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A look at the latest developments in Europe's migrant crisis

August 26, 2015

Record numbers of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea are trying to reach Europe this year, despite the risks of perilous sea crossings and... more »»

South Sudan leader signs peace deal amid sanctions threat

August 26, 2015

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday signed a peace deal with rebels, more than 20 months after the start of fighting between the army and rebels led by his... more »»

Saudi arrested in 1996 bombing that killed 19 Americans

August 26, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A man described as the mastermind of the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing that killed 19 American servicemen in Saudi Arabia has been captured, a U.S. more »»

51 bodies found in hull of migrant ship off Libya

August 26, 2015

ROME (AP) — A Swedish rescue crew cut up the deck of a migrant boat north of Libya Wednesday to make a grisly discovery in the hull: The corpses of 51 migrants who died making the dangerous... more »»

Hungary's border fence proves futile in slowing migrant flow

August 26, 2015

ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — Clambering over the razor-wire fence or crawling under it, migrants surged Wednesday across the Serbian border into Hungary. more »»

Merkel travels to far-right heartland to defend refugees

August 26, 2015

HEIDENAU, Germany (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel was met with jeers Wednesday as she traveled to a German town at the center of a recent wave of far-right anti-foreigner violence, delivering a... more »»

Guatemalan ex-vice president held during corruption trial

August 26, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A judge ordered Guatemala's former vice president to remain in jail Wednesday while she stands trial on charges of conspiracy, customs fraud and bribery, based on allegation... more »»

Moogalian recounts train attack in French magazine interview

August 26, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The first inkling Mark Moogalian had that something was amiss on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris was when he saw a man dragging his suitcase into the bathroom. more »»

Barriers throughout history to keep people out _ and in

August 26, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — As migrants by the thousands pour daily into Hungary, the government is hastily building a barrier along its 174-kilometer (109-mile) border with Serbia: three layers of razor wire... more »»

Palestinians could raise flag at UN before pope visit

August 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a move likely to upset Israel's government, the Palestinians are seeking to raise their flag, along with the Vatican flag, at U.N. more »»

Gunman in Afghan uniform kills 2 US troops at base

August 26, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A man wearing an Afghan security force uniform opened fire Wednesday inside a base in southern Afghanistan, killing two U.S. more »»

Gunmen in Afghan uniforms kill 2 US troops at base

August 26, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two men wearing Afghan security force uniforms opened fire Wednesday inside a military base in southern Afghanistan, killing two U.S. more »»

Gunman in French train attack charged with terrorism

August 26, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The Moroccan suspect in a foiled attack on a high-speed train in France is facing terrorism charges over what authorities say was a plan to unleash carnage among hundreds of... more »»

Gunmen in Afghan uniforms kill 2 NATO troops at base

August 26, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two men wearing Afghan security force uniforms opened fire Wednesday inside a military base in southern Afghanistan, killing two NATO soldiers before being shot dead... more »»

About 50 bodies found in hull of migrant ship off Libya

August 26, 2015

ROME (AP) — About 50 bodies were found in the hull of a migrant boat that was rescued off Libya's northern coast Wednesday, adding to the more than 2,400 people who have perished at sea this year... more »»

Palestinians, Vatican could raise UN flags before pope visit

August 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a move likely to upset Israel's government, the Palestinians are seeking to raise their flag, along with the Vatican flag, at U.N. more »»

Hungary border fence proves futile in slowing migrant flow

August 26, 2015

ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — Clambering over the razor-wire fence or scuttling under it, migrants surged Wednesday across the Serbian border into Hungar. more »»

DoD manual allows journalists to be held as 'belligerents'

August 26, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Defense Department guidelines allow commanders to punish journalists and treat them as "unprivileged belligerents" if they believe journalists are sympathizing or cooperatin... more »»

US stocks open sharply higher after 6-day slump

August 26, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening sharply higher Wednesday after slumping for six straight days amid concern that growth in China was slowing more quickly than previously thought. more »»

UN's Cambodian soldiers clear land mines in divided Cyprus

August 26, 2015

MAMMARI, Cyprus (AP) — Cambodian army Lt. Sovannara Leang says helping clear ethnically-divided Cyprus of land mines has hit home with him. more »»

 
 
 

 

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