January 24th, 2017

World News

The Latest: Downing Street reacts to losing Brexit case

By The Associated Press on January 24th, 2017

LONDON – The Latest on the British Supreme Court ruling on Brexit (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Prime Minister Theresa May’s office says it will respect the decision by the Supreme Court to force a vote in Parliament in triggering Britain’s exit from the European Union. Downing Street says in a statement that nonetheless the ... Read More »

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Eurozone economy starts 2017 with steady growth

By The Associated Press on January 24th, 2017

LONDON – A survey shows that the economy of the 19-country eurozone began 2017 with relatively strong growth. The so-called purchasing managers’ index, a gauge of activity in the manufacturing and services sectors, edged down to 54.3 points in January from the previous month’s 54.4, which was the highest level since mid-2011. The survey, published ... Read More »

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‘Get up. We’ve got to get out’: Storms kill 20 in the South

By Brendan Farrington And Jay Reeves, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2017

ADEL, Ga. – Bonnie and Wayne Collier were jolted awake in their mobile home by a cellphone weather alert early Sunday. They jumped up, turned on the TV, saw a tornado warning and decided to run. “We heard the Code Red,” said Bonnie Collier, 65. “He told me, ‘Get up. We’ve got to get out.” ... Read More »

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UK government loses Brexit case, must consult Parliament

By Danica Kirka, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2017

LONDON – Britain’s government must get parliamentary approval before starting the process of leaving the European Union, the Supreme Court ruling Tuesday, potentially delaying Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to trigger negotiations by the end of March. The ruling forces the government to put a bill before Parliament, giving pro-EU politicians a chance to soften ... Read More »

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French internet censorship rose sharply in 2016

By The Associated Press on January 24th, 2017

LILLE, France – France’s interior minister says authorities have blocked or ordered search engines to de-list hundreds of websites in 2016, a significant increase over 2015. Bruno Le Roux told a cybersecurity conference in the French city of Lille that his government has requested the blockage of 834 websites and de-listing of 1,929 others as ... Read More »

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UN: 750,000 still living under militant rule in Iraq’s Mosul

By The Associated Press on January 24th, 2017

BAGHDAD – The U.N. and several aid organizations say an estimated 750,000 civilians are still living under Islamic State rule in Mosul despite recent advances by Iraqi forces. Lise Grande, the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, said in a statement Tuesday that the cost of food and basic goods is soaring, water and electricity are ... Read More »

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Toll from Italy avalanche climbs to 14 as hopes diminish

By Paolo Santalucia, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2017

FARINDOLA, Italy – The death toll from an avalanche in central Italy climbed to 14 on Tuesday as hopes began to fade that any of the 15 people still missing might be found alive under a mountain resort buried by tons of snow and rubble. Firefighters located a half-dozen bodies within a few hours Tuesday, ... Read More »

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Rights group faults Egypt for listing 1,500 on terror list

By The Associated Press on January 24th, 2017

CAIRO – An international rights group says an Egyptian court’s decision to place more than 1,500 citizens on a terrorism watch list without trial or even prior notification is a “mockery of due process.” Last week a court drew up the list of 1,538 names, including a soccer star, businessmen and journalists, accusing them of ... Read More »

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NATO, Pentagon chiefs discuss military budgets, terrorism

By Lorne Cook, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2017

BRUSSELS – NATO’s chief and new U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis have discussed military spending and combating terrorism, the source of criticism of the alliance by President Donald Trump. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg’s office said Tuesday that the two men “agreed on the fundamental and enduring value of NATO for the security of both Europe ... Read More »

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Italy avalanche death toll climbs to 12 with 17 missing

By The Associated Press on January 24th, 2017

FARINDOLA, Italy – The death toll from an avalanche in central Italy has climbed to 12, with 17 people still missing under a mountain resort buried by tons of snow and rubble. Firefighters located five more bodies overnight and the search was continuing Tuesday in hopes that someone might still be alive six days after ... Read More »

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Minnesota governor eyes fast return to work after collapse

By The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s top staffer said he was OK and planned to return to work Tuesday after he collapsed during his State of the State speech. The 69-year-old Democrat struck his head on a lectern Monday night after stumbling over his words and collapsing roughly 40 minutes into the annual ... Read More »

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