World
January 14

EU lays out 1 trillion-euro plan to support Green Deal

The European Union plans to dedicate a quarter of its budget to tackling climate change and to work to shift 1 trillion euros ($1.1 trillion) in investment toward making the EU's economy more environmentally friendly over the next 10 years.
World
January 14

Hungary rule on NGOs' financing seen in conflict with EU law

Restrictions imposed by Hungary on the financing of non-governmental organizations from abroad are incompatible with European Union law, according to an opinion issued Tuesday by the bloc's highest court.
World
January 14

Israel extradition of Australia sex-abuse suspect hits delay

An Israeli court on Tuesday said it would allow defense attorneys for a woman facing dozens of sexual abuse charges in Australia to review a psychiatrists' ruling that she is fit to stand trial for extradition.
World
January 14

Cuba warns citizens to prepare for cooking-gas shortages

The Cuban government is warning citizens to prepare for shortages of cooking gas due to Trump administration sanctions on the island.
Celebrities
January 14
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave after visiting Canada House in London, Tuesday Jan. 7, 2020, after their recent stay in Can

Questions of racism linger as Harry, Meghan step back

When accomplished, glamorous American actress Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in 2018, she was hailed as a breath of fresh air for Britain's fusty royal family. That honeymoon didn't last.
World
January 14

Big Ben, big bucks: Brexit bell plan hits financial hurdle

Will Big Ben bong for Brexit? Not unless British taxpayers cough up the bucks.
World
January 14

Prince William honors singer M.I.A. at Buckingham Palace

British singer M.I.A. has received a prestigious award from Prince William at a Buckingham Palace.
World
January 14

French priest recounts how he abused boy scouts over decades

A former priest detailed Tuesday how he systematically abused boys over two decades as a French scout chaplain, and said his superiors knew about his "abnormal" behavior as far back as the 1970s.
World
January 14

Declassified Cold War papers show UK funded news agency

Newly declassified documents reveal the British government secretly gave the Reuters news agency funding during the Cold War so it would expand coverage of the Middle East and Latin America.
World
January 14

Nigel Farage gets his way, and last laugh: Brexit is coming

Nigel Farage, the self-declared "pantomime villain" of Brexit, is leaving his favorite theater — the European Union's parliament in Strasbourg — this week with a sense of mission accomplished.
World
January 14

Officials: Series of avalanches kill 12 in Himalayan Kashmir

At least six Indian soldiers and six civilians were killed in five separate avalanches in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, officials said Tuesday.
World
January 14
Activists who have received death threats displayed the names of killed leftist activists as part of an art installation by Colombia artist Doris Salc

UN says 'staggering' deaths of rights activists in Colombia

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed alarm Tuesday at the "staggering number" of social activists killed in Colombia despite a peace accord aimed at improving conditions in poor, rural areas.
World
January 14

Police searching for Lesotho's first lady in murder probe

Police in Lesotho on Tuesday were searching for the country's first lady for questioning in the 2017 killing of the prime minister's former wife, while the police commissioner said the "noose" was tightening around the prime minister and those close to him as an investigation continues.
Celebrities
January 14
Adele Haenel accused French director Christophe Ruggia of sexually harassing her when she was an adolescent.

French director detained, accused of abusing teen actress

A French filmmaker is in custody while authorities investigate accusations that he sexually abused an actress when she was between 12 and 15 years old.
World
January 14
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German prosecutors charge 6 more in VW emissions scandal

Prosecutors in Germany have filed charges against six more individuals in connection with Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal, bringing the total to 11.
World
January 14

Kosovo woman, man repatriated from Syria charged with terror

Kosovo prosecutors on Tuesday filed terrorism charges against an Albanian woman and a man for allegedly joining the Islamic State group in Syria.
World
January 14

Irish prime minister seeks new mandate in February election

Prime Minister Leo Varadkar sought a fresh mandate to govern Ireland on Tuesday, arguing he's the best person to represent Irish interests in the next phase of Brexit negotiations between the European Union and Britain.
World
January 14

Gambia's ex-dictator Jammeh reportedly wants to come home

Gambia's longtime dictator Yahya Jammeh, who fled into exile three years ago after an election loss, has announced plans to return to the West African nation where human rights activists say he ordered the killings of political opponents during his rule.
World
January 14

Davos forum: Trump to attend, but Iranian official cancels

Iran's foreign minister has cancelled an expected appearance at next week's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, organizers said Tuesday, citing the "backdrop of uncertainty" in the Middle East.
World
January 14
In this photo released by official website of the Office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a meeting in Tehran, Iran, Tues

Iran announces arrests over downing of plane that killed 176

Iran said Tuesday that authorities have made arrests for the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane, which killed all 176 people on board and set off protests in the country demanding accountability after officials initially concealed the cause of the crash.