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US-led coalition launches new airstrikes in Syria
Issued: September 27, 2014
BEIRUT — U.S. coalition-led warplanes struck jihadis attacking a town near the Turkish border for the first time Saturday, as well as positions...
Catalonia defies Spain by calling secession vote
Issued: September 27, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain — The president of Spain’s powerful northeastern region of Catalonia on Saturday formally called an independence referendum, the...
Spain readies for beatification of Opus Dei leader
Issued: September 27, 2014
MADRID — Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Madrid for the beatification of an early leader of the Roman Catholic organization Opus Dei. ...
US official says Khorasan group threat to aviation
Issued: September 26, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's top aviation security official says hardened jihadists in Syria known as the Khorasan group represent...
Official: Wreck off Haiti likely not Columbus ship
Issued: September 26, 2014
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti's culture minister says a shipwreck off the country's north coast probably isn't a lost flagship of...
US-led strikes hit IS group oil sites for 2nd day
Issued: September 26, 2014
BEIRUT — U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed oil installations and other facilities in territory controlled by Islamic State militants in eastern...
Interpol expanding foreign fighter database
Issued: September 26, 2014
PARIS — The head of Interpol says the organization has vastly expanded its database of foreign fighters traveling to join extremists in Iraq and Syria...
Castro names reform 'czar' as economy minister
Issued: September 25, 2014
HAVANA — Cuban President Raul Castro is returning his reform "czar" to the job of economy minister, saying efforts to overhaul the...
Rouhani: extremists want to destroy civilization
Issued: September 25, 2014
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran's president warned world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday that the goal of extremists creating chaos in...
Eau de Revolution: Cuba scents honor Che, Chávez
Issued: September 25, 2014
HAVANA — Call it “Eau de Revolution.” ...
Venezuelan president follows Chavez's NY footsteps
Issued: September 24, 2014
NEW YORK — Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro is following in the footsteps of the late Hugo Chavez in his first presidential visit to the Big Apple. ...
Brazilian tycoon charged with market manipulation
Issued: September 24, 2014
SAO PAULO — Federal prosecutors have charged Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista with manipulating the stock market and causing billions of dollars in...
Obama calls for dismantling IS 'network of death'
Issued: September 24, 2014
UNITED NATIONS — Declaring the world at a "crossroads between war and peace," President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to lead a coalition to...
US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million
Issued: September 23, 2014
NEW YORK — U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of...
Oil near its low for the year despite turmoil
Issued: September 23, 2014
NEW YORK — The oil market has lost its jitters. ...
World trade body cuts forecasts
Issued: September 23, 2014
BERLIN — The World Trade Organization has sharply reduced its forecast for global trade growth this year, pointing to uneven economic growth in...
Vatican puts ex-Dominican envoy under house arrest
Issued: September 23, 2014
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican put its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic under house arrest Tuesday after opening a criminal trial against him,...
Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate
Issued: September 23, 2014
UNITED NATIONS — In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the...
UN chief welcomes airstrikes in Syria
Issued: September 23, 2014
UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations secretary-general has welcomed airstrikes against militants in Syria which he says pose "an immediate threat...
Spain scraps abortion plan, justice chief quits
Issued: September 23, 2014
MADRID — The Spanish government has scrapped plans to restrict the availability of abortion because there was no consensus for change, the prime...
Assad backs efforts to fight terrorism
Issued: September 23, 2014
DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian President Bashar Assad says he supports any international effort against terrorism, apparently trying to position his...
New jihad appeal makes policing even harder
Issued: September 23, 2014
PARIS — The Islamic State group's call on Muslims to go after the "filthy French" and other Westerners multiplies already deep security...
US, Arab allies hit IS strongholds in Syria, Iraq
Issued: September 23, 2014
WASHINGTON — Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes hit Islamic State group military strongholds in Syria and Iraq as a simultaneous U.S. strike attacked an...
Greek PM: no 3rd bailout, will set out reform plan
Issued: September 23, 2014
BERLIN — Greece's prime minister says his country isn't seeking another international financial rescue and has indicated that a new economic...
High-profile Israeli spy Mike Harari dead at 87
Issued: September 22, 2014
JERUSALEM — Israeli secret service agent Mike Harari, who played a major role in planning Mossad's revenge attacks against Palestinian militants...


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