BEIJING (AP) — President Barack Obama has called off a trip to Asia just as China’s president is being feted in regional capitals ahead of summits where the U.S. no-show will give China a chance to shine and
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — In a story Oct. 3 about funds being raised to preserve the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial, The Associated Press reported erroneously the amounts in U.S. dollars instead of euros.
The target amount is 120 million euros,
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s northern Kano state is starting to vaccinate 3 million children against polio and measles with tight security because of fears of attack by Islamic extremists.
Militants staging an Islamic uprising in northeastern Nigeria
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad said it’s still too early to say whether he’ll run for re-election next year, but that he would refrain from seeking a third term — if he feels that’s what most
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 2000 GMT:
ASSISI, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis made a pilgrimage Friday to the hillside Italian town of Assisi, following in the footsteps of his namesake, St. Francis, the 13th-century friar who renounced a wealthy, dissolute lifestyle to embrace a
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — China and Malaysia announced plans Friday to significantly boost trade in the next five years through measures such as supporting industrial parks in each other’s countries.
Leaders of both nations said during a
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s population registry lists a slew of “nationalities” and ethnicities, among them Jew, Arab, Druse and more. But one word is conspicuously absent from the list: Israeli.
Residents cannot identify themselves as Israelis in the
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh is placing Grameen Bank, which pioneered small loans for the poor, under closer scrutiny by the country’s central bank.
The Cabinet of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday approved the draft of a
SYDNEY (AP) — Warships from 17 nations including the United States and China were welcomed in Sydney Harbor on Friday as the city celebrates the centenary of the fledgling Australian navy fleet’s first visit.
Thousands of spectators lined
BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil rose Friday as President Barack Obama’s cancellation of his Asia trip indicated negotiations are intensifying in Washington to end a budget impasse that threatens to damage the economy.
Benchmark oil for
LONDON (AP) — Uncertainty about how long the partial shutdown of the U.S. government will last kept investors on edge Friday though the prevailing view in markets is that Congress will be able to reach a deal to
HAVANA (AP) — Some say it could be something in the water. Others point to a tree with mystical significance for locals. Maybe it’s just chance.
But neighbors all marvel at the 12 sets of twins living along
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The retired Colombian police general who was security chief during former President Alvaro Uribe’s first term faces a formal investigation in the unsolved disappearance 13 years ago of two human rights activists.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Braving perilous river rapids in Suriname’s rainforest, international scientists found six frogs and 11 fish that are among 60 creatures that may be new species, a tropical ecologist with a U.S.-based conservation group said