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French rail strike disrupts commuters across the country

April 26, 2016

PARIS (AP) — A French rail strike has seriously disrupted train service around the country, canceling a slew of train routes and snarling commutes for hundreds of thousands in Paris and in the... more »»

S. Korea: N. Korea almost completes nuclear test preparation

April 26, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president said Tuesday that North Korea has almost completed preparations to conduct a fifth nuclear test as the country has reportedly placed a new... more »»

Al-Qaida says it killed Bangladesh gay activist, friend

April 26, 2016

NEW DELHI (AP) — The banned group Ansar-al Islam, the Bangladeshi branch of al-Qaida on the Indian subcontinent, has claimed responsibility for the killings of a gay rights activist and his frien... more »»

Philippine troops hunt down extremists who beheaded Canadian

April 26, 2016

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military came under increased pressure Tuesday to rescue more than 20 foreign hostages after their Muslim extremist captors beheaded a Canadian man, but... more »»

Bangladesh vows justice in killing of gay activist, friend

April 26, 2016

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Bangladeshi prime minister has vowed to hunt down and prosecute those who fatally stabbed two men, including a gay rights activist who also worked for the U.S. more »»

China set to pass law tightening controls on foreign NGOs

April 26, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — China's national legislature is poised to vote this week on a draft law criticized by overseas governments for tightening controls over foreign non-governmental groups by bringing... more »»

North Korea puts midrange missile on standby, report says

April 26, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is believed to have placed a new, powerful midrange missile on standby for an impending launch, a news report said Tuesday. more »»

Australia says French company wins huge submarine contract

April 26, 2016

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia announced Tuesday that French company DCNS had beat bidders from Japan and Germany to build the next generation of submarines in Australia's largest-ever... more »»

Parents of missing Mexican students slam government probe

April 26, 2016

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The parents of 43 missing students who disappeared in September 2014 accused Mexico's government on Monday of lying to them, planting evidence and not adequately investigating... more »»

Parents of missing Mexican students slam government probe

April 25, 2016

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The parents of 43 missing students who disappeared in September 2014 accused Mexico's government on Monday of lying to them, planting evidence and not adequately investigating... more »»

1 dead in Armenia bus explosion

April 25, 2016

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenian officials say an explosion of a city bus in the capital has killed at least one person and wounded six others. more »»

Egyptian police stifle plans for mass protest over islands

April 25, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of Egyptian riot police on Monday stifled plans for mass demonstrations against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's rule, using tear gas, birdshot and beating up young... more »»

Saudi Arabia outlines reform plan for oil-addicted economy

April 25, 2016

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia unveiled a bold reform plan on Monday aimed at weaning the country off its "addiction" to oil in a bid to prepare the next generation of Saudi leaders for... more »»

2 men including USAID employee killed in Bangladesh

April 25, 2016

NEW DELHI (AP) — Unidentified assailants fatally stabbed two men in Bangladesh's capital Monday night, including a gay rights activist who also worked for the U.S. more »»

French cardinal admits mistakes in child sex abuse cases

April 25, 2016

PARIS (AP) — A French cardinal said his diocese has made "some mistakes" in the management and nomination of certain priests amid allegations that he had covered up child sex abuse cases. more »»

Canadian man decapitated by Philippine extremists

April 25, 2016

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that the decapitated head of a Caucasian male recovered Monday night in the southern Philippines belong to one two... more »»

Lawyer: Iran to free artist, activist soon

April 25, 2016

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The lawyer for a prominent jailed Iranian artist and activist say authorities will soon free his client. more »»

Dubai pushes the pedal to the metal on driverless cars

April 25, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Already home to the world's biggest skyscraper, Dubai has another tall order to fill: By 2030, its leader wants 25 percent of all trips on its roads to be done... more »»

At least 28 killed in violence in Syria's capital and Aleppo

April 25, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Violence in Syria continued for the fourth straight day to chip away at what remains from a cease-fire that has effectively collapsed, leaving at least 28 people dead Monda... more »»

Merkel hints at further military effort in Libya after talks

April 25, 2016

HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that she, U.S. more »»

 
 

 

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