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Unequal schools in France prompt strike, soul-searching

May 19, 2015

PARIS (AP) — France's government is proposing an overhaul that would end elite bilingual programs in middle school and give individual schools more say in how students spend their time, fearing... more »»

Funding shortfalls for Syrian refugees in 5 host countries

May 19, 2015

Facts and figures about the Syrian refugee crisis:

Number of registered Syrian refugees:

3.9 million (expected to rise to 4.27 million by the end of 2015)

Of those, 1. more »»

Syrian refugees struggle amid aid cuts, lack of labor rights

May 19, 2015

SALHIYEH, Jordan (AP) — A Syrian refugee couple and their baby boy were recently dropped from a U.N. food voucher program and live on $9-a-day jobs on a peach farm in northern Jordan. more »»

From German wineries to Chinese factories, US dollar echoing

May 19, 2015

HONG KONG (AP) — For Americans, there are cheaper vacations in Europe and lower-priced imports. A Chinese factory is selling fewer goods in Europe. A U.S. toymaker's exports are being squeezed. more »»

Chechen wedding scandal, leader's defiance put Putin in bind

May 19, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — The groom is approaching 50, a silver-haired boss in the Chechen strongman's feared police force. more »»

Lithuanian power grid has dark secret buried in Soviet past

May 19, 2015

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Giedrius Sakalauskas always thought there was something strange about the graffiti-sprayed, bunker-like structure in a leafy area outside the center of Vilniu. more »»

Search for missing in Colombian town hit by flood, avalanche

May 19, 2015

SALGAR, Colombia (AP) — Rescuers searched for more bodies Tuesday and sought to aid the hundreds of survivors of a deadly flood and mudslide triggered by heavy rains that swept through a Colombia... more »»

Flood, mudslide sweep away homes in Colombia, killing 58

May 19, 2015

SALGAR, Colombia (AP) — An avalanche of mud and debris roared through an alpine town in western Colombia before dawn Monday, killing at least 58 people in a flash flood and mudslide triggered by... more »»

Brokers tricking Rohingya children onto trafficking boats

May 19, 2015

SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) — The boy was shoved onto the wooden vessel with hundreds of other Rohingya Muslims. more »»

Greek finance minister says bailout deal is very close

May 19, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said Monday that he expects an agreement with bailout creditors within the next week, which would save the cash-strapped country from... more »»

Flood, mudslide sweep away homes in Colombia, killing 52

May 18, 2015

SALGAR, Colombia (AP) — An avalanche of mud and debris roared over an alpine town in western Colombia before dawn Monday, killing at least 52 people in a flash flood and mudslide triggered by... more »»

Greek finance minister says bailout deal is very close

May 18, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said Monday that he expects an agreement with bailout creditors within the next week, which would save the cash-strapped country from... more »»

Flood, mudslide sweep away homes in Colombia, killing 49

May 18, 2015

SALGAR, Colombia (AP) — An avalanche of mud and debris roared down an alpine town in western Colombia before dawn Monday, killing at least 49 people in a flood and mudslide triggered by heavy... more »»

IS militants look for collaborators after taking Iraqi city

May 18, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants searched door-to-door for policemen and pro-government fighters and threw bodies in the Euphrates River in a bloody purge Monday after capturing the... more »»

Crimean police detain Tatars commemorating mass deportation

May 18, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Police in the capital of Russia-annexed Crimea have detained demonstrators trying to take part in an unauthorized motorcade to observe the anniversary of the mass deportation of... more »»

Q&A: The IS group captures Iraq's Ramadi

May 18, 2015

Nearly a year after sweeping across northern and western Iraq, the Islamic State group this weekend seized Ramadi, capital of the western Anbar province, routing Iraqi forces despite heavy U.S. more »»

EU approves military plan to target migrant traffickers

May 18, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations approved plans Monday for a naval operation to go after the human trafficking networks that are sending thousands of migrants weekly across the Mediterranea... more »»

US's Nuland meets with Russians to back Ukraine cease-fire

May 18, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — The United States wants to help solidify a shaky cease-fire and support efforts to resolve political and humanitarian concerns in Ukraine's rebellious east, a top U.S. more »»

Burundi army thrust into new role in quelling protests

May 18, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi's army was deployed on Monday for the first time to quell street protests, putting the military into a precarious position amid persistent demonstrations against... more »»

Al Gore confident in global climate deal at Paris conference

May 18, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Environmentalist and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is optimistic that world leaders will reach a crucial deal this year on fighting climate change. more »»

 
 
 

 

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