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40,000 protest pension reform as general strike grips Greece

February 4, 2016

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Sporadic clashes broke out in central Athens Thursday as tens of thousands marched to the Greek Parliament during a general strike called to protest planned pension reforms... more »»

The Latest: Sweden expects 140,000 asylum-seekers this year

February 4, 2016

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on migrants seeking sanctuary in Europe (all times local):

1:15 p.m. more »»

BBC says American actor Matt LeBlanc to join 'Top Gear'

February 4, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Former "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc will be joining the BBC's popular "Top Gear" program, presenting the revamped car show with Chris Evans, the British broadcaster said Thursday. more »»

UK police still plan to arrest Assange if he leaves embassy

February 4, 2016

LONDON (AP) — British police have said they still plan to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he leaves the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. more »»

Western retirees at Thai resort busted for playing bridge

February 4, 2016

BANGKOK (AP) — Add aging Western bridge players to the list of desperadoes in Thailand's seaside resort of Pattaya, a sin city rife with prostitution, corruption and foreign and home-grown... more »»

Leaders seek funds for Syria, elusive stability for region

February 4, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Leaders and diplomats from 70 countries met London Thursday to pledge billions to help millions of Syrians displaced by war — and try to slow the chaotic exodus of refugees to Europe. more »»

Multi-billion-dollar Syria aid appeals routinely underfunded

February 4, 2016

A look at growing gaps in aid for Syria, with needs rising faster than contributions by donors. U.N. more »»

Assange to accept arrest if UN panel rules against him

February 4, 2016

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he will accept arrest by British police if a U.N. more »»

France dismantles 25 migrant smuggling networks over a year

February 4, 2016

PARIS (AP) — France's top security official said investigators have dismantled 25 migrant smuggling networks in the country's north in the past yea. more »»

Seoul, Tokyo threaten to intercept N. Korean rocket debris

February 4, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and Japan vowed to shoot down any debris that falls on their territories from a long-range rocket that North Korea plans to fire this month, with Seoul sayin... more »»

Germany: over 91,000 asylum-seekers arrived in January

February 4, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — More than 91,000 asylum seekers arrived in Germany last month, the government said Thursday, underlining the pressure the country faces to diminish the influx of migrants. more »»

German state governor draws criticism over Putin visit

February 4, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Bavaria's governor is drawing criticism in Germany for traveling to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and sounding a softer tone on sanctions than his country's government. more »»

Syrian refugees struggle to buy food as aid dwindles

February 4, 2016

KAWERGOSK CAMP, Iraq (AP) — Perwin Shamsaddeen Ali, a Syrian refugee living in a tent camp in northern Iraq, has been reduced to cooking one meal a day for her family of four. more »»

Health officials want more Zika samples, data from Brazil

February 4, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil is not sharing enough samples and disease data to let researchers determine whether the Zika virus is, as feared, linked to the increased number of babies born with... more »»

Assange to accept arrest if UN rules against him

February 4, 2016

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he will accept arrest by British police if a U.. more »»

North Korea's rocket plans seen as disrespectful of China

February 4, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — The timing couldn't have appeared worse. North Korea announces it will launch a long-range rocket smack in the middle of a top Chinese envoy's visit to Pyongyang. more »»

Seoul: North Korea pushing forward with rocket launch plans

February 4, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday it has detected preparations by rival North Korea to fire a long-range rocket and warned that Seoul will shoot down any rocket parts flying ove... more »»

The Latest: Official urges Americas to spend more on Zika

February 4, 2016

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the mosquito-born Zika virus, which is linked to brain deformities in babies (all times local):

2:00 a.m. more »»

APNewsbreak: Few Zika samples being shared by Brazil

February 4, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — U.N. and U.S. more »»

After 2 days, Syrian peace talks to take a 'temporary pause'

February 4, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The peace talks in the Syrian civil war are taking a break. The fighting is not.

U.. more »»

 
 
 

 

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