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Eiffel Tower disrupted amid workers' anger about pickpockets

May 22, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower closed to the public for most of the day Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors... more »»

Dutch govt eyes limited ban on face-covering clothing

May 22, 2015

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government announced plans Friday to introduce a limited ban on "face-covering clothing," widely interpreted as a new attempt to outlaw burqas, the... more »»

Poland presidential vote could bring return to turbulence

May 22, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Presidential candidate Andrzej Duda is a new face in Polish politics, but he may herald a return to an older era when his right-wing party held power. more »»

CANNES WATCH: 'Arabian Nights' canine named Cannes' top dog

May 22, 2015

CANNES, France (AP) — A small white dog named Lucky has taken the award for Cannes' best performance on four leg. more »»

IS captures Iraqi town, purges opponents in Syria's Palmyra

May 22, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State group militants searched through the Syrian town of Palmyra for government troops and fighters, using lists of names and informers to track them down and shooting som... more »»

Nigerian Muslims set court ablaze over 'insult' to Muhammad

May 22, 2015

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of rioting Muslims set a Shariah court ablaze Friday in Nigeria's northern Kano city, protesting its decision to free a cleric accused of insulting the prophet... more »»

Army removes WWII bomb near London's Wembley Stadium

May 22, 2015

LONDON (AP) — British police say the army has safely removed an unexploded World War II bomb found near London's Wembley Stadium. more »»

Spain: Local election seen as test for new upstart parties

May 22, 2015

MADRID (AP) — Spain could be set for a political upheaval in key local elections this weekend, with strong signs that voters fed up with economic crisis and corruption scandals may punish both th... more »»

AP Interview: $100 billion Saudi city to be ready by 2035

May 22, 2015

SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — A $100 billion city-from-scratch in Saudi Arabia is to be completed by 2035 and will serve as the main logistics and manufacturing hub for countries on the Red Sea,... more »»

Aspiring Asia leader China takes no role in Rohingya crisis

May 22, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — Malaysia has begun searching for thousands of boat people believed stranded in the Andaman Sea. From a hemisphere away in Washington, the U.S. said it will send navy planes. more »»

Guinea families transport bodies on public buses

May 22, 2015

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls... more »»

Resident says 19 Shiites killed in Saudi suicide attack

May 22, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted a mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers were commemorating the 7th century birth of a revered Shiite figure on Friday, the Interior... more »»

Kenya says attack by Somali militants thwarted in Garissa

May 22, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kenyan forces fought suspected al-Shabab members in a village close to the northeastern town where a massacre of college students took place last month, according to the... more »»

US: Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisis

May 22, 2015

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Navy ships from two countries scoured Southeast Asian waters Friday for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top U.S. more »»

Australia in Europe's Song Contest? In a word, yes.

May 22, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — For the first time in its 60-year history, the Eurovision Song Contest may be won by — Australi. more »»

The Latest on Rohingya: US envoy says address root causes

May 22, 2015

5 p.m. (1030 GMT)

A senior U.S. diplomat says the root causes of the exodus of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims need to be addressed as a way to solve the humanitarian crisis facing Southeast Asia. more »»

South Sudan alleges Khartoum role in new rebel offensive

May 22, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan's military on Friday accused the Sudanese government of aiding a new rebel offensive in the southern country where oil fields are now threatened by fresh... more »»

South Korean court frees Korean Air 'nut rage' executive

May 22, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Friday suspended the prison term of a former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending... more »»

Dutch art sleuth helps German police track down Nazi art

May 22, 2015

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch art sleuth best known for identifying works looted from Jewish owners by the Nazis said he helped German police recover two massive bronze horse sculptures... more »»

Ireland votes on gay marriage; Catholic leaders opposed

May 22, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's voters were deciding Friday whether to legalize gay marriage in this once-staunchly Catholic land in what the government's equality minister called "a referendum like no... more »»

 
 
 

 

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