Hints of political change on horizon in Algeria ALGIERS, Algeria — The Arab Spring may finally be en route to Algeria. With the president in a French hospital recovering from a stroke, the generation of aging politicians and generals that has...
Woman describes Berlusconi’s parties MILAN — Silvio Berlusconi’s private disco featured not only aspiring showgirls performing striptease acts as sexy nuns and nurses, but one woman dressed up as President Barack Obama and a prominent...
May 18, 2013 | 0 | 2 |
By COLLEEN BARRY Associated PressAssociated Press
Venezuela’s military enters high-crime slums PETARE, Venezuela — Stern-looking soldiers clutching assault rifles wave down the beat-up Chevy Caprice entering this sprawling slum on the outskirts of Caracas. Flashlights in his face, the dri...
May 18, 2013 | 0 | 1 |
By KARL RITTER Associated PressAssociated Press
Protestors: Syria holds thousands incommunicado BEIRUT — About 30 security agents showed up just after midnight, breaking down the door to an apartment in the town of Daraya near the Syrian capital of Damascus. They grabbed a 24-year-old univers...
Bombs targeting Sunni area hightens concerns BAGHDAD — Bombs ripped through Sunni areas in Baghdad and surrounding areas Friday, killing at least 76 people in the deadliest day in Iraq in more than eight months. The major spike in sectarian b...
May 18, 2013 | 0 | 2 |
By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated PressAssociated Press
Suicide bomb kill soldiers KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide car bombing tore through a U.S. convoy in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 15 people including six Americans in a blast so powerful it rattled the other side of th...
May 17, 2013 | 0 | 1 |
By KATHY GANNON and KAY JOHNSON Associated PressAssociated Press
Afghans tell of US soldier’s killing KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Sitting on a dirty straw mat on the parched ground of southern Afghanistan, Masooma sank deeper inside a giant black shawl. Hidden from view, her words burst forth as she to...
May 17, 2013 | 0 | 2 |
By KATHY GANNON Associated PressAssociated Press
Buenos Aires launches tours for Pope Francis BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — You can see the streets where he grew up and played soccer, the church where Jorge Bergoglio prayed as a teenager and the cathedral where the man who would become Pope Fra...
May 16, 2013 | 0 | 1 |
By ALMUDENA CALATRAVA Associated PressAssociated Press
Myanmar minority resist evacuation SITTWE, Myanmar — A cyclone only a day away carries wind and rain that could become deadly. But in dozens of refugee camps that spatter Myanmar’s western coast, the order to evacuate ahead of the s...
May 16, 2013 | 0 | 2 |
By TIM SULLIVAN Associated PressAssociated Press