Medieval clock is back to counting off the hours in Prague

Europe 09/28/18, 14:16

A medieval astronomical clock that is a major tourist attraction in Prague is working again after more than eight months of repairs.Thousands of people gathered in the Czech capital on Friday evening to watch as the Twelve Apostles and other figures appeared on the clock for the first time since ...

Teen opens fire in Brazil school, leaving 2 injured

World 09/28/18, 13:58

A teenager opened fire at a school in southeastern Brazil on Friday, leaving two students injured, authorities said.The shooting happened in the city of Medianeira in the state of Parana.In this photo provided by the news site Guiamedianeira, a police officer shows the a gun used by a teenager that ...

Boris Johnson doesn’t rule out challenge to Theresa May

Europe 09/28/18, 13:21

Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Friday that Prime Minister Theresa May's blueprint for Brexit would be a "political and economic disaster" and he refused to rule out trying to replace her.Johnson quit the government in July, citing his opposition to the prime minister's plan for close regulatory and ...

Vladimir Putin’s annual calendars come out, reaction mixed

Europe 09/28/18, 13:05

What will it be this year? Vladimir Putin without a shirt astride a horse? Putin posing for a selfie with two jubilant brides? Or Putin cuddled up with a baby leopard?This year, Russians have been given a full range of choice in newly-published annual calendars featuring the Russian leader. Some ...

3 Gazans, including teen, killed by Israeli fire on border

World 09/28/18, 12:35

Gaza's Health Ministry says three Palestinians, including a 14-year-old boy, have been killed by Israeli fire during protests along the border.Thousands of Palestinians protested along the Israel-Gaza border fence Friday, burning tires and hurling rocks toward Israeli troops, who responded with tear gas and gunfire.A Palestinian protester hurls stones at ...

Egypt governor: Remove Disney figures from kindergartens

Africa 09/28/18, 12:04

Egyptian media are reporting that a regional governor has ordered depictions of Disney characters removed from kindergarten classrooms and replaced with images of Egyptian troops killed fighting militants.The Youm7 news website quotes Alaa Marzouq, governor of Qaliubiya province just north of Cairo, as saying earlier this week that the move ...

Russia seeks to counter US weight as Lavrov takes UN stage

Europe 09/28/18, 11:33

Russia is framing itself as a counterweight to U.S. power around the world as the Russian foreign minister takes his turn Friday at the annual U.N. General Assembly.Russia has been maneuvering in talks at the U.N. this week to shape the future of Syria, influence nonproliferation negotiations with North Korea ...

German financial center of Frankfurt unveils new ‘Old City’

World 09/28/18, 11:15

Germany's financial capital of Frankfurt has unveiled its new "Old City" — 35 buildings reproduced in part an area that was destroyed during World War II bombings.Mayor Peter Feldmann officially opened the 200 million-euro ($234 million) project on Friday, declaring that "we are giving the city its heart and soul ...

Russian Orthodox Church issues warning to Orthodoxy’s leader

Europe 09/28/18, 10:38

The Russian Orthodox Church warned Friday that it would sever ties with the leader of the worldwide Orthodox community if he grants autonomy to Ukraine's Orthodox Church.The stern warning follows Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I's promise to allow the Orthodox Church in Ukraine to be autocephalous, or ecclesiastically independent. The Russian ...

Update: the United Nations General Assembly

Africa 09/28/18, 10:38

The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local):10:30 a.m.Two of Macedonia's closest neighbors are welcoming the country's upcoming referendum on changing its name.Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov told the U.N. General Assembly on Friday that the agreement between Greece and Macedonia to resolve their long-standing dispute over ...

Malaysia, Cambodia offer 2 Asian narratives of change at UN

Asia & Pacific 09/28/18, 09:56

Two veteran Southeast Asian leaders appearing at the United Nations on Friday present a microcosm of a dynamic region enjoying rapid economic growth but struggling to fan away egregious human rights problems that follow it like a bad smell.On the one hand is Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, who at the grand ...

Pope defrocks Chilean priest at center of abuse scandal

Europe 09/28/18, 09:44

Pope Francis has defrocked the Chilean priest at the center of the global sex abuse scandal rocking his papacy, invoking his "supreme" authority to stiffen a sentence originally handed down by a Vatican court in 2011.In a statement Friday, the Vatican said Francis had laicized the 88-year-old Rev. Fernando Karadima, ...

Danish capital is cut off due to ‘major’ police operation

Europe 09/28/18, 08:56

Danish police on Friday cut off the eastern island of Zealand, where the capital of Copenhagen sits, from the rest of the country as well as from neighboring Germany and Sweden due to "a major police operation."Bridges from Zealand to the central island of Funen and to neighboring Sweden were ...

UK’s Pret chain vows ‘meaningful change’ after allergy death

Europe 09/28/18, 08:15

The chief executive of British restaurant chain Pret A Manger has apologized to the family of a 15-year-old girl who died after suffering an allergic reaction to a sandwich she bought at London's Heathrow Airport.Natasha Ednan-Laperouse collapsed on a British Airways flight from London to Nice in July 2016. She ...

India wins toss, bowls 1st against Bangladesh in Asia Cup

Asia & Pacific 09/28/18, 07:34

Rohit Sharma won the toss for India and elected to bowl first against Bangladesh on Friday in the Asia Cup final.Defending champion India will be looking to secure continental bragging rights for the seventh time, while Bangladesh has made it to the Asia Cup final for the third time in ...