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Outcry in Ukraine over song mocking ex-central bank chief

Outcry in Ukraine over song mocking ex-central bank chief

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukrainian officials on Monday lashed out at a parody song targeting Ukraine’s former central bank chief and mocking a recent arson attack on her home. Kvartal 95 is arguably the country’s…

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Iran sends US list of names for its proposed prisoner swap

Iran sends US list of names for its proposed prisoner swap

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran’s foreign ministry said Monday it has sent the United States a list of names it is demanding in a proposed prisoner swap, opening a potential new channel with Washington amid…

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AP Interview: Montenegro PM: Wrapping up Brexit is positive

AP Interview: Montenegro PM: Wrapping up Brexit is positive

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) – The prime minister of Montenegro, a small Balkan nation that is the next in line to join the European Union, has expressed hope that once Brexit is finalized, the EU’s enlargement…

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2nd Sesame Street Place park opening in San Diego

2nd Sesame Street Place park opening in San Diego

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – There are plenty of sunny days to sweep the clouds away where SeaWorld is opening its next theme park. Officials with SeaWorld Entertainment and Sesame Workshop announced Monday that they are…

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American ambassador defends rules for Chinese diplomats

American ambassador defends rules for Chinese diplomats

BEIJING (AP) – The U.S. ambassador to China defended plans to require Beijing’s diplomats to report contacts with some Americans and said Monday that Washington is considering additional rules for employees of entities controlled by…

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World shares gain on upbeat comment on China-US trade talks

World shares gain on upbeat comment on China-US trade talks

TOKYO (AP) – Global shares are mostly higher after China’s top trade negotiator said over the weekend that Beijing and Washington were making progress in trade talks. Britain’s FTSE 100 was flat at 7,164.64 amid…

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UK’s Boris Johnson set to push for vote on EU divorce bill

UK’s Boris Johnson set to push for vote on EU divorce bill

LONDON (AP) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to push for a vote on his European Union divorce deal as Parliament prepares for a week of guerrilla warfare over Brexit. Johnson plans to…

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The Latest: French say Brexit delay only for a good reason

The Latest: French say Brexit delay only for a good reason

LONDON (AP) – The Latest on Britain’s impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 9:10 a.m. A French official has not ruled out granting a new delay to Britain’s withdrawal from the bloc…

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Lebanon’s government scrambles to respond to mass protests

Lebanon’s government scrambles to respond to mass protests

BEIRUT (AP) – Protesters have closed major roads around Lebanon ahead of an emergency Cabinet meeting to discuss a rescue plan for the country’s crumbling economy. On Monday morning, demonstrators placed barriers on major intersections…

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Addressing growing fan behavior problem top priority for NBA

Addressing growing fan behavior problem top priority for NBA

About a dozen NBA players gathered for a teleconference with officials in the league office this summer, making their case about what they believe is one of the biggest problems in the game. Fan behavior,…

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