World

  • Doomed South Korean ferry boss's driver turns himself in

    The driver of the South Korean businessman wanted over the sinking of a ferry that killed more than 300 people in April turned himself in on Tuesday, potentially unlocking the mystery of the man's final days after the disaster. Prosecutors in the port city of Incheon said the driver, Yang…

    Reuters
  • U.S. 'disappointed' Netherlands released Venezuelan wanted over drugs

    By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is "deeply disappointed" the Netherlands released a former Venezuelan military intelligence chief detained over U.S. drug trafficking allegations, and is "disturbed" at reports indicating Caracas used threats to obtain his freedom, the…

    Reuters
  • Get Verizon FiOS now with a deal just for you!

    Get Internet & TV with No Annual Contract + 1-yr Price Guarantee. Includes FiOS Quantum Internet for streaming plus Local TV and HBO or Showtime.

    AdChoicesVerizon FiOSSponsored
  • Australian PM Abbott's tough stance on MH17 paying off: poll

    By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Embattled Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's forthright handling of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 appears to have paid off, a poll released on Tuesday showed, although his government has not enjoyed a similar spike in popularity. The Newspoll…

    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
  • Israel targets symbols of Hamas control in Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats targeted symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City early Tuesday in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of a "prolonged" campaign in Gaza.

    Associated Press
  • Record up to 6 shows at once with FiOS Quantum TV

    Get superior entertainment with FiOS TV, Internet & Phone at a great price & a Free Upgrade to FiOS Quantum TV-Enhanced Service with 2/yr. agreement.

    AdChoicesVerizon FiOSSponsored
  • Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians — including nine children playing on a swing — in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians are paying in the conflict.

    Associated Press
  • Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital

    CAIRO (AP) — A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya's capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee the chaos.

    Associated Press
  • In Iraq's Mosul, radicals unleash their vision

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they feared: the Crooked Minaret, a more than 840-year-old tower that leans…

    Associated Press
  • Khmer Rouge tribunal to tackle genocide charges

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The slow course of justice for the leaders of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime will inch forward again Wednesday, as a U.N.-backed tribunal holds an initial hearing against a pair of defendants in their 80s facing genocide and other charges.

    Associated Press23 mins ago
  • UN chief reinforces call for Gaza cease-fire

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reinforced the Security Council's call for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war on Monday and demanded that Israel and Hamas end the violence "in the name of humanity."

    Associated Press
  • PHOTOS: NKorea opens international camp for kids

    WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — Summer camp in North Korea? It's got one — and it's got everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts. Oh, and, of course, a big bronze statue of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il surrounded by adoring children.

    Associated Press11 mins ago
  • The New Sedan that Stands out from the Crowd

    Incredible driving with incredible fuel efficiency is now a reality. New 2015 Models have just arrived! Search online for dealer inventory.

    AdChoicesMazda USASponsored
  • 6 arrested in Australia and UK over amphetamines

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Police have arrested six men in Australia and Britain for allegedly smuggling amphetamines from the United Kingdom halfway around the world through a courier service, investigators said Tuesday.

    Associated Press11 mins ago
  • Swiss bank UBS reports 2Q net profit jump

    GENEVA (AP) — Swiss banking giant UBS AG reported a 15 percent jump Tuesday in second-quarter net profit compared to a year ago, driven by strong results from its core wealth management and trimmed-down investment banking franchises despite a tough market environment.

    Associated Press14 mins ago
  • With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress are falling over one another to show their support for Israel.

    Associated Press16 mins ago
  • Russia has violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile: US

    The United States has found that Russia violated a 1987 arms control treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile, a senior US official said late Monday, calling the matter "very serious." The announcement adds a new dispute at a time of already heightened tensions between Washington and the…

    AFP21 mins ago
  • PHOTO: NKorea reopens international camp for kids

    WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — Summer camp in North Korea? It's got one — and it's got everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts. Oh, and, of course, a big bronze statue of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il surrounded by adoring children.

    Associated Press21 mins ago
  • Threat of El Nino eases, says Australian weather agency

    Pacific Ocean temperatures have eased in recent weeks and an El Nino weather event later this year is now indicated by only a slight majority of climate models, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday. "While the chance of an El Nino in 2014 has clearly eased, warmer-than-average…

    Reuters23 mins ago
  • 10 Coolest Cars Under $25,000

    You don't have to spend a fortune to ride in style. We list this year's cars that are sure to make your friends jealous of your cool factor.

    AdChoicesKelley Blue BookSponsored