Nicaragua approves massive canal project

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A multi-billion dollar Chinese plan to plow a massive rival to the Panama Canal across the middle of Nicaragua was…

G-8 summit to press Russia on Syria

BERLIN (AP) — Britain and Germany aim to use next week’s summit of major economic powers to press Russia’s leader to use his leverage with t…

No joke: Jester wanted at Austrian hotel

VIENNA (AP) — Wanted: A jester. Wallflowers need not apply. It’s no joke. An Austrian hotel is advertising for a modern-day court fool, who …