KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait's government stripped five people of their citizenship Monday, including the owner of an independent newspaper and television station as well as a former opposition lawmaker.
The official Kuwait News Agency announced the decision by Kuwait's Cabinet, which approved a draft decree to revoke the five's citizenship. The state news agency did not give a reason for the Cabinet's decision.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president says Russia is acting as a "partner for terrorists" in eastern Ukraine and responsible for the downing of a Malaysian jetliner.
In the strongest comments to date from a Romanian official, the pro-US leader Traian Basescu said "the responsibility for the aviation tragedy in Ukraine belongs to groups of terrorists in Ukraine and in equal measure to Russia which made weapons available."
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian President Evo Morales has been re-elected head of the country's largest union of coca growers and promises to expand crops if he wins a third term as the nation's leader.
Morales told union members Sunday that Bolivia needs a new law regarding coca production.
Current law allows nearly 30,000 acres of coca leaf to be grown for traditional use. One proposal would expand the permitted acreage, including in the Chapare...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's government announced a three-day period of national mourning, starting on Tuesday, in a show of solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.
Speaking to reporters after a Cabinet meeting Monday, Deputy Bulent Arinc voiced concern over the increasing Palestinian civilian death toll and said Turkey was supporting efforts for a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel.
Turkey has become one of the most outspoken critics of Israel over...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators who are in Ukraine, Malaysia's prime minister said early Tuesday.
Prime Minister Najib Razak also said that as part of an agreement he reached by phone with rebel leader Alexander Borodai on Monday evening, independent international investigators will be given "safe access" to the site where the Malaysia Airlines jet went...
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Ghana is apologizing after a staff member sent what's being described as "an errant tweet" criticizing the president from the official Embassy Twitter account.
Ghanaian President John Mahama had tweeted about the country's financial woes, saying that "as a people, we have had to make sacrifices" and that the results of those cutbacks would start to show soon.
A post from the U.S. Embassy's Twitter account later...