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Iraq: Car bombing kills at least 18 pilgrims in Baghdad

May 2, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — An explosives-laden car detonated on Monday in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 18 Shiite pilgrims who were commemorating the anniversary of the death of a revered imam,... more »»

Italy: Hague tribunal OKs marine's return from India for now

May 2, 2016

ROME (AP) — An international tribunal in The Hague has decided that an Italian marine being held in India in the shooting deaths of two Indian fishermen mistaken for pirates can return home for... more »»

Iran criticizes US presence in the Persian Gulf

May 2, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Supreme Leader criticized the U.S. presence in the Persian Gulf region on Monday, saying American forces should go back to the Bay of Pigs, state media reported. more »»

German intel chief says terrorism threat "highly complex"

May 2, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says the deadly attacks in Paris and Brussels show the "highly complex" nature of the terrorism threat facing Europe. more »»

Helicopter gives no mayday call before fatal crash in Norway

May 2, 2016

HELSINKI (AP) — A Norwegian investigator says the oil-rig helicopter that crashed in Norway, killing 13 people, gave no mayday call or indicated it was in trouble. more »»

Iran urges nuclear weapon-free Korean peninsula

May 2, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Monday pushed for a Korean peninsula free of nuclear weapons, the official IRNA news agency reported. more »»

Kerry seeks path to calm in Syria, holds talks in Geneva

May 2, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has opened a second day of talks in Geneva aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria amid continuing attacks in Aleppo. more »»

Germany wants to extend border controls for another 6 months

May 2, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and some other EU countries are planning to ask the EU Commission for an extension of border controls within the Schengen passport-free travel zone for another six months... more »»

Egypt journalists stage protest over police raid at union

May 2, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's journalists' syndicate called for the dismissal of the interior minister and an immediate sit-in at its headquarters in downtown Cairo on Monday, to protest the police... more »»

Japan announces $7 billion plan to develop Mekong region

May 2, 2016

BANGKOK (AP) — Japan's foreign minister announced a $7 billion initiative Monday to promote development in Southeast Asia's Mekong region, which encompasses parts of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand... more »»

Iran's nuclear chief visits Prague to talk business

May 2, 2016

PRAGUE (AP) — The sanctions lifted, the head of Iran's nuclear program is coming to talk business with Czech leaders. more »»

North Carolina pair survive 5 days in New Zealand wilderness

May 2, 2016

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An American exchange student and her mother were rescued over the weekend in the New Zealand wilderness, where they were lost for five days after setting off on a... more »»

Turkey and US-led coalition pound Islamic State group

May 2, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish military said Monday that artillery shelling and drone attacks by the U.S.-led coalition have struck Islamic State positions in Syria and killed a total of 63 militants. more »»

Q&A: Puerto Rico's debt crisis explained

May 2, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Puerto Rico's debt crisis reached a new level late Sunday, when the island's governor said Puerto Rico would not pay most of its $470 million in debt payments that are due by... more »»

Puerto Rico won't make $370 million in debt payments Monday

May 2, 2016

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. more »»

Car bomb in southern Turkey kills 2 police officers

May 1, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing two police officers and wounding 22 other people in a day marred... more »»

Trade unions hold rallies to mark May Day; clashes

May 1, 2016

Trade unions and other groups are staging rallies around the world to mark International Workers Day. more »»

Protests disband after IS group carries out 2nd Iraq bombing

May 1, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters disbanded at least temporarily Sunday from the heavily fortified Green Zone they had stormed a day earlier after the Islamic State group carried out its... more »»

Kurdish group claims attack in Turkish city of Bursa

May 1, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Kurdish militant group claimed responsibility Sunday for a suicide attack in the Turkish city of Bursa that wounded 13 people last month. more »»

CIA director says unverified material in secret 9/11 pages

May 1, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director John Brennan says a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 contains preliminary information about possible Saudi links to the attackers that... more »»

 
 
 

 

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