By NATALIYA VASILYEVAAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev hinted Friday that members of the punk band Pussy Riot, former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and others widely referred to as political prisoners will not be freed in Russia's upcoming amnesty.
The bill granting
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Facing a standoff in the Senate, the top Democrats and Republicans on Congress' military panels are working on a backup plan to ensure that they complete a far-reaching defense policy bill before year's end.
Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-
By ESAM MOHAMEDAssociated Press
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Libya's prime minister said on Wednesday that his government is spending billions of dollars to offset the loss of revenue caused by militias who have shut down oil terminals in the country's restive east, one of many challenges to state
By BARRY HATTONAssociated Press
LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Portugal wants to look like Ireland, but it can't disguise its resemblance to Greece.
Inspectors from Portugal's bailout creditors arrive in Lisbon on Wednesday for a regular check of the country's fiscal health and its compliance
By GRANT PECKAssociated Press
BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej marked his 86th birthday on Thursday with a call for national unity and stability, but offered no further guidance on how his polarized nation might find its way out of its bitter political standoff.
By MARIA DANILOVAAssociated Press
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - With Ukraine's president out of the country and his opponents still boiling with anger, the country's political tensions Tuesday appeared mired in a standoff as large protest rallies showed no sign of letting up.
The opposition lost its
By THANYARAT DOKSONE and JOCELYN GECKERAssociated Press
BANGKOK (AP) - The United Nations closed its main office in Bangkok, dozens of schools closed and many civil servants stayed away from work Monday as the Thai capital braced for more violence in a spiraling political crisis.
After a weekend of
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - A gunman who fired several shots at a pair of Southern California police officers, hitting one, and held two people hostage for nearly nine hours was booked Thursday on suspicion of attempted murder, a sheriff's official said.
Christopher Warsaw, 45, was being held on $
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - A man opened fire on two police officers outside a Los Angeles-area home, hitting and wounding one of them before holding his girlfriend and her 14-year-old daughter hostage in a nearly nine-hour standoff until he peacefully surrendered, police said.
The officer was shot in
By GARY PEACHAssociated Press
RIGA, Latvia (AP) - Latvia's prime minister unexpectedly resigned on Wednesday, saying he can no longer lead the country after a supermarket roof collapse killed 54 people and sparked public outrage.
Choking back tears, Dombrovskis told journalists that the country