Jan 24, 2015

Some counterterrorism efforts in Yemen frozen

The United States has halted some counterterrorism operations against al-Qaida militants in Yemen following a takeover of the country by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, U.S. officials said Friday. The collapse of the U.S.-backed government of Yemen on Thursday has left America’s counterterrorism campaign “paralyzed,” two ...

Clashes threaten Donetsk civilians

Jan 20, 2015

Clashes threaten Donetsk civilians

Deadly clashes between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels threatened civilians in central Donetsk on Monday, with shelling hitting a hospital and warnings of insurgents launching attacks from residential areas. Ukraine also made fresh accusations of Moscow backing the separatists, alleging that hundreds of Russian ...

Battle for key eastern Ukrainian airport intensifies

Jan 18, 2015

Battle for key eastern Ukrainian airport intensifies

Clashes between Ukraine’s army and pro-Russian rebels for control of Donetsk’s airport intensified Saturday, with explosions and heavy gunfire shaking the area throughout much of the day and at least six more people killed. Kiev rushed reinforcements to the snowy eastern front lines, while ...

Model who says Cosby sexually abused her meets with police

Jan 15, 2015

Model who says Cosby sexually abused her meets with police

A model who claims comedian Bill Cosby drugged and sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 met with Los Angeles police on Wednesday to pursue criminal charges. An attorney for Chloe Goins, Spencer Kuvin, said she is the first woman accusing Cosby ...

Germans rally over fear of unknown

Jan 13, 2015

Germans rally over fear of unknown

The 17 North African refugees turned up just before Christmas — and Simon Richter felt nothing to cheer. The electrician and his friends organized a meeting that sent out a message loud and clear: We don’t want the foreigners in our midst. Within days, ...

Sri Lankan president secures majority to push reforms

Jan 11, 2015

Sri Lankan president secures majority to push reforms

Sri Lanka’s newly elected president has engineered enough defections from his predecessor’s party to secure a parliamentary majority essential for radical constitutional reforms, officials said Sunday. Maithripala Sirisena has already received the backing of more than 40 lawmakers who were previously loyal to Mahinda ...

George Zimmerman arrested for assaulting girlfriend

Jan 11, 2015

George Zimmerman arrested for assaulting girlfriend

Florida authorities say George Zimmerman, whose acquittal of murdering an unarmed black teen sparked a national debate on race and self-defense laws, has been arrested for allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend. The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office says the 31-year-old Zimmerman was ...

Jan 8, 2015

Protesters shout at fans as Cosby returns to stage in Canada

Scandal-plagued Bill Cosby got applause from Canadian fans as he took the stage Wednesday for first time since November, but protesters outside shouted “Shame on you!” at ticket-holders streaming in. Cosby’s show in Kitchener was the first of three performances planned in Canada’s Ontario ...