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3 flee from Sydney cafe at heart of hostage drama

December 15, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Three people ran out a fire exit of a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of people hostage at the height of Monday morning rush hour. more »»

3 people have run out of Sydney building

December 15, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Three people ran out a fire exit of a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of people hostage at the height of Monday morning rush hour. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

December 15, 2014

The case of 43 missing — and apparently murdered — students in Mexico ignited indignation across the country and around the worl. more »»

Hostage situation erupts in Sydney cafe

December 15, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — A gunman took an unknown number of people hostage inside a downtown Sydney chocolate shop and cafe at the height of Monday morning rush hour, with two people inside the cafe seen... more »»

Japan Abe faces battle on reforms despite vote win

December 15, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces strong resistance to a promised economic and political overhaul despite a weekend election victory that gives him up to four more years in... more »»

Japan's ruling coalition wins big in elections

December 15, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces strong resistance to a promised economic and political overhaul despite a weekend election victory that gives him up to four more years in... more »»

Denmark claims North Pole via Greenland ridge link

December 14, 2014

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Scientific data shows Greenland's continental shelf is connected to a ridge beneath the Arctic Ocean, giving Danes a claim to the North Pole and any potential energy... more »»

At UN climate talks, a crack in rich-poor barrier

December 14, 2014

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A last-minute deal that salvaged U.N. more »»

Hamas stages military rally to mark anniversary

December 14, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Islamic militant group Hamas displayed rockets and other heavy weapons Sunday during a rally marking the 27th anniversary of its foundin. more »»

ALBA countries gather in Cuba on 10th anniversary

December 14, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — The left-leaning regional economic and diplomatic bloc known as ALBA marked its 10th anniversary Sunday amid pressures made by tumbling oil prices on petroleum-producing countries... more »»

Deal salvaged at UN climate talks in Peru

December 14, 2014

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A compromise deal salvaged by climate negotiators in Lima early Sunday sets the stage for a global pact in Paris next year, but a consensus could not be reached on nations... more »»

Liberia postpones elections again because of Ebola

December 14, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Officials in Ebola-stricken Liberia have postponed senatorial elections elections until the end of the week, while some urged calling off the vote for fear the results... more »»

Pope: Enough gloom, try joy ahead of Christmas

December 14, 2014

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is encouraging people to be joyful, saying, "We've never heard of a sad saint."

Some 50,000 people flocked to St. more »»

Japan's ruling coalition wins big in elections

December 14, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's ruling coalition won a resounding victory in lower house elections Sunday, firming up Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's hold on power as he prepares to push forward on several... more »»

Journalists, police are detained in Turkish raids

December 14, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Police conducted raids in a dozen Turkish cities Sunday, detaining at least 24 people — including journalists, TV producers and police — known to be close to a movement led... more »»

Russia denies another near collision in Baltics

December 14, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry on Sunday denied Swedish claims that for the second time this year a Russian military aircraft had nearly collided with a passenger jet over Sweden,... more »»

Bond producers say screenplay stolen in Sony hack

December 14, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The producers of James Bond films have acknowledged that an early version of the screenplay for the new movie "SPECTRE" was among the material stolen in the massive cyberattack on... more »»

US man illegally in NKorea says he's not detained

December 14, 2014

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday presented to the media an American man who says he illegally crossed into the country but has not been put into custody and is seeking asylum i... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Kenya's Maasai compete in athletics

December 14, 2014

SIDAI OLENG WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, Kenya (AP) — At the foot of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya's famed Maasai warriors competed for honor and prestige, not by hunting lions but by running,... more »»

Britain to seek access to CIA torture report

December 14, 2014

LONDON (AP) — A U.K. parliamentary panel wants access to information not made public in a U.S. more »»

 
 
 

 

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