Egypt’s president makes first trip to Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Egypt’s interim president visited Saudi Arabia on Monday for his first foreign trip, highlighting a regional realignment spurred by the military ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood from power in Cairo. Underscoring the tightening…

Governor: Europe position won’t deter executions

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri will move ahead with two planned executions despite efforts in Europe to block a common anesthetic from being used in the procedure, Gov. Jay Nixon said Monday. German company Fresenius Kabi produces almost…

Hungary rejects Croatia’s CEO extradition request

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Budapest court has rejected a European arrest warrant issued by Croatia for the head of Hungary’s main oil company, who is wanted for his alleged involvement in a bribery case. MOL Rt. chairman…

France’s Sarkozy cleared in campaign finance case

PARIS (AP) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was cleared Monday of allegations that he illegally took donations from France’s richest woman on the way to his 2007 election victory, his lawyer and an official said. The announcement…

White diamond fetches record $30.6M at HK auction

HONG KONG (AP) — A white diamond the size of a small egg sold for $30.6 million at a Hong Kong auction Monday night, edging out the previous record for such a stone set just six months ago.…

Targets of US raids planned terrorism in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The man U.S. Navy SEALs tried to take down in Somalia over the weekend was a Kenyan who had plotted to attack his country’s parliament building and the United Nations headquarters in Nairobi, according…

Your guide to the 2013 Nobel Prizes

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Here’s a look at the achievements being honored by this year’s Nobel Prizes, the $1.2 million awards handed out since 1901 by committees in Stockholm and Oslo: NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE The medicine…

Children of US couple in death probe leave Qatar

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The family of an American couple facing charges in Qatar of starving to death their 8-year-old adopted daughter says the Gulf state has allowed their two other children to return to the United States.…

Iraqi Kurds OK Abu Dhabi’s Taqa plans to pump oil

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s northern self-ruled Kurdish region has given the green light to a consortium led by a United Arab Emirates state-run energy investment company to pump oil, a statement said Monday, in a latest move shows…

AP NewsAlert

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq: String of apparently coordinated bomb blasts rock Baghdad in evening, kill at least 22.…

Syrian army reopens key road to Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces have reopened a key road leading to the embattled northern city of Aleppo after heavy fighting with rebels that left casualties on both sides, state media and activists said Monday. The state…

Buckingham Palace soccer: ‘Don’t break a window’

LONDON (AP) — It’s all well and good to play soccer on the beautiful lawns at Buckingham Palace, but don’t break a window. That was Prince William’s message Monday in advance of the first ever competitive match held…

China reassures neighbors over economy, reforms

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping sought Monday to reassure Asian business and political leaders that his country only aspires to peace and that he is confident its economic growth will remain robust despite a recent…

Spain tries 6 Somalis for piracy after ship attack

MADRID (AP) — Six Somalis who allegedly attacked a Spanish warship in 2012 off the coast of Somalia went on trial in the Spanish capital, with prosecutors seeking a 23-year sentence for each defendant. A National Court spokesman…