PARIS (AP) — The mayor of Calais is considering closing the French city's lucrative port if Britain doesn't make a "strong gesture" to control a growing tide of migrants trying to sneak across the English Channel.
Natacha Bouchart's threat Tuesday comes amid mounting tensions in Calais and a Europe-wide debate over how to cope with rising immigration.
Calais is the stepping stone for migrants from poor countries in the Mideast, Asia and Africa who...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Enrique Pena Nieto announced the construction of a new international airport for Mexico City on Tuesday, saying it will quadruple the capacity of the current one.
Costing an estimated $9.2 billion, the facility will have six runways and a capacity of 120 million passengers a year. Pena Nieto said it has been clear for decades that the capital's overtaxed airport needed to be replaced.
BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group says it has beheaded another American journalist, in retribution for continued U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.
An internet video posted today purports to show the beading of Steve Sotloff by the militant group. He hadn't been seen in Syria since August of last year -- until he appeared in a video released last month by the Islamic State group that showed the beheading of fellow American journalist James Foley.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years. But what danger does it immediately pose?
Here are some questions and answers about the Islamic State group:
DOES THE ISLAMIC STATE GROUP RUN A DE FACTO COUNTRY?
LONDON (AP) — Experts say the seismic activity near the Bardarbunga volcano on Iceland is calming down while tall fountains of fire and lava continue to lick the air along a volcanic fissure, producing a huge plume of steam and gas.
A massive white cloud some 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles) tall was rising above the fissure eruption in the Holuhraun lava field north of the Dyngjujoekull glacier on Tuesday. No ash fall has been detected.
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's tax collections are beating targets and have put the country on course to achieve normal deficit levels after six years of austerity, the government announced Tuesday.
Finance Minister Michael Noonan said the unexpectedly healthy figures — deficit spending so far this year of 6.3 billion euros ($8.25 billion), 1.3 billion euros ($1.7 billion) less than original forecasts — meant that the next round of spending cuts and tax hikes in his 2015 budget...
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — At least four U.N. peacekeepers were killed and 15 wounded when their convoy hit a mine in northern Mali on Tuesday, a spokesman said.
The group of Chadian peacekeepers was returning from the embattled town of Kidal when they struck a mine about 20 miles (30 kilometers) outside the city, said Olivier Salgado, a spokesman for the force. Six of those hurt are seriously wounded, he said.