Sunday, December 4, 2022

World

Trump Dismisses US Stakes In Syria: “We’re 7,000 Miles Away”

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Washing his hands of America's presence in Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in supporting the Kurdish fighters who died by t...

Kim Rides Horse On Sacred Peak, Vows To Fight US Sanctions

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to surmount U.S.-led sanctions on his country in state media reports Wednesday alongside evocative propaganda images...

3 Economists Who Study Poverty Win Nobel Prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaki...

Typhoon Leaves 19 Dead As Japan Launches Major Rescue

TOKYO (AP) — Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan Sunday to rescue people stranded in flooded homes Sunday as the death toll from a ferocious typho...

‘No Human Is Limited’: Kipchoge Runs Sub-2 Hour Marathon

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VIENNA (AP) — Roger Bannister, 1954. Eliud Kipchoge, 2019? Like the sub-four minute mile, running a marathon in less than two hours had seemed impossible — until Saturday. But t...

Turkey’s Refugee Plan Met With Widespread Scepticism

ISTANBUL (AP) — In the face of widespread international criticism for his military foray into northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan remains defiant, standing by his pledge...

Iran Says Oil Tanker Struck By Missiles Off Saudi Arabia

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Two missiles struck an Iranian tanker traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia on Friday, Iranian officials said, the latest incident in the ...

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Wins Nobel Peace Prize

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OSLO, Norway (AP) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 in recognition of his efforts to end his country's long-running border confl...

Pompeo Accuses Iran Of Lying About Oil Delivery To Syria

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WASHINGTON (JNS) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of lying about an oil delivery to Syria through its oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, which was impounded by the United...

US To Hand Over To Iraq ISIS Members Evacuated From Syria

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BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. will hand over to Iraqi authorities nearly 50 Islamic State members who were transferred from Syria in recent days, two Iraqi intelligence officials said Th...

Polish, Austrian Authors Awarded Nobel Prizes For Literature

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The 2018 Nobel Prize in literature has been awarded to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the cros...

Germany Seeks To Reassure Rattled Jews After Holy Day Attack

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HALLE, Germany (AP) — Top German officials headed Thursday to the scene of an attack on a synagogue in the city of Halle, seeking to reassure an unsettled Jewish community after me...

US Moves 2 British Is Members Known As ‘Beatles’ From Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two British militants believed to be part of an Islamic State group that beheaded hostages and was known as "The Beatles" have been moved out of a detention cente...

Shooting Latest Indication Of Increasing Anti-Semitism

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HALLE (AP) — The shooting that left two dead and several injured in Halle, Germany, on Wednesday — when Jews celebrated Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for their faith — ha...

Turkey Begins Offensive Aimed At Kurdish Fighters In Syria

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AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Turkey launched airstrikes and fired artillery aimed at crushing Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday after U.S. troops pulled back from the area...

Nobel Prize Honors Breakthroughs On Lithium-Ion Batteries

STOCKHOLM (AP) — If you're reading this on a cellphone or laptop computer, you might thank this year's three winners of the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on lithium-ion b...

German Synagogue Attacked On Yom Kippur; 2 Dead Nearby

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HALLE, Germany (AP) — A heavily armed assailant tried to force his way into a synagogue Wednesday in eastern Germany on Yom Kippur, Judaism's holiest day, and two people were kille...

Lam Says Chinese Military Could Step In If Uprising Gets Bad

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HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned Tuesday that the Chinese military could step in if an uprising for democratic reforms that has rocked the city for months "becom...

Trump Defends Decision To Abandon Kurdish Allies In Syria

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump cast his decision to abandon Kurdish fighters in Syria as fulfilling a campaign promise to withdraw from "endless war" in the Middle East, ...

What Next As UK And EU Seek Last-Minute Brexit Deal

LONDON (AP) — Britain is due to leave the European Union in just over three weeks, but still no one knows the terms of the divorce — or even whether the country will really meet th...