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Zimbabwe's First Lady seeks to control more land

January 22, 2015

MAZOWE, Zimbabwe (AP) — In 2000, Timon Shava was a hero of Zimbabwe's land reform program when he joined hundreds of other landless peasants in a wave of land seizures and evictions of white... more »»

Japan agonizes over ways to free Islamic State hostages

January 22, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Lacking strong clout and diplomatic reach in the Middle East, Japan scrambled Thursday for ways to secure the release of two hostages held by the Islamic State group, as two people... more »»

France tackles discrimination, inequalities after attacks

January 22, 2015

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister is launching a new bid to heal what he called a nation fractured between haves and have-nots, after terrorist attacks exposed long-simmering discrimination an... more »»

Strikes, attacks bring turbulent politics back to Bangladesh

January 22, 2015

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A 2½-year-old victim of a homemade bomb lies in an intensive care unit with burns to his face, head and other body parts. more »»

Macau ranks No. 1 in economic performance among world cities

January 22, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Macau, the Chinese territory known for casino gambling, outperformed the rest of the world's major cities economically last year, according to a report out Thursda. more »»

2 Japanese hostages: How their lives got intertwined

January 22, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — One is a freelance journalist respected for his reporting on refugees and children in war zones. more »»

US, Cuba address obstacles to resuming diplomatic ties

January 22, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — The United States and Cuba are trying to eliminate obstacles to normalized ties as the highest-level U.. more »»

UN holds first-ever meeting on anti-Semitism on Thursday

January 22, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. more »»

Japan says looking at all possible ways to free hostages

January 22, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Thursday it was considering all possible ways to gain the release of two hostages held by the Islamic State group, as two people with contacts there offered to try to... more »»

Conflicting evidence clouds death of Argentine prosecutor

January 22, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A locksmith says the service door wasn't fully locked at the apartment where a crusading Argentine prosecutor was found shot dead and investigators have revealed th... more »»

New questions about death of prosecutor in Argentina

January 22, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Mystery deepened in the gunshot death of a prosecutor who had accused Argentina's president of covering up a terror attack with Wednesday's revelation that a door t... more »»

Beard of Egypt's King Tut hastily glued back on with epoxy

January 22, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun was hastily glued back on with epoxy, damaging the relic after it was knocked during cleaning,... more »»

Russia, Ukraine agree pullback line for heavy arms

January 21, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Separatist forces deployed more arms and manpower Wednesday to an emerging flashpoint in eastern Ukraine, hours before diplomats from Russia and Ukraine agreed on a dividing line... more »»

New questions about death of prosecutor in Argentina

January 21, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Mystery in the gunshot death of a prosecutor who had accused Argentina's president of covering up a terror attack deepened Wednesday with the revelation that a door... more »»

German FM: Russia, Ukraine agree withdrawal of heavy arms

January 21, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Foreign Minister says Russia and Ukraine have agreed on a procedure for the withdrawal of heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine. more »»

Boehner defies Obama on Iran sanctions, invites Netanyahu

January 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he's invited Israel's prime minister to stand before Congress and push for new sanctions... more »»

US, Cuba spar over migration policy at historic Havana talks

January 21, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — The United States said Wednesday it dispatched additional ships to the Florida Straits to halt Cuban rafters but rebuffed demands for broader changes to U.S. more »»

France anti-terror plan calls for hiring more intel agents

January 21, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Reeling from the Paris terror attacks, France announced broad new measures to fight homegrown terrorism like giving police better equipment and hiring more intelligence agents, as... more »»

Hillary Clinton declines to take position on Keystone

January 21, 2015

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday declined again to take a position on the Keystone XL pipeline, telling an audience in Canada that she would not express her views on... more »»

Rebel moves in eastern Ukraine undermine hopes for peace

January 21, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Separatist forces deployed more arms and manpower Wednesday to an emerging flashpoint in eastern Ukraine, undermining hopes for a new peace initiative taking shape. more »»

 
 
 

 

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