09/04/2013 2:06amPresident Barack Obama is opening a three-day overseas trip with a stop in the Swedish capital of Stockholm.
09/04/2013 2:21amThe United States' competitiveness among global economies is rising again after four years of decline, though northern European countries continue to dominate the rankings published annually by the World Economic Forum.
09/04/2013 3:48amYes, Swedes eat a lot of meatballs and equip their homes with IKEA furniture. Many drive Volvos and listen to ABBA. But there are some cliches about the Swedes that are simply wrong. Here are five of the most common myths about the Nordic country, where President Barack Obama made a stopover Wednesday on his way to a global summit in Russia.
09/04/2013 4:33amThe White House says President Barack Obama will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh ah-bay) this week in Russia.
09/04/2013 4:59amA court in Croatia has convicted two former Serb rebel fighters for war crimes and sentenced both to 12 years in prison for raping a 20-year-old Croat woman during the 1991 war.
09/04/2013 7:38amTurkey's ambassador to Egypt, pulled back amid deteriorating relations between the two countries, will return to Cairo but Egypt said its top diplomat would not go back to Ankara until Egypt feels that Turkey has stopped interfering in its internal affairs.
09/04/2013 7:44amAirbus says Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 40 aircraft including 10 of its widebody A330-300s.
09/04/2013 8:01amPresident Barack Obama is reassuring Europeans that the U.S. is not snooping through their emails or eavesdropping on their telephone calls.
09/04/2013 8:13amIn an interview with The Associated Press and Russia's state Channel 1 television, President Vladimir Putin discussed a wide range of issues, including disputes over the Syrian civil war, his relations with President Barack Obama, National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and the rights of gays in Russia. Here are 10 interesting things he said in the interview late Tuesday.
09/04/2013 8:15amThe European Union is pushing for a more stable financial system by clamping down on "shadow banking" _ the high-finance sector that handles trillions of dollars but isn't bound by the same rules as banks.
09/04/2013 8:21amTop officials from four nations harboring more than 1.8 million Syrian refugees say they badly need outside help to care for those fleeing the violence.
09/04/2013 10:14amWith hugs and hand-holding in a solemn tribute to those killed, the presidents of Germany and France on Wednesday visited a ghost town left behind after the largest massacre in Nazi-occupied France nearly seven decades ago.
09/04/2013 11:32amFour Nepalese institutions are sharing a (EURO)1-million ($1.3 million) prize from a Portuguese foundation for their work fighting eyesight disorders and blindness in their country.
09/04/2013 11:51amThe prospect of the United Auto Workers gaining a new foothold at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee worries some Southern Republicans, who say laws banning mandatory union membership have helped lure foreign automakers.
09/04/2013 12:56pmDuring President Barack Obama's somber stop at a synagogue to honor a Holocaust-era hero, the allusions to a more modern world crisis were clear.
09/04/2013 1:05pmInvestigators in Italy say a patient stabbed his psychiatrist some 40 times, killing the woman during their appointment at a public health facility.