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Merkel, in Athens, praises Greek reform progress

April 11, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece won praise Friday from German Chancellor Angela Merkel — the lead advocate of eurozone austerity — for its painful economic turnaround and successful return to markets. more »»

Donetsk Republic: Ukraine's one-building autonomy

April 11, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — To reach the People's Republic of Donetsk, you need to pass a few club-wielding young men in masks, wind through a narrow corridor of sand-filled sacks and enter a gray... more »»

A look at Ukraine's fast-growing Russian gas bill

April 11, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The amount Russia says it is owed by Ukraine's cash-strapped government for natural gas has ballooned as if by magic — from $1.7 billion at the beginning of April to a staggering $35. more »»

Rwanda orphans school teaches unity post-genocide

April 11, 2014

RWAMAGNA, Rwanda (AP) — Most of the kids in a school set amid the lush green, rolling hills of eastern Rwanda don't identify themselves as Hutu or Tutsi. more »»

Pakistan: Taliban factions clash, killing dozens

April 11, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Clashes this week between two competing factions of the Pakistani Taliban in the country's remote northwest killed dozens of fighters, intelligence officials and militant... more »»

Pope assumes responsibility for priest sex abuse

April 11, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis said Friday he took personal responsibility for the "evil" of priests who raped and molested children, asking forgiveness from victims and saying the church must... more »»

Prosecutor: Pistorius story doesn't add up

April 11, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The prosecutor cross-examining Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial Friday tried to shred his version of events on the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, saying... more »»

'King Charles III' puts British monarchy onstage

April 11, 2014

LONDON (AP) — A new play about Britain's future king is getting rave reviews. Once it would have been theatrical treaso. more »»

Syria death toll from rebel infighting rises to 68

April 11, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — The death toll from infighting between rival Islamic rebel groups in an eastern Syrian town has risen 68 killed, with some shot after being captured alive, activists said Friday. more »»

Kenya gov't to oversee wildlife authority actions

April 11, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's central government will oversee the running of the country's wildlife authority for the next three months in a bid to stop poaching of the country's elephants and... more »»

Crocodile close calls: UK man walks length of Nile

April 11, 2014

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Close calls with crocodiles, a brutal civil war and even the death of a fellow traveler have not deterred a British man from attempting to walk the length of the Nile... more »»

UN panel shows who's responsible for CO2 emissions

April 11, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. more »»

Prosecutor: Pistorius' story doesn't add up

April 11, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The prosecutor cross-examining Oscar Pistorius in his murder trial Friday tried to shred his version of events the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, saying... more »»

Ukraine PM: regions should have more powers

April 11, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's prime minister on Friday told leaders in the country's restive east that he is committed to allowing regions to have more powers, but left it unclear how his... more »»

Prosecutor: Pistorius shot lover as they talked

April 11, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has told the world-famous athlete that he fatally shot his girlfriend through a toilet door as they were talking. more »»

Swiss say Palestinians can join Geneva Conventions

April 11, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Twenty-five years after making their first bid for membership, the Palestinians can join the Geneva Conventions governing the rules of war and military occupations, the Swiss... more »»

Nigeria complains about Mugabe calling it corrupt

April 11, 2014

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The official News Agency of Nigeria reports Zimbabwe's envoy has been called in for a complaint about President Robert Mugabe's remarks about corruption in Nigeria. more »»

Merkel visits Greece after bond success

April 11, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police banned protests across most of central Athens on Friday as German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to pay a brief visit, a day after the crisis-hit country returned to... more »»

AP Analysis: Japan anti-whaling ruling saves face

April 11, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — The international court ruling against Japanese whaling last week may have given the government a convenient political ou. more »»

Studies: Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well

April 11, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas. more »»

 
 

 

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