BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Despite pressure from the European Union, Serbia will not impose sanctions against Russia or curb its food exports to that country, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday.
After the U.S. and the EU slapped sanctions on Russian state banks and major industries last month over the crisis in Ukraine, Russia responded with a wide-ranging ban on food products imported from those countries.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Lawmakers from the party of Pakistani cricketer-turned politician, Imran Khan, have resigned from parliament to pressure the country's prime minister to step down over what they describe as fraud in last year's election.
Khan's Tehrik-e-Insaf party won 34 seats in the 342-member National Assembly, or lower house of parliament, in the 2013 elections that brought premier Nawaz Sharif into power.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany is seeking to calm a diplomatic spat with Qatar after the Gulf nation took umbrage at a German official's claim that it is funding the extremist Islamic State group.
Germany's development minister said in a television interview Wednesday that it was important to examine who is financing the group. Gerd Mueller told public broadcaster ZDF that "the key word is Qatar."
His spokeswoman, Katharina Maenz, told reporters Friday that...
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Friday.
Chukwu told reporters in Abuja, the capital, the two are spouses of a man and woman who had direct contact with Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, who flew into the country last month with the virus and infected 11 others...
BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials in Iraq's Diyala province say militants have opened fire on worshippers at a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers, killing at least 40 people.
A police officer said that local militants broke into the mosque and opened fire in Imam Wais village, some 120 kilometers northeast of Baghdad. Another 35 people were wounded in the attack. Two medical officials confirmed the casualty figures.
TOKYO (AP) — Forecasts for more heavy rains in western Japan raised the risk Friday of further landslides in Hiroshima, hindering efforts to locate dozens of people still missing after hills around the city collapsed earlier this week.
The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said 40 people were confirmed dead and 47 still unaccounted for after torrents of mud, rocks and timber swept through at least five valleys in Hiroshima's suburbs after heavy rains Wednesday. Dozens...
PARIS (AP) — Two girls, aged 15 and 17, are under investigation in France for allegedly making plans to join jihadis in Syria.
The Paris prosecutor's office said on Friday that the girls, one from Tarbes in the southwest, the other from the city of Lyon, were placed under investigation a day earlier for criminal association in relation with a terrorist enterprise, a standard charge in terrorism cases in France. The girls are under strict judicial control, according to...