OPEC, allies agree not to further increase oil production

World 09/23/18, 14:12

A meeting of OPEC and its allies ended without any decision to further increase oil output despite President Donald Trump's call for lower prices.Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries met on Sunday in Algiers with non-members including Russia.Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of ...

Tackling climate change to be key talking point at UN summit

Europe 09/23/18, 13:05

With global temperatures rising, superstorms taking their deadly toll and a year-end deadline to firm up the Paris climate deal, leaders at this year's U.N. General Assembly are feeling a sense of urgency to keep up the momentum on combating climate change.That's why, in between discussing how to tackle wars, ...

German government seeks to end standoff over spy chief

Europe 09/23/18, 12:28

The leaders of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition were trying Sunday to resolve a standoff over the future of the country's domestic intelligence chief and stabilize their six-month-old alliance.The center-left Social Democrats want Hans-Georg Maassen removed for appearing to downplay recent violence against migrants, but conservative Interior Minister Horst ...

Burials begin as deaths from capsized ferry rise to 224

World 09/23/18, 12:10

Burials started Sunday of the 224 people who died when a ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania's State broadcaster said Sunday.Coffins for the victims of the MV Nyerere passenger ferry are transported by another ferry to Ukara Island, Tanzania Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. The death toll soared past 200 on ...

2 militant groups reject demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib

World 09/23/18, 11:44

Two insurgent groups rejected a deal reached this month between Russia and Turkey to establish a demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib region with one saying Sunday that the agreement aims to "bury the revolution."The rejection by some jihadi groups of the Russia-Turkey deal highlights the problems that the agreement may ...

Tunisia floods kill at least 4, cause major damage

World 09/23/18, 10:56

Severe floods have struck northeastern Tunisia, killing at least four people and damaging homes, bridges, roads and fields.Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed visited the town of Nabeul, about 70 kilometers (45 miles) west of the capital, on Sunday, a day after heavy rains hit the region.He said that "it's urgent ...

Macedonia’s president says he won’t vote in referendum

Europe 09/23/18, 09:41

Macedonia's president says he won't vote in a Sept. 30 referendum on whether to change the Balkan country's name to "North Macedonia."Macedonians will vote next weekend on a proposal to change the country's name, ending a long-running dispute with neighboring Greece, which sees the use of the term "Macedonia " ...

Iran sees threats from abroad after parade attack kills 25

World 09/23/18, 09:24

On the same day Arab separatists killed at least 25 people in an attack targeting a military parade in southwestern Iran, President Donald Trump's lawyer mounted a stage in New York to declare that the government would be toppled.In this photo released by official website of the office of the ...

Update: Iran says US ally behind military parade attack

World 09/23/18, 03:25

The Latest on the fallout from Saturday's attack on a military parade in Iran (all times local):11 a.m.Iran's President Hassan Rouhani claims an unnamed U.S.-allied country supports the group that attacked a military parade on Saturday.Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, top center, reviews army troops marching during the 38th anniversary of ...

Iran-backed militias accused of reign of fear in Iraqi Basra

World 09/23/18, 02:54

Activists say powerful Iranian-backed militias that control Iraq's oil capital of Basra have waged a campaign of intimidation and arbitrary arrests to silence protests aimed at poor government services and Tehran's outsized influence in the region.In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 photo, Hajar Youssif, an Iraqi activist and volunteer medic, ...

Pope to honor victims of Soviet and Nazi crimes in Baltics

Europe 09/23/18, 02:40

Pope Francis is paying tribute to the Lithuanians who suffered and died during Soviet and Nazi occupations on the day the country remembers the near extermination of its centuries-old Jewish community during the Holocaust.Faithful gather to follow Pope Francis' celebrating Holy Mass at the Confluence Park in Kaunas, Lithuania, Sunday, ...

100 years ago, US fought its deadliest battle in France

Europe 09/23/18, 02:28

It was America's deadliest battle ever, with 26,000 U.S. soldiers killed, tens of thousands wounded and more ammunition fired than in the whole of the Civil War. The Meuse-Argonne offensive of 1918 was also a great American victory that helped bringing an end to World War 1.A remembrance ceremony will ...

Maldives election begins amid opposition cry of unfairness

World 09/23/18, 01:46

Huge crowds flocked to closely guarded polling station on Sunday to vote in the Maldives' third multiparty presidential elections, widely seen as a referendum on the island nation's young democracy.Maldivians queue at a polling station during presidential election day in Male, Maldives, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)Both President ...

Iran summons Western diplomats over parade attack killing 25

Europe 09/22/18, 23:21

Iran has summoned diplomats from Britain, Denmark and the Netherlands over allegedly harboring "members of the terrorist group" that launched an attack on a military parade in the country's southwest.In this photo provided by the Iranian Students' News Agency, ISNA, wounded military personnel are carried into an ambulance after a ...