2016: World welcomes New Year despite terror fears

New York - Millions welcomed in the New Year with Champagne and cheers Friday, although tightened security put a damper on festivities in Europe...

David Cameron’s Conservative party wins majority in British election: final results

In Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party has won majority seats in the country's general elections. According to latest updates, the Conservative Party...

Captain Blamed for Mediterranean Migrant Deaths

Prosecutors blamed the Tunisian captain of a fishing boat for causing the deaths of hundreds of migrants locked below decks when his vessel capsized...

Ukraine Bracing for Russian Attacks at WW2 Commemorations

KYIV— Ukraine is planning an operation involving tens of thousands of police to guard against any attack by separatists or Russian agents during World War...

US, Ukraine Start Military Training, Defying Russian Fury

YAVORIV, WESTERN UKRAINE— Troops from the United States and Ukraine kicked off joint training exercises Monday intended to help bolster Ukraine's defenses against incursions from...

EU Commission Sets Out Urgent Steps to Ease Migrant Crisis

The European Commission presented ministers on Monday with a 10-point plan for immediate action to ease the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, including strengthening search...

Lavrov Calls for Pulling Back More Weapons in Ukraine

BRATISLAVA— To boost confidence in a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, both sides in the conflict should pull back weapons under 100 mm caliber from the...

Muslims Chosen to Build Papal Chair in Bosnia

The Catholic Church in Bosnia-Herzegovina has chosen a Muslim family of wood carvers to build a chair that Pope Francis will use during a...

2nd Germanwings Black Box Found

BERLIN— French prosecutors say the second black box recorder from the Germanwings jet crash in the French Alps has been found. An official in Marseille Prosecutor...

German Prosecutors: Crash Pilot Had Suicidal Tendencies

BERLIN — The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps last week had been treated in the past for suicidal...

Mass Honors Victims of Germanwings Plane Crash

A memorial service was held in the town of Dignes-les-Bains Saturday to honor victims of Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps. About 200 people,...

3 Arrested for Recruiting Islamist Fighters in Italy

MILAN— Police arrested three men on Wednesday for allegedly setting up a network in Italy to recruit Islamist fighters to be sent to Syria and...

Investigators Find Usable Data From ‘Black Box’

Officials investigating the crash of an Airbus A320 in the French Alps  Tuesday said they have been able to extract a usable audio recording...

Russia: Extended EU Sanctions ‘Destructive’

Russia has denounced the European Union's move to maintain sanctions against Moscow over its role in the Ukraine conflict, calling Thursday's decision to extend...

Pope Accepts Cardinal O’Brien’s Resignation

ROME— Pope Francis has removed the rights and privileges of the former head of the Catholic Church in Scotland, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, two years after...

Turks Honor Gallipoli Dead as Passion for Ottoman Past Grows

GALLIPOLI PENINSULA, TURKEY— Turkish jets flew overhead and warships cut through rough waters in the Dardanelles Straits on Wednesday to mark the centenary of one...

Putin Addresses Rally Marking 1st Anniversary of Crimea Annexation

President Vladimir Putin addressed a rally in Moscow Wednesday to mark the one-year anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, saying that any...

Protesters, Police Clash Near New ECB Headquarters

Police clashed with anti-austerity protesters Wednesday outside the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, ahead of a ceremony marking the...

Erdogan Speech May Hurt Peace Process With Kurds

ISTANBUL— For weeks there has been growing anticipation here that off-and-on again peace talks between Kurdish separatists and the Turkish government will soon result in...

Crimea Will Not Return to Ukraine

MOSCOW— Russia said on Tuesday it would not hand back Crimea to Ukraine, despite warnings by the United States and European Union that they will...