Sweden’s center-left PM loses confidence vote

Europe 09/25/18, 04:29

Sweden's prime minister lost a vote of confidence in parliament on Tuesday after an election earlier this month stripped him of his majority.Stefan Lofven, the leader of the Social Democratic Party who has been prime minister for four years, will continue in a caretaker role until a new government can ...

Pope wraps up Baltics trip to boost faith in secular Estonia

World 09/25/18, 03:56

Pope Francis is wrapping up his pilgrimage to the Baltics with a stop in Estonia, often considered one of the least religious countries in the world.Pope Francis, right, and President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, review the honor guard during the welcome ceremony at the Kadriorg Presidential Palace, Estonia, Tuesday, Sept. ...

Syria: Everyone else’s battleground, in both war and peace

World 09/25/18, 03:56

As world leaders talk peace at the U.N. this week, the people of Idlib cling to fragile hope that diplomacy will avert a blowout battle over Syria's last rebel stronghold.Yet diplomacy hasn't served Syria well so far. Those same world powers trying to negotiate a peaceful outcome in Idlib have ...

Trump and Macron: Realism replaces unlikely bromance

Europe 09/25/18, 02:19

French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Donald Trump aren't as chummy as they used to be.When the two men met Monday in New York, they shook hands lightly and got down to business. They agreed to disagree on Iran's nuclear program and Trump's crackdown on global trade, according to ...

Asian stocks mixed on US-China trade worries

World 09/25/18, 01:47

Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after a Chinese government report accusing the Trump administration of bullying other countries, dampening hopes for a settlement in their escalating tariff war.KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.8 percent to 2,776.33 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 added 0.2 percent to 23,908.17. Sydney's S&P-ASX ...

EU, Iran set financial “vehicle” to ease trade between them

Europe 09/24/18, 23:54

Five world powers and Iran agreed late Monday to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iranian imports and exports including oil, a key move sought by Tehran following the U.S. pullout from the 2015 nuclear deal and its re-imposition of sanctions.Foreign ministers from Britain, ...

Rescued Indian and Irish sailors head for remote island

Europe 09/24/18, 21:34

Australian officials say an Indian and an Irish sailor rescued by a French ship from damaged sailboats in the remote southern Indian Ocean will be delivered to land soon when they reach an island and undergo medical assessments.The French fisheries patrol boat Osiris rescued injured Indian Abhilash Tomy and Irishman ...

Polish globe-trotter blunders into Indonesia-Papua conflict

World 09/24/18, 21:33

To the Indonesian government, the 39-year-old factory worker and globe-trotting Polish traveler is a danger to the state, a man who plotted with shadowy gunmen to foment revolt in isolated eastern jungles.But to his supporters, Jakub Skrzypski is just an idealistic tourist with no money to his name, a man ...