Business
November 9, 2017
Sun Country Airlines had won the rights last year to fly from the Twin Cities to two cities in Cuba before new rules were set.

Sun Country drops plan for Cuba flights, citing politics

The local airline had rights to fly directly from MSP to Matanzas and Santa Clara, but not Havana, the country's capital.
Nation
November 9, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping prepare to shake hands during a business event at the Great Hall of the People in

Trump: China not to blame for 'shockingly' large trade deficit

President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the "very one-sided and unfair" trade relationship between the U.S. and China, but stopped short of castigating Chinese President Xi Jinping.
World
November 8, 2017
Cows stood by the side of a road as a truck drove through the smog near New Delhi on Wednesday. Some highways closed.

Thick smog envelops New Delhi, halting traffic and closing schools

New Delhi called a "gas chamber" by its leader.
Business
November 8, 2017
A mascot for Tmall, an online shopping website owned by Alibaba, held up a banner with the word “Double 11 big sale” during a recent Singles Day e

Think Amazon is everywhere? You haven't been to China

E-commerce is far bigger in the world's most populous country and one company dominates it.
World
November 7, 2017
In this Sept.5 2017 photo, French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot meet with NGOs to discuss climate and envir

Trump not invited to 'Make our Planet Great Again' climate summit next month in Paris

French authorities said President Donald Trump is not among more than 100 world leaders invited to Paris for a climate summit next month.
World
November 7, 2017
Trump urges North Korea to 'make a deal'

Trump urges North Korea to 'make a deal'

President Donald Trump says he believes he sees a lot of progress on the North Korean issue. Trump also urged North Korea to 'come to the table and make a deal.' He spoke during a news conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
Business
November 6, 2017
U.S. Chamber executive Christopher Wenk lobbied Congress.

As NAFTA talks heat up, Minnesota ag, other industries weigh in

Minnesota agriculture and industry concerned about future of the agreement.
World
November 6, 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May faced questions about Brexit, tax evasion and sexual harassment from business leaders Monday.

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces unrelenting pressure

On top of Brexit talks, she's trying to get ahead of sexual harassment scandal.
World
November 6, 2017
Trump addresses U.S. troops in Japan

Trump addresses U.S. troops in Japan

President Trump says that no dictator, nor regime should ever underestimate American resolve. Trump spoke to US troops at the Yokota Air Base on the outskirts of Tokyo on Sunday, his first stop at the top of his Asia tour.
Stage & Arts
November 3, 2017
Kevin Spacey at the Juilliard School in New York, May 29, 2017.

UK police investigating sex assault linked to Spacey

London police are investigating an alleged 2008 sexual assault reportedly linked to Kevin Spacey in the latest setback for the "House of Cards" star.
World
November 3, 2017
North Korea is key focus for Trump Asia trip

North Korea is key focus for Trump Asia trip

President Trump is preparing for his first official trip to Asia with North Korea tensions at the fore. AP's Asia-Pacific News Director previews his visit which includes stops in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.
West Metro
November 2, 2017
Minnetonka chess grandmaster qualifies for world championship cycle

Minnetonka chess grandmaster qualifies for world championship cycle

Wesley So is one of eight who will be in the Candidates tourney in Berlin in 2018.
World
November 2, 2017
A Chinese woman joked with a wax figure of President Donald Trump as she posed for a photograph at a fair in Shenyang.

Trump heads to five Asian nations to talk trade and North Korea

President will visit five countries over 12 days.
World
November 2, 2017
FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2012 file photo, policemen are silhouetted against the Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt.

Scientists discover hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid

Scientists say they have found a hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, in what would be the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century and one likely to spark a new surge of interest in the pharaohs.
World
November 1, 2017
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, center, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev.

Putin urges world to support Iranian nuclear pact

Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the international community to rally in support of the Iranian nuclear accord after talks with leaders of the Islamic Republic.…
World
November 1, 2017
A Palestinian security officer directed traffic Wednesday at the Kerem Shalom border crossing on the Gaza Strip-Israel border.

Palestinian Authority retakes control of Gaza border crossings

The Palestinian Authority retook control of Gaza’s border crossings from Hamas militants Wednesday, a key step in an Egyptian-brokered effort to end a decade-old rift…
Nation
November 1, 2017
Jennifer Appel, right, and Tasha Fuiava speak on the deck of the USS Ashland at White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Japan Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Th

Women rescued by Navy defend their account of ordeal at sea

Two women from Hawaii who were rescued after being lost at sea defended their account of the ordeal, insisting that a storm was whipping up 30-foot (9-meter) waves and near hurricane-force winds on the night they set sail, despite records that show no severe weather in the area at the time.
Local
October 29, 2017
Kaanasia Msangi, a Tanzanian student studying to be a minister, served communion at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, where the Swahili con

'Lutheran is not Lake Wobegon': After 500 years, faith expands to new cultures

The denomination, eroding in Europe and the United States, is being embraced by thousands in other countries -- and they're shaking up the old rituals.
World
October 28, 2017
Raw: Aftermath of deadly explosions in Mogadishu

Raw: Aftermath of deadly explosions in Mogadishu

A suicide car bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia's capital on Saturday, killing at least 13 people and wounding more than 16, police said.
World
October 27, 2017
People react as they celebrate the unilateral declaration of independence of Catalonia outside the Catalan Parliament, in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Oc

Spain cracks down hard after Catalonia declares independence

In one of the most momentous days in recent Spanish history, Spain fired Catalonia's regional government and dissolved its parliament Friday after a defiant Catalan declaration of independence that flouted the country's constitution.