Latest International relations News

The Latest: Australian PM asks Erdogan to withdraw WWI claim

Mar. 19, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local): 4 p.m. Australia's prime minister says he has asked the Turkish president to withdraw his accusation of an anti-Islam motive behind Australia and New Zealand sending troops to Turkey in the World War I...

Politicians show solidarity with striking CSO musicians

Mar. 19, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Striking Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians have picked up the support of some members of Illinois' congressional delegation and the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. The musicians, who walked off last week, are fighting for better wages, health benefits, and retirement plans....

Trump buddies up with Bolsonaro, the 'Trump of the Tropics'

Mar. 19, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed Brazil's new far-right leader to the White House Tuesday and made clear that flattery pays. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — the "Trump of the Tropics"— ran an unabashedly pro-Trump, pro-American campaign last year, emulating Trump in tone...

Mexican ambassador highlights US ties in Phoenix stop

Mar. 19, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Mexico's new ambassador to the U.S. emphasized close ties between the two countries during a stop in Phoenix Tuesday as she and Gov. Doug Ducey urged American lawmakers to approve the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. "The U.S. of today cannot be explained without the...

Cyclone's huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa

Mar. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (AP) — Aid workers rushed to rescue victims clinging to trees and crammed on rooftops Tuesday after a cyclone unleashed devastating floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. More than 350 people were confirmed dead, hundreds were missing and thousands more were at risk. In...

Survivor: Bus in fatal crash swerved like a 'roller coaster'

Mar. 19, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

KINGWOOD, Va. (AP) — A survivor described a bus swerving "like a roller coaster" and tumbling "five or six times" as it overturned early Tuesday along a Virginia interstate, killing two passengers and injuring others aboard. Bus driver Yui Man Chow of Staten Island, New York, has been charged with two...

The Latest: Authorities charge bus driver in fatal crash

Mar. 19, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

KINGWOOD, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal bus crash in Virginia (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Authorities in Virginia have charged a bus driver in connection with a crash that killed two people. Virginia State Police say in a news release that 40-year-old Yui Man Chow of Staten Island, New York, is charged...

Ky gov signs bill limiting Grimes' power over election board

Mar. 19, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Legislation removing the secretary of state's power over the State Board of Elections was signed into law on Tuesday by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin — on the same day the board met. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes did not attend the meeting at the state Capitol. The seat...

Analysis: Pompeo skirts talk of peace plan on Israel trip

Mar. 19, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pays a visit to Israel this week but it's what he's not doing while there that may be the most notable aspect of the trip. Pompeo doesn't plan to talk publicly about the "deal of the century" that President Donald Trump said he would offer to settle the...

UK aims to salvage Brexit deal as EU says: make up your mind

Mar. 19, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan has been derailed in Parliament. Now she is at the mercy of an exasperated European Union. May was preparing Tuesday to ask the EU for a delay of at least several months to Brexit after the speaker of the House of Commons ruled that she can't keep...