By By JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - The rising confidence and bellicosity of Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, combined with rapidly deteriorating relations with Israel's would-be peace partner in the West Bank, are raising jitters in Israel that a new Palestinian
By By SLOBODAN LEKIC and DUSAN STOJANOVICAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - Serbia's ambassador to NATO was chatting and joking with colleagues in a multistory parking garage at Brussels Airport when he suddenly strolled to a barrier, climbed over and flung himself to the ground below, a
By By MARK STEVENSONAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The political party that ruled Mexico for seven straight decades is back, assuring Mexicans there's no chance of a return to what some called "the perfect dictatorship" that was marked by a mixture of populist handouts, rigged votes
By HAROLD HECKLE and JOSEPH WILSONAssociated Press
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Voters in the economically powerful region of Catalonia on Sunday punished the leader who made a referendum over breaking away from Spain a central plank of his campaign, seeing his party's majority reduced by a
By HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's Islamist president unilaterally decreed greater authorities for himself Thursday and effectively neutralized a judicial system that had emerged as a key opponent by declaring that the courts are barred from challenging his decisions.
By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) - Global automakers and their Chinese rivals put on sleek displays of new cars at a major auto show Thursday in Guangzhou, the southern Chinese stronghold of Japanese brands that have been hard hit by tensions between Tokyo and Beijing.
By DARKO BANDICAssociated Press
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) - Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader was sentenced to 10 years in prison for bribery on Tuesday, after a trial that was closely monitored by the country's future partners in the European Union.
Sanader, 59, who served as prime
By RAHIM FAIEZAssociated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghanistan's president accused U.S. forces of capturing and holding Afghans in violation of an agreement to turn over that responsibility to his forces, complicating a new round of security talks between the two countries.
By DUSAN STOJANOVIC and MIKE CORDERAssociated Press
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) - Chanting "Victory! Victory!," waving red-and-white checkered flags and dancing in the streets, tens of thousands of jubilant supporters gave two Croatian generals a hero's welcome Friday after a U.N. war crimes
By MALCOLM FOSTERAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda dissolved the lower house of parliament Friday, paving the way for elections in which his ruling party will likely give way to a weak coalition government divided over how to solve the nation's myriad