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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

September 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that... more »»

Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low

September 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpa. more »»

Muted expectations for Obama, Rouhani meeting

September 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — One year ago, President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came close to ending the decades-long freeze on face-to-face meetings between their countries' leaders. more »»

AP Interview: Iraq premier nixes US ground troops

September 17, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. more »»

Desperate Gazans flee to Europe in risky sea trips

September 17, 2014

ABASSAN, Gaza Strip (AP) — The university student was desperate to flee Gaza after suffering through years of border closures and three wars. more »»

Liberia president praises US for Ebola help pledge

September 17, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — People critically ill with Ebola languishing in an ambulance for hours as paramedics seek a place for them. Treatment centers filling up as soon as they are opened. more »»

French doctor sick with Ebola in Liberia

September 17, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Doctors Without Borders says one of its staff members has contracted Ebola while working in Liberia and will be evacuated to France. more »»

15 Syrian children die after getting vaccinations

September 17, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — At least 15 children died after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of northwestern Syria, while the death toll from two days of government airstrikes on a central city... more »»

Liberia hopes US Ebola aid pushes world to do more

September 17, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — People critically ill with Ebola languishing in an ambulance for hours as paramedics seek a place for them. Treatment centers filling up as soon as they are opened. more »»

UN says building materials to Gaza may quadruple

September 17, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — A deal reached on war-battered Gaza's reconstruction is set to be implemented in the coming months, with the amount of building materials entering the territory expected to... more »»

Suicide bombers kill 15 at north Nigerian college

September 17, 2014

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Two suicide bombers killed at least 15 students Wednesday at a government college in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, police and emergency officials said. more »»

Nigerian preacher faces scrutiny after disaster

September 17, 2014

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian televangelist whose exuberant followers across Africa and beyond believe he has powers of healing and prophesy is now under scrutiny after one of his buildings... more »»

AP Interview: Iraq premier says no foreign troops

September 17, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister strongly rejected the idea of the U.S. more »»

East Ukraine casualties rise as rebels reject deal

September 17, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling in rebel-held parts of east Ukraine killed at least 12 civilians on Wednesday, as a top leader of pro-Russian rebels rejected Ukrainian legislation meant to end... more »»

Polish fears of Russia run high on war anniversary

September 17, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — It was an unexpected question from a woman hoping to sell me her Warsaw apartment: "Are you sure you want to buy now, when war could be coming?"

Though she was half... more »»

Laments, long lines amid Air France pilots' strike

September 17, 2014

PARIS (AP) — "I'm going to cry!" groaned Stephanie Leon, parking a palm on her forehead in distress as she walked into Charles de Gaulle airport and saw the departures board: Her Air France fligh... more »»

Celebrity rabbi takes plea bargain over bribery

September 17, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — A multimillionaire Israeli celebrity rabbi with a following in the United States has accepted a plea bargain in which he admits to attempting to bribe a senior police official,... more »»

Top Saudi clerics issue edict against terrorism

September 17, 2014

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's highest body of religious scholars issued a stern ruling on Wednesday calling terrorism a "heinous crime" and saying perpetrators including Islamic Stat... more »»

Tycoon's arrest sends shock wave through Russia

September 17, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The arrest of a Russian telecoms and oil tycoon has sent shock waves through the country's business community, with some fearing a return to the dark days of a decade ago, when the... more »»

Britain might learn from split of Czechoslovakia

September 17, 2014

PRAGUE (AP) — If Scotland says yes to independence in Thursday's referendum, there might be a lesson to learn from the amicable split of Czechoslovakia on Jan. 1, 1993. more »»

 
 

 

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