Spanish monarch’s sister and husband break up after 25 years

Spanish monarch’s sister and husband break up after 25 years

MADRID — The sister of Spain’s King Felipe VI, Cristina de Borbon, and her husband, Inaki Urdangarin, are announcing the end of their marriage after nearly 25 years together, Spain’s… Read more
Several wounded in shooting in German city; gunman dead

Several wounded in shooting in German city; gunman dead

BERLIN — A lone gunman opened fire Monday during a packed lecture at Heidelberg University in southwestern Germany and wounded four people — one of them fatally — before killing… Read more
UAE bans flying of recreational drones after fatal attack

UAE bans flying of recreational drones after fatal attack

The Washington Post Democracy Dies in Darkness FILE – A drone follows a man riding a motorized surfboard in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 25, 2020. After a drone attack… Read more
Nursing home fire kills 6 in eastern Spain

Nursing home fire kills 6 in eastern Spain

MADRID — Six residents of a nursing home in eastern Spain died after a fire started by a faulty power strip broke out in the night, authorities said Wednesday. Another… Read more
Israel police evict Jerusalem residents from disputed houses

Israel police evict Jerusalem residents from disputed houses

JERUSALEM — Israeli police on Wednesday evicted Palestinians from a disputed property in a flashpoint Jerusalem neighborhood and demolished the building, leaving some 15 people homeless on a cold, rainy… Read more
Europe narrows hunt for next astronauts, eyes crewed flights

Europe narrows hunt for next astronauts, eyes crewed flights

BERLIN — The European Space Agency has narrowed the candidate list for its next generation of astronauts, including dozens who have a physical disability. ESA said Tuesday it has reduced… Read more
Israel says it successfully tests long-range missile defense

Israel says it successfully tests long-range missile defense

JERUSALEM — Israel said Tuesday it has successfully tested a system designed to intercept ballistic missiles outside the earth’s atmosphere. The Arrow Weapon System is part of an array of… Read more
China touts support from Gulf states for Uyghur treatment

China touts support from Gulf states for Uyghur treatment

BEIJING — China said Friday it gained support on issues including the treatment of Uyghur Muslims from a number of Persian Gulf states following talks between their foreign ministers at… Read more
Turkey: Strong earthquake shaking Cyprus. No damage

Turkey: Strong earthquake shaking Cyprus. No damage

An earthquake of preliminary magnitude of 6.9 struck Cyprus on Tuesday. It was felt across the eastern Mediterranean. There have been no reports of injuries or damage. The powerful tremor… Read more
Middle East foreign ministers head to China for meetings

Middle East foreign ministers head to China for meetings

BEIJING — Foreign ministers from Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern states are visiting China this week for meetings with officials from the world’s second largest economy, a leading consumer… Read more