November 17, 2017 - 10:15 am
PARIS (AP) — France's Foreign Ministry said a Saudi-led coalition has "extracted" two French female journalists from war-torn Yemen. Ministry spokeswoman Agnes Romatet-Espagne said Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian discussed how to bring them back safely to Riyadh during his visit to Saudi Arabia...
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People put flowers on the coffins during the funeral service for 26 Nigerian women, at the Salerno cemetery, southern Italy, Friday Nov.17, 2017. The women died last week while crossing the Mediterranean sea in an attempt to reach Italy. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
November 17, 2017 - 9:58 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Catholic and Muslim preachers in Italy have celebrated a funeral for 26 young Nigerian women who drowned in a crossing from Libya, as prosecutors work to contact their relatives using phone numbers...
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A woman holds a placard reading in catalan "freedom for political prisoners", during a demonstration in front of the Palau Generalitat in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Demonstrators fill Sant Jaume Square in front of the seat of the Catalan presidency, to mark one month of imprisonment for leaders of the two separatist civil platforms, ANC and Omnium. Eight ex-Catalan cabinet members have also been jailed provisionally. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
November 17, 2017 - 9:44 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Catalonia (all times local): 3:35 p.m. The lawyer for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says that the court hearing for his client and four secessionist allies on whether they should be extradited to Spain has been pushed back until Dec. 4...
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November 17, 2017 - 9:25 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities on the Greek island of Lesbos have called a strike and are urging residents to take part in anti-government protests to press for a change a European Union policy of containment of refugees and migrants on Greece's islands. In a statement, the island's municipality...
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FILE - This Sunday, March 18, 2012 file photo shows a general view of empty Kuwait Airways check-in counters at Kuwait Airport. A German court has ruled that Kuwait's national airline didn't have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did. The Frankfurt state court noted in its verdict Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 that Kuwait Airways is not allowed to close contracts with Israelis under Kuwaiti law because of the Middle Eastern country's boycott of Israel. (AP Photo/Gustavo Ferrari)
November 17, 2017 - 9:02 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign ministry says it will press Kuwait about a law that prevented its national airline from transporting an Israeli citizen on a flight originating in Frankfurt. Deputy foreign minister Michael Roth told Die Welt newspaper Friday that Germany's ambassador has been asked...
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In this Thursday, June 1, 2017, photo, builders work on the roof of a home under construction at a housing plan in Jackson Township, Butler County, Pa. On Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in October. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
November 17, 2017 - 8:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes climbed 13.7 percent in October, the biggest jump in a year as builders broke ground on more apartments and single-family houses. The Commerce Department said Friday that the monthly gain put U.S. housing starts at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1...
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November 17, 2017 - 8:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen says it plans to spend more than 34 billion euros ($40 billion) over the next five years on developing electric cars, autonomous driving and other new technologies. The German automaker released the figure Friday after its supervisory board discussed the company's plans for...
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November 17, 2017 - 8:36 am
DETROIT (AP) — Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 84,000 small cars in the U.S. because the air bags may not inflate in a crash. The recall covers certain Mirage models from 2014 through 2018. The company says the safety restraint computer can interpret road vibrations or a flat tire as a sensor error...
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FILE - In this file picture taken May 14, 2012, Saudi Arabia's Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, left, his older brother Saud bin Nayef, center, Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, son of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud wait for Gulf Arab leaders ahead of the opening of Gulf Cooperation Council, also known as GCC summit, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Lebanon-based businessmen and a media mogul who lost businesses in Saudi Arabia or through dealings with members of the royal family are closely watching a new campaign led by the powerful crown prince targeting officials, princes and tycoons in the oil-rich kingdom to see whether it will help them win back what they lost over the years. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
November 17, 2017 - 7:21 am
ADMA, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanon-based businessmen who lost enterprises through dealings with members of Saudi Arabia's royal family and others in the kingdom are closely watching a new campaign led by the powerful crown prince targeting officials, princes and tycoons in the oil-rich kingdom, hoping it...
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President Donald Trump answers a question from the press about discussion of the tax bill, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Trump is at the Capitol for a pep rally with House Republicans, shortly before the chamber is expected to approve the tax bill over solid Democratic opposition. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 17, 2017 - 6:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican-pushed tax overhaul legislation (all times local): ___ 6:20 a.m. President Donald Trump says the Democrats could exert greater sway over the shape of tax overhaul legislation if they weren't focused wholly on defeating it. In a pre-dawn tweet Friday,...
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