Syria FM: Victory over ‘terrorism’ is near, US must leave

World 09/29/18, 16:26

Declaring that victory over "terrorism" is almost at hand after more than seven years of civil war, Syria's foreign minister took to the world stage Saturday and demanded that "occupation" forces from the U.S., France and Turkey leave the country immediately.Walid al-Moallem told the General Assembly's high-level meeting that the ...

Hermes goes to the races, Westwood goes street in Paris

Europe 09/29/18, 15:28

Hermes galvanized its links with the equestrian Saturday by holding its Paris Fashion Week runway show at the French capital's celebrated Longchamp Racecourse. Vivienne Westwood, meanwhile, went street, Elie Saab got playful and the runways in general got a lot of models dressed in black and white.Here are some highlights ...

Ryder Cup capsules

Europe 09/29/18, 13:30

Capsules from Saturday's matches at the Ryder Cup:FOURBALLSRory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia, Europe, def. Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau, United States, 2 and 1.Koepka and Finau trailed the entire way for the second straight fourballs session, only this time they didn't recover. McIlroy got up-and-down from a bunker on the ...

South Africa beats Wallabies 23-12 in Rugby Championship

Africa 09/29/18, 13:04

South Africa scored an intercept try inside the first 30 seconds then defended for almost all of the second half in a 23-12 win over Australia in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.Aphiwe Dyantyi poached Kurtley Beale's long pass on the Australia tryline in the first skirmishes to put the Springboks ...

Police say Copenhagen operation followed alleged threat

Europe 09/29/18, 12:22

Danish police say Friday's massive police operation around Copenhagen that caused traffic chaos was connected with an alleged threat on the lives of "specific individuals."Copenhagen police spokesman Joergen Bergen Skov told reporters on Saturday that the operation was launched after an alert from the Danish security service. He said it ...

Palestinians bury 7 killed in latest flare-up in Gaza Strip

World 09/29/18, 12:09

Thousands of Gazans on Saturday thronged the funerals of seven people killed by Israeli troops during mass protests the previous day, chanting anti-Israel and anti-U.S. slogans and calling for revenge.The coastal strip's ruling Hamas militant group, meanwhile, dispatched a delegation to Egypt in a desperate new attempt to ease a ...

Update: Turkey’s Erdogan at German mosque, protests near

Europe 09/29/18, 12:01

The Latest on the Turkish president's trip to Germany (all times local):5:35 p.m.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is speaking at the inauguration of a mosque under heavy security as he winds up a visit to Germany.Erdogan supporters gather in a street near the new central mosque to catch a sight ...

Tearful Casey says Ryder Cup ‘like a drug’

Europe 09/29/18, 09:34

It was exactly why Paul Casey wanted to play in the Ryder Cup again.The chants of the crowd. That feeling of being part of a tight-knit team. And, most importantly, putting a point on the board for Europe."It's like a drug," he said. "It's amazing."The 41-year-old Casey welled up at ...

Tension flares in Kosovo over possible land swap with Serbia

Europe 09/29/18, 09:27

Tension flared in a familiar section of the Balkans as thousands of people marched Saturday in Kosovo's capital against a possible territory swap with former war foe Serbia, while the Serbian government put its troops on alert after special police were deployed to Kosovo's Serb-dominated north.Serbia reacted after Kosovo's special ...

Earthquake-spawned tsunami leaves path of death in Indonesia

World 09/29/18, 09:06

The sun had just slipped behind the mountains, in what could have been a postcard from a tropical paradise, except for the long white wave stretching the width of the bay — getting larger and closer with each second.A man surveys the damage following earthquakes and a tsunami in Palu, ...

Update: More clashes between Catalan separatists, police

Europe 09/29/18, 08:20

The Latest on protests in Barcelona (all times local):2:10 p.m.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 Barcelona on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)Catalan separatists have clashed again with local ...

4 wounded in blast at Communist meeting in eastern Ukraine

Europe 09/29/18, 07:59

Four people were wounded Saturday in an explosion at a meeting of the local Communist Party in the largest city in Ukraine's separatist east.The blast occurred in Donetsk, capital of the Donetsk region, where Russia-backed separatists have been fighting Ukrainian forces since 2014. The separatist government said in a statement ...

Hundreds protest in German city against Erdogan’s visit

Europe 09/29/18, 07:28

Hundreds of people have gathered in the German city of Cologne to protest against a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.Erdogan is due to open a mosque which was built by a group with ties to Turkey in the city on Saturday.German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, talks to Turkish ...

Cameroon faces being dropped as African Cup host

Africa 09/29/18, 07:07

Cameroon is at risk of being stripped of its hosting duties for next year's African Cup of Nations soccer tournament over serious delays in building infrastructure and deadly violence in a region due to stage games.Tournament organizer the Confederation of African Football says Saturday after an executive committee meeting in ...

Powerful storm in Mediterranean brings heavy rain to Greece

Europe 09/29/18, 05:30

A powerful Mediterranean storm has brought torrential rain to southern Greece, as civil protection services remained on alert across most of the country despite news that the storm's intensity weakened as it moved eastward.The storm, called Zorba, moved past the southwestern tip of the Peloponnese on Saturday as winds of ...

Update: Hundreds at funeral of killed Palestinian boy

World 09/29/18, 05:05

The Latest on the Israel-Palestinians conflict (all times local):11:55 a.m.Hundreds have attended the funeral of an 11-year-old Palestinian boy, apparently the youngest killed by Israeli fire in six months of protests along Gaza's perimeter fence.A Palestinian protester hurls stones at Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border ...