WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president is leading international commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a gathering meant as an alternative celebration to Moscow's Red Square parade two days later.
President Bronislaw Komorowski organized the commemorations, which are to begin late Thursday in Gdansk, in reaction to the deep divisions between the West and Russia over Moscow's actions in Ukraine.
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese zoo has apologized for naming a baby monkey Charlotte after the newborn British princess following complaints at home.
The Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden said Thursday it was considering renaming the macaque. It was flooded with angry calls and emails Wednesday hours after announcing the name for its first born monkey of the year, a tradition at the city-run zoo in southern Japan.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The trial of the leadership and dozens of members of Greece's extreme right Golden Dawn party has resumed, with the defendants facing charges of operating as a criminal organization that conducted a campaign of beatings and stabbings against migrants and left-wing opponents.
The case against 69 people including party leader Nikos Michaloliakos and members of parliament is being heard under tight security in a special courtroom in Greece's largest...
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese province where authorities have removed hundreds of rooftop crosses from Protestant and Catholic churches is proposing a ban on any further placement of the religious symbol atop sanctuaries.
A draft of rules on religious structures released by government agencies this week says the crosses should be wholly affixed to a building facade and be no more than one-tenth of the facade's height. The draft does not provide the rationale for the proposal...
PARIS (AP) — The Paris appeals court has ruled that investigating judges didn't break any laws when they tapped conversations between former President Nicolas Sarkozy and his lawyer in connection with a probe into past campaign financing.
The decision Thursday is a new blow to the conservative opposition leader as he eyes a 2017 presidential bid, because it allows investigations to resume.
Sarkozy is under preliminary charges for active corruption...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's biggest airline, Emirates, says its profit jumped 40 percent during the last fiscal year, driven by rapid expansion and helped by a drop in fuel prices.
The Dubai government-owned carrier said Thursday it earned 4.56 billion dirhams ($1.24 billion) compared with the 3.25 billion dirhams ($885.6 million) it earned a year earlier.
Sales for the year rose 7 percent to 88.82 billion dirhams ($24.2...