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Germany's Merkel calls Putin to discuss Ukraine

April 15, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Russia's President Vladimir Putin to discuss the situation in Ukraine. more »»

Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

April 15, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. more »»

In a first, France tackles sex assault in military

April 15, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France claims great success in recruiting women into its armed forces, boasting one of the world's highest percentages of women in uniform. more »»

Syrian forces try seize rebel-held areas of Homs

April 15, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian forces tried to seize rebel-held areas of Homs on Tuesday, with fighters weakened by defections and cut supply lines, in some of the fiercest fighting in the central... more »»

US backs Ukraine military action in east region

April 15, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is giving its tacit support to Ukrainian military action against pro-Russian separatists. more »»

Gunmen abduct Afghan deputy minister in Kabul

April 15, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen abducted the Afghan deputy public works minister in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said, a grim reminder of the insecurity plaguing Afghanistan as most foreign troop... more »»

Pet boom in Mexico amid rising middle class

April 15, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Camila celebrated her first birthday in a blue-and-white striped dress with tulle appliques, playing with her guests in a room decorated with pink balloons, lilacs and Hello... more »»

Suspected extremists kidnap 100 girls in Nigeria

April 15, 2014

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists abducted about 100 female students from a school in northeast Nigeria before dawn Tuesday, but some of the teens managed to escape from the... more »»

Ukraine: Military recaptures eastern airport

April 15, 2014

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, special forces on Tuesday recaptured a small airport that had been occupied by... more »»

Mortars kill 1 child, wound dozens in Damascus

April 15, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Two mortar rounds landed near schools in predominantly Christian districts of the Syrian capital Tuesday, killing one child and wounding 41 other people, state media said. more »»

Gunfire at east Ukraine airport as troops move in

April 15, 2014

IZYUM, Ukraine (AP) — An Associated Press reporter has heard heavy gunfire at an airport in eastern Ukraine after the government sent in army troops to retake control from pro-Russian militiamen. more »»

Diplomat appointed to head UK eavesdropping agency

April 15, 2014

LONDON (AP) — A diplomat who has advised the British government on counterterrorism has been appointed head of the electronic spy agency GCHQ. more »»

EU agrees to work more closely with NATO

April 15, 2014

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Spooked by Russia's actions against Ukraine and what the Kremlin may attempt in the future, European Union defense ministers agreed Tuesday to step up cooperation with the U.S. more »»

Ukraine troops, tanks head to troubled east

April 15, 2014

IZYUM, Ukraine (AP) — Busloads of Ukrainian troops and a handful of tanks set up Tuesday outside an eastern city controlled by armed pro-Russian militiamen as the country's acting president... more »»

Prosecutor accuses Pistorius at end of questioning

April 15, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Wrapping up five days of relentless cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial, the chief prosecutor insisted Tuesday that he intentionally shot his... more »»

Teacher at UK school accused of anti-Semitic slur

April 15, 2014

LONDON (AP) — One of Britain's most prestigious all-girl schools is investigating an alleged anti-Semitic comment made by a teacher to a student. more »»

Coulson: 'Didn't know about tabloid phone hacking'

April 15, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief said under oath Tuesday that he was never involved in phone hacking when he was the editor of a Rupert Murdoch-owned... more »»

Minister: 75 dead in blast at Nigerian bus station

April 15, 2014

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The toll from a massive explosion at a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital rose to 75 dead Tuesday and is expected to grow. more »»

Report: 2 wounded in skirmish in eastern Ukraine

April 15, 2014

IZYUM, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's state RIA-Novosti news agency says two pro-Russian insurgents have been wounded in a skirmish with the Ukrainian military near an airport in eastern Ukraine. more »»

Zeina Karam appointed AP's Beirut bureau chief

April 15, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Zeina Karam, who has reported on political upheaval, war and transformation in the Middle East for almost two decades, has been named as Beirut bureau chief for The Associated Press,... more »»

 
 

 

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