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Spain: Princess Cristina to be tried for fraud

December 22, 2014

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Princess Cristina was indicted on tax fraud charges Monday — a severe setback to efforts by her brother King Felipe VI to rid the royalty of image problems after his... more »»

Prosecutor: No terror link in France car rampage

December 22, 2014

PARIS (AP) — French officials called for vigilance but warned against jumping to conclusions Monday after a pair of weekend attacks — one in which a driver ran down 13 bystanders, and another in... more »»

88-year-old ex-minister wins Tunisia election

December 22, 2014

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — An 88-year-old veteran of Tunisia's political establishment won the country's presidency, according to official results issued Monday, capping a four-year-long democratic... more »»

North Korea skipping UN Security Council meeting

December 22, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.N. more »»

China to investigate ex-President Hu's top aide

December 22, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — The top aide to former Chinese President Hu Jintao has been placed under investigation for unspecified disciplinary violations, the official Xinhua News Agency said Monday, in a... more »»

Russia bails out bank following ruble slide

December 22, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has bailed out a mid-sized bank for about $500 million to save it from bankruptcy— a clear sign that the slide in the value of the ruble in the wake of sliding oil prices is... more »»

Belarus enjoys bonanza amid Russia-West tensions

December 22, 2014

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — As relations between Russia and the West have sunk to their lowest point since the Cold War, there's one country that's reaping rewards — Belarus, whose authoritarian leader... more »»

Zimbabwe's president fires more cabinet members

December 22, 2014

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's festive season is marked by continued political infighting and financial austerity, as the president fired two more cabinet ministers and the country's civil... more »»

Australia family found after 10 days in wilderness

December 22, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in a hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the Australian wilderness with little food and in... more »»

Pope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats

December 22, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power at all costs, live hypocritical double... more »»

Chinese military plane crashes; 2 deaths reported

December 22, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese military plane crashed in the country's northwest on Monday and a news website says at least two people were killed.

The plane crashed at about 3 p.m. more »»

SKorea holds N-plant drills against cyber threats

December 22, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's monopoly nuclear power company said it began drills Monday against possible cyberattacks after online threats of attack against its plants. more »»

China opposes cyberattacks, doesn't name N. Korea

December 22, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — China told the U.S. more »»

Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India

December 22, 2014

RORO VILLAGE, India (AP) — Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Sheetos, the street-mime of Cairo

December 22, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Bright colors, strange clothes and a striking white mask steal the attention of everyday people going about their business in downtown Cair. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East

December 22, 2014

In the Middle East and the wider region this past week, Taliban gunmen attacked a school in Peshawer, Pakistan, killing 148 people —most of them children — in what was one of the country's... more »»

Morocco's transgender dancer courts acceptance

December 22, 2014

CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — It was a slow night on the red carpet at the opening of the Marrakech film festival for the photographers and everyone was complaining over the lack of celebrities. more »»

Iraq TV show makes 'terrorists' confront victims

December 22, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Haider Ali Motar was convicted of terrorism charges about a month ago for helping to carry out a string of Baghdad car bombings on behalf of the Islamic State extremist group. more »»

Experts expect surge in Cuba tourism under Obama opening

December 22, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — As the U.S. more »»

N. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims

December 22, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the... more »»

 
 
 

 

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