By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a quarter of the Senate introduced legislation Thursday that could raise sanctions on Iran and compel the United States to support Israel if it launches a pre-emptive attack on the Iranian nuclear program, defying President Barack Obama
By RAY FAUREAssociated Press
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - A government investigation into the use of state resources to upgrade South African President Jacob Zuma's rural private home found some irregularities but excused the construction of features like a chicken run as being motivated by
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate's top Democrat promised Thursday that the chamber would vote in early January on extending jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed.
More than 1 million people are set to be abruptly cut off of federal unemployment benefits
By DIAA HADID and BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Shortly after the revolt against President Bashar Assad erupted in March 2011, Imad al-Souri quit his computer job to help the protests. He uploaded online videos of the marches and sneaked banned loudspeakers to demonstrators to amplify
By TOBY STERLINGAssociated Press
AMSTERDAM (AP) - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court asked judges Thursday to delay the start of the war crimes trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta due to a lack of evidence.
ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in a statement she needs time to
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A comprehensive defense bill that would crack down on sexual assault in the military and add protections for victims headed toward Senate passage on Thursday.
The White House expressed support for the legislation, which would provide $552.1 billion
By NATALIYA VASILYEVAAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - It was arguably Russian President Vladimir Putin's biggest political decision of the year - the announcement that imprisoned tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky will be pardoned. Here's a look at Khodorkovsky, the implications of his imprisonment
By ANDREA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
HAVANA (AP) - Cuban President Raul Castro 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.
That's according to Castro's brother, Fidel,
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 likely to deepen
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