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In this Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, photo, Enayatullah Baligh a member of Afghanistan scholars council, speaks during an interview to The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan, (AP Photo/Tamana Sarwary)
A tattoo at a time, Afghan woman takes on society’s taboosA female tattoo artist in ultra-conservative Afghanistan is taking a big risk with every customer she takes on
The Associated Press2 hours ago
U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, center, arrives at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. Biegun arrived in the country on the first leg of his two-stop Asia trip and will meet his counterparts in South Korea and Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
US says it won’t accept North Korea-set nuclear deadlineThe U.S. special representative for North Korea says Washington won’t accept a year-end deadline set by Pyongyang to make concessions in stalled nuclear talks
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Opera star Placido Domingo performs during a concert at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg on Wednesday, No. 27, 2019. (Christian Charisius/dpa via AP)
Standing ovation in Milan for Domingo's 50th anniversaryOpera star Placido Domingo has received a standing ovation for his 50th anniversary gala concert at the famed La Scala opera house in Italy
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A woman writes a Christmas card for detained and jailed protesters during a rally in Hong Kong, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. China's premier said Monday that turmoil over amendments to extradition legislation has damaged Hong Kong society on all fronts. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
China's premier says HK bill turmoil damaged whole societyChina's premier said that turmoil over amendments to extradition legislation has damaged Hong Kong society on all fronts
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Lawyer to British Royal: Your Name Was Used as BaitDear Prince Andrew: Your name was used in an attempt to lure a 15-year-old girl to a sex fiend's Caribbean hideaway. That's the upshot of a letter written to the British royal by a Jeffrey Epstein accuser's lawyer, the New York Post reports. "Your Royal Highness, I write on behalf...
Newser10 hours ago
FILE - In this March 19, 2019 file photo, the blades of wind turbines catch the breeze at the Saddleback Ridge wind farm in Carthage, Maine. Scientists say emissions worldwide need to start falling sharply from next year if there is to be any hope of achieving the Paris climate accord’s goal of capping global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
AP EXPLAINS: How Madrid talks fell short on climate ambitionThe longest ever U.N. climate summit has ended with major polluters resisting calls to ramp up efforts to keep global warming at bay and postponing the regulation of global carbon markets for next year
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, Arsenal's Mesut Ozil warms up prior to the the English Premier League soccer match against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England.  Chinese television pulled coverage of Arsenal's Premier League match against Manchester City Sunday Dec. 15, 2019, after Mesut Ozil criticized on social media against Beijing's brutal mass crackdown on ethnic Muslims. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, FILE)
Chinese TV pulls Arsenal game coverage after Ozil criticismChinese television pulled coverage of Arsenal's Premier League match against Manchester City after Mesut Ozil criticized Beijing's brutal mass crackdown on ethnic Muslims. The London club's player added to condemnation of the detention of more than 1 million Uighurs and other minorities in so-called reeducation camps in China's north-western region
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug.29 1965, file photo, French actress Anna Karina embraces Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis at the end of a press conference on the Venice Lido on the French entry in the International Film Festival. Anna Karina, the French New Wave actress who became an icon of the cinema in the 1960s and was the muse of Jean-Luc Godard, has died aged 79, the French culture minister announced Sunday Dec. 15, 2019.(AP Photo/Mario Torrisi, File)
Anna Karina, the icon of French New Wave cinema, dies at 79Anna Karina, the French actress who became a movie icon in the 1960s, has died
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Greta Says Expression's Meaning Was Lost in TranslationGreta Thunberg said, in issuing an apology, that she didn't intend to sound threatening when she called for holding leaders accountable by saying to "put them against the wall." Some people saw that as suggesting violence against those who don't act on climate change, CBS reports. The 16-year-old blamed her...
Newser16 hours ago
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, right, arrives for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, to look at the Inspector General's report on alleged abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., looks at his phone at left. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Horse-trading Iran hawks seize on Pompeo's Senate interestLawmakers favoring a hard line against Iran have leveraged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interest in running for the Senate to win a key concession from the Trump administration that could help efforts to kill the nuclear deal with Tehran
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Climate activist Greta Thunberg participates in a news conference at the COP25 Climate summit in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. Thunberg is in Madrid where a global U.N.-sponsored climate change conference is taking place. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
Greta Thunberg, German railway company in tweetstormClimate activist Greta Thunberg and Germany's national railway company created a tweetstorm after she posted a photo of herself sitting on the floor of a train surrounded by lots of bags
The Associated Press19 hours ago
FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, British actor Colin Firth and his wife Livia, pose for photographers upon arrival at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards in Milan, Italy.  A statement from their publicists says Colin and Italian eco-campaigner and film producer Livia Firth have separated after 22-years of marriage. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, FILE)
Oscar winner Colin Firth and wife split after 22 yearsOscar-winning British actor Colin Firth has split from his Italian film producer wife Livia Giuggioli after 22 years of marriage
The Associated Press20 hours ago
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