Ukrainian leader offers talks, protesters say no
2013-12-11 20:31:17 UTC
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Opposition leaders in Ukraine rejected President Viktor Yanukovych's offer of talks Wednesday, saying they will not sit down with him until he fires his government and releases all arrested demonstrators.
That stance reflec...
Obama thrills crowd as he honors Mandela
2013-12-10 20:10:53 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted the world Tuesday to embrace Nelson Mandela's universal message of peace and justice, electrifying tens of thousands of rain-lashed spectators and prompting a standing ovation by scores of h...
Mourners in South Africa flock to Mandela memorial
2013-12-10 08:06:47 UTC
Mourners in South Africa flock to Mandela memorial
ALAN CLENDENNING, Associated Press
JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Joyous, singing South Africans gathered in the rain Tuesday to honor Nelson Mandela at a massive memor...
Ukraine sees largest anti-govt protest since 2004
2013-12-09 00:43:41 UTC
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters poured into the streets of Ukraine's capital on Sunday, toppling a statue of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin and blockading key government buildings in an escalating standoff with the pr...
France, AU send more troops to African nation
2013-12-08 02:15:39 UTC
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — France and the African Union on Saturday announced plans to deploy several thousand more troops into embattled Central African Republic, as thousands of Christians fearing reprisal attacks sought refuge from...
Thousands seek refuge at Central African airport
2013-12-06 23:41:02 UTC
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Thousands of Christian civilians sought refuge at an airport guarded by French soldiers Friday, fleeing from the mostly Muslim ex-rebels with machetes and guns who rule the country a day after the worst viol...
South Africans pay tribute to Mandela
2013-12-06 09:40:41 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — People across South Africa are commemorating Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers as the government prepares funeral ceremonies that will draw leaders and other dignitaries from around the globe.
In a church service F...
Mandela, anti-apartheid icon, mourned world over
2013-12-06 06:39:46 UTC
In nearly seven decades spent fighting for freedom and equality, Nelson Mandela inspired and challenged the world to stand up for others. As word of Mandela's death spread, current and former presidents, athletes and entertainers, and people aroun...
Clashes sweep CAR capital ahead of French troops
2013-12-05 16:55:06 UTC
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Fighting came to the capital of Central African Republic on Thursday, leaving dozens of casualties and posing the biggest threat yet to the new government just as the U.N. Security Council authorized an inte...
Kerry seeks to soothe Israeli security concerns
2013-12-05 16:44:31 UTC
JERUSALEM (AP) — Looking to soothe irritated relations with Israel, America's top diplomat on Thursday pledged to support the Jewish state's security throughout separate negotiations with Iran and the Palestinians — including Israel's demand that ...
China gives no ground to Biden in air zone dispute
2013-12-05 07:07:42 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — Giving no ground, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traded strong arguments Wednesday over China's contentious new air defense zone, with little indication of progress toward defusing a situation that is...
Russian-US 'Megatons to Megawatts' draws to a close
2013-12-04 10:57:56 UTC
Russia started last week to draw the curtains on a 20-year-old nuclear non-proliferation program as it began to package its last batch of low-enriched uranium (LEU) to the United States under the long-standing “Megatons to Megawatts” program to co...
NATO seeks clarity on troops in Afghanistan
2013-12-03 18:36:06 UTC
BRUSSELS (AP) — World diplomats vexed over how to secure Afghanistan's future used a looming year-end deadline on Tuesday to persuade the war-torn nation's leaders that allowing thousands of foreign troops to remain there beyond next year is bette...
Ukraine protest leader Klitschko urges fresh protests against Yanukovych
2013-12-03 18:23:33 UTC
<h3>Anti-government protesters in Ukraine have vowed further demonstrations against the government after weekend unrest led to injuries. Boxing champion-turned-opposition leader Vitali Klitchko made a plea for regime change.</h3>
UN: Syria crimes evidence 'indicates' Assad role
2013-12-03 03:48:32 UTC
GENEVA (AP) — A growing body of evidence collected by U.N. investigators points to the involvement of senior Syrian officials, including President Bashar Assad, in crimes against humanity and war crimes, the U.N.'s top human rights official said M...
Thai protest leader vows to escalate offensive
2013-12-02 19:13:49 UTC
BANGKOK (AP) — A firebrand opposition leader vowed Monday to escalate his campaign to topple Thailand's government, and ordered his followers to storm Bangkok's police headquarters after they fought all day with riot police protecting heavily barr...
Ukraine: Protesters besiege government building
2013-12-02 07:52:02 UTC
Ukraine saw its largest popular protests since the 2004 Orange Revolution on Sunday when at least 300,000 people took to the streets calling for the resignation of the president, Viktor Yanukovych.
Furious at Ukraine's 11th-hour decision to bac...
Police fire tear gas at protesters in Bangkok
2013-12-01 06:48:21 UTC
BANGKOK (AP) — Riot police fired tear gas at protesters trying to force their way into the prime minister's office compound and Bangkok's police headquarters on Sunday.
Reporters saw anti-government protesters trying to rip down concrete barrie...
Police forcefully break up demonstration in Kiev
2013-11-30 06:30:28 UTC
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in the Ukrainian capital broke up a large anti-government demonstration in the city center before dawn Saturday, swinging truncheons and injuring many.
The riot police used tear gas when they dispersed the crowd of a...
Scottish holiday marred by police helicopter crash
2013-11-30 19:35:10 UTC
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Scotland's official holiday was transformed into a grim day of mourning Saturday as emergency crews searched the wreckage of a riverside pub smashed by a falling police helicopter. At least eight people died and more than ...
Thai protesters storm army headquarters
2013-11-29 08:33:38 UTC
BANGKOK (AP) — Protesters in Thailand stormed onto the grounds of the national army headquarters on Friday, breaking into their latest high-profile target in a bid to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
The crowd of about 1,200 people br...
Market bombings, attacks across Iraq kill 29
2013-11-28 19:37:13 UTC
BAGHDAD (AP) — Three car bombs exploded at outdoor markets and on a street full of shops near Iraq's capital, the deadliest of a series of attacks across the country that killed at least 29 people Thursday, officials said.
The deadliest attack ...
Thousands protest Ukrainian leader spiking EU deal
2013-11-29 18:24:28 UTC
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Thousands of protesters crowded into the center of the Ukrainian capital on Friday night to demand the president's resignation after he shelved a landmark agreement with the European Union in favor of closer ties with Russia.
Berlusconi ousted from parliament
2013-11-27 21:39:53 UTC
Silvio Berlusconi suffered arguably the heaviest blow of his political career on Wednesday when the upper house of parliament voted to oust him following a conviction for tax fraud.
A hostile front of the centre-left and anti-establishment Five...
US offering to destroy Syrian chemicals at sea
2013-11-27 21:20:17 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Obama administration is offering to destroy some of Syria's deadliest chemical weapons in international waters aboard a nearly 700-foot, U.S. government-owned ship.
The plan, still subject to final appro...