Bag with 2 embryos in jars found outside Greek cemetery

April 30, 2017

Greek police say a black bag left outside a village cemetery in northern Greece contained two jars, each with an embryo in formaldehyde.…

Venezuela’s Maduro hikes minimum wage amid rising protests

April 30, 2017

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hiked wages and handed out hundreds of free homes Sunday amid his efforts to counter a strengthening protest movement seeking his removal.…

French forces kill 20 jihadists on Mali-Burkina Faso border

April 30, 2017

French forces fighting extremism in Africa’s Sahel region say they have killed at least 20 jihadists in a forest on the border between Mali and Burkina Faso.…

Germany’s Merkel presses Saudi Arabia on refugees and rights

April 30, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and his successors in her first visit to the kingdom in seven years, saying she pressed them on women’s rights,…

Polish official suspended over image of Tusk as SS officer

April 30, 2017

Poland’s Foreign Ministry has suspended one of its honorary consuls in the U.S. after the woman allegedly posted a digitally-altered image showing European Council President Donald Tusk dressed as a…

Suspected US airstrike kills 4 al-Qaida operatives in Yemen

April 30, 2017

A suspected U.S. airstrike killed four al-Qaida operatives in Yemen’s eastern province of Marib on Sunday, Yemeni tribal and security officials said.…

Israel stops to honor fallen soldiers and terror victims

April 30, 2017

Israel paused to honor its fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism Sunday evening as it began commemorating its annual Memorial Day.…

Pentagon: 45 civilians killed by coalition strikes

April 30, 2017

Investigations conducted during the month of March reveal that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria killed 45 civilians, mostly in and around the Iraqi…

Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

April 30, 2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday his country may take further action against Kurdish militants in Iraq and Syria, as U.S.-backed forces in Syria closed in on the last…

Famed Swiss climber killed near Mount Everest in Nepal

April 30, 2017

A Swiss climber acclaimed for his rapid ascents — including scaling dozens of peaks in the Alps in a little more than two months — was killed Sunday in a…

UK: Police arrest woman who was shot during police raid

April 30, 2017

British police say they have arrested a woman who was shot and seriously injured during a counter-terrorism raid in London earlier this week.…

Merkel ally: ‘Enlightened patriotism’ part of German culture

April 30, 2017

A senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party says “enlightened patriotism” should be part of Germany’s national culture.…

15 charged in attack on Macedonian parliament that hurt 100

April 30, 2017

Macedonian police say they’ve filed criminal charges against 15 people suspected of being involved in a violent attack against the parliament three days ago.…

Report: Iran becomes self-sufficient in gasoline production

April 30, 2017

Iran has become self-sufficient in producing the amount of gasoline the country requires on a daily basis, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.…

Iranian-born media mogul fatally shot by masked assailants in central Istanbul

April 30, 2017

Saeed Karimian was the executive of a Persian-language media empire. His Kuwaiti business partner also was killed in the attack.…

FIFA official Sheikh Ahmad resigning amid bribery claims

April 30, 2017

FIFA Council member Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah of Kuwait is resigning from his soccer roles under pressure from allegations in an American federal court that he bribed Asian…

Hobby-horsing craze in Finland manifestation of girl power

April 30, 2017

Sporting a black leather jacket, dyed red hair and a tattooed arm, Alisa Aarniomaki looks like she’s on her way to a rock band rehearsal session.…

The Latest: US won’t seek South Korean money for THAAD

April 30, 2017

The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile (all times local):…

Multiple car collision kills 11 on Indonesia’s Java island

April 30, 2017

Police said a multiple car collision involving a tour bus killed at least 11 people Sunday on Indonesia’s main Java island.…

Asian Olympic chief Sheikh Ahmad resigns from soccer roles, won’t seek re-election to FIFA Council after bribery claim

April 30, 2017

Asian Olympic chief Sheikh Ahmad resigns from soccer roles, won’t seek re-election to FIFA Council after bribery claim.…

Belarus opposition leader jailed before planned protest

April 30, 2017

The wife of a leading opposition figure in Belarus says he has been arrested and jailed on the eve of a planned protest.…

Pope to Venezuela: avoid more violence, respect human rights

April 30, 2017

Pope Francis has appealed to leaders of Venezuela’s government and society to avoid any more violence as he cited the mounting number of dead, injured and prisoners.…

A man played ‘Pokémon Go’ in a Russian church. He may spend 3 1/2 years in prison for it.

April 30, 2017

Ruslan Sokolovsky was charged with inciting religious hatred after filming himself playing Pokemon Go inside a Russian Orthodox church last year.…

Philippines goes easy on China in final ASEAN statement

April 30, 2017

The Philippines followed up a summit of Southeast Asian leaders by releasing a final communique Sunday that removed mention of international concerns over China’s “militarization” of newly built islands in…

Philippines says Trump called Duterte to affirm alliance

April 30, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman says U.S. President Donald Trump has called the Philippine leader and expressed Washington’s commitment to their treaty alliance and his interest in developing “a warm, working…

Parents of missing UK girl still hopeful she’s ‘out there’

April 30, 2017

The parents of Madeleine McCann, the 3-year-old British girl who vanished during a family vacation to Portugal in 2007, say they are still hopeful they will one day be reunited…

Minibus plunges into ravine, killing 11 in Pakistan

April 30, 2017

Pakistani police say a minibus has plunged into a ravine in the mountainous northwest, killing 11 people.…

Trump says China pressuring North Korea on missile, nukes

April 30, 2017

President Donald Trump said in a television interview to be aired Sunday that he believes China’s president has been putting pressure on North Korea as it pursues its missile and…

Cuban military plane crashes, killing 8 troops on board

April 30, 2017

A Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside Saturday in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board, the government said.…

The Latest: Joshua knocks out Klitschko for title

April 30, 2017

The Latest on the Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko heavyweight title fight in Wembley Stadium. Unofficial scores by AP’s Tim Dahlberg. (all times local):…

Parents of missing UK girl still hopeful she’s ‘out there’

April 30, 2017

The parents of Madeleine McCann, the 3-year-old British girl who vanished during a family vacation to Portugal in 2007, say they are still hopeful they will one day be reunited…

Tensions rise between Turkey, US along Syrian border

April 30, 2017

Both nations have moved armored vehicles to the region.…

The Latest: Trump says China putting pressure on North Korea

April 30, 2017

The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile (all times local):…

Trump says China pressuring North Korea on missile, nukes

April 30, 2017

President Donald Trump said in a television interview to be aired Sunday that he believes China’s president has been putting pressure on North Korea as it pursues its missile and…

The long-anticipated return of Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is here

April 30, 2017

He speaks of seeking peace, but some worry his presence may disturb it.…

Under heavy security, Pope Francis celebrates Mass with thousands in Egypt

April 30, 2017

As helicopter gunships buzzed overhead, a jubilant crowd of 15,000 worshipers greeted the pontiff in a stadium.…

Cuban military plane crashes, killing 8 troops on board

April 29, 2017

A Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside Saturday morning in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board, the government said.…

British star Anthony Joshua knocks out Wladimir Klitschko in 11th round of heavyweight title match

April 29, 2017

British star Anthony Joshua knocks out Wladimir Klitschko in 11th round of heavyweight title match.…

The ANC is Mandela’s legacy. Now his granddaughter has renounced South Africa’s ruling party.

April 29, 2017

The movement that defeated apartheid is under fire for corruption and failing to help poor blacks.…

Ayatollah Khamenei’s favorite underperformed in Iran’s first presidential debate

April 29, 2017

Hard-line cleric Ebrahim Raisi has the backing of the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader, but he didn’t impress while facing off against current President Hassan Rouhani and four others.…

Turkey just banned Wikipedia, labeling it a ‘national security threat’

April 29, 2017

It’s the latest of the country’s crackdowns on free speech and expression.…

Pope’s timely Egypt visit comforts grief-stricken Christians

April 29, 2017

Pope Francis wrapped up a brief but deeply symbolic visit to Egypt on Saturday with an open-air Mass for the country’s tiny Catholic community, defying security concerns to show his…

Poland police forcibly remove anti-nationalist protesters

April 29, 2017

Police in Poland used force Saturday to remove a few dozen protesters who tried to block a march in downtown Warsaw by a nationalist organization celebrating its anniversary.…

Pentagon: blast kills US service member outside Mosul

April 29, 2017

The Pentagon says an explosive device has killed a U.S. service member outside Mosul.…

Tensions rise between Turkey, US along Syrian border

April 29, 2017

Tensions rose Saturday along the Turkish-Syrian border as both Turkey and the U.S. moved armored vehicles to the region and Turkey’s leader once again demanded that the United States stop…

Syria: Airstrike in Hama kills 8 White Helmets rescuers

April 29, 2017

Airstrikes struck a center of Syria’s rescuers known as the White Helmets in a rebel-held area in the country’s center, killing eight volunteers, opposition activists said Saturday.…

The Latest: Hollande says abstaining would boost Le Pen

April 29, 2017

The Latest on France’s presidential election (all times local):…

Turkish court formally blocks access to Wikipedia

April 29, 2017

In a move that social media users called censorship, a Turkish court on Saturday blocked access to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, enforcing an earlier restriction by Turkey’s telecommunications watchdog.…

Macron hunts for French rural votes, Le Pen cheers new ally

April 29, 2017

French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron hunted Saturday for votes in rural France where his far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen, is making inroads among country folk who feel left behind.…

No sign Philippines raised sea feud win vs. China in summit

April 29, 2017

Southeast Asian leaders ended their annual summit in Manila on Saturday without any sign that host Philippines raised its crucial arbitration victory against China over disputed South China Sea territories.…

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