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Spanish king invites Socialist leader to form a governmentSpain’s king has asked caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez to try and form a government, even though the Socialist leader appears short of political support
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell removes his glasses as he listens to a question during a news conference after the Federal Open Market Committee meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Washington. The Federal Reserve is leaving its benchmark interest rate alone and signaling that it expects to keep low rates unchanged through next year. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Fed leaves low rates alone and foresees no moves in 2020The Federal Reserve is leaving its benchmark interest rate alone and signaling that it expects to keep low rates unchanged through next year
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Niger army spokesman: Jihadist attack kills 71 soldiers Niger's government says 71 soldiers have been killed by suspected jihadists in the deadliest attack on the West African country's force in recent memory
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Chart shows the percent change for the annual average number of days with at least one inch of rainfall for 2009-2018 compared to the annual average from 1950 to 2018
Flooded farmers face growing dilemma in warming worldThis year’s record rainfall and devastating flooding are forcing tough decisions about the future of farming in the face of climate change
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Unites States air force crew arrive to help in the search for a missing C-130 Hercules transport plane, at the Chilean air force base in Punta Arenas, Chile, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Searchers using planes, ships and satellites were combing the Drake Passage on Tuesday, hunting for the plane carrying 38 people that vanished en route to an Antartica base. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Chile: Debris believed from missing plane carrying 38 found  The Chilean Air Force says debris believed to be from a military transport plane carrying 38 people that vanished days earlier en route to Antarctica has been recovered
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Lebanese protesters gather outside of the French foreign ministry in Paris, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, to denounce a closed-door meeting of diplomats from several countries on aid to Lebanon. The Middle Eastern country is facing a political and economic crisis, and the international group is discussing conditions for global assistance to help ease Lebanon's financial woes.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Diplomats to Lebanon: Expect no aid before government formedDiplomats meeting in Paris say Lebanon cannot expect to receive international aid for its battered economy until a new government undertakes serious reform
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Suu Kyi: We Weren't Perfect, but No 'Genocidal Intent'Once touted as a human rights champion, Aung San Suu Kyi defended Myanmar against a claim of genocide on Wednesday, arguing the exodus of 700,000 Muslim Rohingya was an unfortunate consequence of a legitimate response to terrorist violence. Myanmar's security forces launched "counter-insurgency operations" following attacks by the Arakan...
Newser7 hours ago
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a media availability at the State Department, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
US hits Iran with new sanctions, hopes for prisoner dialogueThe Trump administration is hitting several Iranian transport firms with sanctions as it continues its “maximum pressure campaign" against the Islamic Republic over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The sanctions target Iran's state shipping line and a China-based company that has been involved in delivering missile parts to Iran
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Greta Thunberg is “a bit surprised” to be named Time's Person of the Year, dedicates honor to young climate activistsGreta Thunberg is “a bit surprised” to be named Time's Person of the Year, dedicates honor to young climate activists
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Bishop Sahak Masalyan speaks during a special ceremony after his election as the new Patriarch of Turkey's Armenian community, in Istanbul, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Armenian community voted on Wednesday Masalyan as its new patriarch, in an election critics say was overshadowed by Turkish government intervention. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Turkey's Armenian church elects new patriarchTurkey's Armenian community has elected a new patriarch, in a vote that critics say was overshadowed by Turkish government intervention
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Climate activist Greta Thunberg, centre, stands with other young activists at the COP25 Climate summit in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. Thunberg is in Madrid where a global U.N. sponsored climate change conference is taking place. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
Thunberg 'a bit surprised' to be Time Person of the YearTeen activist Greta Thunberg says she was "a bit surprised" to be named Time's Person of the Year, despite becoming the figurehead of a global youth movement pressing governments for faster action on climate change
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Report: Trump Jr. Had an 'Unusual' Summer VacationDonald Trump Jr. lived the "Yurt Life" over the summer, embarking on an expedition with his son Donald to Mongolia that he documented in a series of Instagram posts . Now, ProPublica and WYNC report that Trump Jr. received "special treatment" during the trip, which "blurred the lines between private citizen...
Newser9 hours ago
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