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Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra in Syria

May 20, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say that Islamic State extremists have seized almost full control of the ancient town of Palmyra, though it remained unclear how close to the famed archaeological... more »»

IS seizes parts of Palmyra, edging closer to majestic ruins

May 20, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants seized parts of the Syrian town of Palmyra in pitched battles with government forces Wednesday, raising fears the extremists would destroy the majestic... more »»

Pope's No. 2 offers new insights into climate encyclical

May 20, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A new development model is needed to combat global warming, one that marries economic growth to combat poverty with a sustainable use of resources, Pope Francis' deputy said... more »»

Cruise ship freed from reef off Bermuda departs for Boston

May 20, 2015

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A cruise ship that ran aground on a reef near Bermuda departed for Boston on Wednesday after repairs were made to its steering system, officials said. more »»

Cruise ship freed from reef off Bermuda to depart for Boston

May 20, 2015

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A cruise ship that ran aground on a reef near Bermuda was expected to be back on course to Boston on Wednesday after repairs were made to its steering system,... more »»

The boat people crises in Europe and Asia _ a comparison

May 20, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — They may be separated by thousands of miles and vast expanses of sea but those people risking their lives in the Mediterranean and the Andaman Sea in southeast Asia seem to come... more »»

Catholic soul-searching in Ireland over vote on gay marriage

May 20, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Gays in Ireland often have faced a stark choice between leading secret lives or emigrating to more liberal lands. more »»

CANNES WATCH: Lasseter shows Pixar, Disney animation slate

May 20, 2015

CANNES, France (AP) — After the enthusiastically received premiere of the growing-up tale "Inside Out," John Lasseter presented a preview of Pixar and Disney Animation's upcoming slate. more »»

German black market art probe finds 2 Hitler horse statues

May 20, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — A German investigation into black market art has recovered two bronze horse statues that once stood in front of Adolf Hitler's grand chancellery building in Berlin as well as other... more »»

Algerian army kills more militants, total of 25 in 2 days

May 20, 2015

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian forces killed three militants just east of Algiers in a counter-insurgency sweep, raising the total slain over the past two days to 25, the Defense Ministry... more »»

Prince Charles: 'Grandfather I never had' slain by IRA

May 20, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Prince Charles has paid an emotional tribute to Lord Louis Mountbatten, slain 36 years ago by the Irish Republican Army, as the British royal tours Ireland on a mission of peace and... more »»

Lithuanian man arrested in Moscow on spying charges

May 20, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has arrested a Lithuanian man suspected of spying, a move that comes only weeks after the arrest of an alleged Russian spy in Lithuania. more »»

Man arrested in Italy for Tunisia Bardo attack was migrant

May 20, 2015

ROME (AP) — A Moroccan man arrested in Italy on suspicion he helped organize the attack on Tunisia's Bardo Museum had been ordered to leave Italy after having arrived a month earlier with other... more »»

IS group seizes part of ancient town of Palmyra in Syria

May 20, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants seized parts of the ancient town of Palmyra in central Syria on Wednesday after fierce clashes with government troops, renewing fears the extremist group... more »»

UK police investigate over 1,400 suspects for past sex abuse

May 20, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A national U.K. more »»

For US allies, paradigm shift in intelligence collection

May 20, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Fearful of an expanding extremist threat, countries that for years have relied heavily on U.S. more »»

Burundi army soldier killed in unrest, says officer

May 20, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — A Burundi army officer says police killed a soldier who was trying act as a buffer between police and protesters, who are demonstrating against the president's bid for a... more »»

IMF says Gaza reconstruction moving slowly

May 20, 2015

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The reconstruction of the Gaza Strip is going "far more slowly than expected" after a devastating war between Israel and the Hamas militant group last year, the... more »»

Experts inspect cruise ship freed from reef off Bermuda

May 20, 2015

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nearly 3,500 passengers and crew were allowed to disembark Wednesday in Bermuda after their cruise ship became grounded on a reef close to the British island as it... more »»

 
 

 

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