LONDON (AP) — Documents published by the Guardian newspaper are providing new insight into the National Security Agency’s surveillance of world data, giving an over-the-shoulder look at the programs and techniques U.S. intelligence analysts use to exploit the
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Activists pressing for light to be shed on the disappearance of a bricklayer who was last seen in police custody more than two weeks ago staged a protest Wednesday on Rio de Janeiro’s
HAVANA (AP) — Seven people have died of poisoning after consuming black-market methyl alcohol and 41 others remained hospitalized, Cuban authorities said Wednesday.
A Health Ministry report read out on the state TV afternoon news said numerous people
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina has put cameras in commuter train cabins that captured drivers reading books, talking on cellphones and even sleeping when they should have been focused on the rails.
Interior and Transport Minister Florencio
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts will travel to Syria as soon as possible to investigate three alleged incidents of chemical weapons, the United Nations announced Wednesday.
U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said the green light for the investigation
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court has convicted nine officers and shipping company officials of negligence in the sinking of a cruise ship off the resort island of Santorini more than six years ago.
The Piraeus court
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s president has announced a $4 billion program to improve transport, sewage and public housing in Sao Paulo, the nation’s biggest city.
That comes in the wake of nationwide protests that saw angered demonstrators
RESTON, Virginia (AP) — A Massachusetts man is taking his car-bicycle blend “Organic Transit Vehicle” — also known as an ELF bike — on a 1,200-mile trip from North Carolina to Massachusetts this summer, turning heads as the
LONDON (AP) — A prominent Saudi prince has lost a case in Britain over the handling the sale of a jet to the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was being sued by Jordanian businesswoman
CAIRO (AP) — Protesters holding sticks and wearing helmets and makeshift body armor stand behind mounds of sandbags, tires and brick walls. They change guards every two hours to ensure they stay alert.
With Egypt’s military-backed government signaling
MOSCOW (AP) — Police in Russia’s capital say they have detained 1,200 Vietnamese who are in the country illegally during a pre-dawn raid on a complex of small workshops.
A statement from the Interior Ministry said the Wednesday
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A top aide says the surgery on President Enrique Pena Nieto to remove a thyroid nodule went smoothly and exactly as planned.
Chief-of-Staff Aurelio Nuno says Pena Nieto is awake and has returned to
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister has appointed economist Professor Leonardo Leiderman as central bank chief following the withdrawal of the former candidate.
A statement from the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office Wednesday says the appointment still has
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Francis Revolution is underway. Not everyone is pleased.
Four months into his papacy, Francis has called on young Catholics in the trenches to take up spiritual arms to shake up a dusty, doctrinaire
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A criminal court in Libya’s western city of Misrata sentenced a Gadhafi-era education minister to death on Wednesday for murder and for inciting violence during the 2011 civil war.
It was the second such
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A new set of players but the same lingering issues are confronting John Kerry on his first visit to Pakistan as U.S. secretary of state: the fight against extremism, American drone attacks inside the country
LONDON (AP) — Foreign Secretary William Hague says Britain is open to better relations with Iran on a “step-by-step” basis and he is willing to meet with Tehran’s foreign minister.
The Foreign Office says Hague stressed the need
JERUSALEM (AP) — A U.S. diplomat in Jerusalem says reaching an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal within nine months is a target, not a deadline.
Consul-General Michael Ratney told reporters that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s Foreign Ministry says a rebel ambush on an army convoy has killed nine soldiers.
The convoy was transporting fuel supplies for the U.N. mission in Abyei, a disputed region between Sudan and South
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt: 3 Brotherhood leaders referred to trial for allegedly inciting killing of protesters.