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Putin: will help find 'positive results' in Syria

Posted: 06/01/2012 - Russia wants to help U.N. envoy Kofi Annan achieve "positive results" and prevent an all-out civil war in Syria, President Vladimir Putin said in Germany on Friday.

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Annan 'impatient and frustrated' over Syria

Posted: 06/01/2012 - Saying he is "impatient and frustrated," special envoy Kofi Annan called on the Syrian president Friday to implement a U.N.-brokered peace plan following a horrific weekend massacre that killed more than 100 people.

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Irish voters approve EU deficit-fighting treaty

Posted: 06/01/2012 - Ireland's voters have agreed to ratify the European Union's deficit-fighting treaty with "yes" votes reaching 60 percent, substantial official results showed Friday.

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Report: Arab Spring increases migration to EU

Posted: 06/01/2012 - A new report says applications for asylum in the European Union increased 16.2 in 2011 over the previous year, in part because of turmoil surrounding the Arab Spring uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East.

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Deal between 2 rebel groups in Mali still on

Posted: 06/01/2012 - The leader of a Tuareg separatist movement in northern Mali has denied reports that a deal the group signed with an Islamic rebel faction to work toward creation of an Islamic state in the region is off.

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NATO: Afghan insurgents attack coalition base

Posted: 06/01/2012 - A suicide car bomber and other insurgents attacked a U.S.-led coalition base Friday outside of Khost, the capital of Khost province in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said.

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New Honduras top cop once investigated in killings

Posted: 06/01/2012 - A 10-year-old report on Juan Carlos Bonilla Valladares, nicknamed "The Tiger," resurfaced in widely distributed emails and on a local website after he was named police chief May 21

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Suu Kyi gets ovation at first international speech

Posted: 06/01/2012 - Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi basked in a long-overdue standing ovation at her first speech before an international audience Friday, but quickly shifted the focus from herself to Myanmar's many needs.

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Musicians play to set record atop Himalayan peak

Posted: 06/01/2012 - They even had an audience — 15 other trekkers paid $10 each to watch the musicians perform for 40 minutes at the summit of 6,654-meter (21,825-foot) high Mera Peak, which is close to Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse.

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Lawsuit says deputies beat man into coma

Posted: 05/31/2012 - Minick's wife and mother say in their lawsuit that the 39-year-old was brutally beaten while restrained in a closed room on the seventh floor of Metro General Hospital.

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Syria blames rebels for Houla massacre

Posted: 05/31/2012 - A news conference Thursday by Qassem Jamal Ihsan, who headed the government's investigation into the massacre, was the most detailed response by the regime since the massacre began late Friday.

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Euro setup is unsustainable, ECB chief warns

Posted: 05/31/2012 - Mario Draghi said Thursday that the crisis had exposed the inadequacy of the financial and economic framework set up for the euro monetary union launched in 1999.

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Ireland votes on Europe's deficit-fighting treaty

Posted: 05/31/2012 - Ireland's debt-burdened voters confronted an existential dilemma Thursday as they decided in a referendum whether to ratify the European Union's deficit-fighting treaty

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Police think Canada body parts suspect is overseas

Posted: 05/31/2012 - A Canadian porn actor suspected of mailing body parts from a dismembered corpse to the Conservative and Liberal party headquarters after making a video of the killing might have fled North America

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Bedouins free 2 US tourists abducted in Egypt

Posted: 05/31/2012 - Two American tourists abducted by Bedouins in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula were released unharmed Thursday following negotiations between local tribesmen and the kidnappers, a security official said.

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US: Concerns for American hunger striker in Dubai

Posted: 05/31/2012 - The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi also raised questions about whether Zack Shahin is being singled out for harsh treatment compared with other financial crime suspects in the UAE.

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Nepal Supreme Court judge killed, 2 people wounded

Posted: 05/31/2012 - Motorcycle-riding assailants shot and killed a Supreme Court judge under investigation for allegedly taking bribes as he headed to work in the Nepalese capital Thursday, police said.

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