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Image of Asia: Watching the iPhone line in Seoul

October 31, 2014

In this photo by Ahn Young-joon, a phone store worker dressed as Santa Claus keeps customers in line as they wait to buy Apple's iPhone 6, in Seoul, South Korea. more »»

Burkina Faso leader steps down, vote in 90 days

October 31, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — President Blaise Compaore stepped down Friday after 27 years in power following a wave of protests against his rule. more »»

Peshmerga fighters leave Kobani to return later

October 31, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — The 10 peshmerga fighters from Iraq who entered the embattled northern Syrian town of Kobani one day earlier returned to Turkey Friday to prepare for their forces' full... more »»

UK Treasury chief set to pay off World War I bonds

October 31, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Britain is repaying some of the 2 billion pounds ($3.2 billion) it still owes investors who helped finance World War . more »»

Russia: Natural gas will flow after Ukraine pays

October 31, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will resume shipping natural gas to Ukraine after Kiev pays off its first debt installment for past supplies of gas next week, officials said Friday. more »»

Fire causes evacuation of French state radio

October 31, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A fire at the Paris headquarters of French state radio is sending columns of thick black smoke out of more than a dozen windows. more »»

Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site

October 31, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot... more »»

Bombs at marketplaces near Baghdad kill 15 people

October 31, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of bomb attacks struck marketplaces near Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 15 people, Iraqi officials said as security forces recaptured parts of a strategic Sunni oil... more »»

Germany's main Jewish leader steps down

October 31, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's main Jewish leader, who in 2010 became the first person born after the Holocaust to take the job, says he's stepping dow. more »»

Israel presents maritime version of 'Iron Dome'

October 31, 2014

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Israel's "Iron Dome" is heading to the seas, the maker of the rocket-blocking defense system says. more »»

Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

October 31, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later. more »»

Kristin Scott Thomas to play UK queen onstage

October 31, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Kristin Scott Thomas is about to don Helen Mirren's tiara. more »»

Hong Kong protesters: Images of determination

October 31, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — On the evening of Sept. 28, Hong Kong police struggling to hold back thousands of democracy protesters unleashed dozens of rounds of tear gas in a failed attempt to disperse the. more »»

Romania to vote for new leader; corruption ignored

October 31, 2014

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians go to the polls Sunday to elect a new leader as President Traian Basescu steps down after 10 years. more »»

Japan expands stimulus to spur recovery

October 31, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank expanded its asset purchases in a surprise move Friday to shore up sagging growth in the world's No. 3 econom. more »»

Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans

October 31, 2014

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. more »»

2 boys sue govt, Malaysia Airlines over Flight 370

October 31, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by... more »»

Malaysia Airlines sued by 2 boys over Flight 370

October 31, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by... more »»

AP Interview: Dissident forced to leave Vietnam

October 31, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of Vietnam's most prominent dissidents said he was asked to sign a form seeking a pardon for spreading "propaganda against the state" before his release from prison last... more »»

Hong Kong activists mull Beijing visit during APEC

October 31, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong student protest leaders are considering visiting Beijing while it hosts a major Asian summit next week to press their demands for greater democratic reforms. more »»

 
 
 

 

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