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A majority in the Lower House of the Dutch parliament is expected to support ratification of the association agreement between the European Union and Ukraine on Feb. 23. Read more here. The post EUobs
NEW YORK - The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 9:35 a.m. Declines in energy and industrial stocks are leading U.S. indexes slightly lower in early trading as the marke
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court says it will hear a dispute over releasing copies of final autopsy reports in the unsolved slayings of eight family members. At issue are lawsuits filed b
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More than a week has passed since the North Korean leader’s estranged half brother died in Malaysia, but what killed him, who instigated it and why are still unknown.
MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — Shortly after midnight on New Year’s Eve, hundreds of inmates watched from a Manaus prison yard as the sky lit up with fireworks, paid for by the gangs that dominate the j
PARIS (Reuters) - French police detained far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's bodyguard and chief of staff in custody on Wednesday for questioning over alleged misuse of European Union fun
Gowns worn by Princess Diana for everything from meeting diplomats to dancing with movie stars feature in an exhibition celebrating the fashion of one of Britain's favorite royals, which opens in Lond
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan said Wednesday it will send paramilitary forces to crack down on Islamic militants in the Punjab province, a move that the ruling party of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had long rej
Pope Francis called for urgent humanitarian aid for the starving people of South Sudan, saying millions risked being "condemned to death" by a famine in parts of the war-ravaged country.
Pope Francis called for urgent humanitarian aid for the starving people of South Sudan, saying millions risked being "condemned to death" by a famine in parts of the war-ravaged country.
ISTANBUL - Turkey's state-run news agency says anti-terrorism police in Istanbul have detained 35 people suspected of links to the Islamic State group. Anadolu Agency says Wednesday the suspects were
SANDUSKY, Ohio - Police say a caretaker was filmed performing a sexually provocative dance on a 100-year-old resident at an Ohio assisted living home and has been charged with gross sexual imposition.
Russian and French dignitaries have paid their respects to a pilot in a French-Soviet squadron that fought the Nazis on the eastern front together in the Second World War.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say a man made up a story that he had been carjacked with a child in his vehicle because he wanted police to work more urgently to find the car. Police say 22-
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Talks to reunify ethnically-split Cyprus suffered another blow after the leader of breakaway Turkish Cypriots backed out of a scheduled meeting aiming to push negotiations forward, o
JOHANNESBURG - The South African government says it is concerned about inflammatory remarks on social media following recent attacks on foreign immigrants. Security officials said Wednesday that thre
Shaun Walmsley, 28, escaped from outside Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool on Tuesday afternoon.              
OSLO (Reuters) - More than seven million people risk starvation in Nigeria's insurgency-hit northeastern region and around Lake Chad, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday ahead of a new funding ap
The Russian military received a sweeping array of new weapons last year, including 41 intercontinental ballistic missiles, and the wide-ranging modernisation will continue this year, officials said.
MARION, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a 10-year-old Ohio girl who messaged police on Facebook for help with math homework says the responding officer’s engaging approach is what counts, though his
BIELEFELD/BERLIN, Germany (Reuters) - His only experience of governing in Germany is as a town mayor. She is Europe's most powerful leader. Yet Martin Schulz wants to end Angela Merkel's 11-year run a
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch secret service agent who was part of the team responsible for protecting Geert Wilders, the frontrunner in next month's election, has been suspended on suspicion of leaki
French anti-graft police Wednesday questioned two aides to far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen over suspicions her party defrauded the European Parliament of about 340,000 euros ($360,000)
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is open for dialogue with the United States on safe zones in Syria but believes that any such initiative needs to be coordinated with the Syrian government, Moscow’s top di
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Officials say some delays are possible while the cleanup continues in suburban Philadelphia at the scene an accident involving three out-of-service commuter trains that injure
SYLVA, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have reopened a popular North Carolina park closed after a runner impaled his foot on a nail that they believed was purposely placed. The Asheville Citizen-Times report
Agriculture output is expected to increase as SA recovers from a crippling drought, and National Treasury hopes this will boost job creation in the sector.
ATLANTA (AP) — A lawsuit claims a 3-year-old girl who became entangled in an escalator lost her foot at a commuter train station in Atlanta. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://on-ajc.com/2ml9ju
PITTSBURGH — The firm that owns the SAT college entrance exam is boosting security around the world following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years. The College Board told The Associated P
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The firm that oversees registrations for the SAT college entrance exam is boosting security around the world following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years. The College
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow and Washington are not currently holding talks on possible dates for a first meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump, Kremlin aide Yu
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies took a small district on the outskirts of Aleppo from rebels on Wednesday, a war monitor and a military media unit run by Damascus ally Hezbollah said
About 2 000 SMMEs would be provided with financial support to help them become competitive, sustainable, job-creating firms, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said.
Cyprus reunification talks were in disarray Wednesday after reports the Turkish Cypriot side would not join this week's meeting because of the commemoration by Greek Cypriots of a plebiscite on union
SAA remains technically insolvent and will receive a further bailout from government in the coming financial year, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said.
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit suburb that denied a religious organization’s proposal for a mosque in a residential neighborhood has agreed to settle two federal lawsuits that alleged
NEW YORK (AP) — A 7-year-old boy’s mention of Lester Holt to a local news reporter in Portland, Oregon, has earned him a chance to meet his favorite news anchor. After mentioning Holt to KGW-TV
Funding for proven basic education interventions should be boosted as “over half of all children in grade five cannot yet read adequately", Pravin Gordhan said.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police have detained a security official in the group responsible for protecting anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders on suspicion of leaking classified information,
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police have detained a security official in the group responsible for protecting anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders on suspicion of leaking classified information,
LONDON (AP) — The partner of British children’s author Helen Bailey has been convicted of killing her and dumping her body in a cesspool in a financially motivated murder. A jury on Wednesday f
TOOMSUBA, Miss. (AP) — Authorities have charged one person in the shooting deaths of a 5-year-old boy and his mother, grandmother and aunt at their home in eastern Mississippi. Lauderdale County Chie
VIENNA (Reuters) - A Syrian asylum seeker went on trial in Austria on Wednesday accused of killing 20 government soldiers fighting for President Bashar al-Assad near the city of Homs, a court spokesma
The long-awaited Public Procurement Bill will be published shortly to ensure “the law will catch up with you", Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has said.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man who spent more than three decades in prison for a crime he didn’t commit could be getting $1.55 million from the state of Virginia. The Richmond Times-Dispatch report
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In a welcome sign of normalcy, the first indoor shopping mall — complete with an international retail chain, three-story bookstore and bustling food court — has opened in
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — A former south Louisiana sheriff’s office employee says the sheriff wrongly fired her for cooperating with the FBI in an investigation against him. In a lawsuit filed ear
Russia's Supreme Court Wednesday ruled that an opposition activist jailed for staging peaceful protests in an unprecedented case should have his conviction quashed and be released
Folks Down Under are trying to make the big eared, pointy-nosed marsupial a household name worldwide, and associate the native bilby with the holiday. Sean Dowling (@seandowlingtv) has more.  
GENEVA (Reuters) - When Syria peace talks restart in Geneva on Thursday after 10 months in the deep-freeze, familiar disagreements are likely to resurface, despite massive changes in the military and
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors in South Carolina say GPS evidence shows Dylann Roof drove toward a second black church the night he shot nine people to death during a Bible study. In court documen
Turkey said today fewer than 100 Islamic State jihadists were still holed up in a flashpoint Syrian town which has seen the bloodiest clashes of Ankara's half-year campaign inside the conflict-t
Demonstrators near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline brace for a showdown with authorities, as protest leaders say at least some will defy a dea
BERLIN - Local authorities say an alert about a possible attack at a school in western Germany that prompted a major police operation Wednesday was a false alarm. Armed officers rushed to the Hoenne
BEIJING (AP) — Bao Bao, an American-born panda cub, arrived in China on Wednesday evening after leaving the National Zoo in Washington. The 3-year-old panda landed in Chengdu in southwest China after
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia waits for the United States to come up with proposals on a possible cooperation in Syria, Interfax news agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Wedn
Police dismissed the idea that two women who have been detained as suspects in the killing believed they were taking part in a prank.              
President Guđni Th. Jóhannesson won't ban pineapple on pizza, although he disapproves of the topping.              
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Australia on Wednesday for being “courageously willing to puncture U.N. hypocrisy” on anti-Israel resolutions.
LONDON/CAIRO (Reuters) - An Islamic State suicide bomber from Britain who blew himself up in an attack on Iraqi forces this week had been given compensation for his detention in the Guantanamo Bay mil
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