World

  • China probes more than 25,000 people for graft in first half of year

    China investigated more than 25,000 people for corruption in the first six months of 2014, state media said on Friday, amid a nationwide crackdown on graft. Nearly 85 percent of the cases investigators pursued involved bribes of more than 50,000 yuan ($8,000) or embezzlement of 100,000 yuan, the…

    Reuters
  • Iraq's top cleric sends subtle message to Maliki - step aside

    By Raheem, Salman and Isra' al-Rubai'i BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's senior cleric on Friday urged political leaders to refrain from clinging to their posts - an apparent reference to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has defied demands that he step aside. Speaking through an aide who delivered a…

    Reuters
  • Free Real Estate Event in Washington DC 7/28 - 8/2

    Join us for Than Merrill's, the star of A&E's 'Flip this House,' free 2 hour training event in the Washington DC area. Register before seats are gone!

    AdChoicesFortune BuildersSponsored
  • Turkey's Erdogan trumpets high-speed rail link as election looms

    By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan inaugurated a $4 billion high-speed train link between Istanbul and Ankara on Friday, the latest in a series of "mega projects" he hopes will help him win a presidential election in a few weeks time. Turkey's economic…

    Reuters
  • Populist appeal to single women could turn Senate races, Democratic group says

    Look at the most competitive US Senate seats up for grabs in 2014, and you might be surprised that they are, in fact, competitive. Mitt Romney won those states in 2012 – six by double digits.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Nominee Robert McDonald: VA can be fixed with 'urgent action'

    If confirmed, as is widely expected to happen in a Senate vote Wednesday, McDonald, a West Point graduate who later served as a captain in the 82nd Airborne Division, will be responsible for turning around a department with some 310,000 employees and a $163 billion budget – a budget that has…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Appeals courts disagree on Obamacare subsidies: how it affects you

    Two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings Tuesday on a core part of the Affordable Care Act – whether millions of Americans who are enrolled in the federal health insurance exchange, or marketplace, are entitled to subsidies. The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Detroit bankruptcy: Pensioners clear plan, creditors erect new hurdle

    Just when it looked as if Detroit would have clear sailing to end the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history, a couple of storm clouds popped up on the horizon – in the form of two major bond insurers that don't like the repayment terms Detroit is offering them. The duo – Financial Guaranty…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Australia, Netherlands ready to secure crash site

    KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators combed the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down, taking notes and photos as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help protect the crash area and bring the last of the…

    Associated Press
  • How Much is Your Used Car Worth?

    Widely known and highly respected in the industry, Black Book offers a free quick & accurate trade-in value for your used car and a new car quote.

    AdChoicesNewCars.comSponsored
  • What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed

    SNIZHNE, Ukraine (AP) — It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers were checking in for Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

    Associated Press
  • AP ANALYSIS: Old story, new twists in Gaza war

    CAIRO (AP) — The third Gaza war is playing out much like the first one more than five years ago: The harrowing civilian toll in Gaza is now at the center of the discourse, eclipsing the rocket attacks by Hamas militants that were the stated reason for the Israeli assault.

    Associated Press57 mins ago
  • Kerry says no deal yet for 7-day truce in Gaza

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister says Israel may soon broaden its ground operation in the Gaza Strip significantly.

    Associated Press10 mins ago
  • In Gaza, pediatrics wing crowded with war wounded

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The pediatrics wing of the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip is filled with the youngest victims of more than two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.

    Associated Press
  • Black box found at Air Algerie wreckage site

    PARIS (AP) — French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all 118 people…

    Associated Press
  • Obama urging Central American leaders for help

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama met with Central American leaders Friday to urge them to help slow the stream of unaccompanied children from their countries to the U.S., as House Republicans tried to agree on their own proposed solution to the crisis at the Mexican border.

    Associated Press17 mins ago
  • 5 Questions That Will Not Get You Hired

    The wrong questions can tank even the best interview. Here are five questions you should never ask in a job interview.

    AdChoicesMonster.comSponsored
  • US says China tested anti-satellite missile

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says China has tested a missile designed to destroy satellites and is urging Beijing to refrain from destabilizing actions.

    Associated Press17 mins ago
  • Zambian freed from captivity in Sudan's Darfur: UNAMID

    A Zambian aid worker was released in Sudan's troubled Darfur region on Friday after 19 days in captivity, peacekeepers said. Felix Ngoma, who is on the staff of the International Organisation for Migration, was the latest kidnap victim in a region where crime and violence have risen dramatically. …

    AFP18 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 7:30 p.m. GMT

    SNIZHNE, Ukraine (AP) — It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers were checking in for Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. It had been a noisy day in…

    Associated Press19 mins ago
  • Kerry says no Gaza ceasefire reached yet

    US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday no ceasefire deal had been reached yet in the conflict in Gaza as he and UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged a seven-day halt in fighting. Kerry, who has been leading international efforts to reach a truce, said at a press conference in Cairo with Ban that both…

    AFP20 mins ago
  • Ambrose dodges questions about future in NASCAR

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marcos Ambrose on Friday declined to discuss a report that he's considering returning to Australia to run the V8 Supercar Series for Roger Penske.

    Associated Press21 mins ago
  • MH17 victims unrecovered as Australians, Dutch ready mission

    A strip of white bandage on a stick in a sunflower field marked the spot where the remains of one of the 298 victims of downed Malaysian flight MH17 lay in the sun on Friday more than a week after the crash. The remains were among several seen in recent days as dozens of the victims are still…

    AFP23 mins ago
  • Did You Know Every New Car Has a Secret Price?

    In the market for a new car? Don't pay MSRP. Save yourself both time and money. Find a great low price for your new car before you buy.

    AdChoicesCarPriceSecrets.comSponsored