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Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

July 29, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shell... more »»

Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats

July 29, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring... more »»

Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine

July 29, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Shells smashed into a residential neighborhood of Donetsk on Tuesday as Ukrainian forces intensified their campaign to encircle the rebel stronghol. more »»

Top Sierra Leone doctor dies of Ebola

July 29, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Authorities say the top doctor treating Ebola in Sierra Leone has died from the disease.

Dr. more »»

Sources: EU adopts tough new sanctions on Russia

July 29, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the... more »»

China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

July 29, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief on Tuesday, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a... more »»

Strong quake shakes Mexico's Gulf coast

July 29, 2014

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — A strong earthquake shook much of eastern Mexico on Tuesday, but there were no reports of damage or injury.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6. more »»

Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin

July 29, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated by a suicide bomber hiding explosives in his cap on Tuesday, a provincial official said. more »»

Kosovo prosecutor suspects some killed for organs

July 29, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — A special European Union prosecutor said Tuesday he had "compelling indications" that up to ten captives were killed to have their organs harvested for illegal trafficking and... more »»

PLO offers truce as at least 100 killed in Gaza

July 29, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A senior PLO official proposed a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire Tuesday in the Gaza war, saying he spoke in the name of Hamas, but was contradicted a short while... more »»

Turkish PM Erdogan returning Jewish American award

July 29, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is returning an award given to him by a Jewish American group in 2004, after the group asked for it back because of comments he... more »»

Gaza official: At least 100 killed Tuesday in Gaza

July 29, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian health official says at least 100 Palestinians have been killed in the fighting in Gaza on Tuesday. more »»

PLO offers 24-hour truce, says it speaks for Hamas

July 29, 2014

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — .A senior PLO official has called for a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war, saying he is also speaking in the name of Hamas. more »»

St. Petersburg airport briefly evacuated

July 29, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Pulkovo airport in Russia's St. Petersburg was briefly evacuated on Tuesday because of a bomb threat. more »»

US, EU preparing new sanctions against Russia

July 29, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and the European Union, finally in synch on how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, are preparing a powerful one-two punch against Russia's economy,... more »»

German minister: best for Snowden to return to US

July 29, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's justice minister says the best outcome for National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden would be a deal with U.S. authorities to return hom. more »»

Israel hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war

July 29, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's onl... more »»

BP warns of impact of Russia sanctions on profits

July 29, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Energy company BP warned Tuesday that further international sanctions on Russia could hurt its profits because of its stake in the country's oil giant, Rosneft. more »»

Lonely Londoners looking to open up to strangers

July 29, 2014

LONDON (AP) — It's a typical urban routine: Sit on the subway, headphones in, fiddling with the smartphone to avoid eye contact with fellow passenger. more »»

2 tank shells hit fuel tank at Gaza power plant

July 29, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tank shells hit a fuel tank of the Gaza Strip's only power plant on Tuesday, forcing the plant to shut down, a spokesman for Gaza's electricity distribution... more »»

 
 

 

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