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As Ukraine truce holds, Russia vows economic pain

December 15, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces has ground almost to halt. more »»

Islamic fighters capture 2 army bases in NW Syria

December 15, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked and other Islamic fighters captured two key Syrian army bases on Monday in the northwestern province of Idlib after two days of intense battles with government troop... more »»

Belgian police detain 3 after apartment siege

December 15, 2014

GHENT, Belgium (AP) — Belgian police detained three men after reports of a hostage taking in an apartment building in the western city of Ghent on Monday. No one was injured in the incident. more »»

Police say Sydney cafe hostage situation over

December 15, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Police say a hostage situation in Sydney is over after a swarm of heavily armed police stormed a downtown cafe where a gunman had been holding an unknown number of people. more »»

Police storm Sydney cafe where hostages held

December 15, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — A flurry of loud bangs erupted early Tuesday as a swarm of heavily armed police stormed a downtown Sydney cafe where a gunman had been holding an unknown number of people hostage fo... more »»

Several more hostages flee from Sydney cafe

December 15, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Several more hostages have fled from a Sydney cafe where a gunman has been holding an unknown number of people for more than 16 hour. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Best of 2014 from Latin America

December 15, 2014

A selection of our best images of 2014 from Latin America and the Caribbean starts with the case of 43 missing — and apparently slain — students in Mexico that ignited indignation across the... more »»

Sydney siege gunman believed to be Muslim cleric

December 15, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — A gunman who took a number of people hostage inside a Sydney chocolate cafe at the height of Monday morning rush hour is believed to be a self-styled Muslim cleric out on bail on a... more »»

Israelis rule out arson in November mosque attack

December 15, 2014

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli officials say a blaze last month at a West Bank mosque most likely resulted from an electrical problem, not arson.

The Nov. more »»

US Marine charged in Filipino transgender slaying

December 15, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine government prosecutors charged a U.S. more »»

Abe emerging as a rare strong leader in Japan

December 15, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Most Japanese prime ministers come and go, their names soon forgotten. Yasuhiro Nakasone was an exception in the 1980s as well as Junichiro Koizumi in the early years of this centur. more »»

5 people escape from Sydney cafe in hostage crisis

December 15, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Five people escaped from a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of hostages during Monday morning rush hour. more »»

Saudi prince's news channel to go live in February

December 15, 2014

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's pan-Arab news channel will finally take to the airwaves early next year. more »»

Belgian police detain 3 in Ghent hostage-taking

December 15, 2014

GHENT, Belgium (AP) — Belgian police detained three men after they took a hostage Monday in an apartment building in the western city of Ghent. The hostage was released unharmed. more »»

UN says death toll in eastern Ukraine up to 4,707

December 15, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed at least at least 4,707 people since the conflict began in mid-April and more than a quarter of the recorded deaths have come since a... more »»

American seeks to preserve storied Afghan past

December 15, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Nancy Hatch Dupree fell in love with Afghanistan on her first visit in 1962, and embarked on a lifelong mission to preserve the rich cultural heritage of an ancient land... more »»

Spain church criticized over Cordoba monument name

December 15, 2014

MADRID (AP) — A regional government in southern Spain has filed a complaint with Roman Catholic Church authorities over what it believes are church moves in recent years to blot out the Islamic... more »»

Jihadis capture army base in northwestern Syria

December 15, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Jihadi fighters captured a Syrian army base Monday in the northwestern province of Idlib after two days of intense fighting that killed dozens of gunmen, activists said. more »»

France to ban Uber's low-cost service in 2015

December 15, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Uber's low-cost ride ride-hailing service will be banned in France from the start of next year, the government said Monday as hundreds of taxi drivers blocked roads around Paris to... more »»

Saudi Arabia: 1 officer killed in hostage rescue

December 15, 2014

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi security officer was killed in an operation to free three foreign laborers taken hostage by a gunman in the capital, Riyadh, according to a police statement... more »»

 
 
 

 

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