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TV showdown in Ukraine highlights press freedom anxieties

May 27, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Crunch time is coming in a Ukrainian showdown that may yield clues into an increasingly asked question: How free is the press in Ukraine as it fights to stay out of Russia's... more »»

Vatican: Irish gay marriage vote a 'defeat for humanity'

May 27, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's secretary of state has called the Irish vote to legalize gay marriage a "defeat for humanity," evidence of the soul-searching going on in Catholic circles after... more »»

Multiple IS suicide attacks in Iraq's Anbar kill 17 troops

May 27, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to... more »»

Video exposes divisions among Iran officials on nuke talks

May 27, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians have been captivated by a video circulating on social media this week that shows a hard-line lawmaker trading barbs with the country's foreign minister over the... more »»

UN: Fewer hungry people in the world despite wars, poverty

May 27, 2015

ROME (AP) — The number of hungry people around the world has dropped to 795 million from over a billion a quarter-century ago despite natural disasters, ongoing conflicts and poverty, the three U. more »»

Figures of French Resistance inducted into Paris Pantheon

May 27, 2015

PARIS (AP) — France is honoring four people who resisted the Nazis during World War II by inducting them into Paris' Pantheon mausoleum, in a rare and highly symbolic ceremony aimed at uniting th... more »»

UK's re-elected Cameron outlines plans in Queen's Speech

May 27, 2015

LONDON (AP) — After his surprise election victory, British Prime Minister David Cameron is laying out plans for government free of coalition compromises. more »»

Vatican: Irish gay marriage vote a "defeat for humanity"

May 27, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's secretary of state has called the Irish vote to legalize gay marriage a "defeat for humanity. more »»

Pakistan vintage car collectors preserve a part of history

May 27, 2015

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — For an elite but passionate group of vintage car collectors in Pakistan, restoring antique rides is like travelling back in time — and money seems to be no obstacle... more »»

AP Interview: Afghanistan's first lady breaks taboos

May 27, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's first lady has broken numerous conventions in a society that traditionally sequesters women behind closed doors — speaking out on issues such as violence... more »»

Israel defense minister: Islamic Jihad behind Gaza flare-up

May 27, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister is blaming Islamic Jihad — a smaller Palestinian militant group in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip — for the latest rocket fired at Israel that drew retaliator... more »»

Cheap motorbikes bring opportunity and chaos to Haiti

May 27, 2015

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Joseph-Marc Carel knows the danger of ferrying passengers on his small motorbike, sometimes two at a time, as tides of the buzzing vehicles cut through the chaotic... more »»

4 Taliban militants die in attack in Afghan capital

May 27, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An all-night siege in an upscale neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the deaths of four heavily armed Taliban... more »»

Group: Hamas tortured, killed Palestinians in 2014 Gaza war

May 27, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading international watchdog on Wednesday accused the militant Hamas group of abducting, torturing and killing Palestinians during the war in the Gaza Strip last year, saying... more »»

4 militants die in attack in upscale area of Afghan capital

May 27, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An all-night siege in an upscale neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the deaths of four heavily armed attackers,... more »»

Gaza militants fire rocket at Israel; no casualties reported

May 27, 2015

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli fighter jets carried out airstrikes in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday just hours after a rocket was fired at southern Israel, an Israeli military spokesman... more »»

Militants lay siege to guesthouse in Afghanistan's capital

May 27, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Heavy gunfire and explosions broke out again early Wednesday in an upscale neighborhood in Afghanistan's capital, as police surrounded a guesthouse popular with... more »»

Gunmen try to kill Libya's recognized prime minister

May 26, 2015

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen tried to assassinate Libya's internationally recognized prime minister on his way to the airport in the eastern city of Tobruk on Tuesday, a spokesman for his... more »»

Militants lay siege to guesthouse in Afghanistan's capital

May 26, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Heavy gunfire and explosions echoed through an upscale neighborhood in Afghanistan's capital late Tuesday night, as police surrounded a guesthouse popular with foreigner... more »»

AP NewsBreak: Russia, US close on Iran 'snap-back' sanctions

May 26, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — Moscow and Washington are close to agreement on a formula that bridges differences over U.S. demands to quickly re-impose U.N. more »»

 
 

 

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