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Global cruise lines set sail for China
Issued: August 20, 2014
HONG KONG — Royal Caribbean’s newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass...
Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on US
Issued: August 20, 2014
BEIJING — Chinese and Russian state media have seized on the U.S. police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old and ensuing protests to fire back at...
US authenticating video of American's killing
Issued: August 19, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration says it has not confirmed the authenticity of a video that purports to show the killing of an American...
Israeli leader recalls team from cease-fire talks
Issued: August 19, 2014
CAIRO — An Egyptian effort to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip appeared to collapse Tuesday after...
Shipping rise bodes well for world trade
Issued: August 19, 2014
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The world’s largest shipping company says it is sending more containers around world, a sign that global trade — and possibly...
A Castro makes history with ‘no’ vote in Cuba
Issued: August 19, 2014
HAVANA — Yet another revolutionary tradition has been broken in Cuba: A lawmaker voted “no” in parliament. ...
Saudi sentences 14 on terrorism charges, beheading
Issued: August 19, 2014
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — A Saudi court sentenced one man to death and 13 others to prison for their role in killing a foreigner, attacking government...
Thousands of intense earthquakes rock Iceland
Issued: August 19, 2014
LONDON — Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting. ...
Vatican: Argentina car crash kills papal relatives
Issued: August 19, 2014
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Three relatives of Pope Francis died in a car crash Tuesday along a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and local...
WHO says Ebola has killed more than 1,200
Issued: August 19, 2014
GENEVA — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,200 people since it began in December 2013, the World Health Organization said...
China promises to rein in executive pay
Issued: August 18, 2014
BEIJING — China's president has promised to rein in "unreasonably high" pay for executives at government-owned companies in an apparent...
Obama: Iraq has regained control of Mosul dam
Issued: August 18, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama hailed the recapture of Mosul dam Monday as a "major step forward" as a barrage of U.S. airstrikes...
Mexico to offer $4.9 billion in electric projects
Issued: August 18, 2014
MEXICO CITY — Mexico says it expects to put out for bid $4.9 billion in electrical generation and natural gas pipeline projects as part of the opening...
100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds
Issued: August 18, 2014
NAIROBI, Kenya — Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of...
Scotland's pro-independence leader vows victory
Issued: August 18, 2014
LONDON — Scotland's pro-independence leader is insisting his campaign is headed for victory — one month before the historic Sept. 18 referendum. ...
Pope eyes fast beatification for Salvador's Romero
Issued: August 18, 2014
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis opened the way Monday to a quick beatification for Oscar Romero, saying there are no more doctrinal problems...
EU pledges $168m to offset Russia sanctions cost
Issued: August 18, 2014
BRUSSELS — The European Commission is pledging 125 million euros ($168 million) to assist fruit and vegetable producers hit by Russia's ban on...
Assange talks of leaving embassy, sowing confusion
Issued: August 18, 2014
LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sowed confusion Monday with an announcement that appeared to indicate he was leaving his embassy bolt hole,...
Panama Canal turns 100 as expansion hits snags
Issued: August 17, 2014
PANAMA CITY — It was supposed to be a grand celebration of the engineering triumph that forged a nation. ...
Another Ebola problem: Finding its natural source
Issued: August 17, 2014
A scary problem lurks beyond the frenzied efforts to keep people from spreading Ebola: No one knows exactly where the virus comes from or how to stop...


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