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Balkan summit on migrants overshadowed by migrant deaths

August 27, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann had just finished telling other European leaders that there was an urgent need to crack down on human traffickers when the news came: at least 20... more »»

Scientists squabble while Africa's only penguins perish

August 27, 2015

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — They're cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. more »»

Hezbollah, Syria rebels agree to cease-fire in border town

August 27, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — A new 48-hour cease-fire went into effect Thursday between Lebanese Hezbollah fighters allied with Syrian government forces and insurgents in a Syrian border town and two Shiite... more »»

Thai court issues warrant for suspect in second bomb blast

August 27, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for an unnamed suspect in a riverside blast that occurred a day after the bombing of a shrine in central Bangkok which killed 20... more »»

Ukraine reaches debt relief deal with creditors

August 27, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — The Ukrainian government said Thursday it has reached a deal with its international bondholders to lighten its public debt burden, a crucial move that will help the country avoid... more »»

Dutch rabbit Miffy and Matisse side-by-side at Rijksmuseum

August 27, 2015

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Miffy is hanging with Matisse at the Rijksmuseum. more »»

Greece: Supreme Court head appointed to lead interim gov't

August 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's president has appointed the head of the country's Supreme Court as prime minister to lead a caretaker government as the country heads to early elections next month. more »»

US stocks open higher after Chinese market surges

August 27, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening higher after China's main stock index logged its biggest gain in eight weeks. A report also showed that the U.. more »»

Greece moves closer to formal announcement of election date

August 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece came one step closer Thursday to an early election as the head of a breakaway left-wing party returned his mandate to form a government after failing to find willing... more »»

Hungary sees record number of migrants: Over 3,200 in 1 day

August 27, 2015

ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — Record numbers of migrants are arriving in Hungary across its southern border with Serbia, many of them carrying babies, marching down train tracks and crawling under spool... more »»

Sinkhole in China swallows 5 people

August 27, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — A sinkhole in a northeastern Chinese city swallowed five people in a dramatic scene that was captured on security video and shared widely on Chinese social medi. more »»

Officials: 3 killed in street fighting in southeast Turkey

August 27, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials say three people were killed in street fighting between Turkish security forces and Kurdish rebels in a mainly Kurdish town in southeast Turkey. more »»

Chinese market surge leads global stocks higher

August 27, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — China's main stock index surged 5.3 percent Thursday, its biggest gain in eight weeks, leading world markets higher and giving investors some relief after gut-wrenching losses. more »»

Yemen says it's not negotiating with Houthi rebels

August 27, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The Yemeni government is not negotiating with Shiite rebels who captured the capital, Sanaa, last September, Foreign Minister Riad Yassin said Thursday. more »»

Beware manspreading, enjoy wine o'clock: new Oxford words

August 27, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Manspreading is so widespread it's now a word. more »»

UK immigration at record high as topic is hotly debated

August 27, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Britain gained almost 330,000 people through migration in the year to March 31, official figures showed Thursday. more »»

Mamma Mia! Piano played on ABBA's hits up for auction

August 27, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A grand piano that featured on many of ABBA's biggest hits is going up for auction in London. more »»

Spain officials dismiss 'gag-law' fine for woman over photo

August 27, 2015

MADRID (AP) — Authorities say a woman who posted a photograph on social media of a police car parked in a disabled parking space did not break the much-criticized new Public Security Law — known... more »»

China detains 11 over deadly warehouse explosion

August 27, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors have detained 11 government officials and company executives over a massive warehouse explosion that killed at least 145 people in the country's worst industria... more »»

Chinese stock index jumps 5.3 percent as Asian stocks rise

August 27, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — China's main stock index surged 5. more »»

 
 
 

 

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