Spain-Venezuela encounter by tarmac unleashes speculation

MADRID (AP) — A secretive meeting this week by the tarmac of Madrid's international airport between two prominent officials from Spain and Venezuela triggered a political storm on Thursday, with conse...

Lawmakers, professors seek return of Iranian college student

BOSTON (AP) — Federal lawmakers and college professors in Massachusetts are demanding answers after an Iranian student was denied entry into the U.S. despite a court order temporarily staying his remo...

Canada's TSB says Iran has invited it to examine black boxes

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Transportation Safety Board said Thursday it has been invited by Iran to participate in the download and analysis of the flight recorders from the downing of a Ukraine Internat...

First stage of extradition hearing for top Huawei exec ends

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian judge said Thursday she will announce her decision at a later date after she ended the first phase of an extradition hearing that will decide whether a to...

Colombia soccer star extradited to US on trafficking charges

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former midfielder for Colombia's national soccer team was extradited on Thursday to the United States to face drug trafficking charges. Prosecutors in Texa...

Ivory Coast clears homes near airport after stowaway death

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Construction crews began leveling homes deemed too close to the airport in Ivory Coast's commercial capital on Thursday, part of a crackdown on informal settlements after a...

Stocks around the world drop on virus concerns, led by China

NEW YORK (AP) — US stocks are falling at the start of trading Thursday, following other markets lower as authorities rush to contain a deadly virus outbreak in China. The coronavirus has been confirme...

Those trapped in China virus lockdown expect lonely holiday

BEIJING (AP) — Bai Xue had planned a road trip through China's lush eastern coast to ring in the Lunar New Year, usually a time of lively family reunions and abundant feasts. Then ca...

Q&A: WHO representative addresses China’s new virus outbreak

Shortly before authorities closed off the Chinese city at the epicenter of an outbreak of a new virus, the World Health Organization sent a team led by country representative Gauden Galea to check con...

Dubai airport implements special screening for China flights

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest for international travel, announced on Thursday that it's taking special precautions to screen the droves of Chinese...

Angola seeks Portugal's help in major corruption case

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Angola’s attorney general arrived Thursday in Portugal to ask his country’s former colonial ruler for help investigating a major corruption case targeting the billionaire daugh...

Q&A: WHO representative addresses China's new virus outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — Shortly before authorities closed off the Chinese city at the epicenter of an outbreak of a new virus, the World Health Organization sent a team led by country representative Gauden Ga...

Migrant parents separated from kids since 2018 return to US

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nine parents who were deported as the Trump administration separated thousands of migrant families landed back into the U.S. late Wednesday to reunite with children they had not see...

Asian shares reverse gains on growing impact of China virus

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares reversed early gains Thursday as health authorities around the world moved to monitor and contain a deadly virus outbreak in China and keep it from spreading globally. ...

Taiwan's StarLux launches first flights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After three years of planning and preparation, Taiwan's newly established StarLux Airlines launched its first flights on Thursday (Jan. 23), the first day of the week-...