International News

Foreign aid begins flowing to cyclone-hit southern Africa

By MATT SEDENSKY AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — International aid has started trickling into the east African countries of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi to ease the humanitarian crisis created by floodwaters from Cyclone Idai. Relief efforts that were initially stifled by airport ...

Turkey’s Erdogan sparks diplomatic row with NZ, Australia

By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Ignoring widespread criticism, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday again showed excerpts of a video taken by the attacker who killed 50 people in mosques in New Zealand, to denounce what he called rising hatred and ...

EU fines Google $1.7 billion for abusing online ads market

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union regulators have hit Google with a 1.49 billion euro ($1.68 billion) fine for abusing its dominant role in online advertising. It's the third time the commission has slapped Google with an antitrust penalty, following multibillion-dollar fines resulting from ...

Upstart party turns cannabis into key Israeli election issue

By ARON HELLER Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — The Cinderella story of Israel's current election campaign is a fringe party led by an ultranationalist libertarian with a criminal record who vows to legalize marijuana, and seems to diverge dramatically from the long list of quirky ...

Dutch police hunt suspect after shooting on tram kills 1

By ALEKSANDAR FURTULA and MIKE CORDER Associated Press UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police were hunting down a suspect after a shooting Monday on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht that left a dead body on the ground and multiple people injured, according to ...

Putin visits Crimea to mark 5th anniversary of annexation

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is marking the fifth anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine by visiting the Black Sea peninsula. Putin on Monday attended the launch of new power plants in Crimea, part of Moscow's efforts to upgrade the region's ...

Brother’s teasing proved prophetic before NZ mosque shooting

By KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — She wonders now if that moment was a prophecy, if her brother somehow knew it was the last time they'd see each other. Or maybe he was just teasing her, like he always did. But whatever the whole thing meant, Aya Al-Umari ...

NATO, EU condemn Russia’s 2014 seizure of Crimea

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO and the European Union are condemning Russia's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula five years after Moscow declared the region Russian territory. NATO allies said in a statement Monday that "we strongly condemn this act, which we do not and will not ...

France cleans up Champs-Elysees after yellow vest rioting

By THOMAS ADAMSON and ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Paris cleaned up one of the world's most glamorous avenues Sunday after rioting by an ultraviolent core in the dwindling yellow vest protest movement angry at President Emmanuel Macron. Luxury stores, restaurants and banks ...

Ethiopians hold mass funeral ceremony for crash victims

By ELIAS MESERET Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Thousands mourned the Ethiopian plane crash victims on Sunday, accompanying 17 empty caskets draped in the national flag through the streets of the capital as some victims' relatives fainted and fell to the ground. The service ...