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Russia to resume space tourism in 2018

March 24, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia officials say they will resume space tourism in 2018 after years of sending into space only professional cosmonauts and astronauts. more »»

Officials: Suspected US drone strike kills 9 in Afghanistan

March 24, 2015

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Two intelligence officials in Pakistan say a suspected U.S. drone strike just across the border in Afghanistan has killed at least nine militants. more »»

Greek PM meeting with German opposition after Merkel talks

March 24, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is in Germany for a second day following lengthy meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel where both leaders sought to mend fences and looked for... more »»

Nusra Front quietly rises in Syria as Islamic State targeted

March 24, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The Nusra Front, Syria's al-Qaida affiliate, is consolidating power in territory stretching from the Turkish border to central and southern Syria, crushing moderate opponents and... more »»

Official: Gunmen kill at least 13 in Afghan highway attack

March 24, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen in eastern Afghanistan attacked passing vehicles on a darkened highway during a midnight assault Tuesday, killing at least 13 people, authorities said. more »»

Mastectomies on the rise in Venezuela amid economic crisis

March 24, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Oncologist Gabriel Romero performs hundreds of life-saving surgeries a year, but he no longer takes pleasure in his work. more »»

Okinawa orders halt to work related to US base relocation

March 24, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The governor of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa ordered a Defense Ministry branch to suspend all work in the area where a key U.S. more »»

Israel's Netanyahu apologizes to country's Arab minority

March 24, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized to Israel's Arab citizens on Monday for remarks he made during last week's parliament election that offended members of the community. more »»

AP Analysis: Is Israel democratic? Not so clear

March 24, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Is Israel a democracy? The answer is not so straightforward, and it increasingly matters given the diplomatic fallout over hardliner Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election last week. more »»

Pakistan: Short-range nukes needed to deter India

March 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pakistan needs short-range "tactical" nuclear weapons to deter arch-rival India, a top adviser to its government said Monday, dismissing concerns it could increase the risk of a... more »»

Israel's Netanyahu apologizes to country's Arab minority

March 23, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized to Israel's Arab citizens on Monday for remarks he made during last week's parliament election that offended members of the community. more »»

France swings to the right as Europe retrenches

March 23, 2015

PARIS (AP) — France, long the land of the left, is making a right turn.

The top two parties in weekend local elections were the conservative UMP and the far right National Front. more »»

Greek, German leaders seek to reboot relationship

March 23, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor sought Monday to reboot an increasingly sour relationship, saying they are looking for ways to help Athens reach a deal wit... more »»

Yemen FM: President Hadi calls for Gulf military, UN action

March 23, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has asked Gulf countries to intervene militarily against Shiite rebels who have seized the capital and are advancing toward... more »»

Greece's Tsipras commits to dialogue on bailout talks

March 23, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has committed to keep dialogue open in the country's efforts to agree with creditors on reforms that would qualify it for urgently-needed rescue... more »»

South African judge convicts retired tennis champion of rape

March 23, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A judge in South Africa on Monday convicted Bob Hewitt, a former Grand Slam tennis champion, of raping and sexually assaulting three girls whom he had been coaching. more »»

WHO denies politics swayed Ebola emergency declaration

March 23, 2015

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization denied Monday that politics swayed the decision to declare an international emergency over the spread of the Ebola virus last year, despite evidence... more »»

Oman ruler returns after months of treatment in Europe

March 23, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman's ailing 74-year-old leader, who has ruled the country for more than four decades, returned Monday after several months of treatment in Germany. more »»

Knox, ex-boyfriend face parallel trial by social media

March 23, 2015

MILAN (AP) — Italy's highest court this week takes up the Amanda Knox case for the second time as a parallel trial-by-social media rages online, with partisans on both sides seeking to shape... more »»

 
 
 

 

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