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Philippine officials say China island-building in full swing

June 26, 2015

PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (AP) — China is pressing ahead with the construction of artificial islands on at least two reefs that are also claimed by the Philippines in the increasingly tense... more »»

EU leaders agree to relocate 40,000 migrants

June 26, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Friday to relocate 40,000 refugees from Italy and Greece to other EU countries over the next two years, in an effort to share the burden of a growing... more »»

Thailand junta cancels human rights report launch on Vietnam

June 26, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military government on Friday forced a human rights group to cancel the public launch of its report on the Vietnamese government's persecution of an ethnic minority,... more »»

Bangkok airport denies security slip after Tokyo finds a gun

June 26, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Airport officials in Thailand say they followed proper security measures and gave no special treatment to Bangkok's former police chief who was arrested earlier this week in Tokyo... more »»

Eurozone leaders set weekend deadline for Greece

June 26, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — European leaders told finance ministers from the euro countries to conclude a debt financing agreement with Greece over the weekend, just days before Athens has to meet a crucial... more »»

Irate French taxi drivers smash cars in strike against Uber

June 26, 2015

PARIS (AP) — French taxi drivers pulled out the throttle in an all-out confrontation with the ultra-cheap Uber car service Thursday, smashing livery cars, setting tires ablaze and blocking traffi... more »»

Italy in emotional plea for EU help on migrants

June 26, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi clashed Thursday with European Union leaders reluctant to help ease pressure on Italy and Greece by taking in thousands of refugees arriving in... more »»

Irate French taxi drivers smash cars in strike against Uber

June 25, 2015

PARIS (AP) — French taxi drivers pulled out the throttle in an all-out confrontation with the ultra-cheap Uber car service Thursday, smashing livery cars, setting tires ablaze and blocking traffi... more »»

Political protest, art, exotic travel color Paris menswear

June 25, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Art, fashion and exotic travel merged in Thursday's energetic installment of Paris' spring-summer 2016 menswear shows. more »»

French interior minister says UberPop must be closed down

June 25, 2015

PARIS (AP) — France's interior minister says that the low-cost car service UberPop must be closed down and its vehicles seized if caught by police carrying passengers. more »»

Islamic State militants attack 2 cities in northern Syria

June 25, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — After weeks of setbacks, militants from the Islamic State group launched swift counteroffensives Thursday on predominantly Kurdish areas of northern Syria, killing and wounding... more »»

Emerging Israel gas deal ignites fierce debate

June 25, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — When natural gas was discovered a few years ago off the shores of resource-poor Israel, it was heralded as nothing short of a miracle, but an emerging deal with developers has... more »»

Standoff in Armenia continues, no end in sight

June 25, 2015

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's premier has rejected demonstrators' demand to annul a hike in electricity prices, a stance that signals no end in sight for the worst unrest the ex-Soviet nation... more »»

Rwandan general refuses extradition to Spain from UK

June 25, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A Rwandan military general who heads the country's intelligence service refused to be extradited to Spain at a hearing Thursday in a London court, setting the stage for a prolonged... more »»

A look at challenges Uber has faced around the world

June 25, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Taxi drivers in France went on strike Thursday, smashing car windows, setting tires on fire and blocking traffic to express their displeasure with American ride-hailing service Uber. more »»

Syrian rebels launch offensive aimed at southern city

June 25, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels launched an offensive Thursday to capture government-held neighborhoods in the southern city of Daraa, setting off fighting that killed dozens of people, including a... more »»

Greek debt talks go into weekend as default deadline looms

June 25, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — The bitter standoff between Greece and its international creditors was extended into the weekend, just days before Athens has to meet a crucial debt deadline which could decide... more »»

Israel's Netanyahu says better Iran deal still possible

June 25, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says world powers can still insist on a better deal with Iran over its nuclear program as the negotiators' self-imposed deadline rapidly approaches. more »»

EU leader urges crackdown on 'illegal migration'

June 25, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's president called Thursday for a crackdown on migrants who are only looking for jobs as opposed to those fleeing war or persecution, as migrants keep arriving... more »»

WikiLeaks exposes Saudi liquor runs, Clinton's passport

June 25, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — WikiLeaks' publication of more than 60,000 Saudi documents has set pens racing across the Middle East with disclosures about the secretive Arab monarchy's foreign affairs. more »»

 
 
 

 

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