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What will get Europe's economy rolling again?

May 23, 2015

SINTRA, Portugal (AP) — What's behind Europe's sluggish recovery and high jobless rate? What can central banks and governments do to get things going?

The European Central Bank convened... more »»

Icelandic film 'Rams' wins Cannes Un Certain Regard prize

May 23, 2015

CANNES, France (AP) — "Rams," a drama set among farmers and their sheep in a remote Icelandic valley, won the Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard competition on Saturda. more »»

Joyful Burundi refugees leave disease-stricken camp

May 23, 2015

LAKE TANGANYIKA, Tanzania (AP) — Hundreds of women, many with children strapped on their backs alongside their few belongings, sing melodious tunes expressing their joy as their small boats... more »»

Once expelled by France, Cohn-Bendit gets French nationality

May 23, 2015

PARIS (AP) — German Green party politician Daniel Cohn-Bendit has been granted French citizenship nearly a half century after being expelled from France during the May 1968 student uprising. more »»

Ireland gives resounding 62.1 percent 'yes' to gay marriage

May 23, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first... more »»

Notable quotes from the Irish referendum on gay marriage

May 23, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Some reaction Saturday to Ireland's national vote on legalizing gay marriage:

"A little island at the end of Europe on its way to America has shown that such a small nation ca... more »»

Salvadorans rejoice as slain Archbishop Romero beatified

May 23, 2015

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Huge crowds filled a square in the Salvadoran capital Saturday for a ceremony to beatify Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was cut down by an assassin's... more »»

Top US commander says IS actively recruiting in Afghanistan

May 23, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The commander of international forces in Afghanistan said on Saturday that the Islamic State group is actively recruiting in Afghanistan but is not yet operational there. more »»

Fierce gun battle kills 43 in west Mexico cartel territory

May 23, 2015

ECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) — The latest in a series of clashes between Mexican authorities and a powerful, fast-growing drug cartel turned into the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42... more »»

Year-old Thai coup imposes superficial calm but little else

May 23, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Shortly after seizing power in a coup that followed months of debilitating street protests, Gen. more »»

UN envoy: IS poised to become 'serious threat' in Libya

May 23, 2015

SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Islamic State extremists can pose "a very serious threat" to divided Libya if rival governments there fail to reach a unity deal quickly, the United Nations envoy t... more »»

Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage, both sides say

May 23, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first... more »»

Countries approve plan for $100M health emergency fund

May 23, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats have approved the creation of a $100 million fund to help the World Health Organization respond rapidly to emergencies.

The Geneva-based U.N. more »»

6 missing after fire at guesthouse in southern Germany

May 23, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Six people are missing and feared dead after a fire at a guesthouse in southern Germany, police said Saturda. more »»

AP Interview: Top UN official says Europe must open borders

May 23, 2015

SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Borders must be "open to Syrians everywhere," including in Europe, to help ease the burden of Middle Eastern countries that have absorbed close to 4 million Syrian... more »»

Syrian official: Islamic State militants in Palmyra's museum

May 23, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State fighters broke into the museum of the ancient town of Palmyra, though its artifacts have been removed and are safe, a Syrian official said Saturday. more »»

Both sides say Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage

May 23, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world's first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as... more »»

German woman, 65, gives birth to quadruplets

May 23, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticized by medical professionals because of her age, RTL television said... more »»

Islamic State group radio claims Saudi mosque suicide attack

May 23, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, warning that more "black days" loom ahead in a direct challenge to the rulers... more »»

Thai year-old coup imposes superficial calm but little else

May 23, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Shortly after seizing power in a coup that followed months of debilitating street protests, Gen. more »»

 
 
 

 

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