Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has declared President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve Parliament unconstitutional. Sirisena's opponents and rule-of-law activists hailed the unanimous ruling, but it did not end a months-long political stalemate that has kept Sri Lanka without a functional government.
Joe McDonald, Associated Press | PostedDec 14th - 4:25am
China announced a 90-day suspension on Friday of tariff hikes on $126 billion of U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following its cease-fire in a trade battle with Washington that threatens global economic growth.
David McHugh, Associated Press | PostedDec 14th - 3:50am
Volkswagen, which last year vied for the title of world's largest carmaker, says it is on track to beat that performance with a new annual sales record — despite trouble getting vehicles certified for new European emissions tests.
Hungary's foreign minister says Cyprus' offshore gas deposits could become an alternative energy source for his country, which is seeking to diversify its natural gas supply beyond Russia in order to bolster its energy security.
European Union leaders expressed deep doubts Friday that British Prime Minister Theresa May can live up to her side of their Brexit agreement and they vowed to step up preparations for a potentially-catastrophic "no-deal" scenario.
Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press | PostedDec 13th - 11:39pm
Israeli forces arrested dozens of Hamas activists in the West Bank overnight as the army intensified a crackdown in response to a pair of deadly shootings believed to have been carried out by Hamas militants, officials said Friday.
Mary Clare Jalonick, Lisa Mascaro and Matthew Lee, Associated Press | PostedDec 13th - 10:24pm
In back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia, the Senate delivered an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump's response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and signaled new skepticism from Capitol Hill toward the longtime Middle East ally.