BERLIN | British foreign secretary urges Brexit solution

BERLIN (AP) — Britain’s foreign secretary said that securing an orderly Brexit is “of paramount importance” as he visited Germany on Wednesday, and insisted the UK can leave the European Union on March 29 as planned if a compromise deal is found. Jeremy Hunt was meeting officials in Berlin ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May’s … Continue reading BERLIN | British foreign secretary urges Brexit solution

MOSCOW | Putin focuses on social issues in state-of-the-nation speech

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin sternly warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, saying Wednesday that Russia will retaliate by fielding new weapons that will take just as little time to reach their targets. While the Russian leader didn’t say what specific new weapons Moscow could deploy, his statement further … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin focuses on social issues in state-of-the-nation speech

CAIRO | Egypt executes 9 over 2015 killing of top prosecutor

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Wednesday executed nine suspected Muslim Brotherhood members convicted of involvement in the 2015 assassination of the country’s top prosecutor, security officials said. The nine were found guilty of taking part in the bombing that killed Hisham Barakat, the first assassination of a senior official in Egypt in a quarter century. … Continue reading CAIRO | Egypt executes 9 over 2015 killing of top prosecutor

NICOSIA, Cyprus | Academic: Very few climate change doubters, issue now action

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A prominent American economist says there are “very few” individuals left who still doubt climate change because the evidence of its impact is clear. Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs told the Associated Press Wednesday that public discourse has moved beyond whether climate change is really happening, to what needs to be … Continue reading NICOSIA, Cyprus | Academic: Very few climate change doubters, issue now action