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Key witness in Navy SEAL case stuns court by taking blame

June 21, 2019

SAN DIEGO (AP) — When prosecutors called a special forces medic to testify, they expected him to bolster their case against a decorated Navy SEAL accused of stabbing an Islamic State fighter in... more »»

Parents of UK militant in Syria spared jail for sending cash

June 21, 2019

LONDON (AP) — A couple from Oxford whose son converted to Islam and traveled to Syria to support the Islamic State group were found guilty Friday and given suspended sentences for trying to send... more »»

Europeans urge US, Iran to step back from confrontation

June 21, 2019

BRUSSELS (AP) — European leaders are being guarded in their responses to the deepening tensions between the United States and Iran, urging both sides to step back from confrontation. more »»

Cyprus ex-President Dimitris Christofias dead at 72

June 21, 2019

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Dimitris Christofias, Cyprus' first communist president whose troubled tenure was marked by near financial ruin that necessitated an international rescue, uproar over a... more »»

Summer solstice: 10,000 watch sunrise at Stonehenge

June 21, 2019

STONEHENGE, England (AP) — Dancers, musicians and revelers have watched the sun flicker over the horizon at Stonehenge, celebrating the summer solstice at the Neolithic stone circl. more »»

Airlines reroute flights after Iran downs US military drone

June 21, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Airlines rerouted flights Friday to avoid airspace near the Strait of Hormuz after Iran shot down a U.S. more »»

Emaciated polar bear found in Russia taken for treatment

June 21, 2019

MOSCOW (AP) — An emaciated polar bear seen roaming around an industrial city in Russia far south of its normal sea ice hunting grounds is being transported to a zoo for examination and treatment. more »»

Cyprus ex-president Dimitris Christofias has died

June 21, 2019

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' president says his predecessor Dimitris Christofias has died. He was 7. more »»

Hong Kong protests flare anew after demands unmet

June 21, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — More than 1,000 protesters blocked Hong Kong police headquarters into the night Friday, while others took over major streets as the tumult over the city's future showed no signs... more »»

France's first lady Brigitte Macron is no fan of politics

June 21, 2019

PARIS (AP) — France's first lady says Emmanuel Macron's election as president "terrified" her and insists that she has no political ambitions of her own.

Oh, and she hates the word "cougar. more »»

Thousands call for climate action, target German coal mine

June 21, 2019

AACHEN, Germany (AP) — Thousands of students from across Europe protested Friday near a coal mine in western Germany, urging governments to take bolder action against climate change. more »»

US watchdog: Bad spending oversight hampers Afghan troops

June 21, 2019

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A lack of coordinated oversight of America's spending in Afghanistan has led to a waste of funds and hampered training and development of the country's security forces,... more »»

UN agencies urge Italy to let migrants get off rescue boat

June 21, 2019

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. migration and refugee agencies on Friday urged Italy's government to let 43 migrants from Libya disembark from a boat that had rescued them in the Mediterranean Sea. more »»

Global airlines reroute flights after Iran downs US drone

June 21, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Major airlines from around the world on Friday began rerouting their flights to avoid areas around the Strait of Hormuz following Iran's shooting down of a U.S. more »»

Study: Lethal plastic trash now common in Greece's whales

June 21, 2019

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A study of whales and dolphins that have washed up dead in Greece over a 20-year period has found alarmingly high levels of plastic trash — mostly bags — in the animals'... more »»

Macron says 3 candidates for top EU job have been ruled out

June 21, 2019

BRUSSELS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron declared Friday that three top candidates to become head of the European Union's powerful executive arm, the European Commission, have been ruled... more »»

Trump called off Iranian strikes, citing potential deaths

June 21, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday the U.. more »»

UK lawmaker suspended after ejecting protester from gala

June 21, 2019

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May's office suspended Foreign Office Minister Mark Field on Friday while an investigation takes place into his treatment of a climate change proteste... more »»

UK study shows seal singing 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star'

June 21, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Researchers in Scotland say gray seals can copy the sounds of human words and songs including "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."

The study by University of St. more »»

Trump calls off Iranian strikes, ratcheting down tension

June 21, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. more »»

 
 
 

 

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