International News

Hungary leader grapples with EU as corruption concerns rise

By PABLO GORONDI Associated Press BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — As the Hungarian prime minister's conflicts with the European Union appear headed to a breaking point, calls are increasing for greater scrutiny of his government's spending of the bloc's funds. An opposition lawmaker in Hungary has ...

UK leader to lawmakers: Back my deal or face lengthy delay

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May warned Sunday that it would be "a potent symbol of Parliament's collective political failure" if a Brexit delay meant that the U.K. has to take part in May's European elections — almost three years after Britons voted to leave the ...

New Zealand citizens open to gun reform after massacre

By STEPHEN WRIGHT and KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The New Zealand leader's promise of tightened gun laws in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings has been widely welcomed by a stunned population. Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern said her Cabinet ...

Ethiopia mourns crash victims as plane’s ‘black box’ found

By ELIAS MESERET and YIDNEK KIRUBEL Associated Press EJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian Airlines has grounded all of its Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft as "an extra safety precaution" following the crash of one of its planes in which 157 people were killed, a spokesman said Monday, as Ethiopia ...

A shredded book, a passport: What 157 victims left behind

By YIDNEK KIRUBEL and CARA ANNA Associated Press EJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — What little was left was heartbreaking: A battered passport. A shredded book. Business cards in many languages. Searchers in white gloves and canvas shoes picked their way through the scattered remains of Ethiopian ...

Iran’s Rouhani seeks to boost ties on first visit to Baghdad

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was in Baghdad on Monday, making his first official visit to the nation that Tehran once fought a bloody war against and later backed in the battle with the Islamic State group. Since Rouhani's election ...

Growing number of Boeing Max 8 planes grounded after crash

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Aviation authorities in China, Indonesia and Ethiopia ordered airlines to ground their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes Monday after one crashed in Ethiopia, killing all 157 people on board. The crash of the Ethiopian Airlines jet shortly after ...

Restive Algeria awaits decisive move from returned president

By AOMAR OUALI Associated Press ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian teenagers and lawyers held protests Monday, and workers held scattered walkouts, as their tense nation waits to see whether ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika offers any concessions in the face of unprecedented ...

To the bitter end, IS militants remain organized and brutal

By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — As defeat looms, militants of the Islamic State group have remained organized and ruthless to their last breath. Keeping institutions functioning in their last shred of territory in Syria, they have continued benefits like food and ...

Former Nissan chairman Ghosn released after posting bail

By YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Wearing a mask, cap and what looked like a construction worker's outfit, the former chairman of Nissan Motor Co., Carlos Ghosn, left a Tokyo detention center Wednesday after posting 1 billion yen ($8.9 million) bail. Although his face was ...