- World/Middle East
- 2017-11-15 11:02:56Z
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland's government hit back Wednesday after the European Parliament launched action over concerns that the right-wing government in Warsaw has compromised the independence of the judiciary and risks breaching fundamental European values.
Jimmy Kimmel says President Donald Trump's supporters are so passionate about hating Hillary Clinton that it sometimes seems like they've forgotten she lost the 2016 election.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Democrats added another win in the deep-red Oklahoma Legislature on Tuesday, continuing the minority party's string of success and chipping away at the Republican Party's hold on state government.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's return from Asia:
A pensioner has gone on trial accused of killing his step-son almost 50-years ago, after the victim's brother - who was just three at the time - came forward and told police he had witnessed the murder. David Dearlove, 71, had always claimed his 19-month-old stepson, Paul Booth, died after banging his head when he fell out of bed at their home in Stockton-on-Tees in October 1968. But in 2015 he was arrested and charged with murder, when Paul's brother, Peter, spotted a faded family photograph on Facebook and came forward to describe how he had witnessed Mr Dearlove smashing the toddler's head against a fireplace. Paul Booth was just 19-months old when he died Credit:...
Police say 32-year-old Cheryl Myny was shot Saturday.
Prosecutors filed charges against 12 more frat brothers in Tim Piazza's death
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The latest on an earthquake along the Iran-Iraq border (all times local):
Iconic American industrial behemoth General Electric, which has lost investor confidence amid bad investment decisions, is preparing to slice up its empire again, selling major business segments and laying off thousands. "There is no sacred cow," newly installed CEO John Flannery has said repeatedly about the need to cut costs and restructure. "They have a crisis of investor confidence," he told AFP.
The King of the Hill is back.
Spanish authorities said they rescued over 250 migrants, including children, on Saturday who were making the perilous Mediterranean crossing to Europe. "We saved 251 people from five improvised vessels all in the Alboran Sea," Spain's maritime safety authorities said on Twitter, referring to the westernmost portion of the Mediterranean Sea. The number of migrants arriving by sea on Spanish shores has soared over last year, with the figure nearly tripling to 15,585 in 2017 by November 8, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
By Michael Nienaber BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany should lead the fight against climate change and cut emissions without destroying jobs, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, treading a fine line as she tries to clinch a coalition deal with environmentalist and pro-business parties. Merkel's comments, made in her weekly podcast in the midst of 200-nation talks on limiting global warming in Bonn, show the dilemma of the center-right leader in tricky coalition negotiations to form the next government. Merkel's conservatives, which bled support to the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in the Sept. 24 election, are trying to forge a coalition government with the pro-business Free...
A day after a former model said George Takei had sexually assaulted him 36 years ago, the "Star Trek" actor strongly denied any wrongdoing, saying that he was "shocked and bewildered" by the claims.
JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military said it shot down an unmanned aircraft on Saturday that tried to infiltrate its airspace from neighboring Syria.
By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Unease among Republicans about a massive increase in the federal deficit could complicate passage of two tax-cut bills working their way through the U.S. Congress, endangering President Donald Trump's top legislative priority. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a nonpartisan budget watchdog in Washington, on Friday called a Senate Republican tax plan a "fatally flawed budget buster," likening it to Republican legislation in the House of Representatives that the House tax committee has approved. Both measures would add $1.5 trillion over 10 years to the annual budget deficit and the $20 trillion national debt, according to...
Ed Westwick is currently under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department after actress Kristina Cohen said he raped her three years ago.
Houston Astros shortshop Carlos Correa had a lot to celebrate last week.
Pictures have emerged reportedly showing deposed Saudi Arabian princes and ministers sleeping on the floor of the Ritz-Carlton hotel following their arrest in one of the kingdom's biggest ever purges. Some 11 of the Desssert Kingdom's princes were detained over the weekend, along with 38 senior officials. They can be seen bedding down on thin mattresses in one of the function rooms at the 5-star hotel in Riyadh. Among those arrested is billionaire investor Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, who is a nephew of the king and worth an estimated $18billion. He owns stakes in Twitter, Lyft and Citigroup as well as the Savoy Hotel in London. "There is no jail for royals," a Saudi source close to the...
CAIRO (AP) - Saudi Arabia has barred Yemen's president, along with his sons, ministers and military officials, from returning home for months, Yemeni officials tell The Associated Press, a sign of how much the leader-in-exile has been deeply weakened in a war fought in his name by the Saudi-led coalition against rebels in his country.
The gunman accused of committing the deadliest mass shooting in modern Texas history sent threatening texts to his mother-in-law before targeting the church where she sometimes worshiped, authorities said on Monday.
When President Donald Trump's eldest son met with a Russian lawyer in June 2016 after being promised "information that would incriminate" Trump's election opponent Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Jr. suggested that a U.S. law the lawyer was lobbying against could be reconsidered if Trump became president, according to the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya.
By Steve Holland and Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that Japan would shoot North Korean missiles "out of the sky" if it bought the U.S. weaponry needed for doing so, suggesting Tokyo take a stance it has avoided until now. North Korea is pursuing nuclear weapons and missile programs in defiance of U.N. Security Council sanctions and has made no secret of its plans to develop a missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland. It has fired two missiles over Japan.
"Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon's mother died at a New York hospital on Saturday, HuffPost confirmed, a day after he canceled a taping of his NBC program.
Explosive revelations by a top Democratic operative that the 2016 primaries were tipped in Hillary Clinton's favor have convulsed the party as it struggles to rebuild, and whipped up accusations of cheating from President Donald Trump. Donna Brazile, the Democratic National Committee's interim chairwoman during key months of the presidential campaign, said Clinton's team essentially took over day-to-day operations of the DNC, in essence rigging the system against Senator Bernie Sanders, who was challenging Clinton for the party's nomination.
President Donald Trump will depart on his longest overseas trip yet on Friday, embarking on a 12-day visit to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines following a brief stop in Hawaii.
A Palestinian militant group announced Friday another five fighters had been killed when Israel blew up a tunnel from the Gaza Strip, bringing the total number of dead to 12. Islamic Jihad said five more men trapped in the tunnel were dead, naming them. Israel had on Monday carried out a "controlled" explosion on the tunnel crossing the border.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The builder of the Dakota Access oil pipeline and the federal agency that permitted the project are objecting to an effort by American Indian tribes to bolster protections for their water supply.
Trump is set to depart for Asia on Friday, marking his first visit as president to five countries. President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will travel first to Hawaii on Friday before continuing on to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. The president is expected to meet with a series of world leaders while on the Asia excursion.
BEIRUT (AP) - The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities shot and killed a man suspected of holding his child's 70-year-old teacher hostage for nearly seven hours in a Southern California elementary classroom Tuesday.
Donald Trump Jr. doesn't seem to know how Halloween works.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah nurse who was arrested for refusing to let a police officer draw blood from an unconscious patient settled Tuesday with Salt Lake City and the university that runs the hospital for $500,000.
Televangelist Pat Robertson wants President Donald Trump to issue pardons to everyone involved in the Russia scandal and then "shut down" the investigation being led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller.
WASHINGTON ― Mired by compromised credibility and reeling from newly revealed indictments, President Donald Trump and his White House reverted to form Monday, falsely claiming that the alleged criminal actions were completely unrelated to him.
The indictment against George Papadopoulos offers the hardest evidence yet tying the Trump campaign to Russian government interference in the election. On the day that Donald Trump summoned James Comey to a one-on-one dinner and asked the then FBI director to pledge loyalty, a crucial interview was taking place at the bureau. George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, was questioned about contacts with a Russia-linked professor who had offered "dirt" on election rival Hillary Clinton.
WHITE BEACH NAVAL FACILITY, Japan (AP) - The Latest on the rescue of two sailors lost nearly six months in the Pacific (all times local):
Hundreds of Russians gathered in central Moscow on Sunday to honour the victims of Stalin-era purges, with many calling for the release of a jailed activist who researched mass graves. In an annual ceremony organised by the country's oldest rights group Memorial, hundreds of people under grey skies and intermittent rain took turns to read from a long list of names of those killed during Joseph Stalin's rule. This year's ritual comes as Yury Dmitriyev, a respected Memorial activist who had researched and exhumed mass graves of Stalin's victims, remains in custody on what supporters say are trumped-up allegations.
DETROIT- Hard conversations about race have been at the heart of the Women's March from the moment it began to take shape last fall, and at the Women's Convention in Detroit this weekend, they were front and center once again.
By Jesús Aguado and Sonya Dowsett MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Sacked Catalonian president Carles Puigdemont on Saturday called for peaceful "democratic opposition" to the central government's takeover of the region following its unilateral declaration of independence from Spain. Puigdemont, whose regional government was dismissed by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday, accused Madrid of "premeditated aggression" against the will of the Catalans. Rajoy removed Puigdemont, took over the administration of the autonomous region and called a new election after Catalonia's parliament declared itself an independent nation on Friday.
Israel's sea-based nuclear deterrent is here to stay. Israel's submarine corps is a tiny force with a big open secret: in all likelihood, it is armed with nuclear weapons. The five Dolphin-class submarines represent an ace in the hole for Israel, the ultimate guarantor of the country's security, ensuring that if attacked with nukes, the tiny nation can strike back in kind.
A small asteroid or comet that has been spotted racing through our solar system may have come from elsewhere in the galaxy, U.S. space scientists say, possibly marking the first such interstellar visitor observed from Earth. The mystery object, so far known only as A/2017 U1, was discovered earlier this month by a researcher using a sophisticated telescope system at the University of Hawaii that continually scans the universe for such phenomenon. "We have been waiting for this day for decades," said Paul Chodas, manager of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Center for Near Earth Object Studies at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California....
The Spanish government got the go-ahead Friday to impose direct rule on Catalonia to stop its independence drive after the regional parliament voted to split from Spain. The Senate voted to give Madrid the power to implement drastic measures on Catalonia including deposing regional president Carles Puigdemont and his executive, and taking control of all regional ministries. Only nine percent of civil servants in Catalonia -- 26,000 people -- come directly under the orders of the central administration.
For more than eight years now, the U.S. stock market has climbed higher without any major interruption. Investing during bull markets can be easy money for diversified investors. The stock market is considered to be in a bull market once it has gained 20 percent from a recent low point.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's chief law enforcement officer on Thursday blasted federal judges who have thwarted or criticized Trump administration policies, accusing them of trying to veto the president's decisions because they disagree with him politically.
DALLAS (AP) - The owner of a now-closed orphanage in India where a young girl was living before a Texas couple adopted her last year says the child had no difficulty eating despite her adoptive father's account to police when reporting her missing.
Move over Seaworld, there's a new attraction in town and you can eat there. A Norwegian architecture firm, Snøhetta, is building Europe's first underwater restaurant called Under, and it hopefully won't be the last. SEE ALSO: Amazon just added a new feature that could mean big things for restaurants Image: snohetta website Image: snohetta websiteAccording to Snøhetta's website, the restaurant will have three levels: wardrobe area, champagne bar, and the dinning room. The restaurant will also function as a research center for marine life. Wanna eat dinner surrounded by marine life? We do, too. The restaurant will stand five meters deep (about 16 feet) below sea level...
New research finds that eating alone may be a risk factor for heart disease and diabetes
Japanese automakers are finally embracing electric cars, showcasing concepts ranging from compact sportscars to all-wheel-drive mini SUVs at this week's Tokyo Motor show, although they haven't given up on alternative technologies. After years of investing in hydrogen fuel cells and electric-gasoline hybrids, Japanese manufacturers are talking up all-battery electric vehicles (EVs) at the annual gathering. Many are looking to catch up with global rivals amid rapidly tightening global emissions regulations and improving technology that may make EV batteries a price-competitive option to gasoline engines in the coming years.
Carlos Deangelo Bell allegedly abused 42 victims, aged between 11 and 17, over a two-year period while working in Maryland schools.
Japanese manufacturer Mazda has pulled out all the stops by taking the covers off a stunning new concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. The vehicle in question is called the Vision Coupe, which is a full-size four-door design concept that looks like it would give Aston Martin a run for its money. The Japanese automaker says the concept is a physical example of the next-generation of its famed Kodo design language, which draws inspiration from models of the past such as the 1960 R360 and the Mazda Luce of 1969.