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Lebanon's garbage crisis grows amid gridlock

July 23, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese cabinet has failed to agree on a solution for the country's growing garbage crisis, postponing discussion until next week as trash piles up on the streets. more »»

Greece clears final reform hurdle before new bailout talks

July 23, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's radical left-led government survived another revolt by rebels in the early hours of Thursday, passing reforms that should pave the way for the imminent start of... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Obama's face found across Africa ahead of visit

July 23, 2015

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — Barack Obama, the United States' first African-American president, has captured the imagination of people across the continent where his face shows up on... more »»

Obama administration to defend Iran nuclear deal in Senate

July 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — A trio of Obama administration officials will stand stalwart behind the Iranian nuclear deal despite deep concern on Capitol Hill that Iran will try to evade nuclear inspectors... more »»

American sportsman dies in parachute accident in Turkey

July 23, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Organizers and media reports say American base jumper Ian Flanders has died in a parachute accident during a nature sports festival in eastern Turkey. more »»

Cuban dissidents feel sidelined as US focuses on state ties

July 23, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — In the seven months since the U.S. more »»

China returns passport to Ai Weiwei, who plans London trip

July 23, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — Artist and government critic Ai Weiwei has gotten his passport back four years after it was confiscated by Chinese authorities and plans to visit Germany for a medical checkup and... more »»

Russian capsule docks with International Space Station

July 23, 2015

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Soyuz space capsule carrying a Russian, an American and a Japanese docked smoothly Thursday with the International Space Station. more »»

Russian capsule takes off for International Space Station

July 23, 2015

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Soyuz space capsule carrying a Russian, an American and a Japanese has docked smoothly with the International Space Station. more »»

Kiwi DNA study reveals bird lost color vision

July 23, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say they have sequenced the genome of the brown kiwi for the first time, revealing that the shy, flightless bird likely lost its ability to see colors after it became... more »»

Greece tackles final reform hurdle before new bailout talks

July 22, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers held a whirlwind debate into the early hours Thursday on further reforms demanded by international creditors in return for a third multi-billion-euro bailout... more »»

Republican lawmakers challenge Obama on Iran nuclear deal

July 22, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Backed by Israel, Republicans on Wednesday forcefully challenged President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran as the White House dispatched a Cabinet-level lobbying team to... more »»

Iraqi officials say Baghdad market bombings kill 26 people

July 22, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — A pair of car bombs exploded Wednesday at crowded popular markets in predominantly Shiite neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing at least 26 people and wounding 58,... more »»

Russian capsule takes off for International Space Station

July 22, 2015

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Souyz space capsule blasted off from the Russian manned launch facility in Kazakhstan on Thursday, carrying a Russian, an American and a Japanese to the Internationa... more »»

Greek parliament tested by dissent ahead of key reform vote

July 22, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers launched a late-night debate Wednesday on further reforms demanded by international creditors in return for a third multi-billion-euro bailout, with attentio... more »»

Obama and Kenya: 1st trip to father's homeland as president

July 22, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Barack Obama visited Kenya for the first time nearly 30 years ago, he was astonished that an airport worker recognized his last name. more »»

Unwanted gift from Stalin, Warsaw Palace of Culture turns 60

July 22, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Some Poles liken the skyscraper to an elephant in lace underpants. A famous poet dubbed it "the nightmare of a drunken baker. more »»

Tony Blair warns UK's Labour: Left turn will lose voters

July 22, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Labour Party lost the election. Now it is losing its way, careening into a crisis that could rip apart a party that governed for long stretches of the 20th century. more »»

Greece gets new liquidity boost ahead of key reform vote

July 22, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's liquidity-starved banks got a new cash injection from the European Central Bank on Wednesday, hours before a key vote in parliament on further economic reforms... more »»

British university says Quran parchment among oldest

July 22, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A British university disclosed Wednesday that scientific tests prove a Quran manuscript in its collection is one of the oldest known and may have been written close to the time of... more »»

 
 
 

 

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