General news

February 19, 2018 - 3:15 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state TV says pro-government forces will begin entering the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin in the country's northwest "within hours." The TV gave no further details about the deployment of the troops, known as "popular forces," which comes amid reports that an agreement has...
Read More
February 19, 2018 - 3:05 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on churchgoers in Russia's predominantly Muslim Dagestan region. At least five people were killed and four wounded when a gunman opened fire with a hunting rifles on people leaving a Sunday service at a Russian...
Read More
February 19, 2018 - 2:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — A leading figure in the nationalist Alternative for Germany has urged the party's followers to reject violence. Joerg Meuthen wrote on his Facebook page that he was prompted to speak out after readers of an earlier column had written that "violence is necessary." In a post late Sunday...
Read More
A currency trader works at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Asian markets were higher on Monday following Wall Street gains last week, as market jitters showed signs of easing. Many major markets were closed on holidays. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 19, 2018 - 2:45 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Shares were higher in Europe and Asia on Monday following last week's gains on Wall Street. Investors' jitters appear to be subsiding after recent wild swings, eased by strong corporate earnings and other indicators. Many major markets were closed for lunar new year...
Read More
School children walk as Mount Sinabung erupts in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes. The volcano, one of three currently erupting in Indonesia, was dormant for four centuries before exploding in 2010.(AP Photo/Sarianto)
February 19, 2018 - 2:25 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes on Monday. There were no fatalities or injuries from the morning eruption, the National...
Read More
February 19, 2018 - 1:58 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch budget carrier Transavia has canceled or delayed dozens of flights because of a strike by pilots angry at the lack of progress in months of negotiations toward a new collective labor agreement. Transavia, part of the Air France KLM group, posted an online list of...
Read More
A man leaves a tailor in Tokyo's Nihombashi shopping and business district, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Japan has reported a trade deficit for January, its first in eight months, mainly due to seasonal factors. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
February 19, 2018 - 1:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade sector started out the year on a strong note though it slipped into deficit for the first time in eight months due to higher oil prices and seasonal factors. Customs data released Monday showed imports rose 8 percent from a year earlier to 7.03 trillion yen ($66 billion...
Read More
FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky practices ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Russian curlers say a coach on their team told them that mixed doubles bronze medalist Krushelnitsky tested positive for a banned substance at the Pyeongchang Olympics. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
February 19, 2018 - 1:57 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said in a statement Monday that it has "initiated a procedure...
Read More
In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims weep in the village of Bideh, at the area that the plane crashed, southern Iran, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. An Iranian commercial plane crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said they feared all people aboard were killed. (Ali Khodaei/Tasnim News Agency via AP)
February 19, 2018 - 1:51 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash the previous day that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down on...
Read More
goalie Jonas Hiller (1), of Switzerland, and goalie Pavel Francouz (33), of the Czech Republic, greet each other after the preliminary round of the men's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. The Czech Republic won 4-1. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
February 19, 2018 - 1:49 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 4:45 p.m. One of hockey's most time-honored traditions is in danger of not happening at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Officials have told players to fist-bump one another rather than shaking hands to prevent...
Read More

Pages