COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An international human rights group has urged Sri Lankan authorities to ensure the security of activists, journalists and others who met with the United Nations’ rights chief during her recent visit to the
TOKYO (AP) — New revelations of contaminated water leaking from storage tanks at the tsunami-ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant have raised alarm, coming just weeks after Japanese officials acknowledged that radioactive water has been seeping into the
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq has awarded oil drilling deals worth a combined $348 million to two Chinese firms and Swiss-based oilfield services company Weatherford.
The deals approved by Iraq’s Cabinet cover work in oil fields in the southern
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Yes, Swedes eat a lot of meatballs and equip their homes with IKEA furniture. Many drive Volvos and listen to ABBA. But there are some cliches about the Swedes that are simply wrong. Here are
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is ramping up its opposition to threatened military strikes against Syria.
Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Catholics and non-Catholics alike to participate in his planned day of fasting and prayer for peace
Switzerland is the world’s most competitive economy, according to an annual survey published Wednesday by the World Economic Forum. The United States’ competitiveness is rising again after four years of decline, though northern European countries continue to dominate
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police are investigating a possible arson attack at the Johannesburg headquarters of the country’s ruling party.
Officials of the African National Congress say the incident happened Tuesday evening in a reception room where
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s prime minister says fire officials are tightening safety procedures after an 18-year-old firefighter became the sixth fatality among emergency crews battling summer wildfires.
Authorities said the firefighter died in hospital late Tuesday from
BEIJING (AP) — Authorities have scooped up around 100,000 kilograms (220,000 pounds) of dead fish they say were poisoned by ammonia from a chemical plant, environmental officials and state media said Wednesday, in a reminder of the pollution
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Clerk of court offices throughout Iowa are again open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday… More »