World

  • ‘Putin Palace’ sold for $350 million: Report
    MOSCOW, March 3 (AFP): A lavish holiday complex on Russia's southern Black Sea coast that has been linked to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been sold to a wealthy investor for around $350 million, a report s
  • Pakistan vows to battle extremism after minister slain
    ISLAMABAD, March 3 (Reuters): Pakistan must not buckle to extremism, President Asif Ali Zardari said on Thursday, a day after Taliban militants killed his government's only Christian minister for challenging a
  • Briton gets life in prison for killings in Iraq
    British security contractor Danny Fitzsimons is escorted out of an Iraqi court, following his sentencing in Baghdad, Iraq on Monday, February 28. (AP Photo) BAGHDAD, February 28 (Reuters): A British securi
  • US seeks tough Libya sanctions from Europe
    Libyan boys sitting on the cannon of a destroyed army tank celebrate the freedom of Benghazi, Libya on Monday, February 28. The United States pressed its European allies on Monday to set tough sanctions on the
  • Silvio Berlusconi tax trial resumes after immunity lost
    Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi delivers his speech at an Italian Republican Party, PRI, meeting in Rome on Saturday, February 26. (AP Photo) MILAN, February 28 (Reuters): The trial of Prime Minister Sil
  • S Korea, U.S. brush off North threat, begin big drills
    South Korean protesters shout slogans in a rally against the annual joint military exercises, dubbed Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, between South Korea and the United States, in front of the South Korean and Unite
  • Thailand to further probe killing of Reuters journalist
    In this undated file photo released by Reuters, Japanese TV cameraman Hiro Muramoto smiles at his office in Tokyo. (AP Photo/FILE) BANGKOK, February 28 (Reuters): Thai investigators said on Monday they wer
  • Rocket fired from Gaza hits Israel, no casualties
    JERUSALEM, February 27 (AFP): A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit Israeli territory on Sunday morning, raising Israel's alert level but causing no damage or casualties, according to Israel's military and pol
  • ‘Blasts kill at least ten at dogfight’
    ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan, February 27 (AFP): Two bomb explosions on Sunday tore through a gathering of villagers watching a dogfight in the southern Afghanistan province of Kandahar, killing at least 10, official
  • Europe races to meet ‘Mad March’ debt deadline
    BRUSSELS, February 27 (AFP): European leaders get back to the pressing business of trying to fix the eurozone debt crisis with a hectic series of summits counting down to a March 25 deadline. Governments know t
  • School teen bomb maker arrested in US
    HOUSTON, February 27 (PTI): A high school teenager is being held in custody in US until the court determines whether he is a danger to the community following charges that he used internet information to build
  • Libyan chaos stirs global panic over oil supplies
    Anti-Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi gunmen celebrate the freedom of the Libyan city of Benghazi, Libya on Sunday February 27. US President Barack Obama has called on Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi to leave powe
  • U.S. hits Libya with sanctions, shuts embassy
    A child holds up a poster as demonstrators stage a protest against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi demanding an end to the violence in Libya, in Valletta, Malta on Saturday, February 26. (AP Photo)WASHINGTON, Feb
  • From NZ rubble, haunting texts to Mom beg for help
    Christchurch, February 26 (AP): The first text message said: "Mommy, I got buried." About 40 minutes later: "Mommy, I can't move my right hand." Then, a brief call from New Zealand's earthqu
  • World grapples for response as conflicts break up Libya
    BENGHAZI, February 24 (Reuters): World leaders condemned Muammar Gaddafi's bloody crackdown on a revolt that has split Libya, but took little action to halt the bloodshed from the latest upheaval reshaping the
  • Court agrees Assange extradition to Sweden
    LONDON, February 24 (Reuters): A British court has agreed to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden where he is accused of sex crimes, dismissing claims such a move would breach his human rights.S
  • Dirty air triggers more heart attacks than cocaine: Experts
    LONDON, February 24 (Reuters): Air pollution triggers more heart attacks than using cocaine and poses as high a risk of sparking a heart attack as alcohol, coffee and physical exertion, scientists said on Thurs
  • NATO’s “successful” Afghan night raids come with high
    SURKH ROD, February 24 (Reuters): A few minutes and a few bullets were enough to turn Abdullah from an 11th grade student with dreams of becoming a translator to the despairing head of a family of more than a d
  • Israel jets hit Gaza after rocket attack
    GAZA CITY, February 24 (AFP): Israeli jets bombed several sites in the Gaza Strip early Thursday in response to a rocket attack on a southern Israeli city, the military said.There were no immediate reports of c
  • Cellphone calls alter brain activity: study
    CHICAGO, February 23 (Reuters): Spending 50 minutes with a cellphone plastered to your ear is enough to change brain cell activity in the part of the brain closest to the antenna.But whether that causes any har