By Associated Press
HAVANA (AP) - Fidel Castro says his brother Raul introduced himself to President Barack Obama in English at Nelson Mandela's funeral, telling him, "Mr. President, I'm Castro," as the two leaders shook hands.
The Dec. 10 handshake set off speculation in the U.S.
By MARIA DANILOVA and YURAS KARMANAUAssociated Press
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's embattled president slammed the West on Thursday for supporting the massive street protests calling for his ouster and announced plans to partially join a Moscow-led economic union - a move that was likely to
By HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted former leader Hosni Mubarak's two sons and his last prime minister of corruption charges, a verdict announced just hours after security forces arrested a prominent activist as part of an intensifying crackdown
By SUZAN FRASERAssociated Press
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Istanbul's most senior police official was dismissed Thursday, days after police launched raids that detained dozens of people. The massive corruption and bribery investigation has ensnared the sons of three government ministers, threatening
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A hard-right conservative group led by former Kansas Rep. Jim Ryun is endorsing a Republican who is trying to oust three-term GOP Sen. Pat Roberts.
The Madison Project said Thursday that it was backing Dr. Milton Wolf over Roberts, the blunt-spoken
By The Associated Press
Five major recommendations from the 46 proposals by the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology to change National Security Agency surveillance programs and other intelligence and counterterrorism operations:
- The White House and Congress should pass new
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is looking to the Senate again to fill a top diplomatic post, with Democratic officials saying he intends to nominate six-term Sen. Max Baucus of Montana to be the next U.S. ambassador to China.
Baucus, who announced earlier
By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - There were no champagne corks popping at the White House after Congress passed a two-year budget deal, no declarations of a new era of cooperation in President Barack Obama's second term.
Instead, the modest agreement that passed
By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and NATALIYA VASILYEVAAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - Jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky will be pardoned, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Thursday in a surprise decision that will let his top foe and Russia's formerly richest man out of prison after more
By LOLITA C. BALDOR and REBECCA SANTANAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials, frustrated that hundreds of military shipments heading out of Afghanistan have been stopped on the land route through Pakistan because of anti-American protests, face the possibility of flying out equipment at
NEW YORK (AP) - Sprint and Dish Network are collaborating on a wireless broadband service targeting underserved areas.
The trial in Corpus Christi, Texas, will involve Sprint Corp.'s 4G LTE network and will begin in mid-2014. Dish Network Corp. will install equipment for households to tap the
By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAAssociated Press
QUNU, South Africa (AP) - Songs, speeches and the boom of artillery rang across Nelson Mandela's home village during his funeral Sunday as a tribal chief draped in animal skin declared: "A great tree has fallen."
South Africa was saying goodbye for the
McLEAN, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department on Monday attached conditions to media company Gannett's $1.5 billion purchase of Belo Corp. and its 20 TV stations, saying it has to sever ties with KMOV-TV, a CBS affiliate in St. Louis.
Gannett Co. Inc. owns KSDK-TV in St. Louis. To comply with