Looking down on a decade

There has been no shortage of big news over the last decade. Spanning the globe, some stories were expected while others caught the world off guard. Some were so massive they were visible from space, ...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childho...

European planet-studying mission launches from South America

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A European spacecraft launched from South America Wednesday on a three-year mission to study planets in other solar systems. The Characterising ExOPlanet...

Europe postpones launch of planet-studying mission

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — European space officials on Tuesday postponed the launch of a three-year mission to study planets in other solar systems less than an hour before it was due to blast off. ...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

A sharecropper's son who rose through the seats of power to become one of the nation's most influential voices. A Republican who went on to lead the U.S. Supreme Court's liberal wing. A lauded writer ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2019. There are 18 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 13, 19...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi's defense of army puzzles former admirers

BANGKOK (AP) — What drives Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar who this week defended her country at the International Court of Justice against charges that it carried out genocide against its Mus...

Thousands welcome Ethiopian leader after Nobel Peace Prize

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Tens of thousands of Ethiopians on Thursday have lined the streets of the capital, Addis Ababa, to welcome Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed upon his return from receiving the Nob...

Myanmar's accusers slam Nobel laureate for genocide defense

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — L awyers seeking to halt what they allege is an ongoing genocide in Myanmar have slammed Aung San Suu Kyi’s defense of her country’s armed forces, saying Thursday that th...

Taiwan tycoon’s son rejected as chairman of Nan Shan Life Insurance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 36-year-old son of tycoon Samuel Yin (尹衍樑) was too inexperienced to take the position of chairman at Nan Shan Life Insurance Co., Ltd., the Financial Supervisory Commi...

Rohingya refugees reject Aung San Suu Kyi’s genocide denial

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Rohingya refugees accused former Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi of lying to the International Court of Justice in testimony Wednesday in which she denied th...

Sarajevo officials: Nobel winner Handke not welcome in city

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Nobel Literature Prize laureate Peter Handke was on Wednesday proclaimed persona non grata in the Bosnian capital for his apologist views toward Serb war crimes dur...

Suu Kyi in court to refute Myanmar genocide allegations

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former pro-democracy symbol Aung San Suu Kyi takes center-stage Wednesday at the U.N.’s top court as she seeks to defend Myanmar’s armed forces against genocide allegatio...

Handke takes Nobel Literature Prize amid protest

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Author Peter Handke received his Nobel Literature Prize on Tuesday amid criticism of him in Sweden and abroad as an apologist for Serb war crimes in the 1990s. Hand...

Nobel winner Abiy says 'hell' of war fueled desire for peace

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says his horrifying experiences as a young Ethiopian soldier informed his determination to seek the end of a long conflict with a neighbori...