- Israeli foreign minister steps down to join opposition Updated: May-04-15 2:28 pm
JERUSALEM - Israel's foreign minister dealt a blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's effort to build a coalition by announcing Monday he is stepping down and that his secular, nationalist party is joining the opposition.
- In China, Taiwan party leader calls for more global access Updated: May-04-15 1:40 pm
BEIJING - The head of Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party called for more chances for the island to participate in international organizations after a meeting Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose government views the territory as a renegade province.
- German official: Russian bikers not members of Night Wolves Updated: May-04-15 7:39 am
BERLIN - A spokesman for Germany's Interior Ministry says there is no evidence that the Russian bikers who entered Germany on Sunday were part of the nationalist Night Wolves group.
- Russian bikers begin run despite Polish entry ban Updated: Apr-25-15 11:43 am
MOSCOW - Riders from a Russian nationalist motorcycle group on Saturday began their run commemorating the Red Army's offensive against Nazi Germany, despite Poland's announcement that it would refuse to let them into the country.
- Armenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5 million Updated: Apr-24-15 4:44 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia - The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks, an event which still stirs bitter feelings as both sides argue over whether to call it genocide.
- Kazakhstan votes for continuity while keeping eye on Ukraine Updated: Apr-24-15 5:19 am
ALMATY, Kazakhstan - As oil-rich Kazakhstan votes for a president Sunday, the governing elite is pounding home a mantra of stability as fears percolate about the country's massive Russian minority taking inspiration from the Moscow-backed insurgency in Ukraine.
- Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift Updated: Apr-21-15 10:31 am
JERUSALEM - It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem.
- Cubans to open talks about US fugitives as ties warm Updated: Apr-15-15 3:29 pm
HAVANA - The U.S. and Cuba will open talks about two of America's most-wanted fugitives as part of a new dialogue about law-enforcement cooperation made possible by President Barack Obama's decision to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terror, the State Department announced Wednesday.
- Excerpts from books and speeches by Guenter Grass Updated: Apr-13-15 8:19 am
Excerpts from the writing and speeches of German author Guenter Grass:
- Jamaica asks Obama to exonerate black nationalist leader Updated: Apr-09-15 11:19 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica's leader asked President Barack Obama on Thursday to exonerate black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey, who was convicted in the U.S. of mail fraud in the 1920s and remains a prominent historic figure on the island.
- Taiwan's president says China relations unshaken by protests Updated: Apr-08-15 4:01 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's president said Wednesday that relations with political rival China were moving forward despite widespread public opposition that crested with an occupation of parliament last year, and that he hopes to cooperate with Beijing on regional economic development.
- SNP surge in Scotland could hold key to next UK government Updated: Apr-07-15 2:19 am
GLASGOW, Scotland - Ed Miliband's crusade to bring the Labour Party back to power after five years in opposition has struck a roadblock in Scotland, where the party is experiencing a dramatic drop in support in what had long been a reliable stronghold.