THE HAGUE, Netherlands | India takes Pakistan to UN’s highest court in spying case

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — India accused Pakistan of an “egregious” rights breach of an alleged spy who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court, in a case Monday at the U.N.’s highest court that has exacerbated tensions between the longtime rivals. Indian lawyer Harish Salve told judges at the International Court of … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | India takes Pakistan to UN’s highest court in spying case

BRUSSELS | EU states mixed on Trump demand to take back IS fighters

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump‘s demand that European countries take back their citizens fighting in Syria is receiving a mixed reaction, as nations pondered how to bring home-grown Islamic State extremists to trial. The question of such foreign fighters has been a conundrum for the Europeans for several years. Islamic State prisoners could … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU states mixed on Trump demand to take back IS fighters

AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria | Besieged IS militants refuse to surrender, ask for an exit

AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria (AP) — More than 300 Islamic State militants who are holed up in a tiny area in eastern Syria are refusing to surrender to U.S.-backed Syrian forces and are trying to negotiate an exit. A person familiar with the negotiations says the militants are asking for a corridor to the … Continue reading AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria | Besieged IS militants refuse to surrender, ask for an exit

SINGAPORE | World stocks mixed ahead of further China-US trade talks

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks were mixed on Monday ahead of more trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week. In Europe, France’s CAC 40 fell 0.1 percent to 5,150.17 while the DAX in Germany eased 0.2 percent to 11,274.70. Britain’s FTSE 100 shed 0.3 percent to 7,214.16. Wall Street was due … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World stocks mixed ahead of further China-US trade talks

BEIJING | For sake of pupils’ pupils, China to ban homework on apps

BEIJING (AP) — An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students’ eyesight. Zhejiang province issued a draft regulation last week and is seeking public comment. It is one of several provinces considering such measures. Along with barring app-based homework … Continue reading BEIJING | For sake of pupils’ pupils, China to ban homework on apps

BEIJING | China accuses Washington of trying to block development

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government has accused Washington of trying to block its industrial development after Vice President Mike Pence said Chinese tech giant Huawei and other telecom equipment suppliers are a security threat. A foreign ministry spokesman said Monday that Beijing would not use its companies to gather information about foreign companies. The spokesman, … Continue reading BEIJING | China accuses Washington of trying to block development

YEHUD, Israel | First private Israel lunar mission to be launched this week

YEHUD, Israel (AP) — An Israeli nonprofit says it’ll launch what it hopes will be the first private spacecraft to land on the moon this week. SpaceIL and state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries told reporters on Monday that the landing craft, dubbed Beresheet, or Genesis, will ship from Florida, where, propelled by a SpaceX Falcon rocket … Continue reading YEHUD, Israel | First private Israel lunar mission to be launched this week