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Amid heavy clashes in Fallujah, fears rise for civilians

May 31, 2016

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) — As Iraqi forces pressed an offensive Tuesday to dislodge Islamic State militants from Fallujah, conditions are worsening for tens of thousands of civilians trapped in the... more »»

Stowaway found aboard Emirates flight from China to Dubai

May 31, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A teenage boy sneaked into the cargo hold of an Emirates passenger plane in China and made it all the way to Dubai before being apprehended, the airline and... more »»

Mediterranean Sea disasters swallow up over 1,000 migrants

May 31, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The treacherous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy has claimed the lives of over 1,030 migrants in the last week, mostly as barely seaworthy smuggling boats foundered an... more »»

NATO chief says Warsaw summit comes at 'critical time'

May 31, 2016

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A NATO summit set for Warsaw in July comes at a "critical time" as the alliance deals with Russian assertiveness and the threat of terrorism amid other challenges,... more »»

Turkey concerned over Germany's stance on Armenian killings

May 31, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday expressed concerns to German Chancellor Angela Merkel over plans in Germany's parliament to recognize the World War I... more »»

The Latest: Paris to create center to take in migrants

May 31, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):

5:20 p.m. more »»

OAS chief moves against Venezuela

May 31, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Organization Of American States on Tuesday called for an emergency meeting of regional governments to evaluate Venezuela's respect for democracy, a move that... more »»

Kennedy relatives visit South Africa to mark anniversary

May 31, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In 1966, someone tossed a garland around Robert F. Kennedy's neck after he arrived at the Johannesburg airport at the height of white minority rule in South Africa. more »»

Thai authorities remove more tigers from Buddhist temple

May 31, 2016

BANGKOK (AP) — Wildlife officials have removed more of the 137 tigers kept in a Buddhist temple that operated as an admission-charging zoo and is suspected of illegally trafficking in the animals... more »»

Airstrikes kill 23 in Syria, Russia denies involvement

May 31, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — A wave of late night airstrikes pummeled the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, killing at least 23 people, wounding dozens and trapping several under the rubble of their homes,... more »»

German NGO Cap Anamur founder Rupert Neudeck dies at 77

May 31, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Rupert Neudeck, the co-founder of Germany-based humanitarian aid group Cap Anamur, which helped to rescue more than 10,000 Vietnamese "boat people," has died, the organization said. more »»

Heavy clashes as Iraqi forces push into IS-held Fallujah

May 31, 2016

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces battling their way into Fallujah repelled a four-hour counterattack by the Islamic State group on Tuesday, a day after entering the southern part of the... more »»

Global slavery index says 45.8 million people in servitude

May 31, 2016

LONDON (AP) — About 45.8 million people around the world are trapped in modern slavery, a charity said Tuesday — almost a third more than it estimated two years ago. more »»

The Latest: German firefighter admits refugee home arson

May 31, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):

4:05 p.m. more »»

UN: 880 killed in Mediterranean shipwrecks over last week

May 31, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — Survivors' accounts now indicate the dangerous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy claimed at least 880 lives in the last week as unseaworthy, overcrowded smuggling boats... more »»

EU drug agency: Ecstasy is making a comeback among the young

May 31, 2016

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Ecstasy is becoming popular again in the European Union, with online sales and targeted marketing helping to drive the revival among a new generation of users, the EU drug... more »»

UN: Sex transmission of Zika more common than first thought

May 31, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. health agency says sexual transmission of Zika is more common than first though. more »»

Ex-Miss Turkey gets suspended sentence for insulting Erdogan

May 31, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A court on Tuesday convicted a former Miss Turkey of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan through social media postings and gave her a 14-month suspended sentence, amid... more »»

Taliban attack buses in north Afghanistan, kill 9, abduct 35

May 31, 2016

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban attacked several buses on a road in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday morning, forcing passengers to disembark and killing nine people and abducting at least... more »»

Polish justice minister revives Polanski extradition drive

May 31, 2016

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's justice minister on Tuesday revived an effort to have filmmaker Roman Polanski extradited to the U.S. more »»

 
 
 

 

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