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Turkey hails ‘effective’ migrant deal as EU leaders visit

April 23, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s prime minister said Saturday the number of migrants crossing into Greece illegally has dropped considerably, as proof that a much criticized migration deal between Turkey and the European Union is working. Ahmet Davutolgu was speaking at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top European...

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Death toll from Ecuador earthquake tops 650

April 23, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The death toll from last week’s magnitude-7.8 earthquake that flattened towns along Ecuador’s coast has risen to 654 with another 58 people missing, the government said Saturday. The website of the secretariat for risk...

N. Korea claims successful test of submarine-fired missile

April 23, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Sunday that it successfully test-fired a ballistic missile from a submarine and warned of its growing ability to cut down its enemies with a “dagger of destruction.” South Korea couldn’t...

The Latest: US says world closer to key goal on climate deal

April 22, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement on climate change (all times local): 4:25 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says countries representing about half of the world’s global emissions that...

Deadly airstrikes hit northern Syria as talks stall

April 22, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BEIRUT (AP) — At least 18 people were killed Friday when airstrikes hit several rebel-held neighborhoods in Syria’s contested northern city of Aleppo, anti-government activists said, an escalation that placed added strain on a fragile cease-fire....

Paris climate agreement on track for early start

April 21, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As many as 170 countries are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday in a symbolic triumph for a landmark deal that once seemed unlikely but now appears on track to enter into force years ahead of schedule. U.N....

Obama’s UK visit overshadowed by debate about leaving EU

April 21, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

LONDON (AP) — It’s springtime in London, but President Barack Obama might sense a chill in the air. The U.S. leader is being welcomed by British Prime Minister David Cameron and wined and dined by the royal family on a three-day visit to the U.K. that...

Aid reaches besieged Syria town amid concerns for truce

April 21, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Syria said Thursday there was “real but modest” progress in the country’s humanitarian situation despite a stumbling cease-fire, as one of the largest international aid convoys made it into a...

Future of Palestinian town bleak after Israel shuts quarries

April 20, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, April 19, 2016 photo, a Palestinian quarry is seen in the West Bank village of Beit Fajar, Bethlehem. The economic future of the Palestinian town of Beit Fajar looks bleak after Israel’s military shut some three dozen quarries and put...

UN hears major differences on the approach to drug use

April 20, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Jamaica defended its decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana. Iran said it seized 620 tons of different types of drugs last year and is helping protect the world from “the evils of addiction.” Cuba...