Officials: Injured Mali president heads to France
2012-05-23 20:03:18 UTC
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's interim president, who was beaten by a mob of demonstrators who broke into his office this week, has left the country to seek medical treatment in France, an adviser and two French government officials said Wednesday.
UN nuclear chief : Deal with Iran reached on probe
2012-05-22 17:33:58 UTC
VIENNA (AP) — Despite some remaining differences, a deal has been reached with Iran that will allow the U.N. nuclear agency to restart a long-stalled probe into suspicions that Tehran has secretly worked on developing nuclear arms, the U.N. nuclea...
Obama on Afghan: Leave on time, no 'perfect' end
2012-05-22 00:38:38 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama and leaders around the globe locked in place an Afghanistan exit path Monday that will still keep their troops fighting and dying there for two more years, acknowledging there never will be point at which they...
Violence in Syria spills over into Lebanon
2012-05-21 18:47:39 UTC
BIREH, Lebanon (AP) — Syria's war barreled over the border with an angry, raucous funeral Monday for an anti-Syrian cleric whose killing set off a night of deadly street battles in Beirut and raised fears that Lebanon is getting drawn into the cha...
Gunbattle in Beirut amid fears of Syria spillover
2012-05-20 22:49:20 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — A gunbattle has erupted in Beirut as fears mounted that the conflict in neighboring Syria is bleeding across the border.
Lebanon's National News Agency says six people were wounded in the clashes that erupted late Sunday and conti...
Echoes of Eurozone crisis at NATO meeting
2012-05-19 17:30:24 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The NATO meeting in Chicago is a chance for alliance leaders to proclaim solidarity and promise success. But the two-day gathering that begins Sunday probably won't resolve the underlying anxiety about sharing the burdens of defe...
Car bomb explodes near security agencies in Syria
2012-05-19 08:19:54 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — A strong explosion shook Syria's eastern city of Deir el-Zour Saturday, apparently targeting a security agency in the latest of a wave of blasts to hit the country in recent months, state media and opposition activists reported.
Largest protests yet in Syrian city of Aleppo
2012-05-18 17:42:12 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse thousands rallying Friday in Aleppo in what activists said was the largest protest yet in a city that has largely remained loyal to President Bashar Assad during t...
Greek party most extreme of Europe's far right
2012-05-17 19:12:56 UTC
Twenty-one members of Golden Dawn were sworn into Greece's Parliament on Thursday, making it arguably the most far-right party to enter a European national legislature since Nazi-era Germany. Europe's financial crisis is changing the tone across t...
Syrian opposition head offers to resign
2012-05-17 19:04:39 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's main opposition council is crumbling under the weight of infighting and divisions over issues that cut to the heart of the revolution, including accusations that the movement is becoming as autocratic as the regime it wants t...
Greece gets caretaker PM until next vote in June
2012-05-16 23:16:57 UTC
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A senior judge was sworn in Wednesday to head Greece's caretaker government for a month as the debt-crippled country lurches through a political crisis that threatens its membership in the 17-nation eurozone.
Iran hangs alleged Israeli agent in shadow war
2012-05-15 18:41:11 UTC
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — At the gallows, the condemned prisoner Tuesday repeated the allegations Iran lodged against him: That he was trained by Israel's spy agency to carry out one of the first attack on Iranian scientists in a suspected shadow war ag...
Hollande names Ayrault new French prime minister
2012-05-15 16:37:40 UTC
PARIS (AP) — Francois Hollande was sworn in Tuesday as France's new president — the first Socialist to lead the country since 1995 — and within hours named lawmaker Jean-Marc Ayrault as his new prime minister.
Ayrault, who leads the Socialists ...
Pakistani suggests NATO supplies should resume
2012-05-14 19:46:48 UTC
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's foreign minister suggested Monday that the country should reopen its Afghan border to NATO troop supplies, saying the government has made its point by closing the route for nearly six months in retaliation for U.S. airs...
Gulf states delay decisions on closer ties
2012-05-14 19:41:36 UTC
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Gulf Arab states said Monday they would delay any decisions on proposals for closer political and security ties, showing possible signs of internal discord over measures portrayed as potential shields against regional r...
Syrian unrest spills into Lebanon for 3rd day
2012-05-14 19:38:13 UTC
TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Firing assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, Lebanese gunmen clashed in street battles Monday as sectarian tensions linked to the 14-month-old uprising in Syria bled across the border for a third day.
At least fi...
Election in Germany: Merkel has a new rival
2012-05-14 16:35:00 UTC
DW - The Social Democrats and Greens have handily won the election in Germany's biggest state. Hannelore Kraft is now an obvious rival to Angela Merkel in next year's national election.
Rarely was an election result so clear. The chancellor's p...
AP Exclusive: Drawing focuses on Iran's nuke work
2012-05-13 19:13:53 UTC
VIENNA (AP) — A drawing based on information from inside an Iranian military site shows an explosives containment chamber of the type needed for nuclear arms-related tests that U.N. inspectors suspect Tehran has conducted there. Iran denies such t...
Israel envoy meets with Palestinian president
2012-05-12 23:48:54 UTC
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli envoy met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday and delivered a letter from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayahu detailing his government's stance on stalled peace negotiations.
Yitzhak Molcho held talks...
Greek president in last-ditch coalition effort
2012-05-12 16:12:40 UTC
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek President Karolos Papoulias called for the leaders of Greece's political parties to meet on Sunday, in a last-ditch effort to broker a deal for a coalition government and avoid another general election.
Horst Faas dies aged 79 - the images that changed course of history and touched the human heart
2012-05-12 14:54:22 UTC
Horst Faas, a prize-winning combat photographer who carved out new standards for covering war with a camera and became one of the world's legendary photojournalists, has died aged 79.
A native of Germany who joined the US-based news co-operat...
Ex-tabloid chief spills on links to UK's Cameron
2012-05-11 17:01:59 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks — a pivotal figure in Britain's tabloid phone hacking saga — said Friday that Prime Minister David Cameron commiserated with her after she quit in the wake of the scandal.
Israeli president hospitalized for hernia
2012-05-11 16:46:22 UTC
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli President Shimon Peres' office says the 88-year-old is "feeling well" after undergoing surgery Friday for a hernia discovered during his state visit to Canada earlier in the week
Peres spokesman Ayelet Frisch says that ...
Suicide bombers strike Syrian capital, killing 55
2012-05-10 15:29:48 UTC
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Two suicide car bombs ripped through the Syrian capital Thursday, killing 55 people and tearing the facade off a military intelligence building in the deadliest explosions since the country's uprising began 14 months ago, th...
Europe at the crossroads: splinter or unite
2012-05-09 20:05:39 UTC
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union, a hope for peace that rose from the fires of World War II, paused Wednesday to honor its past and ponder its future — and how it can ensure it still has one in light of the anti-austerity anger expressed this we...