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Turkey-backed rebels expel Kurdish forces from Syrian towns

August 28, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Rebels backed by Turkey made major gains Sunday in northern Syria, expelling Kurdish-led forces from towns and villages as part of a determined campaign by Ankara to push the... more »»

Pirelli's starry calendar focused on acting talent, not skin

August 28, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Pirelli has unveiled a star-studded lineup for its 2017 calendar that looks more like the ultimate Oscar red carpet than the stuff of salacious pinups. more »»

London-Channel highway reopens day after bridge collapse

August 28, 2016

LONDON (AP) — A highway linking London with key cross-Channel routes has reopened after safety officials removed rubble from a collapsed bridge and ensured that the rest of the structure wouldn't... more »»

Uzbekistan's longtime ruler Islam Karimov hospitalized

August 28, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Uzbekistan's government issued an unusual statement on Sunday announcing the hospitalization of President Islam Karimov, who has ruled the former Soviet republic in Central Asia for... more »»

Turkish president vows to 'destroy terrorists'

August 28, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president vowed on Sunday to "destroy terrorists" after months of deadly attacks throughout the country and reiterated his claim that a child suicide bomber was... more »»

Merkel's deputy wishes he'd given neo-Nazis both fingers

August 28, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's second-in-command has only one regret after flipping the bird at a group of neo-Nazis recently.

He wishes he'd shown them both middle fingers, not one. more »»

Italy probes whether negligence played role in quake toll

August 28, 2016

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Italian authorities are vowing to investigate whether negligence or fraud in adhering to building codes played a role in the high death toll in last week's earthquake in... more »»

Challenger predicts victory as Gabon awaits vote results

August 28, 2016

LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon's most prominent opposition candidate said Sunday that early results show he will win this central African country's presidential election, though official results... more »»

Merkel rejects Muslim migrant ban, urges fair distribution

August 28, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday slammed those countries in Europe who say they won't take in Muslim refugees, a position that several eastern European governments have... more »»

Russia to resume charter flights for tourists to Turkey

August 28, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has lifted its ban on charter flights to Turkey, opening the way to a resumption of the package tours that were a major source of revenue for Turkey. more »»

State burial in Poland for WWII heroes slain by communists

August 28, 2016

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Seven decades after their deaths, a state burial was held Sunday in Poland for two World War II heroes who fought the Germans but were later killed by the communists for... more »»

The Latest: 6 bodies found in past 2 days in quake-hit town

August 28, 2016

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on Italy's devastating Aug 24 earthquake (all times local):

5 p.m. more »»

Uber, rival Careem suspend services in UAE capital Abu Dhabi

August 28, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ride-hailing service Uber said Sunday that it and competitor Careem have abruptly suspended services in the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi due to... more »»

Iran confirms arrest of member of negotiation team

August 28, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's judiciary on Sunday confirmed the brief detention of a member of Iran's negotiation team with world powers on suspicion of "infiltration," the official IRNA news agency... more »»

Kerry heads to Bangladesh, India amid South Asian tensions

August 28, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's stops in Bangladesh and India come amid increasing concerns about terrorism in both South Asian nations. more »»

Fire in Montenegro threatens ancient olive grove

August 28, 2016

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegrin firefighters have been struggling to contain a fire that has engulfed pine forests around a southern Adriatic tourist resort and threatened an ancient... more »»

The Latest: Firefighters retrieve items from quake-hit homes

August 28, 2016

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on Italy's devastating Aug 24 earthquake (all times local):

4 p.. more »»

The Latest: Catholic Mass held for Italy quake survivors

August 28, 2016

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on Italy's devastating Aug 24 earthquake (all times local):

3:55 p.m. more »»

Iraq requests new Saudi envoy after assassination remarks

August 28, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Foreign Ministry said the government on Sunday formally requested that the Saudi ambassador in Baghdad be replaced after he claimed that Iranian-backed Shiite militias are... more »»

Serbia, Bosnian Serbs hold joint anti-terrorism drill

August 28, 2016

TRBUSNICA, Serbia (AP) — Police from Serbia and the Serb mini-state in Bosnia have held a joint anti-terrorism drill that could add to simmering tensions in the Balkans stemming from the 1990s war. more »»

 
 

 

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