BERLIN (AP) — Engineering a financial bailout for Cyprus in March was such a chaotic process that top European officials say it is time to rethink how the region manages its crisis — and who should be involved.
Officials say the International Monetary Fund, which has contributed financial expertise and billions in emergency loans, may no longer be needed as a key decision-making partner. And they say that the eurozone would be able to make decisions and take action more...
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq police have raised the death toll from today's bombings at a Sunni mosque and funeral to 47.
A security official said the first attack, in Baghdad's Baqouba district, hit worshippers emerging from Friday prayers, killing 40 people and wounding 56. The second bombing, at a funeral south of the capital, killed seven and wounded 11.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said Friday he is poised to sweep to victory in upcoming presidential elections and return the nation to the world community after years of isolation.
"We are going to be new brooms" for change, he told about 500 party leaders and activists at a party conference to finalize a platform. He will be pitted against long-time ruler President Robert Mugabe, 89, in elections. No date has been set but it is...
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Arab Spring may finally be en route to Algeria.
With the president in a French hospital recovering from a stroke, the generation of aging politicians and generals that has run Africa's largest country for a half-century is reaching its end. Adding to the mix, Algeria's overwhelmingly young population is increasingly vocal in its demands for jobs and housing that its oil-dependent economy isn't providing.
TORONTO (AP) — A 5.2 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Ottawa rattled buildings Friday in Ontario and Quebec and was felt across upstate New York from Buffalo to the Vermont border.
Canada's government agency that monitors earthquakes said the quake it registered a 5.2-magnitude temblor with an epicenter located about 11 miles (17 kilometers) northeast of Shawville, Quebec, about an hour's drive outside Canada's capital.
TIMIKA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers were digging for a fourth day Friday trying to reach 23 workers trapped in a caved-in tunnel at a giant U.S.-owned gold and copper mine in Indonesia.
PT Freeport Indonesia, the operator of the Grasberg mine in Papua province, said rescuers had successfully cleared two passages to provide access for heavy equipment that will help expedite the rescue efforts.
The collapse happened Tuesday when 38 workers were...
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's Parliament has passed a law allowing same-sex married couples to adopt their partners' children, but lawmakers rejected legislation granting gay couples the same adoption rights as heterosexuals.
The 230-seat Parliament passed by five votes Friday the center-left Socialist Party's proposal permitting a person in a same-sex marriage to adopt a partner's biological or adopted child.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, who took power over Argentina in a 1976 coup and led a military junta that killed thousands of his fellow citizens in a dirty war to eliminate so-called "subversives," died quietly in his sleep Friday while serving life in prison for crimes against humanity. He was 87.
Federal Prison Service Director Victor Hortel said Videla died in his prison cell. He was found lifeless in his bed and declared dead at...
PRAGUE (AP) — The United States says it has completed a transfer of 75 kilograms (165 pounds) of salt coolant material to the Czech Republic as part of cooperation between the two countries in developing new nuclear reactors.
The U.S. Embassy in Prague says the fluoride salt comes from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and will be used for experiments at the Czech Nuclear Research Institute in Rez near Prague.