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Oxfam: Rich countries must support Ebola recovery

January 27, 2015

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Rich countries must act swiftly to repair battered health systems and get cash to millions of families in the three countries hit hardest by the world's worst Ebola... more »»

Police raid southern French town with strong jihadi network

January 27, 2015

PARIS (AP) — French security forces detained five people Tuesday and broke up a jihadi recruiting network in a small southern town that has sent several French youths to fight in Syria and Iraq,... more »»

Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin

January 27, 2015

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — When the Soviet army entered Auschwitz exactly 70 years ago, finding piles of corpses and prisoners close to death, a Russian soldier took a small and hungry 11-year-old... more »»

Aer Lingus backs takeover, needs Irish government support

January 27, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Aer Lingus said Tuesday it supports a takeover bid by British Airways parent IAG, putting the Irish national airline with its trademark shamrock tailfins on course for foreign... more »»

Russia announces anti-crisis plan after rating downgrade

January 27, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — After a top ratings agency cut Russia's credit grade to "junk" status, the government in Moscow on Tuesday announced a plan that will see the economy return to a budget surplus in... more »»

EU leaders threaten more anti-Russian sanctions over Ukraine

January 27, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are threatening fresh sanctions against Russia because of what it sees as "growing support" of Moscow for separatists in eastern Ukraine during intensified... more »»

Japan turns to 'I am Kenji' Facebook page on hostage crisis

January 27, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The plight of freelance journalist Kenji Goto, taken captive by Islamic State group militants, has gripped Japan, and the people's hopes for his safety are now on Facebook with a... more »»

Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, pilot

January 27, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese envoy in Jordan expressed hope that both Japanese hostage Kenji Goto and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as... more »»

Obama promotes religious and gender equity in India speech

January 27, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfill its constitution's pledge to uphold the "dignity of the individual," drawing on his own experience as a minority in... more »»

Arab lawmakers shake up Israeli politics with historic union

January 27, 2015

HAIFA, Israel (AP) — Israel's Arab political parties are banding together under one ticket for the first time ever ahead of national elections in March, hoping to boost turnout and help unseat... more »»

Fidel Castro writes statement on shift in Cuba-US relations

January 27, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro ended his long silence over his country's decision to restore diplomatic ties with the United States, writing that he backs the negotiations... more »»

Argentine president seeks overhaul of intelligence services

January 27, 2015

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez called on Congress to dissolve Argentina's intelligence services in the wake of the mysterious death of a prosecutor, strongly denying his... more »»

Failed Iraqi bomber named in Islamic State hostage crisis

January 27, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — In the moments after her husband blew himself up in the ballroom of a Jordanian hotel as part of an al-Qaida plot, Sajida al-Rishawi fled the scene of chaos wearing her own explosiv... more »»

Egypt: Release of Mubarak's sons caps weekend of violence

January 26, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — In a sign of confidence by a tough Egyptian government, Hosni Mubarak's two sons were freed Monday after almost four years in prison, following a weekend marked by a spate of... more »»

US drone strikes resume in Yemen despite turmoil

January 26, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A U.. more »»

Colombians celebrate Miss Universe title

January 26, 2015

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Carnival has come a few weeks early to the Caribbean city of Barranquilla where residents took to the streets on Monday to show their hometown pride after local beauty... more »»

Greece's first radical left prime minister sworn in

January 26, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Tieless and eschewing the traditional religious swearing-in ceremony, but with a surprise coalition deal in the bag and a sanguine international reception, radical left... more »»

S&P downgrades Russia credit rating to junk

January 26, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Standard & Poor's rating agency on Monday downgraded Russia's credit grade by one notch to junk status, citing a weakened economic outloo. more »»

Kurds celebrate ousting Islamic State fighters from Kobani

January 26, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Jubilant Kurdish fighters ousted Islamic State militants from the key Syrian border town of Kobani on Monday after a four-month battle — a significant victory for both the Kurds and... more »»

 
 
 

 

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