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  • 2 jets collide after landing in Frankfurt, no one injured

    BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say a collision between two passenger jets on the tarmac at Frankfurt Airport caused damage but left no one injured. The Korean Air Boeing and Air Namibia Airbus planes hit each other shortly after both landed at the airport on Saturday evening. News agency dpa reported that the German Federal Bureau […]
  • Pope’s Asian agenda: Disarmament, martyrs, family reunion

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has agendas both pastoral and personal for his trip to Asia, where he’ll appeal for global nuclear disarmament at the sites of the atomic bomb and minister to two tiny Catholic communities that have suffered gruesome periods of persecution. Emphasizing the dignity of life is also on Francis’ to-do […]
  • Pope decries that ‘greed of a few’ worsens poverty of others

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday decried that the “greed of a few” wealthy people is compounding the plight of the poor before sharing a meal with the jobless and the homeless that has become a tradition of his papacy. Celebrating a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica dedicated to heightening awareness about poor […]
  • AP Photos: Violence engulfs Hong Kong university campus

    HONG KONG (AP) — Bows and arrows, rocks, bricks, Molotov cocktails, blue dye fired from water cannons, and tear gas engulfing Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University were the defining images Sunday as anti-government protests entered their sixth month. A Hong Kong police officer was hit in the leg by an arrow and hospitalized as authorities used […]
  • Merkel party leader: No overhaul of German coalition deal

    BERLIN (AP) — The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is rejecting calls for an overhaul of the accord underpinning Merkel’s often-fractious coalition government. Merkel’s center-right Union bloc leads an alliance with the center-left Social Democrats. Halfway through the parliamentary term, the Social Democrats are choosing a new leadership and are expected to decide […]
  • UK media: Prince Andrew’s sex claims rebuttal a PR disaster

    LONDON (AP) — British media on Sunday slammed Prince Andrew’s effort to rebut claims that he had sex with a teenager who says she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein, branding his televised interview a complete public relations disaster. In a rare interview with BBC Newsnight that was broadcast late Saturday, Andrew categorically denied having sex […]
  • Leaked Russian interference report raises UK vote questions

    LONDON (AP) — Questions about the British government’s failure to release a report on Russia’s interference in the country’s politics continued to dog Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday as critics said leaks from the document raised concerns about the security of next month’s election. The report from Parliament’s intelligence committee concludes that Russian interference […]
  • Belarus leader dismisses democracy even as vote takes place

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus’ authoritarian president has brushed off concerns that Sunday’s parliament election, from which many opposition figures have been excluded, would be regarded as neither free nor fair. After casting his ballot in a polling station in the capital of Minsk, President Alexander Lukashenko was asked about whether it was important that […]
  • Venice braces for another exceptional tide, tourists flee

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — Venetians are bracing for the prospect of another exceptional tide in a season that is setting records. Officials are forecasting a 1.6 meter (5 feet, 2 inch) surge of water Sunday through the lagoon city. That comes after Tuesday’s 1.87-meter flood, the worst in 53 years, followed by high tide of […]
  • Italy’s white truffle hunters worry about climate change

    ALBA, Italy (AP) — Rising global temperatures are worrying truffle hunters around the Italian town of Alba, where the most prized specimens can fetch twice the price of gold. This particularly warm October, eight out of 10 white truffles unearthed by Carlo Olivero with his trusty 3-year-old dog Steel were dark, withered and dried out. […]