery conviction as “a lie, a fake case” an... more »»

Guaidó seeks EU sanctions for Venezuela, meeting with Trump

January 22, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — Venezuela’s opposition leader said Wednesday that he wants the European Union to broaden sanctions against members of the Venezuelan government as a way to push toward free... more »»

Cyprus: Turkey may have stolen data for latest gas drilling

January 22, 2020

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey may have stolen technical data that enabled it to send a drill ship to a specific location south of Cyprus that energy companies Eni and Total had pre-selected to... more »»

Notre Dame renovation chief says rebuild won't be rushed

January 22, 2020

PARIS (AP) — The French army general in charge of rebuilding fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris says renovation work will begin in earnest later this year.

Gen. more »»

'Naughty boy': Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

January 22, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Terry Jones, a founding member of the anarchic Monty Python troupe who was hailed by colleagues as “the complete Renaissance comedian" and “a man of endless enthusiasms,” has died a... more »»

US, France reach tax deal averting broader trade war

January 22, 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — France's finance minister said Wednesday that his country will delay its tax on the digital business of big tech firms like Google and Faceook in exchange for the United... more »»

Putin to meet mother of Israeli backpacker jailed over hash

January 22, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to meet with the mother of an Israeli tourist who was jailed in Russia for carrying a few grams of hashish, the Kremlin said Wednesday. more »»

Years after SARS, a more confident China faces a new virus

January 22, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — As a viral outbreak spread from the central Chinese city of Wuhan this week, the ruling Communist Party's central political and legal affairs commission issued a stern warning:... more »»

France delays digital tax, US suspends retaliatory tariffs

January 22, 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — France's finance minister says his country will delay its digital tax and U.S. will hold off retaliatory sanction. more »»

The Latest: Hong Kong chief in Davos as city mired in crises

January 22, 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local):

4:05 p.m. more »»

Kosovo PM hails deal on flights with Serbia as step forward

January 22, 2020

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo outgoing prime minister on Wednesday hailed the agreement with Serbia on a resumption of commercial flights, which will increase travel and economic ties between th... more »»

WWII-era ammunition found at Tesla factory site near Berlin

January 22, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany say 85 kilograms (187 pounds) of World War II ammunition have been found on the site where Tesla plans to build its first European factory. more »»

Tilda Swinton backs public appeal to buy Derek Jarman house

January 22, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton has urged art lovers to chip in and help save the home of the late British artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman for the publi. more »»

Top judge elected as Greece's first female president

January 22, 2020

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s lawmakers elected their country’s first female president Wednesday, with an overwhelming majority voting in favor of high court judge Katerina Sakellaropoulou. more »»

 
 

 

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