By MARIA DANILOVA and YURAS KARMANAUAssociated Press
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - The Ukrainian president's party will retain its strong grip on power, according to returns Monday from a parliamentary election that was criticized by Western observers as unfair and biased against the opposition.
By PAUL SCHEMMAssociated Press
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - The protesters converged on the conference center housing Libya's newly elected congress, trying to force their way in past startled guards. Mostly young and half of them women in headscarves, they demanded an end to the siege of the town
By The Associated Press
The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers tips on how to prepare for Hurricane Sandy and other tropical storms. Sandy is expected to be especially disastrous when it merges with a winter storm system, bringing powerful winds, rain, snow and storm surge along the
By ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syria's air force fired missiles and dropped barrel bombs on rebel strongholds while opposition fighters attacked regime positions Sunday, flouting a U.N.-backed cease-fire that was supposed to quiet fighting over a long holiday weekend but never
By OSKAR GARCIAAssociated Press
HONOLULU (AP) - Officials in Hawaii reopened the state's ports on Sunday and canceled a tsunami advisory as fears receded that there would be damaging waves from a powerful earthquake off the coast of Canada.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center lifted its tsunami
By JEREMY HAINSWORTHAssociated Press
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off the west coast of Canada, but there were no reports of major damage. Residents in parts of British Columbia were evacuated, but the province appeared to escape the biggest quake in
By MARK THIESSEN and OSKAR GARCIAAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Emergency sirens sounded around Hawaii late Saturday warning about an oncoming tsunami, after a powerful earthquake struck off the coast of Canada.
Even as many people along Hawaii's coast rushed to higher ground,
By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEHAssociated Press
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - The Palestinian president is moving forward with his plan to seek upgraded observer status at the United Nations next month, despite American and Israeli threats of financial or diplomatic retaliation, officials said Sunday.
By ADAM SCHRECKAssociated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi insurgents unleashed a string of bombings and other attacks primarily targeting the country's Shiite community on Saturday, leaving at least 40 dead in a challenge to government efforts to promote a sense of stability by preventing
By MAGGIE MICHAEL and PAUL SCHEMMAssociated Press
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - It began around nightfall on Sept. 11 with around 150 bearded gunmen, some wearing the Afghan-style tunics favored by Islamic militants, sealing off the streets leading to the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. They set up