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Macron 'ashamed' of Lebanon's political leaders amid crisis

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron assailed Hezbollah and the entire Lebanese political class Sunday, and warned of a new civil war if they can’t set aside personal and religious interests ...

Under virus strain, Europe’s leaders plead at UN for unity

Struggling to contain resurgent virus infections, European leaders decried a collective failure to vanquish the pandemic and told the U.N. General Assembly on Friday (Sept. 25) that the time has come ...

UAE: Iran's aggressive policies made Arabs look at Israel

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Arab Emirates didn’t need peace with Israel to counter Iran, a top UAE official said Friday, but he said Iran’s aggressive policies over three decades alarmed many Ara...

Under virus strain, Europe's leaders plea at UN for unity

PARIS (AP) — Struggling to contain resurgent virus infections, European leaders decried a collective failure to vanquish the pandemic and told the U.N. General Assembly on Friday that the time has com...

Palestinian leader calls for new peace process in UN speech

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday called for an international conference early next year to “launch a genuine peace process” while criticizing the recent decision of two A...

The Latest: Abbas asks for launch of 'genuine peace process'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 10:30 a.m. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called for an international conf...

Germany's long military mission in Afghanistan

Was it worth it? It is a tough question many in Germany are asking, including the families of the 59 German soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan. Soldiers of the Bundeswehr — Germany'...

Lebanon information minister resigns in wake of deadly blast

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s information minister resigned on Sunday as the country grapples with the aftermath of the devastating blast that ripped through the capital and raised public anger to new level...

Medicare coverage for Alzheimer brain scans in question

A big study to help Medicare officials decide whether to start covering brain scans to check for Alzheimer’s disease missed its goals for curbing health care costs, calling into question whether the p...

Scientists get closer to blood test for Alzheimer's disease

An experimental blood test was highly accurate at distinguishing people with Alzheimer’s disease from those without it in several studies, boosting hopes that there soon may be a simple way to help di...

When the ID shows a different picture than reality: Being transgender in Romania

Confusion, suspicion, uneasy questions: these are some of the reactions Patrick must endure when asked to present his ID. It's an ordinary situation for most of us that doesn't involve much th...

Former Danish PM invites Taiwan's president to democratic summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has been invited to speak at an international conference in Denmark, which will be held online from Thursday (June 18) to Friday (June 19). ...

Vice President Pence mourns loss of evangelist at service

ATLANTA (AP) — The world has lost a great evangelist in Ravi Zacharias, who could use his intellect and kindness to make the case for the Christian faith, Vice President Mike Pence said Friday. ...

Taiwan LGBT group raising money to fight homophobia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese LGBT group Equallove Taiwan has launched its "Queer Day, Good Day" fundraising campaign, which aims to reduce discrimination against the country's ...

Evangelist who built global ministry dies in Atlanta at 74

ATLANTA (AP) — Evangelist Ravi Zacharias, who built an international ministry that strives to defend Christianity on intellectual grounds, has died in Georgia. He was 74. Zacharias d...