Meeting takes place as Russia plays down sending of warships to the Mediterranean.
Karima el-Mahroug's testimony Friday confirms a sexually charged atmosphere at the get-togethers of the then-sitting Italian premier.
The major spike in sectarian bloodshed heightened fears that the country could again be veering toward civil war.
The move comes only days after the country's president announced a heightened campaign against insurgents.
No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts, but suspicion will likely fall on the Pakistani Taliban.
PARIS -- The French police said on Thursday that a man entered the courtyard of a private Roman Catholic school in the upscale Seventh Arron
DAKAR, Senegal -- The outpouring of support may be more a sign of nervousness than altruism.
Greek high school teachers on Thursday called off a planned strike after the government essentially banned it by enacting an emergency law t
MEXICO CITY -- In 1999, President Bill Clinton went to Guatemala and apologized. Just two weeks earlier, a United Nations truth commission f
OTTAWA -- As far as YouTube hits go, Canada's contribution has not yet approached the popularity of South Korea's "Gangnam Style." And perha
BERLIN -- For years, Japan and Europe have been the sick men of the world economy. This week, their paths diverged.
WASHINGTON -- Russia has sent advanced antiship cruise missiles to Syria, a move that illustrates the depth of its support for the Syrian go
CAIRO -- The black flag of jihad flies over much of northern Syria. In the center of the country, pro-government militias and Hezbollah figh
Jorge Rafael Videla, the military junta leader who oversaw a ruthless campaign of political killings and forced disappearances during Argent
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- In what officials called the first major terrorist attack since last week's general elections, at least 13 people were
BAGHDAD -- At least 66 people were killed in bomb blasts in Iraq on Friday, officials said, making it one of the bloodiest days this year as
SANTIAGO, Chile -- A judge dismissed an appeal to suspend involuntary manslaughter charges against four government officials accused of fail
DAKAR, Senegal -- The Nigerian military stepped up its assault on Islamist militants in northeastern Nigeria, military officials said Friday
PARIS -- France's constitutional high court on Friday rejected legal challenges to legislation that grants same-sex couples the right to mar
A small, dedicated group of Penguins fans in England are using social media to share their devotion to the team.
President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan projected a united front on Syria.
In a country used to shortages, Venezuelans scrambled to stock up on toilet paper.
Retired officials consider Republican offer of pre-hearing session an "inappropriate precondition" to their desire to testify publicly.
Two U.S. soldiers and four U.S. civilian security contractors died in the suicide bombing.
BEIJING -- The State Department's senior envoy on North Korea said Wednesday that he had discussed "all aspects of the North Korea issue" wi
DAKAR, Senegal -- Struggling to contain a smoldering Islamist insurgency, the president of Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, has orde
GAZA CITY -- The French fries arrive soggy, the chicken having long since lost its crunch. A 12-piece bucket goes for about $27 here -- more
The head of the federal consumer protection agency was fired Wednesday, weeks after his daughter got inspectors to briefly shut down a resta
Geza Vermes, a religious scholar who argued that Jesus as a historical figure could be understood only through the Jewish tradition from whi
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A Toyota Corolla packed with explosives rammed a pair of American military vehicles in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on T
JOHANNESBURG -- "Smile!" the visitor implored, an edge of forced bonhomie in his voice, as he held up a cellphone camera to take a snapshot.
JAKARTA -- Indonesia has had no shortage of scandals in its decade-long fight against endemic corruption, mostly involving middle-aged polit
PARIS -- Faced with a deepening economic malaise and mounting public dissatisfaction with his leadership, President François Hollande
METZ, France -- The French owner of a luxury car business -- accused of masterminding a $50 million million diamond theft at Brussels Airpor
TREAM TBAL, Cambodia -- A raised storage area collapsed Thursday morning at a footwear factory in this Cambodian village, killing at least t
MEXICO CITY -- This sprawling city has been described recently as "vibrant" (Elle Decor), "rich with historical heritage and incredible food
President Goodluck Jonathan declared emergency rule in three northeastern states, giving powers to security forces against insurgents.
More than 70 countries refused to vote "yes" because of its support for the main opposition group.
A case similar to this week's arrest and expulsion of a U.S. Embassy official was the second such case this year, Russian state TV reported.
CAIRO -- Wasfi Amin Wassef used to buy and sell jewelry from his shop in Cairo's vast Khan al-Khalili bazaar. Now he mostly buys it.
BEIJING -- Taiwan announced Wednesday the withdrawal of its representative in Manila and said it had stopped accepting applications for Fili
Saloua Raouda Choucair did everything in her life early, or late.
LONDON -- Prime Minister David Cameron survived a potentially humiliating challenge to his policies toward the European Union on Wednesday b
MOSCOW -- Moscow officials rejected on Wednesday an application by gay rights advocates to hold a parade later this month, saying the event
KIRUNA, Sweden -- The Arctic Council agreed on Wednesday to expand to include six new nations, including China, as observer states, as a cha
Gruesome video footage purportedly showing a Syrian commander mutilating the corpse of a dead soldier while shouting sectarian insults.
The test flight could eventually open the way for the United States to launch unmanned aircraft from just about any place in the world.
By late Tuesday, more than 7 million people had viewed the astronaut's cover of David Bowie's ethereal 1969 hit "Space Oddity."
A political aide to the prime minister of Japan made a sudden, rare visit to North Korea on Tuesday.
LONDON -- Buoyed by a measure of support from President Obama, Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain sought on Tuesday to calm a clamor wi
MANILA -- Philippine voters appeared to have strengthened President Benigno S. Aquino III's hand in advancing his political agenda, accordin
TOKYO -- A political aide to the prime minister of Japan made a sudden, rare visit to North Korea on Tuesday. Japanese officials refused to
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea proposed on Tuesday to hold a border meeting with North Korea to discuss bringing finished goods and raw m
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The highest-ranking international military commander in Afghanistan has categorically denied any American or NATO resp
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- The Indonesian police said on Tuesday that they had shot and killed a man they suspected of being an Islamist militant
LONDON -- The last time that Nawaz Sharif had close dealings with the Pakistani Army, soldiers handcuffed him and imprisoned him in an ancie
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A roadside bomb tore through an American military convoy in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least three so
MEXICO CITY -- The police here arrested two men on murder and robbery charges on Monday in the beating death last week of Malcolm Shabazz, t
PARIS -- Officials canceled a city hall ceremony for the champions of France's national soccer league on Tuesday after hundreds of rampaging
BEIJING -- Staff members at the United States Consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou discovered a suspicious substance in an en
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan's former and future prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, visited his main political rival, Imran Khan, at a Lahore
MOSCOW -- Russian officials said on Tuesday that they had caught a C.I.A. officer trying to recruit a Russian counterterrorism officer to sp
The presumptive prime minister said Monday that he wants good relations with the United States but criticized U.S. drone strikes.
The move follows a building collapse that killed more than 1,100 workers in the country last month.
Prime Minister David Cameron, who favors continued EU membership as long as Britain can reclaim some powers from Brussels.
The Associated Press has said Honduras street gang members were killed or went missing after run-ins with the U.S.-supported police.
Samsung Electronics said had it developed data transmission several hundred times faster than the current fourth-generation, technology.
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea has removed a hard-line general from the post of armed forces minister, filling the job with a little-know
MAIDAN SHAHR, Afghanistan -- The authorities in Afghanistan are seeking the arrest on murder and torture charges of a man they say is an Ame
HONG KONG -- The Chinese Communist Party has warned officials to combat "dangerous" Western values and other perceived ideological threats,
WASHINGTON -- President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain expressed hope on Monday that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russi
NEW DELHI – Bangladesh's cabinet approved changes to the nation's labor laws on Monday that officials say will expand benefits for gar
REYHANLI, Turkey -- Turkish officials said Sunday that they had arrested nine people accused of carrying out twin bombings in this town near
SEOUL, South Korea -- President Park Geun-hye of South Korea struggled on Monday to contain the biggest setback of her three months in offic
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Even with their spring offensive under way, the Taliban seemed bent on showing their softer side on Monday.
MILAN -- The prosecution of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on charges of paying for sex with an under-age prostitute and then abusi
NEW DELHI -- The bitter and sometimes violent rivalry between India and Pakistan shows no signs of abating, but many in New Delhi greeted Su
Bangladesh's government plans to raise the minimum wage for garment workers.
But Turkish officials made it clear that they do not intend to retaliate for the attack.
The number included 5th-century martyrs who were beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam.
The Syrian government says its troops have the right to enter the Israeli-occupied Golan whenever they wish.
Nawaz Sharif's party is expected to win least 46 percent of the seats in the National Assembly, according to Pakistani media projections.
BRESCIA, Italy -- A rally in this northern Italian city on Saturday to protest two court rulings against former Prime Minister Silvio Berlus
TEHRAN -- Iran's presidential race entered a new, unpredictable phase on Saturday when two game-changing politicians, both out of favor with
CAIRO -- Egyptian security forces have arrested three militants with ties to Al Qaeda who were planning terrorist attacks in Egyptian cities
SEOUL -- State prosecutors have sought an arrest warrant for a South Korean journalist and podcast star for reporting an unconfirmed suspici
CAIRO -- One washed towels in a barbershop. The other sold fast food. Some nights, they would grab the microphones at outdoor weddings and t
LAHORE, Pakistan -- Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, once a political exile deposed by the military, returned to the cusp of power on Sat
QS, a British education company that produces an established international university ranking system, rated institutions based on specific m
LONDON -- The long-running dispute between faculty members at the Florence campus of New York University and the program's administrators to
LONDON -- Until very recently, students in Britain who wanted to study more than one or two subjects at college received some blunt advice:
Two Last-Minute Presidential Candidates in Iran Draw Strong Reactions
SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Bulgarians went to the polls on Sunday to choose a government to replace one forced to resign following a bloody crackdow
REYHANLI, Turkey -- The Turkish authorities said Sunday that nine people had been detained in twin car bombings a day earlier in southern Tu
HONG KONG -- China's top anti-corruption agency said Sunday that it was investigating a senior economic policy maker, Liu Tienan, in an abru
Tracy Certo, a veteran of Habitat for Humanity found remarkable strength in a Mozambican village afflicted by poverty and HIV/AIDS.
Finance ministers from leading global economies avoided a public rift with Japan over policies driving down the value of its currency.
The gains are bolstered by a new strategy, the support of Iran and Russia and the assistance of fighters with Lebanon's Hezbollah movement.