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Freed Ukrainian pilot gets hero's welcome on return to Kiev

May 25, 2016

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — During the nearly two years that she was imprisoned in Russia, Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko became a national hero in absentia, lauded for her flinty defiance. more »»

Lawsuit: Cubans who scaled Keys lighthouse should stay in US

May 25, 2016

MIAMI (AP) — A group of migrants who fled Cuba in a homemade boat and climbed onto a 136-year-old lighthouse off the Florida Keys should be allowed to stay in the U.S. more »»

Cyprus: UN shares blame in kerfuffle that paused peace talks

May 25, 2016

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus says the United Nations mishandled a diplomatic kerfuffle involving the leader of the ethnically divided island's breakaway Turkish Cypriots that led to ongoing... more »»

Little-known extremist cleric chosen to lead Afghan Taliban

May 25, 2016

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A little-known extremist cleric was chosen Wednesday to be the new leader of the Afghan Taliban, just days after a U.S. drone strike killed his predecessor. more »»

The Latest: US diplomat overjoyed at Ukraine pilot's release

May 25, 2016

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko (all times local):

8:55 p.m.

U.S. more »»

Swiss region: Muslim boys must shake female teachers' hands

May 25, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — A school board in northern Switzerland said Wednesday that two Muslim boys who have refused to shake hands with their female teachers for religious reasons can be required to do so,... more »»

The Latest: Kerry satisfied with Ukrainian pilot's release

May 25, 2016

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko (all times local):

8:25 p.m.

The U.S. more »»

Egypt deports French journalist in latest crackdown on press

May 25, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt deported a French journalist without explanation, the reporter said Wednesday, the latest move in an ongoing crackdown by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government on freedo... more »»

Euro Disney goes on trial for alleged hiring discrimination

May 25, 2016

PARIS (AP) — The Euro Disney group went on trial in France on Wednesday for publishing an allegedly discriminatory job ad a decade ago requesting that candidates have "European citizenship" to... more »»

Azerbaijan frees investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova

May 25, 2016

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — A prominent, award-winning Azerbaijani journalist was released on probation Wednesday following a storm of international protests about her imprisonment, which has been... more »»

Scientists: Underground stone rings made by Neanderthals

May 25, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Two mysterious stone rings found deep inside a French cave were probably built by Neanderthals about 176,500 years ago, proving that the ancient cousins of humans were capable of... more »»

Bank of Canada: Economy will shrink due to Alberta wildfires

May 25, 2016

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's central bank said Wednesday the Canadian economy will shrink in the second quarter because of Alberta's devastating wildfires, which shut down its oil sands production. more »»

Shakespeare First Folio fetches $2.75 million at auction

May 25, 2016

LONDON (AP) — A set of the first four editions of William Shakespeare's plays — dubbed the "Holy Grail of publishing" by Christie's auction house — sold Wednesday for almost 2.5 million pounds ($3. more »»

3 Polish men held for planting explosive under police cars

May 25, 2016

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Three men have been caught red-handed in Poland while planting homemade explosives under two police cars in Warsaw, officials said Wednesda. more »»

Italy recovers 7 bodies, saves 500 after migrant ship flips

May 25, 2016

ROME (AP) — A large ship overturned Wednesday off Libya's coast with more than 500 migrants aboard, right as the Italian navy was approaching for rescue. more »»

The Latest: Council of Europe welcomes Savchenko's release

May 25, 2016

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko (all times local):

5:45 p.m. more »»

Swedish court upholds arrest warrant for Julian Assange

May 25, 2016

HELSINKI (AP) — A Swedish court on Wednesday rejected a request to overturn the arrest warrant of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange because there were no new circumstances to consider. more »»

Official: Greek efforts to handle refugee crisis significant

May 25, 2016

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has faced major problems in dealing with the refugee crisis but has made a significant effort to handle the issues, a leading European human rights official said... more »»

Dutch king: European bouquet incomplete without English rose

May 25, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — Dutch King Willem-Alexander used a speech to the European Parliament on Wednesday to make a plea for unity less than a month before Britain's referendum on whether to remain in th... more »»

 
 
 

 

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