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Japan Abe faces battle on reforms despite vote win

December 15, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces strong resistance to a promised economic and political overhaul despite a weekend election victory that gives him up to four more years in... more »»

Hostage situation erupts in Sydney cafe

December 15, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — A gunman took an unknown number of people hostage inside a chocolate shop and cafe in Australia's largest city on Monday, with two people inside the cafe seen holding up a flag... more »»

Japan's ruling coalition wins big in elections

December 15, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's ruling coalition won a solid victory in lower house elections Sunday, giving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democrats up to four more years to pursue a wide range of... more »»

Denmark claims North Pole via Greenland ridge link

December 14, 2014

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Scientific data shows Greenland's continental shelf is connected to a ridge beneath the Arctic Ocean, giving Danes a claim to the North Pole and any potential energy... more »»

At UN climate talks, a crack in rich-poor barrier

December 14, 2014

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A last-minute deal that salvaged U.N. more »»

ALBA countries gather in Cuba on 10th anniversary

December 14, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — The left-leaning regional economic and diplomatic bloc known as ALBA marked its 10th anniversary Sunday amid pressures made by tumbling oil prices on petroleum-producing countries... more »»

Liberia postpones elections again because of Ebola

December 14, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Officials in Ebola-stricken Liberia have postponed senatorial elections elections until the end of the week, while some urged calling off the vote for fear the results... more »»

Pope: Enough gloom, try joy ahead of Christmas

December 14, 2014

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is encouraging people to be joyful, saying, "We've never heard of a sad saint."

Some 50,000 people flocked to St. more »»

Russia denies another near collision in Baltics

December 14, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry on Sunday denied Swedish claims that for the second time this year a Russian military aircraft had nearly collided with a passenger jet over Sweden,... more »»

Hamas stages military rally to mark anniversary

December 14, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Islamic militant group Hamas displayed rockets and other heavy weapons Sunday during a rally marking the 27th anniversary of its founding. more »»

Bond producers say screenplay stolen in Sony hack

December 14, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The producers of James Bond films have acknowledged that an early version of the screenplay for the new movie "SPECTRE" was among the material stolen in the massive cyberattack on... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Kenya's Maasai compete in athletics

December 14, 2014

SIDAI OLENG WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, Kenya (AP) — At the foot of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya's famed Maasai warriors competed for honor and prestige, not by hunting lions but by running,... more »»

Britain to seek access to CIA torture report

December 14, 2014

LONDON (AP) — A U.K. parliamentary panel wants access to information not made public in a U.S. more »»

Japan's ruling coalition wins big in elections

December 14, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's ruling coalition won a resounding victory in lower house elections Sunday, firming up Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's hold on power as he prepares to push forward on several... more »»

News Guide: Japan ruling party wins big

December 14, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's ruling coalition won big in Sunday's lower house elections, returning the party of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to power. more »»

Japan's ruling party heads for election landslide

December 14, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's ruling coalition was headed for a resounding victory in lower house elections Sunday, firming up Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's hold on power as he prepares to push forward on... more »»

Libya: Fighting closes largest oil export terminal

December 14, 2014

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The minister of oil in Libya's Tripoli-based government says the country's largest oil shipping terminal has been shut down due to clashes between rival militias. more »»

US man illegally in NKorea says he's not detained

December 14, 2014

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday presented to the media an American man who says he illegally crossed into the country but has not been put into custody and is seeking asylum i... more »»

OPEC chief urges oil investment despite low prices

December 14, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The secretary-general of OPEC on Sunday urged Gulf Arab nations to keep investing in oilfield development despite the plunge in crude prices and gave no... more »»

A lonely fight defending Egypt's jailed dissidents

December 14, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — When a group of activists is arrested in Egypt, the call for help goes most often to lawyer Ragia Omran. more »»

 
 
 

 

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