By By JEFF BAENENAssociated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - After enduring last year's snowless winter, skiers and snowmobilers may have despaired of ever seeing a decent snowfall again.
But fans of the wintry outdoors got their wish this weekend when a slow-moving storm dumped up to 16 inches of
By By MAGGIE MICHAELAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's military assumed responsibility Monday for protecting state institutions and maintaining security ahead of a Dec. 15 constitutional referendum, as the country braced for another round of mass demonstrations by the supporters of the
By By FRANCES D'EMILIO and NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated Press
ROME (AP) - Seeking to calm financial markets, Premier Mario Monti said Monday he will lead Italy until the next government takes power, insisting there will be "no decision-making vacuum" despite his intention to resign ahead of
By By ALISON MUTLERAssociated Press
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Romania's government has swept to victory in a parliamentary election but even that convincing win may not defuse the rancorous rivalry between the country's two top politicians.
The center-left alliance led by Prime Minister
By By KARL RITTERAssociated Press
DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Even as international climate talks ended this weekend with no new commitments on carbon emissions or climate aid from the United States, some were relieved America didn't make a weak deal even weaker.
Other countries are now watching to
By By RAY HENRYAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - If disaster strikes a nuclear power plant in the U.S., the utility industry wants the ability to fly in heavy-duty equipment that could avert a meltdown.
That capability is part of a larger industry plan being developed to meet new rules that
By By HAROLD HECKLEAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Thousands of Spanish medical workers and residents angered by budget cuts and plans to partly privatize the cherished national health service marched through some of Madrid's most famous squares on Sunday.
More than 5,000 people rallied in
By By ROD McGUIRKAssociated Press
GUNNEDAH, Australia (AP) - Tony Clift's family has plowed the rich black soil of Australia's Liverpool Plains for six generations. The thought of selling never crossed his mind - until a Chinese company came to town.
Shenhua Watermark Coal offered to
By By SARAH EL DEEBAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's opposition said Sunday it will keep up protests against a referendum on a disputed draft constitution but stopped short of advocating either a boycott or a "no" vote less than a week before the ballot.
The opposition was still pushing
By By JON GAMBRELLAssociated Press
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Inside a Catholic church that once served as a major rallying point for anti-apartheid activists, the image of a gray-suited Nelson Mandela appears in stained-glass window that also features angels and the cross.
Worshippers here prayed