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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, right, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping  during their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

Chinese president heads to Myanmar for crucial state visit

Jan. 17, 2020 6:44 AM EST

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — China's President Xi Jinping was given a lavish welcome to Myanmar as he arrived Friday for a state visit meant to deepen bilateral relations at a critical time. The visit nominally marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Myanmar,...

In this 29, Dec, 2015 photo is seen an ancient roman road in a subway under construction at the port city of Thessaloniki, Greece. Greece's Central Archaeological Council ruled on Thursday Dec. 19, 2019, that this section of an ancient Roman road in the northern city of Thessaloniki should be removed to make way for construction of the city's long-delayed subway, in a controversial case that has led to outrage among some experts. (Fani Tripsani /Eurokinissi via AP)

Greece: Advisory body votes to move antiquities for subway

Dec. 19, 2019 12:24 PM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greece’s Central Archaeological Council ruled Thursday that a section of an ancient Roman road in the northern city of Thessaloniki should be removed to make way for construction of the city’s long-delayed subway. After a marathon 19-hour overnight session, the...

Russia eyes major commercial projects in Syria

Dec. 17, 2019 6:37 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is considering a slew of major commercial projects in Syria, a senior Russian official said Tuesday. Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said after meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus that Russia will spend $500 million to modernize Syria's commercial port of Tartus....

Report: Boston public transit system needs to improve safety

Dec. 9, 2019 6:47 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The public transportation system in metropolitan Boston needs to step up efforts to improve safety along its network of subways, buses and commuter rail trains. That's the finding of a panel of transit experts hired in June by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's fiscal and...

Union Pacific sues to nullify old jobs pact with Texas town

Nov. 29, 2019 10:09 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific wants a court to invalidate an 1872 pact requiring it to keep a certain number of jobs in an East Texas town indefinitely. The agreement with the town of Palestine, which has been amended several times over the decades, is a vestige of railroad history that was made by one...

In this photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, British singer Rod Stewart poses for the media after an interview with The Associated Press at a hotel in London. Stewart, known for decades as a consummate crooner, rocker, fashion plate and tongue-in-cheek sex symbol, is adding a new element to his image: serious model railroad builder. The one time front man of The Faces who has hits dating back to the 1960s has put the finishing touch on a 23-year project that has landed him on the cover of Railway Modeller magazine, a far cry from Rolling Stone, whose cover he has graced many times. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Rod Stewart: Rocker turned model railroad builder

Nov. 29, 2019 8:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Rod Stewart, known for decades as a consummate crooner, rocker, fashion plate and tongue-in-cheek sex symbol, is adding a new element to his image: serious model railroad builder. The former front man of the Faces who has hits dating back to the 1960s has put the finishing touch on a 23-year...

Brooklyn man charged with encouraging NYC subway attacks

Nov. 27, 2019 4:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he tried to help the Islamic State group, in part by encouraging attacks on New York’s subway system. Zachary Clark, 40, was detained after an initial appearance in Manhattan federal court, where a criminal complaint accused Clark...