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Art historians claim to find new Caravaggio works

Posted: 07/06/2012 - It was not possible to immediately evaluate the claim Thursday by Maurizio Bernardelli Curuz and Adriana Conconi Fedrigolli on the eve of the publication of two ebooks laying out their case.

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Hong Kong customs seizes $98M worth of cocaine

Posted: 07/06/2012 - Hong Kong customs officers announced Friday that they have made the city's biggest ever cocaine bust, seizing 649 kilograms (1,430 pounds) of the drug worth 76 million Hong Kong dollars ($98 million).

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Diplomats press Assad, top Syrian general defects

Posted: 07/06/2012 - The United States and its international partners called Friday for global sanctions against Bashar Assad's regime, seeking to step up the pressure to the Syrian leader.

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Iraq says al-Qaida fighters flowing into Syria

Posted: 07/05/2012 - Iraq's top diplomat on Thursday said he had "solid information" that al-Qaida militants were crossing from Iraq to Syria to carry out attacks, warning of a violent spillover that could shake the Middle East.

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First NATO truck crosses Pakistan border

Posted: 07/05/2012 - The first truck carrying supplies to American and NATO troops in Afghanistan has crossed the Pakistani border after a seven-month closure of the supply routes by Pakistan ended earlier this week.

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France-Brazil crash: Faulty data misled pilot

Posted: 07/05/2012 - The BEA air accident investigation agency is recommending better training for pilots and stricter plane certification rules as a result of its three-year probe into the crash of Flight 447.

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Greece's new FinMin: some reforms off track

Posted: 07/05/2012 - Greece is falling short of some of the commitments it has made in return for billions of euros of rescue money, the country's new finance minister admitted

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Syria observer chief says violence 'unprecedented'

Posted: 07/05/2012 - The violence in Syria has reached unprecedented levels, the head of the country's U.N. observer mission said Thursday, insisting there must be a cease-fire in order for his teams to resume their work.

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Japan reactor on grid; panel slams crisis response

Posted: 07/05/2012 - Though the report echoes other investigations into last year's disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, it could fuel complaints that Japan is trying to restart nuclear reactors without doing enough to avoid a repeat.

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Aide: Palestinian leader wants more on Arafat

Posted: 07/05/2012 - An aide says the Palestinian leader wants more information from a Swiss lab before deciding whether to dig up the remains of his predecessor, Yasser Arafat.

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Kuwait reappoints recently resigned prime minister

Posted: 07/05/2012 - Kuwait's ruler reappointed the nation's former prime minister Thursday just days after his resignation, a step toward formation of a new government that could at least temporary sideline opposition Islamists.

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Bahrain court orders monitoring for 11-year-old

Posted: 07/05/2012 - A Bahraini court ruled Thursday that an 11-year-old boy accused of taking part in anti-government protests may remain at home but must be monitored by authorities.

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UK terror raid near Olympic Stadium, 6 arrests

Posted: 07/05/2012 - Armed British police carried out an early-morning raid on a residential address near London's Olympic Park on Thursday, using smoke grenades and a stun gun in what they called a pre-planned anti-terror operation.

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Islamists suspected in Egyptian student's murder

Posted: 07/04/2012 - An Egyptian university student was fatally stabbed as his girlfriend looked on after three suspected Islamic militants confronted the couple in a park and told them they should not be together if they are not married.

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Jihadists claim Syria attacks

Posted: 07/04/2012 - An al-Qaida-inspired group claimed responsibility for dozens of attacks across Syria, the latest evidence that extremists are exploiting the chaos to make inroads in another Middle Eastern country.

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EU Parliament rejects ACTA anti-piracy treaty

Posted: 07/04/2012 - The vote — 39 in favor, 478 against and 165 abstentions — means that as far as the EU is concerned the treaty is finished, at least for the moment, though other countries may well participate.

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German spy agency faces shake-up in neo-Nazi case

Posted: 07/04/2012 - Germany's domestic spy agency faces awkward questions about a possible cover-up after revelations that an official destroyed files related to a neo-Nazi group facing trial

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Ukraine: Clashes in capital over use of Russian

Posted: 07/04/2012 - The bill, which must be signed by the president to become law, would leave Ukrainian as the only state language but allow the use of Russian in Russian-speaking regions in courts, education and other government institutions.

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Turkey battles fires along Syrian border

Posted: 07/04/2012 - Turkish firefighters were battling several blazes along the Turkish-Syria border on Wednesday in areas that thousands of Syrians have crossed to flee the fighting in their country.

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Spain police recover priceless 12th-century Codex

Posted: 07/04/2012 - Spanish police recovered on Wednesday a priceless 12th-century religious manuscript known as the Codex Calixtinus, which was stolen from a cathedral last year.

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