Israel: Gaza militants fired from Sinai last week

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister is accusing Gaza militants of carrying out a rocket attack from Egypt’s Sinai desert on a southern Israeli resort last week. Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that “the shooters were apparently a terror…

Nigeria censors documentary in growing crackdown

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The documentary on a massive strike that paralyzed life in Nigeria features newspaper headlines, television news footage and other information widely known about a government gasoline subsidy that saw billions of dollars stolen by…

Pentagon chief stresses Israel’s right to hit Iran

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday the United States and Israel see “exactly the same” threat from Iran, but differ on when it may reach the point of requiring U.S. or Israeli…

Syrian opposition calls on Hezbollah to stay out

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Police have arrested eight Syrians on suspicion of inciting riots at a refugee camp near the Jordan-Syria border, a Jordanian security official said Sunday. About 100 Syrian refugees threw stones at police on Friday…

London race: Tributes to Boston, extra security

LONDON (AP) — The London Marathon started as planned on a glorious sunny morning Sunday despite concerns raised by the bomb attacks on the Boston Marathon six days ago. Some 36,000 runners are expected to take part, with…

Blackstone founder creates $300M China scholarship

BEIJING (AP) — The founder of the U.S. private equity firm Blackstone announced Sunday the establishment of a $300 million scholarship program in China for postgraduates from around the world. The money being raised by Stephen A. Schwarzman…

Taliban attacks kill 9 people in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An official says Taliban insurgents have attacked a police checkpoint in eastern Afghanistan, killing six officers. The militants hit the post Sunday in the Dayak district of Ghazni province, said Col. Mohammad Hussain, Ghazni’s…

Israeli airlines strike over “Open Skies” plan

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s three airlines went on strike Sunday over a proposed “Open Skies” deal with the European Union that union workers say jeopardizes their jobs and could even cause the local airline industry to collapse. EL…

Slovenia insists it’s not the next Cyprus

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenian officials have a message for the world: Don’t panic — we won’t be the next to fall. The tiny European Union member is trying to convince its people and foreign investors that it…

China criticizes US for its human rights record

BEIJING (AP) — China slammed the human rights record of the United States in response to Washington’s report on rights around the world, saying that U.S. military operations have infringed on rights abroad and that political donations at…

Iran says it will remain loyal to nuclear treaty

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign ministry says the country is a committed signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and will continue cooperating with the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency. Five major powers on Friday labeled Iran and North…

Conservatives likely to retake power in Paraguay

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguay is poised to elect as its new president a conservative candidate from the party that backed strongman Alfredo Stroessner during 35 years of iron rule, returning the executive branch to the wealthy interests…

Boston suspects’ Chechen family traveled long road

TOKMOK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — The two brothers accused of blowing up homemade bombs at the Boston Marathon came from a Chechen family that for decades had been tossed from one country to another by war and persecution. Their…

Trinidad opposition seeks Jack Warner resignation

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — The leader of Trinidad’s main opposition party is seeking the resignation of former world soccer vice president Jack Warner, who currently serves as the island’s national security minister. Opposition leader Keith Rowley said late…

Trinidad opposition seeks Jack Warner resignation

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — The leader of Trinidad’s main opposition party is seeking the resignation of former world soccer vice president Jack Warner, who currently serves as the island’s national security minister. Opposition leader Keith Rowley said late…

Group accuses Egypt’s Morsi of ignoring atrocities

CAIRO (AP) — Some members of a high-level commission that issued a report detailing security abuses and atrocities during and after Egypt’s 2011 uprising accused President Mohammed Morsi on Saturday of ignoring their findings. The fact-finding commission, comprised…

Indian girl, 5, in serious condition after rape

NEW DELHI (AP) — A 5-year-old girl was in serious condition Saturday after being raped and tortured by a man who held her in a locked room in India’s capital for two days, officials said. The incident —…

Rio delivers bikinis in mesh and rigid metal

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Just how complicated can the Brazilian bikini, among the skimpiest iterations of the simple spandex triangle and string design, possibly get? Judging from the innovative, inventive and some downright strange beachwear options that…

Kosovo PM seeks parliament backing for Serbia deal

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s parliament will convene for an urgent parliamentary session to back a potentially historic deal with Serbia brokered by the European Union, the prime minister said Saturday. Hashim Thaci appealed to the 120-seat legislature…

Bahrain’s crown prince: Too early to join talks

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain’s crown prince says there will be “a time and a place” for him to participate in the slow-moving political dialogue in the divided Gulf nation but not yet. Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad…