LONDON (AP) — The British government says it is flying military equipment to the Central African Republic on a C-17 to help with France's intervention there.
Foreign Secretary William Hague says the U.K. agreed to provide a C-17 transport aircraft for the French military effort, which began overnight with patrols and a helicopter detachment arriving to quell violence in the streets of the capital, Bangui.
MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian prosecutor says jailed billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky could face new charges.
Khodorkovsky has been imprisoned for ten years. He was found guilty of tax evasion in 2005 and convicted of embezzlement in 2010. Critics have dismissed these charges as President Vladimir Putin's political retaliation for Khodorkovsky's political ambitions.
Alexander Zvyagintsev, deputy prosecutor general, said in an interview with the...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's lawmakers narrowly approved on Friday a hotly debated reform to the pension system that transfers some of the savings from private funds to the state.
Under the plan that is to take effect in February, private pension funds will have to transfer their government bond holdings — worth some 140 billion zlotys (33 billion euros), or about 55 percent of their assets — to a state-guaranteed account, called the ZUS. The funds are allowed to keep...
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police clashed with demonstrators in central Athens on Friday as thousands attended rallies to mark the fifth anniversary of a fatal police shooting of a teenager — a killing that triggered major riots in Greek cities for three weeks.
Police said four officers were injured in the clashes on Friday, 17 people were arrested for causing public disturbances and a further 184 people were detained for questioning.
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Standing on the massive deck of the Navy's USS Ponce, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the United States is entering the new nuclear pact with Iran "very clear eyed" and it remains to be seen whether Tehran is serious about keeping its nuclear development peaceful.
Hagel's tour Friday of the Ponce gave him a platform to showcase America's vow that its military commitment to the region remains strong and will not ebb as a result of the...
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian pilot who sent a Boeing 737 into a near-vertical dive, killing all 50 people on board, might have had a fake license, Russian investigators said Friday.
Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said his team believes that some pilots working for small regional airlines in Russia have not been properly trained but managed to get fake licenses in centers certified by the country's aviation agency.
LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of people in Britain mopped up flooded homes on Friday after a powerful storm that scoured northern Europe with hurricane-force gusts kicked up the biggest tidal surge in 60 years, swamping stretches of shoreline.
The rising seas prompted evacuations along the eastern English coast, with 1,400 properties flooded and at least a half-dozen communities at great risk of exceptionally high tides and large waves.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police say they have detained hundreds of people in a massive sweep against drug traffickers throughout the Balkan country.
Senior official Milorad Veljovic says police on Friday searched more than 900 locations and seized various drugs, weapons and ammunition. Veljovic says soccer hooligans and extremists are among those arrested.
Serbia and other Balkan countries are considered to be one of the key transit routes for...
BEIRUT (AP) — A group of Syrian Greek Orthodox nuns reportedly seized by rebels from a convent near Damascus denied in a video broadcast Friday that they had been kidnapped and said they were being held in a safe place.
It was the first appearance by the nuns, whose alleged Monday abduction has increased concerns about the treatment of Christians by hard-liners in the rebel ranks, particularly as the fighting has engulfed more Christian villages in recent months....