HONG KONG (AP) — The year’s most powerful typhoon slammed into southern China on Sunday evening, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations, shutting down shipping… More »
HONG KONG (AP) — The year’s most powerful typhoon had Hong Kong in its crosshairs on Sunday after sweeping past the Philippines and Taiwan… More »
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The most powerful typhoon of the year was sweeping through the Luzon Strait on Saturday, battering island communities and drenching… More »
Pope Francis offered an olive branch of sorts to the doctrine-minded, conservative wing of the Catholic Church on Friday as he denounced abortions as a symptom of today’s “throw-away culture” and encouraged Catholic doctors to refuse to perform them.
HONOLULU (AP) — A small paper crane folded by a 12-year-old girl who died of leukemia after the U.S. dropped an atom bomb on… More »
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has warned that the Catholic Church’s moral structure might “fall like a house of cards” if it doesn’t… More »
OKUMA, Japan (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the operator of the country’s crippled nuclear power plant on Thursday to scrap all… More »
DENVER (AP) — A 5.3-magnitude earthquake has hit the Japanese prefecture that is home to the nuclear power plant crippled in the March 2011… More »
TOKYO (AP) — Honda Motor Co. is recalling 318,000 Odyssey minivans in the U.S. and 63,400 Acura MDX sport-utility vehicles in several nations for… More »
NARAHA, Japan (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will take a firsthand look at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant on Thursday, aiming… More »
A double-decker bus collided with a passenger train in Canada’s capital Wednesday, ripping off the front of the bus and killing six people, police said. Witnesses said the bus went through a closed crossing barrier, and passengers said they screamed “Stop, stop!” at the driver just before impact.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil plans to divorce itself from the U.S.-centric Internet over Washington’s widespread online spying, a move that many experts… More »
GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) — The crippled Costa Concordia cruise ship was pulled completely upright early Tuesday during a complicated, 19-hour operation to wrench… More »
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. inspectors said Monday there is “clear and convincing evidence” that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale… More »
TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon that lashed Japan with torrential rains, leaving two dead, was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday, although it… More »
TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon lashed Japan Monday, leaving one dead and dumping torrential rains, damaging homes and flooding parts of the country’s… More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers assessing the agreement on Syria’s chemical weapons argued Sunday about whether President Barack Obama was outfoxed by the Russians and… More »
TOKYO (AP) — Japan will once again be without atomic energy as its only operating nuclear reactor goes offline Sunday for refueling and maintenance,… More »
GENEVA (AP) — Here’s what it took to produce Saturday’s U.S.-Russian deal on Syria’s chemical weapons: three days of intense, tough, round-the-clock negotiating spurred… More »
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria took the first step Thursday toward joining the Chemical Weapons Convention after its most important ally, Russia, convinced Damascus… More »
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The head of the U.N. chemical weapons inspection team says he has completed his report on Syria and will deliver it… More »
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban militants unleashed car bombs at the U.S. Consulate in western Afghanistan on Friday morning, triggering a firefight with security… More »
TOKYO (AP) — A former U.S. nuclear regulator says cleaning up Japan’s wrecked Fukushima plant is a bigger challenge than the work he led… More »
GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his team open two days of meetings with their Russian counterparts on Thursday, hoping… More »
A powerful car bomb exploded Wednesday near Libya’s Foreign Ministry building in the heart of the eastern coastal city of Benghazi, exactly one year after the Sept. 11 attack there that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.
President Barack Obama said in a nationally televised address Tuesday night that recent diplomatic steps offer “the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons” inside Syria without the use of force, but he also insisted the U.S. military will keep the pressure on President Bashar Assad “and be ready to respond” if other measures fail.