UK’s May: EU nationals won’t get same rights after Brexit

LONDON /February 1, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Prime Minister Theresa May says European Union nationals who come to Britain during a transition period after the country leaves the bloc should not have the same rights to remain as those who come earlier. Speaking to reporters on a trip to China, May said she will fight proposals … Continue reading UK’s May: EU nationals won’t get same rights after Brexit

5 Things: What Yellen’s Fed tenure will be remembered for

WASHINGTON /February 1, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — When Janet Yellen leaves the Federal Reserve this weekend after four years as chair, her legacy will include having shattered a social barrier: She is the first woman to have led the world’s most powerful central bank, a position that carries enormous sway over the global economy. Yellen will … Continue reading 5 Things: What Yellen’s Fed tenure will be remembered for

Polish Senate backs controversial Holocaust speech law

WARSAW, Poland/February 1, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Poland’s Senate has backed legislation that will regulate Holocaust speech, a move that has already strained relations with both Israel and the United States. The bill proposed by Poland’s ruling conservative Law and Justice party and voted for early Thursday could see individuals facing up to three years in … Continue reading Polish Senate backs controversial Holocaust speech law

Seoul downplays speculation over US ambassadorship

SEOUL, South Korea/February 1, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — South Korea on Thursday downplayed media reports that the U.S. might have reconsidered its choice to be ambassador to Seoul because the prominent Washington-based scholar didn’t endorse the idea of military action against North Korea. South Korea’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Noh Kyu-duk said that Washington asked for Seoul’s … Continue reading Seoul downplays speculation over US ambassadorship

African leaders nearly demanded public apology from Trump

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia /February 1, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — African leaders this week came close to demanding that President Donald Trump publicly apologize for his vulgar remark about the continent “that defies all forms of diplomatic etiquette,” according to a draft declaration obtained by The Associated Press. The draft, created during an African Union summit on … Continue reading African leaders nearly demanded public apology from Trump

Dallas man set to die for killing daughters, 9 and 6

HUNTSVILLE, Texas  /January 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Attorneys for a former Dallas accountant condemned for fatally shooting his two young daughters while their mother listened helplessly on the phone hoped a federal court would keep him from the Texas death chamber. John David Battaglia was set for execution Thursday evening for the May 2001 slayings … Continue reading Dallas man set to die for killing daughters, 9 and 6

Michigan police department to apologize regarding Nassar

DETROIT  /January 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A police department in the Lansing, Michigan, area missed an opportunity to pursue criminal charges in 2004 against Larry Nassar and will publicly apologize to the victim who accused the doctor of molesting her during treatment for an abnormal spine, an official said Wednesday. Meridian Township will make the … Continue reading Michigan police department to apologize regarding Nassar

Syria’s Kurds push US to stop Turkish assault on key enclave

BEIRUT  /January 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Syria’s Kurdish militia is growing frustrated with its patron, the United States, and is pressing it to do more to stop Turkey’s assault on a key stronghold in Syria. The issue reflects a deeper concern among the Kurds over their alliance with the Americans, which proved vital to defeating … Continue reading Syria’s Kurds push US to stop Turkish assault on key enclave