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The Latest: Hollande in World War I speech: Protect Europe

May 29, 2016

VERDUN, France (AP) — The Latest on the ceremonies commemorating the Battle of Verdun in World War I (all times local):

5:50 p.m. more »»

Iraqi forces complete buildup around IS-held Fallujah

May 29, 2016

TARIQ CAMP, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's special forces completed a troop buildup around Fallujah on Sunday ahead of an operation to retake the Islamic State-held city west of Baghdad, a military officer... more »»

More than 700 feared dead in recent Mediterranean crossings

May 29, 2016

POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) — Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days in the past week, even as European ships... more »»

Child in critical condition after Paris lightning strike

May 29, 2016

PARIS (AP) — A child remains in critical condition after a lightning bolt disrupted a birthday party in a Paris park, injuring several. more »»

US bomb from World War II defused at German airport

May 29, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — An American bomb dropped during World War II has been defused at the airport in the northern German city of Hannover in an operation that forced dozens of flights to be diverted. more »»

Spanish court rules not to extradite suspect in art fraud

May 29, 2016

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has ruled that one of two brothers charged with perpetrating an art swindle valued at $33 million should not be extradited for trial in the United States. more »»

Fire at Ukrainian home for the elderly kills 17, injures 5

May 29, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — A fire swept through a private home for the elderly in a Ukrainian village shortly before dawn Sunday, killing 17 people and injuring five others, an emergency official said. more »»

German nationalist slammed over black soccer player comment

May 29, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — A top member of a rising German nationalist party drew sharp criticism Sunday for reportedly saying that many people wouldn't want Jerome Boateng, a key player on Germany's national... more »»

UN: 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

May 29, 2016

POZZALLO, Italy (AP) — Over 700 migrants are feared dead in three Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried desperately to reach Europe in unseaworthy... more »»

UK Conservative Party dispute over immigration escalates

May 29, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Senior Conservative Party members in Britain have intensified their attacks on Prime Minister David Cameron with an open letter accusing him of misleading the public over immigration. more »»

Germany's Lufthansa to suspend flights to Venezuela

May 29, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — German airline Lufthansa says it is suspending its flights to Caracas, citing the difficult economic situation in Venezuela. more »»

Nepal honors 9 Sherpas who paved way for Everest climbers

May 29, 2016

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal celebrated Everest Day on Sunday by honoring nine Sherpa guides who fixed ropes and dug the route to the summit so hundreds of climbers could scale the world's... more »»

German, French leaders mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun

May 29, 2016

VERDUN, France (AP) — France's president and Germany's chancellor want their countries' improbable friendship to be a source of hope for today's fractured Europe as they commemorate the centenary... more »»

Finally allowed 2nd child, older Chinese parents turn to IVF

May 29, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — China's decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, putting heavy pressure on clinics and... more »»

Ex-presidents meet with Venezuela government, oppo

May 28, 2016

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A group of former presidents has held secret meetings in the Dominican Republic with Venezuelan officials and government opponents in an attempt to mediate the South... more »»

Putin visits Russian Orthodox monastic community in Greece

May 28, 2016

KARYES, Greece (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin visited a Russian Orthodox monastery Saturday as he wrapped up a two-day visit to Greece, which is looking for more Russian investment and... more »»

Child still critical after lightning hits 11 in Paris park

May 28, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Eight children and three adults were struck by lightning Saturday in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm sent a bolt crashing down upon a children's birthday party, a spokesman... more »»

Drug lord 'Chapo' Guzman's lawyers split on extradition case

May 28, 2016

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Jailed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's fight to stave off extradition to the United States has led to a schism among some of the people he's counting on most: his own... more »»

Sam Mendes: It's time for a new James Bond director

May 28, 2016

HAY-ON-WYE, Wales (AP) — Sam Mendes is finished with James Bond. more »»

Syria rebels attacked by IS militants, government troops

May 28, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants entered a major Syrian opposition stronghold in the country's north on Saturday, clashing with rebels on the edges of the town as the extremist group builds... more »»

 
 
 

 

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