Update: Migrant rescue ship heads toward France

Europe 09/25/18, 06:23

The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local):1:05 p.m.A Syrian woman holds her three month old baby Mohhamed Lousman after they disembark from a ferry, at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. About 400 migrants and refugees arrived at the port from the island of ...

Macron’s presidency hurt by ex-aide flaunting gun in photo

Europe 09/25/18, 06:01

A French investigative website has published a photo of one of President Emmanuel Macron's former security aides posing with a gun and a waitress during a campaign stop amid France's 2017 election — without any known authorization to be armed.The report by Mediapart raised new questions about 27-year old Alexandre ...

Prince William visits Africa ahead of UK wildlife conference

Africa 09/25/18, 05:47

Britain's Prince William is in Africa this week to discuss threats to conservation ahead of a London conference on the illegal wildlife trade.The Duke of Cambridge was in Namibia on Tuesday and will visit Tanzania and Kenya. On Monday he met Namibian Vice President Nangolo Mbumba. The prince's weeklong trip ...

Update: Pope acknowledges scandals driving people away

World 09/25/18, 05:43

The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to the Baltics (all times local):11:35 a.m.Pope Francis disembarks from a plane upon his arrival at Tallinn airport, Estonia, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. Pope Francis concludes his four-day tour of the Baltics visiting Estonia. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)Pope Francis has acknowledged that the sex abuse ...

UK’s Labour opposition says it will reject May’s Brexit deal

Europe 09/25/18, 05:29

Britain's main opposition Labour Party says it will reject Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed Brexit deal with the European Union when it comes to a vote in Parliament.If Britain and the EU agree on a deal, it must be approved by individual nations before Britain leaves. In the U.K. that ...

Greece: 400 asylum-seekers moved out of crowded island camp

Europe 09/25/18, 05:24

About 400 asylum-seekers who had been held in the severely overcrowded Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos have arrived in Greece's main port of Piraeus to be transferred to other camps and residences on the mainland.A Syrian woman with her children disembarks from a ferry, at the ...

Iran video threatens missile strikes on UAE, Saudi Arabia

World 09/25/18, 05:09

An Iranian media outlet close to the country's hard-line Revolutionary Guard published a video Tuesday threatening the capitals of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates with missile attacks, further raising regional tensions after a weekend militant attack on a military parade in Iran.The video tweeted and later deleted by ...

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, ...