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What the credit downgrade to 'junk' means for Russia

January 27, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has seen its credit grade cut to "junk" status for the first time in over a decade, a big blow for a country that wants to be a world economic power. more »»

Yemen's Shiite rebels release abducted aide of president

January 27, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels said Tuesday they have released a presidential aide whose abduction 10 days ago set in motion a violent escalation that led to the resignation of the... more »»

Inquiry: Ex-KGB spy Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice

January 27, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A long-awaited inquiry into the death of Russian former spy Alexander Litvinenko opened Tuesday with the revelation that the KGB agent turned Kremlin critic may have been poisoned... more »»

Airlines halt flights to Baghdad after gunfire hits plane

January 27, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Several airlines suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after a passenger plane arriving from the Mideast's busiest airport in Dubai came under fire as it... more »»

Facebook blames internal glitch for hourlong global outage

January 27, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Facebook said the outage that made its social media sites inaccessible worldwide for about an hour Tuesday was self-inflicted. more »»

Dutch judge approves hacking suspect's extradition to US

January 27, 2015

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch judge on Tuesday approved the extradition to the U.S. of a Russian suspected of involvement in a multimillion-dollar computer hack. more »»

Greek bailout critic named new finance minister

January 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek economist and outspoken bailout critic has been named as finance minister in the country's new left-wing government. more »»

Kurds expand offensive after driving IS out of Syrian town

January 27, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters expanded their offensive Tuesday after driving Islamic State militants from the Syrian border town of Kobani the previous day, to retake dozens of surrounding... more »»

Japan envoy hopeful about hostage release

January 27, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Delicate negotiations were underway Tuesday to secure the release of a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State militants, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faced... more »»

Spain: Death count rises to 11 in military jet crash at base

January 27, 2015

ALBACETE, Spain (AP) — The death toll from the crash of a Greek F-16 fighter jet at a Spanish military base during an elite NATO pilot training program rose to 11 Tuesday after a French airman wh... more »»

Japan turns to 'I am Kenji' Facebook page on hostage crisis

January 27, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The plight of freelance journalist Kenji Goto, taken captive by Islamic State group militants, has gripped Japan, and the people's hopes for his safety are now on Facebook with a... more »»

Russia: US spy ring charges part of 'anti-Russian campaign'

January 27, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has accused the United States of having no evidence against three Russian citizens charged with spying, and says the Americans are using the charges for political purposes. more »»

Dubai claims title of world's busiest international airport

January 27, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The city with the world's tallest building can now boast that it's home to the world's busiest airport for international passengers too. more »»

5 foreigners, 3 guards killed in Libyan hotel attack

January 27, 2015

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Libya's capital Tuesday, killing at least five foreigners and three guards, authorities sai. more »»

France, Belgium anti-terror raids net 8 more suspects

January 27, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — Anti-terror raids in France and Belgium netted eight more suspects on Tuesday as Paris urged its European Union partners to step up the fight against terror financing with new... more »»

Ukraine: Intensified fighting kills 9 troops, wounds 29

January 27, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine says that intensified fighting against Russia-backed separatists has left nine servicemen dead and 29 wounded over the past da. more »»

Emirati airlines halt flights to Baghdad after shooting

January 27, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Several airlines suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after a passenger plane arriving from the Mideast's busiest airport in Dubai came under fire as it... more »»

Israel says 2 rockets from Syria strike Golan Heights

January 27, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — At least two rockets launched from Syria struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel responded with artillery fire, the Israeli military sai. more »»

Oxfam: Rich countries must support Ebola recovery

January 27, 2015

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Rich countries must act swiftly to repair battered health systems and get cash to millions of families in the three countries hit hardest by the world's worst Ebola... more »»

Police raid southern French town with strong jihadi network

January 27, 2015

PARIS (AP) — French security forces detained five people Tuesday and broke up a jihadi recruiting network in a small southern town that has sent several French youths to fight in Syria and Iraq,... more »»

 
 
 

 

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