France urges Netanyahu not to annex parts of West Bank

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is urging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to annex Palestinian territory in the West Bank, warning that it would violate ...

Israeli troops kill Palestinian accused of hurling firebombs

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank who they said was throwing firebombs at a guard post, but who Palestinian officials say was merely str...

Taipei Mayor discusses potential presidential bid in TV interview

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Thursday (July 9) shared his thoughts on a possible 2024 presidential bid and other current political issues in an exclusive televised inte...

Iran signs agreement to bolster Syria's air defense systems

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s military chief has signed an agreement with Syria's president to reinforce Syria's air defense systems as part of a military cooperation agreement, Iranian state TV reported...

Tapping into crime fears, GOP conflates mayhem with protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — For FRIDAY PMs Apocalyptic images of blazing buildings and window-smashing protesters pop up on the TV screen as a caller to a 911 emergency line reaches voicemail....

Chinese embassy warns of 'unknown pneumonia' deadlier than COVID-19 in Kazakhstan

Update : 2020-07-10 15:26 Kazakhstan on Friday (July 10) dismissed China's claim that there was an "unknown pneumonia" outbreak inside the country. Kazakhstan's health ministry ri...

US approves Taiwan Patriot III missile recertification request

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department has approved a request from Taiwan to recertify its Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles for an estimated cost of $620 million. According to...

Govt Watchdog: Politics caused 'Sharpiegate' frantic rebuke

Political pressure from the White House and a series of “crazy in the middle of the night” texts, emails and phone calls caused top federal weather officials to wrongly admonish a weather office for a...

UN says Latin America and Caribbean are COVID-19 `hot spot'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Latin America and the Caribbean have become “a hot spot” for the COVID-19 pandemic, with several countries now having one of the highest per capita infection rates and absolute n...

Business Highlights

___ US economy may be stalling out as viral outbreak worsens WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is stumbling as the viral outbreak is intensifying across the countr...

Setbacks hamper pipeline industry backed by Trump

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — After a U.S. energy boom and strong backing from President Donald Trump propelled a major expansion of the nation’s sprawling oil and gas pipeline network, mounting political pr...

Race glitch for Lyles highlights rare track meet in 2020

GENEVA (AP) — It was a strange sight to see 200-meter world champion Noah Lyles race on a track in Florida while two opponents started simultaneously in Switzerland and the Netherlands. ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team distortions on Biden and police

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign team is misrepresenting Democratic rival Joe Biden's stance on improving police practices following George Floyd's death. In ads a...

Bournemouth denied late winner vs lackluster Tottenham

BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Bournemouth had a 90th-minute goal ruled out for handball and had to settle for a 0-0 draw on Thursday against a lackluster Tottenham, which failed to have a shot on target...

For 1st time, female soldier set to join a Green Beret team

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, a female soldier has graduated from the Army's elite Special Forces course and will join one of the all-male Green Beret teams, capping a yearslong campaign to mo...