IOC: More initiatives coming to promote Korean unity 2018-01-19T15:16:56Z 2018-01-19T14:25:02Z 2018-01-19T15:16:51Z Olympics organizers have promised that "much more exciting initiatives" promoting Korean unity will emerge this weekend.
Catalan ex-president to risk arrest, travel to Denmark 2018-01-19T15:16:52Z 2018-01-19T09:44:52Z 2018-01-19T15:16:50Z Catalonia's fugitive former leader, who wants his old job back, says new technologies would allow him to govern from Belgium.
France's Macron pledges big increase in defense budget 2018-01-19T15:16:37Z 2018-01-19T12:04:52Z 2018-01-19T15:16:32Z French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged an "unprecedented" hike in defense spending in the coming years to guarantee France's security within its borders and fight "obscurantism" abroad. Turkey says no turning back from offensive in Syria 2018-01-19T15:16:33Z 2018-01-19T10:24:49Z 2018-01-19T15:16:31Z Turkey's defense minister says country determined to carry out a military offensive against enclave in northwest Syria, saying Syrian Kurdish fighters pose ever increasing threat to Turkey.
Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander 2018-01-19T15:16:04Z 2018-01-18T23:58:16Z 2018-01-19T15:15:56Z Pope Francis is accusing victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander, in an astonishing end to a visit that was meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Brexit costs Britain data center for Europe's satnav system 2018-01-19T15:15:26Z 2018-01-19T14:54:58Z 2018-01-19T15:15:24Z Officials have decided to move a data center for the European Union's new satellite navigation system out of Britain because of Brexit.
US oil output is booming and seen outpacing Saudis, Russia 2018-01-19T15:15:18Z 2018-01-19T10:34:51Z 2018-01-19T15:15:12Z A global energy agency says that U.S. oil production is growing quickly and is forecast to top that of heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Russia this year.
France's Davos? Macron hosting 140 CEOs in investment push 2018-01-19T15:15:09Z 2018-01-19T13:14:58Z 2018-01-19T15:15:04Z French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting more than 100 CEOs of major world companies at the chateau of Versailles to try to persuade them to invest _ and especially hire _ in France.
Clues sought in copter crash that killed Zimbabwean leader 2018-01-19T15:13:15Z 2018-01-19T07:34:47Z 2018-01-19T15:13:15Z Investigators will comb through the charred wreckage in search for clues as to why the helicopter carrying the group of prominent friends went down after dark Wednesday. US-backed Somalia commandos kill 4 al-Shabab extremists 2018-01-19T15:08:43Z 2018-01-19T14:05:05Z 2018-01-19T15:08:38Z US-backed Somalia commandos kill 4 al-Shabab extremists in raid that frees child conscripts.
Peru's indigenous await Pope Francis in scorching Amazon 2018-01-19T15:08:40Z 2018-01-19T05:15:03Z 2018-01-19T15:08:35Z After lengthy treks through the muddy Amazon, indigenous men, women and children will greet Pope Francis Friday in a visit to the world's largest rainforest that indigenous leaders hope will mark a turning point for the increasingly threatened ecosystem.
Zimbabwe mourns Bennett, 'sharpest thorn' in Mugabe's side 2018-01-19T15:08:11Z 2018-01-19T07:54:45Z 2018-01-19T15:08:08Z Zimbabwe mourns white farmer and opposition leader Bennett, 'sharpest thorn' in Mugabe's side. UK coroner awaiting test results on late Cranberries singer 2018-01-19T15:06:35Z 2018-01-19T10:24:51Z 2018-01-19T15:06:29Z A coroner is awaiting the results of tests to determine what killed The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan.
Royal close shave: Prince William opts for dramatic buzz cut 2018-01-19T15:06:31Z 2018-01-19T14:35:15Z 2018-01-19T15:06:26Z In Britain, the hair on the heir is no longer quite so apparent.
"Games of Thrones"-themed ice hotel opens in Finland 2018-01-19T15:06:28Z 2018-01-19T14:04:55Z 2018-01-19T15:06:22Z A "Game of Thrones"-themed ice hotel complete with a bar and a chapel for weddings has opened in northern Finland in a joint effort by a local hotel chain and the U.S. producers of the hit TV series. Royal Shakespeare Company co-founder John Barton dies at 89 2018-01-19T15:05:55Z 2018-01-19T10:04:48Z 2018-01-19T15:05:54Z The Royal Shakespeare Company says co-founder John Barton has died.
2 prison guards attacked in Corsica jail, 4 inmates arrested 2018-01-19T15:04:57Z 2018-01-19T10:44:52Z 2018-01-19T15:04:57Z French justice ministry says two prison guards have been injured in Corsica after an attack by three inmates amid widespread protests outside jails across the country. Report links hacking campaign to Lebanese security agency 2018-01-19T14:58:25Z 2018-01-18T15:27:05Z 2018-01-19T14:58:19Z Researchers say a major hacking operation tied to Lebanon's main intelligence agency has been revealed after careless spies left hundreds of gigabytes of stolen data exposed to the open internet.
Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming 2018-01-19T14:57:17Z 2018-01-18T16:14:54Z 2018-01-19T14:57:10Z Government scientists calculate that 2017 wasn't the hottest year on record, but close and unusually warm for no El Nino cooking the books. Group pinpoints riches hidden in Europe's mountains of waste 2018-01-19T14:57:09Z 2018-01-17T17:14:29Z 2018-01-19T14:57:04Z Researchers have completed the first survey of valuable materials they say are waiting to be mined from Europe's vast landfills and scrapyards. Expert says major eruption in Papua New Guinea could be soon 2018-01-19T14:56:43Z 2018-01-18T01:04:22Z 2018-01-19T14:56:33Z A volcanologist says seismic activity beneath a Papua New Guinea volcano could mean that a major eruption is imminent. China, Europe jointly test technology for storm satellite 2018-01-19T14:56:40Z 2018-01-17T16:13:52Z 2018-01-19T14:56:31Z China and Europe are jointly testing new technology that could help satellites peer through clouds and analyze storms. China's birthrate dropped despite allowing 2-child families 2018-01-19T14:56:28Z 2018-01-19T06:24:50Z 2018-01-19T14:56:17Z The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing family limits and allowing all couples to have two children.
Germany halts further arms exports to parties in Yemen war 2018-01-19T14:45:53Z 2018-01-19T14:25:05Z 2018-01-19T14:45:46Z Germany won't approve arms exports to countries involved in the conflict in Yemen, a move that could affect sales of military hardware to Saudi Arabia.
Czech lawmakers lift immunity for PM Babis over fraud claims 2018-01-19T14:37:16Z 2018-01-19T14:28:03Z 2018-01-19T14:37:11Z Lawmakers in the lower house of Parliament have agreed to lift the immunity from prosecution for billionaire Andrej Babis over an alleged fraud involving EU subsidies. Russian police in unexpected encounter with crocodile 2018-01-19T14:32:56Z 2018-01-19T11:24:54Z 2018-01-19T14:31:33Z Russian police have had an unexpected encounter while searching a house in St. Petersburg _ a crocodile in the basement.
Trump's vulgar Africa comment morphs into tourism campaigns 2018-01-19T14:28:42Z 2018-01-19T10:14:50Z 2018-01-19T14:28:35Z Trump's vulgar Africa comment morphs into tourism campaigns; Botswana a 'waterhole' country.
A bridge too far? UK's Boris Johnson suggests span to France 2018-01-19T14:25:45Z 2018-01-19T10:54:50Z 2018-01-19T14:25:35Z British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has suggested that Britain and France should build a bridge across the English Channel to bolster links between the two nations after Brexit.
Thailand's ruling generals running out of time 2018-01-19T13:47:59Z 2018-01-19T09:44:58Z 2018-01-19T13:47:56Z Entering their fifth year in power, Thailand's ruling generals may be running out of time and it's not for a lack of watches.
The Latest: Catalan president to travel to Denmark next week 2018-01-19T13:28:33Z 2018-01-19T13:25:04Z 2018-01-19T13:28:26Z Officials say that former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, who fled to Brussels to avoid arrest in Spain nearly three months ago, will leave Belgium and travel to Denmark next week to attend a university forum.
Belarus bristles at Kazakhstan's offer to host Ukraine talks 2018-01-19T13:07:40Z 2018-01-19T08:34:47Z 2018-01-19T13:07:15Z Belarus has mocked Kazakhstan's suggestion that it could serve as a new venue for Ukraine peace talks previously hosted by Minsk. Teen denies responsibility in London subway bomb attack 2018-01-19T12:57:43Z 2018-01-19T12:55:11Z 2018-01-19T12:57:39Z An 18-year-old has denied responsibility for an explosion on a London subway station that injured 30 people. Seller of pistol used in Munich rampage sentenced to 7 years 2018-01-19T12:46:32Z 2018-01-19T12:14:58Z 2018-01-19T12:46:32Z A man who sold the pistol used by a teenager in a deadly 2016 shooting rampage in Munich has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and other offenses and sentenced to seven years in prison. Austrian nationalists staying in Le Pen EU parliament group 2018-01-19T12:14:53Z 2018-01-19T11:45:03Z 2018-01-19T12:14:52Z A top official with Austria's nationalist Freedom Party says it's staying in a European Parliament group that also includes prominent euroskeptics Marine Le Pen of France and Geert Wilders of the Netherlands despite entering its country's new government.
Tensions soar along Indian, Pakistan frontier in Kashmir 2018-01-19T11:55:06Z 2018-01-19T05:54:43Z 2018-01-19T11:55:06Z Tensions between India and Pakistan soar along their volatile frontier in Kashmir as soldiers shell villages and border posts for third day. Poll shows Swiss willing to keep paying for public TV, radio 2018-01-19T11:46:20Z 2018-01-19T10:04:51Z 2018-01-19T11:46:19Z A new poll suggests the Swiss are willing to continue paying fees for public broadcasting ahead of a referendum being closely watched across Europe.
Storm's death toll in Germany rises to at least 8 2018-01-19T10:26:56Z 2018-01-19T09:34:59Z 2018-01-19T10:26:56Z Authorities in Germany say the death toll from a storm that swept across Europe has increased to at least eight.
In Chile, pope met by protests, threats, burned churches 2018-01-19T10:06:45Z 2018-01-19T05:14:47Z 2018-01-19T10:06:45Z In Chile, Pope Francis was greeted with protests, threats and the burning of at least 11 churches _ hostility unheard of for a papal visit in modern times. Russian teenager attacks schoolmates with an ax, wounding 6 2018-01-19T09:47:44Z 2018-01-19T07:44:53Z 2018-01-19T09:47:43Z A teenager armed with an ax has attacked fellow students at a school in southern Siberia, wounding five children and their teacher. Terminally ill Briton's bid for assisted death can proceed 2018-01-19T09:36:22Z 2018-01-18T13:24:16Z 2018-01-19T09:36:21Z A terminally ill British man has been granted permission to challenge the country's law on assisted dying, after an earlier decision that rejected his case.
Putin takes dip in icy Russian lake on Epiphany 2018-01-19T08:36:13Z 2018-01-19T08:04:47Z 2018-01-19T08:36:13Z President Vladimir Putin has taken a dip in icy lake waters to celebrate Epiphany, a major holiday in Orthodox Christianity marking the baptism of Jesus. New Zealand prime minister says she's pregnant, due in June 2018-01-19T07:46:43Z 2018-01-19T00:24:43Z 2018-01-19T07:46:42Z New Zealand's prime minister has announced she is expecting her first child in June.
Haitians face hurdles after protected-status renewal delays 2018-01-19T07:29:32Z 2018-01-18T05:14:17Z 2018-01-19T07:29:31Z Haitian community leaders say thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the US legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration has delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status.
Joint Olympic flag deal angers conservatives in South Korea 2018-01-19T05:56:51Z 2018-01-19T00:44:38Z 2018-01-19T05:56:51Z Athletes from both Koreas marching behind one flag was an emotional moment at 2000 Olympics, but the plan to do so again isn't generating much enthusiasm among South Koreans for Games in their own country.
Powerful gale lashes Europe, 7 dead amid traffic chaos 2018-01-19T05:38:17Z 2018-01-18T08:34:23Z 2018-01-19T05:38:17Z School remain closed in many parts of Germany as the country prepares for a winter storm that's expected to come in from the west and bring heavy snow, rain and gusty winds.
Women march in Polish cities to demand abortion rights 2018-01-19T05:37:09Z 2018-01-17T18:33:44Z 2018-01-19T05:37:08Z Polish abortion rights proponents, most of them women, are marching in Warsaw and other cities across Poland to express their opposition to a proposal in parliament to further tighten the country's already restrictive abortion law.
Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile 2018-01-19T05:17:36Z 2018-01-18T05:13:57Z 2018-01-19T05:17:36Z Pope Francis is wrapping up his Chile visit by meeting Thursday with members of Chile's booming immigrant community. Israel digs deep to thwart tunnel threat from Gaza Strip 2018-01-19T04:37:01Z 2018-01-18T17:36:15Z 2018-01-19T04:36:53Z Israeli military forges ahead with ambitious subterranean barrier to cut off attack tunnels from Gaza Strip. Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with $16 billion deal 2018-01-19T04:35:01Z 2018-01-18T10:54:16Z 2018-01-19T04:35:01Z The Middle East's largest airline, Emirates is purchasing 20 A380 aircraft with the option for 16 more in a deal worth $16 billion, throwing a lifeline to the European-made double-decker jumbo jets.
Syria threatens to down Turkish jets over its Kurdish region 2018-01-19T00:48:17Z 2018-01-18T13:44:26Z 2018-01-19T00:48:15Z Amid threats from Turkey, Syria warns it will shoot down any Turkish fighter jets that attack within Syria. Drought-stricken Cape Town tightens water restrictions 2018-01-19T00:47:52Z 2018-01-18T15:26:47Z 2018-01-19T00:47:49Z Drought-stricken Cape Town tightens water restrictions as 'Day Zero' approaches to cut taps.
Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders 2018-01-19T00:17:06Z 2018-01-18T06:14:10Z 2018-01-19T00:16:52Z Pence Mideast visit showcases dilemma for major Washington allies Egypt, Jordan.
Airborne nuptials: Pope marries couple on papal plane 2018-01-19T00:16:52Z 2018-01-18T17:46:57Z 2018-01-19T00:16:46Z Pope Francis has performed the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants on a flight in Chile.
UK and French leaders reach border deal, disagree on Brexit 2018-01-19T00:07:26Z 2018-01-18T09:14:12Z 2018-01-19T00:07:19Z Britain says it will pay France tens of millions of pounds (dollars) as part of a deal to maintain a key border agreement between the two countries. Uganda's leader to sign death warrants again after 19 years 2018-01-18T23:18:56Z 2018-01-18T16:24:46Z 2018-01-18T23:18:51Z Uganda's president to sign death warrants again after 19 years; plans to 'hang a few'. Ex-Trump aide was subject of arrest warrant at White House 2018-01-18T22:58:04Z 2018-01-18T21:24:23Z 2018-01-18T22:57:57Z Hungarian police had an arrest warrant open for Sebastian Gorka during the eight months he spent as a national security aide to U.S. President Donald Trump.
The Latest: Francis arrives in Peru for 4-day visit 2018-01-18T21:56:46Z 2018-01-18T13:54:14Z 2018-01-18T21:56:45Z Pope Francis has performed the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants on a flight in Chile.
UN chief: Threat from nukes, other weapons, gathers force 2018-01-18T21:17:12Z 2018-01-18T16:14:17Z 2018-01-18T21:17:07Z U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the threat from weapons of mass destruction "seems to be gathering force" and is urging expanded diplomatic efforts to tackle the security challenge posed by North Korea's nuclear ambitions.
Stars turn out for swansong of Louis Vuitton designer 2018-01-18T21:06:11Z 2018-01-18T16:44:21Z 2018-01-18T21:06:09Z The celebrity allure of Paris Fashion Week menswear shows was at its height as the notables from the worlds of sports, film and fashion attended the Louis Vuitton swansong show for designer Kim Jones. Escaped wolf recaptured in Britain after hour-long lockdown 2018-01-18T20:08:00Z 2018-01-18T13:44:24Z 2018-01-18T20:07:56Z British police are urging the public to be caution after a wolf escaped from a sanctuary located near a school. Underwear dance in dorm nearly gets Russian cadets expelled 2018-01-18T19:55:05Z 2018-01-18T15:44:47Z 2018-01-18T19:54:55Z An underwear dance video filmed in a college dorm has turned out to be risky business for some Russian cadet pilots.
The Latest: Macron, May differ on UK's Brexit trade deal 2018-01-18T19:54:48Z 2018-01-18T18:54:35Z 2018-01-18T19:54:47Z French President Emmanuel Macron says Britain and France have signed a treaty to improve the management of their common border and to deal more humanely with migrants.
The Latest: Kazakhstan to NKorea: Abandon nuclear ambitions 2018-01-18T19:36:22Z 2018-01-18T18:44:18Z 2018-01-18T19:36:22Z The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says the regimes that most threaten the world today with weapons of mass destruction also deny their people human rights, promote conflict and regional instability and "aid terrorists and militant groups.". Dozens of ex-US envoys to Africa urge Trump to reconsider 2018-01-18T19:14:19Z 2018-01-18T16:24:15Z 2018-01-18T19:14:19Z Dozens of former US envoys to Africa urge Trump to reconsider view of the continent.
AP Explains: Why Greece, Macedonia fight over nation's name 2018-01-18T18:47:04Z 2018-01-18T17:24:32Z 2018-01-18T18:47:04Z For a quarter century, Greece and Macedonia have been at loggerheads over a seemingly intractable dispute that goes to the very heart of the small Balkan country's very existence and national identity: its name.
Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile 2018-01-18T18:15:37Z 2018-01-18T14:25:04Z 2018-01-18T18:15:37Z Pope Francis has performed the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants on a flight in Chile.
Venezuela talks stalled over remark on slain rebel policeman 2018-01-18T18:08:06Z 2018-01-18T18:04:23Z 2018-01-18T18:07:56Z A top official's claim that Venezuelan opposition leaders helped reveal the hideout of a rebel police officer who was later killed by security forces have stalled talks that aim to resolve the country's deep political and economic crisis. Turkey extends post-coup state of emergency 2018-01-18T17:57:25Z 2018-01-18T17:54:36Z 2018-01-18T17:57:08Z Turkey's parliament has extended for a sixth time the state of emergency that was imposed in the wake of a 2016 failed coup attempt.
Prince Harry, Meghan Markel visit Wales in whirlwind tour 2018-01-18T17:55:24Z 2018-01-18T17:35:09Z 2018-01-18T17:55:24Z Prince Harry continues to introduce his American fiancee to new parts of Britain ahead of their planned wedding in May.
NATO head urges Macedonia to end dispute with Greece, reform 2018-01-18T17:44:50Z 2018-01-18T13:34:19Z 2018-01-18T17:44:49Z NATO's secretary general urged Macedonia on Thursday to solve its 25-year-old name dispute with alliance member Greece and proceed with wide-ranging reforms if it wants its membership bid to succeed.
Ukraine passes bill to get occupied regions back from Russia 2018-01-18T17:35:04Z 2018-01-18T12:24:17Z 2018-01-18T17:35:03Z The Ukrainian parliament has passed a bill referring to the regions in the country's east controlled by Russia-backed separatists.
Russia marks 75 years since breaking Nazi siege of Leningrad 2018-01-18T17:27:22Z 2018-01-18T14:04:30Z 2018-01-18T17:27:19Z President Vladimir Putin is attending events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the break of Nazi's siege of Leningrad.
The Latest: 6 dead as high winds sweep across western Europe 2018-01-18T17:27:14Z 2018-01-18T09:44:12Z 2018-01-18T17:27:14Z Dutch flag carrier KLM has cancelled 220 flights to and from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport as a powerful westerly storm lashes the Netherlands and other parts of Europe. 28 aid workers killed in South Sudan last year, a new high 2018-01-18T17:06:01Z 2018-01-18T17:04:20Z 2018-01-18T17:05:56Z 28 aid workers killed in South Sudan last year, a new high amid civil war, UN report says.
Outdoor artworks illuminate London in Lumiere Festival 2018-01-18T16:55:45Z 2018-01-18T14:24:13Z 2018-01-18T16:55:40Z The dark January streets of London are being transformed into an illuminated outdoor gallery as part of the Lumiere arts festival. Even the eyelashes freeze: Russia sees minus 88.6 degrees F 2018-01-18T16:47:44Z 2018-01-16T13:23:37Z 2018-01-18T16:47:35Z Authorities in the Russian region of Yakutia where temperatures have dropped to record lows are not reporting any disruptions of heating or crucial supplies. Tap and donate: Paris church now takes contactless cards 2018-01-18T16:38:05Z 2018-01-18T10:04:13Z 2018-01-18T16:38:04Z A Catholic church in Paris will start using a contactless card payment system to taking collections during Sunday mass. UK media: Police probe 3rd Spacey sex assault allegation 2018-01-18T16:26:00Z 2018-01-18T12:24:08Z 2018-01-18T16:25:57Z Britain's media say police in London are investigating a third allegation of sexual assault against two-time Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey.
Migrants shift to old, risky route to Spain and Europe 2018-01-18T16:18:24Z 2018-01-18T15:27:09Z 2018-01-18T16:18:21Z Record numbers of migrants and asylum-seekers are arriving through the hazardous Western Mediterranean route into Europe. Europe's top rights body urges Romania to fight graft 2018-01-18T16:17:26Z 2018-01-18T16:14:43Z 2018-01-18T16:17:25Z The Council of Europe's anti-corruption body says Romania should do more to prevent and combat high-level corruption.
Top Italian criminal lawyer to run as candidate for League 2018-01-18T16:17:25Z 2018-01-18T15:26:50Z 2018-01-18T16:17:23Z One of Italy's top criminal defense lawyers to run for anti-migrant, right-wing League party in upcoming vote. Zimbabwe's leader: 1st post-Mugabe elections in May or June 2018-01-18T15:38:07Z 2018-01-18T10:56:00Z 2018-01-18T15:38:02Z Zimbabwe's president says elections to be in May or June; pressured to deliver a credible vote.
Merkel still in charge of her future amid impasse in Germany 2018-01-18T15:35:15Z 2018-01-18T08:24:03Z 2018-01-18T15:35:13Z Angela Merkel has defied many forecasts of her looming political demise in 12 years as German chancellor. German lawmakers vote to install anti-Semitism commissioner 2018-01-18T14:54:56Z 2018-01-18T14:54:20Z 2018-01-18T14:54:53Z German lawmakers have voted to install a commissioner who would coordinate government activities against anti-Semitism. 5 detained over fire bombs thrown at Tunisia synagogues 2018-01-18T14:46:13Z 2018-01-18T14:44:12Z 2018-01-18T14:46:06Z A judge in Tunisia has ordered the detention of five people suspected of throwing Molotov cocktails at two synagogues during protests over price hikes. Searches at French baby milk maker after salmonella scare 2018-01-18T14:37:15Z 2018-01-17T10:03:28Z 2018-01-18T14:37:13Z French authorities are searching five sites run by dairy giant Lactalis in an investigation into the botched recall of baby milk products after a salmonella scare. Italian prosecutors break up Chinese transport mafia 2018-01-18T14:34:31Z 2018-01-18T12:24:10Z 2018-01-18T14:34:29Z Anti-mafia prosecutors say they have broken up a Chinese organized crime ring that used money from criminal activities to force their way into the transport sector, not only in Italy but elsewhere in Europe.
Pair of Chinese giant pandas get snowy welcome in Finland 2018-01-18T13:56:11Z 2018-01-18T11:14:07Z 2018-01-18T13:56:11Z A pair of pandas has arrived to Finland as China's gift to the small Nordic nation that marked centenary of its independence last year, and as the latest installment of Beijing's "panda diplomacy" throughout the world. The Latest: Syria vows to shoot down Turkish fighter jets 2018-01-18T13:39:05Z 2018-01-18T10:24:19Z 2018-01-18T13:38:02Z Turkey's military says the country's chief of military staff and intelligence chief have traveled to Russia for talks on the situation in Syria.
Turkey uses large crane to remove skidded plane from slope 2018-01-18T13:34:52Z 2018-01-18T12:14:46Z 2018-01-18T13:34:51Z Turkish authorities are using a large crane to lift a passenger plane that skidded off a runway in northern Turkey and stopped on the side of a slope meters away from the Black Sea.
Israel says it killed Palestinian sought in settler slaying 2018-01-18T12:54:15Z 2018-01-18T10:06:44Z 2018-01-18T12:54:15Z In pre-dawn raid, Israeli forces kill Palestinian wanted in fatal shooting of West Bank rabbi. German court convicts Algerian of supporting IS group 2018-01-18T12:28:06Z 2018-01-18T11:34:07Z 2018-01-18T12:28:01Z A German court has convicted an Algerian man of supporting the Islamic State group for helping plan the smuggling of a would-be fighter to IS-held terrority in Syria. London Zoo names okapi 'Meghan' to celebrate royal wedding 2018-01-18T12:25:18Z 2018-01-17T18:14:34Z 2018-01-18T12:25:15Z London Zoo honors Prince Harry's fiancee by naming newborn okapi "Meghan".
Abortion protesters throw red paint at Polish party building 2018-01-18T11:44:38Z 2018-01-18T08:54:07Z 2018-01-18T11:44:38Z Police say that protesters in Poland threw balloons with red paint against the headquarters of the ruling conservative Law and Justice party, leaving marks on the building. 52 people die in bus fire in Kazakhstan 2018-01-18T10:34:15Z 2018-01-18T07:24:00Z 2018-01-18T10:34:15Z Emergency officials in Kazakhstan say 52 people have died when a bus carrying them caught fire.
Romanians apologize to Japan's prime minister over visit 2018-01-18T09:47:06Z 2018-01-18T09:44:27Z 2018-01-18T09:47:04Z Hundreds of Romanians have apologized to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe whose visit to Romania at the end of a European tour fell short on protocol and diplomacy. South Africa's Ramaphosa denounces graft before Davos forum 2018-01-18T09:47:04Z 2018-01-18T09:44:24Z 2018-01-18T09:47:00Z South Africa's deputy president urges state prosecutors to target suspects in corruption scandals, some of which have been linked to a business family with close ties to President Jacob Zuma.
Human Rights Watch says Trump era encourages world dictators 2018-01-18T09:17:40Z 2018-01-18T08:44:30Z 2018-01-18T09:17:36Z Human Rights Watch says that new intolerance in countries like the U.S. is encouraging oppressive strongmen from Russia to China and Turkey.
Nearly 4 years on, much of Syrian rebel 'capital' abandoned 2018-01-18T08:54:28Z 2018-01-17T12:13:50Z 2018-01-18T08:54:28Z 4 years on and with no funds for rebuilding, ancient heart of Homs still abandoned ruins. Pakistan, India trade fire in Kashmir, killing 4 2018-01-18T08:47:07Z 2018-01-18T08:44:29Z 2018-01-18T08:47:04Z Officials say Pakistani, Indian troops trade gunfire in disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing 3 civilians and a soldier.
Violinists and cheering squads: North Korea's Olympic lineup 2018-01-18T08:46:38Z 2018-01-17T12:54:26Z 2018-01-18T08:46:32Z Even without many medal prospects, North Korea plans to send a spotlight-stealing delegation to the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea. Saudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion after urgent Yemen plea 2018-01-18T06:09:00Z 2018-01-17T09:33:30Z 2018-01-18T06:09:00Z Saudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion to Yemen following appeal to save the local currency from 'complete collapse'.
Families of captive French jihadis sue to bring them home 2018-01-18T06:08:32Z 2018-01-17T11:13:30Z 2018-01-18T06:08:32Z The families of French Islamic State followers being held by Kurdish forces are suing to bring the women and children home, saying they have no hope of fair treatment in a place where their captors aren't even recognized as a government. Amid spat with Turkey, Tillerson denies Syria border force 2018-01-18T06:08:27Z 2018-01-17T20:44:24Z 2018-01-18T06:08:26Z Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says it's crucial for the U.S. to maintain a military presence in Syria to prevent an Islamic State resurgence. 2 Americans, 2 Canadians kidnapped in central Nigeria 2018-01-18T05:16:48Z 2018-01-17T17:47:11Z 2018-01-18T05:16:45Z American, Canadian kidnapped by gunmen in central Nigeria; police officer killed.
Pope has tough words for indigenous, Chile during Mass 2018-01-18T05:05:32Z 2018-01-17T05:13:32Z 2018-01-18T05:05:31Z Pope Francis goes to Chile's Araucania region Wednesday, where several churches have been firebombed amid a long-running conflict between indigenous Mapuche and government authorities. France abandons plans to build new airport in the west 2018-01-18T03:14:32Z 2018-01-17T11:43:36Z 2018-01-18T03:14:31Z Police are deploying extra forces to western France as the government prepares to decide whether to build an airport that has mobilized nearly a decade of sometimes violent protests. Ethiopia releases top opposition figure from prison 2018-01-18T01:28:10Z 2018-01-17T14:27:43Z 2018-01-18T01:28:08Z Ethiopia releases top opposition figure from prison after vow to free detained politicians.
Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team 2018-01-18T01:27:57Z 2018-01-17T02:03:25Z 2018-01-18T01:27:52Z The two Koreas are meeting again to discuss North Korean participation in next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea. Macedonia president vetoes Albanian language bill 2018-01-17T23:24:07Z 2018-01-17T18:16:59Z 2018-01-17T23:24:07Z Macedonia's president says he will veto a law making Albanian the country's second official language, describing the legislation as unnecessary and unconstitutional.
Warning: Stifling sneezes can be health hazard in rare cases 2018-01-17T23:09:23Z 2018-01-15T23:53:13Z 2018-01-17T23:09:21Z Man who suppressed sneeze by pinching his nose suffers ruptured throat, swollen neck and lost voice in "exceedingly rare" case in the UK. Judges rule for deported Mexican woman threatened by cartels 2018-01-17T22:37:31Z 2018-01-17T18:57:26Z 2018-01-17T22:37:29Z A federal appeals court is ordering U.S. immigration authorities to reconsider the case of a Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children who was deported last year while claiming she faced targeting by a Mexican drug cartel.
50 shows, 5 days: Fashion says "bonjour" to Paris menswear 2018-01-17T22:26:14Z 2018-01-17T14:13:38Z 2018-01-17T22:26:13Z The travelling fashion press bid "ciao" to Milan and said "bonjour" to Paris on Wednesday - kicking off 50 fashion shows, endless parties, million-dollar business deals and menswear mania that will sweep the French capital for five days.
Glowing red lava rolls down slopes of Philippine volcano 2018-01-17T22:10:15Z 2018-01-16T01:43:16Z 2018-01-17T22:10:12Z Glowing red lava was rolling down the slopes of a Philippine volcano as authorities maintain a warning of a possible hazardous eruption. Nationalists allowed to join German parliament's soccer team 2018-01-17T21:37:10Z 2018-01-17T21:33:53Z 2018-01-17T21:37:09Z A soccer team of German lawmakers has agreed to let several recently elected members of a nationalist party join its squad. Suicide attack at market in Nigeria's Maiduguri kills 12 2018-01-17T21:17:28Z 2018-01-17T17:55:59Z 2018-01-17T21:17:25Z 12 killed, 48 others wounded in double suicide attack at market in Nigeria's Maiduguri city. Attacker of Russian radio host diagnosed with schizophrenia 2018-01-17T21:14:10Z 2018-01-17T20:06:08Z 2018-01-17T21:14:06Z A Russian radio station says the man who has stabbed and seriously wounded one of its journalists has been diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Turkey to extend state of emergency amid freedom concerns 2018-01-17T20:24:18Z 2018-01-17T12:14:20Z 2018-01-17T20:24:17Z Turkey is set to extend a state of emergency for the sixth time since it was imposed following failed 2016 coup attempt.
After US cuts, Palestinian refugee agency seeks donations 2018-01-17T19:07:54Z 2018-01-17T16:04:02Z 2018-01-17T19:07:49Z The U.N. agency that serves Palestinian refugees and their descendants says it is launching a global fund-raising appeal in hopes of making up for funding cuts announced by the United States.
The Latest: Peru indigenous ask pope to push for land rights 2018-01-17T18:54:34Z 2018-01-17T13:23:52Z 2018-01-17T18:54:27Z Pope Francis is preparing to celebrate Mass in an area that represents a centuries-old conflict with indigenous peoples and thatwe was used as a torture facility during the country's bloody military dictatorship.
France vs. fake news offers test case for democratic dilemma 2018-01-17T18:50:23Z 2018-01-14T14:22:43Z 2018-01-17T18:50:16Z French President Emmanuel Macron's plan for a law against false information around election campaigns is drawing criticism from media advocates, tech experts and others. Jewish group: Spy case shows Germany must act against Iran 2018-01-17T18:36:23Z 2018-01-17T18:33:52Z 2018-01-17T18:36:21Z Germany's Jewish community says raids against suspected Iranian agents show Berlin needs to take a tougher line toward Tehran.
Belgium counters US with $23 million for UN Palestinian fund 2018-01-17T18:26:02Z 2018-01-17T18:14:09Z 2018-01-17T18:25:57Z Belgium has already stepped in to help out the UN Agency assisting Palestinian refugees with an immediate disbursement of $23 million after the Trump administration suspended $65 million in aid for the international agency. Scrap of flag from Nelson's HMS Victory sells for $408,000 2018-01-17T18:23:52Z 2018-01-17T17:55:58Z 2018-01-17T18:23:46Z Sotheby's auction house says a fragment of the red, white and blue "Victory Jack" flag that flew from Adm. Horatio Nelson's flagship during the Battle of Trafalgar has sold for 297,000 pounds (around $408,000).
Romanian president backs having 1st female prime minister 2018-01-17T18:06:35Z 2018-01-17T12:53:43Z 2018-01-17T18:06:26Z President Klaus Iohannis begins talks with political parties to decide on a candidate for prime minister, after the ruling Social Democrats withdrew political support for its prime minister, less than seven months after he took office. France to loan Britain famed 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry 2018-01-17T17:56:09Z 2018-01-17T09:43:27Z 2018-01-17T17:56:03Z French officials are considering loaning the historic Bayeux Tapestry to Britain for the first time. Hungary seeks to punish those who aid illegal migration 2018-01-17T17:54:38Z 2018-01-17T15:13:36Z 2018-01-17T17:53:48Z The Hungarian government is proposing a set of laws which would tax and possibly sanction Hungarian organizations which assist illegal migration and receive foreign funding. YouTube suspends star over suicide video, doesn't shut door 2018-01-17T17:53:34Z 2018-01-13T19:21:53Z 2018-01-17T17:53:34Z YouTube has suspended a star who posted video images of what appeared to be a suicide victim in Japan but says that doesn't mean it won't work with him in the future.
New eurozone chief urges speed in strengthening euro 2018-01-17T17:36:52Z 2018-01-17T16:03:47Z 2018-01-17T17:36:51Z The eurozone finance ministers' new leader says Europe needs to use a "unique window of opportunity" in the coming months to strengthen the continent's common currency. Italian lawmakers pass anti-terror military mission to Niger 2018-01-17T17:34:04Z 2018-01-17T17:25:58Z 2018-01-17T17:33:58Z Italian lawmakers have approved sending a military mission to Niger to combat human trafficking and terrorism. 2 charged in Kosovo with supporting extremist groups 2018-01-17T17:14:11Z 2018-01-17T17:04:36Z 2018-01-17T17:14:08Z Prosecutors in Kosovo say they have charged two people with supporting extremist groups on social media. Butcher trapped in freezer uses sausage to bash his way out 2018-01-17T16:09:57Z 2018-01-12T13:23:21Z 2018-01-17T16:09:54Z A British butcher who got locked in a freezer says he was saved by a frozen sausage that he used as a battering ram.
German, Austrian chancellors stress need to secure EU border 2018-01-17T15:57:38Z 2018-01-17T14:27:47Z 2018-01-17T15:57:37Z The chancellors of Germany and Austria saying they're waiting to see how political developments in their respective neighbors play out before passing judgment.
Czech PM facing fraud charges says he might not head govt 2018-01-17T15:57:35Z 2018-01-17T15:53:51Z 2018-01-17T15:57:35Z Populist billionaire Andrej Babis has acknowledged he might not be in the new Czech government even though his centrist ANO movement won October's parliamentary election.
The Latest: French airport activists refuse order to leave 2018-01-17T15:55:09Z 2018-01-17T13:23:46Z 2018-01-17T15:55:09Z France's prime minister says that the government has decided against building an airport in western France that has mobilized nearly a decade of sometimes violent protests and he told protesters occupying the site that they must leave.
Catalan parliament reconvenes, elects pro-secession speaker 2018-01-17T14:54:11Z 2018-01-17T10:54:22Z 2018-01-17T14:53:53Z A new Catalan parliament is meeting following a botched secession attempt last year and amid looming questions about the role that fugitive and jailed politicians will play in the chamber's separatist majority. Police arrest German who allegedly sought to abuse children 2018-01-17T14:44:59Z 2018-01-17T14:36:27Z 2018-01-17T14:43:35Z German police have arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion he planned to travel to the Philippines to sexually abuse children.
EU maintains offer to keep Britain in despite vote to leave 2018-01-17T14:34:25Z 2018-01-17T12:13:32Z 2018-01-17T14:34:15Z European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has maintained the offer for Britain to remain in the EU even after both sides have entered the second phase of Brexit negotiations.
Norway's conservative PM presents new govt, no EU minister 2018-01-17T14:34:13Z 2018-01-17T14:27:39Z 2018-01-17T14:34:08Z Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has presented her new center-right, three-party government with no major changes but without a European affairs minister.
Germany: War reparations to Poland resolved but debate OK 2018-01-17T14:33:40Z 2018-01-17T13:03:36Z 2018-01-17T14:33:40Z Germany's foreign minister has suggested an experts' group could be installed to look into calls from some of Poland's nationalist leaders that the country should be paid World War II reparations from Berlin. US presses Kosovo against amending war crimes court law 2018-01-17T14:05:32Z 2018-01-17T12:33:38Z 2018-01-17T14:05:30Z The United States ambassador to Kosovo says the country still needs an outside mechanism like the special war crimes court as its system is not yet capable of administering high-case profiles and witnesses are subject to intimidation. Chinese-American journalist says China kidnapped his wife 2018-01-17T13:46:34Z 2018-01-17T12:53:33Z 2018-01-17T13:46:32Z A Chinese-American journalist who extensively interviewed an exiled businessman says his wife has been kidnapped and held for months by Chinese security forces.
Japanese public TV says staffer sent missile alert in error 2018-01-17T13:37:03Z 2018-01-17T07:43:26Z 2018-01-17T13:37:02Z Japanese public broadcaster NHK says its erroneous alert of a North Korean missile fired at Japan was sent by a staff member who meant to file a different news flash.
Jewish child orphaned in Mumbai attacks makes 1st visit back 2018-01-17T13:15:09Z 2018-01-16T17:53:12Z 2018-01-17T13:15:06Z A young boy whose parents were killed at a Jewish center in Mumbai during the city's 2008 terror attack has returned for the first time to visit the city. Turkish military plane crashes during training; 3 killed 2018-01-17T13:05:47Z 2018-01-17T12:33:37Z 2018-01-17T13:05:47Z Turkish media reports say a military training plane has crashed in southwestern Turkey, killing three people on board.
The Latest: Catalan parliament chooses secessionist speaker 2018-01-17T12:55:59Z 2018-01-17T10:33:30Z 2018-01-17T12:55:58Z Three jailed Catalan politicians are seeking permission from Catalonia's new regional parliament to allow them to vote through delegated colleagues so as to maintain a pro-independence bloc's slim majority in the chamber. German, Polish police bust people smuggling ring 2018-01-17T12:25:13Z 2018-01-17T12:23:32Z 2018-01-17T12:25:12Z German and Polish police have carried out raids against suspected people-smugglers who helped Syrians travel to Germany illegally. German linguists: 'Alternative facts' the non-word of 2017 2018-01-17T12:21:26Z 2018-01-16T12:43:34Z 2018-01-17T12:21:10Z German linguists have declared the phrase "alternative facts" _ popularized by White House aide Kellyanne Conway _ the non-word of 2017.
Young Hong Kong activist Wong gets second prison term 2018-01-17T09:26:03Z 2018-01-17T03:23:37Z 2018-01-17T09:25:57Z A Hong Kong court has sentenced democracy activist Joshua Wong to three months in jail in a contempt case stemming from 2014 protests.
Serb leader's death in Kosovo raises Balkan region tensions 2018-01-17T06:25:49Z 2018-01-16T11:13:49Z 2018-01-17T06:25:48Z A leading Serb politician in northern Kosovo has been shot and killed, raising ethnic tensions in the region and halting EU-mediated talks between Kosovo and Serbia on the day they were due to resume.
Macron visits Calais to preview toughened migrant policies 2018-01-17T06:25:40Z 2018-01-16T08:33:27Z 2018-01-17T06:25:39Z President Emmanuel Macron is visiting the port city of Calais, where hundreds of migrants hide out while trying to make an end run to Britain.
Recall of French baby milk products extended to 83 countries 2018-01-17T05:26:23Z 2018-01-14T14:12:22Z 2018-01-17T05:26:22Z The head of French dairy giant Lactalis says that a recall of baby milk products due to a salmonella scare has been enlarged to 83 countries, far more than the previous recall in some 30 nations.
Pope meets with abuse survivors, weeps with them in Chile 2018-01-17T05:14:28Z 2018-01-16T05:03:42Z 2018-01-17T05:14:28Z Pope Francis will be under pressure Tuesday to confront Chile's sex abuse scandal during his first full day in Chile, where the majority identifies as Roman Catholic but strong currents of skepticism and even contempt for the church are increasing. Nigerian army releases 244 suspects who denounced Boko Haram 2018-01-17T04:53:57Z 2018-01-16T16:43:45Z 2018-01-17T04:53:53Z Nigeria's army has released 244 Boko Haram suspects who have denounced their membership of the deadly extremist group.
The Latest: Pope meets with Chileans abused by priests 2018-01-17T04:35:46Z 2018-01-16T13:53:39Z 2018-01-17T04:35:36Z Three churches have been firebombed in Chile on the first full day of Pope Francis' visit to the Andean nation.
Bangladesh, Myanmar aim to finish Rohingya return in 2 years 2018-01-17T04:14:24Z 2018-01-16T12:03:40Z 2018-01-17T04:14:24Z Bangladesh officials say they have agreed with Myanmar that they will try to complete the repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar within two years. Japan public TV sends mistaken North Korean missile alert 2018-01-17T04:05:23Z 2018-01-16T13:53:45Z 2018-01-17T04:05:06Z Japan's public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then retracted it minutes later, days after a similar error in Hawaii.
Iran adds to criticism of US-trained Kurdish force in Syria 2018-01-17T03:04:53Z 2018-01-16T22:03:26Z 2018-01-17T03:04:48Z Iran says U.S. plans to form a new border security force in Syria will cause more instability and "add flames" to the war-torn country.
Japanese PM lands in Romania as leader he is to meet resigns 2018-01-17T02:44:33Z 2018-01-16T19:33:49Z 2018-01-17T02:44:27Z Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in Bucharest for talks on North Korea and investment, but the focus in the Romanian capital was on a political crisis prompted by the unexpected resignation of Premier Mihai Tudose.
UK police say death of Dolores O'Riordan is not suspicious 2018-01-17T01:53:39Z 2018-01-16T11:43:39Z 2018-01-17T01:53:30Z Police say they are not treating the death of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan as suspicious.
New US Embassy criticized by Trump opens in London 2018-01-17T01:45:39Z 2018-01-16T07:33:24Z 2018-01-17T01:45:39Z The new U.S. Embassy denigrated last week by President Donald Trump as too expensive and in a poor location is set to open to the public. Germany conducts searches against 10 suspected Iranian spies 2018-01-17T00:25:18Z 2018-01-16T11:03:58Z 2018-01-17T00:25:14Z German authorities are conducting searches countrywide in connection with 10 suspected Iranian spies.
Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers' crosshairs 2018-01-16T23:25:55Z 2018-01-12T13:21:14Z 2018-01-16T23:25:53Z A cybersecurity firm says the same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate.
The Latest: Kosovo assures safety after Serb leader's death 2018-01-16T21:46:12Z 2018-01-16T09:33:28Z 2018-01-16T21:46:10Z The lawyer for leading Serb politician in northern Kosovo Oliver Ivanovic says he has been shot dead.
Bahrain radar shows Qatar jets near UAE planes; Doha denies 2018-01-16T20:43:57Z 2018-01-16T14:43:48Z 2018-01-16T20:43:56Z Bahrain releases radar tracks it says show Qatari fighter jets passing by Emirati commercial airliners flying to Bahrain.
French prison guards protest violent working conditions 2018-01-16T20:34:38Z 2018-01-16T10:43:49Z 2018-01-16T20:34:38Z Protesting French prison guards pushed back against riot police and shouted down the justice minister amid demonstrations at several prisons over violent inmates and overcrowding.
Davos organizers: Trump to make last-day address at forum 2018-01-16T18:13:59Z 2018-01-16T13:43:41Z 2018-01-16T18:13:56Z World Economic Forum organizers say U.S. President Donald Trump will deliver a closing address at the Davos conference next week, which will focus on "finding ways to reaffirm international cooperation on crucial shared interests.".
Danish man charged with killing reporter on his submarine 2018-01-16T18:03:58Z 2018-01-16T12:33:44Z 2018-01-16T18:03:55Z A Danish prosecutor says inventor Peter Madsen has been charged with murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a trip on his private submarine, saying he either cut her throat or strangled her. German prosecutors raise charge in teen's stabbing to murder 2018-01-16T17:53:50Z 2018-01-16T17:33:08Z 2018-01-16T17:53:47Z German prosecutors say an Afghan migrant held over the fatal stabbing of his 15-year-old ex-girlfriend is now suspected of murder after investigations showed he acted with "guile.".
Hebrew grammar book from 16th century returns to Prague 2018-01-16T17:53:31Z 2018-01-16T16:13:38Z 2018-01-16T17:53:27Z A 16th century book that belonged to Prague's Jewish community before World War II and was considered lost before it surfaced at a New York City auction has returned to the Czech Republic.
New Czech minority government fails to win confidence vote 2018-01-16T17:16:29Z 2018-01-16T17:13:23Z 2018-01-16T17:15:58Z The new Czech minority government led by populist billionaire Andrej Babis has failed to win a mandatory confidence vote in the lower house of Parliament and has to resign. North Korea scoffs at Trump's 'nuclear button' tweet 2018-01-16T17:16:22Z 2018-01-16T08:33:31Z 2018-01-16T17:15:49Z North Korea's state-run media say U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than Kim Jong Un's is the "spasm of a lunatic". Ethiopian Airlines to re-launch Zambia's national carrier 2018-01-16T16:55:04Z 2018-01-16T16:53:09Z 2018-01-16T16:54:58Z Ethiopian Airlines says it has finalized an agreement with Zambia to re-launch the southern African country's national carrier. Liberia president rejects her expulsion from political party 2018-01-16T16:06:20Z 2018-01-16T16:03:42Z 2018-01-16T16:06:18Z Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has rejected her expulsion from the governing party as illegal, saying she will appeal the decision. Ghana police arrest, question 3 men found with explosives 2018-01-16T16:06:18Z 2018-01-16T16:03:36Z 2018-01-16T16:06:16Z Ghana's police say they are questioning 3 men who were arrested Monday after being found with explosives.
Video Clip: Thousands of Long Island residents still without power - Disaster tourists seek firsthand look at NY's storm-ravaged neighborhoods, annoying some