Orthodox envoys meet with Ukraine’s president

World 09/17/18, 15:13

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president has met with two envoys dispatched by the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians to prepare for establishing a Ukrainian church that is ecclesiastically independent from the Russian Orthodox Church.

New hero? When 83-year-old man fights off armed robbers

Europe 09/17/18, 13:55

Armed thieves looking to rob an Irish betting shop get more than they bargained for when an 83-year-old man takes charge and helps the staff fight back. The armed robbery of a betting shop in Glanmire, Cork, was foiled on September 15 when 83-year-old Denis O’Connor fought back the would-be thieves. ...

When Moon meets Kim: Can roads pave way to denuclearization?

Asia & Pacific 09/17/18, 07:38

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Reunification Highway runs all the way from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang to the Demilitarized Zone that divides the North from South Korea, 170 kilometers (100 miles) away. It starts under a giant concrete arch depicting two women in traditional gowns reaching out to ...

S. Korea’s Moon wants ‘heart-to-heart’ summit talks with Kim

Asia & Pacific 09/17/18, 07:19

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday that he will push for "irreversible, permanent peace," and for better dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington, during "heart-to-heart" talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week. His chief of staff, however, played down the chance that ...

Needle-in-strawberry scare spreads across Australia

World 09/17/18, 06:19

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Public fears about sewing needles concealed inside strawberries on supermarket shelves have spread across Australia and New Zealand as growers turn to metal detectors and the Australian government launches an investigation to restore public confidence in the popular fruit.

UK leader warns rebels: it’s my Brexit agreement or no deal

World 09/17/18, 05:26

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned opponents of her blueprint for Brexit that rejecting it means crashing out of the European Union without a deal, an outcome the International Monetary Fund said Monday would have "very large" economic costs.

Hope fades in Philippines for dozens buried in landslides

World 09/17/18, 05:08

ITOGON, Philippines (AP) — Dozens of people believed buried in a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines probably did not survive, a mayor said Monday, although rescuers kept digging through mud and debris covering a chapel where they had taken shelter.

Last stand: Syria’s rebel Idlib prepares for a losing battle

World 09/17/18, 02:27

BEIRUT (AP) — They dug trenches around towns, reinforced caves for cover and put up sand bags around their positions. They issued calls to arms, urging young men to join in the defense of Idlib, the Syrian province where opposition fighters expect to make their last stand against Russian- and ...

Guatemala court backs UN ant-graft chief against president

World 09/17/18, 00:17

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — In a blunt rebuke to President Jimmy Morales, Guatemala's Constitutional Court ordered that the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission be let back in the country two weeks after Morales barred him as he moved to defang the investigative body.

Mexican president elect introduces civilian head of security

World 09/16/18, 22:35

TEPIC, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's president-elect kicked off a nationwide tour Sunday with his new head of security in tow: a restaurant owner named Daniel Asaf who will coordinate a civilian brigade in lieu of the Mexican equivalent of the U.S. Secret Service.

Mexican president elect introduces civilian head of security

World 09/16/18, 20:29

TEPIC, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's president-elect kicked off a nationwide tour Sunday with his new head of security in tow: a restaurant owner named Daniel Asaf who will coordinate a civilian brigade in lieu of the Mexican equivalent of the U.S. Secret Service.

Last stand: Syria’s rebel Idlib prepares for a losing battle

World 09/16/18, 11:15

BEIRUT (AP) — They dug trenches around towns, reinforced caves for cover and put up sand bags around their positions. They issued calls to arms, urging young men to join in the defense of Idlib, the Syrian province where opposition fighters expect to make their last stand against Russian- and ...

Israeli lawmaker to PM: Dismiss US envoy over aide scandal

World 09/16/18, 09:22

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli opposition lawmaker on Sunday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to dismiss his ambassador to the United States for failing to report sexual assault allegations against a top Netanyahu aide, ballooning an already embarrassing scandal for the Israeli leader.

‘Letter from Masanjia’ moves Ottawa audience to tears

China 09/16/18, 08:21

Documentary tells story of courageous SOS letter-writer exposing horror behind products produced by forced labour in the Chinese prison system. The award-winning documentary “Letter from Masanjia” moved viewers to tears at Bytowne Cinema on Sept. 3. A true story that changed history in China, it tells of a man’s extraordinary courage ...