News archive from 6 April 2017, page 6

Germany: 20 probed on suspicion of spying for Turkey

BERLIN –  Germany's Interior Ministry says prosecutors are investigating 20 people suspected of spying for Turkey on people in Germany thought to be supporters of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. The Turkish government claims Gulen supporters were...

 
EU's Tusk, Britain's May meeting for Brexit talks in London

EU's Tusk, Britain's May meeting for Brexit talks in London

LONDON –  European Council President Donald Tusk is meeting Britain's leader for talks about the U.K.'s EU exit, a day after the European Parliament laid out tough guidelines for the divorce negotiations. Tusk's office says he will meet Prime Minister...

 

EU legislature overwhelmingly approves Ukraine visa waiver

BRUSSELS –  The European Union legislature has overwhelmingly backed plans to allow Ukrainian citizens into the bloc for short stays without visas. The EU parliament on Thursday approved the plans by a 521-75 margin — with 36 abstentions — to allow...

 

EU completes moves to cut roaming costs by summer

BRUSSELS –  The European Union has completed its legislative work to cut costly mobile-phone roaming costs in the bloc ahead of the summer holidays. EU Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip said Thursday that as of 15 June "people will be able...

 

Pope to wash feet of inmates in symbolic Easter week ritual

VATICAN CITY –  Pope Francis will wash the feet of inmates at a prison outside Rome in an Easter week ritual meant to show his willingness to serve even the most marginal of society. The Vatican said Thursday the April 13 Mass at the Paliano facility...

 
The Latest: French candidate Fillon backs tough, united EU

The Latest: French candidate Fillon backs tough, united EU

PARIS –  The Latest on the French presidential election campaign (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Conservative French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is campaigning for a tougher and more united Europe that can defend itself against violent...

 

3 accused of killing Muslim for transporting cows in India

JAIPUR, India –  Indian police say they have arrested three Hindus suspected of beating to death a Muslim man whom they accused of transporting cows for slaughter. Fifteen Muslims were brutally beaten Saturday in Rajasthan state in the latest violence...

 

ISIS slaughters 33 young men in Syria with 'sharp tools'

Islamic State killers used “sharp tools” to murder 33 people in Syria on Wednesday before dumping the bodies into a mass grave “filled with blood,” a human rights group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the slaughter was “the largest...

 

Iraqi city still suffering 5 months after IS was run out

HAMDANIYA, Iraq –  Bahaa Franshaw spikes pieces of meat onto a skewer on a recent day, ready to sell to the passing trade. His potential customers include civilians coming through Hamdaniya from Mosul to escape the fighting there. Heading toward Mosul...

 

AP NORC Poll: Most Americans oppose funding border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans oppose funding President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to poll released Thursday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The president gets higher marks for...

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Pierce Brosnan opens up on losing wife, daughter to ovarian cancer

Pierce Brosnan has a hard time looking at the world with a glass half full after losing his first wife and daughter to ovarian cancer. The actor opened up to Esquire about the tragedies that changed his life forever. "I don't look at the cup as...

 

Somalia leader declares country a war zone, replaces chiefs

MOGADISHU, Somalia –  Somalia's new president has declared the country a war zone and replaced its military and intelligence chiefs while instructing the army to prepare a new offensive against al-Shabab extremists. The shakeup Thursday is an attempt...

 

French bishop resigns, accused of 'inappropriate' behavior

PARIS –  The French Catholic Church says that a French bishop has resigned at the Vatican's suggestion because of accusations of an "inappropriate pastoral attitude." The French Conference of Bishops said in a statement that Pope Francis...

 
Thai king endorses country's 20th constitution since 1932

Thai king endorses country's 20th constitution since 1932

BANGKOK –  Thailand's king signed the country's new constitution on Thursday, putting his stamp of approval on the nation's 20th charter since the absolute monarchy was abolished in 1932. King Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun endorsed the...

 

Madison City Schools rezoning plans: Here's what we know

The Madison City School System is running out of room. That's the message Superintendent Robby Parker has been spreading, system must look at rezoning to accommodate the area's population growth. Here's what we know so far: First, the basics Madison...

 

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