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Japan: Still working to free hostages after unverified video

January 24, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said early Sunday that Japan was still working to free two hostages held by the extremist Islamic State group while calling a new online video about their... more »»

Ukraine's leader calls emergency meeting after 29 are killed

January 24, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president has called an emergency meeting of his military officials in response to a rocket attack that left 29 dead in a strategic port city. more »»

Rockets kill 29 in Ukrainian city as rebel offensive begins

January 24, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, two schools, homes and shops Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 29 people, authorities said. more »»

Poles with Swiss-franc mortgages demand govt help

January 24, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles who have taken out mortgages in Swiss francs are protesting in a number of cities, demanding government help after the franc soared in recent weeks, making their... more »»

Experts examine bones as Spain hunts for Cervantes' remains

January 24, 2015

MADRID (AP) — Experts searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes have started what they hope will be the final phase of their nine-month quest to solve the mystery of where the great Spanis... more »»

Global economy hopes raised after European stimulus

January 24, 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The global economic outlook just got brighter after this week's big stimulus from the European Central Bank, leading policymakers from around the world said Saturday. more »»

DAVOS WATCH: ECB stimulus in focus, WTO deal hopes raised

January 24, 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The World Economic Forum held in the Swiss ski resort of Davos has the official goal of "improving the state of the world. more »»

Japan condemns new video, not yet verifying it's of hostages

January 24, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials said Saturday they were investigating a purported message from the extremist Islamic State group about the two Japanese hostages it holds. more »»

Rockets kill 21 in Ukraine city as rebel offensive begins

January 24, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools and homes Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 21 people, authorities sai. more »»

Ukraine rebel leader: offensive has begun upon key govt city

January 24, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The RIA Novosti news agency is citing eastern Ukrainian rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko as saying an offensive has begun on the strategic government-held port of Mariupol... more »»

Ukraine: cutting graft top priority to reach new bailout

January 24, 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Ukraine will focus on fixing its huge problem of corruption as it tries to convince its international rescue creditors to give it more loans, a government official said... more »»

Officials: 21 killed in Mariupol attack in Ukraine

January 24, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Indiscriminate rocket fire that hit a market, schools and homes Saturday in Ukraine's strategically important coastal city of Mariupol killed at least 21 people, authorities... more »»

Dignitaries head to Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah's death

January 24, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — World leaders and top dignitaries began arriving in Saudi Arabia on Saturday to give their condolences following the death of King Abdullah, who died early Friday at... more »»

Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons

January 24, 2015

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone. more »»

Report: 'Butcher of Hannover's' head cremated after 89 years

January 24, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — The head of a German serial killer known as the "Butcher of Hannover" has been cremated after lying in storage for 89 years. more »»

16 killed in Mariupol shelling in Ukraine

January 24, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A crowded open-air market and nearby homes in Ukraine's strategically important coastal city of Mariupol came under rocket fire Saturday morning, killing at least 16 people,... more »»

Tens of thousands protest after president resigns in Yemen

January 24, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Tens of thousands of Yemenis marched in protest on Saturday against Shiite rebels who hold the capital, amid a power vacuum in a country that is home to what Washington... more »»

Obama to cut short India trip to pay call on Saudi Arabia

January 24, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will cut short his three-day trip to India and visit Saudi Arabia to pay respects after the death of King Abdullah, U.S. and Indian officials said Saturday. more »»

Obama to cut short India trip to visit Saudi Arabia

January 24, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will cut short his three-day trip to India to travel to Saudi Arabia to pay respects following the death of King Abdullah, U.S. more »»

For first-time visitor, Havana is charming - and complicated

January 24, 2015

EDITOR'S NOTE: Bradley Klapper, who covered this week's U.S.-Cuba talks on re-establishing diplomatic relations, offers a first-person perspective about visiting Havana for the first time. more »»

 
 
 

 

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