International News

Ex-first lady registers as independent candidate in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican former first lady Margarita Zavala says she will try to collect more than 866,000 signatures to run as an independent candidate for president next year. Zavala is the wife of ex-President Felipe Calderon, who governed from 2006 to 2012. She has formally registered ...

Divorce bill deadlock: EU laments progress on Brexit

By LORNE COOK and JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — Brexit talks have hit a deadlock on the key issue of Britain's exit bill in the divorce, the European Union's chief negotiator said Thursday, adding that the slow-moving talks won't be broadened anytime soon to include future ...

Palestinian rivals reach preliminary deal on governing Gaza

By HAMZA HENDAWI and FARES AKRAM, Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas reached a preliminary agreement Thursday that could return the Gaza Strip to President Mahmoud Abbas' control and ease a decade-old Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the coastal territory, but past ...

Egyptian Coptic priest killed in Cairo attack

By MENNA ZAKI, Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church says a priest has been killed in a knife attack in a poor Cairo district, the latest deadly assault on members of the country's Christian minority. The church said the attack took place Thursday and that the priest ...

UAE stops issuing new visas for North Korean laborers

By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates said Thursday it would stop issuing new visas to North Korean workers, becoming the latest Gulf country to limit Pyongyang's ability to evade sanctions and raise money abroad amid tensions with the ...

Sweden won’t prosecute Italian stem cell scientist

By DAVID KEYTON, Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors have abandoned an investigation against a disgraced Italian stem cell scientist suspected of involuntary manslaughter in connection with three patients who died after windpipe transplants. Prosecutor Jennie Nordin said ...

UK finance chief: Worst-case Brexit could ground all flights

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A worst-case Brexit scenario could see all air traffic between the U.K. and the European Union grounded the day after Britain leaves the bloc on March 29, 2019, Britain's finance minister said Wednesday. Philip Hammond said he considers that ...

Danish police says submarine inventor won’t talk anymore

By JAN M. OLSEN, Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen, suspected in the death of a Swedish journalist whose torso, decapitated head, legs and clothes were found in the sea off Copenhagen, won't talk with investigators anymore, police said ...

Russia scores temporary win against US on cybercrime suspect

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Russia on Wednesday won the latest round in a judicial tug-of-war with the U.S. over who should try a Russian cybercrime suspect arrested during a holiday in Greece. Last week, a panel of judges in the city of Thessaloniki agreed to send Alexander Vinnik to the ...

Hezbollah says new US measures attempt to ‘demonize’ group

By ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — A multimillion dollar reward offered by the Trump administration in return for information leading to the arrest of two senior operatives of the Lebanese Hezbollah group is part of ongoing U.S. efforts to "demonize" the group, a Hezbollah ...