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Spain's PM says he's ready for parliament investiture vote

August 18, 2016

MADRID (AP) — Spain's acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy will try to persuade Parliament to let him form a government in a debate scheduled to begin Aug. 30, officials announced Thursday. more »»

The Latest: Erdogan calls on US not to delay cleric's return

August 18, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on developments in Turkey (all times local):

6:45 p.m. more »»

Lithuania bars popular Russian singer from entering country

August 18, 2016

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanian border officials have denied entry to a popular Russian singer who was on the government's unwanted list. more »»

German leader Merkel: full veils an obstacle to integration

August 18, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described full-body veils used by some Muslim women that cover the face as an obstacle to integratio. more »»

3 die in icy Mont Blanc avalanche; bodies dug out with saws

August 18, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Rescue workers have found the bodies of three alpinists buried in an avalanche of ice and snow near a summit of Mont Blanc and dug them out with chain saws and a backhoe, a mountain... more »»

Israel punishes troops who appeared to attack Palestinians

August 18, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Thursday it has disciplined three soldiers after a video emerged that seemed to show them hurling a stun grenade at Palestinian men smoking a water pipe... more »»

Bird strike forces Qatar Airways emergency landing in Turkey

August 18, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Qatar Airways passenger jet with over 300 people on board made an emergency landing at Istanbul's main airport Thursday after an engine caught fire, the airline said, blaming a... more »»

Suicide bombers hit Libyan troops in Sirte, kill at least 10

August 18, 2016

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Islamic State suicide bombers attacked Libya's pro-government forces in the IS group's former stronghold city of Sirte on Thursday, detonating two cars bombs that killed at... more »»

Villagers: Kashmir teacher killed in Indian army's custody

August 18, 2016

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A young college teacher in Indian-controlled Kashmir was killed while he was in the custody of the Indian army after soldiers took dozens of people from their homes in the... more »»

Haunting image of Syrian boy rescued from Aleppo rubble

August 18, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists have released haunting footage showing a young boy rescued from a partially destroyed building in the aftermath of a devastating airstrike in Aleppo. more »»

11 killed in attacks on police, military in Turkey; 226 hurt

August 18, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A string of bombings, blamed on Kurdish rebels and targeting Turkey's security forces, killed at least 11 people and wounded 226 others, officials said Thursda. more »»

3 government troops killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine

August 18, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Three troops have been killed and six wounded in eastern Ukraine in the most recent day of fighting, the Ukrainian president's office said Thursda. more »»

The Latest: Turkey raids companies linked to US-based cleric

August 18, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on developments in Turkey (all times local):

1:15 p.m.

Turkish police have launched simultaneous raids in 18 cities against companies linked to U.S. more »»

Netanyahu spokesman who insulted Obama begins job

August 18, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli prime minister's office says a former conservative commentator who has spoken derisively about U.S. more »»

UN Syria envoy pauses humanitarian task force amid fighting

August 18, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — Frustrated and unhappy, the U.N. more »»

Merkel: Germany had Islamic extremism before refugee influx

August 18, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel has dismissed suggestions that the influx of refugees over the past year brought Islamic extremism to Germany. more »»

Bee rescue mounted after hospital breaks out in hives

August 18, 2016

LONDON (AP) — It was a sticky situation.

A British hospital discovered it had become home to more than 100,000 bees when patients noticed honey dripping down the wall. more »»

2 car bombs in eastern Turkey kill 6, wound at least 219

August 18, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two car bombings targeted police stations in Turkey, killing at least six people and wounding 219 others, officials said Thursday. more »»

Dutch scale back extra security at Amsterdam airport

August 18, 2016

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch authorities say beefed-up security measures at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport are being scaled back following investigation of an unspecified threat. more »»

Critics: UK plan to cut child obesity lacks muscle

August 18, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Britain unveiled a plan Thursday to battle rising child obesity by taxing sodas, urging food manufacturers to cut down on sugar and getting schoolchildren to exercise mor. more »»

 
 
 

 

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