TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — On the roughneck streets in south Tehran, a group of paramilitary volunteers looks to hard-line presidential candidate Saeed Jalili — Iran’s top nuclear negotiator — as the best defender of the Islamic system. On
MILAN (AP) — Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi’s defense denied Monday that there were any erotic escapades at dinners at the media mogul’s villa near Milan, and accused the court of bias against the businessman-turned-politician.
Nicolo Ghedini said during
Packed planes should help the world’s airlines earn a $12.7 billion profit this year, as travel demand accelerates faster than the airlines add seats, according to a new prediction from a trade group.
If the estimate by the
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. research institute says North Korea may be just one to two months away from following through on its threat to restart a plutonium reactor that can produce fissile material for nuclear bombs.
BERLIN (AP) — A tweak to state laws in the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania to conform with current EU regulations has caused an unexpected casualty: the longest word in the German language.
The Rindfleischetikettierungsueberwachungsaufgabenuebertragungsgesetz is no more.
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Officials in South Sudan say two separate bouts of violence have killed 12 people.
Taban Deng Gai, the governor of Unity state, said Monday that cattle rustlers attacked a village on Sunday, killing
ROME (AP) — An appeals court in Turin, Italy, has upheld the conviction of a Swiss man for negligence in some 2,000 asbestos-related deaths blamed on contamination from a construction company.
Stephan Schmidheiny, a former executive and key
MOSCOW (AP) — Inmates at Russia’s prisons have been known to bribe guards to obtain cellphones, but this may be the first time they have used a cat as an accomplice.
Guards patrolling a prison colony in Russia’s
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Another death is being attributed to the tornadoes and flooding last week in Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma medical examiner’s office said Monday that 14 people died as a result of the powerful storms that swept
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s defense minister says advanced anti-aircraft missiles have not reached Syria.
Moshe Yaalon said that according to “Russian talk,” the sophisticated S-300 anti-aircraft missiles have not yet been delivered, despite indications to the contrary from
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police are trying to determine whether bones found in the gym of a martial arts instructor belong to multiple crime victims.
Police in the northern city of Bilbao discovered the bones Monday after they
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s Islamic-led government is facing its biggest protests in years. Here is a look at the protests and what may be driving them:
Q: What’s going on in Turkey?
A: Demonstrators were camping out in
HOUSTON (AP) — A special prosecutor has told jurors that a Houston police officer kicked and punched a teenage burglary suspect in broad daylight even when the teen was on the ground and no longer presented a danger.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Volunteers are busy stacking sandbags in the tiny Missouri town of Dutchtown as the Mississippi River threatens to send water into about a third of the town’s homes, along with a handful of businesses
NEW YORK (AP) — An all-star line-up including Matt Damon, Alan Alda and Vanessa Redgrave will feature in a night of readings and a town hall discussion hosted by The Public Theater.
The June 17 event at the
BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s fire chief is resigning and is citing criticism from deputies for his response to the marathon bombings.
In a letter dated Monday, Chief Steve Abraira (uh-BREHR’-uh) says his resignation is effective Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are rebuffing President Barack Obama’s latest plea to shutter the military-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
A defense policy bill released Monday by Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard McKeon includes provisions to keep
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — BP Alaska plans to bring two new drill rigs to the North Slope by 2016.
They are part of an additional $1 billion in investment BP says it plans to make over the next
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The world will likely only be given a 10-minute snapshot of Oscar Pistorius at a hearing Tuesday ahead of his murder trial. The fleeting glimpse of the Olympic athlete comes as he appears for the
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians say a fire has ripped through their lands in the northern West Bank, scorching several acres (hectares) of olive and almond groves.
Nimir Tirawi of the village of Burin says the fire