2 Manchurian leopard cubs make public debut in Germany, names sought

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Two Amur leopard cubs have made their public debut at the zoo in the German city of Leipzig. Now the search is on for their names. These leopards hail from Manchuria. Their spots are usually more dense than their African cousins. They’re beautiful animals and very rare. Mother Mia kept a […]

N Ireland party signs deals to support UK Conservative gov’t

LONDON (AP) — The leader of a Northern Ireland-based party struck a 1.5 billion pound ($1.9 billion) deal with British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives on Monday to support her minority government in a crucial vote on her legislative package later this week. Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster said the funding would “address the […]

Oil Tanker Fire in Pakistan Leaves More Than 140 Dead – New York Times

New York Times Oil Tanker Fire in Pakistan Leaves More Than 140 DeadNew York TimesBurned bodies and the wreckage of an oil tanker that caught fire after overturning on a highway in central Pakistan on Sunday. Credit Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An oil tanker caught fire and exploded after overturning …Oil […]

UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts

LONDON (AP) — British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country’s Parliament after discovering “unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts.” A statement from the House of Commons said that as a precaution, remote email access for members has been disabled in order to protect the network from hackers. “As a result, some […]

Trump admin OKs drone sale to India, manufacturer says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations’ leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting. India initiated its request to buy 22 Guardian MQ-9B unmanned aircraft for maritime surveillance last year. The deal is estimated to be worth about […]

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque at Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday. The Interior Ministry said it launched a raid around Jiddah, as well as […]

List of demands on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, other Arab nations

Acting as a mediator, Kuwait has presented Qatar a long-awaited list of demands from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, four Arab nations that cut ties with Qatar in early June. A copy of the list was obtained by The Associated Press and translated from Arabic. A look at the demands: — […]

Suicide car bomb in southern Afghanistan kills at least 29

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A huge suicide car bombing outside a bank in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province on Thursday targeted Afghan troops and government employees waiting to collect their salaries ahead of a major Muslim holiday, killing at least 29 people, officials said. Most of the casualties in the explosion near the Kabul Bank in […]

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