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Moroccan royal dominance: Is it out of step?

Posted: 09/06/2012 - Every year, hundreds of civil servants and elected officials from all over the country must gather at one of King Mohammed VI's palaces to pledge allegiance to the "Commander of the Faithful"

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Putin: Russia can work with Romney if elected

Posted: 09/06/2012 - President Vladimir Putin says Russia can work with Mitt Romney if he's elected U.S. president, even though he has called Russia the United States' "No. 1 geopolitical foe."

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Rights Watch: Evidence of wider US waterboarding

Posted: 09/06/2012 - Human Rights Watch said it has uncovered evidence of a wider use of waterboarding in American interrogations of detainees than has been acknowledged by the United States.

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Russia bets billions on turn toward Asia

Posted: 09/06/2012 - Russia has splashed out $20 billion preparing for the summit in Vladivostok, its largest but long-neglected Pacific port, as part of a grand plan to become a bigger player in Asian markets.

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US businessman jailed in Dubai appears in court

Posted: 09/06/2012 - An American lawyer says a U.S. businessman accused of financial crimes in Dubai has appeared in court after being caught fleeing the country, but it is not clear how he will be defended.

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Syrian troops take town on refugee flight route

Posted: 09/06/2012 - Activists say Syrian troops have recaptured from rebels a town on the border with Jordan used as a transit point by refugees fleeing the country's civil war.

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7.6 quake hits Costa Rica; Tsunami warning issued

Posted: 09/05/2012 - The USGS said the 8:42 a.m. quake struck about 38 miles from the town of Liberia. It was centered about 25 miles below the surface. The magnitude initially was estimated at 7.9.

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Spacewalking team takes another shot at stiff bolt

Posted: 09/05/2012 - Spacewalking astronauts armed with brushes and other homemade tools attempted to install a critical power-switching box at the International Space Station on Wednesday and revive electrical systems.

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The great chestnut trees of Europe are dying

Posted: 09/05/2012 - The moth became rampant and spread through much of Europe about a decade ago. In Britain, it first surfaced in Wimbledon in 2002 and soon spread across England and Wales

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Colombia-rebel peace talks announced

Posted: 09/05/2012 - Colombia and its main leftist rebel group said Tuesday they have signed an accord to launch peace talks next month aimed at ending a stubborn, half-century-old conflict that has claimed tens of thousands of lives.

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Ex-Formula One driver Zanardi takes on new race

Posted: 09/05/2012 - The former Formula One driver is vying for a Paralympic medal Wednesday in paracycling — a hand cycle powered by the arms — at the Brands Hatch race track, where he once raced cars

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Clinton, China haven't narrowed gaps on Syria, sea

Posted: 09/05/2012 - Talks between U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chinese leaders Wednesday failed to narrow gaps on how to end the crisis in Syria and how to resolve Beijing's territorial disputes

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Pirates seize oil tanker, kidnap crew off Nigeria

Posted: 09/05/2012 - Pirates attacked and seized an oil tanker off the coast of Nigeria's largest city, the country's navy said Wednesday, kidnapping an unknown number of sailors who were trying to hide from their assailants.

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UN says 100,000 refugees fled Syria in August

Posted: 09/04/2012 - Some 100,000 refugees fled Syria during August making it by far the highest monthly total since hostilities began, the U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday.

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Syria's Assad holds talks with Red Cross chief

Posted: 09/04/2012 - Syrian President Bashar Assad told the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross in talks in Damascus on Tuesday that the group is welcome to operate on the ground in the country

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EU: Kosovo ties 'key' for Serbia's membership

Posted: 09/04/2012 - The European Union's top official says that Serbia needs to improve its strained ties with its former province of Kosovo if it's going to make progress in its ambition to join the EU.

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Portugal firefighters douse major wildfires

Posted: 09/04/2012 - Portugal's Civil Protection Service says firefighters have extinguished two major forest blazes that raced across thick woodland for more than 30 hours and claimed the life of one person.

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Paralympics and politics clash in Britain

Posted: 09/04/2012 - George Osborne, the official charged with putting the faltering British economy back on track, was roundly booed Monday night when he presented medals at the Paralympic Games.

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