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Greek 2018 primary budget surplus exceeds forecasts, at 4.4%

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 6:15am

Greece's budget performance in 2018 was better than expected following some revenue-boosting measures by the government.

UN says war has set back Yemen's development by 20 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 6:15am

A U.N.-commissioned report says the war in Yemen has set back its development by more than 20 years.

Myanmar lawmaker: 50 believed dead in mudslide at jade mine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 5:59am

More than 50 people are believed to have died in a mudslide at a jade mining site in northern Myanmar, a lawmaker representing the area said Tuesday.

Myanmar lawmaker says more than 50 people are believed to be dead after a mudslide at a jade mining site

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 5:52am

Myanmar lawmaker says more than 50 people are believed to be dead after a mudslide at a jade mining site.

The Latest: Boris Johnson's sister running for pro-EU party

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 5:49am

The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local):

Uganda acquires 2 new jets, seeks to revive national airline

Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 5:45am

Uganda's government has taken delivery of two new passenger jets in a bid to revive the national carrier that collapsed years ago.

US expands probe into air bag failures to 12.3M vehicles

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 5:43am

U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles because the bags may not inflate in a crash. The problem could be responsible for as many as eight deaths.

U.S. auto safety regulators expand air bag probe to 12.3 million vehicles because bags may not inflate in a crash.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 5:39am

U.S. auto safety regulators expand air bag probe to 12.3 million vehicles because bags may not inflate in a crash.

Twitter says 1Q profit triples on ad demand, daily users up

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 5:33am

Twitter Inc. on Tuesday said earnings in the first three months of the year more than tripled on strong ad demand while user numbers posted healthy growth.

India to observe US sanctions on Iranian oil

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 5:11am

India said Tuesday it will buy crude oil from other major oil producing countries in view of the United States' decision this week to end waivers that allowed it to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions.

Will Smith, NASA, Fortnite among 2019 Webby Award winners

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 4:42am

Actor Will Smith, NASA, Fortnite and Disney are among the 2019 Webby Award winners for internet excellence.

UN panel pays $240M to Kuwait oil firm for Iraq war losses

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 4:14am

A U.N. panel overseeing compensation claims by countries and organizations affected by Iraq's 1990-1991 invasion of Kuwait says it has paid $240 million to the Gulf state's national oil company.

As tensions rise, Bosnian Serb businessman slain in ambush

Sabina Niksic, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 3:44am

A prominent Bosnian Serb businessman who owns a private security firm was shot dead along with his bodyguard in what local media have described as a mafia-style execution that sparked a shootout.

China lashes out at US over Iran oil sanctions move

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 2:43am

Beijing on Tuesday again lashed out at a U.S. decision to impose sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil, calling it a violation of China's interests that will intensify turmoil in the Middle East and international energy markets.

UK's May under fire as Parliament returns from Brexit break

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 1:07am

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced renewed pressure Tuesday from her restive Conservative Party to resign as lawmakers returned to Parliament — and to Brexit wrangling — after an 11-day Easter break.

North Korea's Kim will go into Putin summit needing a win

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 12:49am

When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin for their first one-on-one meeting, he will have a long wish list and a strong desire to notch a win after the failure of his second summit with President Donald Trump.

Oil prices spike further after US move on Iran buyers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 12:49am

Oil prices remained near six-month highs Tuesday in the wake of the Trump administration's announcement that it would soon impose sanctions on all buyers of Iranian oil.

Safety board meets to discuss cause of fatal 2016 explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 11:07pm

The National Transportation Safety Board is meeting to discuss the cause of an explosion at an apartment complex in suburban Maryland that killed seven people in 2016.

House chairman issues subpoena to former White House lawyer

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:43pm

A House chairman subpoenaed former White House counsel Don McGahn as Democratic leaders moved to deepen their investigation of President Donald Trump while bottling up talk among their rank-and-file of impeaching him.