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Veteran Israeli politician Ben Eliezer dies aged 80

August 28, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — Binyamin Ben Eliezer, a veteran Israeli politician who held several top government posts and often served as a bridge to the Arab world, died Sunday. He was 80. more »»

Turkey-backed rebels expel Kurdish forces from Syrian towns

August 28, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Rebels backed by Turkey made major gains Sunday in northern Syria, expelling Kurdish-led forces from towns and villages as part of a determined campaign by Ankara to push the... more »»

Pirelli's starry calendar focused on acting talent, not skin

August 28, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Pirelli has unveiled a star-studded lineup for its 2017 calendar that looks more like the ultimate Oscar red carpet than the stuff of salacious pinups. more »»

Italy probes whether negligence played role in quake toll

August 28, 2016

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Italian authorities are vowing to investigate whether negligence or fraud in adhering to building codes played a role in the high death toll in last week's earthquake in... more »»

Turkish president vows to 'destroy terrorists'

August 28, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president vowed on Sunday to "destroy terrorists" after months of deadly attacks throughout the country and reiterated his claim that a child suicide bomber was... more »»

German economy minister says EU-US trade talks have failed

August 28, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Free trade talks between the European Union and the United States have failed, Germany's economy minister said Sunday, citing a lack of progress on any of the major sections of the... more »»

Merkel rejects Muslim migrant ban, urges fair distribution

August 28, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday slammed those countries in Europe who say they won't take in Muslim refugees, a position that several eastern European governments have... more »»

Russia to resume charter flights for tourists to Turkey

August 28, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has lifted its ban on charter flights to Turkey, opening the way to a resumption of the package tours that were a major source of revenue for Turkey. more »»

State burial in Poland for WWII heroes slain by communists

August 28, 2016

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Seven decades after their deaths, a state burial was held Sunday in Poland for two World War II heroes who fought the Germans but were later killed by the communists for... more »»

The Latest: 6 bodies found in past 2 days in quake-hit town

August 28, 2016

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on Italy's devastating Aug 24 earthquake (all times local):

5 p.m. more »»

Uber, rival Careem suspend services in UAE capital Abu Dhabi

August 28, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ride-hailing service Uber said Sunday that it and competitor Careem have abruptly suspended services in the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi due to... more »»

Iran confirms arrest of member of negotiation team

August 28, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's judiciary on Sunday confirmed the brief detention of a member of Iran's negotiation team with world powers on suspicion of "infiltration," the official IRNA news agency... more »»

Germany expects sharp drop in refugees numbers this year

August 28, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top migration official predicts that fewer than 300,000 refugees will come to the country this year, a sharp drop compared with the height of the migrant crisis in 2015. more »»

Kerry heads to Bangladesh, India amid South Asian tensions

August 28, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's stops in Bangladesh and India come amid increasing concerns about terrorism in both South Asian nations. more »»

Fire in Montenegro threatens ancient olive grove

August 28, 2016

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegrin firefighters have been struggling to contain a fire that has engulfed pine forests around a southern Adriatic tourist resort and threatened an ancient... more »»

The Latest: Firefighters retrieve items from quake-hit homes

August 28, 2016

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on Italy's devastating Aug 24 earthquake (all times local):

4 p.. more »»

The Latest: Catholic Mass held for Italy quake survivors

August 28, 2016

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on Italy's devastating Aug 24 earthquake (all times local):

3:55 p.m. more »»

Iraq requests new Saudi envoy after assassination remarks

August 28, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Foreign Ministry said the government on Sunday formally requested that the Saudi ambassador in Baghdad be replaced after he claimed that Iranian-backed Shiite militias are... more »»

Syrian rebels advance on Kurds as Turkish strikes kill 35

August 28, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey-backed Syrian rebels seized a number of villages and towns from Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria on Sunday amid Turkish airstrikes and shelling that killed at least 35... more »»

Serbia, Bosnian Serbs hold joint anti-terrorism drill

August 28, 2016

TRBUSNICA, Serbia (AP) — Police from Serbia and the Serb mini-state in Bosnia have held a joint anti-terrorism drill that could add to simmering tensions in the Balkans stemming from the 1990s war. more »»

 
 
 

 

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