Howard Amos, Associated Press | Posted Oct 26th - 3:21pm
A group of Ukrainian hackers has released thousands of emails from an account used by a senior Kremlin official that appear to show close financial and political ties between Moscow and separatist rebels in Eastern Ukraine.
Joshua Goodman and Hannah Dreier, Associated Press | Posted Oct 26th - 3:21pm
Anti-government protesters jammed the streets of Venezuela's capital on Wednesday on the heels of a decision by congress to open a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro, whose allies have blocked moves for a recall election.
A United Nations spokesman says the leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus' Greek and Turkish speaking communities have agreed to conduct a key phase of reunification talks in Mont Pelerin, Switzerland, next month.
Thomas Adamson, Associated Press | Posted Oct 26th - 2:51pm
UNESCO's World Heritage Committee on Wednesday approved a new resolution on the status of conservation of the Old City of Jerusalem that drew angry accusations from Israel that the document denies Judaism's deep ties to the site. The United States decried the resolution as "inflammatory."
Lolita C. Baldor and Matthew Daly, Associated Press | Posted Oct 26th - 2:51pm
The Pentagon worked Wednesday to stave off a public relations nightmare, suspending efforts to force California National Guard troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan to repay their enlistment bonuses that may have been improperly awarded.
Lorne Cook, Associated Press | Posted Oct 26th - 1:32pm
Russia on Wednesday withdrew a request to refuel a fleet of Russian warships in Spain, as Britain and NATO allies piled pressure on Madrid over concerns that the ships could be used to ramp up air attacks in Syria.
Suzan Fraser, Associated Press | Posted Oct 26th - 1:01pm
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened Wednesday to step up his intervention in the conflict along his country's border with Syria, insisting he was determined to oust Syrian Kurdish forces gathering in the region.
Susannah George and Joseph Krauss, Associated Press | Posted Oct 26th - 12:51pm
Islamic State militants have been going door to door in villages south of Mosul, ordering people at gunpoint on a mileslong trek into the city and using them as human shields as the extremists prepare to defend it from Iraqi forces, according to residents swept up in the forced evacuations.
Kyrgyzstan's Cabinet resigned Wednesday following the breakup of the governing coalition, part of political maneuvering ahead of a constitutional referendum set for this fall in the ex-Soviet Central Asian nation.
There are reports of damage to buildings after a 5.4 magnitude quake rattled central Italy today. It brought down power lines and sent panicked residents into the streets, just two months after a powerful earthquake topped nearby villages and killed nearly 300 people.
The Spanish Parliament began an investiture debate on Wednesday that will likely result in the conservative Popular Party taking power later this week, ending 10 months of political deadlock during which a caretaker government has run the country.
Munir Ahmed, Associated Press | Posted Oct 26th - 11:41am
Pakistani authorities have set a date for the execution of a man diagnosed with schizophrenia after the country's highest court rejected his final appeal on the ground that his disease does not qualify as a mental disorder, a defense lawyer said Wednesday.
Fay Abuelgasim, Associated Press | Posted Oct 26th - 11:41am
Reports about the battle for Mosul play on the TV set in the makeshift barber shop where Faris Khatham cuts hair, but sometimes the news is so overwhelming that he has to change the channel to a sports program.