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Seoul to halt broadcasts as N. Korea shows regret for blast

August 24, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has agreed to halt propaganda broadcasts at noon Tuesday after North Korea expressed regret over a recent land mine blast that maimed two South Korean troops... more »»

Witness: Ancient Syrian temple completely destroyed by IS

August 24, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — An ancient temple in the Syrian town of Palmyra was reduced to rubble by Islamic State militants, a witness said Monday, confirming the complete destruction of the ancient monument... more »»

5 things to know about France's most storied medal

August 24, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Three Americans and a British businessman were awarded France's highest decoration, the Legion of Honor, or Legion d'Honneur, Monday for subduing a gunman on a high-speed train... more »»

UN expected cost on Iran nuke monitoring: 9.2M euro per year

August 24, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — The U.N.'s atomic agency tasked with monitoring Iranian compliance with last month's nuclear deal says the work will cost about 9. more »»

Seoul: Talks between 2 Koreas over rising tensions end

August 24, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Marathon negotiations between senior officials of the two Koreas ended early Tuesday, the third day of an attempt to defuse a crisis that had the rivals threatening war. more »»

Ukraine vows to increase troops to fend off rebel attacks

August 24, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president vowed to increase troop numbers to fend off attacks by Russia-backed separatist rebels and warned his countrymen that there is still the threat of a... more »»

Iran deal picks up support following Reid's endorsement

August 24, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on board, the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers is picking up momentum to survive fierce opposition from Republican an... more »»

Greece: Newly formed party receives mandate to form gov't

August 24, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A new anti-austerity party formed by rebel lawmakers who quit the governing left-wing Syriza was given its chance Monday to seek government coalition partners and prevent... more »»

UK imposes curbs on vintage aircraft after air show crash

August 24, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Britain's aviation regulator on Monday issued immediate restrictions on flying displays by vintage aircraft, after a jet performing at an airshow crashed and killed at least 11... more »»

Rival Koreas masters at pulling back from the brink

August 24, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Once again, the Koreas are trying to disentangle themselves from violence and threats of war — this time in tense talks that have dragged out in two marathon sessions... more »»

UN chief remembers 23 killed in Boko Haram bomb in Nigeria

August 24, 2015

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute Monday to 23 colleagues killed four years ago in a Boko Haram car bombing at his organization's Nigeria headquarters. more »»

UK authorities impose restrictions on vintage aircraft

August 24, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Britain's aviation regulator has issued immediate restrictions on vintage aircraft after an airshow accident that killed at least 11 people. more »»

Witness confirms IS destruction of ancient temple in Syria

August 24, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — A resident in the Syrian city of Palmyra says Islamic State militants have demolished the ancient temple of Baalshamin after laying explosives around it for over a month, confirming... more »»

US stocks plunge at open after Chinese stock rout

August 24, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. markets plunged at the open Monday following a big drop in Chinese stocks.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 1,000 points in early trading. more »»

A look at the latest developments in Europe's migrant crisis

August 24, 2015

Record numbers of migrants and refugees fleeing violence and poverty in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea are trying to reach Europe, despite the risks of perilous sea crossings an... more »»

Wave of EU-bound migrants crosses into Serbia

August 24, 2015

MIRATOVAC, Serbia (AP) — In a new human wave surging through the Balkans, thousands of exhausted migrants from the Middle East, Asia and Africa crossed on foot Monday from Macedonia into Serbia o... more »»

Global market plunge intensifies on fears over China

August 24, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — World stock markets plunged and Wall Street was due to suffer heavy losses on Monday after China's main index sank . more »»

Tunisia's young democracy stumbles under terror threat

August 24, 2015

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The seven men spent a week in a Tunisian prison on terrorism charges, suffering what they claim was torture under custody, before a judge released them for lack of evidence. more »»

China plans to boost penalties for sex with girls under 14

August 24, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — China is planning to close a loophole that allowed some men to get away with relatively light penalties after having sex with girls under age 14, state media said Monday, following... more »»

 
 

 

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