Newcomers pushing out veterans at US Olympic swim trials
Kenya tea growers say hampered by high labour costs
Kenyan tea farming is being weighed down by rising labour costs that could discourage investments and hurt the economy, the Kenya Tea Growers Association (KTGA) said on Wednesday. The East African nation is the world's No. 1 exporter of black tea and the crop is its top foreign exchange earner. It earned 125.25 billion shillings ($1.24 billion) from tea exports last year.
Royal revolution as Indonesian sultan taps female heir
Courtiers in elaborate outfits danced to the gentle tinkling of Javanese music as the Sultan of Yogyakarta looked on, a scene that has played out in much the same way for centuries in the tiny Indonesian kingdom. Indonesia is home to numerous small kingdoms.
Sweden, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia, Bolivia elected to U.N. Security Council for 2017-18
Sweden, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia and Bolivia were elected to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday for 2017-18, but further voting was due to take place to decide the final seat with Italy and the Netherlands almost locked in a tie. After three rounds of voting by the 193-member U.N. General Assembly, The Netherlands had 96 votes, while Italy had 94. The General Assembly elected Sweden with 134 votes in favor, Ethiopia with 185 and Bolivia with 183 in the first round of voting.
LEADING OFF: Kershaw sees doc, Matz has bone spur
Crabb, candidate to lead Britain, says immigration control a top priority
The first candidate to put himself forward to succeed David Cameron as British prime minister, Stephen Crabb, has said a top priority for him would be to take back control of immigration policy. Crabb, the work and pensions secretary in Cameron's government, had supported a "Remain" vote in last week's referendum on the European Union, which saw Britain vote to leave the bloc by 52 to 48 percent. Cameron, who led the Remain campaign, has announced his resignation and a leadership contest will now take place in the ruling Conservative Party to elect his successor by early September.
AP Interview: Wade prepares for another free agent summer
EU's Juncker to meet Scotland's first minister on Wednesday: spokesman
Brussels (AFP) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will hold talks in Brussels Wednesday with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who has said she plans to defend Scotland's place in the EU after a vote by Britain as a whole to leave the bloc.
Crews fighting blaze at train collision site with 3 missing
DALLAS (AP) ? Three crew members were missing and one was hurt after a head-on train collision in the Texas Panhandle that caused several box cars to erupt in flames and led authorities to evacuate residents in the area.
Jordan widens IS crackdown; signs of home-grown extremism
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) ? Two dozen men charged with supporting the Islamic State group squeezed into a cage in Jordan's state security court. After brief questioning from a judge, they filed back out, and guards ushered in the next group of accused militants.