German energy company: saving threatened forest 'illusion'

BERLIN (AP) — A German energy executive whose company plans to clear an ancient forest to expand a lignite strip mine says it's an "illusion" to think the woodland can be saved, and halting the projec...

A Kim Jong Un visit to Seoul? It would be surreal challenge

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The spectacle and surprise on display at the three inter-Korean summits this year have been, at times, intense. The fourth one could be surreal — if it happens. ...

Catalan separatists mark anniversary of independence push

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of Catalan pro-independence activists are protesting in Barcelona to mark the anniversary of demonstrations that fired up the region's secessionist drive and brought ...

Guatemalan protesters demand Morales reverse on graft body

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Thousands are marching in Guatemala to protest President Jimmy Morales' decision to end the work of a U.N. commission investigating corruption in the country. S...

Moon to carry private message from Kim Jong Un to Trump

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A beaming South Korean President Moon Jae-in returned home from a whirlwind three-day summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday saying that Kim wants the ...

Officials say 15-year-old boy killed by Israeli fire in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says a 15-year-old Palestinian boy was killed by Israeli army fire during a protest near the perimeter fence with Israel. The mini...

German police halt forest eviction after journalist dies

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in western Germany say they're suspending the eviction of protesters from a threatened forest after a journalist fell to his death. Police said Wednesday th...

Ethiopia's stunning reforms now challenged by deadly unrest

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's stunning political reforms are now threatened by long-standing ethnic tensions that have roared back to life since a young prime minister took power just five m...

Business Highlights

___ Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on US imports BEIJING (AP) — China announces retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, incl...

McDonald's workers across US protest against sex harassment

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — McDonald's workers are staging protests in several cities in what organizers called the first multistate strike seeking to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. ...

Greece: Violence at rallies to mark rapper's killing

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Violence has broken out at rallies in several Greek cities organized to mark the fifth anniversary of the killing of rapper Pavlos Fyssas that triggered a crackdown against the e...

Palestinians say 2 killed by Israeli fire along Gaza border

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says two Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire at a protest near a crossing point between the enclave and Israel. Thousand...

Prince's new basement tape: Just him singing, playing piano

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fans of Prince expecting his usual pyrotechnic guitar work will be surprised that one of the first official albums released from his fabled vault since his death more than two years...

Lawsuits filed over St. Louis police 'kettling' practice

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several people arrested in a police "kettle" during a 2017 protest in St. Louis are suing the city, police officers and their supervisors. Federal lawsuits were file...

Israeli fire wounds dozens in Gaza as thousands protest

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says 26 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli gunfire during a mass protest on the border with Israel. Thousands gathered Monday on...