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Russia to seek 10 years in prison for opposition activist

December 19, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors on Friday demanded that the nation's most prominent opposition leader be sentenced to 10 years in prison on allegations of fraud, which he rejected as a... more »»

Britain moves closer to allowing women in combat

December 19, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Britain's defense minister said Friday that women should be allowed to serve in front-line army combat units, and he hopes the first will be joining within two years. more »»

Pakistan: 77 militants killed after school massacre

December 19, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters... more »»

AP PHOTOS: 4 seasons in 1 war on WWI battlefields

December 19, 2014

BOEZINGE, Belgium (AP) — A century on, the four seasons bring constant changes to the scarred landscapes and ruins of the World War I battlefields in Belgium and northern France. more »»

Key Profumo scandal figure Mandy Rice-Davies dies

December 19, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in the "Profumo Affair," a scandal of sex and politics that rocked Cold War Britain, has died. She was 70. more »»

Greek lawmaker alleges bribery attempt in presidential vote

December 19, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A lawmaker from a small right-wing party claimed Friday that someone he did not identify had attempted to bribe him to vote in favor of electing Greece's new president. more »»

Dutch coalition crisis fizzles out

December 19, 2014

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A dispute over a health care bill that nearly caused the collapse of the Dutch government has been resolved with a compromise, though doubts remain about whether it will prove... more »»

8 children killed, mother stabbed, in Australia

December 19, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said. more »»

For US and Cuba, normalcy will take many steps

December 19, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — How does one end almost 54 years of hostility toward a next-door neighbor?

That's about to become clear as the Obama administration and the communist government of Raul... more »»

Essebsi narrow favorite to win Tunisian presidency

December 19, 2014

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — For the third time in just two months, Tunisian voters will head to the polls this weekend, this time to elect a president in a runoff vote that presents a stark choice... more »»

Pakistan: 67 militants killed after school massacre

December 19, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 67 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people ... more »»

In Lebanon, Syrian newborns risk statelessness

December 19, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Nearly 30,000 Syrian children born as refugees in Lebanon are in a legal limbo, not registered with any government, exposing them to the risk of a life of statelessness deprived of... more »»

Brazil graft cases: Beginning of impunity's end?

December 19, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A federal investigation into a kickback scheme at Brazil's state oil company has, so far, ensnared 30 executive. more »»

8 children killed in home in northern Australia

December 19, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police sai. more »»

Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US deal

December 19, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — When convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo failed to call home from prison, his parents went to the jail to see if their son had fallen il. more »»

Sony film took aim at North Korea's biggest taboo

December 19, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — If the U.. more »»

Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US

December 19, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States unleashed expectations Thursday of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past o... more »»

EU leaders agree to fund for jumpstarting growth

December 18, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Thursday to create a strategic investment fund that could generate up to 315 billion euros ($386 billion) in private- and public-sector money to... more »»

Next steps on Cuba: Normalizing could take awhile

December 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — How does one end almost 54 years of hostility toward a next-door neighbor?

That's about to become clear as the Obama administration and the communist government of Raul... more »»

Pope Benedict helped free American from Cuba

December 18, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis rightly got credit for helping bring the U.S. and Cuba together and free U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross. more »»

 
 
 

 

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