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Syrian troops capture key central town

September 12, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Government forces have captured a central Syrian town that has changed hands several times during the civil war, the military and activists said Frida. more »»

US to restart limited adoption program in Vietnam

September 12, 2014

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam and the United States will soon resume limited inter-country adoptions, both nations said Friday, six years after a ban was imposed because of allegations of... more »»

Germany to send 40 military trainers to Iraq

September 12, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Germany plans to send about 40 paratroopers to Iraq to provide weapons training to Kurdish fighters battling an Islamic extremist insurgency. more »»

EU sanctions hit Russian oil companies, lawmakers

September 12, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — New European Union sanctions against Russia announced Friday toughen financial penalties on the country's banks, arms makers and its biggest oil company, to punish Moscow for what... more »»

Detainees in North Korea test US patience strategy

September 12, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — A U.S. more »»

EU sanctions hit Russian oil majors, lawmakers

September 12, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — New European Union sanctions curbing access to western financial markets for some of Russia's largest firms are targeting banks, arms manufacturers, the country's leading oil... more »»

Scottish celebrities take sides on independence

September 12, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Scotland's independence battle is a tough one to call. The Yes side has James Bond, but the No campaign has Harry Potte. more »»

Justice Dept. seeks new tool against data fraud

September 12, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Working to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries, Justice Department officials are pressing for a new law to help them prosecute criminals... more »»

Ukraine, rebels exchange prisoners in peace deal

September 12, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Government and rebel forces early Friday exchanged dozens of prisoners captured during fighting in Ukraine, as part of a cease-fire agreement sealed earlier this month. more »»

Evidence growing that Hamas used residential areas

September 12, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Two weeks after the end of the Gaza war, there is growing evidence that Hamas militants used residential areas as cover for launching rockets at Israel, at least at... more »»

France preparing for action, president visits Iraq

September 12, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is visiting Iraq as his country prepares possible airstrikes with a U.S. more »»

Doctor says Ford biopsy results will take a week

September 12, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — Mayor Rob Ford will have to wait a week to find out the results of a biopsy on his abdominal tumor, the controversial politician's doctor said.

Dr. more »»

Arab allies pledge to fight Islamic State group

September 12, 2014

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Key Arab allies promised Thursday to "do their share" to fight Islamic State militants, but NATO member Turkey refused to join in, signaling the struggle the U.. more »»

Venezuela's UN Security Council bid gains backing

September 12, 2014

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's socialist government has quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a diplomatic trophy that long eluded the late Hugo Chavez: a... more »»

Arab allies pledge to fight Islamic State group

September 11, 2014

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Key Arab allies promised Thursday to "do their share" to fight Islamic State militants, but NATO member Turkey refused to join in, signaling the struggle the U.. more »»

4th Sierra Leonean doctor infected with Ebola

September 11, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Another doctor from Sierra Leone who has tested positive for Ebola will be evacuated for medical treatment, an official said Thursday, making her the first citizen o... more »»

UN: 45 Fijian peacekeepers freed in Syria

September 11, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked militants released 45 Fijian peacekeepers captured two week ago in Syria, ending the U.. more »»

Eying Scotland, Spain Catalans seek secession vote

September 11, 2014

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Catalans energized by Scotland's upcoming independence referendum protested Thursday for a secession vote aimed at carving out a new Mediterranean... more »»

Ancient Greek tomb dig finds marble statues

September 11, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists inching through a large 2,300-year-old tomb in northern Greece on Thursday uncovered two marble female statues flanking the entrance to one of three... more »»

Pistorius not guilty of murder but was negligent

September 11, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbe. more »»

 
 

 

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