International News

Glass walls, not metal fencing, to surround Eiffel Tower

By SYLVIE CORBET, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Goodbye metal fencing, hello glass walls: Paris authorities are building a permanent security belt around the Eiffel Tower, replacing the current fencing around it with more visually appealing glass walls. The company operating France's ...

Greece refuses to extradite slain reporter’s source to Malta

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Supreme Court has rejected a second bid by Malta for the extradition of a Russian whistleblower who helped a murdered Maltese journalist investigate money-laundering in high places. Thursday's ruling upheld an earlier decision in April by a lower court, which ...

Saudi-led troops fight rebel forces south of Yemen’s Hodeida

By AHMED AL-HAJ, Associated Press SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Troops in a Saudi-led coalition captured a town south of Yemen's port city of Hodeida on Thursday as fierce fighting and airstrikes pounded the area, officials said, on the second day of an offensive to capture the strategic harbor. A ...

Hungary sends smugglers to prison for 71 suffocation deaths

By PABLO GORONDI, Associated Press BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian court on Thursday sentenced four human traffickers to 25 years in prison each for their roles in the 2015 case in which 71 migrants suffocated to death in the back of a refrigerated truck found on a highway in ...

100 years of voting: British marches celebrate suffragettes

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Thousands of women turned British cities into rivers of green, white and violet Sunday to mark 100 years since the first women won the right to vote in the U.K. Part artwork, part parade, "Processions" saw women march through London, ...

Business as usual in North Korea as public unaware of summit

By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With all the international attention focused on Singapore and the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pyongyang must be buzzing with excitement, right? Well, it might be, if ...

Isolated Kim takes big gamble leaving home for Trump summit

By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Spare a moment, as you anticipate one of the most unusual summits in modern history, to consider North Korea's leader as he left the all-encompassing bubble of his locked-down stronghold of Pyongyang on Sunday and stepped off a jet onto ...

Spain rescues 334 migrants from Mediterranean, finds 4 dead

MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service has saved 334 migrants and recovered four bodies from boats it intercepted trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea. The rescue service says its patrol craft reached nine different boats carrying migrants that had left from ...

Poll shows deep divisions between Israelis and American Jews

JERUSALEM (AP) — An opinion poll published Sunday shows deep divisions between Israelis and American Jews, particularly in relation to President Donald Trump, highlighting the growing rift between the world's two largest Jewish communities. The survey of the American Jewish Committee showed ...

Disneyland Paris enters Marvel universe with Avengers theme

By THOMAS ADAMSON, Associated Press CHESSY, France (AP) — Helicopters, concept cars and SWAT teams shrouded in smoke heralded the launch of the first Avengers-themed season at Disneyland Paris following the announcement of plans for a $2.5 billion park expansion that will feature Marvel ...