New government in crisis-hit Lebanon ends 3-month vacuum
BEIRUT (AP) — A new Cabinet was announced in crisis-hit Lebanon late Tuesday, breaking a months-long impasse amid ongoing mass protests against the country's ruling elite.
Advocates: Honduran mother, children deported to Guatemala
HOUSTON (AP) — A Honduran mother and her two children who had been hospitalized have been deported to Guatemala under a Trump administration policy of sending some people seeking asylum in the U.S.
Backatcha: Thunberg returns Trump's climate jibe
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Greta Thunberg isn't easily intimidated. The 17-year-old Swedish activist wasted little time on Tuesday to push back against U.S.
Allegations bite into business of 'Africa's richest woman'
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese bank EuroBic said it will stop doing business with companies and people linked to its main shareholder Isabel dos Santos after an investigation accused the billionaire daughter of Angola’s former ruler of murky dealings.
Putin names new Cabinet as key members of Russian govt stay
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin formed his new Cabinet Tuesday, replacing many of its members but keeping his foreign, defense and finance ministers in place.
Poland calls on Putin to tell truth at WWII event in Israel
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to refrain from using World War II and Holocaust victims for current political goals and pointed to wartime documents in which the Polish government called on the Allies to save Jews.
Architect of CIA interrogation program faces 9/11 defendants
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — An architect of the harsh CIA interrogation program created after the Sept. 11 attacks faced men on Tuesday who were subjected to that treatment, appearing as a defense witness in a hearing that could decide whether key evidence against them can be used in their war crimes trial for their alleged roles in the 2001 terrorist plot.
Trump lauds US economy in Davos, says little on climate woes
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he's led a “spectacular” turnaround of the U.S. economy and urged the world to invest in America, but had less to say about climate change issues that are a focus of this year's gathering of top business and political leaders in the Swiss Alps.
Survivor stories spotlight Auschwitz liberation anniversary
JERUSALEM (AP) — Shortly before they were rounded up by Nazi troops in Belgium and deported to Auschwitz in 1942, the parents of 3-year-old Maurice Gluck placed their only child in the care of a local Christian family.
Britain's EU Journey: When De Gaulle said 'non' twice
LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum.
Abused circus animals arrive at South African sanctuary
WINBURG, South Africa (AP) — Twelve tigers and five lions have been relocated to a sanctuary in South Africa after being rescued from circuses in Guatemala following years of abuse and confinement.
Dutch court keeps father who isolated family in custody
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court on Tuesday detained for three more months a Dutch father accused of shutting his children off from the outside world for years and of physically abusing them.
German court may reject appeal to remove anti-Semitic relic
NAUMBURG, Germany (AP) — A court in eastern Germany indicated Tuesday that it will likely reject a Jewish man’s bid to force the removal of an ugly remnant of centuries of anti-Semitism from a church where Martin Luther once preached.
As virus spreads, anxiety rises in China and overseas
WUHAN, China (AP) — Face masks sold out and officials at airports and train stations checked passengers for fevers as China on Tuesday sought to control the outbreak of a new virus that has reached four other countries and territories and threatens to spread further during the Lunar New Year travel rush.
Other countries join China in responding to new coronavirus
BEIJING (AP) — Countries in Asia and elsewhere are checking the body temperatures of arriving airline passengers and adopting precautionary quarantine procedures in response to a new coronavirus that has sickened nearly 300 people and killed six in China.
Chanel delves into founder's orphanage past in couture show
PARIS (AP) — A humble stone fountain, overgrown scrubs and flowers and white sheets drying on a line met Chanel's curious guests, including Pharrell Williams, on Tuesday inside the Grand Palais in Paris.
Changing tack, French strikers turn off power to press govt
PARIS (AP) — Opening another front in their battle against the French government, protesting workers cut power to thousands of Parisians on Tuesday, plunging homes into darkness and shutting down trains to one of the capital's main airports.
Death toll up to 10 in Ethiopia platform collapse; 250 hurt
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Regional officials in Ethiopia on Tuesday confirmed 10 deaths and 250 people injured after a wooden platform collapsed during a religious event the day before.
Spain declares climate emergency, gets climate plan ready
MADRID (AP) — Spain’s new government declared a national climate emergency on Tuesday, taking a formal first step toward enacting ambitious measures to fight climate change.
China sentences ex-boss of Interpol to 13 years for bribes
BEIJING (AP) — China has sentenced the former president of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, to 13 years and six months in prison on charges of accepting more than $2 million in bribes.
AP PHOTOS: Auschwitz, 75 years after its liberation
OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — On Jan. 27, 1945, the Soviet Red Army liberated the Auschwitz death camp in German-occupied Poland. The Germans had already fled westward, leaving behind the bodies of prisoners who had been shot and thousands of sick and starving survivors.
Experts defuse World War II bomb in German city of Cologne
BERLIN (AP) — Explosives experts on Tuesday successfully defused an unexploded American bomb from World War II in the western German city of Cologne, authorities said.
Thai court acquits opposition party of sedition charge
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Constitutional Court on Tuesday acquitted the country's third-largest political party of seeking to overthrow the constitutional monarchy in another legal case highlighting political divisions in the Southeast Asian nation.
Venetian islands revamp traditions to counter depopulation
VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venetian island of Burano’s charms are rooted in its fishing legacy: the colorful fishermen's cottages, the traditional butter cookies that kept fishermen going at sea and the delicate lace hand-stitched by their women.
100s in river 'no-man's land' after Mexico troops block way
CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants were stranded in a sort of no-man’s land on the river border between Guatemala and Mexico after running up against lines of Mexican National Guard troops deployed to keep them from moving en masse into the country and on north toward the U.S.