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Former Auschwitz guard describes camp in chilling detail

April 22, 2015

LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) — A former SS sergeant described in chilling detail Wednesday how cattle cars full of Jews were brought to the Auschwitz death camp, the people stripped of their belonging... more »»

Vatican confirms pope will stop in Cuba stop en route to US

April 22, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will visit Cuba before arriving in the United States in the last week of September, the Vatican said Wednesday.

The Vatican spokesman, Rev. more »»

New airstrikes target Yemen rebels after Saudi statement

April 22, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say the Saudi-led coalition has launched fresh airstrikes on Shiite rebels in two cities, a day after the kingdom declared an end to its month-long... more »»

Drone found on roof of Japanese prime minister's office

April 22, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities said they were investigating after a small drone laced with traces of radiation was found Wednesday on the roof of the prime minister's office, sparking concerns... more »»

Israel grapples with whether to recognize Armenian genocide

April 22, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Nazi genocide of European Jews is widely commemorated in Israel and etched deeply into the psyche of a country founded in the Holocaust's aftermath. more »»

AP Analysis: Tough Iran talk _ but chances for nuke deal

April 22, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — As Iran nuclear talks go into the home stretch, top officials in Tehran are digging in on positions that appear set to doom the negotiations to failur. more »»

EU charges Russia's Gazprom gas giant with market abuse

April 22, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday charged Russia's state-controlled Gazprom energy giant of abusing its dominant position in central and eastern EU nations in an antitrust case that... more »»

Suspected US drone strike kills 7 al-Qaida fighters in Yemen

April 22, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed seven al-Qaida fighters in the country's east. more »»

Thousands of Ethiopians march against Islamic extremism

April 22, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — More than 100,000 Ethiopians on Wednesday protested the killing of Ethiopian Christians in Libya and their own government's failure to raise living standards of the... more »»

Hong Kong faces resistance with Beijing-backed election plan

April 22, 2015

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's government unveiled election reform proposals Wednesday, setting the stage for another round of confrontation with pro-democracy activists and lawmakers opposed to... more »»

Migrants take long, winding road to reach EU gateway Hungary

April 22, 2015

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — From a Budapest hilltop overlooking a panorama of central Europe, Jean-Paul Apetey reflects on how far he's come, how improbable and unexpected his journey has been — and... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Nepal blind women find courage in defense classes

April 22, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — There are times when Sarita Lamichane is navigating the chaotic streets of Kathmandu and someone will offer to help her through the snarls of traffic. more »»

Paris extremist's misfire thwarts imminent attack on church

April 22, 2015

PARIS (AP) — An Islamic extremist with an arsenal of loaded guns was only prevented from opening fire on Sunday morning churchgoers because he accidentally shot himself, French officials said. more »»

Iraqi tribesmen fight their own after breaking with IS group

April 22, 2015

MAKHMOUR, Iraq (AP) — When Islamic State militants swept across northern Iraq last summer, the Sunni al-Lehib tribe welcomed them as revolutionaries fighting the Shiite-led government in Baghdad. more »»

A quiet night in Yemen's capital as Saudi halts offensive

April 22, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's capital, Sanaa, was calm overnight and into Wednesday morning after Saudi Arabia declared an end to its month-long airstrikes targeting Yemen's Iran-backed Shiite... more »»

New Zealand prime minister apologizes for ponytail pulling

April 22, 2015

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key has apologized to a cafe worker for repeatedly pulling her ponytail when he visited the cafe over several months, even after... more »»

Turkey criticizes Egypt's sentencing of ousted leader Morsi

April 22, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has criticized the sentencing in Egypt of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012. more »»

Italy: refugee camps in Niger, Sudan to stem migrant flow

April 22, 2015

ROME (AP) — Italy pressed the European Union on Wednesday to devise concrete, robust steps to stop the deadly tide of migrants on smugglers' boats in the Mediterranean, including setting up... more »»

Israelis honor war dead with somber Memorial Day

April 22, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel came to a standstill Wednesday as sirens wailed across the country on Memorial Day, one of the most somber dates on the Israeli calendar, honoring fallen soldiers, those... more »»

Taliban announce their spring offensive in Afghanistan

April 22, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban said Wednesday they will start their spring offensive this week, an annual campaign in their war against the Afghan government. more »»

 
 
 

 

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