UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations marked the 75th anniversary of its birth with a scaled-down event Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic, one of many challenges a deeply divided world...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the biggest accomplishment of the United Nations as it approaches its 75th anniversary is the long period since World War II that the...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging a global fight against racism and discrimination following what he calls the “murderous act of police brutality” that has...
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — More than 400 migrants are living aboard pleasure cruise vessels bobbing in the sea off Malta, many of them for weeks now. But for them, it's no pleasure, only uncertainty...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Expanded free mobile testing for COVID-19, with no prescriptions required, has begun in several Connecticut cities. It's part of the state's effort to ramp-up testing of...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After Gulf of Mexico charter boat captains stayed within federal limits for red snapper, regulators are making permanent a rule that lets them catch more of the fish.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing significant legal challenges, the Trump administration has disbanded its advisory board created to help boost trophy hunting and relax federal rules for importing the...
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University suspended a fraternity for five years after a student was shot in the leg during an initiation event, officials said.
BEIJING (AP) — Controversy has erupted after a leading Chinese university revised its charter to remove a reference to “free thinking" and adding a new stress on adhering to the leadership of the...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff’s investigators say a 43-year-old man from Georgia fell and hit his head on a charter boat after a dive off Florida’s Atlantic Coast.
TOKYO (AP) — The French language has been almost invisible during the drawn-out preparations for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
News conferences in Tokyo are conducted in Japanese or in English...
Qatari organizers have chartered two cruise liners to accommodate fans at the 2022 World Cup.
The floating hotels with 4,000 cabins between them will be berthed in Doha Port for the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House split along party lines Friday to pass a measure renewing the charter of the Export-Import Bank, a U.S. agency that provides loans and other help...
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the war in Syria (all times local):
The U.N. envoy for Syria says first talks on the country's constitution involving Syrian opposition,...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations will launch its 75th anniversary year in January 2020 with a global dialogue engaging people around the world on...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey has justified its ongoing invasion of northeast Syria to the United Nations by saying it's exercising its right to self-defense under the U.N. Charter, according to a...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Syria said Monday that the convening of a committee to draft a new constitution for Syria on Oct. 30 "should be a sign of hope for the...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders. (all times local):
The U.N. special envoy for Syria says the convening of a...
NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on India's security clampdown in Kashmir (all times local):
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling on India and Pakistan to refrain...
TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday called for public debate on revising Japan's pacifist constitution, saying voters who handed his ruling bloc a majority in weekend parliamentary...
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating illegal boat charters in Virginia and issuing violations to anyone offering excursions without a license.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local):
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Europe (all times local):
British Prime Minister Theresa May is giving President Donald Trump a gift that...
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's Foreign Ministry is calling on the U.N. human rights commissioner to denounce President Donald Trump's recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A train service in southern West Virginia won't run this fall.
The nonprofit Collis P. Huntington Railroad Society says on its website the New River Train it has...
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):
Venezuela's government is ordering the partial closure of its border with Colombia...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuela's U.N. Mission is inviting ambassadors of 46 countries to an informal meeting Friday with Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza to underline the U.N. Charter's commitment...
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's parliament voted Tuesday to create a committee to propose amendments to the country's military-enacted constitution, which grants the armed forces the power to block any change.
The proposal to form the committee was presented by a member of the ruling National League for Democracy party of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, which took power in 2016 after more than five decades of military or military-backed rule.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Organization of American States is calling on the body to formally assess the state of democracy in Nicaragua and possibly to take action to "foster the restoration of democracy."
The Central American nation has been mired in a political crisis since protests broke out in April demanding President Daniel Ortega leave office — followed by a government crackdown on dissenters.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rica said Saturday it has received a request from the head of the Organization of American States to activate a process of invoking the Inter-American Democratic Charter against Nicaragua amid alleged abuses in the country.
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's National Assembly on Saturday approved an update of the country's constitution, the final step before a national referendum expected to approve the new charter in February.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's Orthodox clerics will gather for a meeting next week that is expected to form a new, independent Ukrainian church, the country's leader said Wednesday, as the authorities ramped up pressure on priests to support the move.
The Ukrainian church has been part of the Russian Orthodox Church for centuries, but Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has pushed for the creation of an independent church as he faces March's presidential election.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian police searched the homes of Russian Orthodox priests and Russian Orthodox churches in several cities Monday, stepping up pressure as Kiev pushes for the creation of an independent Ukrainian church.
The eight searches in Ukraine's capital and the nearby Zhytomyr region were part of a criminal investigation into inciting hatred and violence, according to a police statement.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Voters in Vermont's capital city have approved seeking a charter change to allow non-U.S. citizens to vote in municipal elections.
The Barre-Montpelier Times Argus reports Montpelier is the first Vermont city or town to pass the measure.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mexican authorities have taken over a search for three people missing in the Pacific off Baja California after a fishing boat caught fire over the weekend.
The U.S. Coast Guard says 15 people were pulled from the water by the crew of San Diego-based charter fishing boat Time Machine, which happened to be near the burning Mexican vessel Saturday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who admitted to sexually abusing seventh- and eighth-grade girls while working as a charter-school math teacher in the nation's capital has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison.
News outlets report 33-year-old Robert Leach, of Maryland, told the court Friday that God has since changed his life.
Prosecutors say Leach groomed and abused the children between 2010 and 2013 until he was caught by a parent and fled the country.
ASAKA, Japan (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe renewed his pledge Sunday to push for a revision to the country's war-renouncing constitution, in which he wants the military explicitly mentioned.
Speaking before a field of about 4,000 troops, Abe said that a revision is needed to give his troops sense of pride.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's government says it is vetoing the adoption of an annual report on the European Union's guiding civil rights document because it did not call for protecting Christians and Jews from religious discrimination.
Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro's decision on Thursday to oppose the latest update on the application of the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights meant the report lacked the unanimity required for approval.
NEW YORK (AP) — Cable company Charter is launching its own wireless service as cable companies try to diversify to offset slowing traditional cable TV revenue.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is stepping up patrols along South Carolina waterways as tourists and residents look for ways to avoid paying a licensed charter to get on the water.
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A judge ruled in favor of Los Alamos County, supporting the county's request to bar Sheriff Marco Lucero from performing law enforcement duties.
The Los Alamos Monitor reports Lucero's attorney, A. Blair Dunn, says he plans to appeal last Wednesday's decision.
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — It's quiet in the back room at the Shawnee Regional Airport.
Aside from sniffling, the occasional air motor and a phone ringing, it's quiet.
Bert Murib, a native of Papua, Indonesia, wiped away his tears as he explained why he traveled about 8,350 miles to Shawnee, Oklahoma.
His tears may have stopped, but his motivation to help his people have a constant flow of food, clothes, resources and independence will never end.
Today in History for June 26th
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Charter Spectrum has closed its Cheyenne call center, laying off 60 workers.
Connecticut-based Charter Communications, which operates locally as Spectrum, is the nation's No. 2 cable company, with roughly 92,000 employees nationally.
A company spokesman says the closure of the Cheyenne call center is part of the company's effort to mainstream its call centers, creating larger regional hubs that can handle more significant call volumes.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities temporarily suspended a charter company which owned a passenger jet that crashed in Cuba, while Cuban media said one of three survivors died Monday, increasing the death toll to 111.
Mexico's General Directorate of Civil Aviation said in a statement that the suspension was ordered to allow an "extraordinary" review to verify whether Aerolineas Damojh, which uses the commercial name Global Air, is complying with the law.
HAVANA (AP) — The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline.
HAVANA (AP) — The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people, has been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Federal authorities have set the red snapper season for charter boats in the Gulf of Mexico, giving them from June 1 through July 21 to catch the popular sport and table fish.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the total recreational quota is about 6.7 million pounds (3 million kilograms), with a 2.3-million-pound (1 million kilograms) target for charter boats.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council has voted to extend the U.N. Stabilization Mission in Haiti which is training the national police and helping the government strengthen judicial and legal institutions and monitor human rights.
Russia and China abstained in Tuesday's vote, protesting that the resolution should not be under Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter which can authorize sanctions and be militarily enforced.
The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti ended in mid-October after 13 years.