Global Shares Plunge: Worst Day Since '87
2020-03-13 02:06:33 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Shares have plunged in Asia, with Japan’s benchmark sinking 10% after Wall Street suffered its biggest drop since the Black Monday crash of 1987. </p><p>Markets worldwide have retreated as fears of economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis deepen and the mel...
"Constitutional" Amendment: Putin Plans To Rule Until 2036
2020-03-10 21:45:41 UTC
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed his tightly guarded political plans Tuesday and supported a constitutional amendment that would allow him to seek reelection in 2024 by restarting the term count.
The constitutional change would pave the way for the 67-year-old Putin to s...
Angela Merkel Says top EU Leaders Stressing Cooperation
2020-03-10 20:19:00 UTC
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she talked to other top leaders of EU member states and the European Commission at a video conference Tuesday evening and explained what her country is doing to contain the spread of the virus and also how the government is financially supporting comp...
US Began Withdrawing Troops From Afghanistan
2020-03-10 16:53:42 UTC
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States began withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Tuesday, taking a step forward on its peace deal with the Taliban while also praising Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s promise to start releasing Taliban prisoners after he had delayed for...
Coronavirus Fuels Dramatic Fall in Oil Price
2020-03-09 01:49:08 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices are plunging as a dispute among producers could lead a global economy weakened by COVID-19 to be awash in an oversupply of crude.</p><p>Brent crude, the international standard, lost $9.50, or 20.1%, to $35.77 per barrel, as of 7:58 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday a...
Plácido Domingo pulls out of London's Royal Opera House
2020-03-07 06:05:56 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Spanish tenor ?Plácido Domingo, who is ensnared in allegations of sexual misconduct, has withdrawn from this summer’s production of Don Carlo at London’s Royal Opera House.
The Royal Opera House said in a statement Friday it had been mutually agreed with Domingo that he will not ...
Daily Cases of Coronavirus Outside China Climbing
2020-03-02 18:44:39 UTC
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The coronavirus appeared for the first time in New York, Moscow and Berlin and clusters of the disease surged around the world, even as new cases in China dropped to their lowest level in six weeks Monday and hundreds of patients were released from hospitals at the epice...
US Signs Peace Agreement with Taliban
2020-02-29 15:41:25 UTC
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The United States signed a peace agreement with Taliban militants on Saturday aimed at bringing an end to 18 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan and allowing U.S. troops to return home from America’s longest war.
Under the agreement, the U.S. would draw its forces down to 8,60...
Stocks sink again, heading for the worst week since 2008
2020-02-28 21:16:55 UTC
U.S. stocks sank again on Wall Street Friday, pushing the S&P 500 index down another 2.8% and putting the market on track for its worst week since October 2008.
The virus outbreak has been shutting down industrial centers, emptying shops and severely crimping travel all over the world. More co...
Coronavirus Outbreak Is Spreading Around the World
2020-02-27 21:37:15 UTC
<p>One by one, more and more countries are reporting cases of the new coronavirus. Governments and doctors on the front lines are scrambling for solutions and everyday life around the globe is being disrupted in a manner that’s not been seen in recent times. </p><p>The spread of the vi...
New Hope in Virus Outbreak in China: Fall in New Cases
2020-02-12 18:59:17 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — Dr. Mike Ryan, the head of emergencies for the World Health Organization, says “it’s way too early to try to predict the beginning of the end” of the virus outbreak in China.
Ryan was speaking at a news conference Wednesday at WHO headquarters in Geneva.
He says it is reassur...
Ireland: Surprise Surge for Sinn Fein
2020-02-07 17:34:14 UTC
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland’s elections are usually two-horse races. But this time there’s a third contender, as a party with historic links to the Irish Republican Army soars in the polls.
As Irish voters prepare to choose a new parliament on Saturday, a restive electorate is rattling the two parti...
Mitt Romney Says He Will Vote to Convict Trump
2020-02-05 19:39:14 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is on the verge of acquittal by the Senate, bringing an end to only the third presidential impeachment trial in American history in a vote at the start of the tumultuous campaign for the White House.
A majority of senators have now expressed unease with...
European Union Rejects Trump Middle East Peace Plan
2020-02-04 22:07:55 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union rejected parts of U.S. President Donald Trump’s peace plan for the Middle East on Tuesday, prompting an angry response from Israel which has strongly backed the U.S. proposal.
The plan, announced by Trump last week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Ne...
Trump Plan Calls for Palestinian State, Settlement Freeze
2020-01-28 18:37:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Middle East peace plan Tuesday, calling for the creation of a State of Palestine with its capital in portions of east Jerusalem. He declared it a “win-win” opportunity for both Israel and the Palestinians.
The plan ends specula...
US Ambassador to EU Admits Quid Pro Quo
2019-11-05 21:12:58 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland said he knew that the Trump administration withheld nearly $400 million in American aid while pressuring Ukraine to investigate President Donald Trump’s political rivals, according to an excerpt of his testimony released...
Russian Troops to Fill Void Left by US in Syria
2019-10-23 00:55:16 UTC
SOCHI, Russia/ANKARA (Reuters) - Syrian and Russian forces will deploy in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and their weapons from the border with Turkey under a deal agreed on Tuesday which both Moscow and Ankara hailed as a triumph.
Hours after the deal was announced, the Turkis...
Trump's Ukraine Inner Circle: Two Arrested
2019-10-11 01:54:56 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump’s lawyer and the Ukraine impeachment investigation were charged Thursday with federal campaign finance violations.
The charges relate to a $325,000 donation to a group supporting Trump’s reelection.
Lev Parnas and Igor...
US Will Betray Kurds Again
2019-10-07 23:06:05 UTC
For decades, the United States has maintained a curious relationship with the Kurds. Americans have historically enlisted them to help fight in the Middle East, only to turn on them in the end. Despite a history of betrayal, the Kurds have yet again become an important long ally in the fight agai...
Trump Calls For China To Investigate His Political Opponent
2019-10-03 15:49:34 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wanted Ukraine and China to investigate political rival and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his son, openly advocating an action that triggered a Democratic impeachment inquiry in Congress.
Trump’s earlier efforts t...
North Korea Tested New Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile
2019-10-03 04:56:04 UTC
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Thursday it had successfully test-fired a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the sea to contain external threats and bolster self-defense, ahead of fresh nuclear talks with the United States.
The launch on Wednesday was the most provocati...
Zelenskiy May Damage Ukraine’s International Standing
2019-09-27 01:22:09 UTC
KIEV (Reuters) - Opponents of Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday they were worried that the Ukrainian president’s criticism of European leaders in a call with Donald Trump could damage the country’s international standing.
Zelenskiy, a former television comedian and political novice who was ...
France, Germany to Sign Arms Exports Pact
2019-09-20 01:36:58 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany said on Thursday they were close to an agreement on how to remove obstacles to exporting weapons manufactured in joint programs, after French firms called for easing German export restrictions.
German curbs on arms exports to non-European Union or non-NATO ...
Justin Trudeau Says He Is ‘Deeply Sorry’
2019-09-20 01:17:55 UTC
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to continue his re-election campaign and asked for forgiveness on Thursday after pictures of him in blackface emerged less than five weeks before the national vote.
The Liberal Party leader’s campaign has been upended since Time m...
Attacks on Saudi Oil Field Knock Out Half of Its Output
2019-09-15 07:21:05 UTC
RIYADH/DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group said it attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry on Saturday, knocking out more than half the Kingdom’s output, in a move expected to send oil prices soaring and increase tensions in the Middle East.