Police are searching an Italian mountain area beloved by Pope John Paul II for a stolen relic bearing his blood.
The Palestinians’ “extreme and reckless” rejection of an Israeli suggestion that some Jewish settlers remain in a future Palestinian state proves that they don’t want peace, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said Monday.
Greece’s government announced emergency relief for the residents of the Ionian islands of Kefalonia and Ithaki on Monday, a day after they were hit by a strong earthquake that caused damage and slightly injured seven people.
U.S. health officials will board a cruise ship docked in the U.S. Virgin Islands to investigate an illness outbreak.
A roadside bomb killed six civilians and wounded more than a dozen others in southern Afghanistan.
A strong earthquake with a preliminary 5.8-magnitude hit the Greek island of Kefalonia on Sunday, with local media reporting minor injuries to some residents and damage to buildings and roads.
ope Francis has begun drafting an encyclical on ecology.
Christian militiamen killed a prominent Muslim former government minister who supported last year’s rebellion.
The Argentine peso is suffering its fastest fall since the country’s 2002 economic collapse. It’s lost 16 percent of its value against the dollar in two days at the official rate.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford arrived more than an hour late for a speech to the Economic Club of Canada, saying he had been stuck in an elevator for 45 minutes.
A Swiss woman detained by Spanish authorities and taken to a hospital with her 10-month-old son allegedly cut the boy’s throat with a hidden knife.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said Wednesday he had a “minor setback” this week when he was caught on video slurring his words and said his private life is not affecting his work.
Ukrainian opposition leaders issued a stark ultimatum to President Viktor Yanukovych on Wednesday.
A preliminary survey shows that Chinese manufacturing activity is contracting in January for the first time in six months.
Israel on Wednesday said it had foiled an “advanced” al-Qaida plan to carry out a suicide bombing on the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and bomb other targets, in what analysts said was the first time the global terror network’s leadership has been directly involved in plotting an attack inside Israel.
Peace talks to carve a path out of Syria’s civil war got off to a rocky start Wednesday as a bitter clash over President Bashar Assad’s future threatened to collapse the negotiations even before they had begun.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s Central Bank says prices have risen nearly 50 percent since last September as the country struggles to rein in a quickening rate of inflation and widespread shortages.
Thursday’s report says the consumer price
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Shell Nigeria declares “force majeure” on exports of Bonny Light Crude oil and blames oil thefts that have forced the closure of its major Trans-Niger Pipeline at least five times in three months.
MADRID (AP) — Spain’s National Court is widening a probe into alleged genocide by China against Tibet to include former Chinese President Hu Jintao.
A court order says it accepted an appeal by two Spanish pro-Tibet rights groups
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm barreling toward the northern Philippines on Friday intensified into a typhoon with destructive winds and rain threatening farmland and populated areas, including the capital, Manila.
Typhoon Nari forced U.S. Secretary of