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Pope outlines vision for promoting life, family issues

August 17, 2016

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday outlined his vision for how the Vatican will promote family and life issues, naming an American moderate to head the new Vatican office for families... more »»

German find no evidence suspect planning attack, no bomb

August 17, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — German police on Wednesday searched the home of a 27-year-old man on suspicion he had explosives stored there but found only firecrackers and no indications he was planning an... more »»

Czech bus advertises trips to Auschwitz as entertainment

August 17, 2016

PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech company is offering bus trips to Auschwitz and elsewhere with the images of Holocaust victims and the Nazi death camp on its exterior. more »»

Sick infant refugee on border brought to Jordan hospital

August 17, 2016

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's military says it brought a Syrian toddler and his family into the kingdom for medical treatment after a video of a sick child crying in distress sparked sympathy... more »»

Massive yellow fever vaccination campaign begins in Congo

August 17, 2016

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A massive emergency vaccination campaign began Wednesday in Congo against the largest yellow fever outbreak in decades, trying to stop its global spread. more »»

4 suspected militants killed in Russia's St. Petersburg

August 17, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top investigative body says four suspected militants have been killed in a shoot-out with intelligence officers in St. Petersburg. more »»

Spanish PM to aim for deal with small party to form gov't

August 17, 2016

MADRID (AP) — Spain's acting prime minister said Wednesday that his party has authorized him to negotiate a pact with a small party as part of his bid to end the eight-month political deadlock an... more »»

S. Korea: Senior N. Korean diplomat based in London defects

August 17, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A senior North Korean diplomat based in London has defected to South Korea, becoming one of the highest Northern officials to do so, South Korea said Wednesday. more »»

Iran acknowledges Russia using its air base to strike Syria

August 17, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A prominent Iranian lawmaker confirmed Wednesday that Russia is using an Iranian air base for airstrikes in Syria, as Moscow said another wave of airstrikes launched from the... more »»

France holds security meeting to discuss protecting schools

August 17, 2016

PARIS (AP) — The French government held a special security meeting Wednesday to discuss increasing protection measures at schools after a series of deadly extremist attacks in the country. more »»

The Latest: Iran lawmaker confirms Russia using Iranian base

August 17, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in the Syrian civil war, a day after Russia used a base in Iran to launch airstrikes in the Arab country (all times local):

3:05 p.m. more »»

Greece: Search for migrant boat reporting engine problems

August 17, 2016

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Two Greek coast guard vessels and a helicopter from the European border agency Frontex were searching Wednesday for a migrant boat whose passengers said was suffering engine... more »»

Russia: striking Syria from Iran does not violate sanctions

August 17, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian foreign minister on Wednesday rejected allegations that its use of Iranian military bases for airstrikes in Syria violates United Nations sanctions on Iran. more »»

Austria: Man who knifed 2 will face attempted murder charge

August 17, 2016

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police say a man who seriously wounded two train passengers with a knife will be charged with attempted murder once the investigation into the assault is complete. more »»

Greece coast guard rescues 59 from migrant dinghy in Aegean

August 17, 2016

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard rescued 59 migrants in an inflatable dinghy in rough weather in the Aegean Sea early Wednesday, the coast guard said. more »»

Munich bans backpacks from this year's Oktoberfest

August 17, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Backpacks and other large bags will be banned from this year's Oktoberfest and a fence will be erected in an effort to increase security after recent attacks rattled Germany, Munich... more »»

UN launches independent probe into South Sudan rampage

August 17, 2016

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general is launching an independent investigation into allegations that U.N. more »»

German who plotted to attack Americans gets early release

August 17, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — A lawyer says a German convert to Islam who was convicted over a thwarted plan to attack American soldiers and civilians in Germany has been granted early release from prison. more »»

Turkey to release 38,000 from jail; frees space for plotters

August 17, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey issued a decree Wednesday paving the way for the conditional release of some 38,000 prisoners, the justice minister said — an apparent move to reduce its prison... more »»

Germany: Merkel's deputy flips bird at far-right protesters

August 17, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — A top German politician has received applause — and some criticism — after making an unambiguous gesture of disdain toward far-right protesters. more »»

 
 

 

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