What is known about missing Malaysia Airlines jet
2014-03-10 16:47:59 UTC
An extensive search has revealed no sign of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. What authorities say is known as of Monday evening:
— The Boeing 777 carrying 239 people lost contact over the sea between Malaysia and Vietnam; there was no sign ...
Did Oscar Pistorius intentionally kill his girlfriend?
2014-03-10 07:20:29 UTC
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The testimony in the first week of Oscar Pistorius' murder trial was jaw dropping at times, and more riveting evidence is expected as the prosecution seeks to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the double-amputee athl...
Russia reinforces military presence in Crimea
2014-03-09 06:27:58 UTC
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Dozens of military trucks transporting heavily armed soldiers rumbled over Crimea's rutted roads Saturday as Russia reinforced its armed presence on the disputed peninsula in the Black Sea. Moscow's foreign minister rule...
The OSCE mission barred from Crimea
2014-03-08 18:27:01 UTC
ARMIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — An Associated Press reporter says pro-Russian forces refused to let a foreign military mission enter Crimea on Saturday.
After the officers had stopped, the armed men fired warning bursts of automatic weapons fire into ...
Russia forces mount pressure on Ukrainians
2014-03-08 09:15:40 UTC
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian officer at a military base in Ukraine's region of Crimea says that Russia soldiers have crashed a truck through its gates in an attempt to take it over.
Lt. Col. Vitaly Onishchenko, deputy commander of the...
Russia in patriotic fervor over Crimea
2014-03-08 08:42:43 UTC
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia was swept up in patriotic fervor Friday in anticipation of bringing Crimea back into its territory, with tens of thousands of people thronging Red Square chanting "Crimea is Russia!" as a parliamentary leader declared the peni...
Malaysian Boeing 777 vanishes with 239 aboard
2014-03-09 08:15:21 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Military radar indicates that the missing Boeing 777 jet turned back before vanishing, Malaysia's air force chief said Sunday as authorities were investigating up to four passengers with suspicious identifications who...
Turkish PM threatens to ban Facebook, YouTube
2014-03-07 09:21:32 UTC
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is fighting a corruption scandal, has threatened further steps to censor the Internet, including shutting down Facebook and YouTube.
His comments late Thursday came as the I...
NATO punished Russia by suspending military cooperation
2014-03-06 06:34:10 UTC
PARIS (AP) — The United States and Western diplomats failed to bring Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers together Wednesday for face-to-face talks on the confrontation in Crimea, even as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced optimism that ...
US taking steps to help NATO allies in Europe
2014-03-05 20:44:25 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to support the defenses of U.S. allies in Europe in response to Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Defense Sec...
US and Europe unify against Russia
2014-03-04 05:49:42 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S and major allies strained on Monday to rally a strong Western front to persuade Russia to step back from a military takeover of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region. But several acknowledged there are few options beyond alre...
Obama, Netanyahu to meet on Iran, Mideast peace
2014-03-03 08:40:51 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to keep a pair of delicate diplomatic efforts afloat, President Barack Obama will personally appeal for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to move forward on peace talks with the Palestinians, while also trying to ...
A Cold War reprise as US seeks Moscow's isolation
2014-03-03 19:23:31 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sudden reprise of Cold War sensibilities, the U.S. and its allies are weighing sanctions on Moscow and whether to bolster defenses in Europe in response to Russia's military advances on Ukraine. Secretary of State John Kerry...
Kerry: Repercussions for Putin 'act of aggression'
2014-03-02 17:37:50 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Western powers are prepared "to go to the hilt" to isolate Russia for its military incursion into Ukraine, "an incredible act of aggression" that may lead to visa bans, asset freezes, trade and investment penalties, and a boycott...
China blames separatists for knife attack; 33 dead
2014-03-02 07:20:23 UTC
KUNMING, China (AP) — More than 10 assailants slashed scores of people with knives at a train station in southern China in what state media said Sunday was a terrorist assault by ethnic separatists from the far west. Twenty-nine slash victims and ...
On opposite sides of Ukraine: A tale of two countries
2014-03-02 07:17:56 UTC
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — In the afternoon, when the shift ends at the coal mine and the miners walk out into the cold and past the old concrete statue of Lenin, they often head to a tiny corner store a block away. There they'll stand in the parking...
Obama warns Putin - Russia sends troops into Ukraine
2014-03-01 02:07:17 UTC
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Armed men described as Russian troops took control of key airports in Crimea on Friday and Russian transport planes flew into the strategic region, Ukrainian officials said, an ominous sign of the Kremlin's iron hand in ...
Fugitive Ukrainian president said to be in Moscow
2014-02-28 06:42:53 UTC
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's fugitive president may be enjoying VIP treatment under Moscow's protection, said to have been spotted at an opulent five-star hotel and a Kremlin country retreat. But beneath the surface, the embrace has been chilly...
US ambassador urges China to respect human rights
2014-02-27 08:24:48 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — The outgoing U.S. ambassador to Beijing urged China to respect the rights of peaceful political activists and said Washington is deeply concerned about the fate of a minority scholar charged with separatism.
Gary Locke made the c...
Government buildings seized in Ukraine's Crimea
2014-02-27 07:21:06 UTC
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Several dozen armed men have stormed and seized the buildings of the legislature and the local government in Ukraine's Crimea region and raised a Russian flag over a barricade.
The men occupying the parliament buildin...
Central African Republic orphans walk to refuge alone
2014-02-26 10:59:58 UTC
CARNOT, Central African Republic (AP) — Ibrahim Adamou's parents had just been killed in front of him. He wasn't sure whether any of his five siblings had survived the attack by Christian militiamen who opened fire on his family of herders as they...
Ukraine issues arrest warrant for missing leader
2014-02-25 08:13:08 UTC
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP) — With Viktor Yanukovych on the run, Ukraine's interim government drew up a warrant Monday for the fugitive president's arrest in the killing of anti-government protesters last week, while Russia issued its strongest conde...
As tearful Korean reunions end, more seen unlikely
2014-02-25 08:10:00 UTC
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The 88-year-old North Korean man stretched his arms out the bus window to grasp the hands of his South Korean sister one final time before the end of rare reunions Tuesday between hundreds of family members separated for ...
Officials: Wiretaps, aides led to drug lord arrest
2014-02-24 10:32:01 UTC
CULIACAN, MEXICO (AP) — As Mexican troops forced their way into Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's main hideout in Culiacan, the country's most powerful drug lord sneaked out of the house through an escape tunnel beneath the bathtub.
Mexican marines w...
Ukraine: Parliament boss takes presidential powers
2014-02-23 18:37:43 UTC
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A top Ukrainian opposition figure assumed presidential powers Sunday, plunging Ukraine into new uncertainty after a deadly political standoff — and boosting long-jailed Yulia Tymoshenko's chances of a return to power.