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Ireland: UK-EU deal on Brexit trade spat unlikely this year

LONDON (AP) — The British and Irish governments expressed optimism Thursday that a thorny spat between the U.K. and the European Union over Northern Ireland trade can be resolved, but Ireland's top di...

Gates, French Gates offer post-divorce philanthropic plans

Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates say they will still work with the Giving Pledge, the campaign they co-founded with Warren Buffett in 2010 to encourage billionaires to donate the majority of their ...

Gucci heirs says ‘House of Gucci’ narrative is inaccurate

The Gucci family is not pleased with the depiction of their relatives in the new film “ House of Gucci.” In a statement issued this week, they said the narrative is “anything but accurate” and that th...

Polish women protest attempts to further restrict abortion

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Women’s rights activists in Poland used red paint to symbolize blood as they protested Tuesday against a government plan to register every pregnancy in a national database and as...

Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim, whose work transformed musical theater, dead at 91

Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who helped American musical theater evolve beyond pure entertainment and reach new artistic heights with such works as "West Side Story," &qu...

France, Britain spiral into crisis in wake of migrant deaths

CALAIS, France (AP) — The already fractious relationship between France and Britain spiralled further downward into anger and incomprehension Friday, with the two erstwhile European partners at logger...

Women step up, fill the gaps in Burkina Faso's virus fight

KAYA, Burkina Faso (AP) — Mariama Sawadogo sits in a small studio, translating notes from French to the local language of Moore and scribbling talking points in the margins. Transmission, prevention, ...

Women step up, fill the gaps in Burkina Faso's virus fight

KAYA, Burkina Faso (AP) — Mariama Sawadogo sits in a small studio, translating notes from French to the local language of Moore and scribbling talking points in the margins. Transmission, prevention, ...

Barbie Hsu, husband issue statement announcing divorce

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu (徐熙媛) formally announced on Monday (Nov. 22) that she has filed for a divorce from her wealthy Chinese husband after 10 years of marriage. ...

Taiwan's Barbie Hsu divorcing Chinese husband

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu (徐熙媛) has reportedly filed for a divorce from her wealthy Chinese husband after 10 years of marriage, with nearly NT$1 billion in assets up fo...

EU awaits counterproposals from UK in Brexit standoff

BRUSSELS (AP) — Another week of Brexit negotiations still left the European Union awaiting a firm counterproposal from the United Kingdom on Friday to ease a standoff over how to deal with the country...

Review: Adele goes beyond heartbreak in powerful '30' album

“30,” Adele (Columbia Records) Coming out of a divorce, one might expect Adele to write an album of heartbreak ballads. But, to expect anything short of the full spectrum of emotions...

UK tones down threats in N Ireland trade spat with EU

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s top Brexit official lowered the temperature in the U.K.’s trade feud with the European Union on Wednesday, saying he believes it is possible to reach agreement with the bloc. ...

Adele tops Swift in musician faceoff, nearly beats Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) — Adele attracted 10.3 million viewers to a busy Sunday night special where she debuted new music, facilitated a marriage proposal and dished with Oprah Winfrey about her divorce and wor...

Holiday TV brings new movies, specials — and Charlie Brown

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Supply-chain woes are this year's Grinch, threatening to steal gifts and good cheer. But TV is overstocked with holiday specials and rom-coms — including the Food Network's first mo...