PARIS (AP) — Intelligence agencies that have succeeded in thwarting many of al-Qaida’s plans for spectacular attacks are struggling to combat the terror network’s strategy of encouraging followers to keep to themselves, use off-the-shelf weapons and strike when
BERLIN (AP) — The European Union is urging its 27 member states to test certain wheat shipments from the United States after unauthorized genetically modified grains were found on a U.S. farm, officials said Friday.
The move came
HAMHUNG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean farmers knee deep in muddy paddies across the country have a new incentive during this year’s crucial rice planting season: possible bonuses that are part of an economic shift echoing ally
ISTANBUL (AP) — Riot police used tear gas and pressurized water in a dawn raid Friday to roust a peaceful sit-in by hundreds of people trying to prevent the uprooting of trees at an Istanbul park.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the Vatican bank says his main priority is to clean up the bank’s reputation, saying the institution hasn’t served the pope well enough but still provides valuable services to the Holy
BAGHDAD (AP) — A bomb exploded amid Sunni worshippers leaving a mosque in west Baghdad, one of two attacks Friday that left seven dead in Iraq, officials said.
Iraqi security forces are struggling to contain the country’s most
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops on Friday attacked a convoy trying to evacuate wounded people from a central town near the border with Lebanon, killing at least seven, as rebel reinforcements infiltrated the besieged area to fight government
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists says Ethiopian authorities have detained a reporter covering evictions near the construction of a massive hydroelectric dam that is raising tensions with Nile-dependent Egypt.
It says Muluken Tesfahun of the
LONDON (AP) — The unemployment rate across the 17 European countries that use the euro hit a record 12.2 percent in April, and the number of unemployed is on track to reach 20 million by year’s end.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel police say an investigation is underway to find vandals who defaced one of Jerusalem’s best known churches.
Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the vandalism was discovered on the Church of the Dormition in Jerusalem’s Old