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IS advances against rebels in north Syria

April 27, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants seized five villages from Syrian rebels close to the Turkish border Wednesday, further weakening the rebels' foothold in and around the northern city of... more »»

UN chief urges nuclear test ban treaty ratification

April 27, 2016

VIENNA (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the U.S. and seven other nations to ratify the treaty banning nuclear weapons testing so that the agreement can take effect. more »»

Head of German spy agency to be replaced in July

April 27, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's spy chief is being replaced, Chancellor Angela Merkel's office said Wednesday, citing major upcoming "challenges" for the country's foreign intelligence agency. more »»

French billionaire to create new art museum in Paris

April 27, 2016

PARIS (AP) — The French billionaire and art collector Francois Pinault has announced the creation of a new contemporary art museum in central Pari. more »»

Undercover squad may mean more covering up for Tehran women

April 27, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran resident Sousan Heidari has stopped letting her headscarf slip casually down over her neck and shoulders while driving in the Iranian capital. more »»

Man dies after being gored by buffalo in Spanish safari park

April 27, 2016

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say a man has died after being repeatedly gored by a buffalo in a safari park in eastern Spain. more »»

Poll: Wide differences in Muslim views on political Islam

April 27, 2016

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A survey in 10 countries with significant Muslim populations, released Wednesday, found "striking" differences in the extent to which people believe the Quran should... more »»

Separatists: 5 civilians killed in eastern Ukraine fighting

April 27, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — At least five people including a pregnant woman were killed and more than 10 injured early Wednesday on the front line in eastern Ukraine in the worst civilian loss of life there in... more »»

EU, Kosovo police arrest 6 in major organized crime raids

April 27, 2016

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The European Union's police mission in Kosovo conducted a major operation against an Albanian-Serb organized crime ring on Wednesday, officials said. more »»

Iran's president slams US court ruling on frozen assets

April 27, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president said Wednesday that a U.S. court ruling that allows for the seizure of Iranian assets amounts to theft and indicates continued "hostility" toward his country. more »»

Lawyer calls Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam a "little jerk"

April 27, 2016

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on Paris attacks (all times local):

3:05 p.m. more »»

UAE considers new fire safety laws after skyscraper blazes

April 27, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai will supervise construction crews more strictly and monitor the material they use after a series of skyscraper fires, including a New Year's Eve blaze tha... more »»

Dutch mark chilly King's Day with music, free markets

April 27, 2016

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch marked their king's birthday Wednesday with an official celebration in the northeastern city of Zwolle and festivals and unofficial garage sales around the... more »»

Egyptian family seeks help for conjoined twins

April 27, 2016

SADAT CITY, Egypt (AP) — The parents of conjoined twins in Egypt are calling for help to separate the girls, saying they have been unable to find treatment so far. more »»

Aquino: Canadian's killers also plotted to kidnap Pacquiao

April 27, 2016

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president said Wednesday that Abu Sayyaf militants may have plotted to kill him and kidnap boxing star Manny Pacquiao, disclosing previously unknown... more »»

French prosecutor: Key Paris attacks suspect moved to France

April 27, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam — Europe's most wanted fugitive until his capture in Belgium last month — was transferred Wednesday to France and was to appear before... more »»

EU, Kosovo police in major operation against organized crime

April 27, 2016

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The European Union's police mission in Kosovo has launched a major operation against organized crime. more »»

Artificial limbs offer Syrians new chances at life

April 27, 2016

REYHANLI, Turkey (AP) — Every time 3-year-old Seif wears his new prosthetic legs, the toddler puts up a fight. more »»

Egypt official says Sinai bombing kills 3 police, wounds 8

April 27, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state news agency says three policemen have been killed in a roadside bombing in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula. more »»

Thailand is used to hot Aprils, but not this hot!

April 27, 2016

BANGKOK (AP) — Animals at Bangkok's zoo are being fed special frozen fruit pops. People are flocking to shopping malls just to soak up the air-conditioning. more »»

 
 
 

 

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