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Israel strikes Gaza, Syria after Palestinian rockets attacks

February 24, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israel military said early Monday that it struck Palestinian militants targets in Gaza and Syria in response to rockets fired toward southern Israel on Sunday evening, hours... more »»

Haiti police exchange fire with troops near national palace

February 24, 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian police officers exchanged gunfire for hours Sunday with soldiers of the newly reconstituted army outside the national palace, in a dangerous escalation of... more »»

Italy rushes to contain Europe's first major virus outbreak

February 23, 2020

CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — Italy scrambled Sunday to check the spread of Europe's first major outbreak of the new viral disease amid rapidly rising numbers of infections and a third death, calling off... more »»

Gas tank explosion kills 4 in North Macedonia

February 23, 2020

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Four people, including three children, were killed and six other members of the same family were seriously injured when a gas tank for cooking exploded in their hom... more »»

Carnival in Belgium again has Jewish stereotypes in parade

February 23, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Aalst Carnival parade included stereotypical depictions of Jews for the second year in a row and the Belgian government said that the anti-Semitism in the three-day festival... more »»

Austria stops all trains to and from Italy over virus fears

February 23, 2020

CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — Austria halted all train traffic to and from Italy following fears that a train on Sunday night had two people on board who may have been infected with the COVID-19 virus,... more »»

South Korea put on high alert, Italy battles virus outbreak

February 23, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president said Sunday that he was putting his country on its highest alert for infectious diseases, ordering officials to take “unprecedented, powerful”... more »»

Germany's Social Democrats on course to win in Hamburg vote

February 23, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — The center-left Social Democrats won the most votes in the Hamburg state election Sunday, according to projections, followed by the environmentalist Green party in a vote that was... more »»

Albania opposition backs president’s anti-government protest

February 23, 2020

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s main opposition Democratic Party on Sunday supported a call from the country’s president for an anti-government protest and also asked for a new election. more »»

10,000 mourn victims of racist shooting rampage in Germany

February 23, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Around 10,000 protesters marched through the central German town of Hanau on Sunday to mourn the nine people who were killed by an immigrant-hating gunman four days ag. more »»

Spain closes airports on Canary Islands due to sand storm

February 23, 2020

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities said Sunday that they have closed airports on the Canary Islands because of a wind storm that is blinding the archipelago with sand and dust. more »»

Exit polls: Social Democrats win, far-right loses in Hamburg

February 23, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — The center-left Social Democrats won the most votes in the Hamburg state election Sunday, according to exit polls, followed by the environmentalist Green party in a vote that was... more »»

Passage to India: Trump ready for warm embrace, adulation

February 23, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the Trumpiest of offers.

A rally at one of the world's largest stadiums. A crowd of millions cheering him on. A love fest during an election year. more »»

German, Dutch carnival parades called off due to weather

February 23, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Several cities in western Germany canceled their traditional carnival parades at short notice Sunday, citing severe weather conditions including gusty winds and heavy rain. more »»

US to lay out case against Assange at extradition hearing

February 23, 2020

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. more »»

Italy cancels Venice carnival in bid to halt spread of virus

February 23, 2020

CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — Scrambling to contain rapidly rising number of new coronavirus infections in Italy, the largest amount outside Asia, authorities on Sunday stepped up measures to ban public... more »»

Iran raises death toll from new virus to 8, infections to 43

February 23, 2020

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's health ministry raised the death toll from the new coronavirus to eight Sunday, amid concerns that clusters there as well as in Italy and South Korea could signal a... more »»

Virus closes doors at Armani, but other Milan shows go on

February 23, 2020

MILAN (AP) — After Giorgio Armani’s last-minute decision to show his latest collection in an empty theater due to concerns about the new virus, the rest of Milan's runway shows scheduled for... more »»

Pope cautions against 'unfair' Middle East peace plans

February 23, 2020

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has cautioned against “unfair” solutions aimed at ending the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. more »»

Nine dead in Turkey as 5.7 earthquake strikes western Iran

February 23, 2020

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Nine people were killed in Turkey in a magnitude 5.7 earthquake that struck western Iran early Sunday morning, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. more »»

 
 

 

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