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Police arrest over 100 suspected Sicily Mafia clan members

February 10, 2016

ROME (AP) — Prosecutors say police in Italy and abroad have arrested more than 100 suspected Laudani Cosa Nostra members, dealing a heavy blow to the Mafia clan which has terrified businesses in... more »»

The Latest: Russia has held important talks with US on Syria

February 10, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence (all times local):

11:00 p.m.

Russia's U.N. more »»

NATO ministers approve new reinforcements for eastern Europe

February 10, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers on Wednesday approved new multinational reinforcements to beef up defenses of frontline alliance members most at risk from Russia, the alliance's... more »»

APNewsBreak: Kenya athletes allege doping bribery

February 10, 2016

EMBU, Kenya (AP) — Two Kenyan athletes serving four-year bans for doping at the 2015 world championships say the chief executive of Athletics Kenya, the country's governing body for track and... more »»

Pope on Ash Wednesday: charity's not to please ourselves

February 10, 2016

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis rubbed ashes on the bowed heads of prelates, nuns and ordinary Catholics Wednesday, and had them smudged on his own head, too, to usher in the Lenten season of... more »»

NATO ministers approve new force for eastern Europe

February 10, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers on Wednesday approved a new multinational force to beef up defenses of frontline alliance members most at risk from Russia, the alliance's secretary-general... more »»

Kurds attack Syrian air base held by insurgents

February 10, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters helped by Russian airstrikes launched an attack in northern Syria on Wednesday in an attempt to capture a military air base held by Syrian insurgents, while an... more »»

Italians arrest Argentine prelate in swindle scheme

February 10, 2016

ROME (AP) — An Argentine monsignor suspected of being behind a Ponzi scheme swindling investors out of 30 million euros ($34 million) has been put under house arrest in Genoa, Italian financial... more »»

The Latest: Britain calls on Russia to stop bombing Syria

February 10, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence (all times local):

8:15 p.m. more »»

Chechen leader threatens foes in bid to gain Putin's support

February 10, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin-backed strongman of Chechnya has issued a stream of threats against Russia's liberal opposition, but his primary audience appears to be the Russian president himself. more »»

UK to end ancient practice of printing laws on animal skin

February 10, 2016

LONDON (AP) — It's often said some laws aren't worth the paper they're printed on. Not in Britain, where for centuries laws have been printed not on paper but on calfskin parchment known as vellum. more »»

French lawmakers approve divisive citizenship bill

February 10, 2016

PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers have approved a divisive bill aimed at making it possible to revoke the citizenship of people convicted on terrorism charges. more »»

AP Exclusive: Iran's drone first over US carrier since 2014

February 10, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The unarmed Iranian drone that flew over a U.S. more »»

Romania upholds sentence for communist-era prison commander

February 10, 2016

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian appeals court on Wednesday upheld a 20-year prison sentence for a 90-year-old communist-era prison guard convicted of crimes against humanity, the most... more »»

The Latest: European markets close up amid Yellen comments

February 10, 2016

LONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil global financial markets (all times local):

5:15 p.m. more »»

Turkish leaders lash out at UN demands to open border

February 10, 2016

KILIS, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's leaders lashed out Wednesday at the United Nations and others who are pressing the country to open its border to thousands more Syrian refugees, accusing them of... more »»

Portugal lawmakers overturn veto on gay rights, abortion law

February 10, 2016

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Same-sex couples will soon be able to adopt children in Portugal after lawmakers voted to overturn a presidential veto, with parliament also removing some abortion... more »»

Germany cites free speech amid Polish ire at Carnival float

February 10, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — The German government rejected a suggestion Wednesday that it might take action over a Carnival float that drew the ire of Poland's government this week. more »»

Christian, Muslim leaders in Cyprus support peace talks

February 10, 2016

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Christian and Muslim leaders in Cyprus on Wednesday repeated their full support for ongoing talks aimed at reunifying the ethnically-split country, saying their united stan... more »»

Elephant rampages in east Indian town, smashing homes

February 10, 2016

KOLKATA, India (AP) — A wild elephant rampaged through an east Indian town on Wednesday, smashing cars and homes and sending panicked people running before the animal was tranquilized to be... more »»

 
 
 

 

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