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Australian minister resigns for breaching code of conduct

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An embattled Australian government minister resigned on Friday for breaching ministerial standards through a busine…

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Japanese lawmaker pushing women's rights resigns over affair

Japanese lawmaker pushing women's rights resigns over affair

TOKYO (AP) — A married Japanese ruling party lawmaker resigned Friday for allegedly having an affair while publicly announcing he would seek t…

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France consulting on new UN resolution on Burundi violence

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France is consulting U.N. Security Council members on the text of a new resolution that would strengthen international i…

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Taiwanese leaders and victims' families hold quake memorial

Taiwanese leaders and victims' families hold quake memorial

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese leaders and relatives held a memorial service on Friday for victims of last weekend's earthquake as the offici…

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Seoul cuts off power supplies to factory park in North Korea

PAJU, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has cut off power and water supplies to a factory park in North Korea, officials said Friday, a day after…

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Britain hopes UN will agree soon on tough NKorea sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain's United Nations ambassador says he hopes the U.N. Security Council will agree as soon as possible on a resoluti…

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Adams isolated as Irish leaders debate ahead of Feb. 26 vote

DUBLIN (AP) — The leaders of Ireland's other major parties accused Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams of directing IRA violence in the past and seeki…

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Nigerian suicide bomber gets cold feet, refuses to kill

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Strapped with a booby-trapped vest and sent by the extremist Boko Haram group to kill as many people as possible, the yo…

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Final arguments wrapped in Habre trial; verdict in May

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The lawyers for former Chad dictator Hissene Habre closed their final statements Thursday by dismissing the credibility …

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Ireland slams threats to reporters covering Dublin gang war

DUBLIN (AP) — Two reporters covering the Dublin gang war have received death threats from criminals because of their work, but they won't be d…

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French govt reshuffle makes Ayrault the new foreign minister

French govt reshuffle makes Ayrault the new foreign minister

PARIS (AP) — Former Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, a low-key veteran of the Socialist Party much acquainted with German culture, will becom…

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Lawyer: Witnesses in ex-CBC host assault trial lied

TORONTO (AP) — The defense lawyer for a former Canadian Broadcast Corp. radio host charged with sexual assault said Thursday the complainants …

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Portugal's fellow euro states keep wary eye on its budget

BRUSSELS (AP) — Portugal's fellow states in the 19-nation eurozone are keeping a wary eye on its new government's plans to roll back budget au…

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At least 2 dead in Greek helicopter crash

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece say a navy helicopter has crashed into the eastern Aegean Sea, killing at least two of the three-man crew.

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NATO orders warships into Aegean to help ease migrant crisis

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a dramatic response to Europe's gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately …

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Economy focus of S. African nation speech, despite heckling

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's struggling economy was the focus point of the president's state-of-the-nation address on Thursday, which we…

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Questions grow over banks as profit warnings pile up

Questions grow over banks as profit warnings pile up

PARIS (AP) — Questions are growing over the financial health of banks, particularly in Europe and the U.S., as they face a toxic mix of low ec…

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Syrian saved from tip of submerged boat unsure of future

Syrian saved from tip of submerged boat unsure of future

BALIKESIR, Turkey (AP) — A Syrian man saved in a dramatic rescue operation following a migrant boat accident says his goal was to reach German…

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Greece, creditors still weeks away from bailout targets deal

Greece, creditors still weeks away from bailout targets deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece and its international creditors are still weeks away from any possible agreement about the targets that Athens must mee…

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