Australia Takes 2-0 Davis Cup Lead Over Bosnia-Herzegovina
John Millman and Alex de Minaur gave Australia a 2-0 lead over Bosnia and Herzegovina in Davis Cup qualifying on Friday.
US Warns Lebanon’s Hezbollah Not to Funnel Ministry’s Money
A senior U.S. official has warned Lebanon’s Hezbollah against exploiting the position of the Health Ministry to funnel funds to institutions affiliated with the Shiite militant group.
Italy Blocks Sea-Watch 3 From Leaving Port on Safety Issues
The Italian Coast Guard says that the ship operated by the German humanitarian group Sea-Watch will not be allowed to leave port due to safety violations.
Tokyo Olympic CEO Says No Need for Takeda to Resign
The chief executive of Tokyo’s Olympic organizing committee says there is no need for another top Japanese official to resign despite being investigated in a bribery scandal.
The Latest: CEO Says Struggling Deutsche Bank Is Improving
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Motorists Stranded as Heavy Snow Blankets Britain
Hundreds of drivers in Britain spent the night trapped in cars or sheltered in pubs and schools after heavy snowfall hit much of the country.
Witnesses Tell AP About Christianity in North Korea
Christianity is virtually outlawed in North Korea, where dictator Kim Jong Un is the subject of a personality cult that treats him like a god. The possession of Bibles, open religious services and any attempt to build underground church networks could mean torture, lengthy prison terms or execution.
EU, Japan Welcome Deal Boosting Trade Between 2 World Powers
The European Union and Japan have inaugurated a landmark deal they say will boost trade between the two economic powers and sends the message that international agreements still have a purpose in an age of increasing protectionism.
Business Leader Survey Shows a Third Thinking of Leaving UK
A survey of some 1,200 British company directors suggests nearly a third may shift operations abroad because of Britain’s pending departure from the European Union.
Belgium Urges US to Continue Nuclear Talks With Russia
Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders says he hopes the United States will work closely with Russia to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons after it pulls out of a key Cold War-era missile treaty.