President Barack Obama announced Saturday he will seek congressional approval before launching any military action meant to punish Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons in an attack that killed hundreds.
One in every 25 men in Portland have solicited prostitutes online, according to a study by Arizona State University.
BEIJING (AP) — Environmental regulators have taken the unusual step of blocking China’s two biggest oil producers from expanding their refining capacity after they failed to meet targets for reducing pollution.
The penalties for PetroChina and Sinopec are
Japan’s nuclear regulator on Wednesday upgraded the rating of a leak of radiation-contaminated water at its tsunami-wrecked nuclear plant to a “serious incident” on an international scale.
U.S. officials said growing intelligence pointed strongly toward Bashar Assad’s government as the culprit in the chemical attack in Damascus last week that activists say killed hundreds of people.
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Thursday after the Federal Reserve made it known that its top officials were leaning toward phasing out its massive stimulus program.
The Fed released minutes of its July policy meeting Wednesday
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s tourism board said Tuesday that it has officially told FIFA and hotel operators to negotiate lowering prices during the 2014 World Cup.
The request came just days after a study showed that room
LONDON (AP) — Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have bypassed professional photographers and chosen family snapshots for the first official images of their new son, Prince George.
Royal officials on Tuesday released photos of Kate holding
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai’s labor union said 46,000 workers will stage a four-hour strike over two days this week as the union increases pressure on the automaker for higher wages and benefits.
Union spokesman Kwon Oh-il
The sentencing of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales — a father of two from Lake Tapps, Wash. — begins on Tuesday with the selection of a military jury.
BERLIN (AP) — A man took several people hostage at the city hall in the Bavarian city of Ingolstadt on Monday, police said.
It wasn’t clear what weapons the man might have or what he wanted, police spokesman
QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (AP) — When Lynley Bendall and Ally Wanikau walked down the aisle to exchange vows Monday, the fasten-seatbelt signs were off.
The couple celebrated the legalization of gay marriage in New Zealand by getting hitched
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius has arrived at a South African court ahead of the expected indictment of the double-amputee Olympian on a premeditated murder charge.
Pistorius stood Monday in the dock of the Pretoria courtroom
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Suspected militants on Monday ambushed two mini-buses carrying off-duty policemen in Egypt’s northern Sinai, killing 25 of them execution-style and wounding two, security officials said.
The militants forced the two vehicles to stop, ordered
Military helicopters circled overhead as armed residents set up checkpoints throughout the capital. Police fired tear gas as clashes erupted between Brotherhood supporters and locals opposed to their protest.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — President Rafael Correa says he has abandoned a unique and ambitious plan to persuade rich countries to pay Ecuador not to drill for oil in a pristine Amazon rainforest preserve.
The idea was to
The government has declared a nationwide state of emergency and a nighttime curfew.
The military-backed leadership imposed a monthlong state of emergency and nighttime curfew.
NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian navy submarine with about 18 sailors on board caught fire after an explosion and sank early Wednesday at its home port in Mumbai.
Efforts were being made to ascertain the safety of
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials say they will make sure that an increased presence of U.S. troops in the country does not become permanent and is meant to help the Philippines modernize its military.
The foreign and