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Poland bars Russian plane from its airspace

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland prevented a plane carrying Russia's defense minister from traveling through its airspace Friday, leading to a com…

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Palestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged war

Palestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged war

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, ca…

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French girl investigated over alleged jihad plan

PARIS (AP) — A 14-year-old French girl has been placed under investigation for allegedly planning to carry out jihad, the third in a group of …

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Zimbabwe 1st lady roils political scene with entry

Zimbabwe 1st lady roils political scene with entry

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — She has expensive tastes, owns a lot of land in Zimbabwe and is now entering politics, a move that is roiling this sou…

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Police seek missing 5-year-old British boy

PARIS (AP) — Police are searching for a 5-year-old British boy with a severe brain tumor whose parents took him out of a British hospital and …

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Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain's armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat p…

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Stock market edges higher in afternoon trading

Stock market edges higher in afternoon trading

U.S. financial markets inched higher in light trading Friday afternoon, recouping small losses from earlier in the day. Investors weighed repo…

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Greek lawmaker gets jail leave for city seat

Greek lawmaker gets jail leave for city seat

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The jailed spokesman of Greece's extreme right Golden Party was been granted a brief leave from prison on Friday to take…

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EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia

EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia

MILAN (AP) — Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished …

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Dutch prosecutor in Ukraine for crash inquiry

Dutch prosecutor in Ukraine for crash inquiry

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Netherlands has assigned a prosecutor to work in Kiev on the criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines…

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US delivers military aid to Lebanese army

US delivers military aid to Lebanese army

BEIRUT (AP) — The United States has delivered an emergency shipment of weapons to Lebanon's military, officials said Friday, part of a broader…

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Iraqi town holds out against militant juggernaut

Iraqi town holds out against militant juggernaut

BAGHDAD (AP) — As Islamic militants rampaged across northern Iraq in June, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands …

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Ebola arrives in Senegal as outbreak accelerates

Ebola arrives in Senegal as outbreak accelerates

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, bringing to the country the first confirmed case of the dreaded disease t…

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Mass demonstrations in Yemen against Shiite rebels

Mass demonstrations in Yemen against Shiite rebels

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis rallied on Friday in the capital and across the country against an armed Shiite rebel gro…

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UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

GENEVA (AP) — The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country, including more than a million people who fled in the past…

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Pro-Russia separatists in control of coastal town

Pro-Russia separatists in control of coastal town

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russia separatists, relaxed and well-equipped, held firm control on Friday of the strategic coastal town of Nov…

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Pakistani premier denies asking army to mediate

Pakistani premier denies asking army to mediate

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister on Friday denied asking the country's military chief to mediate with opposition leaders and protest…

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SAfrica: 4 guilty in murder try on Rwandan general

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African court found four men guilty Friday of an attempt to murder an exiled former Rwandan general in front of hi…

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Myanmar discovers it has only 51 million people

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar has discovered it has only 51 million people — far less than the previously estimated 60 million.

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Dutch government clamps down on radicalization

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch government unveiled a package of measures Friday aimed at countering radicalization of Muslims in the country, a da…

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