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Amid heavy clashes in Fallujah, fears rise for civilians

May 31, 2016

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) — As Iraqi forces pressed an offensive Tuesday to dislodge Islamic State militants from Fallujah, conditions are worsening for tens of thousands of civilians trapped in the... more »»

 
 
 
Mediterranean Sea disasters swallow up over 1,000 migrants

May 31, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The treacherous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy has claimed the lives of over 1,030 migrants in the last week, mostly as barely seaworthy smuggling boats foundered an... more »»

NATO chief says Warsaw summit comes at 'critical time'

May 31, 2016

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A NATO summit set for Warsaw in July comes at a "critical time" as the alliance deals with Russian assertiveness and the threat of terrorism amid other challenges,... more »»

The Latest: Paris to create center to take in migrants

May 31, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):

5:20 p.m. more »»

Airstrikes kill 23 in Syria, Russia denies involvement

May 31, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — A wave of late night airstrikes pummeled the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, killing at least 23 people, wounding dozens and trapping several under the rubble of their homes,... more »»

Heavy clashes as Iraqi forces push into IS-held Fallujah

May 31, 2016

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces battling their way into Fallujah repelled a four-hour counterattack by the Islamic State group on Tuesday, a day after entering the southern part of the... more »»

The Latest: German firefighter admits refugee home arson

May 31, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):

4:05 p.m. more »»

UN: 880 killed in Mediterranean shipwrecks over last week

May 31, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — Survivors' accounts now indicate the dangerous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy claimed at least 880 lives in the last week as unseaworthy, overcrowded smuggling boats... more »»

EU drug agency: Ecstasy is making a comeback among the young

May 31, 2016

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Ecstasy is becoming popular again in the European Union, with online sales and targeted marketing helping to drive the revival among a new generation of users, the EU drug... more »»

UN: Sex transmission of Zika more common than first thought

May 31, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. health agency says sexual transmission of Zika is more common than first though. more »»

Ex-Miss Turkey gets suspended sentence for insulting Erdogan

May 31, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A court on Tuesday convicted a former Miss Turkey of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan through social media postings and gave her a 14-month suspended sentence, amid... more »»

Taliban attack buses in north Afghanistan, kill 9, abduct 35

May 31, 2016

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban attacked several buses on a road in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday morning, forcing passengers to disembark and killing nine people and abducting at least... more »»

Polish justice minister revives Polanski extradition drive

May 31, 2016

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's justice minister on Tuesday revived an effort to have filmmaker Roman Polanski extradited to the U.S. more »»

France braces for more strikes, gas shortage continues

May 31, 2016

PARIS (AP) — France is bracing for new strikes this week and continues to face a gasoline shortage, with six out of height refineries blocked or partially disrupted by protests against a labor law. more »»

Airstrikes kills 23 in Syrian city; Russia says not involved

May 31, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — A wave of late night airstrikes pummeled the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, killing at least 23 people, wounding dozens and trapping several under the rubble of their homes as... more »»

Iraqi forces in Fallujah repel IS attack in city's south

May 31, 2016

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces battling their way into Fallujah repelled a four-hour attack by the Islamic State group in the city's south on Tuesday, a day after first moving into the... more »»

Wanted Taiwanese fugitive dies in car accident in California

May 31, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — A former tycoon wanted on allegations of embezzlement and fraud in Taiwan has died in a car accident in California, the island's foreign ministry confirmed on Tuesday. more »»

UN health agency trumpets 'plain packaging' for tobacco

May 31, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The UN health agency says "plain packaging" on tobacco products has shown to be an effective complement to health warnings, advertising restrictions, and curbs on misleading... more »»

Amnesty says 1.2 million Afghans internally displaced by war

May 31, 2016

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Amnesty International said Tuesday that more than 1. more »»

Gulf economic slowdown sees foreign workers trapped by debts

May 31, 2016

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The economic slowdown gripping countries across the Persian Gulf can be seen in layoffs, slowed construction projects and government cutbacks. more »»

Haiti council starts deliberating on possible election redo

May 31, 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's electoral authorities begin deliberating Tuesday whether they should annul results of the disputed presidential election's first round, as recommended by a... more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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