HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden says that two of its nationals, held hostage in Syria, have been released and are reunited with their families.
The Swedish Foreign Ministry in Stockholm says in a statement it worked closely with several authorities and were particularly grateful to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who was "crucial" in the release.
It also singled out Jordan as helping in the releases.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Four former Guantanamo Bay prisoners are protesting for a second day in Uruguay demanding more help from both the Uruguayan and the U.S. governments for adapting to life in their new home in the South American country.
The men began their protest in front of the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo on Friday and say they slept there through the night. They insist they will stay until they have met with the U.S. ambassador.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean authorities are downgrading the likelihood of another big eruption from the Calbuco volcano, although the mountain remains active and the ash clouds it already ejected have caused cancelations of more airline flights.
The head of the National Mining and Geology Service says Calbuco's seismic activity has changed. Rodrigo Alvarez says the volcano will stay active for a while longer but officials no longer expect a third strong eruption like...
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The U.N. chief has appointed a new head of the emergency mission responding to West Africa's Ebola outbreak.
A statement from Ban Ki-moon's office says Peter Jan Graaff of the Netherlands will work closely with David Nabarro, the U.N.'s special Ebola envoy, as officials try to end an epidemic that has claimed more than 10,000 in the three hardest-hit countries: Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
PARIS (AP) — European authorities say police in several countries have detained 26 people in a crackdown on an organized crime network accused of trading in illegal horse meat.
Eurojust, the EU agency for judicial cooperation, said in a statement late Friday that the network falsified documents and sold meat from horses unfit for human consumption. The meat then made its way into the "legal food chain," unbeknownst to consumers.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ferdinand Piech, chairman of the board of Volkswagen AG and a major figure in the German auto industry, has stepped down after clashing with other board members over his criticism of the company's CEO.
Volkswagen said in a statement Saturday that Piech, 78, was resigning with immediate effect.
Piech had said in an interview with Der Spiegel published earlier this month that he was distancing himself from CEO Martin...