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Germany's Merkel dismisses talk of early departure

July 18, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will carry on leading Germany until at least 2017 — dismissing recent speculation that she may step down before her third term is up. more »»

Confusion over whether Malaysia black boxes found

July 18, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A pro-Russia rebel leader says no black boxes have been found in the scattered wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down over eastern Ukraine, conflicting... more »»

From nun to AIDS expert; crash kills hundreds

July 18, 2014

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International passengers from all walks of life, from a prominent AIDS researcher and soccer fans to a nun and a florist, were aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. more »»

UN: Some 5,500 civilians killed in Iraq this year

July 18, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Violence in Iraq has killed more than 5,500 civilians over the first six months of the year, the U.N. more »»

Official: 181 bodies found at Malaysian plane site

July 18, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners — dressed in overalls and covered in soot — spread out across sunflower fields and tiny Ukrainian villages... more »»

Aircraft with US personnel lands in Ugandan road

July 18, 2014

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A small aircraft carrying U.S. military personnel made an emergency landing in the middle of a highway after running out of fuel, Ugandan police said Friday. more »»

South Africans remember Mandela on his birthday

July 18, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans marked Nelson Mandela's birthday on Friday with charitable acts in honor of the former president, whose death in December prompted a global outpouring of... more »»

Executions rise worldwide in 2013

July 18, 2014

MILAN (AP) — An Italian anti-death penalty group says the number of executions worldwide increased last year despite a global trend toward capital punishment abolition. more »»

Ukraine rebels say they have most plane recorders

July 18, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners — dressed in overalls and covered in soot — searched through wreckage and bodies scattered across sunflower... more »»

Israel PM: Military ready to expand Gaza offensive

July 18, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says he has ordered the military to prepare for a "significant expansion" of its ground operation against Gaza militants. more »»

Israel deepens Gaza push to destroy Hamas tunnels

July 18, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters i... more »»

Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines

July 18, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry's equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the... more »»

Australian PM lashes out at Russia over shot plane

July 18, 2014

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An angry Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Friday demanded an independent inquiry into the downing of a Malaysian jetliner and said Russia's response to what he... more »»

Malaysia Airlines says changes route for planes

July 18, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines says that in the wake of the shooting down of one of its passenger jets over Ukraine, it has changed the route it planes will take on flights to an... more »»

In Iraq, Syria, militants try to govern as a state

July 18, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Across the broad swath of territory it controls bridging Syria and Iraq, extremist militants from the group known as the Islamic State have proven to be highly organized... more »»

AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

July 18, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Several world-renowned AIDS researchers and activists heading to an international AIDS conference in Australia were on board a Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine,... more »»

US trying to determine why jet down in Ukraine

July 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration scrambled Thursday to determine what brought down a passenger jet in Ukraine and confirm whether Americans were killed in an incident that could worsen... more »»

China, Russia leaders seek South American inroads

July 18, 2014

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — It's enough to make an aging U.S. Cold Warrior shudder. more »»

UN Security Council sets urgent meeting on Ukraine

July 18, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Friday morning on Ukraine.

Britain's U.. more »»

AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine

July 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. more »»

 
 

 

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