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Turkey threatens Syria with retaliation over jet

Posted: 06/26/2012 - Turkey warned Tuesday that any Syrian military unit approaching its border will be treated as a direct threat, a serious escalation in tensions days after Syria shot a Turkish military plane out of the sky.

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Subway work unearths ancient road in Greece

Posted: 06/26/2012 - Archaeologists in Greece's second-largest city have uncovered a 70-meter (230-foot) section of an ancient road built by the Romans that was the city's main travel artery nearly 2,000 years ago.

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Workers search for victims of Canada roof collapse

Posted: 06/25/2012 - Elliott Lake Mayor Rick Hamilton said workers still removing the debris. Officials were using two cranes in the stabilization efforts, more than 40 hours after the collapse occurred.

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Egypt president-elect starts consultations on team

Posted: 06/25/2012 - Egypt's new president-elect, Islamist Mohammed Morsi, moved into the office once occupied by ousted leader Hosni Mubarak and started consultations Monday on forming his team and a new government, an aide said.

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Greek prime minister to leave hospital

Posted: 06/25/2012 - Greece's new prime minister was released from hospital Monday, two days after undergoing eye surgery that will prevent him from traveling to a European Union summit in Brussels this week.

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Syrian soldiers defect to Turkey as tensions soar

Posted: 06/25/2012 - Dozens of Syrian soldiers defected overnight to Turkey, crossing the border with their families as tensions between the two countries soared three days after Syrian forces shot down a Turkish military plane.

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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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