IMF to monitor Italy's economic reform efforts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CANNES, France (AP) - The International Monetary Fund will monitor Italy's financial reform efforts, Premier Silvio Berlusconi said Friday, a humbling step for one of the world's b..
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Obama: World economic recovery on 'firmer footing'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CANNES, France (AP) - Conceding a fragile global recovery and plodding job growth back home, President Barack Obama said Friday he is confident European leaders are fixing their om..
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Man fights Zetas, joins Anonymous

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A Texas man who is a self-proclaimed supporter of Anonymous says he's joining the hacking ring's purported fight against one of Mexico's most violent drug cartels.
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Prosecutors warn of sending chickenpox by mail

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A federal prosecutor is warning parents not to try a new scheme for dodging vaccines: sending items infected with chickenpox through the mail.   &..
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W.Va. post office explosion was popping light bulb

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

RANSON, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities say a report of an exploding package and white powder at a West Virginia post office turned out to be just a malfunctioning fluorescent light bulb...
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Iraq leader heading to U.S.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Iraq's prime minister will visit the White House next month, just a couple of weeks before American service members are scheduled to depart from the country.
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15 die in latest Syrian clashes despite pledge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Despite government promises two days ago to pull back from intense confrontations with protesters, Syrian security forces fanned out in force after Friday prayers, surrounding mosques to prevent demonstrations and used gunfire to disperse crowds, opposition groups said.
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Israeli military boards Gaza-bound aid ships

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Israeli military says it advised two aid ships headed to the Palestinian territory of Gaza to turn back, but asserted that the activists on board the "Freedom Waves" mini-flotilla were refusing to cooperate.
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Juvenile rape appeal causes uproar in Turkey

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Turkey's judicial system faced an uproar this week after one of the country's highest courts upheld a decision to reduce sentences against 26 men convicted of having sex with a 13-year old girl. Public outrage stemmed from a court ruling that the 13-year old girl had willingly engaged in "consensual" sexual relations with the 26 men.
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China urges Iran flexibility, but opposes force

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

China's Foreign Ministry weighed in on the widespread anxiety over Iran's nuclear program on Friday, urging Iran to be flexible with the U.N. nuclear agency but staunchly deploring force amid talk of strikes against the country.
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Greek PM faces confidence vote

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Prime Minister George Papandreou faces a crunch confidence vote Friday, after days of political turmoil sparked by his proposal to hold a referendum on an international bailout.
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Ohio deputies faced charging animals during escape

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

New reports detailing how authorities in Ohio responded when dozens of exotic animals escaped last month show that a lion and a bear charged at deputies before they were shot and k..
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15 quarantined in powdery package blast in W.Va.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

RANSON, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities have evacuated a West Virginia post office after a package exploded and sprayed an unidentified white powder.    Firefighter spokesm..
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Groupon shares soars in public market debut

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Groupon, the company that pioneered online group discounts, has begun trading as a public company.    The stock jumped nearly 50 percent in the openi..
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Romney to go deep in spending cuts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

EXETER, N.H. (AP) - Mitt Romney will address one of the 2012 presidential contest's defining issues when he offers his plan to slash federal spending before a gathering of tea part..
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Bachmann reticent to talk about Cain controversy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she has no "inside information" on the sexual harassment allegations swirling about GOP rival Herman Cain ..
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2 Swedish journalists face terrorism charges in Ethiopia

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Two Swedish journalists charged with terrorism in Ethiopia face years in prison after their arrest in a prohibited region along the nation's border with Somalia.
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Second Tibetan nun burns to death in China

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A Buddhist nun in southwest China has died after setting herself on fire, the 11th Tibetan -- and second nun -- to self-immolate since March.
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U.S. says Russia, China top tech thieves

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

For the first time, the United States is publicly accusing China and Russia of being the top offenders in the theft of U.S. economic and technology information, according to an intelligence report released Thursday.
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Greek PM appears to back off referendum

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said a proposal to hold a referendum on an international bailout would not be necessary, if the opposition were to support tough austerity measures.
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