- US general: Most Taliban open to peace talks in Afghanistan Updated: Oct-08-15 12:44 pm
WASHINGTON - The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Thursday estimated that more than half of Taliban insurgents could be open to peace talks with the Afghan government, but that negotiations probably won't resume for months.
- Hungary OKs NATO, EU troops to help guard border Updated: Oct-08-15 12:33 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Troops from the European Union or NATO will be allowed to help defend Hungary's borders due to the migrant crisis, the Hungarian government said Thursday.
- Kosovo opposition disrupts parliament with tear gas Updated: Oct-08-15 12:25 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo - Opposition lawmakers in Kosovo disrupted parliament's session on Thursday, using tear gas and whistles to protest the government's recent EU-sponsored deal with Serbia giving the country's Serb-majority areas greater powers.
- Hearing in secretary of state's fraud case pushed back Updated: Oct-08-15 11:59 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A state district judge has decided embattled Secretary of State Dianna Duran's legal team should get more time to mount a defense in her fraud case.
- Italian prosecutor: convicted US diplomat held in Portugal Updated: Oct-08-15 11:13 am
MILAN - A former CIA operative convicted of the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric as part of the extraordinary renditions program has been detained in Portugal and is awaiting a decision on whether she will be turned over to Italy to serve her six-year sentence, a top Italian prosecutor said Thursday.
- ICC: Prosecutor seeks to open investigation into Georgia war Updated: Oct-08-15 9:40 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The International Criminal Court says a prosecutor wants to open an investigation into the 2008 war between Georgia and Russia, which would be the tribunal's first full-scale probe outside Africa.
- Turkey warns Russia over trade ties Updated: Oct-08-15 7:13 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Russia that its military action in Syria is endangering trade ties with Turkey.
- Norwegian ambassador not welcomed at Czech presidential seat Updated: Oct-08-15 5:32 am
PRAGUE - Czech President Milos Zeman has canceled his invitation for the Norwegian ambassador to attend the celebration of a major holiday at the presidential seat.
- Vermont summit to address women's economic security Updated: Oct-08-15 4:01 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The director of the women's bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor is speaking at the Vermont Women's Economic Security Summit in Montpelier.
- UN envoy: Congo political tensions high ahead of 2016 vote Updated: Oct-08-15 12:03 am
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. envoy for Congo says political tensions are running high ahead of 2016 legislative and presidential elections and human rights violations related to the electoral process are increasing.
- US official: Ending embargo of Cuba will take time Updated: Oct-07-15 11:10 pm
HAVANA - U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker wrapped up her visit to Cuba on Wednesday by saying both sides need to learn more about each other as they work to improve relations.
- Witnesses: Saudi-led airstrikes kill 15 at wedding in Yemen Updated: Oct-07-15 7:33 pm
SANAA, Yemen - Two airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition killed at least 15 civilians and wounded 25 others in Yemen on Wednesday at a wedding hosted by a tribal leader known to support the Houthi rebels, witnesses and independent security officials said.
- Aid group seeks fact-finding mission over Kunduz strike Updated: Oct-07-15 6:51 pm
GENEVA - Doctors Without Borders called Wednesday for an independent fact-finding mission to investigate a U.S. airstrike on its hospital in Afghanistan that killed at least 22 people.
- UN says Shiite rebels in Yemen have agreed to stop fighting Updated: Oct-07-15 6:36 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Shiite rebels in conflict-torn Yemen have agreed to stop fighting, the United Nations said Wednesday.
- Britain expects UN vote to allow EU action on migrant boats Updated: Oct-07-15 6:29 pm
- If he runs, Biden would be only Dem backing Asia trade deal Updated: Oct-07-15 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden became the only prospective or current Democratic presidential candidate supporting the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Wednesday as Hillary Rodham Clinton declared her opposition.
- Justice Dept, police gather for summit on violent crime Updated: Oct-07-15 4:58 pm
WASHINGTON - Justice Department officials met Wednesday with police commanders, mayors and FBI leaders from across the country to discuss ways to reduce violent crime.
- State Dept urges lifting of holds on ambassadorial nominees Updated: Oct-07-15 4:52 pm
WASHINGTON - The State Department is calling on Senate Republicans to stop blocking nominees for roughly two dozen ambassadorial and senior agency posts, saying the holds are interfering with the conduct of U.S. diplomacy.
- Obama apologizes to aid group for US attack on Afghan clinic Updated: Oct-07-15 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday for the American air attack that killed at least 22 people at its hospital in Afghanistan, and said the U.S. would examine military procedures to look for better ways to prevent such incidents.
- Multiple US breakdowns may have led to mistaken attack Updated: Oct-07-15 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON - Investigators of the deadly U.S. air attack on a hospital in Afghanistan are focusing not only on how it unfolded but also on whether the decision to open fire broke the military's own rules for when to use force, officials say. Multiple U.S. breakdowns may have led to the aerial pummeling.
- Supporters of embattled Ex-Im Bank move to bypass GOP foes Updated: Oct-07-15 1:48 pm
WASHINGTON - The federal Export-Import Bank is showing some signs of life.
- In Libya, explosion near Tripoli parliament during session Updated: Oct-07-15 1:08 pm
BENGHAZI, Libya - Libyan security officials say an explosion went off next to the parliament in the capital, Tripoli, as lawmakers were in session.
- Secretary of State Kerry sets Indiana University visit Updated: Oct-07-15 11:52 am
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Secretary of State John Kerry is set to speak at Indiana University next week during an event to mark the opening of the new building for IU's School of Global and International Studies.
- As Clinton campaigns, complications with her old boss arise Updated: Oct-07-15 10:12 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama seemed to call Hillary Rodham Clinton's idea of a no-fly zone in Syria "half-baked."
- Did US strike on Afghan clinic exceed combat authority? Updated: Oct-07-15 9:49 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. airstrike on a hospital in Afghanistan, which U.S. officials have called a "mistake," may have exceeded the rules American forces have operated under since their combat mission ended nearly a year ago, officials say.