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Pope considering Cuba stop during US trip but no decision

April 17, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is considering adding a stop in Cuba to his U.S. trip in September but no decision has been made, the Vatican said Friday. more »»

Bahrain criticizes report on ongoing rights violations

April 17, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain is hitting back at an Amnesty International report alleging that government reforms have failed to end serious violations of human rights in the Gulf... more »»

Amid chaos, Al-Qaida consolidates hold of Yemen province

April 16, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen consolidated control over much of the country's largest province on Thursday, capturing a major airport, an oil terminal and the area's main militar... more »»

UN chief set to nominate new special envoy to Yemen

April 16, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday is expected to nominate the head of the U.N. Ebola mission as the new special envoy to Yemen, the country's U.N. more »»

Vatican unexpectedly ends crackdown of US nun group

April 16, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has unexpectedly ended its controversial overhaul of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns, cementing a shift in tone and treatment of the U.S. more »»

Police: Muslims threw Christians overboard during Med voyage

April 16, 2015

ROME (AP) — Italy's migration crisis took on a deadly new twist Thursday as police in Sicily reported that Muslim migrants had thrown 12 Christians overboard during a recent crossing from Libya,... more »»

Putin confident on economy, offers to mend ties with West

April 16, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has weathered the worst of its economic troubles and is on the road to recovery, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during a marathon call-in TV show, offering to... more »»

Obama could ease many Iranian sanctions without Congress

April 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even if Congress rejects his final Iranian nuclear deal, President Barack Obama could use his executive pen to offer Tehran a hefty portion of sanctions relief on his own. more »»

Man indicted in US for drug deal elected senator in Nigeria

April 16, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A man indicted in the United States for allegedly smuggling heroin, in a case that was the basis for the TV hit "Orange Is The New Black," has been elected a senator in... more »»

Thousands flee as IS group advances on Iraq's Ramadi

April 16, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — More than 2,000 families have fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi with little more than the clothes on their backs, officials said Thursday, as the Islamic State group closed in on the... more »»

6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes near Greek island

April 16, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck near the Greek island of Crete late Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damag. more »»

Europe dithers in face of unprecedented wave of migrants

April 16, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — An unprecedented wave of migrants has headed for the European Union's promised shores over the past week, with 10,000 people making the trip. more »»

Saudi-Iran rivalry over Yemen deepens Mideast sectarianism

April 16, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's government insists it is not at war with Iran despite its three-week air campaign against Tehran-backed rebels in Yemen, but the kingdom's powerful... more »»

Masked police raid Moscow offices of oil tycoon's group

April 16, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Masked police on Thursday raided the Moscow offices of a civil society organization funded by former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsk. more »»

Al-Qaida captures major airport, oil terminal in south Yemen

April 16, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida seized control of a major airport, a sea port and an oil terminal in southern Yemen on Thursday, consolidating its hold on the country's largest province amid wider... more »»

A leading candidate in Argentina would overhaul economy

April 16, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The man who could be Argentina's next president wants to put an end to tight government currency controls, make peace with the nation's creditors and improve... more »»

Why it's proving hard to save Greece

April 16, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — By the day, Greece is getting closer to a potentially catastrophic debt default that could force it out of the euro blo. more »»

Vatican unexpectedly ends takeover of US nun group

April 16, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Thursday unexpectedly ended its controversial takeover of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns, cementing a major shift in tone and treatment of U.S. more »»

Unrest amid pleas to end attacks on immigrants in S. Africa

April 16, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Jacob Zuma on Thursday urged South Africans to stop attacking immigrants from Africa and South Asia, but hundreds threatened peace marchers in a city where days of... more »»

Blacksmith creates replica of stolen Dachau camp gate

April 16, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — A wrought-iron gate bearing the cynical slogan "Arbeit macht frei," or "Work sets you free," that was stolen from the former Dachau concentration camp in November will soon be... more »»

 
 
 

 

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