Pompeo heads to Ukraine next week as impeachment winds down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Ukraine next week, making his first trip to the country at the heart of President Donald Trump's impeachment. As Trump's S...

European Union soon to discuss enlargement procedure

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The President of the European Council said on Friday the bloc will be holding intensive discussions in the coming weeks on how future enlargement should be managed. ...

New strikes, protests as France unveils retirement bill

PARIS (AP) — French unions are holding last-ditch strikes and protests around the country Friday as the government unveils a divisive bill redesigning the national retirement system. ...

Steyer aims criminal justice plan at taking on racial bias

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer is proposing a criminal justice reform plan that would reduce the costs of incarceration by redirecting funds to education, community...

Targeted killings up as 8 wounded in Iraq protest violence

BAGHDAD (AP) — Government inaction over the rising number of assassinations targeting anti-government demonstrators and supporters is stirring fear and resentment, activists said Thursday. Iraqi secur...

New appeal filed in 12-year sentence for cellphone in jail

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court should overturn an “astonishing” 12-year prison sentence given to an African American man who took a mobile phone into a jail cell when he was arres...

Lawmaker targeted by Lebanese protests rejects calls to quit

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — A Lebanese lawmaker and former foreign minister who has been a frequent target of protesters in the economically troubled country saidThursday he understands his people want ...

Candidates for chairmanship of Taiwan's KMT seek party reset

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three KMT members, Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌), Chang Ya-chung (張亞中), and Wu Zhi-chang (武之璋), have announced bids to become the party's next chairman with the urge to reset aft...

Putin's constitutional proposals OK'd in first Duma reading

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's parliament has approved a package of constitutional amendments in a first reading Thursday, in a move widely seen as an attempt by President Vladimir Putin to stay in on power p...

Lynx star Maya Moore opts to stay on hiatus from WNBA in '20

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore will sit out a second straight WNBA season to continue her push for criminal justice reform. Moore told The New York Times in a stor...

Wife: China's ex-Interpol boss jailed for reformist views

PARIS (AP) — In her first comments about her husband's jail sentence, the wife of the former Interpol president imprisoned in China has dismissed his bribery conviction as “a lie, a fake case” and sai...

Lebanon's new Cabinet holds its first meeting amid protests

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's new government held its first meeting on Wednesday, a day after it was formed following a three-month-long political vacuum. But even as the government convened, protesters bri...

Vice president-elect: No Taiwan, no ROC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Vice President-elect William Lai (賴清德) said Wednesday (Jan. 22) that the "Republic of China (R.O.C.)" will not exist unless "Taiwan" is ...

4 racehorse deaths at New Orleans track spark concern

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Four thoroughbred racehorses were euthanized after competing at a New Orleans track in a 10 -day span, prompting criticism from an animal advocacy group based i...

Putin names new Cabinet as key members of Russian govt stay

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin formed his new Cabinet Tuesday, replacing many of its members but keeping his foreign, defense and finance ministers in place. The Cabi...