PANAMA CITY (AP) — A three-member judicial panel in Panama has sentenced a suspended Supreme Court justice to five years in prison for unjustified enrichment in an unusual case of corruption that captured the Central American nation's attention.
The tribunal on Thursday approved an agreement in which former high court justice Alejandro Moncada Luna pleaded guilty to the charges. He was then transferred to jail. Moncada Luna had been under house arrest during the judicial...
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities says Islamic State militants "bulldozed" the Nimrud archaeological site near the northern city of Mosul using heavy military vehicles.
The statement, posted on the ministry's Facebook page Thursday, does not elaborate on the extent of the damage, saying only that the group continues to "defy the will of the world and the feelings of humanity" with this latest act.
MONTREAL (AP) — Police in Quebec are investigating after envelopes containing white powder were sent to the district offices of at least two Canadian federal ministers.
It wasn't immediately clear what the powder was.
Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel's office in the city of Roberval was evacuated Thursday morning after an employee found white powder in an envelope. Two employees who came into contact with the powder remain quarantined in the...
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Even if there's a deal with Iran to limit that country's nuclear program, the United States will still help defend its Arab Gulf allies against any destabilizing actions by Iran.
That assurance came today from Secretary of State John Kerry in Saudi Arabia. He met with officials from that country and others who are concerned about Iran's suspected pursuit of nuclear weapons, and its increasing assertiveness in the region.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey's prime minister says the international community never had a plan to end the intensifying Syrian conflict.
Ahmet Davutoglu also told a news conference Thursday that all countries should fight the Islamic State group but also keep the Syrian regime from committing "war crimes" in Aleppo, Syria's largest city. He warned that if the attacks in Aleppo continue, "there may be hundreds of thousands of refugees approaching to Turkey."...
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — An opposition politician in Macedonia who ran in the presidential election last year has filed a lawsuit against the government, claiming he was the victim of a major illegal wiretapping operation.
Stevo Pendarovski, and four officials from his Social Democratic and allied left-wing parties, filed lawsuits Thursday, seeking action against the country's Interior Ministry and intelligence services.
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's investment minister says his government hopes to attract up to $35 billion from about 50 projects offered to investors during a much-hailed international economic conference later this month.
Ashraf Salman said Thursday that Egypt's recovering economy has already attracted some $1.3 billion in foreign investment in the first quarter of the current fiscal year that ends in June. He said the government hopes the figure reaches $8 billion by the end of...