Associated Press News

The Latest: German exports to UK drop again through July

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:15 a.m. German authorities say the country's exports to Britain dropped 4.6% in the first seven months of 2019 compared...
Oct. 14, 2019

Atwood tipped by UK bookmakers to win fiction's Booker Prize

LONDON (AP) — Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood is bookmakers' favorite to win the coveted fiction trophy for a second time Monday for "The Testaments," her follow-up to dystopian saga...
Oct. 14, 2019

South Korean justice minister resigns during finance probe

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's justice minister resigned Monday, citing the political burden of an investigation into alleged financial crimes and academic favors surrounding his family, a scandal...
Oct. 14, 2019

Syrian army moves to confront Turkish forces as US withdraws

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's army deployed near the Turkish border on Monday, hours after Syrian Kurdish forces previously allied with the U.S. said they had reached a deal with...
Oct. 14, 2019

The Latest: UK government plans post-Brexit budget on Nov. 6

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 8:45 a.m. The British government says it will deliver its annual budget on Nov. 6, a week after the country...
Oct. 14, 2019

Spanish court convicts Catalan leaders for secession attempt

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court has convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in the secession movement of 2017. The court on Monday sentenced the former...
Oct. 14, 2019

Spain's Supreme Court sentences former Catalonian vice president, Oriol Junqueras, to 13 years in prison for sedition

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court sentences former Catalonian vice president, Oriol Junqueras, to 13 years in prison for sedition.
Oct. 14, 2019

Indian police say 12 killed when house collapses in north

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — At least 12 people were killed after a two-story house collapsed Monday in a village in north India, officials said. Another 13 people were injured in...
Oct. 14, 2019

Indonesia province shuts schools as haze from fires returns

PALEMBANG, Indonesia (AP) — Noxious haze from new deliberately set fires have blanketed parts of Indonesia's Sumatra island after days of improving air quality. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Agus...
Oct. 14, 2019

Nobel awards season comes to an end with economics prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will announce the last Nobel winner later Monday, when it awards its prestigious economics prize. The prize — officially known as...
Oct. 13, 2019

India restores post-paid cellphone connections in Kashmir

NEW DELHI (AP) — India says it has restored call facilities on post-paid cellphone connections in Indian-controlled Kashmir more than two months after it downgraded the region's semi-autonomy and imposed...
Oct. 13, 2019

The Latest: EU foreign ministers condemn Turkish invasion

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 9:50 a.m. European Union leaders are looking to broaden an arms embargo against NATO ally Turkey...
Oct. 13, 2019

Report: Syrian troops enter town close to Turkey's border

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's state news agency says government forces have entered the northern town of Tal Tamr that is close to Turkey's border. SANA said Monday morning that...
Oct. 13, 2019

Correa HR in 11th as Astros top Yankees 3-2; ALCS tied at 1

HOUSTON (AP) — In a battle of the bullpens, Carlos Correa felt the greatest relief. Injured down the stretch and slumping this month, Correa hit a leadoff home run in...
Oct. 13, 2019

EU negotiators continue to discuss Brexit as deadline looms

LONDON (AP) — Ireland says that a Brexit deal may be possible in the coming days, after technical teams from Britain and the European Union worked through the weekend. Irish...
Oct. 13, 2019

Ecuador deal cancels austerity plan, ends indigenous protest

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador celebrated a deal President Lenín Moreno and indigenous leaders struck late Sunday to cancel a disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests...
Oct. 13, 2019

A crunch Brexit week looms with drama in London and Brussels

LONDON (AP) — The next seven days look set to be one of the most tumultuous weeks in more than three years of Brexit drama. Get ready for nail-biting diplomacy...
Oct. 13, 2019

Atwood, Ellmann favorites to win fiction's Booker Prize

LONDON (AP) — Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood is the bookies' favorite to win the coveted fiction trophy again for "The Testaments," her follow-up to dystopian saga "The Handmaid's Tale."...
Oct. 13, 2019

Hunter Biden, son of former VP, to leave Chinese board

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing intense scrutiny from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, Hunter Biden says he will step down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed...
Oct. 13, 2019

For Huda Kattan, beauty has become a billion-dollar business

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iraqi-American Huda Kattan has become one of the most recognizable names in makeup around the world. Her eponymous empire Huda Beauty, a makeup line...
Oct. 13, 2019

South Korean Justice Minister offers to resign amid scandal

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's justice minister on Monday offered to step down amid an investigation into allegations of financial crimes and academic favors surrounding his family, a...
Oct. 13, 2019

Asian stocks gain after US, China announce truce on tariffs

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets have risen after Washington and Beijing announced a truce on tariff hikes in a trade war. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced...
Oct. 13, 2019

Ambassador expected to testify key assurance was from Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. ambassador is expected to tell Congress that his text message reassuring another envoy that there was no quid pro quo in their interactions with Ukraine...
Oct. 13, 2019

The Latest: Australia says Turkey to blame for IS escapes

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Turkey's offensive in Syria (all times local): 08:15 a.m. Australia's foreign minister says Turkey is solely responsible for the escape of Islamic State group...
Oct. 13, 2019

South Korean Justice Minister offers to resign over scandal

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's justice minister has offered to step down amid an investigation into allegations of financial crimes and academic favors surrounding his family, a scandal...
Oct. 13, 2019

Pages