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Calais mayor might close port to stop migrants

PARIS (AP) — The mayor of Calais is considering closing the French city's lucrative port if Britain doesn't make a "strong gesture" to control…

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US strike targets leader of Somali extremist group

US strike targets leader of Somali extremist group

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant comm…

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Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotl…

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US stock market drifts lower in afternoon trading

US stock market drifts lower in afternoon trading

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks drifted lower Tuesday afternoon even as reports showed the economy gaining strength. Crude oil prices sank, pullin…

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Irish tax haul jumps, signals kinder 2015 budget

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's tax collections are beating targets and have put the country on course to achieve normal deficit levels after six year…

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Pentagon: Al-Shabab leader was target of airstrike

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of the Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group was the target of U.S. military airstrikes that struck an encampme…

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Islamic fighters besiege Nigerian city: Senator

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of Nigerians are fleeing a northeastern city amid conflicting reports that it has been seized by Boko Hara…

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Ukraine military routed as Russia talks tough

Ukraine military routed as Russia talks tough

NOVOKATERYNIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian solders were an easy target as they launched a desperate run to safety. Pounded by a gauntlet of…

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US family grieving over new beheading video

WASHINGTON (AP) — A family spokesman says relatives of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff are aware of a new video purporting to show his beh…

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Pakistan lawmakers back premier amid mass protests

Pakistan lawmakers back premier amid mass protests

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands…

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A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group

A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styl…

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After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises

After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises

JERUSALEM (AP) — The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly fo…

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Spanish judge orders release of ill boy's parents

Spanish judge orders release of ill boy's parents

SOTO DEL REAL, Spain (AP) — Spanish officials have ordered the immediate release of a detained British couple who were wanted by police in the…

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AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight

AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight

MOSCOW (AP) — Riding a wave of military gains by Russia-backed rebels, President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a …

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UN: 4 peacekeepers killed in north Mali, 15 hurt

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — At least four U.N. peacekeepers were killed and 15 wounded when their convoy hit a mine in northern Mali on Tuesday, a spo…

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Seismic activity calms down near Iceland volcano

Seismic activity calms down near Iceland volcano

LONDON (AP) — Experts say the seismic activity near the Bardarbunga volcano on Iceland is calming down while tall fountains of fire and lava c…

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Group says world is losing battle against Ebola

Group says world is losing battle against Ebola

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lame…

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Internet video purports to show beheading of US reporter Steven Sotloff by Islamic State group

BEIRUT (AP) — Internet video purports to show beheading of US reporter Steven Sotloff by Islamic State group.

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Tiny Estonia seeks strong support from Obama

Tiny Estonia seeks strong support from Obama

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Spooked by Russia's intervention in Ukraine, Estonia is hoping for a strong signal of support from President Barack Ob…

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Saudi arrests 88 suspects in alleged al-Qaida cell

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A top Saudi security official said Tuesday that police had arrested 88 men suspected of being part of an al-Qaida …

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