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  • AP Exclusive: Adoptee deported by US sues S. Korea, agency

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Adam Crapser lives in limbo, a stranger in South Korea, the country of his birth. Forcibly separated from his wife, children and friends in America, he is isolated by language and culture, left alone to navigate this sprawling city he’s been expelled to four decades after being sent to adoptive […]
  • Businesses sound alarm as UK says prepare for no-deal Brexit

    LONDON (AP) — Businesses in Britain and the European Union need to prepare for the possibility the U.K. will leave the bloc in March without an exit deal, a senior British government minister said Wednesday, as a growing number of firms braced for disruption by stockpiling goods or shifting operations overseas. Last week British lawmakers […]
  • Greek lawmakers debate Macedonia name deal ahead of vote

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers began debating a historic agreement aimed at normalizing relations with Macedonia in a stormy parliamentary session Wednesday. Opponents have announced a series of street protests in Athens and the northern city of Thessaloniki to coincide with the debate and Thursday night’s vote. A protest by tens of thousands of […]
  • German FM wants to improve ties with US

    BERLIN (AP) — German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is heading to the United States with the hope of improving relations between the two countries. Maas told reporters in Berlin Wednesday morning before his departure he would meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and that, “it’s about working less against each other with the […]
  • The Latest: Thailand sets post-coup election for March 24

    BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on a date set for Thailand’s first election since 2014 coup (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Thailand’s Election Commission has announced March 24 as the date for a general election, the first since the military took power in 2014. Commission Chairman Ithiporn Boonpakong made the long-awaited announcement Wednesday just hours […]
  • Austrian woman feared kidnapped surfaces unharmed

    BERLIN (AP) — Austrian police say an 88-year-old woman with links to Austro-Hungarian nobility who was the feared victim of a brazen daytime kidnapping has surfaced unharmed at her daughter’s house. Austrian media reported Magdolna Theresia Ottrubay was walking with her nurse in Eisenstadt on Tuesday afternoon when two black sedans pulled up and she […]
  • The Latest: China takes shots at Trump trade policies

    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 3:50 p.m. China’s vice president took not-so-veiled shots at President Donald Trump’s aggressive trade policies in a speech to global elites at a ski resort in the Swiss Alps. Vice President Wang Qishan said at the World Economic […]
  • Aid group warns of Central African Republic ‘catastrophe’

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The leader of an international aid group says Central African Republic “is steering toward a catastrophe” unless a new round of peace talks in Sudan this week succeed. Jan Egeland, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s secretary general, says repeated cycles of violence in one of the world’s poorest nations “have pushed people*s […]
  • Striking taxi drivers in standoff with police in Madrid

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish taxi drivers demanding more regulations for app-based ride-hailing services blocked access to a trade exhibition center in Madrid where a major tourism fair begun Wednesday. Riot police trying to clear a blocked highway circling the Spanish capital briefly clashed with the drivers, many wearing the yellow traffic safety vests used by […]
  • In Congo, the Tshisekedi no one had expected takes power

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Felix Tshisekedi has emerged from his father’s shadow to become Congo’s next president. For decades that post eluded his father, the venerated opposition politician, Etienne, whose death in 2017 helped catapult his son into the limelight. The passage of power from father to son is a familiar story in Congo, where […]