Dozens of people were also injured, as drivers tried to get around stoppages, after protestors in a grassroots protest movement dubbed the "yellow vests" took to motorway sliproads, tunnel entrances or airport access roads. The demonstrations, coordinated on social media, were born out of
British Prime Minister Theresa May says she sees no alternative to the Brexit deal she presented earlier this week, amid reports that some of her senior ministers want her to renegotiate the draft agreement before meeting EU leaders next weekend. Just hours after announcing on Wednesday that her senior
Netanyahu has faced calls from his coalition members to hold a snap election after the resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday. Lieberman quit over what he described as the government's too-soft policy on an upsurge of cross-border violence with Palestinian militants in the
Thank you for the heartwarming Oct. 22 People Making a Difference article about Sharon Tennison’s dedicated work to advance peaceful cooperation between Russia and the United States. The then-President Mikhail Gorbachev had recently declared perestroika and glasnost in Russia.
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Despite a four-decade delay in justice, a United Nations-backed court established on Friday that the Khmer Rouge had indeed committed genocide in Cambodia during its reign. The two most senior and surviving leaders of the radical group, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, were convicted of the most heinous
Rep. Diana DeGette, Democrat from Colorado, is done with waiting. For “probably” 12 years, she says, she’s aspired to one of the top three jobs in the Democratic leadership. Now that Democrats have won the majority in the House, Congresswoman DeGette is making her move – challenging a powerful member
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traded barbs in speeches at a summit of world leaders Saturday, outlining competing visions for global leadership as trade and other tensions between them simmer. Pence said there would be no letup in
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Greenpeace says six of its activists boarded a tanker transporting Indonesian palm oil in the Gulf of Cadiz and were detained by its captain after unfurling "Save our Rainforest" and "Drop Dirty Palm Oil" banners.
International police organization Interpol has decided to renew an arrest warrant for the head of Hungary's energy group MOL issued by Croatia, Croatian police said in a statement on Saturday. MOL's Chief Executive Zsolt Hernadi has been indicted in Croatia for allegedly bribing former Croatian
LONDON (AP) — After pulling off one of the biggest wins of his career, Alexander Zverev was left apologizing for an unforced error he didn't make.
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Canada and Hong Kong will play for the last berth in the 2019 Rugby World Cup after bonus-point wins in the second round of the repechage on Saturday.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A Utah mayor killed while serving in the National Guard in Afghanistan had "loved the Afghan people" and was a man of conviction, confidence and compassion, family and military leaders said at a public funeral Saturday.
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Many of the nearly 3,000 Central American migrants who have reached the Mexican border with California via caravan said Saturday they do not feel welcome in the city of Tijuana, where hundreds more migrants are headed after more than a month on the road.
LILLE, France (AP) — France recovered from a poor start to end a five-match losing streak by defeating Argentina 28-13 in a rugby international on Saturday.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — South Africa became the first visiting team in a year to storm Murrayfield after beating Scotland 26-20 in a rugby international on Saturday.
The woman campaigning to succeed Angela Merkel as head of Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU), said she may consider quotas to get more women in parliament, as she positioned herself for a party election in December. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was placed second in a poll released by Bild am Sonntag
Efforts to fight an Ebola outbreak in DR Congo's restive eastern Beni region were suspended Saturday after clashes just a "few metres" from a local emergency centre and the hotels of several response teams, the health ministry said. UN peacekeepers from the MONUSCO mission repelled an
Asked about reports of air strikes in the Buqan area near Hajin on the eastern banks of the Euphrates River on Saturday, the coalitio’s spokesman confirmed that there were strikes but denied there were civilian casualties. Colonel Sean Ryan, the coalition spokesman, said "the coalition takes great
FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Freshman Jaylen Sebree scored a career-high 21 points, including a go-ahead free throw, Jailyn Ingram added 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Florida Atlantic beat Towson 85-71 on Saturday in an Islands of the Bahamas Showcase matchup.
A former militia leader in the Central African Republic nicknamed "Colonel Rambo" was on Saturday extradited to The Hague to stand trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court. Currently a lawmaker, Alfred Yekatom's extradition was the first of its
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A march to the U.S. Embassy in Greece held Saturday for the anniversary of a fatally suppressed 1973 student uprising was mostly peaceful, while police officers and anarchists clashed in Athens and the next two next largest cities long after dark.