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Venezuela hikes minimum wage 30 percent amid economic crunch

May 1, 2016

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's president is ordering a 30 percent increase in the minimum wage, the latest move by the socialist government to grapple with high inflation and economic... more »»

IS claims responsibility for killing Bangladesh Hindu man

May 1, 2016

NEW DELHI (AP) — A Hindu man was hacked to death in central Bangladesh in the latest attack claimed by radical Islamists in the Muslim-majority nation, police said. more »»

33 rescued lions arrive in South Africa in airlift

April 30, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The roars of lions filled the cargo section of Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport Saturday evening as 33 lions rescued from South American circuses landed in South... more »»

Officials: Collapsed Kenyan building had no occupancy permit

April 30, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A building that collapsed amid heavy rains in Nairobi, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 134, did not have an occupancy permit, officials said Saturday as the... more »»

Fighting rages in Aleppo amid calm in other parts of Syria

April 30, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in Aleppo while rebels shelled government-held parts of the northern city, as a truce in other... more »»

Iraqi protesters pour into Green Zone, storm parliament

April 30, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters tore down walls and poured into the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a... more »»

Sweden celebrates king's 70th with ABBA's 'Dancing Queen'

April 30, 2016

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Royals from around the world flew in, loyal Swedes lined the streets of Stockholm and the sounds of ABBA's "Dancing Queen" rang out from an army band on Saturday as Sweden... more »»

Iran's moderates get most parliament seats after runoff

April 30, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian moderates and reformists who support last year's landmark nuclear deal have won the largest number of seats in parliament following runoff elections, marking a shift... more »»

The Latest: Iraq PM says situation in Baghdad under control

April 30, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local):

8:30 p.m. more »»

Police: 12 dead in building collapse in Kenyan capital

April 30, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A six-story residential building collapsed in heavy rain in Nairobi, killing 12 people and injuring at least 134, Kenyan officials said Saturday. more »»

Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching

April 30, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic... more »»

Police: 10 dead in building collapse in Kenyan capital

April 30, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A six-story residential building collapsed in heavy rain in Nairobi, killing 10 people and injuring at least 134, Kenyan officials said Saturday. more »»

Iran's moderates emerge from runoff with most seats

April 30, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian moderates and reformists who support President Hassan Rouhani and last year's landmark nuclear deal have failed to secure a majority after parliamentary runoff... more »»

Iraqi protesters breach Green Zone, storm parliament

April 30, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Hundreds of protesters climbed over the blast walls surrounding Baghdad's highly-fortified Green Zone for the first time on Saturday and stormed into parliament, carrying Iraqi... more »»

Wrecked helicopter fuselage raised from the sea in Norway

April 30, 2016

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Emergency crews pulled the wrecked fuselage of an Airbus EC-225 helicopter out of the sea Saturday off western Norway after a crash that killed all 13 people on board. more »»

Kremlin: Japan's PM Abe to visit Putin in Russia next week

April 30, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin has announced that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia next week to meet with President Vladimir Putin, a step toward deepening relations overshadowed b... more »»

Holy fire ceremony in Jerusalem draws thousands

April 30, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Christians have gathered in Jerusalem for an ancient fire ceremony that celebrates Jesus' resurrection. more »»

China lays out firm conditions for improved ties with Japan

April 30, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — China laid out firm conditions Saturday for improved ties with Japan, telling Tokyo's visiting foreign minister that there could be "no ambiguity or vacillation" in meeting... more »»

Air strikes on Aleppo amid calm in other parts of Syria

April 30, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes and helicopter gunships launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in the northern city of Aleppo. more »»

Iran media: Moderates win more than 30 more parliament seats

April 30, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's moderate-reformist bloc secured more than 30 additional seats in parliamentary runoff elections, according to a Saturday report on state TV. more »»

 
 
 

 

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