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  • Pope urges nuclear disarmament, climate-change solutions

    Pope urges nuclear disarmament, climate-change solutions

    Sunday, December 10 2017 1:44 PM EST2017-12-10 18:44:17 GMT
    (Stock Photo: Sept. 25, 2015 Pope Francis in New York)(Stock Photo: Sept. 25, 2015 Pope Francis in New York)

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is calling for a world without nuclear arms and for effective measures to combat climate change. Addressing the faithful Sunday in St. Peter's Square, he stressed what he called "the strong link between human rights and nuclear disarmament."

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is calling for a world without nuclear arms and for effective measures to combat climate change. Addressing the faithful Sunday in St. Peter's Square, he stressed what he called "the strong link between human rights and nuclear disarmament."

  • Macron hails late rocker as 'a part of France'

    Macron hails late rocker as 'a part of France'

    Saturday, December 9 2017 11:31 AM EST2017-12-09 16:31:09 GMT
    PHOTO: Johnny Hallyday was a Belgian-French singer and actor, Photo Date: 4/8/17PHOTO: Johnny Hallyday was a Belgian-French singer and actor, Photo Date: 4/8/17

    PARIS (AP) - French President Emmanuel Macron is mourning a "part of France" that has departed with the death of rock star Johnny Hallyday, calling him a prodigal son of the nation during the singer's exceptional funeral ceremony. 

    PARIS (AP) - French President Emmanuel Macron is mourning a "part of France" that has departed with the death of rock star Johnny Hallyday, calling him a prodigal son of the nation during the singer's exceptional funeral ceremony. 

  • Irish border lives and livelihoods hinge on Brexit outcome

    Irish border lives and livelihoods hinge on Brexit outcome

    Saturday, December 9 2017 11:28 AM EST2017-12-09 16:28:07 GMT

    FLORENCECOURT, Northern Ireland (AP) - Since Britain voted to leave the European Union, concerns have mounted about whether there will be a return to customs duties and vehicle checks at the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

    FLORENCECOURT, Northern Ireland (AP) - Since Britain voted to leave the European Union, concerns have mounted about whether there will be a return to customs duties and vehicle checks at the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

  • Turkey president asks Muslims to remain calm

    Turkey president asks Muslims to remain calm

    Saturday, December 9 2017 11:06 AM EST2017-12-09 16:06:05 GMT
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, Photo Date: 2014Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, Photo Date: 2014

    JERUSALEM (AP) - Turkey's president has called on Muslims to remain calm in their response to the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said protesters should act within the scope of law and democracy.

    JERUSALEM (AP) - Turkey's president has called on Muslims to remain calm in their response to the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said protesters should act within the scope of law and democracy.

  • Iraqi commander says his country's war against IS has ended

    Iraqi commander says his country's war against IS has ended

    Saturday, December 9 2017 11:00 AM EST2017-12-09 16:00:46 GMT
    PHOTO: Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) fighting ISIS fighters west of Mosul      PHOTO: Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) fighting ISIS fighters west of Mosul  PHOTO: Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) fighting ISIS fighters west of MosuPHOTO: Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) fighting ISIS fighters west of Mosul PHOTO: Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) fighting ISIS fighters west of Mosul PHOTO: Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) fighting ISIS fighters west of Mosu

    (AP) - A senior Iraqi military commander says his country's war against the Islamic State group is over. In an announcement Saturday, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Rasheed Yar Allah says combat operations against the extremists have concluded after Iraqi forces retook control of the country's border with Syria. 

    (AP) - A senior Iraqi military commander says his country's war against the Islamic State group is over. In an announcement Saturday, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Rasheed Yar Allah says combat operations against the extremists have concluded after Iraqi forces retook control of the country's border with Syria. 

  • IOC: Russians can compete at Olympics, but without flag

    IOC: Russians can compete at Olympics, but without flag

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 8:19 PM EST2017-12-06 01:19:08 GMT

    (AP) - Russians will be allowed to compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics as neutral athletes despite orchestrated doping at the 2014 Sochi Games, the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday.      The IOC ruled that some Russians will be invited to compete as an "Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR)" without their national flag or anthem.      Russia could refuse...

    (AP) - Russians will be allowed to compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics as neutral athletes despite orchestrated doping at the 2014 Sochi Games, the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday.      The IOC ruled that some Russians will be invited to compete as an "Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR)" without their national flag or anthem.      Russia could refuse...

  • Six dead, 15 missing in Colombian ferry sinking

    Six dead, 15 missing in Colombian ferry sinking

    Monday, June 26 2017 7:59 AM EDT2017-06-26 11:59:47 GMT

    A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 15 missing, officials said.

    A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 15 missing, officials said.

  • Ariana Grande returns to Manchester stage for benefit show

    Ariana Grande returns to Manchester stage for benefit show

    Sunday, June 4 2017 4:04 PM EDT2017-06-04 20:04:57 GMT
    Photo: Ariana Grande / YouTubePhoto: Ariana Grande / YouTube
    MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Ariana Grande returned to the Manchester stage two weeks after a suicide bombing killed 22 victims at her concert in the city, singing upbeat and motivational pop anthems as the audience cheered loudly for the singer. Grande emerged onstage for the One Love Manchester concert Sunday, held at the city's Old Trafford cricket ground. She appeared teary-eyed and emotional as she performed "Be Alright" and "Break Free." Before her performance...
    MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Ariana Grande returned to the Manchester stage two weeks after a suicide bombing killed 22 victims at her concert in the city, singing upbeat and motivational pop anthems as the audience cheered loudly for the singer. Grande emerged onstage for the One Love Manchester concert Sunday, held at the city's Old Trafford cricket ground. She appeared teary-eyed and emotional as she performed "Be Alright" and "Break Free." Before her performance...
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