Saudi-led coalition displays Yemeni arms allegedly from Iran

Emirates Yemen

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Officials in a Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels for control of a crucial port in Yemen on Tuesday displayed weapons captured on the battlefield that they say show Iran is arming the insurgents. Iran long has denied arming the rebels, known as Houthis,...


Coronation plans threaten poll delay in junta-ruled Thailand

Thailand Election

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s prime minister said Tuesday his military government will hold elections only after a coronation ceremony for the new Thai king, casting fresh doubt on promises the polls will be held by next February. The junta seized power from an elected government in May 2014 and has...


China hopes for implementation of NKorea-US summit outcome

China North Korea

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday he hopes Pyongyang and Washington can fully implement the outcome of last week’s nuclear summit at which Kim pledged to work toward denuclearization in exchange for U.S. security guarantees. State...


Iran rebuffs Trump's call for OPEC to increase oil output

OPEC Meeting

VIENNA (AP) — Iran lashed out Tuesday against U.S. President Donald Trump’s call on OPEC to increase oil production and limit global energy prices, saying the cartel “is not an American organization.” The OPEC oil ministers began arriving in Vienna on Tuesday ahead of their official meeting Friday,...


Merkel says climate change is 'a fact,' laments US stance

Germany Poland Climate-1

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel took aim Tuesday at U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord, calling the move “very regrettable” at a time when the overwhelming majority of countries worldwide are trying to limit global warming. “We know climate change...


UK reviews medical marijuana ban after outcry over sick kids

Britain Cannabis Oil

LONDON (AP) — The British government announced Tuesday it would move to lift its ban on cannabis-based medicines, amid mounting criticism over the denial of treatment to severely epileptic children. But it rejected calls to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Home Secretary Sajid Javid told...


London police say short circuit caused minor subway blast

Britain Subway Explosion

LONDON (AP) — A battery short circuit caused a small explosion at a London Underground station that injured five people Tuesday evening, authorities said. British Transport Police said the incident did not seem to be related to terrorism. “The scene has been examined by specialist officers,” London...


International outrage grows over separating migrant children from parents

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. MEXICO CITY - In one case, a 10-year-old Mexican girl with Down syndrome was taken from her mother after an illegal border crossing and sent to a Texas shelter, Mexican officials say - even though her father, a legal U.S. resident, lived an hour down the highway. In...


Russian fans celebrate once-maligned team as heroes

Russia Soccer WCup Daily Life

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — What a transformation. Russia’s World Cup soccer team, metamorphosed from national laughingstock to heroes of the motherland in less than a week. And no one is more stunned than their own fans. Chants of “Ro-see-ya! Ro-see-ya!” reverberated through the St. Petersburg...


Russia to slam retaliatory tariffs on US imports

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Tuesday announced retaliatory measures in response to the U.S. move to impose tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin said a statement that Moscow has decided to apply retaliatory measures in line with the World Trade...

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