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Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 4:29 PM

BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo’s government has ordered the European Union ambassador to leave the country within 48 hours, after the EU prolonged sanctions against the ruling party’s presidential candidate ahead of Sunday’s...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 3:08 PM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A strong earthquake jolted Venezuelans from their sleep early Thursday, forcing residents in the capital to evacuate buildings in their pajamas before sunrise. There were no immediate reports of casualties. The 5.5...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 10:43 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Attorneys are awaiting a federal judge's ruling on motions to dismiss two human trafficking lawsuits against an Oklahoma couple and several of their companies. The motions in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City deny the...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 10:15 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a wide-ranging overhaul of top government posts on Thursday, including naming a new foreign minister, following international fallout from the killing of Saudi writer...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 9:46 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ordered North Korea to pay more than $500 million in a wrongful death suit filed by the parents of Otto Warmbier, an American college student who died shortly after being released from that country. U.S....

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CAIRO (AP):Egypt's president is denying that he fat-shamed his own people after his recent calls for Egyptians to lose weight prompted a torrent of jokes online.In televised comments Wednesday, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said, "How can I shame...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JERUSALEM (AP):Israel's Parliament has unanimously approved a law to permit exports of medical marijuana, allowing Israel to tap the lucrative global market.Israel will become the third country, after the Netherlands and Canada, to take its medical...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CARITA BEACH (AP):Indonesian authorities urged people to avoid the coast, in areas where a tsunami killed at least 430 people over the weekend, in a fresh warning issued on the anniversary of the catastrophic 2004 Asian earthquake and tsunami.The...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 3:25 PM

AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria where they have been helping battle militants from the Islamic State group. While visiting troops in western Iraq on Wednesday,...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 12:57 PM

PARIS (AP) — French authorities have dropped a sensitive investigation into the plane crash that sparked Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, citing lack of sufficient evidence. Several people close to Rwanda’s current president, Paul Kagame,...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 9:20 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said it will fine BMW 11.2 billion won or US$9.9 million and file a criminal complaint against the company with state prosecutors over an allegedly botched response to dozens of engine fires reported...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 12:07 AM

MIAMI (AP):In a nod to the annual tradition of the US president pardoning two turkeys ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, a pair of pigs has been spared from roasting for Christmas Eve feasts in Miami.Miami-Dade County Mayor, Carlos Gimenez, said he...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 12:05 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) :A man who climbed the National Christmas Tree, near the White House, on Friday evening, was taken to hospital for psychiatric evaluation, local media report.US Park Police believed the man, who was not identified, was in emotional...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 12:05 AM

BARCELONA(AP):Those holding ticket number 03347 struck it rich Saturday when they won the top prize in Spain's famous Christmas lottery.The lottery, known as El Gordo, or 'The Fat One,' dished out €2.4 billion (US$2.7 billion) in prize money...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 12:04 AM

EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah (AP):Maria Behrmann begins missing her family in September, when she and her mother have birthdays.The longing continues through late October, about the time in 2011 when her father died. He stayed in touch with Behrmann, even...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 12:04 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP):Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You is the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 holiday hit in 60 years, but Americans still prefer hearing carols such as Silent Night" and Jingle Bells, a new poll shows.Twelve per cent...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Melania Trump's cranberry topiary trees may have left some of her critics seeing red, but they turned out to be a Christmas hit - one of several new ideas the Trumps introduced this holiday season.In a four-week stretch of 21 holiday...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

HARARE, (AP):The Christmas lights are up in Zimbabwe's capital, but the mood is less than festive as the country grapples with an economic crisis that prevents many families from enjoying the holiday season.Some people sleep in their cars in long...

Published:Tuesday | December 25, 2018 | 12:04 PM

Nissan Motor Co. executive Greg Kelly has been released from detention in Japan after being granted bail over the alleged underreporting of his boss Carlos Ghosn's pay. The late-night release of Kelly, who is American, followed the Tokyo District Court's approval earlier in the day of a bail request filed last week by his Japanese lawyer.

Published:Tuesday | December 25, 2018 | 10:55 AM

ANDRINGHAM, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the British royal family received cheers from a Christmas crowd when they arrived for a church service Tuesday on the grounds of one of the monarch's country estates. A...

Published:Monday | December 24, 2018 | 4:01 PM

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Pilgrims from around the world flocked to Bethlehem on Monday for what was believed to be the biblical West Bank city’s largest Christmas celebrations in years. Hundreds of locals and foreign visitors milled...

Published:Monday | December 24, 2018 | 11:03 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government agreed Monday to hold early elections in April after the ruling coalition appeared to come up short on votes needed to pass a contentious piece of court-ordered...

Published:Monday | December 24, 2018 | 9:00 AM

TANJUNG LESUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Efforts to collect hundreds of bodies and save the injured were stepped up in Indonesia on Monday following the country’s latest tsunami, as scientists collected evidence on how a volcanic eruption...

Published:Monday | December 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Michigan (AP):Jill Mott doesn't like the tweets. The hard line on the border is too hard. And when asked whether she will vote for US President Donald Trump a second time, she lets out a long, deep sigh."That is the question," said...

Published:Monday | December 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):London's Gatwick Airport was operating without problems Sunday, but the fugitive drone operators who brought incoming and outgoing flights to a standstill over multiple days remained at large - and a potential threat - after police...

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