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Business leaders offer support for independence
Issued: August 28, 2014
LONDON — Some 200 business leaders have offered support for the idea of Scottish independence from Britain, hitting back after a similar letter from...
China vows to respond to US surveillance flights
Issued: August 28, 2014
BEIJING — China said Thursday it will continue responding to U.S. military surveillance flights off its coast, rejecting American accusations that one...
Israeli leader declares victory in Gaza war
Issued: August 27, 2014
JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister declared victory Wednesday in the recent war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, saying the military campaign had...
Dominican court opens case on ex-Vatican official
Issued: August 27, 2014
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — A court in the Dominican Republic is taking the first steps toward possible sexual abuse charges against a former...
Spanish chain pulls kids' shirt after outcry
Issued: August 27, 2014
MADRID — Spanish fashion retailer Inditex said Wednesday it has withdrawn a children's shirt that triggered an outcry from people who said it was...
Alarm as Nicaragua starts canal route survey
Issued: August 27, 2014
MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Teams of assessors accompanied by soldiers and police have begun surveying properties along the route of Nicaragua’s planned...
Global trash burning more polluting than expected
Issued: August 27, 2014
NEW DELHI — Rampant trash-burning is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a...
North Korea calls US 'graveyard of human rights'
Issued: August 27, 2014
North Korea is saying the police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is evidence that the United States is a...
2 new Maya civilization centers studied in Mexico
Issued: August 26, 2014
MEXICO CITY — Two lost Maya cities recently uncovered by an international team of scientists in Mexico could help decipher the story of the...
UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous
Issued: August 26, 2014
WASHINGTON — Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be...
American woman is being held hostage in Syria
Issued: August 26, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family...
Argentina says US-based BNY Mellon not welcome
Issued: August 26, 2014
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Bank of New York Mellon, which has played a central role in the legal dispute that pushed Argentina into default last month,...
Israel, Hamas agree to open-ended Gaza cease-fir
Issued: August 26, 2014
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel and Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire, halting a seven-week war that killed more than 2,200 people, the...
Putin and Poroshenko meet for bilateral talks
Issued: August 26, 2014
MINSK, Belarus — The presidents of Russia and Ukraine met late Tuesday for their first bilateral talks at a much-anticipated summit in Minsk, which...
Israel destroys 2 Gaza high-rises in escalation
Issued: August 26, 2014
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops Tuesday, collapsing one building and severely damaging...
Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash
Issued: August 26, 2014
Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining...
French government dissolves over economic policy
Issued: August 25, 2014
PARIS — President Francois Hollande is weighing his options after dissolving the government on Monday over open feuding in the Cabinet about how much...
Ukrainian president dissolves parliament
Issued: August 25, 2014
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine's president has dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a...
Vatican: Ex-envoy can be tried by Dominican court
Issued: August 25, 2014
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican says its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, who has been accused of sexually abusing young boys in the Caribbean...
American held in Syria freed after nearly 2 years
Issued: August 25, 2014
WASHINGTON — As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of...
Immigration shaping up as leading election issue
Issued: August 25, 2014
YORK, Pa. — As tens of thousands of Central American kids have crossed illegally into the United States, GOP Rep. Scott Perry has suddenly seen...
Talk of ECB action grows amid Europe growth worry
Issued: August 25, 2014
FRANKFURT, Germany — Worries about the economy are rippling through Europe. ...
Merkel backs Spain against Catalan secession vote
Issued: August 25, 2014
MADRID — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed support for Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's opposition to a proposed independence...
Whisky's worries mirror economic fears in Scotland
Issued: August 25, 2014
ISLAY, Scotland — Carl Reavey plunged his nose into the glass, inhaled the amber liquid's scent, then sipped. Slowly. ...
Sony network hit by attack, exec's flight diverted
Issued: August 25, 2014
TOKYO — Sony's PlayStation Network service for video games was unusable from Sunday until Monday afternoon after being flooded by an online...


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