Azerbaijan editor accused of spying for Iran
2012-07-04 17:03:05 UTC
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Prosecutors in Azerbaijan have charged the editor of a newspaper catering to the minority Talysh ethnic group with spying for neighboring Iran and inciting public unrest.
Police and prosecutors said in a joint statement ...
Germany: Gunman kills self, 4 others in hostage standoff
2012-07-04 16:48:32 UTC
BERLIN (AP) — A heavily armed man whose girlfriend was being evicted from her apartment Wednesday killed four people, including the new owner and a court bailiff who were shot execution style, before turning a shotgun on himself, German authoritie...
EU: Talks on Iran's nuclear program to continue
2012-07-04 08:37:42 UTC
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says Iranian and international technical experts have exchanged details on proposals to end the standoff over Tehran's nuclear program.
A statement said talks in Istanbul lasted a full day and ended early Wedn...
German spy agency faces shake-up in neo-Nazi case
2012-07-04 07:52:20 UTC
BERLIN (AP) — The case horrified Germany, a nation where the Hitler era still casts a long shadow: a small band of neo-Nazis suspected of killing ethnic Turks and others in a seven-year terror spree, undetected by security forces until a botched b...
Ex-President Sarkozy's home, offices searched
2012-07-03 20:18:35 UTC
PARIS (AP) — French investigators searched former President Nicolas Sarkozy's home and office on Tuesday as part of a probe into suspected illegal financing of his 2007 presidential campaign by the L'Oreal cosmetics heiress, an official said.
Iran reports long-range missile launch in exercise
2012-07-03 20:06:14 UTC
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Tuesday it test-fired several ballistic missiles, including a long-range variety meant to dissuade an Israeli or U.S. attack, alongside a push by Washington to beef up its military might in the region.
Sanctions-hit Iran readies ballistic missile drill
2012-07-02 10:28:45 UTC
TEHRAN: Iran on Monday said it was readying ballistic missile war games simulating a counter-attack against U.S. or Israeli targets in the region in the event of air strikes on its nuclear facilities.
The three-day drill in Iran's central deser...
Mexico's former ruling party voted back to office
2012-07-02 09:53:15 UTC
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The party that ruled Mexico with an iron grip for most of the last century has sailed back into power, promising a government that will be modern, responsible and open to criticism.
Though Institutional Revolutionary Party ca...
Syrian opposition rejects new international plan
2012-07-02 05:02:14 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's main opposition groups rejected on Sunday a new international plan that calls for a transitional government because the compromise agreement did not bar President Bashar Assad from participating.
Their reaction held out li...
Mexico's old rulers claim presidential election win
2012-07-02 04:56:14 UTC
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The party that ruled Mexico for much of the 20th century claimed victory in a presidential election on Sunday as exit polls showed its candidate, Enrique Pena Nieto, with a clear lead and primed to restore it to power after...
Hong Kong holds big protest as new leader sworn in
2012-07-01 14:53:51 UTC
HONG KONG (AP) — A pro-democracy heckler interrupted a speech by Chinese President Hu Jintao at the swearing-in of Hong Kong's new leader Sunday and tens of thousands of residents marched to protest Chinese rule on the 15th anniversary of the Asia...
Mexico could return old ruling party to power
2012-07-01 06:17:06 UTC
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A single party dominated Mexico for most of the past century, and its loss 12 years ago proved to many that the country was finally a democracy. Now the nation's voters seem ready to bring it back to power in Sunday's presidenti...
New Hong Kong leader takes office amid discontent
2012-07-01 05:23:59 UTC
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's new Beijing-backed leader was sworn in on Sunday amid rising public discontent over widening inequality and lack of full democracy in the semiautonomous southern Chinese financial center.
Tens of thousands of people...
Islamist Morsi is sworn in as Egypt's president
2012-06-30 19:26:53 UTC
CAIRO (AP) - Islamist Mohammed Morsi promised a "new Egypt" as he took the oath of office Saturday to become the country's first freely elected president, succeeding Hosni Mubarak who was ousted 16 months ago.
At his inauguration before the Sup...
Russia, US key to last-ditch Syria talks in Geneva
2012-06-30 06:06:42 UTC
GENEVA (AP) — Russian's desire to keep its last remaining ally in the Middle East collided head-long with the United States' desire to remove President Bashar Assad and replace him with a democracy at a pivotal United Nations-brokered conference S...
Egypt's elected president defies military rulers
2012-06-29 17:13:10 UTC
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's newly elected president has read the oath of office in Tahrir Square and defied the country's military rulers by saying, "I fear no one but God."
Mohammed Morsi addressed tens of thousands of mostly Islamist supporters Satu...
Italy celebrates a magical night against Germany
2012-06-29 16:27:44 UTC
ROME (AP) — It was Italy's night against the Germans, on and off the field.
Premier Mario Monti and striker Mario Balotelli gave a much-needed boost to a country suffering for months under harsh austerity measures and embarrassed by a match-fix...
Merkel defends concessions in euro crisis
2012-06-29 16:21:57 UTC
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended concessions made to struggling Spain and Italy at a European Union summit on Friday as she prepared to address lawmakers at home, where media headlines loudly proclaimed her political defeat.
10 Things to Know for Friday
2012-06-29 11:43:44 UTC
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (all times EDT):
1. WHAT THE HEALTH CARE LAW MEANS FOR YOU
Free vaccines for kids, cheaper drugs for the elderly and many other benefits o...
Turkey fortifies Syrian border; bomb hits Damascus
2012-06-29 06:12:16 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey deployed anti-aircraft guns, rocket launchers and other weapons along its border with Syria on Thursday, a military buildup that came as world powers showed new urgency to resolve the crisis before it ignites the region.
Troubled Europe summit: Merkel vs everyone else
2012-06-28 06:15:06 UTC
PARIS (AP) — Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel is the woman to watch — or fear, or confront — in Europe this week.
The leaders of Italy, France and Spain are pressing their northern neighbor at a European Union summit starting Thursday to agre...
Kissinger says calling Europe quote not likely his
2012-06-27 16:02:06 UTC
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Is there a single phone number for Europe?
It's a question long attributed to Henry Kissinger, but the former U.S. secretary of state says he doesn't think it originated with him. The 89-year-old said Wednesday that he thi...
Will Britain finally replace the House of Lords?
2012-06-27 15:45:38 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Can Britain's government ditch the dukes, eject the earls and kick out the cronies?
Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday set out ambitious plans to replace Britain's 700-year-old House of Lords, the country's unelected upper ...
UN: Violence in Syria worse than before ceasefire
2012-06-27 09:16:06 UTC
GENEVA (AP) — A senior U.N. official says violence in Syria has "reached or even surpassed" levels seen before the ceasefire agreement of April 12.
The U.N.'s deputy envoy for Syria Jean-Marie Guehenno says the six-point plan forged by his boss...
Egypt court rules military cannot arrest civilians
2012-06-26 18:41:21 UTC
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court suspended on Tuesday a government decision allowing military police and intelligence to arrest civilians, a setback for the country's military rulers after the decree drew an outcry from opponents who accused them of...