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On eve of visit, Obama voices support for Africa gay rights

July 24, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama voiced strong support for gay rights in Africa on Thursday as he began a trip to the continent, bucking calls from some African leaders to keep his views... more »»

Kerry calls talk of better Iran deal a 'fantasy'

July 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Countering Republican criticism, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday it is "fantasy plain and simple" to claim that President Barack Obama failed to insist on enough... more »»

After delays, construction begins on destroyed homes in Gaza

July 23, 2015

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Undeterred by scorching heat, Palestinian workers in Gaza on Thursday hammered nails into wooden boards and jolted steel bars as they lay the foundations for the firs... more »»

Kenyan bombing victims appeal for aid ahead of Obama visit

July 23, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan victims of the 1998 bombing of the U.S. more »»

Bombs kill 53 as Nigerian leader says US hampering fight

July 23, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Bomb blasts blamed on Boko Haram killed 29 people in Nigeria and 24 in Cameroon, officials said Thursday after Nigeria's new president warned that the U.S. more »»

Japan's Nikkei lands Financial Times in $1.3 billion deal

July 23, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Japanese media company Nikkei Inc. is buying the Financial Times as part of an 844 million-pound ($1.3 billion) deal with Britain's Pearson PLC. more »»

Saudi FM: Iran deal may stop Tehran from getting nuke weapon

July 23, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said Thursday the Iran nuclear deal appears to have the provisions needed to curtail Iran's ability to obtain a nuclear weapon in what... more »»

UK to investigate rising number of deaths in police custody

July 23, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A rising number of deaths in UK custody risks undermining public confidence in the police, Britain's interior minister said Thursday, announcing an independent review into fatalitie... more »»

Stuck in Manila, Chris Brown pleads, 'please, let us leave'

July 23, 2015

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — In a profanity-laced video, Grammy award-winning singer Chris Brown vented his frustration Thursday at being stuck in the Philippines for a second day after running... more »»

Germany rejects criticism of its business ambitions in Iran

July 23, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — In the race to secure business deals with Iran, Germany was quickest out of the blocks. more »»

IS militants kill Turkish soldier near Syria border

July 23, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Islamic State militants fired at a Turkish military outpost from Syrian territory on Thursday, killing one Turkish soldier and wounding two others, Turkish officials said. more »»

Egypt military says roadside bomb kills 4 troops in Sinai

July 23, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — A roadside bombing in Egypt's restive northern Sinai killed at least four troops on Thursday, military and security officials said, adding that the attack was carried out by militant... more »»

Syria's 2 main opposition groups agree on 'roadmap'

July 23, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's two main political opposition groups agreed on Thursday on a unified "roadmap" for a political solution to the country's long-running civil war, representatives of the group... more »»

French farmers block Alpine roads over low meat, milk prices

July 23, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Angry French farmers relented Thursday after a day of protesting low milk and meat prices by blocking roads to Mont Saint-Michel and the Alps — but warned that other agricultural... more »»

Kerry pushes back against critics of Iran deal

July 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry bluntly challenged critics of the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran on Thursday, calling it "fantasy, plain and simple," to think the... more »»

Bailout talks back in Athens, as tough conditions approved

July 23, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Bailout negotiators are due to return to Athens to start talks on a massive new rescue package after Greece's parliament approved tough new conditions set by lenders. more »»

Pearson to sell Financial Times to Nikkei for $1.3 billion

July 23, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Pearson PLC, the owner of the Financial Times, said Thursday it has agreed to sell FT Group to Nikkei Inc. for 844 million pounds ($1.3 billion), payable in cash. more »»

Financial Times owner to sell to Nikkei for $1.3 billion

July 23, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Pearson PLC, the owner of the Financial Times, says it has agreed to sell FT Group to Nikkei Inc. for 844 million pounds ($1.3 billion). It says the amount is payable in cash. more »»

Saudi-backed Yemeni troops, fighters gain control of Aden

July 23, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni troops and local militias, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, seized full control of the strategic port city of Aden after repelling Shiite rebels from their last... more »»

European business reps congregate on Iran business forum

July 23, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — Oil, gas, banks and more, worth tens of billions of dollars to the highest bidder. more »»

 
 
 

 

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