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Rio museum opens its doors to Carnival's anonymous artisans

May 6, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Jeff Koons' "Balloon Dog" and Henry Moore's "Archer" are among some of the world's most iconic sculptures competing for space at a new museum exhibition where one of Alberto... more »»

 
 
 
Moments from safety, migrants die trying to reach Europe

May 6, 2015

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Young men piled over each other, some shimmying up ropes dangling from the towering rescue ship and others falling into the churning sea. more »»

Obama administration approves first ferry service to Cuba

May 5, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — The Obama administration approved the first ferry service in decades between the United States and Cuba on Tuesday, potentially opening a new path for the hundreds of thousands of... more »»

11 dead after Mali separatists launch central region attack

May 5, 2015

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Members of a coalition of separatist groups attacked a town in central Mali on Tuesday, killing 11 people and moving violence farther south after a cease-fire was broken last... more »»

5 paintings missing since WWII returning to Germany

May 5, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five paintings missing since World War II are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers. more »»

Yemen rebels fire into Saudi Arabia, killing at least 3

May 5, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Yemen's rebels fired rockets and mortars into Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, killing at least three people and purportedly capturing five soldiers in an attack showing the... more »»

Moments from safety, migrants die trying to reach Europe

May 5, 2015

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Young men piled over each other, some shimmying up ropes dangling from the towering rescue ship and others falling into the churning sea. more »»

Five paintings missing since WWII returning to Germany

May 5, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five paintings missing since World War II are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers. more »»

Nigerian troops who fled Boko Haram now have them on the run

May 5, 2015

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — A year ago, a dozen Nigerian troops fighting about 200 Boko Haram militants in the town of Chibok exhausted their ammunition and ran, leaving the road open for the abduction... more »»

Ex-IRA man linked to 2005 slaying shot dead in Belfast

May 5, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — A former Irish Republican Army commander linked to one of the outlawed group's most notorious killings was shot dead at close range Tuesday morning on a street near his home in... more »»

Greece lobbies creditors for loan payout, cites progress

May 5, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — With Greek ministers dispatched across Europe on a whirlwind goodwill tour on Tuesday, top officials said they were making progress on finding a way to keep the country afloat and... more »»

60 bodies recovered in Nepal valley hit by quake, mudslide

May 5, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Emergency workers have recovered the bodies of 60 people — including nine foreigners — who were killed when Nepal's earthquake triggered a mudslide that buried a village i... more »»

Canadian judge delays bail decision for ex-Gitmo inmate

May 5, 2015

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — A Canadian judge said Tuesday she needs more time to make a decision on whether a former Guantanamo Bay inmate should be released on bail while he appeals his conviction... more »»

5 years of bailouts: the grim legacy of Greece's crisis

May 5, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The sculpture shows a shabbily-dressed man slipping off what appears to be a graph, an economic index perhaps, that is crumbling under his feet. more »»

Yemen rebels fire into Saudi Arabia, killing at least 2

May 5, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Yemen's rebels fired rockets and mortars into Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, killing at least two civilians and reportedly capturing five soldiers in an attack showing the... more »»

Islamic State claims responsibility for Texas cartoon attack

May 5, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a weekend attack at a center near Dallas, Texas, that was exhibiting cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad — though... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

May 5, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A new British royal princess was born last week in London — Charlotte Elizabeth Diana — capturing the attention of the world's press. more »»

UN envoy starts consultations on Syrian civil war in Geneva

May 5, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — A United Nations envoy has begun a series of low-level consultations in Geneva with representatives of the Syrian government and its opponents in the hopes of finding enough common... more »»

AP Exclusive: Video shows migrant rescue of deflating dinghy

May 5, 2015

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Dramatic footage emerged Tuesday of a Mediterranean Sea rescue showing migrants on a sinking rubber boat desperately clambering up ropes and a ladder from a cargo ship that... more »»

Ex-IRA man linked to 2005 slaying shot to death in Belfast

May 5, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — A former Irish Republican Army commander linked to one of the outlawed group's most notorious killings has been shot to death in Belfast, residents and police said Tuesday. more »»

UK election hopefuls burn rubber in final campaign push

May 5, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Britain's political leaders crisscrossed the country Tuesday in a frenetic last dash to convert undecided voters, with less than 48 hours to go until an election likely to produce n... more »»

 
 

 

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