MARRAKECH, Morocco | Countries detail plans after adopting UN migration accord

MARRAKECH, Morocco — Delegates to a U.N. conference are laying out commitments to fight people trafficking and boost economic opportunities in the wake of pledging to cooperate on safe, orderly and humane migration. Day two of the meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, on Tuesday comes a day after 164 countries adopted by acclamation the Global Compact … Continue reading MARRAKECH, Morocco | Countries detail plans after adopting UN migration accord

WASHINGTON | Google CEO faces House grilling on breach, China censorship

WASHINGTON — Google’s CEO faces a grilling from U.S. lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands. CEO Sundar Pichai‘s appearance Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee comes after he angered members of a Senate panel in September by declining their … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Google CEO faces House grilling on breach, China censorship

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | May in the Netherlands as she fights to save Brexit deal

THE HAGUE, Netherlands— British Prime Minister Theresa May is launching her fight to save her Brexit deal over breakfast with her Dutch counterpart, the first of a string of meeting with European leaders in coming days. May arrived early Tuesday at Rutte’s official residence in The Hague and was travelling later in the day to … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | May in the Netherlands as she fights to save Brexit deal

TAIPEI, Taiwan | Taiwan mulls expanding ban on Huawei network equipment

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan is mulling an expansion of its five-year-old ban on network equipment produced by Chinese companies Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp. amid security concerns. Officials sought over the weekend to reassure lawmakers and the public that such measures have been effective and the threat to the communications sector is minimal. On Monday, … Continue reading TAIPEI, Taiwan | Taiwan mulls expanding ban on Huawei network equipment

MANILA, Philippines | US returns 3 disputed bells taken in 1901 to Philippines

MANILA, Philippines  — Three church bells seized by American troops as war trophies more than a century ago were returned to the Philippines on Tuesday in a move long demanded by Filipino leaders, including the current president, who is critical of Washington and has moved closer to China. U.S. defense officials and the American ambassador … Continue reading MANILA, Philippines | US returns 3 disputed bells taken in 1901 to Philippines

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | The Latest: EU chief says no room to renegotiate Brexit

THE HAGUE, Netherlands  — The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local): 9:30 a.m. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is ruling out any renegotiation of the divorce agreement with Britain but says elements of the Brexit deal could still be clarified. Briefing EU lawmakers in Strasbourg, France, on this week’s leader’s summit, Juncker said … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | The Latest: EU chief says no room to renegotiate Brexit

Kick returns down 20 percent in 1st year of fair catch rule

Kickoff returns are down about 20 percent in the first year of a new NCAA rule that gives the receiving team possession at its 25-yard line if a fair catch is made anywhere between the goal line and 25. According to NCAA figures provided to The Associated Press on Monday, kick return men in the Football Bowl … Continue reading Kick returns down 20 percent in 1st year of fair catch rule