Egypt president, judges compromising on reform law

CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian president’s office indicated Sunday a compromise has been reached with the judiciary to defuse an uproar over a proposed law that would have forced out thousands of the country’s most senior judges. Just…

Boston suspects’ father postpones trip to US

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — The father of the two Boston bombing suspects said Sunday that he has postponed a trip from Russia to the United States because of poor health. “I am really sick,” Anzor Tsarnaev, 46, told…

Egypt court turns down Mubarak’s release request

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s state news agency says a court has turned down deposed President Hosni Mubarak’s request to be released from prison during an investigation into corruption charges. The news agency MENA says the Cairo Criminal Court…

Fire erupts at Israeli prison holding ex-president

JERUSALEM (AP) — A fire erupted Sunday at the prison where former Israeli President Moshe Katsav is serving time, but he was not among the 11 people who suffered light injuries, authorities said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said…

3 killed in French building collapse after blast

REIMS, France (AP) — A possible gas explosion ripped off the side of a five-story residential building in France’s Champagne country on Sunday, killing at least three people and injuring 14 others, officials said. More than 100 rescue…

Israel minister: US should intervene in Syrian war

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli Cabinet minister has called on the U.S to intervene in the Syrian civil war after intelligence reports of chemical weapons use there. The U.S has warned such weapons cross a red line and…

Egypt delegation talks Syria with Iranian leaders

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state TV is reporting an Egyptian presidential delegation has discussed the Syrian crisis with the leaders of Iran, the key regional ally of Syria’s President Bashar Assad. The report said Egyptian presidential adviser…

Cyberattack suspect to be sent home to Netherlands

MADRID (AP) — A Dutch citizen arrested in Spain on suspicion of launching what authorities have called the biggest cyberattack in Internet history is expected to be handed over to the Netherlands within 10 days, a Spanish court…

Gunmen surround Libya Foreign Ministry

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s prime minister warned of a perilous security situation Sunday after armed men stormed the Interior Ministry and a state-owned television station after blocking access to the Foreign Ministry. Two years after the country’s…

NKorea vows to bolster nuclear arms over US report

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is vowing to bolster its nuclear program in response to a U.S. State Department report accusing Pyongyang of human rights abuses. Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday called the annual U.S. report…

Japan war shrine reflects ruling party nationalism

TOKYO (AP) — Visits by Cabinet ministers and lawmakers to a shrine honoring Japan’s war dead, including 14 World War II leaders convicted of atrocities, signal Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s determination to pursue a more nationalist agenda after…

French gay marriage: Water cannon, police legions

PARIS (AP) — Police say legions of officers and a small battery of water cannon are at France’s National Assembly as lawmakers prepare for a final vote to legalize gay marriage. Christophe Crepin, spokesman for the police union…

Iran denies link with Canada terror plot suspects

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Tuesday denied any links with an alleged terrorist plot that Canadian authorities claim was directed by al-Qaida operatives in Iran and sought to derail a passenger train. Canadian authorities allege the suspects…

Dutch diplomat sentenced to 12 years for spying

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch court has sentenced a diplomat to 12 years for delivering confidential NATO and the European Union documents to Russian agents. In Tuesday’s ruling, judges at The Hague District Court said Raymond Poeteray had…

Israeli official: Assad has used chemical arms

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A senior Israeli military official says Syrian President Bashar Assad has used chemical weapons in his battle against insurgent groups trying to topple him. Brig. Gen. Itai Brun, the head of research and…

Clashes at Sunni protest site in Iraq kill 23

BAGHDAD (AP) — Clashes erupted in northern Iraq when security forces raided a rally site used by Sunni demonstrators early on Tuesday, killing at least 23 people and wounding dozens in an escalation likely to enrage protesters who…

Kerry attends first NATO foreign ministers meeting

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO foreign ministers met Tuesday in Brussels to discuss the wars in Syria and Afghanistan, and to learn the views of a new member of their club — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry…

Bhutan votes in 2nd ever parliamentary poll

GAUHATI, India (AP) — People in the tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan were cementing their young democracy Tuesday by voting in the nation’s second parliamentary election. The remote nation of 700,000 had its first election in 2008 after…

Car bomb targets French embassy in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A car bomb targeted the French embassy in the Libyan capital early on Tuesday, wounding two French guards in an attack that President Francois Hollande denounced as an assault not only against France but…

Lawyer: Palestinian hunger striker to end fast

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian prisoner who refused food for months is expected to end his hunger strike on Tuesday after a deal was reached with Israeli authorities for his early release, his lawyer said. Samer Issawi began…