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  • Israeli strikes on Gaza, rocket fire, break lull

    Israeli strikes on Gaza, rocket fire, break lull

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:27:34 GMT
    Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.
    Israeli jets struck several sites in Gaza on Monday as rockets continued to fall on Israel, the Israeli military said, disrupting a relative lull in the Gaza war at the start of a major Muslim holiday.
  • Philippine leader: Not even a bomb can stop reform

    Philippine leader: Not even a bomb can stop reform

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:27:11 GMT
    An emotional Philippine President Benigno Aquino III called his opponents desperate Monday and expressed confidence that many people will carry on his reforms even if he was stopped by a bomb.
    An emotional Philippine President Benigno Aquino III called his opponents desperate Monday and expressed confidence that many people will carry on his reforms even if he is stopped by a bomb.
  • Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

    Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:27:00 GMT
    Officials in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine say at least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in two cities held by separatist militants.
    Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there.
  • Famine watch: South Sudan teams study hunger data

    Famine watch: South Sudan teams study hunger data

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:25:10 GMT
    Market shelves are bare. Children are getting skinnier. Warnings of mass hunger have been made. The question now being considered is the big one: Is it a famine?
    Market shelves are bare. Children are getting skinnier. Warnings of mass hunger have been made. The question now being considered is the big one: Is it a famine?
  • Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures

    Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:06:40 GMT
    Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has closed some border crossings and ordered strict quarantines of communities affected by the Ebola outbreak.
    Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation.
  • Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:56:10 GMT
    Lawyers for Blackwater security guards are accusing the government of suppressing evidence favorable to the defendants, who are accused in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad.
    Lawyers for Blackwater security guards argued Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad.
  • Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital

    Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:45:49 GMT
    The Libyan government is appealing for "international help" after several oil tankers caught fire amid clashes over the country's international airport in the capital, Tripoli.
    A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya's capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the...
  • Female suicide bomber kills several in Nigeria

    Female suicide bomber kills several in Nigeria

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:24:46 GMT
    Witnesses say a woman blew herself up at a petrol station in northern Nigeria, killing at least three people.
    Witnesses say a woman blew herself up at a petrol station in northern Nigeria, killing at least three people.
  • Muslims mark end of Ramadan with Eid celebrations

    Muslims mark end of Ramadan with Eid celebrations

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:07:22 GMT
    Millions of Muslims across the world are celebrating the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan.
    Millions of Muslims across the world are celebrating the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan.
  • Abu Sayyaf gunmen kill 21 Filipinos in road attack

    Abu Sayyaf gunmen kill 21 Filipinos in road attack

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:06:34 GMT
    Abu Sayyaf gunmen attacked Filipino civilians traveling to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families on Monday, killing 19, including five children, in a brazen road attack that was the bloodiest in recent...
    Abu Sayyaf gunmen attacked Filipino civilians traveling to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families on Monday, killing 21, including at least six children, in a brazen road attack that was the bloodiest in recent...
  • Georgia opens criminal case against ex-president

    Georgia opens criminal case against ex-president

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:45 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:45:58 GMT
    Georgian authorities say they are opening a criminal case against former president Mikhail Saakashvili.
    Georgian authorities say they are opening a criminal case against former president Mikhail Saakashvili.
  • UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire

    UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:35 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:35:19 GMT
    The U.N. Security Council has called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas.
    The U.N. Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting early Monday morning.
  • Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

    Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:27 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:27:51 GMT
    The former majority shareholder in Yukos Oil Company says it has won in excess of $50 billion in a court ruling against Russia.
    An international court on Monday ordered Russia to pay more than $50 billion to the former majority shareholders of now defunct oil company Yukos, ruling that the state engaged in a ruthless campaign to destroy what was...
  • In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by

    In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:17 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:17:59 GMT
    Caught in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, Gaza's civilians are increasingly struggling to get by. There is no electricity 21 hours a day because power lines have been hit. Water taps have run dry because...
    Caught in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, Gaza's civilians are increasingly struggling to get by. There is no electricity 21 hours a day because power lines have been hit. Water taps have run dry because...
  • Syria's Assad prays as his troops suffer high toll

    Syria's Assad prays as his troops suffer high toll

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:15:42 GMT
    Syrian state media have shown President Bashar Assad praying in Damascus at the start of a major Muslim holiday amid reports of an unprecedented high toll among his troops battling Islamic extremists.
    Syrian President Bashar Assad prayed at a Damascus mosque at the start of a major Muslim holiday on Monday amid reports of an unprecedented high death toll among his troops battling Islamic extremists.
  • Outgoing Karzai says Afghans need new president

    Outgoing Karzai says Afghans need new president

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:25 AM EDT2014-07-28 10:25:41 GMT
    Afghanistan's outgoing leader Hamid Karzai says his nation needs a new president and urged for a speedy conclusion to the ballot audit that will determine his successor.
    Afghanistan's outgoing leader Hamid Karzai said on Monday that his nation needs a new president and urged for a speedy conclusion to the ballot audit that will determine his successor.
  • Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela

    Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:48 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:48:23 GMT
    A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela.
    A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela.
  • UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime

    UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:47 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:47:52 GMT
    The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.
    The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.
  • US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

    US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:38 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:38:13 GMT
    Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. has released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the...
    Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. has released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border.
  • Chinese police remove church cross amid crackdown

    Chinese police remove church cross amid crackdown

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:27 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:27:37 GMT
    Hundreds of police took down a church's cross Monday in a city known as "China's Jerusalem" for its many houses of worship amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people...
    Hundreds of police took down a church's cross Monday in a city known as "China's Jerusalem" for its many houses of worship amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are...
  • Study: Embargo wouldn't hurt Russia

    Study: Embargo wouldn't hurt Russia

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:17 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:17:34 GMT
    An arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely self-sufficient in supplying its armed forces, a report argued Sunday.
    An arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely self-sufficient in supplying its armed forces, a report argued Sunday.
  • EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

    EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:14 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:14:30 GMT
    European Union ambassadors have reached a preliminary deal on stepped-up sanctions against Russia, targeting its access to European capital markets and trade in the defense sector, dual-use goods and sensitive...
    The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.
  • Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

    Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:37 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:37:23 GMT
    Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.
    Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.
  • Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

    Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:15 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:15:54 GMT
    Nigerian officials say they are screening passengers arriving from foreign countries for symptoms of Ebola, after a traveler from Liberia died of the contagious disease in Lagos.
    Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people.
  • Aruba releases Venezuelan diplomat sought by US

    Aruba releases Venezuelan diplomat sought by US

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:35:19 GMT
    A former Venezuelan general detained in Aruba on U.S. drug charges will be released by the Dutch Caribbean island and sent home, authorities said Sunday.
    Aruba's government released a former Venezuelan general who was detained on U.S. drug charges when he arrived to serve as his country's consul on the Dutch Caribbean island, sending him home Sunday night and...
  • UN council agrees on demand for Gaza cease-fire

    UN council agrees on demand for Gaza cease-fire

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:54:14 GMT
    The U.N. Security Council has agreed on a statement calling for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza fighting between Israel and Hamas and is meeting at midnight to adopt it.
    The U.N. Security Council agreed on a statement Sunday calling for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas and scheduled a meeting at midnight to adopt it.
  • Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

    Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:17:30 GMT
    Palestinian militants have launched a big rocket salvo at Israel, endangering a unilateral cease-fire.
    Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.
  • Video shows smiling American bomber in Syria

    Video shows smiling American bomber in Syria

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:46:28 GMT
    Activists say Syrian rebels have shot down a helicopter gunship over a slum in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least four people.
    An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country's civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looked forward to going to heaven.
  • Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected

    Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:46:12 GMT
    A health official says a senior doctor working at Liberia's largest hospital has died of Ebola.
    One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an...
  • Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

    Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:56:54 GMT
    Dutch police are traveling to the scene of the Malaysian plane disaster in eastern Ukraine to secure the site, which investigators complain has already been compromised.
    Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.
  • Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

    Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:56:24 GMT
    The parents of a woman who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 travelled from Perth, Australia to honor their daughter at the crash site in eastern Ukraine.
    Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels.
  • Key World War I battle re-enacted in Poland

    Key World War I battle re-enacted in Poland

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:04:27 GMT
    About 200 history enthusiasts from across Europe have gathered on hilly area in Poland to reconstruct the Battled of Tannenberg, an engagement between the Russian and German Empires in the first days of World War I.
    About 200 history enthusiasts from across Europe have gathered on a hilly area in Poland to reconstruct the Battle of Tannenberg, an engagement between the Russian and German Empires in the first days of World War I.
  • Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

    Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-07-27 17:05:50 GMT
    A French embassy spokesman says black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed last week in northern Mali will be transferred to France for analysis.
    Black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed in northern Mali last week will be transferred to France for analysis, the French embassy in Mali said Sunday, as officials prepared for the process of identifying the...
  • Costa Concordia wreck reaches final destination

    Costa Concordia wreck reaches final destination

    Sunday, July 27 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-07-27 16:24:43 GMT
    The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner has completed its final journey.
    The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner completed its final journey, reaching Genoa on Sunday where it will be scrapped.
  • US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:25:23 GMT
    The State Department has shuttered the U.S. embassy in Libya and evacuated American staffers there as the security situation in the capital Tripoli deteriorates amid worsening clashes between rival militias.
    The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said...
  • Boko Haram kidnaps top official's wife in Cameroon

    Boko Haram kidnaps top official's wife in Cameroon

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-07-27 13:55:30 GMT
    A government spokesman says Boko Haram fighters kidnapped the wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister in an attack that also resulted in multiple deaths.
    A government spokesman says Boko Haram fighters kidnapped the wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister in an attack that also resulted in multiple deaths.
  • AP PHOTOS: North Korea marks war anniversary

    AP PHOTOS: North Korea marks war anniversary

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-07-27 13:26:53 GMT
    The 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, meaning the two Koreas remain technically at war. But in North Korea, the anniversary of the agreement ending the hostilities is commemorated as "Victory in the...
    The 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, meaning the two Koreas remain technically at war. But in North Korea, the anniversary of the agreement ending the hostilities is commemorated as "Victory in the Fatherland...
  • Israeli Arabs caught in the middle of Gaza war

    Israeli Arabs caught in the middle of Gaza war

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:46 AM EDT2014-07-27 09:46:51 GMT
    Facing the threat of rocket fire along with the rest of Israel, residents in this central Israeli Arab town have found themselves caught in the middle between Jewish neighbors and their fellow Palestinians who are...
    Facing the threat of rocket fire along with the rest of Israel, residents in this central Israeli Arab town have found themselves caught in the middle between Jewish neighbors and their fellow Palestinians who are dying in...
  • Taliban attack Afghan police chief's home

    Taliban attack Afghan police chief's home

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:19 AM EDT2014-07-27 09:19:32 GMT
    Taliban insurgents attacked the home of a well-known provincial police chief in restive southern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing a civilian and a border policeman before being shot dead by police, officials said.
    Taliban insurgents attacked the home of a well-known provincial police chief in restive southern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing a civilian and a border policeman before being shot dead by police, officials said.
  • AP Analysis: Putin stays on offense in Ukraine

    AP Analysis: Putin stays on offense in Ukraine

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-07-27 06:44:19 GMT
    Russian President Vladimir Putin might be expected to hunker down into defense mode as he is besieged by accusations of Russian involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Instead he has stayed on...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin might be expected to hunker down into defense mode as he is besieged by accusations of Russian involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Instead he has stayed on offense...
  • Israel says it's extending Gaza truce for 24 hours

    Israel says it's extending Gaza truce for 24 hours

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-07-26 23:04:50 GMT
    A 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire has begun to allow civilians in Gaza to receive aid and evacuate to safer areas.
    Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza war.
  • UN finds second black box of Air Algerie jet

    UN finds second black box of Air Algerie jet

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:04:13 GMT
    The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali says its experts have found the second black box of the Air Algerie flight that fell from the sky and disintegrated in remote northern Mali, killing all 118 people onboard.
    French President Francois Hollande said Saturday he wants the remains of all passengers on the Air Algerie plane that fell from the sky and disintegrated to be brought to France and the site of this week's catastrophe...
  • Pope goes to stronghold of Naples-area mobsters

    Pope goes to stronghold of Naples-area mobsters

    Saturday, July 26 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-07-26 17:43:17 GMT
    Pope Francis has traveled to a southern Italian stronghold of a clan of mobsters who poisoned local farmlands by dumping illicitly trafficked toxic waste.
    Pope Francis has traveled to a southern Italian stronghold of a clan of mobsters who poisoned local farmlands by dumping illicitly trafficked toxic waste.
  • Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

    Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

    Saturday, July 26 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-07-26 17:23:33 GMT
    Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause...
    Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the downing of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and...
  • MH17 victims' family: Airline lacking compassion

    MH17 victims' family: Airline lacking compassion

    Saturday, July 26 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-07-26 17:13:47 GMT
    The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is unhappy that the carrier has offered them no grief counselling in more than a week and is refusing to organize a flight home to...
    The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 called the carrier rigid and bureaucratic Saturday, saying it has offered them no professional grief counselling in more than a week and...
  • Turkey: 20 police arrested for illegal wiretaps

    Turkey: 20 police arrested for illegal wiretaps

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:44:31 GMT
    Turkey's state-run news agency says an Istanbul court has charged 20 police officers with illegal wiretapping and ordered their arrest pending a trial.
    Turkey's state-run news agency says an Istanbul court has charged 20 police officers with illegal wiretapping and ordered their arrest pending a trial.
  • French minister calls on protesters to observe ban

    French minister calls on protesters to observe ban

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:36:01 GMT
    French police fired tear gas as clashes broke out at a banned pro-Gaza demonstration on Saturday as thousands defied a ban on the protest.
    French police fired tear gas as clashes broke out at a banned pro-Gaza demonstration on Saturday as thousands defied a ban on the protest.
  • Sunni politician seized in Iraq released by gunmen

    Sunni politician seized in Iraq released by gunmen

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:35:29 GMT
    Iraqi police officers say gunmen traveling in 10 black SUVs have seized the head of the Baghdad Provincial Council.
    Gunmen in Iraq seized and later released a prominent Sunni politician, officials said Saturday, as confusion remained over who abducted the lawmaker.
  • Obama, senior EU officials barred from Chechnya

    Obama, senior EU officials barred from Chechnya

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:24:28 GMT
    Although Russia has not responded to U.S. sanctions by putting a travel ban on President Barack Obama, there's one part of the country he's blocked from: Chechnya.
    Although Russia has not responded to U.S. sanctions by putting a travel ban on President Barack Obama, there's one part of the country he's blocked from: Chechnya.
  • AP PHOTOS: Brief cease-fire halts Gaza war

    AP PHOTOS: Brief cease-fire halts Gaza war

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:14:39 GMT
    A brief cease-fire Saturday in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas militants allowed thousands to return home to see the destruction.
    A brief cease-fire Saturday in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas militants allowed thousands to return home to see the destruction.
  • North Korea fires short-range missile into sea

    North Korea fires short-range missile into sea

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-07-26 15:53:35 GMT
    South Korea's Defense Ministry says North Korea has fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast.
    North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Saturday, a South Korean defense official said, adding to its unusually high number of weapons tests this year. The launch came on the eve...
  • Diplomats call for extension of Gaza cease-fire

    Diplomats call for extension of Gaza cease-fire

    Saturday, July 26 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-07-26 12:44:43 GMT
    Foreign Ministers from seven nations are calling for an extension of the 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.
    Foreign Ministers from seven nations are calling for an extension of the 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.
  • 2 critics of Swaziland government sentenced

    2 critics of Swaziland government sentenced

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:32 AM EDT2014-07-26 11:32:53 GMT
    Two government critics in Swaziland have been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of contempt of court for publishing articles lamenting alleged threats to judicial independence in the...
    Two government critics in Swaziland have been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of contempt of court for publishing articles lamenting alleged threats to judicial independence in the southern...
  • AP Essay: Air tragedies bring grief without order

    AP Essay: Air tragedies bring grief without order

    Saturday, July 26 2014 4:36 AM EDT2014-07-26 08:36:26 GMT
    When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow.
    When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow.
  • Holy month of Ramadan is a big boon for retailers

    Holy month of Ramadan is a big boon for retailers

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:34 AM EDT2014-07-26 06:34:58 GMT
    Glitzy billboards in the Middle East and postage stamps in the U.S. Advertisements for lingerie and sales on modest skirts. Lavish buffets and cellphone apps.
    Glitzy billboards in the Middle East and postage stamps in the U.S. Advertisements for lingerie and sales on modest skirts. Lavish buffets and cellphone apps.
  • Aruba to hold Venezuelan official seeking immunity

    Aruba to hold Venezuelan official seeking immunity

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:16:04 GMT
    A judge in Aruba is expected to rule today whether the highest-ranking Venezuelan official ever arrested on a U.S. warrant will remain in jail pending an extradition request.
    A judge in Aruba ruled Friday that the highest-ranking Venezuelan official ever arrested on a U.S. warrant must remain behind bars pending an extradition request on drug-trafficking charges, prompting Venezuela to cancel...
  • Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

    Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:45:46 GMT
    An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.
    Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel...
  • Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

    Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:38:15 GMT
    President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress...
    Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S.
  • US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

    US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:16:47 GMT
    The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.
    Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis.
  • Ebola outbreak spreads to 4th West African country

    Ebola outbreak spreads to 4th West African country

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:14:37 GMT
    Nigerian officials say a Liberian man died of Ebola in a Lagos hospital Friday after arriving in the country on Tuesday. It is the first case of Ebola to be confirmed in Nigeria since the current outbreak began in...
    An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent's most populous nation after a Liberian man with a high fever vomited aboard an airplane to Nigeria and then died...
  • Russia: McDonald's food has 'too many calories'

    Russia: McDonald's food has 'too many calories'

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:14:29 GMT
    Russia's consumer protection agency has filed a suit against McDonald's for allegedly selling food that does not meet legal standards.
    Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald's startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company's now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature...
  • AP ANALYSIS: Old story, new twists in Gaza war

    AP ANALYSIS: Old story, new twists in Gaza war

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:14:57 GMT
    The third Gaza war is playing out much like the first one more than five years ago: The harrowing civilian toll in Gaza is now at the center of the discourse, eclipsing the rocket attacks by Hamas militants that...
    The third Gaza war is playing out much like the first one more than five years ago: The harrowing civilian toll in Gaza is now at the center of the discourse, eclipsing the rocket attacks by Hamas militants that were the...
  • Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash

    Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:35:39 GMT
    French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.
    Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and...
  • Ukrainian president: Confidence vote Thursday

    Ukrainian president: Confidence vote Thursday

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:34:15 GMT
    Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko says the government of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will face a vote of confidence in a special session of Parliament next week.
    Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko says the government of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will face a vote of confidence in a special session of Parliament next week.
  • Nigeria arrests 1 connected to Kaduna bombings

    Nigeria arrests 1 connected to Kaduna bombings

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:56:03 GMT
    Nigerian forces say they are increasing security nationwide ahead Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim celebration marking the end of Ramadan.
    Nigerian security forces are holding one man connected to the Wednesday double bombings in the northern city of Kaduna that targeted a former head of state and a prominent moderate Muslim cleric and killed at least 44...
  • Afghan Taliban leader warns against pact with US

    Afghan Taliban leader warns against pact with US

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:08:41 GMT
    An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents halted minibuses in western Afghanistan, identified 14 Shiite passengers and shot them dead by the side of the road.
    In a blow to hopes for peace talks, the Taliban's reclusive leader warned Friday that a bilateral security pact allowing thousands of U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year will mean more fighting.
  • What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed

    What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:35:22 GMT
    It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers were checking in...
    It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers were checking in for...
  • Jordan shoots down 'aerial target' near Syria

    Jordan shoots down 'aerial target' near Syria

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:45:30 GMT
    A Jordanian military official says his country's air force shot down an "aerial target" near the Syrian border, which eyewitnesses say was a drone.
    Jordan's air force shot down an "aerial target" near the Syrian border on Friday, a Jordanian military official said. Eyewitnesses said the object was a drone.
  • Hezbollah leader vows to support Gazans

    Hezbollah leader vows to support Gazans

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:32:53 GMT
    The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group has vowed to support Palestinian militants battling Israeli troops in Gaza.
    The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group vowed on Friday to support Palestinian militants battling Israeli troops in Gaza, even as his own fighters are bogged down in the war in neighboring Syria.
  • In Gaza, pediatrics wing crowded with war wounded

    In Gaza, pediatrics wing crowded with war wounded

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:16:44 GMT
    The pediatrics wing of the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip is filled with the youngest victims of more than two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.
    The pediatrics wing of the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip is filled with the youngest victims of more than two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.
  • Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

    Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:16:30 GMT
    Investigators on Friday were examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people.
    The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.
  • Top German court rejects bid for Eichmann files

    Top German court rejects bid for Eichmann files

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:33:42 GMT
    Germany's highest court has rejected a newspaper's bid to gain unrestricted access to all the foreign intelligence service's files on Adolf Eichmann, known as the architect of the Holocaust.
    Germany's highest court has rejected a newspaper's bid to gain unrestricted access to all the foreign intelligence service's files on Adolf Eichmann, known as the architect of the Holocaust.
  • Gaza officials accuse Israel of war crimes at ICC

    Gaza officials accuse Israel of war crimes at ICC

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:33:35 GMT
    Top Palestinian officials have filed a complaint to the International Criminal Court, accusing Israel of war crimes in Gaza.
    Top Palestinian officials have accused Israel of war crimes in Gaza, filing a complaint Friday to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
  • Prominent Libyan activist abducted amid clashes

    Prominent Libyan activist abducted amid clashes

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:33:08 GMT
    Father of well-known Libyan activist says armed men abducted his son in the capital Tripoli, which is witnessing ongoing battles between heavily armed militias.
    Armed men abducted a well-known Libyan political activist in the country's capital, his father said Friday, the latest in rampant attacks that have targeted officials, activists and foreigners in the strife-torn nation.
  • Lufthansa, Air France to resume Tel Aviv flights

    Lufthansa, Air France to resume Tel Aviv flights

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:08:07 GMT
    Germany's two largest airlines say they are not yet resuming flights to Israel even though the European Aviation Safety Agency has lifted a recommendation that airlines refrain from flying to Tel Aviv airport.
    Air France and Germany's two biggest airlines decided Friday to resume flights to Tel Aviv after canceling operations for several days over safety concerns.
  • Dutch Safety Board: 1st 'factual findings' soon

    Dutch Safety Board: 1st 'factual findings' soon

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:13:14 GMT
    The Dutch Safety Board leading the international investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 says it expects to publish "initial factual findings" soon.
    The Dutch Safety Board leading the international investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 says it expects to publish "initial factual findings" soon.
  • Iraqi cleric urges leaders not to 'cling' to power

    Iraqi cleric urges leaders not to 'cling' to power

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:12:54 GMT
    Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has called upon political leaders not to "cling" to their posts at the cost of political stability.
    Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric made a thinly veiled appeal to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down, calling upon political leaders Friday not to "cling" to their posts at the expense of political...
  • Nigeria nabs accused $6 million Facebook fraudster

    Nigeria nabs accused $6 million Facebook fraudster

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:43:58 GMT
    Nigerian security forces say they have arrested a suspected internet fraudster accused of stealing nearly $6 million from people who thought were paying fees to apply for government jobs.
    Nigerian security forces say they have arrested a suspected internet fraudster accused of stealing nearly $6 million from people who thought were paying fees to apply for government jobs.
  • Uganda: 9 bodies found after tribal clashes

    Uganda: 9 bodies found after tribal clashes

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:22:45 GMT
    A Ugandan police official says nine bodies have been discovered buried under four different sites in an ongoing investigation of mass graves in a western part of the country that had tribal violence recently.
    A Ugandan police official says nine bodies have been discovered buried under four different sites in an ongoing investigation of mass graves in a western part of the country that had tribal violence recently.
  • Deal still elusive for Gaza cease-fire

    Deal still elusive for Gaza cease-fire

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:35 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:35:24 GMT
    Turbulent negotiations to broker a temporary truce in the Gaza Strip are continuing against the backdrop of fresh Israeli attacks on Palestinian militants.
    Turbulent negotiations to broker a temporary truce in the Gaza Strip are continuing against the backdrop of fresh Israeli attacks on Palestinian militants.
  • Scrap-metal Transformers on mission to save planet

    Scrap-metal Transformers on mission to save planet

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-07-25 11:45:18 GMT
    Watch out, Transformers are in town!
    Watch out, Transformers are in town!
  • Iraq Sunni militias pinched by jihadis, corruption

    Iraq Sunni militias pinched by jihadis, corruption

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:07 AM EDT2014-07-25 11:07:05 GMT
    Wisam al-Hardan's cellphone rang late into the night. He let it ring on and on. He couldn't bear to answer.
    Wisam al-Hardan's cellphone rang late into the night. He let it ring on and on. He couldn't bear to answer.
  • Son of S.Korea sunken ferry owner detained

    Son of S.Korea sunken ferry owner detained

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:52:34 GMT
    South Korean news agency says the eldest son of the sunken ferry owner has been detained by police after two months on the run.
    South Korean news agency says the eldest son of the sunken ferry owner has been detained by police after two months on the run.
  • Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters

    Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:33 AM EDT2014-07-25 08:33:27 GMT
    For the developers of the world's sixth tallest building near Seoul, a mysteriously shrinking lake and the appearance of small sinkholes in residential neighborhoods couldn't have come at a more inopportune...
    For the developers of the world's sixth tallest building near Seoul, a mysteriously shrinking lake and the appearance of small sinkholes in residential neighborhoods couldn't have come at a more inopportune time.
  • Australia readies 90 police for Ukraine crash site

    Australia readies 90 police for Ukraine crash site

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:42 AM EDT2014-07-25 07:42:05 GMT
    Australia's prime minister says his country is close to finalizing a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a multinational team.
    Australia is close to finalizing a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a multinational team, the Australian prime minister said Friday.
  • Hamas tunnel threat at center of war with Israel

    Hamas tunnel threat at center of war with Israel

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:34 AM EDT2014-07-25 07:34:10 GMT
    A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel - dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military - is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel.
    A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel - dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military - is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel.
  • Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

    Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:55 AM EDT2014-07-25 05:55:46 GMT
    The official Algerian news agency says an Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from the radar.
    An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week.
  • Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

    Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:24:07 GMT
    Ukraine's government says 51 containers holding bodies and body parts of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash are ready to depart for the Netherlands aboard two military transport planes.
    Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the...
  • UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:14:57 GMT
    Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.
    A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and...
  • Ex-Venezuelan intelligence chief detained in Aruba

    Ex-Venezuelan intelligence chief detained in Aruba

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:06:27 GMT
    Authorities in Aruba say they have detained a former Venezuelan intelligence official on a request from the U.S. government.
    Authorities in Aruba announced Thursday that they arrested a close confidant of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who was sent as that country's consul to the Caribbean island despite being sanctioned by the U.S....
  • In Gaza war, Egypt taking hard line over border

    In Gaza war, Egypt taking hard line over border

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:26:00 GMT
    In the Gaza war now in its third bloody week, Hamas' battle isn't only with Israel, even though that's the country it is firing rockets at. The militant group that rules Gaza is demanding Egypt open its...
    In the Gaza war now in its third bloody week, Hamas' battle isn't only with Israel, even though that's the country it is firing rockets at. The militant group that rules Gaza is demanding Egypt open its border...
  • Dutch sending unarmed police to Ukraine crash site

    Dutch sending unarmed police to Ukraine crash site

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:03:38 GMT
    The Dutch prime minister says he is sending 40 unarmed military police to eastern Ukraine as part of a ramped-up effort to find the last victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 still at the wreckage site.
    The Netherlands is sending 40 unarmed military police to eastern Ukraine as part of a ramped-up effort to find the last victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 still at the wreckage site, Prime Minister Mark...
  • Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

    Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:47:52 GMT
    Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, killing 52 prisoners and eight soldiers.
    Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government. But a series of attacks killed...
  • Busy Gaza morgue performs Muslim burial rituals

    Busy Gaza morgue performs Muslim burial rituals

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:30:32 GMT
    In the morgue at a small Gaza hospital, the anguished cries of those who lost loved ones in Israeli airstrikes fell silent Thursday when Ahmed Jadallah began attending to the corpses, one by one, on his wooden work...
    In the morgue at a small Gaza hospital, the anguished cries of those who lost loved ones in Israeli airstrikes fell silent Thursday when Ahmed Jadallah began attending to the corpses, one by one, on his wooden work table.
  • 2 attacks in Nigeria's north kills at least 12

    2 attacks in Nigeria's north kills at least 12

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:35:51 GMT
    Police say a bomb has ripped through a popular bus station in northern Nigeria, killing one person and injuring eight others.
    Two attacks in Nigeria's north killed more than a dozen people, an official and resident said Thursday, as the death toll from twin blasts that targeted a prominent politician and sheik on Wednesday rose.
  • Ukraine accused of targeting civilians in east

    Ukraine accused of targeting civilians in east

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:34:28 GMT
    War literally came to Alexander Litvinenko's living room, when a missile punched a gaping hole into the wall of his ninth-floor apartment. The 53-year-old college philosophy teacher had just stepped into his...
    War literally came to Alexander Litvinenko's living room, when a missile punched a gaping hole into the wall of his ninth-floor apartment. The 53-year-old college philosophy teacher had just stepped into his study to...
  • Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war

    Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:23:46 GMT
    Israel's parliament has sworn in Reuven Rivlin as the country's new president, replacing Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres whose term ends as Israel is fighting a war against Hamas in Gaza.
    Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres ended his term as president of Israel on Thursday - a man who symbolizes hopes for peace capping a seven-decade public career amid the brutal reality of war. Peres handed the...
  • Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA case

    Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA case

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:14:52 GMT
    Europe's top human rights court has ruled that Poland violated the European Convention on Human Rights by allowing the CIA to imprison two alleged terrorists on Polish soil.
    Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from 2002-2003 and facilitating the conditions under...
  • Russians sentenced to 4 ½ years on riot conviction

    Russians sentenced to 4 ½ years on riot conviction

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:45:51 GMT
    Russian news agencies say two opposition activists have been convicted of organizing riots at the May 2012 protest in Moscow, a day before the re-election of President Vladimir Putin.
    A Moscow court convicted two Russian opposition activists and sentenced them to 4 ½ years in prison Thursday for their role in organizing protests a day before President Vladimir Putin's inauguration in May 2012.
  • Gunmen kill female tourist on Kenya coast

    Gunmen kill female tourist on Kenya coast

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:32:31 GMT
    A Kenya police official says a female tourist has been shot dead in the coastal town of Mombasa, the second foreigner shot in same area this month.
    A female tourist was shot dead in the coastal town of Mombasa, the second foreigner shot in same area this month, police officials said Thursday.
  • Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:35:09 GMT
    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation following turmoil in government.
    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian...
  • US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya

    US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:17:38 GMT
    The Peace Corps says it is suspending its operations in Kenya and pulling out more than 50 volunteers because of security concerns.
    The Peace Corps is suspending its programs in Kenya because of security concerns and is pulling more than 50 volunteers out of the country until threat levels decrease, the Peace Corps and State Department said Thursday.
  • Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

    Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:26:46 GMT
    A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith has arrived in Italy along with her family, including an infant born in prison.
    Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.
  • Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash

    Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:10:27 GMT
    Stormy weather on the trailing edge of Typhoon Matmo was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people, the airline said Thursday.
    Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island.
  • South African race track lives on; Porsche buys

    South African race track lives on; Porsche buys

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:40:39 GMT
    South Africa's most famous motor racing track just got an extension.
    South Africa's most famous motor racing track just got an extension.
  • 2 Finnish aid workers killed in Afghanistan

    2 Finnish aid workers killed in Afghanistan

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:21:50 GMT
    Afghan officials say two Finnish aid workers have been shot dead in the western city of Herat.
    Gunmen riding on a motorcycle opened fire and killed two Finnish women aid workers in the western Afghan city of Herat on Thursday, officials said, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled...
  • Islamic militants seize part of Syrian army base

    Islamic militants seize part of Syrian army base

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:42:03 GMT
    Activists say fighters from the extremist Islamic State group stormed parts of a besieged army base in northern Syria, setting off clashes that left dozens killed or wounded on both sides.
    Fighters from the extremist Islamic State group on Thursday overran part of an army base in northern Syria, which has been under the militants' siege for months, in ferocious battles that killed or wounded dozens on...
  • Europe lifts recommendation not to fly to Tel Aviv

    Europe lifts recommendation not to fly to Tel Aviv

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:51:25 GMT
    The European Aviation Safety Agency has lifted a recommendation that airlines refrain from flying to Tel Aviv airport.
    The European Aviation Safety Agency has lifted a recommendation that airlines refrain from flying to Tel Aviv airport.
  • 18 children, 1 man die in train-bus crash in India

    18 children, 1 man die in train-bus crash in India

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:02 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:02:08 GMT
    Police say 13 children have been killed when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India.
    Eighteen children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said.
  • Norway: Terror threat against Norway

    Norway: Terror threat against Norway

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-07-24 10:23:51 GMT
    Norway's intelligence service says it has received information about an imminent "concrete threat" against Norway from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.
    Norway's intelligence service said Thursday it has received information about an imminent "concrete threat" against Norway from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.
  • Long odds for justice in Malaysia jet disaster

    Long odds for justice in Malaysia jet disaster

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:42 AM EDT2014-07-24 09:42:39 GMT
    Anyone hoping to bring to justice whoever downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 must face sobering facts.
    Anyone hoping to bring to justice whoever downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 must face sobering facts.
  • UN human development report faults inequality

    UN human development report faults inequality

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:32 AM EDT2014-07-24 09:32:30 GMT
    Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5...
    Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion...
  • Norway warns of 'concrete threat' linked to Syria

    Norway warns of 'concrete threat' linked to Syria

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:42 AM EDT2014-07-24 08:42:50 GMT
    Norway's intelligence service says it has been warned of an imminent "concrete threat" against the nation from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.
    Norway's intelligence service says it has been warned of an imminent "concrete threat" against the nation from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.
  • Malawi corruption suspect faces charges

    Malawi corruption suspect faces charges

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:32 AM EDT2014-07-24 08:32:42 GMT
    The chief suspect in a government corruption scandal that has rocked the southern African nation of Malawi faces charges of fraud and money laundering.
    The chief suspect in a government corruption scandal that has rocked the southern African nation of Malawi faces charges of fraud and money laundering.
  • Israeli border towns empty, adjust to new threats

    Israeli border towns empty, adjust to new threats

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:44:29 GMT
    With deadly fighting raging next door in the Gaza Strip, southern Israeli towns along the border have turned into mini army bases as most residents have fled.
    With deadly fighting raging next door in the Gaza Strip, southern Israeli towns along the border have turned into mini army bases as most residents have fled.
  • US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:54 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:54:34 GMT
    Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...
    The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to...
  • European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights

    European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:53 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:53:28 GMT
    Germany's largest airline, Lufthansa, says it is cancelling all flights to Tel Aviv for at least another 24 hours because of ongoing safety concerns.
    Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas.
  • Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

    Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:14:29 GMT
    A plane making a second landing attempt in stormy weather crashed at an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 51 people and injuring seven, fire officials said.
    An airline said Thursday it suspected typhoon weather caused one of its planes to crash land on a small Taiwanese island, killing 48 people.
  • Honduran families deported back to a bleak future

    Honduran families deported back to a bleak future

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:44:48 GMT
    Elsa Ramirez already had lost two brothers to violence in this remote Caribbean region when co-workers handling clandestine cocaine flights from South America murdered her husband four months ago.
    Elsa Ramirez already had lost two brothers to violence in this remote Caribbean region when co-workers handling clandestine cocaine flights from South America murdered her husband four months ago.
  • Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

    Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:33:43 GMT
    Iraqi officials say the death toll from a late night suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint in Baghdad has climbed to 31 people, most of them civilians.
    Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term...
  • UN says civilians make up most of Gaza deaths

    UN says civilians make up most of Gaza deaths

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:33:21 GMT
    Shopkeepers say they were sitting outside their shuttered businesses Wednesday, catching a break from being cooped up during wartime, when an Israeli missile struck a nearby mosque, killing a truck driver and...
    Shopkeepers say they were sitting outside their shuttered businesses Wednesday, catching a break from being cooped up during wartime, when an Israeli missile struck a nearby mosque, killing a truck driver and wounding 45...
  • 2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

    2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:32:50 GMT
    Police say at least 25 people were killed Wednesday by two bombings in the northern city of Kaduna.
    Bomb blasts appearing to target former Nigerian military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and a prominent moderate Muslim cleric killed dozens of people Wednesday, but left both leaders unharmed, according to Nigerian state security.
  • UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes

    UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:23:29 GMT
    The U.N.'s top human rights official has told diplomats that Israel's military and Hamas militants appear to have violated international humanitarian law and might have committed war crimes during their...
    The U.N.'s top human rights official demanded Wednesday that all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip refrain from indiscriminate attacks on civilians, warning that violations may amount to war crimes.
  • 40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

    40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:16:45 GMT
    Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.
    Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind.
  • Death sentence given in AP photographer's killing

    Death sentence given in AP photographer's killing

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:12:50 GMT
    A Kabul court announced Wednesday that the Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon has been convicted and...
    A Kabul court announced Wednesday that the Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon has been convicted and sentenced to...
  • Central African Republic's rebels sign cease-fire

    Central African Republic's rebels sign cease-fire

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:52:11 GMT
    Representatives of the Muslim and Christian factions battling in Central African Republic have signed a cease-fire agreement in Brazzaville, capital of neighboring Republic of Congo.
    Representatives of the Muslim and Christian factions battling in Central African Republic signed a cease-fire agreement on Wednesday in neighboring Republic of Congo.
  • Sierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease

    Sierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:44:05 GMT
    Sierra Leone's health minister confirms that the doctor in charge of battling the current Ebola outbreak has himself become ill with the deadly disease.
    Sierra Leone's health minister confirms that the doctor in charge of battling the current Ebola outbreak has himself become ill with the deadly disease.
  • Egypt judge: Al-Jazeera team did "devil's" work

    Egypt judge: Al-Jazeera team did "devil's" work

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:43:54 GMT
    An Egyptian judge released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, saying they were brought together "by the devil" to destabilize the country.
    An Egyptian judge released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, saying they were brought together "by the devil" to destabilize the country.
  • Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting

    Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:36:47 GMT
    A Somali police official says gunmen have killed a Somali lawmaker in a drive-by shooting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
    Al-Qaida-linked gunmen killed a female Somali lawmaker, who was known for singing popular folk music, in a drive-by shooting Wednesday, a police official said. The slaying is the fourth assassination of a Somali lawmaker...
  • Thousands attend tense pro-Gaza march in Paris

    Thousands attend tense pro-Gaza march in Paris

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:34:50 GMT
    Days after two banned pro-Gaza protests degenerated into violence, thousands of demonstrators were marching through Paris under the eye of hundreds of riot police, this time in a legal protest.
    Days after two banned pro-Gaza protests degenerated into violence, several thousands of demonstrators marched Wednesday through Paris under the eye of hundreds of riot police, this time in a legal protest.
  • Owner of Mexican shelter defends tough love

    Owner of Mexican shelter defends tough love

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:13:44 GMT
    The owner of a group home raided last week because of abuse and filthy conditions defended her 'tough love' approach, but acknowledged that things got out of control.
    The owner of a group home raided last week amid abuse and filthy conditions defended her "tough love" approach, but acknowledged that things got out of control.
  • Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

    Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:16:26 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has flown into Israel's main airport despite a Federal Aviation Administration ban as he continues to push a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.
    Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks...
  • Venezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics

    Venezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:44:38 GMT
    Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassinate Venezuela's president.
    Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassinate Venezuela's president.
  • Despite sanctions call, UK approves arms to Russia

    Despite sanctions call, UK approves arms to Russia

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:41:57 GMT
    British lawmakers say the country is still exporting arms and military equipment to Russia, despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine.
    Britain is still authorizing the export of arms and military equipment to Russia despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine, a group of lawmakers said in...
  • New constitution gives Thai junta sweeping powers

    New constitution gives Thai junta sweeping powers

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:20:04 GMT
    A senior army official said Wednesday that the leader of Thailand's ruling junta is allowed to serve as interim prime minister under a new temporary constitution that gives the military government sweeping...
    Thailand's new temporary constitution that gives the military government sweeping powers in the run-up to a planned October 2015 election also allows the leader of the current ruling junta to become interim prime...
  • 2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

    2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:54 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:54:21 GMT
    Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.
    Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.
  • Afghanistan criticizes Pakistan; policeman killed

    Afghanistan criticizes Pakistan; policeman killed

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:31 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:31:44 GMT
    The Afghan intelligence service accused Pakistan on Wednesday of stoking instability in the country by backing militants who stage attacks in Afghanistan.
    The Afghan intelligence service accused Pakistan on Wednesday of stoking instability in the country by backing militants who stage attacks in Afghanistan.
  • Shipwrecked Concordia making final voyage off isle

    Shipwrecked Concordia making final voyage off isle

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:22:59 GMT
    Rotated by tugboats, the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner is being readied for its final voyage.
    The Costa Concordia cruise liner began its final voyage Wednesday, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized more than two years ago, killing 32 people.
  • Israel, Hamas battle over public opinion online

    Israel, Hamas battle over public opinion online

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:22:53 GMT
    Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message emanating from this latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration.
    Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message emanating from this latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration.
  • South Africa: Rhino poacher gets 77 years in jail

    South Africa: Rhino poacher gets 77 years in jail

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:42 AM EDT2014-07-23 10:42:07 GMT
    A rhino poacher in South Africa has been sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest penalties aimed at curbing poachers who target rhinos for their horns, which fetch a high price on the illegal market...
    A rhino poacher in South Africa has been sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest penalties aimed at curbing poachers who target rhinos for their horns, which fetch a high price on the illegal market in parts...
  • In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

    In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:42 AM EDT2014-07-23 08:42:27 GMT
    In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense...
    In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems...
  • US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

    US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:33 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:33:53 GMT
    The Obama administration said Tuesday it would present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine.
    Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian...
  • UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

    UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:03:27 GMT
    The Palestinian U.N. envoy says a draft U.N. resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Gaza Strip will be formally circulated to the Security Council.
    The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel "in the very near future."
  • Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

    Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:42:54 GMT
    Israel bombed five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the late Hamas military chief across the Gaza Strip early Tuesday, a Gaza police official said, as the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state...
    A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot...
  • End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum

    End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:21:33 GMT
    The first of thousands of squatters who transformed a half-built skyscraper into a vertical slum were moved out by armed police and soldiers Tuesday, marking the beginning of the end for the Tower of David's...
    The beginning of the end came for the world's tallest slum Tuesday as officials began evicting thousands of squatters from a haphazard community inside the half-built Caracas skyscraper known as the Tower of David.
  • Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

    Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:06:18 GMT
    A train bearing the bodies of the people who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Wednesday on their way to the Netherlands.
    A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the...
  • At least 21 dead in Iraq checkpoint car bombing

    At least 21 dead in Iraq checkpoint car bombing

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:41:25 GMT
    A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint at the entrance to Baghdad's Khazimiyah district killing 21 people, including seven policemen manning the post.
    A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint in the Iraqi capital killing 21 people, including more than a dozen civilians en route to a Shiite shrine in the final days of the Islamic holy month.
  • Jakarta governor wins Indonesian presidency

    Jakarta governor wins Indonesian presidency

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:21:13 GMT
    Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto says he rejects the election process and accused it of being unfair as nearly complete results showed his opponent Jakarta governor Joko Widodo leading with 52...
    Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, was declared the winner Tuesday of the country's presidential election, calling it a victory for all of the...
  • Lax security at crash site hampers investigations

    Lax security at crash site hampers investigations

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:05:39 GMT
    When international monitors and Malaysian aviation experts arrived Tuesday at the two main sites where the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 smashed into the undulating countryside of eastern Ukraine, there...
    When international monitors and Malaysian aviation experts arrived Tuesday at the two main sites where the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 smashed into the undulating countryside of eastern Ukraine, there was...
  • 11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

    11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:53:57 GMT
    About a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again.
    In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say.
  • NY judge orders 24-7 Argentina debt talks

    NY judge orders 24-7 Argentina debt talks

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:52:42 GMT
    A federal judge in New York has ordered around-the-clock negotiations aimed at averting a second debt default by Argentina in 13 years.
    A federal judge Tuesday ordered around-the-clock negotiations aimed at averting a second debt default by Argentina in 13 years, saying a default would hurt "real people."
  • Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia

    Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:05:28 GMT
    French President Francois Hollande is defending plans to deliver a warship to Russia, despite calls for a European arms embargo against Moscow over the fighting in Ukraine.
    France says it will go ahead with the sale of a warship to Russia despite calls for an arms embargo against the country, highlighting how Europe's strong business ties are hindering its ability to punish Moscow over...
  • Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal

    Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:55:51 GMT
    Ibrahim Zain was driven from his home by Israeli tank fire this week, but says he'd rather endure more Israel-Hamas fighting than accept an unconditional cease-fire he fears will leave in place the blockade of...
    Ibrahim Zain was driven from his home by Israeli tank fire this week, but says he'd rather endure more Israel-Hamas fighting than accept an unconditional cease-fire he fears will leave in place the blockade of the Gaza...
  • Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire

    Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:54:56 GMT
    The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a...
    The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary...
  • European agency urges airlines to avoid Tel Aviv

    European agency urges airlines to avoid Tel Aviv

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:20:46 GMT
    Germany and France's largest airlines Lufthansa and Air France say they're suspending all flights to Tel Aviv over safety concerns amid the increasing violence.
    The European Aviation Safety Agency says it "strongly recommends" that airlines refrain from operating flights to and from Tel Aviv.
  • UK announces inquiry for Russian spy death

    UK announces inquiry for Russian spy death

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:05:19 GMT
    The British government announced plans Tuesday for a wide-ranging public inquiry into the mysterious 2006 death of poisoned former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko. The decision, which comes at a time of rising...
    The British government announced plans Tuesday for a wide-ranging public inquiry into the mysterious 2006 death of poisoned former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko.
  • Iraq Christians flee with little more than clothes

    Iraq Christians flee with little more than clothes

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:31:00 GMT
    Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul rather than convert to Islam by a deadline imposed by extremist militants said they had to leave most of their belongings behind and gunmen stole much of what...
    Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul rather than convert to Islam by a deadline imposed by extremist militants said they had to leave most of their belongings behind and gunmen stole much of what they did...
  • Dutch declare day of national mourning

    Dutch declare day of national mourning

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:21:07 GMT
    The Dutch prime minister says his government aims to have the first bodies of victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 back in the Netherlands on Wednesday.
    The Dutch government has declared Wednesday a day of national mourning as the country prepares for the arrival of the first bodies of victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
  • Report finds Islamic plot to control UK schools

    Report finds Islamic plot to control UK schools

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:30:12 GMT
    A British government investigation has found evidence that Muslim fundamentalists successfully gained control of some schools to promote aggressive religious values.
    A British government investigation found evidence Tuesday that Muslim fundamentalists successfully gained control of some schools, raising fears that pupils are now vulnerable to radicalization.
  • Parents of abducted girls, escapees meet president

    Parents of abducted girls, escapees meet president

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:14:04 GMT
    President Goodluck Jonathan is meeting with many parents of the 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and some classmates who managed to escape from Islamic extremists.
    President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors.
  • British experts to analyze MH17 black boxes

    British experts to analyze MH17 black boxes

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:13:58 GMT
    Britain's prime minister says black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines plane downed in eastern Ukraine will be examined by U.K. air accident investigators.
    Black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines plane downed in eastern Ukraine will be examined by U.K. air accident investigators, Britain's prime minister said Tuesday.
  • Obama sends top aides to Germany amid spying flap

    Obama sends top aides to Germany amid spying flap

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:05:46 GMT
    President Barack Obama has dispatched two senior advisers to Germany in an apparent effort to soothe tensions following new allegations of American spying.
    Working to stem the fraying of ties with a key European ally, President Barack Obama dispatched his chief of staff to Berlin, a diplomatic gesture reflecting Germany's growing indignation about allegations of American...
  • Italy arrests smugglers accused of killing dozens

    Italy arrests smugglers accused of killing dozens

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:05:26 GMT
    Italian authorities have arrested five alleged human traffickers accused of murder in the deaths of dozens migrants who were either stabbed to death or perished of engine fume inhalation inside the overcrowded hold...
    Italian authorities have arrested five alleged human traffickers accused of murder in the deaths of dozens migrants who were either stabbed to death or perished of engine fume inhalation inside the overcrowded hold of a...
  • Turkish PM says he, Obama no longer talk directly

    Turkish PM says he, Obama no longer talk directly

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:40:31 GMT
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he no longer holds "direct" telephone conversations with U.S. President Barack Obama, suggesting a rift between the leaders who were once close.
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he no longer holds "direct" telephone conversations with U.S. President Barack Obama, suggesting a rift between the leaders who were once close.
  • Assailants attack Congo military camp in capital

    Assailants attack Congo military camp in capital

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:40:29 GMT
    A Congolese government spokesman says a group of men armed with machetes has been repelled after trying to attack a military compound in the capital.
    A Congolese government spokesman says a group of men armed with machetes has been repelled after trying to attack a military compound in the capital.
  • Credit Suisse in steep loss after US tax case

    Credit Suisse in steep loss after US tax case

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:11:16 GMT
    Credit Suisse AG has posted a second-quarter net loss of 700 million Swiss francs ($779 million) after paying the largest penalty ever imposed in a U.S. criminal tax case.
    Credit Suisse, Switzerland's second-biggest bank, posted a second-quarter net loss of 700 million Swiss francs ($779 million) Tuesday after paying the largest penalty ever imposed in a U.S. criminal tax case.
  • C. African Republic talks on hold; rebels absent

    C. African Republic talks on hold; rebels absent

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:52:58 GMT
    Observers say Central African Republic's peace talks are on hold after a rebel delegation failed to show up for the second day of meetings.
    Observers say Central African Republic's peace talks are on hold after a rebel delegation failed to show up for the second day of meetings.
  • Polish leader wants NATO to beef up eastern flank

    Polish leader wants NATO to beef up eastern flank

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:42:27 GMT
    Poland's president says the downing of a passenger plane in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine reinforces the need for NATO to strengthen its defenses on its eastern flank.
    Poland's president says the downing of a passenger plane in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine reinforces the need for NATO to strengthen its defenses on its eastern flank.
  • Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

    Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:22:12 GMT
    An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens.
    An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens.
  • Turkey detains police for 'spying' and wiretaps

    Turkey detains police for 'spying' and wiretaps

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:15:40 GMT
    Istanbul's chief prosecutor says dozens of police officers have been detained on suspicion of spying and of illegally wiretapping government officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the head...
    Turkish police raided the homes of colleagues on Tuesday, detaining dozens of officers on suspicion of "spying" or of illegally wiretapping government officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and...
  • Norway honors victims of 2011 terror attacks

    Norway honors victims of 2011 terror attacks

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:15:14 GMT
    Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg says the best way to honor the 77 people who died in terror attacks three years ago is to "fight for openness, tolerance and diversity."
    Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said Tuesday the best way to honor the 77 people who died in terror attacks in her country three years ago is to "fight for openness, tolerance and diversity."
  • German court: chronically ill could grow marijuana

    German court: chronically ill could grow marijuana

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:04:47 GMT
    Some Germans may soon be able to grow their own marijuana to relieve chronic pain after a ruling from a court in Cologne.
    Some Germans may soon be able to grow their own marijuana to relieve chronic pain after a ruling from a court in Cologne.
  • Big milestone for Britain's little prince

    Big milestone for Britain's little prince

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:03 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:03:37 GMT
    The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes.
    The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes.
  • T-shirt typo turns heads at Mandela bicycle ride

    T-shirt typo turns heads at Mandela bicycle ride

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:01:56 GMT
    Nelson Mandela had a way with words, but not quite like this.
    Nelson Mandela had a way with words, but not quite like this.
  • Suicide bomber kills 4 foreign guards in Kabul

    Suicide bomber kills 4 foreign guards in Kabul

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-07-22 09:01:50 GMT
    Afghan officials say a suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a police compound in Kabul, killing four foreign security guards and wounding six.
    A suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a police compound housing foreign advisers in Kabul on Tuesday, killing four foreign security guards and wounding six, Afghan officials said.
  • Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

    Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:51 AM EDT2014-07-22 08:51:47 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping to get international support for a Mideast cease-fire. But he acknowledges the differences between Israel and Hamas run very deep and must be addressed in any long-term...
    Egypt's foreign minister raised the possibility Tuesday of restarting stalled peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians as part of negotiating a cease-fire in the war that has broken out on the Gaza Strip.
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  • Beach town's ban prompts battle over shave ice

    Beach town's ban prompts battle over shave ice

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:06:51 GMT
    A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential...
    A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential for...
  • Report says surveillance is hampering journalists

    Report says surveillance is hampering journalists

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:47:43 GMT
    Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the...
    Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government...
  • Mom on teen's 9-month absence: She isn't pregnant

    Mom on teen's 9-month absence: She isn't pregnant

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:27 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:27:07 GMT
    The mother of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl reunited with her family nine months after she vanished says rumors that she was pregnant aren't true.
    The mother of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl reunited with her family nine months after she vanished says rumors that she was pregnant aren't true.
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