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Romania to hold parliamentary election on Dec 11

August 31, 2016

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's government says the country will hold a parliamentary election on Dec. 11, and it will facilitate voting for Romanians living abroad. more »»

Last-minute petition before vote on future of Brazil prez

August 31, 2016

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Senators allied with President Dilma Rousseff sought Wednesday to minimize damage ahead of an almost-certain decision to oust her with a successful request to break up the... more »»

Tiger at Rome zoo undergoes root canal _ no bones for a bit

August 31, 2016

ROME (AP) — A team of veterinarians at the Rome zoo has performed a root canal on a 2-year-old Sumatran tiger named Terima Kashi. more »»

It's a girl! Giant panda gives Madrid Zoo 1st female birth

August 31, 2016

MADRID (AP) — There's a new giant panda in Madrid, and it's the first female of the endangered species born at the Spanish capital's zoo. more »»

Trump heads to Mexico before laying out immigration ideas

August 31, 2016

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Donald Trump is making a quick trip to Mexico on Wednesday, meeting with the president of a nation he derided at the start of his White House campaign as a source of rapists an... more »»

The Latest: Turkey briefs Russia on anti-IS operation

August 31, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

6:15 p.m. more »»

Kerry extends India visit, to join Obama at G-20 in China

August 31, 2016

NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is extending his stay in India and will join President Barack Obama in China for the G-20 this weekend. more »»

Yemeni rebels: 16 civilians killed in Saudi-led airstrikes

August 31, 2016

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition hit a house in the northern city of Saada in the early hours of Wednesday, killing at least 16 civilians, Yemen's rebel-controlled state... more »»

Premature twins in hospital after rescue from boat off Libya

August 31, 2016

PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Two Eritrean baby boys were recovering well at a hospital in Palermo on Wednesday, a week after they were born prematurely in Libya and then — at only 5 days old — put on a... more »»

Russia claims killing IS Syria figure; group not confirming

August 31, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group's spokesman and chief strategist, who laid out the blueprint for the extremist group's attacks against the West, has been killed while overseeing operations... more »»

Death toll in Monday's IS bomb attack in Yemen rises to 72

August 31, 2016

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security and medical officials say the death toll in Monday's suicide bombing by the Islamic State group in the southern city of Aden has risen to 72. more »»

Annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town awash in red pulp

August 31, 2016

BUNOL, Spain (AP) — Thousands of people pelted each other with tons of ripe tomatoes Wednesday, creating a red, mushy mess in the annual "Tomatina" street battle in eastern Spain. more »»

Turkey vows to keep attacking US-backed Syrian Kurd forces

August 31, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey on Wednesday vowed to keep attacking a U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia inside Syria, saying it will never negotiate with what it considers to be a "terror organization. more »»

Pope assumes responsibility for migrants in Vatican reform

August 31, 2016

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is showing his profound concern for refugees by assuming direct responsibility for migrant issues in a new Vatican department that merges four Vatican offices int... more »»

Pilot's body found after fighter jet crash in Swiss Alps

August 31, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities say the body of a Swiss fighter jet pilot has been found after his U.S.-built F/A-18C aircraft went missing in the Alps two days ago. more »»

Relatives of MH17 victims seek EU help in getting radar data

August 31, 2016

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Frustrated relatives of those killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot out of the sky over eastern Ukraine are appealing to the EU's top diplomat to put... more »»

Russia says it killed IS spokesman al-Adnani in Syria strike

August 31, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry says its airstrike killed the Islamic State group's spokesman and chief strategist. more »»

In political gamble, Trump to make surprising trip to Mexico

August 31, 2016

EVERETT, Washington (AP) — Donald Trump will make a quick visit to Mexico on Wednesday, meeting with the president of a nation he derided as the home of rapists and criminals. more »»

Turbulence forces emergency landing in Ireland; 12 injured

August 31, 2016

LONDON (AP) — A United Airlines flight bound for London made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport in Ireland on Wednesday after severe turbulence that left 12 passengers needing hospital... more »»

 
 

 

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