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Clashes erupt in Kashmir after shrine fire

Posted: 06/25/2012 - A fire destroyed a revered Muslim shrine in Indian-administered Kashmir on Monday, prompting anti-government protests by residents angered over what they said was a slow response by firefighters.

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Standoff with Iran focus of Putin visit to Israel

Posted: 06/25/2012 - The West's standoff with Iran over its nuclear program was expected to top the agenda on Monday as Russian President Vladimir Putin began a 24-hour visit to Israel.

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Spain's banks, government co-dependent on debt

Posted: 06/25/2012 - The Spanish economy, the fourth-largest among the 17 countries that use the euro, is suffering from the aftershocks of a real estate bust that has devastated banks and families.

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Japan sells first fish caught since nuclear crisis

Posted: 06/25/2012 - The first seafood caught off Japan's Fukushima coastline since last year's nuclear disaster went on sale Monday, but the offerings were limited to octopus and marine snails because of persisting fears about radiation.

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DEA Honduras raid part of aggressive drug strategy

Posted: 06/25/2012 - A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent who killed a suspected drug trafficker during a raid in a remote region of Honduras was part of an aggressive new enforcement strategy that started in April.

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Taliban storm Afghan hotel, kill 18 people

Posted: 06/22/2012 - Heavily armed Taliban insurgents killed 18 people — most of them civilians — in an attack Friday on a lakeside hotel just north of Kabul, Afghan officials said.

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Defense rebuts insanity claim in Breivik trial

Posted: 06/22/2012 - Anders Behring Breivik's defense lawyers on Friday tried to cast the confessed mass killer as a political militant motivated by an extreme right-wing ideology rather than a delusional madman.

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Sweden on alert, explosives found near nuke plant

Posted: 06/21/2012 - Sweden raised the security alert for the country's three nuclear power plants Thursday after explosives were found on a truck at the southwestern Ringhals atomic power station.

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3 US soldiers, 18 Afghans killed in suicide attack

Posted: 06/20/2012 - A suicide bomber attacked U.S. and Afghan forces at a checkpoint Wednesday in eastern Afghanistan, killing 21 people, including three U.S. soldiers, U.S. and Afghan officials said.

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Gelato for dogs as Italy heats up

Posted: 06/20/2012 - Leave it to Italians to come up with just the thing to survive the dog days of summer: canine gelato.

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Despite crisis, Greece still functions

Posted: 06/20/2012 - For a country where crisis has become an intimate state of mind, there is plenty of benign normalcy around, lots of reminders of the rules and infrastructure and hygiene standards that define what it is.

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US Olympic horses travel to London in style

Posted: 06/19/2012 - They didn't have to absolutely, positively get them there overnight, but when the U.S. Equestrian Federation sent some of its horses to London for the Olympics, it was a special delivery.

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Canada suspect in body parts case faces hearing

Posted: 06/19/2012 - A Canadian porn actor suspected in the dismemberment of a Chinese student faces his first hearing Tuesday after returning to Canada via military transport from Germany, where he was arrested.

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US plans significant military presence in Kuwait

Posted: 06/19/2012 - The United States is planning a significant military presence of 13,500 troops in Kuwait to give it the flexibility to respond to sudden conflicts in the region as Iraq adjusts to the withdrawal of American combat forces.

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G-20 will produce plan for global growth

Posted: 06/19/2012 - The leaders of the world's largest economies will portray themselves on Tuesday as united behind efforts to boost growth and job creation in order to repair a fragile global economy.

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Chinese spacecraft docks with orbiting module

Posted: 06/18/2012 - A Chinese spacecraft carrying three astronauts docked with an orbiting module Monday, another first for the country as it strives to match American and Russian exploits in space.

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Summit lets Obama, Putin size up the competition

Posted: 06/18/2012 - "I expect that it will be a candid discussion, it will get down to business," White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said ahead of the lengthy morning meeting between Obama and Putin.

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Greek election victor to hold coalition talks

Posted: 06/18/2012 - Greek conservative leader Antonis Samaras will launch coalition talks Monday after coming first in national elections that follow weeks of uncertainty over the debt-crippled country's future.

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Search ends for Japanese climbers on Mt. McKinley

Posted: 06/17/2012 - The National Park Service says it has permanently suspended efforts to recover the bodies of four Japanese climbers killed in an avalanche on Alaska's Mount McKinley.

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