• Indonesia imposes moratorium on new palm oil plantations

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s president has signed a moratorium on new palm oil development and ordered a review of existing plantations in a blow to an industry blamed for environmental destruction and worker exploitation.
    Prabianto Mukti Wibowo, a deputy minister at the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, said Thursday the moratorium, first announced after devastating fires in 2015, will last three years.
    He said it’s needed because many planned plantations ar
  • Russian Far East to hold new election after vote rigging

    MOSCOW (AP) — Election officials in Russia’s Far East have cancelled the results of Sunday’s gubernatorial election following reports of blatant vote rigging and say they will hold a new vote.
    The Election Commission in the Primorye region voted Thursday to nullify the results due to numerous violations and called for a new vote in December.
    The Kremlin candidate beat the Communist nominee by a narrow margin following an extraordinary last-minute surge of votes in his favor. Ru
  • Ukraine pushes ahead with plans to secure NATO membership

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine’s president says the country needs to amend its constitution to make NATO membership its long-term goal.
    President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday that Ukrainians are finally convinced of the benefits of the alliance with NATO and said the Ukrainian army will meet the criteria for NATO membership by 2020.
    Ukraine abruptly changed its pro-Russian stance following the overthrow of the pro-Kremlin government in 2014 and Russia’s annexation of Crimea a
  • Hungary: Court cuts Syrian’s sentence over migrant riot

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian appeals court has lowered to five years from seven the prison sentence of a Syrian man convicted of entering Hungary illegally and of complicity in throwing rocks at police during a 2015 border riot.
    The case stems from rioting at the Hungary-Serbia border on Sept. 16, 2015, when dozens of police officers, migrants and some journalists were injured in clashes a day after Hungary closed the frontier, stranding hundreds of migrants.
    Amnesty International
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  • Out of a job 3 years ago, Mendy shines in the French league

    PARIS (AP) — On returning to the French league this season, six-time champion Reims traded the free-flowing football that won it the Ligue 2 championship for a more counterattacking style.
    The defensive principles stayed the same.
    The No. 1 principle: Make sure Edouard Mendy is in goal.
    After five rounds, Mendy has conceded five goals, earned three cleansheets, made 39 saves, and ensured Reims has made a smooth transition into the topflight.
    The promoted Reims is in 10th place ahead of rec
  • German spy chief removal causes turbulence in Merkel gov’t

    BERLIN (AP) — A decision to give a new government job to Germany’s domestic intelligence chief, who was removed from that post after appearing to downplay recent far-right protests, is causing discontent in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition.
    Hans-Georg Maassen was removed as head of the BfV intelligence agency after Merkel’s center-left coalition partners, the Social Democrats, demanded his departure. But conservative Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is making him a de
  • Journalism school’s namesake posts racist comment online

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A University of Mississippi official says the man after whom its journalism school was named has shared a post on social media with an “unjustified racial overtone.”
    News outlets quote Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter as urging Edwin Meek to apologize for a Facebook post that pictures two black women and asks community leaders to protect Ole Miss’ values. Meeks’ Saturday post has since been taken down.
    Meeks said he believed it was important the commun
  • Police: Teacher urged preschoolers to fight, posted video

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a teacher encouraged young children to fight at an Ohio preschool and posted a video of the brawls online. The Columbus Dispatch reports 30-year-old Chavay Williams, of Columbus, was charged Wednesday with 21 counts of child endangering.
    Court records say Williams posted a video on Snapchat in June showing children fighting at Playtime Pre-School. The video, captioned with words like “knock out” and a boxing glove emoji, shows children cryi
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  • Dozens of ill cruise ship passengers treated in Rotterdam

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch emergency services say that dozens of sick passengers on a cruise ship that has moored in Rotterdam have been kept onboard for treatment.
    The sickened passengers were on board the AIDAperla, which arrived in Rotterdam on Thursday morning.
    The ship’s German operator Aida Cruises says in a statement that crew increased hygiene measures after “gastro intestinal infections occurred among passengers.”
    Local emergency services say in a statem
  • The Latest: Uganda pop star put into police van on arrival

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Latest on Uganda’s pop star politician (all times local):
    1:40 p.m.
    A lawyer for Ugandan pop star and opposition activist Bobi Wine says his client has been put into a police van and driven away after arriving home from the United States. 
    Medard Sseggona says he “expected” the actions by security forces, who warned they would enforce a ban on all rallies and gatherings.
    Police said they would escort Wine, whose real name Is Kyagulanyi Ssen
  • Police: Woman stabbed while running was likely random target

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say an avid runner who was killed in a residential neighborhood in the nation’s capital after recently getting engaged was likely a random target.
    D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham tells news outlets the stabbing of 35-year-old Wendy Karina Martinez was likely random, but an investigation is ongoing. Police say the Georgetown alumnae was stabbed multiple times Tuesday night and managed to stumble into a nearby restaurant for help.
    Newsham says bystanders called
  • EU, Britain on tightrope toward possible Brexit deal

    SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — The European Union and Britain are walking a diplomatic tightrope as they attempt to thrash out a divorce deal in time for Britain’s departure from the bloc next March.
    Arriving Thursday at a summit of EU leaders in the Austrian city of Salzburg, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte labeled the Brexit negotiations “a balancing act.”
    Even though both sides remain far apart on shape of their future economic relationship and on the border between Ireland
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  • Madrid fans with a lot to celebrate, including a new No. 7

    MADRID (AP) — In a familiar scene, Real Madrid fans jumped to their feet and cheered loudly after a superb goal by the No. 7.
    Only this time it wasn’t Cristiano Ronaldo. The player being celebrated on Wednesday was Mariano Diaz, a 25-year-old forward from the Dominican Republic who had just scored with a beautiful long-range shot in the team’s 3-0 win over Roma in the Champions League
    The fans started to get excited the moment Diaz was asked to warm up on the sidelines, and it
  • S. Korea’s Moon says he’ll pass private message about nukes from Kim Jong Un to Trump when he meets US leader next week

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — S. Korea’s Moon says he’ll pass private message about nukes from Kim Jong Un to Trump when he meets US leader next week.
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  • Court to consider if sex offender can be alone with own kids

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether a convicted sex offender can spend time alone with his own children.
    The Courier Journal reports that 33-year-old Ryan Scott Stone pleaded guilty to third-degree sodomy of a juvenile male relative in 2007.
    In 2015, the state learned that Stone was married with two children, who are now 3 and 6. The state won an order from a family court judge barring Stone from being alone with his kids, but a Court of Appeal
  • Daisy Johnson, Rachel Kushner among Man Booker finalists

    LONDON (AP) — Three U.K. authors, two Americans and a Canadian are finalists for the Man Booker Prize for fiction.
    The shortlist announced Thursday includes two first novels: U.K. poet Robin Robertson’s verse novel “The Long Take” and “Everything Under” by British writer Daisy Johnson. At 27, Johnson is the youngest-ever Booker finalist.
    The American finalists are Rachel Kushner’s prison story “The Mars Room” and Richard Powers’ tree-in
  • Aston Martin valued at $6.7 billion in IPO pricing

    LONDON (AP) — Aston Martin Lagonda, the maker of James Bond’s favorite sports car, plans to raise as much as 1.27 billion pounds ($1.67 billion) when it sells shares to investors for the first time.
    The luxury carmaker says it will sell a 25 percent stake for between 17.50 pounds and 22.50 pounds a share, valuing the company at as much as 5.07 billion pounds ($6.7 billion). Aston Martin said Thursday the exact price would be set around Oct. 3.
    The company says Daimler will remain a s
  • South Korea’s Moon: Kim Jong Un wants US sec. of state to come to Pyongyang for nuke talks, and quick summit with Trump

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Moon: Kim Jong Un wants US sec. of state to come to Pyongyang for nuke talks, and quick summit with Trump .
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  • EU says Airbnb will comply with demands to clarify pricing

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union officials say Airbnb has agreed to clarify its pricing system in response to complaints that they could mislead consumers.
    EU Consumer Commissioner Vera Jourova said Thursday that the U.S.-based property rental company has promised to be fully transparent by either including extra fees in the total price for a booking quoted on its website or notifying users that they might apply.
    The company is complying with EU demands spurred by concerns that consumers cou
  • Fox-Comcast battle to buy Sky to be settled by auction in UK

    LONDON (AP) — British regulators say that the corporate battle between 21st Century Fox and Comcast to take over broadcaster Sky will be settled by auction. 
    The Takeover Panel, an independent regulator, says that since neither company has declared its offer final, an auction procedure is expected to commence at 5 p.m. on Sept. 21 and end during the evening of Sept. 22.
    Comcast has put down a 26 billion pound ($34.3 billion) offer for Sky. Fox has bid 24.5 billion pounds for the 61 pe
  • UK regulator says corporate battle to take over broadcaster Sky will be settled by auction

    LONDON (AP) — UK regulator says corporate battle to take over broadcaster Sky will be settled by auction.
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  • Correctional officers accused of smuggling drugs into prison

    RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) — Two correctional officers in South Carolina are accused of smuggling drugs including cocaine and synthetic marijuana into a prison.
    News outlets report Shavonia Shara Glaze and Amanda Nicole Wells were arrested this week on charges including furnishing or attempting to furnish contraband to a prisoner.
    Warrants for the Ridgeland Correctional Institution correctional officers say Wells was attempting to smuggle LSD and the synthetic marijuana into the prison while Gla
  • Hezbollah leader boasts group has ‘highly accurate’ missiles

    BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah is boasting the group possesses “highly accurate” missiles despite Israeli attempts to prevent it from acquiring such weapons.
    Hassan Nasrallah spoke in a televised speech on Thursday to supporters commemorating Ashoura, one of the most important religious holy days for Shiite Muslims.
    Nasrallah says Israel knows the regional balance of power has changed, and that recent Israeli strikes in Syria to prevent Hezbollah
  • South Korean President Moon lands at military airport near Seoul after North Korea trip, expected to brief media later

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon lands at military airport near Seoul after North Korea trip, expected to brief media later .
    The post South Korean President Moon lands at military airport near Seoul after North Korea trip, expected to brief media later appeared first on KVOA.com.
  • Congo publishes final list of presidential candidates

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s election commission has published the final list of presidential candidates for the highly anticipated Dec. 23 vote that will see President Joseph Kabila step down.
    The list published late Wednesday includes at least four opposition candidates but excludes leading opposition figures Moise Katumbi and Jean-Pierre Bemba.
    Twenty-one candidates are competing for the presidency, which has been occupied by Kabila since 2001. Kabila’s ruling party candid
  • New DNA testing helps solve 19-year-old rape, murder

    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — New DNA testing has helped investigators in Florida solve a 19-year-old rape and murder case.
    News outlets report Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight announced the arrest Wednesday of 39-year-old Luke Fleming. Deputies found 47-year-old Deborah Dalzell raped, beaten and strangled in her Sarasota home in March 1999 following a call from concerned coworkers. Semen collected at the scene was run through a law enforcement DNA database, but no matches were found.
    The invest
  • Family of student killed by campus police to sue university

    ATLANTA (AP) — The family of a Georgia Tech student killed by a campus police officer last year says it’s going to sue the university.
    WSB-TV reports Scout Schultz’s father, Bill, says the family has waited long enough since the September shooting. The 21-year-old Schultz called 911 last year to report an armed suspicious person and was then killed by Officer Tyler Beck.
    Beck has been on paid administrative leave since the shooting. The Fulton County District Attorney’s O
  • Florida man charged with setting woman on fire after dispute

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man set a woman on fire, leaving her in critical condition.
    A Fort Myers police news release says officers arrested 39-year-old Terry Palmer on Tuesday and charged him with arson in the first degree and arson causing great bodily harm.
    The victim’s daughter told investigators Palmer and the woman had argued. Police say Palmer left and returned with flammable liquid to try to set the woman’s house ablaze. Officials say he also ma
  • Taiwan tracing US gun company owner accused of sex with girl

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan says it is looking for the owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns who is wanted on an arrest warrant tied to an accusation that he had sex with an underage girl and paid her $500 afterward.
    The National Immigration Agency and Criminal Investigation Bureau on Thursday confirmed that Cody Wilson arrived in Taiwan earlier this month.
    Division Director Kan Yen-min was quoted by the official Central News Agency as saying the bureau has yet t
  • 2 Chelsea fans attacked in Greece before Europa League game

    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say two Chelsea fans were injured in an attack by suspected local fans ahead of a Europe League match at PAOK Thessaloniki.
    Police say the two Englishmen were beaten by three assailants in central Thessaloniki shortly before dawn Thursday. An ambulance crew provided first aid but the men declined to be taken to the hospital.
    The three assailants escaped and police said the Chelsea fans did not wish to press charges.
    PAOK hosts Chelsea later Thu
  • Voucher Showdown

    Canvassers switched red shirts for yellow ones before hitting the streets to knock on doors.Canvassers switched red shirts for yellow ones before hitting the streets to knock on doors. The group of mostly teachers and parents, part of this year's #RedforEd movement, donned the yellow "No on Prop 305" shirts to continue the fight over education funding.…
  • Tucson Residents Discuss Gentrification in the Barrios

    The Southwest Fair Housing Council is hosting its next event, “Tucson and Beyond: The Fight for Fair Housing in the Southwest,” on Friday, Oct. 26th. Once the new Caterpillar Inc. building began moving into Anthony Nelson’s neighborhood, the quails he used to see around were a thing of the past.…
  • Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Thursday Sept. 20

    Galileo. This weekend is your last chance to see the Rogue Theatre’s production of this play by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Charles Laughton. It’s fitting that it’s being staged at the Rogue Theatre, because it’s a (fictionalized) telling of all the struggles Galileo Galilei went through when he went rogue and confirmed the Copernican model of the solar system.…
  • The Best Things in Life

    After 14 years as a band, Lake Street Dive has experienced a variety of crossroads and a series of milestones.After 14 years as a band, Lake Street Dive has experienced a variety of crossroads and a series of milestones. It's all of that—from the lean years as hard-touring unknowns to the breakthrough performances on national TV—to make the band what it is now.…
  • Space Junk

    Boyd Holbrook heads a low rate ensemble cast as Quinn McKenna, a special ops guy in the middle of an assassination attempt when a spaceship crashes nearby and spoils his fun.Well, that does it. After decades of trying, it's become definitively evident: Nobody seems to know how to make a decent Predator sequel.…
  • Root Causes

    Jane Jones directs with just the right (and light) touch, and an excellent cast keeps all the balls in the air while creating likable characters all.To begin their 53rd season, Arizona Theatre Company brings us a mere whiff of a play, Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías. It's funny and well done, and all things considered, we can hardly get enough fun these days.…
  • “Oh Frabjous Day!”

    With apologies to Lewis Carroll, who rejoices in a day both "brillig" and "frabjous" in his invented-word poem "Jabberwocky," Tucsonans have every reason to revel in two brillig painting exhibitions downtown.With apologies to Lewis Carroll, who rejoices in a day both "brillig" and "frabjous" in his invented-word poem "Jabberwocky," Tucsonans have every reason to revel in two brillig painting exhibitions downtown. Tim Mosman evokes Carroll's unrestrained aesthetic in his signature painting "Jabbe
  • Hell Yes on Prop 463!

    It's going to take one thing: Money.If you've driven down 22nd Street or Kolb Road or Tucson Boulevard lately, you may have noticed something: These roads don't suck. That's because Tucsonans have said yes to road bonds and a temporary sales tax in recent years—and as a result, long-neglected roads are being fixed.…
  • Happy Birthday, Kingfisher!

    Jeff Azersky and Jim "Murph" Murphy own and operate the midtown splendor that is Kingfisher, one of the fishy jewels in our culinary crown.Jeff and Murph humorously squabble like an old married couple. It makes sense.…
  • Candidates on Cannabis, Part 2

    Activists and advocates are gearing up for a packed cannabis agenda in the Arizona Legislature next session.Activists and advocates are gearing up for a packed cannabis agenda in the Arizona Legislature next session. Efforts to change the technical language of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act to "cannabis" and implement testing regulation will largely depend on legislators' willingness to reach across the aisle.…
  • Heavy security, arrests as Ugandan pop star set to come home

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan security forces have deployed heavily before the return of pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine from the United States.
    Lawyer Asuman Basalirwa says police have detained the singer’s brother and at least two other people who were driving to the airport to welcome him home. Authorities say they will not permit any rallies related to his arrival.
    Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, is expected to arrive at Entebbe International Airport midda
  • Dutch police: 4 children killed in crash between train, bike

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police say four children have been killed and two people seriously injured in a collision between a train and a cargo bike.
    The accident Thursday morning happened on a railway line in the town of Oss 100 kilometers (62 miles) southeast of Amsterdam.
    Further details were not immediately available about the cause of the accident. Dutch media report that it happened at a railway crossing.
    Cargo bikes, which have a large wooden box mounted to the frame in fr
  • Dutch police say four people killed, two seriously injured in collision between train and cargo bike carrying children

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police say four people killed, two seriously injured in collision between train and cargo bike carrying children.
    The post Dutch police say four people killed, two seriously injured in collision between train and cargo bike carrying children appeared first on KVOA.com.
  • Austria urges EU to launch migrant talks with Egypt

    SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is urging the European Union to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa.
    Kurz said Thursday that “Egypt has proven that it can be efficient” in stopping people leaving its coast for Europe in search of better and safer lives.
    Austria currently holds the EU’s rotating presidency, and Kurz and EU Council President Donald Tusk recently visited Cairo for talks with Preside
  • Shiites across Mideast mark Ashoura, mourning saint’s death

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Shiites across the Mideast are marking Ashoura, an annual commemoration mourning the 7th century death of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Hussein, one of Shiite Islam’s most beloved saints.
    In Iran, groups of men beat their backs with chains Thursday in remembrance of Hussein, who died in the Battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq. State television showed mourners across Iran, the Mideast’s Shiite power.
    In neighboring Pakistan, paramilitary troops, police
  • The Latest: S. Korean diva sings at North Korean volcano

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local):
    8 p.m.
    A South Korean pop singer has belted out a beloved Korean folk song in front of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at a crater lake atop a volcano North Korea considers as sacred.
    Singer Ali was among the South Koreans who joined the leaders on a trip to Mount Paektu on the North Korean-Chinese border
  • The Latest: Moon returns home after North Korea trip

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local):
    5:45 p.m.
    South Korea’s president has returned home following a trip to North Korea for his third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
    Local media pool footage showed a plane carrying President Moon Jae-in landing at a military airport near Seoul on Thursday.
    Moon is expected to brief journalists about his three-day trip to N
  • The Latest: Moon departs North Korea after summit with Kim

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local):
    4 p.m.
    South Korea says President Moon Jae-in is returning home after three days of summit meetings with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
    Moon’s office said the president’s plane left Thursday after the two leaders visited the sacred Mount Paektu on the North Korean-Chinese border.
    It’s unclear whether Moon will speak to
  • South Korean officials say President Moon Jae-in’s plane has left North Korea after 3-day summit with Kim Jong Un

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korean officials say President Moon Jae-in’s plane has left North Korea after 3-day summit with Kim Jong Un.
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  • Indian police arrest man for allegedly raping his daughter

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Police have arrested a 40-year-old man for allegedly raping his teenage daughter for four years in western India.
    Police officer S.B. Patil says the man was living with his 14-year-old daughter after separating from his wife and two sons seven years ago in Thane city near Mumbai, India’s financial capital.
    The girl approached her neighbors who helped her in filing a police complaint against her father this week, Patil said.
    Police arrested her father on Wednesday, he

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