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Targets of US raids planned terrorism in Kenya

Posted: 10/08/2013 - The two operations, thousands of miles apart in Africa and approved by President Barack Obama, signaled an American readiness to go after militants in nations where authorities are unable to do so, even years later.

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Vietnam lets churches thrive, but keeps control

Posted: 10/08/2013 - A year ago in this poor hill-tribe village, police rounded up members of a small Catholic sect who were accused of trying to create an independent state.

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Taliban shooting survivor speaks in 'I Am Malala'

Posted: 10/08/2013 - A year ago, Malala Yousafzai was a 15-year-old schoolgirl in northwest Pakistan, thinking about calculus and chemistry, Justin Bieber songs and "Twilight" movies.

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Argentina frets as leader undergoes brain surgery

Posted: 10/08/2013 - Doctors prepared to drill into President Cristina Fernandez's skull Tuesday morning to siphon out blood that is pressuring her brain two months after she suffered an unexplained head injury.

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Kerry pleased with Syria chemical disarmament

Posted: 10/07/2013 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the United States and Russia are "very pleased" with the progress made so far in destroying Syria's chemical weapons stocks.

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Libya wants 'clarification' in al-Qaida leader nab

Posted: 10/07/2013 - Libya said Sunday it has asked the United States for "clarifications" regarding the abduction in Tripoli of an al-Qaida leader linked to the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in East Africa.

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NKorea rushes to finish lavish ski resort

Posted: 10/07/2013 - This is the Masik Pass ski resort, North Korea's latest megaproject, the product of 10 months of furious labor intended to show that this country.

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Israeli court rejects Israeli nationality status

Posted: 10/04/2013 - Israel's population registry lists a slew of "nationalities" and ethnicities, among them Jew, Arab, Druse and more. But one word is conspicuously absent from the list: Israeli.

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In Asia, Obama's no-show is a boost for China's Xi

Posted: 10/04/2013 - President Barack Obama has called off a trip to Asia just as China's president is being feted in regional capitals ahead of summits where the U.S. no-show will give China a chance to shine and boost its influence.

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UK's powerful Daily Mail faces a political storm

Posted: 10/04/2013 - Britain's Daily Mail newspaper will tell you that many things you eat can give you cancer, global warming is probably bunk and the British way of life is under threat from pernicious Eurocrats in Brussels.

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Nearly 100 killed in shipwreck of Italy

Updated: 10/03/2013 - A ship carrying African migrants to Europe caught fire and capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday, killing at least 94 people as it spilled hundreds of passengers into the sea, officials said.

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New sanctions likely despite thaw in US-Iran ties

Posted: 10/02/2013 - U.S. lawmakers from both parties have expressed a willingness to give President Barack Obama's outreach to Iran a chance to end to Tehran's nuclear standoff with the West

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Parliament showdown looms for Italy PM Letta

Posted: 10/02/2013 - Letta hailed his 5-month-old government's successes and outlined his agenda to revive Italy's moribund economy and turnaround its record unemployment

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Activists: Damascus clashes kill 12 Syrian troops

Posted: 10/02/2013 - Activists say heavy clashes between Syrian troops and al-Qaida-linked fighters in northern Damascus have killed at least 12 soldiers and pro-government militiamen.

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3 Venezuelan envoys expelled by US in retaliation

Posted: 10/02/2013 - Three Venezuelan diplomats were ordered out of the United States on Tuesday in response to their government's decision to boot three U.S. officials from Venezuela, including the highest-ranking U.S. envoy in the country.

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Russia: 5 Greenpeace activists charged with piracy

Posted: 10/02/2013 - Greenpeace said Wednesday that four activists and a journalist who were detained after protesting at a Russian oil platform have been charged with piracy and could face up to 15 years in prison if found guilty.

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Pope outlines hopes for church reform

Posted: 10/01/2013 - Pope Francis says he wants a missionary church with a modern spirit that gives hope to the poor, young and elderly, speaking as key meetings begin on church reform.

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Greek far-right crackdown followed violence spike

Posted: 10/01/2013 - Greek authorities arrested Golden Dawn's leadership this weekend after the slaying of anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas — allegedly by a party volunteer in front of a crowd.

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US-raised immigrants remain in US custody

Posted: 10/01/2013 - Thirty-four young migrants are in U.S. custody after trying to enter the United States without documents in the latest round of what is becoming a new tactic in confronting what they consider unjust U.S. immigration policies.

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UN says nearly 1,000 Iraqis killed in September

Posted: 10/01/2013 - The U.N. mission in Iraq says nearly 1,000 Iraqis have been killed in violence throughout September — down from July's monthly death toll but still among the highest recently.

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Hagel at DMZ: NKorea watching Syria developments

Posted: 09/30/2013 - With North Korean soldiers eyeing his every move, Hagel told reporters traveling with him that the U.S. has no plans to reduce its military presence in South Korea, despite the ongoing budget crisis.

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Popes John Paul II, John XXIII canonized April 27

Posted: 09/30/2013 - Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be declared saints on April 27, 2014. Pope Francis announced the date Monday during a meeting with cardinals inside the Apostolic Palace.

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