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IMF says Gaza reconstruction moving slowly

May 20, 2015

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The reconstruction of the Gaza Strip is going "far more slowly than expected" after a devastating war between Israel and the Hamas militant group last year, the... more »»

Experts inspect cruise ship freed from reef off Bermuda

May 20, 2015

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nearly 3,500 passengers and crew were allowed to disembark Wednesday in Bermuda after their cruise ship became grounded on a reef close to the British island as it... more »»

The Latest on Rohingya: Gambia offers to resettle migrants

May 20, 2015

8:30 p.m. (1330 GMT)

Gambia's government says it is willing to resettle Muslim Rohingya migrants stranded at sea after fleeing predominantly Buddhist Myanma. more »»

UK Supreme Court OKs publication of sexual abuse memoir

May 20, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Supreme Court has ruled that a pianist may publish a memoir detailing sexual abuse he suffered as a child, despite his ex-wife's privacy concerns. more »»

Correction: Ukraine-Russian Soldiers story

May 20, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In a story May 19 about two men identified as Russian soldiers who were captured in Ukraine, The Associated Press gave an incorrect last name for one of them on second... more »»

Anti-Brotherhood judge named justice minister in Egypt

May 20, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday named a controversial senior judge known for his deep hostility toward the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood as justice minister. more »»

Despite growth uptick, full recovery still far for Europe

May 20, 2015

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's economy has been down so long, even a bit of growth looks like recovery. more »»

Italy arrests Moroccan man accused in Tunisia Bardo attack

May 20, 2015

ROME (AP) — Italian police have arrested a Moroccan man on suspicion he helped organize and execute the March 18 attack on Tunisia's Bardo Museum that left 22 people dead, authorities said... more »»

Beatification of Romero signals new understanding of martyr

May 20, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The upcoming beatification of El Salvador Archbishop Oscar Romero is doing more than just giving Latin America its long-awaited saint-in-waiting. more »»

Cannes entry 'A Perfect Day' finds comedy in conflict of war

May 20, 2015

CANNES, France (AP) — From "M.A.S.H." to "Three Kings," the humor that erupts amid the horrors of war has been a tough but tempting subject for filmmakers. more »»

Burundi: Parliamentary polls postponed to June amid unrest

May 20, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has postponed parliamentary elections for a week from May 26 until early June, as police on Wednesday battled hundreds of protesters,... more »»

Ukraine open to hosting missile-defense system

May 20, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is open to considering proposals to place a ballistic missile-defense system on its territory to ward off the risk of attacks from Russia, a senior Ukrainian defense... more »»

Iran rejects access to military sites, scientists

May 20, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader vowed Wednesday he will not allow international inspection of Iran's military sites or access to Iranian scientists under any nuclear agreement with worl... more »»

Hollywood sex abuse documentary screens in Cannes

May 20, 2015

CANNES, France (AP) — A dark side of the movie world has played out onscreen at Cannes in "An Open Secret," a documentary about child sexual abuse that calls itself "the movie Hollywood doesn't... more »»

Israeli prime minister calls off West Bank bus segregation

May 20, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday called off a proposed plan to segregate Palestinians from Israelis on West Bank buses, overruling his own defense minister... more »»

The Latest on Rohingya: Thailand not yet accepting migrants

May 20, 2015

5:20 p.m. (1020 GMT)

While Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to take in the Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded at sea, Thailand has not committed to providing them with refuge. more »»

The Latest on Rohingya: UN says urgent to get people ashore

May 20, 2015

12 p.m. (1000 GMT)

The U.N. refugee agency says that with the agreement in place to accept migrants stranded at sea, it is now urgent for them to be brought ashore without delay.

The U. more »»

The Latest on Rohingya: Myanmar likely to attend meeting

May 20, 2015

4:30 p.m. (0930 GMT)

Myanmar is likely to attend a regional meeting next week on addressing the crisis involving thousands of minority Muslims fleeing the Southeast Asian nation by boat. more »»

Malaysia, Indonesia to offer temporary shelter to migrants

May 20, 2015

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — In a potential breakthrough in Southeast Asia's humanitarian crisis, Indonesia and Malaysia offered Wednesday to provide temporary shelter to thousands of migrants... more »»

 
 
 

 

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