- Romania: minister who quit amid opera dispute, wants to stay Updated: May-03-16 5:59 am
BUCHAREST, Romania - Romania's culture minister who resigned over his failure to resolve a bitter dispute at Romania's main opera house involving internationally acclaimed ballerina Alina Cojocaru, says he has changed his mind.
- Killing of 5 Egyptians deepens mystery over Italian's death Updated: May-02-16 2:51 am
CAIRO - It was a brutal killing that became an international incident: An Italian graduate student disappeared from the streets of the Egyptian capital in January, his body discovered days later dumped by a roadside, tortured to death.
- SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: Will China build on disputed shoal? Updated: May-02-16 1:54 am
Tensions in the South China Sea are rising, pitting China against smaller and weaker neighbors that all lay claim to islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves. China's recent construction of artificial islands in the Spratly archipelago, complete with airstrips and radar stations, and U.S. patrols challenging Beijing's vast territorial claims, have caused concern that the strategically important waters could become a flashpoint.
- Car bomb in southern Turkey kills 2 police officers Updated: May-01-16 6:26 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing two police officers and wounding 22 other people in a day marred by violence and May Day protests.
- China lays out firm conditions for improved ties with Japan Updated: Apr-30-16 9:14 am
BEIJING - China laid out firm conditions Saturday for improved ties with Japan, telling Tokyo's visiting foreign minister that there could be "no ambiguity or vacillation" in meeting Beijing's demands over historical interpretation, relations with Taiwan and other key matters.
- North Korea sends another US citizen to prison Updated: Apr-29-16 11:08 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison with hard labor after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year.
- Russia, China in agreement on North Korea, South China Sea Updated: Apr-29-16 3:21 am
BEIJING - Denouncing what they see as outside interference in the South China Sea and Korean Peninsula, the foreign ministers of Russia and China voiced mutual support Friday as they seek to counter the influence of Washington and its allies, particularly in Asia.
- US official questions China's intentions in South China Sea Updated: Apr-21-16 9:52 am
HANOI, Vietnam - A U.S. official on Thursday questioned China's intentions with its massive land reclamation projects in the South China Sea and urged it to follow international laws.
- China's Defense Ministry appears to confirm new missile test Updated: Apr-21-16 8:49 am
BEIJING - China's Defense Ministry appeared Thursday to confirm a test of an intercontinental missile.
- US warns of links between Islamic State, Boko Haram Updated: Apr-20-16 2:32 pm
N'DJAMENA, Chad - At "Ground Zero" in Africa's counterterrorism fight, senior U.S. officials warned of deepening links between the Islamic State and Boko Haram and prodded Chad's ruling strongman to introduce reforms for the sake of long-term stability.
- Protests, political turmoil over pardons issued in Macedonia Updated: Apr-20-16 1:12 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia - Thousands of people have been protesting almost nightly in the Macedonian capital, Skopje, since President Gjorge Ivanov announced a decision last week to grant presidential pardons that halted criminal proceedings against dozens of people, including high-ranking politicians, accused in a wiretapping scandal that has roiled Macedonia for months.
- AP: S. Korea covered up mass abuse, killings of 'vagrants' Updated: Apr-19-16 9:14 pm
BUSAN, South Korea - The 14-year-old boy in the black school jacket stared at his sneakers, his heart pounding, as the policeman accused him of stealing a piece of bread.
- German reported denied entry to Turkey back in Egypt Updated: Apr-19-16 5:47 pm
ISTANBUL - A German reporter was prevented from entering Turkey on Tuesday and was held in a deportation room at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport before he was sent back to Cairo, according to a Turkish official and a German broadcaster.
- Regeni murder casts shadow on French President's Egypt visit Updated: Apr-17-16 7:02 pm
CAIRO - Hours after French President Francois Hollande landed in Egypt Sunday on a visit his hosts say will deepen "distinct and strong" ties, he and his Egyptian counterpart differed publicly over human rights and the extent to which they should be respected while fighting militants.
- US rules for Norwegian Air in dispute over US-Europe flights Updated: Apr-15-16 6:33 pm
DALLAS - Norwegian Air Shuttle has won preliminary approval to expand flying between the United States and Europe using an Irish subsidiary.
- Russia, Japan agree to leaders' meetings this year Updated: Apr-15-16 8:16 am
TOKYO - Top diplomats from Japan and Russia agreed Friday on scheduling their leaders' meetings this year, starting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Russia, to deepen relations overshadowed by a World War II territorial dispute and the conflict in Ukraine.
- China 2nd ranking general visits disputed islands Updated: Apr-15-16 7:26 am
BEIJING - China's second-ranking general recently visited the country's man-made islands in the South China Sea, the Defense Ministry said Friday, underscoring China's defiance in the face of calls by the U.S. and others to cease construction work that they say is raising tensions in the region.
- Brussels attackers had experience from battle, Paris plots Updated: Apr-13-16 12:56 pm
PARIS - The Islamic State fighters who carried out the attacks in Brussels honed their skills through combat in Syria, and the sibling suicide bombers were also crucial to planning the Paris attacks, according to the extremist group's magazine released Wednesday.
- Carpenter scores in OT to get US gold over Canada again Updated: Apr-05-16 4:16 am
KAMLOOPS, British Columbia - Alex Carpenter put another gold medal around the Americans' necks.
- Findings shed new light on 1918 Porvenir massacre Updated: Apr-04-16 3:14 pm
SAN ANTONIO - When the shooting ended on the moonlit night of Jan. 28, 1918, the crumpled bodies of 15 unarmed Mexican boys and men between the ages of 16 and 72 lay scattered in the brush downriver from Porvenir.