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European watchdog: More migrants heading to Spain by sea

January 19, 2018

MADRID (AP) — Europe's border watchdog says the number of migrants and asylum-seekers coming across the western Mediterranean Sea to Europe this year is likely to increase, after 2017 closed with... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Selections from the past week in the Middle East

January 19, 2018

Associated Press journalists visited the old city of Homs, Syri. more »»

Pope to indigenous: Amazon is 'heart of the church'

January 19, 2018

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis traveled deep into the Amazon rainforest Friday demanding an end to the relentless exploitation of its timber, gas and gold and recognition of its... more »»

Israel to name Jordan envoy after settling spat: report

January 19, 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will soon decide on Israel's new ambassador to Jordan a day after the two countries agreed to put a monthslong diplomatic spat behind... more »»

6.3-magnitude earthquake shakes Mexico's Gulf of California

January 19, 2018

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck offshore in Mexico's Gulf of California on Friday morning, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The U.. more »»

IOC: More initiatives coming to promote Korean unity

January 19, 2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympics organizers on Friday welcomed an agreement between North and South Korea to unite athletes at the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and promised that... more »»

Peru's indigenous welcome Pope Francis to scorching Amazon

January 19, 2018

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — Indigenous men, women and children wearing brightly colored headdresses greeted Pope Francis up his arrival in the Amazon Friday, urging the pontiff to help them... more »»

Hezbollah denies US drug trafficking accusations

January 19, 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group has categorically dismissed allegations that it is involved in drug trafficking and money laundering. more »»

Brexit costs Britain data center for Europe's satnav system

January 19, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — Officials have decided to move a data center for the European Union's new satellite navigation system out of Britain because of Brexit. more »»

Catalan ex-president to risk arrest, travel to Denmark

January 19, 2018

MADRID (AP) — Catalonia's former president, a fugitive sought by Spain over a foiled secession bid, will travel to Denmark next week for a university debate, officials said Friday, despite the... more »»

France's Macron pledges big increase in defense budget

January 19, 2018

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will boost defense spending in the coming years to guarantee his country's domestic security and maintain French military engagement abroad, as he... more »»

Royal close shave: Prince William opts for dramatic buzz cut

January 19, 2018

LONDON (AP) — The hair on the heir is no longer quite so apparent.

Prince William, whose hairline has been receding for years, has opted for a dramatic close-shaved new hairstyle. more »»

Czech lawmakers lift immunity for PM Babis over fraud claims

January 19, 2018

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech lawmakers agreed Friday to lift the immunity from prosecution for Prime Minister Andrej Babis over alleged fraud involving European Union subsidies. more »»

Germany halts further arms exports to parties in Yemen war

January 19, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it won't approve arms exports to countries involved in the conflict in Yemen, a move that could affect sales of military hardware to Saudi Arabia. more »»

Turkey says no turning back from offensive in Syria

January 19, 2018

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's defense minister said Friday there is no turning back from his country's decision to launch a ground assault on a Syrian Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwest... more »»

A bridge too far? UK's Boris Johnson suggests span to France

January 19, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Britain may be leaving the European Union, but Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson wants to build bridges with the Continent. Literally.

Johnson has suggested that the U.K. more »»

The Latest: Catalan president to travel to Denmark next week

January 19, 2018

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political situation (all times local):

2:15 p.m. more »»

Trump's vulgar Africa comment morphs into tourism campaigns

January 19, 2018

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — First, there was outrage in Africa at President Donald Trump's vulgar comment about the continent. more »»

France's Davos? Macron hosting 140 CEOs in investment push

January 19, 2018

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will be hosting over 100 CEOs of major multinationals at the chateau of Versailles to try to persuade them to invest, and especially hire, in France. more »»

Belarus bristles at Kazakhstan's offer to host Ukraine talks

January 19, 2018

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus on Friday mocked Kazakhstan's suggestion that it could serve as a new venue for Ukraine peace talks previously hosted by Minsk. more »»

 
 
 

 

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