Ethiopia ruled out military takeover amid state of emergency
2018-02-17 17:08:46 UTC
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s defense minister on Saturday ruled out a military takeover a day after the East African nation declared a new state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century.
The United St...
U.N. Urges Iran to Stop 'Surge' of Juvenile Executions
2018-02-17 01:27:21 UTC
The UN human rights office has said Iran is the worst in the world when it comes to sentencing minors to death — a crime under international law. Three minors were executed in January, and 80 more remain on death row.
Mahboubeh Mofidi was 13 ye...
Supreme Court to decide whether to hear Trump's DACA appeal
2018-02-16 18:13:34 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court could say on Friday whether it will consider President Donald Trump’s appeal of a lower court decision blocking his order to end a program that shields hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from de...
Germany calls on UK to offer more 'concrete' Brexit plans
2018-02-16 17:47:12 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - A Brexit deal should strike a balance to ensure Britain clearly diverges from the European Union’s single market but keeps close economic ties with the bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after meeting British Prime Minis...
Appeals court: Trump latest travel ban is unconstitutional
2018-02-15 17:34:09 UTC
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is unconstitutional because it discriminates against Muslims because of their religion, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday
In a 9...
South Africa faces a long, hard road back to prosperity and self-respect
2018-02-15 08:20:01 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans awoke to a nation without Jacob Zuma as president for the first time in nine years on Thursday, released from the burden of a compromised leader who darkened the dreams and aspirations of the post-apartheid ...
Netanyahu faces corruption and breach of trust charges
2018-02-14 16:36:57 UTC
How is the Israeli prime minister linked to an allegedly corrupt deal with German steel producer ThyssenKrupp?
One is Israel's long-serving prime minister, the other is one of Germany's biggest industrial corporations, and now the two have been...
The Real Concerns About Markets As U.S. Inflation Looms
2018-02-14 18:54:27 UTC
New York — U.S. financial markets have been roiled recently by something neither the economy nor investors have had to contend with for the better part of a decade: concerns they may soon have to reckon with rising inflation.
The S&P 500 .SPX.I...
Melinda, Bill Gates blast Trump's “America first” worldview, turning attention toward poverty in U.S.
2018-02-14 08:10:35 UTC
KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates, as the world’s top philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country’s growing inequity and a presiden...
South Africa's ANC party to "recall" Jacob Zuma as president
2018-02-13 07:12:26 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The ANC has decided to sack Jacob Zuma as President of South Africa, a senior official said on Tuesday, after a marathon meeting to determine the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided N...
Rebuilding Iraq after war with ISIS will cost $88.2 billion
2018-02-12 10:49:21 UTC
KUWAIT (Reuters) - Rebuilding Iraq after three years of war with Islamic State will cost $88.2 billion, with housing a particularly urgent priority, Iraqi officials told an international donors’ conference on Monday.
Donors and investors have g...
Well-known Iranian-Canadian professor dies in Tehran prison
2018-02-11 07:58:32 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Iranian-Canadian dual citizen and environmental activist imprisoned by Iranian authorities last month has died in prison, his son wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
Kavous Seyed-Emami was managing director of the Persian Wi...
Audi, VW and Porsche Develop Joint Electric Car Platform
2018-02-10 21:32:51 UTC
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Porsche and Audi, Volkswagen’s main luxury car divisions, plan to develop a joint platform for electric vehicles that will enable them significantly cut down on costs, German newspapers quoted their chief executives as saying...
Schulz Drops Bid to Be Next Germany's Foreign Minister
2018-02-09 20:06:38 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - The embattled leader of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) abruptly gave up plans on Friday to become its next foreign minister, hoping to shore up support among SPD members for a new coalition with Angela Merkel’s conservatives.
Paul: I can't look the other way by trillion-dollar deficits
2018-02-09 06:06:44 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government stumbled into a shutdown at midnight as a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal, protesting the return of trillion-dollar deficits on the watch of...
Dow Jones falls again, sending investors into a panicked frenzy
2018-02-08 17:53:50 UTC
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks turned lower in early trading on Thursday, with investors still on edge as volatility in financial markets persisted following the worst declines in more than two-and-a-half years earlier in the week.
Wall Street ran out...
France: Turkey and Iran violating international law in Syria
2018-02-07 18:12:34 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - France’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that Turkey and Iran were both violating international law through their actions in Syria, France’s toughest comments yet on Turkish involvement in the Syrian conflict.
Speaking on B...
Merkel reaches coalition breakthrough with Germany's main center-left party, SPD
2018-02-07 18:43:50 UTC
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel finally reached a deal Wednesday to form a new German coalition government, handing the powerful finance ministry to the country’s main center-left party in an agreement aimed at ending months of political gr...
Afghan war costing U.S. Forty-five billion dollars per year
2018-02-06 21:34:00 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Forty-five billion dollars. That’s how much the Pentagon says the Afghan war is costing American taxpayers, and with no end in sight they may have to keep footing that bill for years to come.
Lawmakers, skeptical about the pro...
Britain's Hope For New Vote On Brexit
2018-02-06 21:00:28 UTC
LONDON — Brexit opponents have begun pushing for a new referendum in the hopes that British voters will have had a change of heart about leaving the European Union. That may just be so, reports Samira Shackle from London.
At the end of December...
5 Reasons the US Market Is Crashing
2018-02-06 04:38:54 UTC
Dow Jones industrials plummets with largest drop since 2011.
The US Dow Jones stock index plunged 4.6 percent Monday, in its biggest one-day percentage loss since 2011. The selloff has wiped off all its gains since the start of 2018. Asia share...
Women's Protests Against 'Headscarf Law' Sweeping Iran
2018-02-05 06:16:50 UTC
Some 30 women have been detained in Iran for protesting compulsory hijab by holding a headscarf aloft a stick. The chief prosecutor, Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, who reported the arrests on Friday to state-run media called the movement a "childish" o...
Germany slams US nuclear plans, urges Europe to act
2018-02-04 20:13:53 UTC
BERLIN — Germany's top diplomat Sigmar Gabriel joined a chorus of condemnation on Sunday after the US proposed upgrading and expanding its nuclear arsenal.
Gabriel said it was now up to Europe to take the lead in pushing for worldwide nuclear d...
Trump’s week of faulty claims: AP FACT CHECK
2018-02-03 23:16:27 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump struck a variety of false notes in his big speech to Congress this past week and followed up with a curious coda — a plain-as-your-face exaggeration about the TV audience that tuned in for it.
A look at ...
Kurds Continue the Resistance Against Turkish Barbarity
2018-02-04 06:16:11 UTC
Kurdish forces in Syria said one of their fighters was mutilated by Turkey-backed rebels, referencing a video circulating on social media.
Turkey launched an air and ground offensive last month against Kurdish fighters who control the northwest...