International News

Mozambican families hunt for loved ones separated by cyclone

By CARA ANNA Associated Press BUZI, Mozambique (AP) — The young mother huddled on a wooden boat clutching her 2-year-old daughter, headed for the unknown: The flooded town of Buzi, which thousands have fled with little but the clothes on their backs. Fishermen's boats have been ferrying out ...

Terror at sea: Helicopter rescues frighten cruise passengers

By MARK LEWIS and JARI TANNER Associated Press STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Rodney Horgen recalled the moment he thought he was facing the end: when a huge wave crashed through the Viking Sky cruise ship's glass doors and swept his wife 30 feet across the floor. Horgen, 62, of Minnesota, was ...

Serbia, Kosovo mark start of NATO intervention 20 years ago

By JOVANA GEC Associated Press BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Twenty years after NATO intervened to stop Serbia's onslaught in Kosovo, Belgrade on Sunday commemorated the victims of what it says was an aggression while Kosovo hailed the beginning of its national liberation. The staunchly opposed ...

What next? Brexit delay gives UK more time to solve crisis

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — Extra time has been added to the Brexit countdown clock. The European Union has granted Britain a few more weeks to overcome its political deadlock and chart a smooth road out of the bloc — or change its mind and seek a much longer ...

US, Europe eye closely as China, Italy deepen ties

By COLLEEN BARRY Associated Press MILAN (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping was received with full red-carpet honors by his Italian counterpart Friday, launching a two-day visit aimed at deepening ties through an ambitious infrastructure program that has raised suspicions among Italy's U.S. ...

Trump’s Golan statement draws strong regional condemnation

By ALBERT AJI Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — From Syria to Turkey and beyond, President Donald Trump's abrupt declaration that Washington will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights drew strong condemnation on Friday. The Syrian government called it ...

Broken-hearted but not broken: New Zealand prays together

By NICK PERRY and JULIET WILLIAMS Associated Press CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders observed the Muslim call to prayer Friday in reflecting on the moment one week ago when 50 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques were slain — an act that an imam told the crowd of thousands ...

EU shows united front on Brexit, loss of confidence in May

By LORNE COOK and SAMUEL PETREQUIN Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders took back control of the Brexit process from British Prime Minister Theresa May, saying Friday they believe the risks were too great and that action was needed to protect the smooth running of the ...

EU leaders open to Brexit delay, but May faces storm at home

By LONE COOK and JILL LAWLESS Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders meeting in Brussels said Thursday they were likely to grant Britain a Brexit delay if the U.K. government can win parliamentary support next week for its EU divorce deal, though it may be shorter than the ...

Pompeo heads to Lebanon, where Hezbollah is at peak strength

By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hopes to use his first visit to Lebanon this week to step up pressure on Iran and its local ally, Hezbollah. But he could face resistance even from America's local allies, who fear that pushing too hard could ...