• Japan and U.S. look to extend naval missions after law change

    By Tim Kelly TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to allow Tokyo to come to the aid of an ally under attack will pave the way for closer cooperation between U.S. and Japanese forces across Asia, a top U.S. commander said on Tuesday. Expanded training and joint missions…

  • Thai PM asks king's permission to lift martial law

    By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Pracha Hariraksapitak BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday he has asked for King Bhumibol Adulyadej's permission to lift martial law, which has been in place since before a coup 10 months ago, replacing it with a law that maintains…

  • Spain arrests four including two teens planning to travel to Syria

    Two young teenagers were arrested early on Tuesday in northeastern Spain, the same morning they planned to travel to Syria to fight with Islamist militants there, the Spanish interior ministry said. Police arrested the two, both aged under 16, and another two suspects in a raid in the…

  • Could Trevor Noah be just what 'The Daily Show' needs?

    Trevor Noah knows how to mine the hurt of discrimination for a joke. American audiences were caught off-guard Monday, when Comedy Central announced Mr. Noah to succeed Jon Stewart as host of the satirical news program “The Daily Show.” But many observers concerned with the often-stilted…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Indiana law: Does freedom of religion mean freedom to discriminate?

    For many conservative religious Americans, the nation’s long-standing Religious Freedom Restoration Acts, including the one just passed in Indiana last week, could possibly carve out a public space that permits individuals and their businesses to uphold their religious opposition to same-sex…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Hiring Now: Nanny Jobs

    232 New Nanny Jobs Now Available! Find Full Time Nanny Jobs Today.

  • Why White House cannot afford to ignore Yemen civil war

    With another civil war looming in the Middle East in Yemen, President Obama has been served another sharp reminder that reducing the weight of the Middle East in America’s national security portfolio is more easily envisioned than accomplished. The Syrian civil war is entering its fifth year, with…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Forbearance and religious liberty

    After the state approved a law reinforcing religious liberty, a national protest claimed the measure could be used by religious owners of small firms to refuse business to gays and lesbians. This national upheaval, coming after clashes over similar measures in other states, seems to pit civil…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Anne Frank House museum: Jewish diarist likely died earlier

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — New research by the Anne Frank House museum shows that the Jewish girl whose World War II diary about her life hiding made her a symbol for all Holocaust victims likely died earlier than previously thought.

    Associated Press16 mins ago
  • European clubs win more money, influence in new UEFA deal

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Europe's top clubs have agreed to a new deal with UEFA which gives them more money and a bigger say in how European soccer is run.

    Associated Press16 mins ago
  • Need a Durable New Tent at a Great Price?

    Now's the perfect time to find Teton Sports Outfitter XXL 1-man quick tents for less at Nextag. Compare prices for fantastic deals!

  • US admiral says China 'creating great wall of sand' in sea

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet says China is using land reclamation to create "a great wall of sand" in disputed areas of the South China Sea, causing serious concerns about its territorial intentions.

    Associated Press18 mins ago
  • 3 Sri Lanka navy personnel arrested over lawmaker's killing

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan police said Tuesday that they have arrested three navy personnel over the 2006 assassination of an ethnic Tamil lawmaker, a killing that had been blamed on Tamil Tiger rebels.

    Associated Press22 mins ago
  • Unease about immigration at core of UK election campaign

    BOSTON, England (AP) — Boston is a typical English town — ancient church, traditional shops, Polish supermarkets, Baltic bakeries. Amid the bargain-hunting crowds on market day, eastern European languages are almost as common as the local east-of-England accent.

    Associated Press28 mins ago
  • MD Advice For Dark Spots

    Leading Beverly Hills Surgeon Dr. John Layke's Recommendation to Remove Dark Spots Without Surgery

    AdChoicesBeverly Hills MDSponsored
  • Global stocks mostly gain on economic data, China hopes

    TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets mostly climbed Tuesday, boosted by positive data from major economies and hopes for stimulus in China.

    Associated Press33 mins ago
  • Eurozone deflation eases as oil prices appear to bottom out

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Official figures show consumer prices across the 19-country eurozone fell by only 0.1 percent in the year to March, raising hopes that this current bout of deflation may soon come to an end.

    Associated Press34 mins ago
  • Several Turkish cities hit by power outage

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials say a glitch at Turkey's electricity power transmission network has caused power outages in several cities, including Istanbul and the capital Ankara.

    Associated Press36 mins ago
  • Kuwait opens Syria donor conference with $500 million pledge

    KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait opened an international donors' conference for Syria on Tuesday with a pledge of $500 million in humanitarian aid as the United Nations issued its largest yet appeal for $8.4 billion in commitments this year for the war-ravaged country.

    Associated Press36 mins ago
  • Tokyo ward 1st in Japan to recognize same sex marriage

    TOKYO (AP) — Fumino Sugiyama will finally be able to marry his girlfriend of four years. He couldn't before, because same sex marriages weren't recognized in Japan, and he is legally a woman.

    Associated Press37 mins ago