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Japan criticized as 2 ministers visit war shrine

August 15, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Two Japanese Cabinet ministers paid respects Friday at a Tokyo shrine that honors the war dead including convicted criminals, a move that drew immediate criticism from South Korea,... more »»

Iraq: Al-Maliki steps down, gives up post to rival

August 15, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's embattled Nouri al-Maliki has stepped down as prime minister, caving in to international and domestic pressure to give up his post to a rival politician. more »»

Pope makes tough sell on materialism in SKorea

August 15, 2014

DAEJEON, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis urged Catholic youth on Friday to renounce the materialism that afflicts much of Asian society today and reject "inhuman" economic systems that... more »»

Pope gets boisterous welcome at South Korea Mass

August 15, 2014

DAEJEON, South Korea (AP) — Tens of thousands of Asian Catholics gave a boisterous welcome to Pope Francis on Friday as he celebrated his first public Mass in South Korea, a country with a small... more »»

Pope meets with survivors of Korea ferry disaster

August 15, 2014

DAEJEON, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis has met with survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster and relatives of the dead who are demanding a government inquiry into the sinkin. more »»

Pope meets Asia's youth on Day 2 of SKorea trip

August 15, 2014

DAEJEON, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis took a high-speed train Friday to South Korea's central city of Daejeon to meet with Catholic youths from across Asia gathered for the Asian version of... more »»

Iraq's al-Maliki gives up post to rival

August 15, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced late Thursday that he was relinquishing his post to his nominated replacement, ending a political deadlock that has plunged... more »»

Iraq's al-Maliki gives up post to rival

August 14, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced late Thursday that he was relinquishing his post to his nominated replacement, ending a political deadlock that has plunged... more »»

WHO: Ebola toll may 'vastly underestimate' crisis

August 14, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — There is evidence the numbers of dead and sickened by Ebola in West Africa may "vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak," the World Health Organization said... more »»

Liberia gets Ebola drug; ponders who should get it

August 14, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian officials faced a difficult choice Thursday: deciding which handful of Ebola patients will receive an experimental drug that could prove life-saving, ineffective... more »»

Ukraine, Russia parry over Russian aid convoy

August 14, 2014

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) — Raising the stakes in Ukraine's conflict, a Russian aid convoy of more than 200 trucks pushed up to the border on Thursday but then stopped, provocatively poise... more »»

Thousands on the road in Pakistan opposition rally

August 14, 2014

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of opposition protesters on Thursday joined large convoys headed to Pakistan's capital Islamabad for a mass rally to demand the ouster of the prime minister over... more »»

Candidate's sudden death transforms Brazil race

August 14, 2014

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's political landscape was being redrawn Thursday, a day after a small plane crash killed a top presidential candidate, possibly complicating President Dilma Rousseff's... more »»

State TV: Iraq's al-Maliki gives up post to rival

August 14, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Nouri al-Maliki has given up his post as prime minister to Haider al-Abadi, state television reported Thursday — a move that could end a political deadlock that plunged... more »»

Officials: Iraq's al-Maliki to back new PM

August 14, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has agreed to step aside and support his nominated replacement in the post, Shiite lawmakers told The Associated Press on Thursda. more »»

Palestinians voice optimism as Gaza truce holds

August 14, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Palestinian officials voiced cautious optimism Thursday, hinting at progress in Egyptian-mediated negotiations with Israel to bring an end to the fighting in Gaza and secure new... more »»

Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine

August 14, 2014

YALTA, Crimea (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to a much-hyped meeting in Crimea amid expectations of more saber-rattling over Ukraine, but he instead struck a conciliatory note... more »»

Displaced Iraqis escape fighting, but not hardship

August 14, 2014

NAJAF, Iraq (AP) — Abbas Mohammed Habib was born into Iraq's rapidly expanding world of the displaced. more »»

Pope's small car fascinates South Koreans

August 14, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis' choice of wheels during his five-day South Korean visit has surprised many in this painfully self-conscious country, where big shots rarely hit the streets... more »»

Subtle voices of dissent surface in war-torn Gaza

August 14, 2014

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — The group of neighbors surveyed the destruction wreaked on their residential complex by Israeli bombardment, with building after building flattened or punctured by... more »»

 
 

 

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