The U.S. military stands ready to strike Syria at once if President Barack Obama gives the order, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A closely watched index of German business optimism rose more than expected in August, underlining improving growth prospects for the struggling euro area.
The Ifo index released Tuesday rose to 107.5 from 106.2 in
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say insurgents have shot and killed 12 civilians, including six aid workers working on government projects, in two separate incidents.
Jamel Danish, media adviser for the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation, says the
NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous day and forecast for the current and following day in each city as of 0700 GMT:
JERUSALEM (AP) — Police say vandals have slashed car tires in an Arab neighborhood in Jerusalem, the latest in a series of similar incidents blamed on a fringe group of extremists.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said ten cars
TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Tuesday canceled the launch of a new rocket it hopes will be a cheaper and more efficient way of putting satellites into space, saying it suffered a problem 19 seconds before it was
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Tuesday, dented by fears the U.S. government is gearing up for a redoubled confrontation with Syria.
Economic releases scheduled later in the day were not likely to provide the good news
BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil rose above $106 a barrel Tuesday after a U.S. official said there was strong evidence that Syria used chemical weapons against civilians, a sign that Washington might be considering a military
BANGKOK (AP) — Tobacco giant Philip Morris has won a small victory in Thailand to delay plans for larger warnings on cigarette packs.
The company praised a Thai court’s decision to temporarily suspend an Oct. 2 government deadline
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Security officials say Pakistani Taliban fighters have attacked an army camp near the Afghan border, killing at least one soldier.
The officials said Tuesday that four militants tried to enter the camp
BEIJING (AP) — Two private investigators, a Briton and an American, have been arrested in Shanghai on charges of illegally trading in personal information about Chinese citizens, police announced Tuesday.
The announcement was the first official word on
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine couples have swept top honors in the “salon tango” finals at the world’s top tango dancing competition.
First-place winners Maximiliano Cristiani and Jesica Arfenoni embraced and glided Monday to woo a jury
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s much-delayed ice-skating show has finally begun.
The four-night run of “Haiti on Ice” was supposed to have been last November. But snags such as an ice rink that kept melting and a hurricane
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s president says she’s reopening the country’s debt swap, offering new bonds to be paid in dollars in Buenos Aires to anyone still holding defaulted debt a decade after the country’s world-record, $100
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City authorities say a suspect has confirmed that a dozen young people kidnapped three months ago from a bar in the capital were killed in revenge for the slaying of a drug dealer.