• Iran says it’s launched a satellite that didn’t reach orbit

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian satellite-carrying rocket blasted off into space Tuesday, but scientists failed to put the device into orbit in a launch criticized by the United States as helping the Islamic Republic further develop its ballistic missile program.

  • UK lawmakers prepare to deliver verdict on EU divorce deal

    LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal with the European Union on Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and triggering a no-confidence vote that could topple her government.

  • The Latest: UK Parliament to hold govt no-confidence vote

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local):

  • The Latest: Israeli PM slams Iran over satellite launch

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on Iran’s failed satellite launch into orbit on Tuesday (all times local):

  • Explaining the ‘backstop,’ a sticking point in Brexit debate

    LONDON (AP) — Much of the stated opposition to Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal with the European Union centered on the “backstop.” The provision was designed to prevent the reintroduction of border controls between Northern Ireland, which is part of the U.K., and the Republic of Ireland, a member of the EU. After Brexit, the border will be the U.K.’s only land frontier with the EU.

  • Correction: Venezuela-Maduro’s Challenger story

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In a story Jan. 14 about the head of Venezuela’s congress, The Associated Press erroneously spelled the family name of Juan Requesens.

  • China criticizes Trudeau comments on death penalty case

    BEIJING (AP) — China expressed its “strong dissatisfaction” with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday over his criticism of a death sentence given to a Canadian accused of drug smuggling at a retrial that followed a chilling of relations over the arrest of a senior Chinese technology executive.

  • The Latest: Al-Shabab claims Nairobi hotel complex attack

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the attack on a hotel in Nairobi, Kenya (all times local):

  • China to cut taxes, keep policy flexible to counter slowdown

    BEIJING (AP) — China plans to slash taxes, step up spending and provide ample financing to private and small enterprises to help counter the country’s worst slowdown since the global financial crisis and the impact of a bruising trade war with the U.S.

  • ‘McJesus’ sculpture sparks outrage among Israel’s Christians

    HAIFA, Israel (AP) — An art exhibit in Israel featuring a crucified Ronald McDonald has sparked protests by the country’s Arab Christian minority.