• Ex-UN General Assembly head among 6 held in bribery scheme

    Former United Nations General Assembly President John Ashe accepted more than US$500,000 in bribes from a Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople in exchange for help obtaining lucrative investments and government contracts, according to federal court documents unsealed Tuesday.

  • NATO chief: Russian jets in Turkish airspace no accident

    NATO's secretary-general on Tuesday rejected Moscow's claim that its military incursion into alliance airspace over Turkey wasn't intentional or important, saying there were two separate incidents and "the violation lasted for a long time."

  • Top EU court backs student in Facebook privacy case

    The European Union's highest court ruled Tuesday in favor of an Austrian law student who claims a trans-Atlantic data protection agreement doesn't adequately protect consumers, a verdict that could have far-reaching implications for tech companies doing business in Europe.

  • OECD tax package criticized for cheating poor

    The OECD’s tax package, released in Paris on Tuesday, will not stop corporate tax dodgers cheating poor countries out of billions of dollars of tax revenue, says Oxfam.

  • Seoul subway server allegedly hacked by N. Korea

    The computer server of one of Seoul City’s subway operators was found to have been hacked last year, allegedly by North Korea, though little damage has been confirmed, officials said Monday.

  • US boy, 11, kills girl, eight, over puppy

    A simple childish spat over a puppy led an 11-year-old boy to shoot and kill his eight-year-old neighbor in the US state of Tennessee, the girl's grieving mother said.

  • VW tells lawmakers 8M cars in Europe hit by emissions probe

    Volkswagen says 8 million cars in the European Union are affected by an investigation into whether the automaker manipulated emissions tests, according to a letter received Monday by German lawmakers.

  • Singapore's largest retailer among firms yet to sign 'haze-free' declaration

    NTUC FairPrice is among seven companies that have not signed a declaration stating that their paper products are free of raw materials from firms being investigated for the forest fires in Indonesia.

  • Boston-bound airline pilot dies; co-pilot lands safely in NY

    An American Airlines captain became gravely ill and incapacitated while flying from Phoenix to Boston and later died, but his first officer safely diverted and landed the plane, an airline spokeswoman said.

  • UN releases a draft for potential agreement on climate

    The UN has released a first draft of the negotiating text for the major conference on climate taking place in Paris in December.

  • Late Philippine dictator's son to run for vice president

    The son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos has announced he will run for vice president in next year's elections.

  • Thai junta picks 21-member panel to write new constitution

    Thailand's military government appointed a new committee Monday to write a post-coup constitution after an unpopular earlier draft was rejected last month in a move that has delayed elections until at least 2017.

  • AP count puts Saudi haj disaster toll at over 1,100 killed

    An Associated Press count of casualties from the Saudi haj disaster now shows the crush and stampede killed over 1,100 pilgrims.

  • West Bank clashes with Israeli troops kill Palestinian youth

    A Palestinian youth was killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank on Monday as fears spread of a further escalation in violence that has already killed several Israeli civilians and wounded scores of Palestinian protesters over the past days.

  • More debris but no word on fate of ship lost off Bahamas

    The search for a U.S. cargo ship that was lost during Hurricane Joaquin off the southeastern Bahamas turned up more clues Sunday but no word yet on the fate of the vessel or its 33-member crew.

  • 5 Argentine presidential hopefuls hold debate, blast Scioli

    Five Argentine presidential candidates shared their ideas with the nation during a debate on Sunday, expounding on topics from high inflation to combating drug trafficking while saving their most withering critiques for the poll leader who skipped the event.

  • Bermuda whipped by weakening Hurricane Joaquin

    Bermuda was lashed Sunday by gusting winds and pelting rains from a weakening Hurricane Joaquin as its spinning center tracked just west of the wealthy financial haven and tourist destination after plowing through the Bahamas as a major storm.


  • Vargas Llosa: More freedom now for Latin America press

    While there's more freedom of the press for Latin American media under democracies than the dictatorships once common in the region, drug cartels pose a threat to such freedoms, Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa said Saturday.

  • Israel bars Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City

    Israeli police took the unprecedented step of preventing Palestinian residents of Jerusalem from entering the walled Old City on Sunday after two Palestinian stabbing attacks against Israelis.

  • Typhoon roars into south China; tens of thousands evacuated

    A strong typhoon roared into southern China on Sunday, bringing powerful winds and heavy rain to the region after leaving more than a dozen fishermen missing in the Philippines.