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Romanian president-elect: Deep change coming

November 17, 2014

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — An ethnic German mayor who defeated the prime minister in a runoff to become Romania's president said Monday his victory signals stronger relations with the West and... more »»

Polish board game mocks communist rationing system

November 17, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A new Polish board game that ridicules the communist-era rationing system was launched Monday, with high school students straining their brains and then laughing at their ow... more »»

Tough stances from Putin, Merkel over Ukraine

November 17, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia and Germany squared off over Ukraine from opposite sides of the globe, with Vladimir Putin warning that Moscow will not accept a defeat for the pro-Russian... more »»

Paris prosecutor: At least 1 Frenchman in IS video

November 17, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A Paris prosecutor says that a French 22-year-old convert to radical Islam appears in a video showing a beheaded American aid worker and the deaths of Syrian soldiers. more »»

Red Cross officials: Ebola flaring anew in Africa

November 17, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — Red Cross officials helping to lead the fight against Ebola in West Africa said Monday the virus is still spreading, and they're having trouble recruiting health care workers to... more »»

Uganda hunts for missing ivory worth $1 million

November 17, 2014

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — More than a ton of ivory has disappeared from a Ugandan government vault, a police official said Monday as a corruption watchdog agency launched an investigation of Uganda'... more »»

Poles, Russians expel diplomats over spying

November 17, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Russian and Polish officials confirmed Monday that they have carried out tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions in an espionage affair that highlights intensified efforts by... more »»

President pelted on Velvet Revolution anniversary

November 17, 2014

PRAGUE (AP) — Celebrations on Monday to mark the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution felt more like an uprising against the current Czech president. more »»

As fears rise in Myanmar, Rohingya exodus grows

November 17, 2014

SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) — The captain of the small fishing vessel has spent most of his life helping fellow Rohingya Muslims escape persecution and hatred in Myanmar, but now even he is worried abou... more »»

9 face IRA charges in both parts of Ireland

November 17, 2014

DUBLIN (AP) — Seven Irishmen have been charged with membership in an Irish Republican Army faction after Northern Ireland police raided a suspected meeting of the outlawed Continuity IRA. more »»

European jihadis take lead roles in killing video

November 17, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Three young Europeans are believed to be among the cold-eyed fighters on a propaganda video showing a beheaded American aid worker and the deaths of Syrian soldiers, as the extremist... more »»

Families of captive Lebanese soldiers block roads

November 17, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Relatives of Lebanese soldiers held hostage by militants burned tires and blocked roads Monday after they said Islamic State group extremists threatened to kill their sons, causing... more »»

French official: Key week for Ebola fight in Mali

November 17, 2014

PARIS (AP) — The French president's point man on Ebola says this is a "decisive week" for Mali in its efforts to block the spread of the virus. more »»

American questioned for shipping human body parts

November 17, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — A parcel delivery company in Bangkok put three packages bound for the United States through a routine X-ray and made a startling discovery: preserved human parts, including an... more »»

Frenchman thought among killers in IS beheadings

November 17, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A young Frenchman is believed to be among the killers on an Islamic State propaganda video showing a beheaded American aid worker and the deaths of more than a dozen Syrian soldiers,... more »»

Chopin's heart exhumed in secret, like a relic

November 17, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As Frederic Chopin gasped for air on his deathbed in Paris in 1849, he whispered a request that became the stuff of musical legend: Remove my heart after I die and entomb it... more »»

British, Dutch kill poultry to fight bird flu

November 17, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Chickens were being killed in the Netherlands, and Britain was preparing to kill ducks, after two cases of bird flu were discovered in Europe — but officials insisted Monday that th... more »»

Confrontations await Obama after productive trip

November 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a productive trip abroad, President Barack Obama is back in Washington, where he faces confrontations with Republicans on immigration and an oil pipeline projec. more »»

Thai elephant tramples man, runs off with tourists

November 17, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — An elephant trampled its handler to death and ran off with two Russian tourists — a mother and her 9-year-old daughter — who were riding it during a trek in southern Thailand,... more »»

Car bombings in Baghdad kill 14 people

November 17, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — A pair of car bombs targeted busy commercial areas in the Iraqi capital on Monday, killing at least 14 people and wounding 31, officials said. more »»

 
 
 

 

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