World

  • Polls shows Rousseff gaining momentum as Brazil election nears

    By Walter Brandimarte and Alonso Soto RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff is gaining momentum but remains locked in a dead heat with challenger Aecio Neves ahead of Sunday's runoff to Brazil's presidential election, two surveys showed on Monday. Centrist candidate Neves…

    Reuters
  • Panama arrests supreme court judge on suspicion of corruption

    PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - A Panamanian supreme court judge who previously headed the tribunal has been placed under house arrest and suspended from his post pending an investigation into suspected corruption, a congressional committee said on Monday. Alejandro Moncada is suspected of crimes including…

    Reuters
  • Libya parliament allies with renegade general, struggles to assert authority

    By Ayman al-Warfalli and Feras Bosalum BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Libya's beleaguered elected parliament has declared a formal alliance with a renegade former general, as it struggles to assert some authority in a country many fear is sliding into outright civil war. Three years after the overthrow…

    Reuters
  • Does China's leader Xi Jinping wield total control? Party confab may offer clues

    As the Communist Party’s top leaders meet here for their annual four day conference, the official agenda has only one item on it: “ruling the country according to law.”

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 'Breaking Bad' crystal meth action figure: Good idea for Toys 'R' Us?

    What happens when a toy store dedicated to helping "kids and babies develop, learn, and be safe" starts selling hazmat-suited action figures who cook crystal meth?

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Ferguson, Mo. plans an alternate Halloween for trick-or-treaters

    Concerns over longstanding protests following the police shooting in Ferguson have prompted plans for an alternative to the Halloween tradition of trick-or-treating in the St. Louis suburb.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter: Why that's bad news for Hillary Clinton 2016

    With three simple words, Monica Lewinsky has broken her silence, re-entered public life, launched a campaign against cyber-bullying - and, quite possibly, thrown a major wrench in Hillary Clinton's purported plans to run for the presidency in 2016.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Iraq: Suicide attack kills at least 17 in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber set off his explosives-laden belt on Tuesday in a mosque in busy commercial area in central Baghdad, killing at least 17 people, Iraqi officials said, as the country remains without a new government following last month's national elections.

    Associated Press
  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

    Associated Press
  • Former Pinochet bodyguard arrested for regime-era murders

    Santiago (AFP) - A former bodyguard of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was arrested along with nine other former officials for the kidnapping and murder of 13 people during the military regime.

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  • Former Australia Prime Minister Gough Whitlam dies

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Gough Whitlam, a flamboyant Australian prime minister and controversial social reformer whose grip on power was cut short by a bitter constitutional crisis, died Tuesday at the age of 98.

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  • China's economic growth down to 7.3 percent last quarter, lowest level in more than 5 years

    BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth down to 7.3 percent last quarter, lowest level in more than 5 years.

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  • New Zealand government agenda: surplus, flag vote

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's prime minister laid out a three-year government agenda Tuesday that includes returning the country's books to surplus, conducting a vote on whether to change the nation's flag, and tightening the rules on terrorist fighters.

    Associated Press13 mins ago
  • US tops Haiti to advance in World Cup qualifying

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. women's soccer team completed Part I of its trip to the 2015 World Cup by doing the expected, dominating play Monday night in a 6-0 win over Haiti to finish unbeaten — and unscored upon — in group play in the CONCACAF championship.

    Associated Press24 mins ago
  • US terror suspect wants details of his case

    DENVER (AP) — A terror suspect challenging the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program wants prosecutors to reveal how they built their case against him.

    Associated Press32 mins ago
  • Ronchi leads NZ to 230 in 1st ODI vs South Africa

    MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand (AP) — Luke Ronchi struck a personal best 99 from 83 balls to halt an unfolding collapse and lead New Zealand to 230 as it batted first Tuesday in the series-opening limited-overs cricket international against South Africa.

    Associated Press33 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 1:30 a.m. GMT

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots…

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  • Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Tass news agency says the CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine during takeoff at Moscow's Vnukovo airport.

    Associated Press34 mins ago