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
ISTANBUL (AP) — Add Turkey’s prime minister to President Barack Obama’s allies in a fight over health care which has paralyzed much of the U.S. government.
In a rare comment on U.S. domestic policy, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Afghanistan Friday for urgent talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai as an end of October deadline looms for completing a security deal that would allow American
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. troops are holding a senior Pakistani Taliban commander they captured in Afghanistan a week ago, an Afghan provincial official said Friday.
The capture could be a significant blow to the Pakistani Taliban, who
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Kerry arrives in Kabul on unannounced visit for urgent security talks with Afghan president.
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s human rights office says Iraq’s execution of 42 people over the past two days is an “inhuman” and likely illegal use of the death penalty.
Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the U.N.’s Office
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A car bomb exploded outside a building housing the Swedish and Finnish consulates in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday, badly damaging it but causing no casualties, Libyan and Swedish officials said.
LONDON (AP) — Diamonds may be forever, but a lot of jewelry doesn’t survive through the centuries. Rings and bracelets get broken up for re-use, pearls decay, gold is melted down.
That explains the excitement over a new
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s government has opened a debate Friday on a controversial plan to transfer part of pension savings from private funds to a state account.
The government argues it would reduce risk for pension savings,
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyan official: Car bomb badly damages Swedish Consulate in Benghazi, no casualties.
BERLIN (AP) — A German couple’s marriage got off to a rocky start when the groom forgot his bride at a highway gas station on the way home from their honeymoon, only noticing she was missing after hours
BANGKOK (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has been granted the rare honor of addressing the Thai parliament at the start of an official visit to Thailand focused on boosting economic ties between the two countries.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An African Union official has urged African foreign ministers meeting in Ethiopia not to allow the International Criminal Court to continue treating the continent and “Africans in a condescending manner.”
The chairman of
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister says his country has signed a $6 billion contract with Swiss company Satarem to build and run an oil refinery in southern Iraq.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s office announced the deal on