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Tyson recalls chicken strips due to metal fears

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 4:53am

Arkansas-based Tyson Foods is recalling more than 69,000 pounds (31,297 kilograms) of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips because they may be contaminated with pieces of metal.

China to investigate firms sanctioned by US over North Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 4:22am

China said Friday it will look into charges against two Chinese firms sanctioned by the U.S. because they are suspected of helping North Korea evade sanctions.

The Latest: German business urges end to Brexit uncertainty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 3:51am

The Latest on Brexit (all times local):

Garuda Indonesia seeks to cancel order for 49 Boeing Max 8s

Niniek Karmini, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 3:47am

In a blow for Boeing, Indonesia's flag carrier is seeking the cancellation of a multibillion dollar order for 49 of the manufacturer's 737 Max 8 jets, citing a loss of confidence after two crashes in the past six months.

EU seeks more 'balanced' economic relationship with China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 3:43am

European Union leaders worried about China's growing power are devising plans to counter the ambitions of a country they describe as a "systemic rival."

Brexit delay gives UK more time to solve political crisis

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 3:17am

Extra time has been added to the Brexit countdown clock. The European Union has granted Britain a few more weeks to overcome its political deadlock and chart a smooth road out of the bloc — or change its mind and seek a much longer delay.

Cyclone Idai deaths could exceed 1,000 as need for aid grows

Cara Anna and Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 2:49am

Even as flood waters began to recede in parts of Mozambique on Friday, fears rose that the death toll could soar as bodies are revealed.

China's leader visits Italy with eye on infrastructure deal

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 1:41am

Chinese President Xi Jinping was received with full red-carpet honors by his Italian counterpart Friday, launching a two-day visit aimed at deepening ties through an ambitious infrastructure program that has raised suspicions among Italy's U.S. and European allies.

Mother Russia: South Florida sees a boom in 'birth tourism'

Iuliia Stashevska, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 1:19am

Every year, hundreds of pregnant Russian women travel to the United States to give birth so that their child can acquire all the privileges of American citizenship.

EU shows united front on Brexit, loss of confidence in May

Lorne Cook and Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 1:09am

European Union leaders took back control of the Brexit process from British Prime Minister Theresa May, saying Friday they believe the risks were too great and that action was needed to protect the smooth running of the world's biggest trading bloc.

European shares fall on growth worries, Brexit doubts

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 1:04am

Shares fell in Europe on Friday after preliminary surveys showed that manufacturing in Germany, France and the wider eurozone had slowed in March. News that the European Union offered to only briefly extend the Brexit deadline added to uncertainty.

A look at those jockeying to be Thailand's next leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:53pm

More than 70 parties are contesting Sunday's general election in Thailand, the first since a military coup nearly five years ago.

Then and now: World transformed over Jimmy Carter's 94 years

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:17pm

Jimmy Carter cemented a new milestone Friday, becoming the longest-lived of the 44 men who have ascended to the American presidency.

AP Exclusive: Guaido's Citgo snubs US execs in Caracas jail

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:13pm

When the Trump administration paved the way for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to name a new board to run the U.S. affiliate of Venezuela's state oil company, it was a rare glimmer of hope for the American families of six oil executives jailed for over a year without a trial in the politically turbulent South American nation.

Pole vaulter, 84, sets her sights on more records

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:09pm

An 84-year-old pole vaulter isn't putting her pole down anytime soon.

Judge expected to rule on R Kelly request to fly to Dubai

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:11pm

A Chicago judge is expected to rule on whether to let R. Kelly travel overseas to perform several concerts to help the cash-strapped singer pay legal and other bills as he faces sex-abuse charges.

Venezuela is key topic between Trump and Caribbean leaders

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:07pm

The political and economic crisis in Venezuela tops the agenda of President Donald Trump's meeting Friday with leaders from the Caribbean, a region that has been far from united in joining the U.S. call for the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro.

North Korea, seeking food aid, links sanctions to shortages

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 9:49pm

Kumkhop Trading Co. President Ri Jong Ho sweeps his hand over a table full of foods produced at his factory. There's a bowl of assorted candies and rice cakes, a plate of sausages and ham, slices of a French baguette and Russian dark bread. "We are doing fine," he says with a confident smile. "Just look."

China chemical plant blast kills 47, injures hundreds more

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 8:00pm

A massive explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China with a long record of safety violations has killed at least 47 people and injured hundreds of others, 90 of them seriously.