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Pakistan: 77 militants killed after school massacre

December 19, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters... more »»

8 children killed, mother stabbed, in Australia

December 19, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — The bodies of eight children — aged 18 months to 15 years — and a wounded woman were discovered in a home in northern Australia on Friday, police said. more »»

Greek lawmaker alleges bribery attempt in presidential vote

December 19, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A lawmaker from a small right-wing party claimed Friday he had been offered a bribe worth up to 3 million euros ($3. more »»

Russia to seek 10 years in prison for opposition activist

December 19, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors on Friday demanded that the nation's most prominent opposition leader be sentenced to 10 years in prison on allegations of fraud, which he rejected as a... more »»

Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US

December 19, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States has unleashed expectations of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of... more »»

Britain moves closer to allowing women in combat

December 19, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Britain's defense minister said Friday that women should be allowed to serve in front-line army combat units, and he hopes the first will be joining within two years. more »»

Key Profumo scandal figure Mandy Rice-Davies dies

December 19, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in the "Profumo Affair," a scandal of sex and politics that rocked Cold War Britain, has died. She was 70. more »»

Dutch coalition crisis fizzles out

December 19, 2014

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A dispute over a health care bill that nearly caused the collapse of the Dutch government has been resolved with a compromise, though doubts remain about whether it will prove... more »»

For US and Cuba, normalcy will take many steps

December 19, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — How does one end almost 54 years of hostility toward a next-door neighbor?

That's about to become clear as the Obama administration and the communist government of Raul... more »»

Essebsi narrow favorite to win Tunisian presidency

December 19, 2014

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — For the third time in just two months, Tunisian voters will head to the polls this weekend, this time to elect a president in a runoff vote that presents a stark choice... more »»

Pakistan: 67 militants killed after school massacre

December 19, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 67 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people ... more »»

In Lebanon, Syrian newborns risk statelessness

December 19, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Nearly 30,000 Syrian children born as refugees in Lebanon are in a legal limbo, not registered with any government, exposing them to the risk of a life of statelessness deprived of... more »»

Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US deal

December 19, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — The parents of convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo feared the worst when their son failed to call home from prison and they were told he had been taken away at daw. more »»

Brazil graft cases: Beginning of impunity's end?

December 19, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A federal investigation into a kickback scheme at Brazil's state oil company has, so far, ensnared 30 executive. more »»

8 children killed in home in northern Australia

December 19, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police sai. more »»

Sony film took aim at North Korea's biggest taboo

December 19, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — If the U.. more »»

Latin America cheers US-Cuba rapprochement

December 18, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Latin America is welcoming the renewal of ties between Cuba and the United States, but the rapprochement may complicate matters for Havana's chief ally, Venezuela, which... more »»

EU leaders agree to fund for jumpstarting growth

December 18, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Thursday to create a strategic investment fund that could generate up to 315 billion euros ($386 billion) in private- and public-sector money to... more »»

Next steps on Cuba: Normalizing could take awhile

December 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — How does one end almost 54 years of hostility toward a next-door neighbor?

That's about to become clear as the Obama administration and the communist government of Raul... more »»

Colombia's government rebuffs rebel truce

December 18, 2014

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's government on Thursday rebuffed a unilateral truce declared by the country's largest rebel group, saying the guerrillas' conditions are unacceptable until a... more »»

 
 
 

 

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