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UK proposes rules for embryos made from 3 people

December 17, 2014

LONDON (AP) — New rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal... more »»

Aussie leader: Siege gunman dropped off watch list

December 17, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — The gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list, but was dropped off it years ago for reasons that remain unclear,... more »»

Europe's Venus probe set for fiery demise

December 17, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — An unmanned spacecraft that has been studying the planet Venus for the past eight years is set to come to a fiery end in the coming weeks. more »»

House searches for Ebola in Sierra Leone capital

December 17, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Ebola surveillance teams fanned out Wednesday in Sierra Leone's capital to search for sick people, as the president imposed new restrictions on movement and... more »»

Palestinians to submit draft for UN vote

December 17, 2014

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An Arab-backed draft resolution on ending Israel's occupation of lands captured in 1967 is to be submitted later Wednesday to the U.N. more »»

Russians rush to stores to pre-empt price rises

December 17, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian consumers flocked to stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items as they looked to pre-empt price rises following the staggering fall in the value of th... more »»

Yemen's Shiite rebels close port, storm newspaper

December 17, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's powerful Shiite rebels shut down a strategic Red Sea port on Wednesday, and stormed the offices of the country's main state newspaper, officials sai. more »»

Canada man finds woman for free trip around world

December 17, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend has found Ms. Righ. more »»

Afghan insurgents storm bank in south, killing 10

December 17, 2014

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan insurgents stormed a bank in the country's restive southern province of Helmand on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people including three policemen, authorities... more »»

European Parliament wants Palestinian state

December 17, 2014

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The European Parliament has stopped short of pushing for outright recognition of a Palestinian state, urging renewed peace talks instead. more »»

Pakistan school: Devastation where 148 were slain

December 17, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation, pools of... more »»

Church of England appoints first female bishop

December 17, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The Church of England on Wednesday named the first female bishop in its 500-year history, promoting saxophone-playing, soccer-loving vicar Libby Lane to bishop of Stockport. more »»

Ruble volatile as Russians rush to stores

December 17, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government looked at ways of easing the selling pressure on the ruble Wednesday amid fears the country may face a full-blown bank run and as consumers look to buy... more »»

Tourist dies in hot air balloon accident in Turkey

December 17, 2014

ISTANBUL (AP) — A hot air balloon fell in the popular tourist region of Cappadocia on Wednesday, killing a Chinese tourist and injuring six other passengers from China and Malaysia, the region's... more »»

EU court takes Hamas off terrorist list

December 17, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union court on Wednesday ordered the Palestinian group Hamas removed from the EU terrorist list for procedural reasons, but says the bloc can maintain asset freezes... more »»

Greek lawmakers vote in crucial presidency ballot

December 17, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's lawmakers vote Wednesday in a crucial presidential election process that risks a government collapse if the sole candidate fails to win enough votes by Dec. 29. more »»

McDonald's in Japan limits orders of fries

December 17, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Only small fries with that? McDonald's in Japan is limiting the serving size of fries as stocks run short due to labor disruptions on the U.S. West Coast. more »»

Merkel calls Putin over Ukraine, amid ruble plunge

December 17, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss possible steps to secure a comprehensive cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. more »»

Under Abbas, majority say they can't speak freely

December 17, 2014

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Two-thirds of Palestinians say they are afraid to criticize Mahmoud Abbas, according to a poll, and some of the Palestinian president's recent actions only seem to... more »»

Aussie leader: System failed to track siege gunman

December 17, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister acknowledged Wednesday that the nation's security system failed to keep track of a gunman responsible for a deadly siege at a Sydney cafe, and promised a... more »»

 
 
 

 

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