Democratic demands set up battle over Mueller report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Within minutes of receiving notification that special counsel Robert Mueller had turned over his report on the Russia investigation, congressional Democrats were calling for the repo...

US-China trade war gives Belt and Road added significance

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing has been steadily gathering support for its "Belt and Road" initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China with Africa, Europe and be...

France, Netherlands seek to douse Air France-KLM controversy

The finance ministers of France and the Netherlands met in Paris on Friday in an effort to ease tensions after the Dutch government disclosed it had been secretly increasing its stake in the Air Franc...

Man, 19, accused of assaulting 81-year-old over MAGA hat

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a young man at a New Jersey supermarket assaulted an 81-year-old who was wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat. Somerset County pros...

Ukrainian president visits US destroyer on port call

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president has gone aboard a U.S. warship making a call at a Ukrainian port, hailing its visit as a warning to Russia. President Petro Poroshenko visite...

Pell's trial draws attention to court suppression orders

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Cardinal George Pell's trial on child abuse charges is probably the highest profile criminal case ever shrouded in secrecy by an Australian suppression order. ...

Ukraine bars entry to Russian Church-affiliated bishop

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The Ukrainian Border Guards Service says it has stripped a Russian Church-affiliated bishop of his Ukrainian citizenship and barred him from entering the country. ...

Comedian who plays Ukraine's president on TV leads real race

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Volodymyr Zelenskiy has spent more than 20 years as a comedian in Ukraine peppering his stand-up routines with imitations of politicians. So when his production company needed an ...

Moscow faces 300 bomb threats, up to 50,000 evacuated

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say that a flurry of fake bomb calls has prompted the evacuation of tens of thousands. The Interfax news agency said the city's emergency services ...

What to watch during Trump's State of the Union address

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, a uniter? That's the approach advisers say Trump will take in his first State of the Union address delivered under divided government. A pre...

57 international scholars sign open letter urging Canadian PM to reconsider Taiwan relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 57 international Taiwan studies scholars have signed an open letter supporting the Canadian government’s management of its current China dispute. The letter was p...

Comcast loses cable users, but internet subscribers surge

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast continues to lose its U.S. cable customers, but racked up more internet subscribers and got a revenue boost from Sky, its big bet on European TV. The Philadel...

Campaigning in ambiguous presidential race starts in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A 90-day political campaign period has opened in Ukraine, where the incumbent president's future is uncertain. President Petro Poroshenko hasn't yet announced wh...

Russia and Ukraine in 2019: More conflict ahead?

In Russia, the new year will kick off with price increases — the value-added tax (VAT) will jump from 18 to 20 percent. Among other things, the government hopes that this will at least partiall...

'The toughest year': US immigration changes dominated 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Children torn from their parents, refugees turned away, tear gas fired on asylum-seekers, and a president who says he's making good on promises to protect the nation's borders. In a br...