SINGAPORE (AP) — The United States and 11 other nations negotiating a free trade zone stretching from Chile to Japan failed to reach a final agreement at talks in Singapore, but indicated they were closing in on a landmark deal.
The U.S.-led agreement is a major part of President Barack Obama's foreign policy shift toward Asia but has been snagged by disagreements between countries on market access, especially for agricultural products, environmental protections and...
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan will push forward with a controversial pipeline to import natural gas from neighboring Iran, Pakistan said Tuesday, a project opposed by the United States.
The pipeline will link Iran's gas fields with energy-starved Pakistan, but by going ahead with the project, Pakistan may incur U.S. and international sanctions imposed on Iran — or anyone doing business with Iran — over that country's nuclear program.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — There have been confrontations in Ukraine's capital overnight between riot police and anti-government protesters.
There are no official figures on injuries, but Ukrainian media quote an opposition leader as saying several protesters were injured when police tore down the small tent encampments blocking access to government buildings in Kiev. The Tuesday incident appeared to be less violent than the club-swinging police dispersals of demonstrators a...
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Two French soldiers have been killed in combat in Central African Republic's capital, President Francois Hollande's office announced Tuesday, underscoring the challenges of a new French military intervention in the nearly lawless former colony.
Hollande plans to visit the Central African Republic later Tuesday, heading into the tricky conflict zone after attending a memorial in South Africa for Nelson Mandela.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The price of oil rose Tuesday amid optimism over an improving U.S. economy and encouraging data from China.
Benchmark U.S. crude for January delivery was up 38 cents at $97.72 a barrel at midafternoon Kuala Lumpur time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell 31 cents to $97.34 on Monday.
China's industrial output rose 10 percent from a year earlier in November, slightly lower than...
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The winners of the 2013 Nobel Prizes will collect their $1.2 million awards Tuesday at ceremonies in Stockholm and Oslo. Here's a look at the laureates and their achievements:
Three Americans were honored for developing new methods to study trends in asset markets, showing that it is difficult to predict whether stock or bond prices will go up or down in the short term, but over periods of three years or more it is possible...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An eclectic mix of world leaders including President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro will eulogize Nelson Mandela at a massive memorial service Tuesday in South Africa.
The event is being held in the World Cup soccer stadium where the anti-apartheid champion made his last public appearance. FNB stadium is located in Soweto, the black township that was at the center of the violent struggle against apartheid.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Barack Obama's eulogy was for Nelson Mandela, but it laid out for a global audience the work that Obama himself would like to be remembered for: an unending fight against injustice and inequality. Obama acknowledged he sometimes wonders whether he is doing enough to live up to Mandela's historic legacy.
Speaking to a crowd of thousands at a rain-soaked memorial service — and millions more on television — Obama said it was crucial that...