Ivanka Trump: Impeachment aimed at undoing 2016 vote

Politics 11/08/19, 06:31

Ivanka Trump on Friday, Nov. 8, echoed her father's view that the House impeachment investigation is an attempt to overturn the 2016 election. But she called the identity of the impeachment whistleblower "not particularly relevant." President Trump and some of his allies have been pressing the news media to publicize the ...

Ivanka Trump meets with female landowners on Morocco trip

Politics 11/07/19, 15:11

Visiting Morocco for the first time, Ivanka Trump received a warm welcome Thursday from housewives, widows and other women who are benefiting from new laws that allow them to own land. One woman expressed her gratitude by embracing President Donald Trump's daughter and kissing her hands. Ivanka Trump is a senior White ...

A princess, dates and milk welcome Ivanka Trump to Morocco

Politics 11/06/19, 10:11

A princess, dates and milk welcomed Ivanka Trump to Morocco on Wednesday as she opened a three-day visit to promote the economic empowerment of women in developing countries. Morocco's Princess Lalla Meryem, Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and other officials met the daughter of President Donald Trump at the airport in the ...

Ivanka Trump to promote women’s prosperity in Morocco

Politics 10/31/19, 05:07

Ivanka Trump is getting ready to promote her women's economic development program on an upcoming trip to Morocco. It will be her third overseas trip this year to promote the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative , which was launched in February to benefit women in developing countries. President Donald Trump's daughter ...

PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

World 05/25/19, 03:07

Photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes people walking through the dappled light of the Medina of Fez in Morocco; a woman walking through her roofless house after ...

Konta beats Bertens to reach Italian Open semifinals

Sports 05/18/19, 08:31

Johanna Konta rallied past sixth-seeded Kiki Bertens 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 in nearly three hours on Saturday to reach the Italian Open final for the biggest clay-court result of her career.Konta's only previous final on clay came recently in Rabat, Morocco, where she lost the title match to Maria Sakkari.This result ...

Morocco says it’s cutting illegal migrant crossings to Spain

Africa 05/17/19, 04:36

The North African kingdom of Morocco is using new tactics to cut into the surge of migrants seeking to use it as a springboard to get to Europe, stopping about 25,000 attempts to reach Spain so far this year, mainly via the Strait of Gibraltar.Border security chief Khalid Zerouali said ...

24 in Morocco face trial in Nordic hikers’ slayings

Europe 05/16/19, 11:00

Twenty-four people went on trial Thursday in Morocco on terrorism charges for the brutal slaying of two Scandinavian women hikers that was then shared on social networks.The 24 were brought to the court in the coast city of Sale in armored vehicles and did not speak at the hearing, which ...

Report: Idris Elba marries model Sabrina Dhowre in Morocco

Entertainment 04/27/19, 08:30

British actor Idris Elba has married model Sabrina Dhowre in Morocco.Images featured by British Vogue on Instagram showed the star of "Luther" sharing an embrace with Dhowre, a former Miss Vancouver. The magazine says the couple exchanged vows Friday at the Ksar Char Bagh hotel in Marrakesh.The bride wore custom ...

Migrant arrivals plunge in Spain after deals with Morocco

World 04/26/19, 08:07

Spain appears to have stemmed a surge in illegal migration that made it Europe's main entry point for sea arrivals, after boosting joint efforts with neighboring Morocco to clamp down on the flow.Spain, which holds a national election Sunday, saw nearly 60,000 people reach its shores irregularly in 2018, most ...

Moroccans protest prison sentences of anti-poverty activists

Africa 04/21/19, 11:18

Thousands of demonstrators in Morocco are condemning prison sentences given to the leader of the Hirak Rif anti-poverty movement and dozens of other activists.The demonstration brought one of the main avenues of the Moroccan capital, Rabat, to a standstill on Sunday. Security forces kept watch as participants sang, "The people ...

Morocco is a trove of Jewish history if you know where to go

Africa 04/17/19, 13:24

With its mountains and desert, beach resorts and Berber villages, Morocco is a feast for travelers of all kinds, including those who want to explore the kingdom's deep Jewish roots.The presence of Jews in Morocco stretches back more than 2,000 years. Before the founding of Israel in 1948, estimates put ...

Marathon runner Calvin’s suspension lifted by French court

Europe 04/13/19, 02:58

European marathon silver medalist Clemence Calvin will be allowed to run the Paris marathon after a French administrative court lifted her provisional ban.Calvin was provisionally suspended by the French anti-doping agency (AFLD) on Wednesday for allegedly obstructing a doping test last month in Morocco.But France's highest administrative court, the Council ...

US jury finds ex-priest guilty of sex abuse in New Mexico

U.S. 04/10/19, 17:37

A U.S. jury found a former Roman Catholic priest who was captured in Morocco guilty Wednesday of sexually abusing an altar boy at a veterans' cemetery and Air Force base in New Mexico in the early 1990s. The jury reached the verdict against 81-year-old Arthur Perrault following a trial in Santa ...

French marathon runner Calvin suspended in doping case

Sports 04/10/19, 10:17

European marathon silver medalist Clemence Calvin has been provisionally suspended by the French anti-doping agency for allegedly obstructing a doping test last month in Morocco.Calvin denies any wrongdoing and claims she was brutalized by testers who pretended to be police officers when she was arrested in the city of Marrakech ...

Update: Christians hope pope’s Morocco visit a good sign

Europe 03/31/19, 05:38

The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to Morocco: (all times local):11:20 a.m.Moroccans who converted to Christianity are hoping Pope Francis' visit will compel Moroccan authorities to become more tolerant of respecting religious freedom.Pope Francis exchanges gifts during a visit to the Rural Center for Social Services at Temara, south of ...

After migrant appeal, pope ministers to flock in Morocco

Europe 03/31/19, 03:57

Pope Francis is turning his attention to Morocco's small Christian community during a two-day visit after already reaching out to the kingdom's Muslim majority and calling for a greater welcome for its growing number of migrants.On his second and final day in Morocco, Francis is visiting a church-run social services ...

Update: Pope in Morocco highlights Christian-Muslim ties

Africa 03/30/19, 08:32

The Latest on the Pope's trip to Morocco (all times local):2:25 p.m.Pope Francis has arrived in Morocco for a trip aimed at highlighting the North African nation's tradition of Christian-Muslim ties, while also letting him show solidarity with migrants at Europe's door and tend to a tiny Catholic flock.Pope Francis ...

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