The tax fraud trial of France's disgraced former budget minister Jerome Cahuzac was adjourned Wednesday to September 5 after his defence challenged the constitutionality of the case. The 63-year-old former rising star in the French Socialist Party, who stashed millions abroad while cracking down1 hour agoAFP News
Drivers of London's traditional black cabs blocked some of the city's busiest streets Wednesday in a protest at the lack of regulations imposed on Uber. Thousands of drivers brought their vehicles to a standstill around Parliament Square and Whitehall, near the Houses of Parliament, tooting
The death toll in a twin suicide bomb attack at a camp for people displaced by Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency has risen to 58, emergency services officials said on Wednesday.
U.S. stocks were drifting between small gains and losses in late-afternoon trading Wednesday as investors weighed the implications of the Federal Reserve's latest signals on interest rates. In her semiannual report to Congress, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank would likely move more slowly
WASHINGTON (AP) — New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary left some GOP candidates with a hard-knocks hangover and others just happy to still be alive.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Wednesday that global weakness and falling financial markets could depress the U.S. economy's growth and slow the pace of Fed interest rate hikes.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a bill stripping government money from Planned Parenthood, a move that might help him with conservatives who dominate the upcoming Republican presidential primary in South Carolina.
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The US agency in charge of highway safety thinks that the autonomous car built by Google-parent Alphabet could qualify as being its own driver. In a written response to a query from the Silicon Valley-based technology firm, the National Highway Traffic Administration said that since the self-driving
Twitter's tweaking its timeline to emphasize certain tweets from people you follow, but don't expect dramatic changes from the chronological feed you're used to. The rearrangement will show up only if ...
ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of two sheriff's deputies and another person (all times local):
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The latest on the Pennsylvania Senate's plan for a vote on Wednesday to remove Attorney General Kathleen Kane (all times local):
A Russian-backed regime onslaught in northern Syria was reported Wednesday to have killed more than 500 people this month, as Turkey faced new pressure to open its border to people fleeing the violence. World powers urged Russia to end its air strikes which a senior US official said were "directly
The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Ukraine on Wednesday that the organization would be unable to keep supporting the country financially if it doesn't step up its reform efforts. Ukraine ...
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Now you see 'em, now you don't.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — A murder suspect who was mistakenly released from a California jail won't fight his transfer in custody from Nevada back to Los Angeles.
Pope Francis rubbed ashes on the bowed heads of prelates, nuns and ordinary Catholics Wednesday, and had them smudged on his own head, too, to usher in the Lenten season of prayer and sacrifice he said ...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on an Ohio proposal that seeks to strip government funding away from Planned Parenthood (all times local):
By Laila Bassam and Tom Perry DAMASCUS (Reuters) - The Syrian government expects a tough battle for Aleppo, the city that has become the focal point of the country's long civil war, but is confident of victory and says it won't be a long fight. Damascus aims to seal the border with Turkey,
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to end his campaign for the Republican nomination for president after failing to break out from a field in which non-traditional candidates are making strides.
Computers that control cars of the future can be considered drivers just like humans, the federal government's highway safety agency has decided. The redefinition of "driver" by the National ...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Defiance has often defined Ferguson in the 18 months since a police officer fatally shot Michael Brown and provoked an examination of how poor people and minorities are treated in the St. Louis suburb.
French lawmakers voted Wednesday in favour of measures to change the constitution following the November 13 jihadist attacks on Paris, but doubts remain as to whether the package will be fully adopted. The amendment, including a hotly contested measure to strip convicted terrorists of their French nationality
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers on Wednesday approved a new multinational force to beef up defenses of frontline alliance members most at risk from Russia, the alliance's secretary-general announced.
The federal government recorded a budget surplus in January of $55.2 billion, helped by a timing quirk that shifted benefit payments to December. The Treasury Department said Wednesday that the surplus ...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two state health researchers in Texas are under fire for a co-authoring a study suggesting something Republican leaders have long disputed: cuts to Planned Parenthood are restricting access to women's health care.
By Wiktor Szary WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland will join the fight against Islamic State, its defence minister said on Wednesday, though he signalled that the scale of its involvement would depend on NATO's response to Russia's renewed assertiveness on the alliance's eastern flank. The announcement
Meet the new boss. Confronting the same tea party challenges as the old boss. Speaker Paul Ryan is scrambling to avoid an embarrassing fiscal defeat this year in the face of a hard-right conservative revolt ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, U.S. senators set aside their partisan differences on Wednesday to support legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife mistreated and abused a former member of her housekeeping staff, a court ruled Wednesday, awarding the man $42,000 in damages in a decision that dealt an embarrassing blow to the country's first family.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A weathered pastel image of the Virgin of Guadalupe hangs from German Herrera Hernandez's dashboard, watching over his passengers from her perch next to his cigarettes, gum and the handful of coins he uses to make change.
For Britain and the European Union, they are three little words that expose big philosophical differences: "Ever closer union." The phrase, baked into the EU's 1957 founding treaty and other ...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — President Barack Obama is reminiscing about his days in the Illinois legislature and his first lessons in politics.
Colombia's FARC rebel force promised Wednesday to end recruitment of all child soldiers to its ranks, in a further bid to seal a peace deal ending a half-century conflict. At peace talks in Cuba, the leftist guerilla group had already pledged to stop recruiting fighters under 17, but the Colombian
Taiwan prosecutors Wednesday questioned the developer of an apartment complex that collapsed during an earthquake as prosecutors detailed flaws in the construction of the building where nearly 100 people remain trapped. Prosecutors in the southern city of Tainan launched an investigation into Saturday
The tax fraud trial of France's disgraced former budget minister Jerome Cahuzac was adjourned Wednesday to September 5 after his defence challenged the constitutionality of the case. The 63-year-old former rising star in the French Socialist Party, who stashed millions abroad while cracking down
A French court on Wednesday postponed the trial of a former French budget minister accused of tax fraud and money laundering until September, to give higher courts time to decide a legal issue raised by ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, senators set aside their partisan differences on Wednesday to support legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal.
By Gabriela Baczynska and Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union states took a new step towards a two-year suspension of their open-borders zone on Wednesday as the bloc's executive again rebuked them for failing to act on agreements to stem irregular migration. The European Commission
By Robin Emmott and Phil Stewart BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO agreed on Wednesday its boldest steps yet to deter Russia from any attack in the Baltics or eastern Europe, setting out ways to rapidly deploy air, naval and ground forces without resorting to Cold War-era military bases. In an effort to dissuade
Italian police on Wednesday announced the arrest of a retired cleric suspected of having defrauded investors of 30 million euros ($34 million) which they were told would help fund a humanitarian foundation. Argentinian-born Patrizio Benvenuti, 64, former military chaplain in Italy who retired to the
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) the active driver aids that make up Volvo's City Safety system reduce the rate of rear-end crashes by 41%. The study, based on the City Safe system fitted as standard on 2010-2012 model-year Volvos on US roads, also found that the rate
By John Whitesides MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Bernie Sanders had breakfast with one of America's most prominent civil rights activists, Al Sharpton, just hours after trouncing Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic presidential nominating contest. The meeting marked a recognition by
By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google will start scrubbing search results across all its websites when accessed from a European country to soothe the objections of Europe's privacy regulators to its implementation of a landmark EU ruling, a person close to the company said. The U.S. company
BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters helped by Russian airstrikes launched an attack in northern Syria on Wednesday in an attempt to capture a military air base held by Syrian insurgents, while an international aid group warned that the health system in parts of the north is close to collapse.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday said the alliance had approved plans for an increased presence in eastern member states alarmed by a more assertive Russia, sending a "clear signal" to any aggressors. Stung into action by the Russian intervention in Ukraine and shock 2014 annexation
EU president Donald Tusk said Wednesday he had cleared his schedule to hold urgent meetings with leaders including Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande to push for a deal to keep Britain in the bloc at a summit next week. The former Polish premier set out his proposals for a deal with British Prime Minister
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Gov. Jack Markell signed a resolution Wednesday apologizing for Delaware's role in slavery and wrongs committed against blacks during the Jim Crow era.
War crimes judges on Wednesday piled pressure on Serbia to arrest three suspects over alleged witness-tampering in the case of an ultra-nationalist, accusing Belgrade of failing to cooperate with the UN tribunal. "It is clear to the chamber that Serbia is not cooperating in this matter," a
By Patricia Zengerle and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. envoy to the coalition against Islamic State said on Wednesday that Russian airstrikes in Syria are boosting the militant group because of the toll they are taking on U.S.-backed opposition fighters. "What Russia's doing
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian drone that flew over a U.S. aircraft carrier last month was the first to conduct an overflight of an American carrier since 2014, according to a U.S. Navy report obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint's water (all times local):
A restive volcano near Guatemala's capital spewed ash on nearby towns Wednesday, including on a colonial-era city popular with tourists, officials said. Strong gusts of wind could carry the clouds of "fine ash particles" to Guatemala City, 45 kilometers (30 miles) distant, said David de