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Pope extends new olive branch to China in bid to mend ties

February 2, 2016

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has expressed his great admiration for China and declined to criticize its longtime one-child policy in a bid to heal decades of estrangement between Beijing and... more »»

Russia open to hard-liners attending Syria peace talks

February 2, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — Russia said Tuesday it supports the inclusion of all opposition parties in Syrian peace talks, including representatives of two hard-line Islamic groups, as President Bashar Assad's... more »»

The Latest: EU increases pressure on Greece to secure border

February 2, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on migrants seeking sanctuary in Europe (all times local):

6:15 p.m. more »»

Romania general prosecutor quits over motorcade allegations

February 2, 2016

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's general prosecutor resigned Tuesday over allegations he illegally benefited from the use of official motorcades, a topic which has provoked debate and outrage... more »»

German prosecutors charge man with attempted murder of mayor

February 2, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have filed attempted murder charges against a 44-year-old man over allegations he stabbed Cologne's new mayor while she was on the campaign trail in October. more »»

The Latest: Croatia sees no migrant wave from Montenegro

February 2, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on migrants seeking sanctuary in Europe (all times local):

5:10 p.m. more »»

Kerry hits million-mile mark in diplomatic travel

February 2, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — He won't get elite frequent flier status with any airline, but Secretary of State John Kerry has hit the million-mile mark in diplomatic travel. more »»

UK's Cameron hails Brussels proposals to keep Britain in EU

February 2, 2016

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron claimed "real progress" Tuesday in negotiations with the European Union, but said more work needs to be done before a satisfactory agreement on... more »»

Eagles vs Drones: Dutch police eye birds to prey on drones

February 2, 2016

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — It may sound like a flight of fancy, but Dutch police are considering using birds of prey to swoop down and pluck rogue drones out of the sky. more »»

The Latest: Hungary: EU must build migrant defense line

February 2, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on migrants seeking sanctuary in Europe (all times local):

4:25 p.m. more »»

The Latest: Hungary accepts UK efforts to stop benefit abuse

February 2, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on negotiations on changes to EU law aimed at keeping Britain in the bloc (all times local):

4:15 p.m. more »»

Greece orders 2 men to remain in custody pending IS trial

February 2, 2016

ALEXANDROUPOLI, Greece (AP) — A Greek magistrate on Tuesday ordered two men to remain in custody pending trial on charges of attempting to travel to Syria through Greece to join the Islamic State... more »»

Song by Haiti's outgoing leader jeers at female journalist

February 2, 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's outgoing president has released a brash pop song jeering at his critics and aiming sexually suggestive lyrics at his main target, an award-winning female... more »»

Iran signs deal to buy 20 more airplanes

February 2, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's national carrier has signed an agreement to buy 20 new passenger airplanes with an option for 20 more from French-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR, Iranian media... more »»

Drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur launches effort for Zika vaccine

February 2, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur said Tuesday it is launching an effort to research and develop a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus, after the World Health Organization declared a global... more »»

Nigerian separatists hijack ship, demand release of leader

February 2, 2016

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian separatists have hijacked a merchant ship and threatened to blow it up with its foreign crew if authorities do not release a detained leader agitating for a... more »»

Airstrikes destroy IS radio station in Afghanistan

February 2, 2016

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. airstrikes have destroyed an Islamic State-operated radio station in a remote part of eastern Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday. more »»

The Latest: UNICEF seeks $9 million to fight Zika

February 2, 2016

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the battle against the Zika virus (all times local):

2:20 p.m. more »»

French schools cite extremism as reason to lift smoking ban

February 2, 2016

PARIS (AP) — French high schools say students should be allowed to smoke on school grounds so that they don't become targets for extremists when they gather for cigarette breaks on the street... more »»

The Latest: Opposition has 'no optimism' for peace talks

February 2, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The latest on U.N hosted peace negotiations in Geneva aimed at ending Syria's devastating five-year conflict (all times local):

12. more »»

 
 
 

 

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