AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — An official says Jordan's state security court handed down prison terms for eight defendants in an alleged plot by Lebanon's Hezbollah militia to attack U.S. troops and Israel's embassy in Jordan.
Jordanian media have reported that seven Jordanian defendants were arrested before being able to move ahead with their plans and were charged with possessing weapons and making explosives.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Minnesota dentist is the target of widespread outrage over his killing of a lion in Zimbabwe.
The lion had allegedly been lured from a national park, where it was protected, so that it could be killed. The animal, named Cecil, had been studied by an Oxford University research program, and was a favorite among tourists who knew him for his distinctive black mane.
Dentist Walter Palmer says he didn't know the lion was...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian government says it will complete by Aug. 31 the construction of a fence meant to stop the flow of immigrants and refugees entering through its southern border with Serbia.
Government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs said that Interior Minister Sandor Pinter assured the Cabinet at its meeting on Wednesday that the deadline, which had earlier been set for Nov. 30, could be met.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has formally declared the United States' National Endowment for Democracy as an undesirable group hostile to national interests.
The Justice Ministry's decision Wednesday means the non-governmental organization will be prevented from distributing grants or having offices in Russia. The move was expected after the general prosecutor's office on Tuesday described the group as a threat to Russia's constitutional order, defense and national security....
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Two men in Zimbabwe have appeared in court on charges of illegally hunting a lion -- as outrage grows over the killing of the lion by an American dentist.
A professional hunter and a farmer are accused of helping the Minnesota dentist, Walter Palmer, hunt the lion. Police say they are looking for Palmer, who reportedly paid $50,000 to track and kill the animal.
The head of Zimbabwe's safari association says the killing was...
LONDON (AP) — One of Britain's biggest unions has backed left-wing contender Jeremy Corbyn to lead Britain's opposition Labour Party, and a major bookmaker has made the former outsider odds-on favorite to win the contest.
General secretary Dave Prentis of Unison, which represents more than 1 million public-sector workers, said the choice of Corbyn "shows a clear need for change towards a fairer society."
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Move over: The world's population is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050, a new U.N. report says. And there should be 11.2 billion people on Earth by the end of this century.
Meanwhile, India's population is set to pass China's in size around 2022, according to the report released Wednesday.
Population estimates play a huge role as the international community tries to figure out how to slow the danger...
LONDON (AP) — A British software programmer has been convicted of trying to obtain a chemical weapon after he attempted to buy enough ricin over the Internet to kill hundreds of people.
Mohammed Ali contacted a U.S. seller about buying 500 milligrams of the poison for $500. The contact was an undercover FBI agent, and Ali was arrested in February after he was sent a toy car containing a harmless powder he believed to be ricin.