NATO sending AWACS aircraft to Ukraine border
2014-03-10 23:41:13 UTC
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO says it is dispatching surveillance aircraft to fly over Poland and Romania to monitor the crisis unfolding in neighboring Ukraine.
The military alliance says the decision to send AWACS reconnaissance planes was taken by th...
Atlantic slave trade: Caribbean nations demand reparations
2014-03-10 23:51:34 UTC
Heads of state of 15 Caribbean nations will gather in St Vincent on Monday to unveil a plan demanding reparations from Europe for the enduring suffering inflicted by the Atlantic slave trade.
In an interview with the Guardian, Sir Hilary Beckle...
Japan sees future business in Fukushima cleanup
2014-03-08 09:29:21 UTC
TOKYO (AP) — There is something surprising in the radioactive wreck that is the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant: opportunity. To clean it up, Japan will have to develop technology and expertise that any nation with a nuclear reactor will on...
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...
Frustration in Afghan women's rights struggle
2014-03-08 08:46:38 UTC
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — In 2009, the United States gave Wazhma Frogh the International Woman of Courage award for her women's rights activism in Afghanistan. Prominently displayed in Frogh's office is a picture of then-Secretary of State Hillary...
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...
Crimea to vote to split from Ukraine, join Russia
2014-03-07 09:15:29 UTC
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine lurched toward breakup Thursday as lawmakers in Crimea unanimously declared they wanted to join Russia and would put the decision to voters in 10 days. President Barack Obama condemned the move and the West answe...
Pledged, planned and recalled aid for Ukraine
2014-03-06 07:01:04 UTC
BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and the European Union have offered financial aid to Ukraine and Russia has halted its rescue program for the country. The moves are part of the international tussle over Ukraine's political and economic future, p...
Tymoshenko: United States and Britain must stop Russian
2014-03-06 06:40:15 UTC
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine's former prime minister, urged the West on Wednesday to ramp up pressure on Russia to force it to withdraw troops from Crimea.
In an interview with The Associated Press two weeks after she was rele...
Libya: Niger extradites Gadhafi's son al-Saadi
2014-03-06 06:08:16 UTC
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya says Niger has extradited Moammar Gadhafi's son al-Saadi, who fled as his father's regime crumbled in 2011 and who was under house arrest in the desert West African nation ever since.
The government says al-Saadi — o...
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...
Obama: Putin's not fooling anybody
2014-03-05 02:40:01 UTC
MOSCOW (AP) — Stepping back from the brink of war, Vladimir Putin talked tough but cooled tensions in the Ukraine crisis Tuesday, saying Russia has no intention "to fight the Ukrainian people" but reserves the right to use force.
As the Russian...
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...
A look at Russian, Ukrainian militaries
2014-03-03 22:16:04 UTC
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has effectively seized control of Ukraine's strategic Crimean peninsula without firing a shot, but many in Ukraine and elsewhere fear the Kremlin might follow up by sending troops into Russian-speaking regions of eastern Ukrai...
Putin's Dream For Russia Is Hitler's Germany, Large and Powerful
2014-03-04 08:21:23 UTC
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said there was no reason for Russia to invade Ukraine and warned that "we are on the brink of disaster."
Diaal News - The current Putin’s provocations are just his way to show we are entering in a new ...
Ukraine: An emerging conflict between East and West
2014-03-03 19:21:34 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite blunt warnings about costs and consequences, President Barack Obama and European leaders have limited options for retaliating against Russia's military intervention in Ukraine, the former Soviet republic now at the center...
Putin's Military Invasion of Crimea
2014-03-02 07:18:05 UTC
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops took over the strategic Crimean peninsula Saturday without firing a shot. The newly installed government in Kiev was powerless to react, and despite calls by U.S. President Barack Obama for Russia to pull ...
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 ...
Critics blast Rio's World Cup, Olympic evictions
2014-02-28 08:02:02 UTC
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With her family of six living in five different houses scattered across the city, Dalvaneide Pequeno do Nascimento longs for the days when her whole clan shared the same roof.
Nascimento, her husband and children w...
Dahlan, exiled Palestinian leader, builds comeback
2014-02-28 07:43:48 UTC
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Fueled by millions in Gulf aid dollars that are his to distribute, an exiled Palestinian operative seems to be orchestrating a comeback that could position him as a potential successor to aging Palestinian leader M...
Armed men take airport in Ukraine's Crimea
2014-02-28 03:05:07 UTC
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Dozens of armed men in military uniforms seized an airport in the capital of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region early Friday, a report said.
Witnesses told the Interfax news agency that the 50 or so men were wearing th...
Dozens of students were killed in a Nigerian school
2014-02-25 21:07:45 UTC
DAMATURU, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic militants set fire to a locked dormitory at a school in northern Nigeria, then shot and slit the throats of students who tried to escape through windows during a pre-dawn attack Tuesday. Dozens of students were kil...
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych arrested
2014-02-24 10:34:13 UTC
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Opposition lawmaker Volodym Kurennoy said that he had unconfirmed information that the president had been arrested in Crimea.
Ukraine's acting government issued a warrant Monday for the arrest of President Viktor Yanukovyc...
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 protester tweeted after being shot in neck
2014-02-22 08:35:50 UTC
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — "I am dying," Olesya Zhukovska, a 21-year-old volunteer medic, wrote on Twitter, minutes after she got shot in the neck by a sniper's bullet as deadly clashes broke out in the center of the Ukrainian capital between protesters...