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Merkel aide downplays anti-euro party's success

September 1, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — A top aide to German Chancellor Angela Merkel is downplaying a new anti-euro party's strong showing in a state election, arguing that it's too early to say its long-term success is... more »»

Islamic State group becomes target of Arab satire

September 1, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town — not... more »»

Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

September 1, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Cubans braced Monday for a clampdown on the flow of car tires, flat-screen televisions, blue jeans and shampoo in the bags of travelers who haul eye-popping amounts of foreign-bough... more »»

Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya

September 1, 2014

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. more »»

Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

September 1, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said... more »»

Cuba cracks down on goods in flyers' luggage

August 31, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — A carload of burly nephews and grandsons greeted Martha and Alfredo Gonzalez when they stepped out of Havana's international airport into the blazing heat of an August afternoon. more »»

Germany to send rifles, tank busters to aid Kurds

August 31, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Germany will send high-end rifles, tank-busting weapons and armored vehicles to aid Kurdish fighters battling Islamic extremists in Iraq, officials said Sunday. more »»

Police, protesters clash in Pakistani capital

August 31, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters armed with slingshots and hammers clashed repeatedly with police Sunday in the Pakistani capital as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with top advisers... more »»

Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya

August 31, 2014

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. more »»

Ukraine: rebels fire on border guard vessel

August 31, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A spokesman for Ukraine's offensive against Russia-backed rebels in the country's east says a border guard vessel has been fired on with artillery. more »»

WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

August 31, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in... more »»

Militia says it 'secured' US compound in Libya

August 31, 2014

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has "secured" a U.S. more »»

Somalia: 12 killed as army repels attack on prison

August 31, 2014

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's government forces regained control of a high security prison in the capital that was attacked Sunday by seven heavily armed suspected Islamic militants who... more »»

Lava eruption prompts Iceland aviation alert

August 31, 2014

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland's subglacial Bardarbunga volcano Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the aviation warning code to... more »»

Partial building collapse in Paris suburb kills 2

August 31, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A four-story apartment building in a northeastern Paris suburb partially collapsed after an explosion Sunday, killing a child and an elderly person, authorities said. more »»

Al-Qaida-linked group releases 5 Lebanese troops

August 31, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — An al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebel group has released five members of the Lebanese security forces captured earlier this month in a cross-border raid, Lebanon's military said Sunday. more »»

Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

August 31, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U. more »»

China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader

August 31, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in inaugural elections for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic societ. more »»

Putin to Ukraine: begin immediate talks on east

August 31, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. more »»

Boat carrying 100 migrants capsizes off Libya

August 31, 2014

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A boat carrying more than 100 migrants capsized off the coast near the Libyan capital, a coast guard official said Sunday. more »»

 
 

 

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