Egypt upholds detention of student critical of el-Sissi

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court Saturday rejected the appeal of an activist and researcher who was a vocal critic of President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi’s government to be released from detention, his lawy...

Ecologists hail freezing of funds for new Polish coal plant

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A European group fighting climate change on Friday hailed the decision by two Polish energy companies to suspend financing for the construction of a new coal power plant. ...

EU threatens trade sanctions against Cambodia over rights

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is threatening to punish Cambodia with sanctions for what it sees as human rights and trade union violations. The EU Commission said it wants to wi...

Greek 10-year bond yield makes historic dip below 1%

Greece's 10-year government bond yield has fallen below 1% for the first time, bolstering the country's effort to ease strict budget conditions set by bailout lenders. The yield drop...

Ireland’s two-party system shaken by Sinn Fein surge

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. ...

US urges WHO to engage with Taiwan amid coronavirus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At least 15 nations voiced their support for Taiwan’s inclusion in the World Health Organization (WHO) during its executive board meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, acc...

N Ireland police probe potential Brexit-linked bomb plot

LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland say they are investigating a potential plot by Irish Republican Army dissidents to blow up a truck crossing the Irish Sea on the day Britain left the European ...

Germany's Merkel in South Africa encourages a move from coal

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — With the German chancellor by his side, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Thursday his country hopes to learn from Germany's experience of transitioning from c...

This week's American turmoil, seen through allies' eyes

For American politics, it’s been a week for the ages: a bungled start to the 2020 presidential primary season, a State of Union speech with partisanship on full display and a conclusion to the most co...

Taiwan condemns WHO for ‘Taipei and environs’ label

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the latest situation report of the Wuhan coronavirus on Wednesday (Feb. 5), the World Health Organization (WHO) continued to include Taiwan as a region of China, referr...

Key dates in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key dates in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump: APRIL 21, 2019 President Donald Trump speaks with then-President-elect Vol...

Russia, South Africa object to draft UN resolution on Libya

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. resolution that would endorse a plan to restore peace to Libya and condemn the recent increase in violence faced opposition Wednesday from Russia and South Africa. ...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 5 The Miami Herald on Fred Guttenberg, father of a student killed at Mar...

Spanish CEO barred from US over his company's Cuba interests

MADRID (AP) — A major Spanish hotel chain said Wednesday that the U.S. State Department informed the CEO he is barred from entering the United States because of his company’s business interests in Cub...

Cyprus pledges crackdown on sham marriages

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is preparing new legislation to curb the large number of sham marriages that are being conducted to help individuals obtain residency permits and potentially easier acces...