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New Algerian law punishes violence against women

February 2, 2016

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A new Algerian law came into effect this week punishing violence against women and sexual harassment, in a victory for feminist groups that had fought for years for the... more »»

US proposes more Pentagon funding for Europe aid, equipment

February 2, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Tuesday it will propose quadrupling what it spends on its troops and training in Europe, as part of the U.. more »»

Agency: North Korea plans satellite launch this month

February 2, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Weeks after its fourth nuclear test, North Korea announced plans Tuesday to launch an Earth observation satellite on a rocket later this month, in what critics see as a... more »»

Libya's political chaos slows response to Islamic State

February 2, 2016

ROME (AP) — The military strategy for eliminating the Islamic State in Libya appeared on hold Tuesday as nations fighting the extremist group said they could help the North African country... more »»

The Latest: Greek armed forces to help build migrant centers

February 2, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on migrants seeking sanctuary in Europe (all times local):

7:35 p.m. more »»

The Latest: Female airline crew can request no Brazil flight

February 2, 2016

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the battle against the Zika virus (all times local):

6:55 p.m. more »»

Smokers in Italy hit with new fines to protect the young

February 2, 2016

ROME (AP) — Smokers in Italy are now facing fines of up to 500 euros ($600) if they light up in a car with a child or pregnant woman — or if they toss a cigarette butt on the street — after new... more »»

Russia bars 5 Americans from entry in tit-for-tat response

February 2, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has responded tit-for-tat to the U.S. sanctions against five Russians, barring entry to the same number of former U.S. official. more »»

Pope extends new olive branch to China in bid to mend ties

February 2, 2016

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has expressed his great admiration for China and declined to criticize its longtime one-child policy in a bid to heal decades of estrangement between Beijing and... more »»

The Latest: EU increases pressure on Greece to secure border

February 2, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on migrants seeking sanctuary in Europe (all times local):

6:15 p.m. more »»

Romania general prosecutor quits over motorcade allegations

February 2, 2016

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's general prosecutor resigned Tuesday over allegations he illegally benefited from the use of official motorcades, a topic which has provoked debate and outrage... more »»

German prosecutors charge man with attempted murder of mayor

February 2, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have filed attempted murder charges against a 44-year-old man over allegations he stabbed Cologne's new mayor while she was on the campaign trail in October. more »»

The Latest: Croatia sees no migrant wave from Montenegro

February 2, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on migrants seeking sanctuary in Europe (all times local):

5:10 p.m. more »»

Kerry hits million-mile mark in diplomatic travel

February 2, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — He won't get elite frequent flier status with any airline, but Secretary of State John Kerry has hit the million-mile mark in diplomatic travel. more »»

Eagles vs Drones: Dutch police eye birds to prey on drones

February 2, 2016

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — It may sound like a flight of fancy, but Dutch police are considering using birds of prey to swoop down and pluck rogue drones out of the sky. more »»

The Latest: Hungary: EU must build migrant defense line

February 2, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on migrants seeking sanctuary in Europe (all times local):

4:25 p.m. more »»

The Latest: Hungary accepts UK efforts to stop benefit abuse

February 2, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on negotiations on changes to EU law aimed at keeping Britain in the bloc (all times local):

4:15 p.m. more »»

Greece orders 2 men to remain in custody pending IS trial

February 2, 2016

ALEXANDROUPOLI, Greece (AP) — A Greek magistrate on Tuesday ordered two men to remain in custody pending trial on charges of attempting to travel to Syria through Greece to join the Islamic State... more »»

Russia open to hard-liners attending Syria peace talks

February 2, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — Russia said Tuesday it supports the inclusion of all opposition parties in Syrian peace talks, including representatives of two hard-line Islamic groups, as President Bashar Assad's... more »»

UK's Cameron hails Brussels proposals to keep Britain in EU

February 2, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Proposals to change Britain's relationship with the European Union reflect "real progress," but more work must be done, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday. more »»

 
 
 

 

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