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Official: Ecuador’s presidential election headed to runoff

February 21, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Opposition presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso’s supporters protest outside Ecuador’s National Electoral Council to demand the official results of the presidential elections, in Quito, Ecuador, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa headed to victory in the opening round of Ecuador’s...

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Ukraine backs more sanctions against Russia in passport spat

February 21, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

People take part in a rally outside the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Protesters were demanding a stop to trade relations with Russia-occupied Ukrainian territories. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov) MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s...

Man involved in Mexico crash pulls gun on ambulance crew

February 20, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say the driver of an SUV involved in a traffic accident that killed eight people in western Mexico pulled a gun on an ambulance crew taking him to the hospital and escaped in a taxi. Authorities say he was caught later...

Death toll in Philippine bus crash climbs to 15

February 20, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

TANAY, Philippines (AP) — The death toll has risen to 15 from a bus crash in the Philippines, officials said Tuesday, and could climb further as many of the nearly 50 others who were hurt in the accident are in serious condition. Most of the dead and...

Prefecture in China’s Xinjiang to track cars by satellite

February 20, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

BEIJING (AP) — A prefecture in China’s far western Xinjiang region is requiring all vehicles to install a real-time GPS-like tracking system as part of an anti-terror initiative. Traffic police in Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture announced the...

Malaysian diplomat says Kim death investigation impartial

February 20, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

BEIJING (AP) — Malaysia’s ambassador to Pyongyang says the investigation into the death of the exiled half-brother of North Korea’s ruler is being conducted in an impartial manner. Mohamad Nizan Mohamad spoke Tuesday in China’s capital,...

New Gambian president promises reforms, freedoms

February 18, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Gambia President Adama Barrow, left, reads, during his inauguration ceremony in Banjul , Gambia, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Gambia’s new president thanked his nation and promised greater freedom, an improved economy and better education as thousands...

Hungarian film ‘On Body and Soul’ wins Golden Bear in Berlin

February 18, 2017 • Entertainment, World NewsComments (0)

Hungarian author and director Ildik’ Enyedi, ‘On Body and Soul’ poses for photographers after winning the Golden Bear for Best Film at the awards ceremony of the 67th Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Saturday Feb. 18 2017. (Britta...

London fashion: Versus rocks on; Wickstead favors florals

February 18, 2017 • Entertainment, World NewsComments (0)

Model Bella Hadid wears a creation by designer Versus Versace during their Autumn/Winter 2017 show, as part of London Fashion Week, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week kicked it up a notch Saturday...

Pence arrives in Germany for meetings with world leaders

February 17, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Jan. 26, 2017, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Republican congressional retreat in Philadelphia. Pence is making his debut on the world stage with a trip to Germany and Belgium designed to reassure European and Mideast partners...