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KIEV, Ukraine | The Latest: Ukraine Orthodox OKs break with Russian church

KIEV, Ukraine  — The Latest on the split between Orthodox Churches in Ukraine and Russia (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Ukrainian Orthodox leaders say they have approved the creation of a unified church independent of the Moscow Patriarchate and elected a leader to head the new church. The leader of the new autocephalous Ukrainian Orthodox … Continue reading KIEV, Ukraine | The Latest: Ukraine Orthodox OKs break with Russian church

KIEV, Ukraine | Ukraine Orthodox leaders to approve break with Russia church

KIEV, Ukraine — Thousands of people have gathered outside a Kiev cathedral to witness the birth of a new Ukrainian Orthodox Church as tensions between Ukraine and Russia continue to drive the two farther apart. President Petro Poroshenko has told the crowd “the creation of our Church is another declaration of Ukraine’s independence and you … Continue reading KIEV, Ukraine | Ukraine Orthodox leaders to approve break with Russia church

MADRID | Spanish prosecutors file tax evasion charges against Shakira

MADRID — Spanish prosecutors are charging pop music star Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she failed to pay more than 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million) between 2012 and 2014. The charges published Friday allege Shakira listed the Bahamas as her official residence for tax purposes during those years but was in fact living in Spain … Continue reading MADRID | Spanish prosecutors file tax evasion charges against Shakira

RIMBO, Sweden | The Latest: Yemen’s warring sides agree on prisoner exchange

RIMBO, Sweden — The Latest on Yemen developments as warring sides gather for U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden (all times local): 11:40 a.m. The U.N. envoy for Yemen says the country’s warring sides have agreed on a prisoner exchange as part of confidence building measures for the war-torn nation. Martin Griffiths spoke at the opening … Continue reading RIMBO, Sweden | The Latest: Yemen’s warring sides agree on prisoner exchange

BRUSSELS | NATO gives Bosnia green light to advance on membership path

BRUSSELS — NATO on Wednesday gave Bosnia-Herzegovina the green light to take a major step forward on its path toward joining the world’s biggest military alliance, despite Bosnian Serb objections to membership. NATO foreign ministers, meeting in Brussels, invited the ethnically-divided Balkans country to submit its first annual program of reforms aimed at bringing it … Continue reading BRUSSELS | NATO gives Bosnia green light to advance on membership path

LOS ANGELES | Cardi B ‘no longer together’ with Offset

LOS ANGELES— Cardi B is no longer feeling the love after little more than a year of marriage to fellow rapper Offset. She posted a video on Instagram saying that “things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time.” The 26-year-old says “I guess we just grew out of love, but we’re … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Cardi B ‘no longer together’ with Offset

WASHINGTON | Bush viewing is drawing to a close as nation bids farewell

WASHINGTON— The nation’s capital bids its final farewell to the late President George H.W. Bush in a service of prayer and praise that is drawing together world envoys, Americans of high office and a guy from Maine who used to fix things in Bush’s house on the water. A viewing for the 41st president at … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Bush viewing is drawing to a close as nation bids farewell

LOS ANGELES | Cohen Media Group purchases Landmark Theatre chain

LOS ANGELES — An Oscar-winning production and distribution company is getting into the movie theater business. Representatives from the Cohen Media Group say Tuesday the company has purchased Landmark Theatres, the nation’s largest independent theater chain. Landmark Theatres has 252 screens in 27 cities and has been under the ownership of Todd Wagner and Mark … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Cohen Media Group purchases Landmark Theatre chain