What’s in a name? Macedonians to decide that in referendum

Europe 09/29/18, 03:38

What's in a name? That's the question Macedonians will be called on to answer Sunday in a referendum on whether to change their country's name to North Macedonia, ending a decades-long dispute with neighboring Greece and opening the door to NATO membership.Greece, a NATO and European Union member, has long ...

Risk of Ebola’s spread from Congo now ‘very high,’ WHO says

World 09/29/18, 03:11

The risk of the deadly Ebola virus spreading from Congo is now "very high" after two confirmed cases were discovered near the Uganda border, the World Health Organization says.The outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in northeastern Congo is now larger than the previous one in the northwest and more complicated ...

Syria says vital border crossing with Jordan to reopen

World 09/29/18, 03:02

Preparations to reopen a vital border crossing between Syria and Jordan have been completed, setting the stage for its reopening next month, Syria's state-run news agency said Saturday.Earlier, the agency reported that the Naseeb crossing had reopened and that the flow of trucks and transit across the border had begun.But ...

Photos: Zoo that recalled old Bangkok soon just a memory

World 09/29/18, 02:40

Bangkok's 80-year-old Dusit Zoo has the kind of old-fashioned charm that creates family memories in a global capital chock-a-block with shiny shopping malls.In this Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 photo, a woman poses for a picture with a hippopotamus with a wide-open mouth at the Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. After ...

Under siege: UK leader tries to solve her Brexit conundrum

Europe 09/29/18, 02:18

Britain's governing Conservative Party is at war — with itself.The divide is over Europe, and only thing the two feuding factions agree on is that their leader, Prime Minister Theresa May, is heading in the wrong direction.So May will be under attack from all sides when the Conservatives open their ...

How Trump rescued our economy from Obama’s ‘New Normal’

Opinion 09/29/18, 02:16

It’s hard to believe that just two short years ago, our economy was limping along with no sign of a massive boom around the corner. Beyond any shadow of a doubt, the pivotal factor in the last two years has been President Donald Trump. Consider this. From 2009 to 2014, real median ...

Police clash with Catalan separatists in Barcelona

Europe 09/29/18, 01:48

Police have clashed with a group of Catalan separatists in downtown Barcelona who have gathered to protest another march by Spanish police demanding better pay.Catalan police officers clash with pro independence demonstrators on their way to meet a demonstrations of member and supporters of National Police and Guardia Civil in ...

7 Gazans, including 2 boys, killed by Israeli fire on border

World 09/29/18, 01:46

Israeli troops killed seven Palestinians, two of them children, and wounded dozens more, Palestinian health officials said, in the deadliest day in recent weeks as Gaza's Hamas rulers stepped up protests along the border fence.Thousands of Palestinians gathered Friday at five locations along Gaza Strip's frontier with Israel in response ...

Photos: Indonesia 7.5 magnitude earthquake caused nearly 400 dead

World 09/29/18, 00:53

Indonesia's disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says four hospitals in the earthquake and tsunami stricken city of Palu in Sulawesi have reported nearly 400 deaths. He told a news conference Saturday that hospitals in the city are also treating several hundred injured and many victims still remain uncounted. A tsunami triggered ...

Malaysia’s Anwar in multi-cornered race for Parliament seat

World 09/29/18, 00:53

Malaysia's prime minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim has kicked off his campaign for a by-election next month but faces a multi-cornered fight in his bid to return to active politics.Malaysia's reform icon, Anwar Ibrahim, center, waves to his supporters as he arrives for by-election nomination in Port Dickson, Malaysia, Saturday, Sept. 29, ...

Airline now says 1 missing after Pacific lagoon plane crash

World 09/29/18, 00:47

The airline operating a flight that crashed into a Pacific lagoon on Friday in Micronesia now says one man is missing, after earlier saying all 47 passengers and crew had safely evacuated the sinking plane.Air Niugini said in a release that as of Saturday afternoon, it was unable to account ...

Update: President orders gov’t help for Indonesia quake

World 09/28/18, 23:39

The Latest on a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia (all times local):10 a.m.Indonesia's president says he instructed the security minister to coordinate the government's response to a quake and tsunami that hit central Sulawesi.A man stands amid the damage caused by a tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Saturday, ...

Indonesian earthquake and tsunami left many victims

World 09/28/18, 21:59

An Indonesian official says the earthquake and tsunami that hit central Sulawesi left many victims, as rescuers raced to the region.Disaster officials haven't released an official death toll but reports from three hospitals seen Saturday by The Associated Press listed 18 dead.Earthquake-affected patients are treated at a makeshift hospital in ...

North Korea learns to embrace its inner consumer

World 09/28/18, 21:30

In an instructional television program about table tennis on the state-run sports channel, every ball, paddle and shirt bear the logo of "Naegohyang," one of North Korea's most recognizable brands. A documentary about the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital ends with new mothers being handed smartly packaged disposable diapers — with the ...

They said it: Leaders at the UN, in their own words

World 09/28/18, 18:28

Lots of leaders saying lots of things about lots of topics — topics that matter to them, to their regions, to the world.That's what the speechmaking at the U.N. General Assembly invariably produces each year. And each year, certain enormous topics and certain louder voices dominate.Here, The Associated Press takes ...