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Over 370 migrants taken to Indonesia after months at sea

May 20, 2015

SIMPANG TIGA, Indonesia (AP) — More than 370 migrants stranded at sea for months were rescued and taken to Indonesia, officials said Wednesday, the latest in a stream of Rohingya and Bangladeshi... more »»

Libya sends special envoy to talk with EU about migrant plan

May 19, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya said Tuesday it has sent a special envoy to speak with the European Union about the EU's proposed military operation to destroy the boats of migrant smugglers who... more »»

Russians captured in Ukraine send messages back home

May 19, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Lonely and hurting, two men lie in narrow beds in a Kiev hospital as controversy swirls around them. more »»

Portugal investigates police beating of man at soccer game

May 19, 2015

MATOSINHOS, Portugal (AP) — Jose Magalhaes took his two young boys and his elderly father to watch a big Portuguese soccer game, thinking it would be a treat for all. more »»

Masses of Burundi refugees show up in Tanzania

May 19, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Cholera and severe diarrhea have broken out among tens of thousands of refugees from Burundi who are jammed into a village in Tanzania on the edge of Lake Tanganyika, with... more »»

Algerian army kills 21 extremists who planned to hit capital

May 19, 2015

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian army troops killed 21 armed Islamic extremists who were meeting Tuesday in a forest to plan attacks on the country's capital, a ranking gendarmerie official said. more »»

Iraq struggles with sectarian politics after Ramadi fall

May 19, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — As it moves to try to reverse the stunning loss of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's largest Sunni province, the Shiite-led government is hamstrung by the sectarian politics it has... more »»

White House issues veto threat to trade currency measure

May 19, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama would veto trade negotiation authority if it contains a provision that would punish countries that undervalue their currency. more »»

Turkish singer shot in latest high-profile attack on a woman

May 19, 2015

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish authorities have charged an ex-boyfriend in the shooting of a young female talent show singer in southeast Turkey — the latest high-profile attack on a woman in Turkey,... more »»

Scotland Yard arrests 9 in major London jewel heist

May 19, 2015

LONDON (AP) — With meticulous planning and remarkable good fortune, the thieves who broke into a safe deposit in London's diamond district seemed to have pulled off the perfect jewel heist. more »»

UN lowers global economic growth estimate amid modest pace

May 19, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is lowering its growth estimate for the global economy this year, saying its previous forecast of 3.1 percent growth in 2015 is now more likely to be 2. more »»

Yemen's capital sees heaviest airstrikes since truce expired

May 19, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition on Tuesday carried out the heaviest airstrikes on the Yemeni capital since a five-day truce with Yemen's Shiite rebels expired earlier this week,... more »»

Remains of all 150 Germanwings crash victims are identified

May 19, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The remains of all 150 victims of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps will be turned over to their families for burial now that investigators have completed the process of... more »»

Unequal schools in France prompt strike, soul-searching

May 19, 2015

PARIS (AP) — France is trying to shake up a top-down system of teaching, end an elite bilingual program and give schools more say in how students spend their time, saying entrenched inequality in... more »»

Cannes steps into trouble with high-heels dress code

May 19, 2015

CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival is coming under scrutiny for its strict dress code after women not wearing high heels were turned away from a premiere. more »»

Experts: EU plan to tackle migrant trafficking is dangerous

May 19, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — Experts say the European Union's plan to disrupt the business of human traffickers and destroy their boats in the Mediterranean is a short-term deterrent that is likely to be... more »»

Lithuanian power grid has dark secret buried in Soviet past

May 19, 2015

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Giedrius Sakalauskas always thought there was something strange about the graffiti-sprayed, bunker-like structure in a leafy area outside the center of Vilniu. more »»

South Africa has new sensational murder case

May 19, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — "There was nothing in life I could do without Jayde by my side," the South African businessman said in his eulogy to his murdered wife. more »»

Survivors stunned by loss in Colombian town hit by flood

May 19, 2015

SALGAR, Colombia (AP) — Hector Raul Henao weeps as he surveys the barren landscape of mud and uprooted trees that for years was a vibrant community of small coffee farmers. more »»

UK's Prince Charles meets Sinn Fein in Ireland for 1st time

May 19, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Prince Charles offered a historic handshake Tuesday to Gerry Adams, longtime leader of the Irish nationalist Sinn Fein party and reputedly an Irish Republican Army commander when th... more »»

 
 
 

 

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