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Russian troops put on high alert as part of massive drills

February 8, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has scrambled thousands of troops and hundreds of warplanes across southwestern Russia for large-scale military drills intended to test the troops' readines... more »»

Fans can have Hendrix experience at guitarist's London home

February 8, 2016

LONDON (AP) — When he was not being a string-shredding, amp-blasting guitar hero, Jimi Hendrix liked nothing better than to sit at home drinking tea and watching the British soap opera "Coronatio... more »»

Chinese visit temples, fairs to ring in Year of the Monkey

February 8, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and others around Asia flocked to temples and fairs to pray for good health and fortune on Monday, the first day of the Lunar New Year. more »»

The Latest: Austrian official warns of migrant limits

February 8, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):

6:15 p.. more »»

Belarusian leader says Russia will offer bailout

February 8, 2016

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The leader of Belarus says Russia has promised to offer financial assistance to his nation. more »»

The Latest: Death toll in sinking off Turkey now at least 27

February 8, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):

5:15 p.m. more »»

UN panel documents 'extermination' of detainees in Syria

February 8, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — International investigators say several thousands of detainees have been executed, beaten to death or otherwise left to die during Syria's civil war, in policies that appear to... more »»

Senegal fears extremism amid imam arrests, regional attacks

February 8, 2016

KAOLACK, Senegal (AP) — Dozens of armed security forces descended on the Quranic school at night, arresting an imam suspected of having links to Islamic extremists in Nigeria. more »»

Merkel says 'horrified' by Russian bombings in Syria

February 8, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and Germany agreed on Monday on a set of measures to try to tackle the Syrian refugee crisis, including a joint diplomatic initiative aimed at halting attacks against... more »»

Iran awards medals of honor to its nuclear team

February 8, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran awarded medals of honor on Monday to its nuclear negotiators, who helped clinch a landmark deal with world powers last year. more »»

The Latest: Hungary's Orban blames West for migrant crisis

February 8, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):

4:35 p.m. more »»

Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake

February 8, 2016

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — At least four people, including an 8-year-old girl, were rescued Monday from a high-rise Taiwanese apartment building toppled by a powerful quake two days earlier, as... more »»

South African university suspends 2 in costume outcry

February 8, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African university suspended two white students for painting their faces in what it called a "blackface" incident deemed to be racially offensive. more »»

Call for responsive governments at Dubai summit amid turmoil

February 8, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.. more »»

North Korea's new satellite flew over Super Bowl site

February 8, 2016

TOKYO (AP) — Here's a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea's newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended. more »»

Spain: Madrid city calls for release of puppeteers

February 8, 2016

MADRID (AP) — Madrid city hall apologized Monday to parents for exposing their children to a violent puppet show, but says jailing the puppeteers for allegedly praising terrorism was... more »»

Merkel in Turkey for migrants talks as 33 people die at sea

February 8, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel held talks in Ankara Monday on how to reduce the influx of people into Europe as reports emerged that another 33 people died off Turkey's... more »»

Syria troops make more gains in Aleppo, near Turkish border

February 8, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian army troops recaptured a new village north of Aleppo Monday, bringing troops and allied militiamen to within a few kilometers of the Turkish border as part of a major... more »»

Australian released by jihadists arrives in Burkina Faso

February 8, 2016

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — An Australian woman who was freed by her al-Qaida captors after several weeks said Monday that she hopes her husband who remains a hostage will soon be released a... more »»

South Africa's Desmond Tutu defends reconciliation process

February 8, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has defended the reconciliation policy that ended white minority rule in South Africa, saying the country has social and economic problems... more »»

 
 
 

 

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