WASHINGTON (AP) - An evacuation of the U.S. Capitol building might normally affect a lot more people. But it's New Year's Day -- Congress is out of session, and the Capitol Visitor..
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Dilma Rousseff was sworn in as Brazil's first female president Saturday, capping a rapid political trajectory for the career technocrat and former Marxist r..
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (AP) - Christians clashed with Egyptian police in the northern city of Alexandria on Saturday, furious over an apparent suicide bombing against worshippers leavin..
MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian passenger jet carrying 124 people caught fire as it taxied down a snowy runway in Siberia and then exploded on Saturday, killing three people and injuring 4..
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two early showdowns on spending and debt will signal whether the new Congress can find common ground despite its partisan divisions or whether it's destined for g..
A law in Spain that goes into effect Sunday bans smoking in indoor bars and restaurants, and gives the nation some of the toughest smoking restrictions in western Europe.
The United States has made \"significant progress\" in combating terrorist threats to the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Saturday after meeting with the Afghan president and the minister of finance.
About 40 prisoners at an open prison in southern England started a rampage early Saturday, smashing windows, setting fires and forcing prison staff to retreat, the Ministry of Justice said.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has said he will accept the results of a referendum this month that could see the country split in two.
North Korea on Saturday urged better ties with South Korea, warning that a war in the peninsula would amount to a \"nuclear holocaust,\" South Korea\'s Yonhap News Agency reported.
Fifteen sailors remained missing Saturday after a North-Korean-registered cargo ship sank in the Yellow Sea, killing two, China\'s state media reported.
In the 10 weeks since an epidemic erupted in Haiti, cholera has killed more than 3,000 people -- partly because the distribution of health supplies remains a logistical nightmare.
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) - Bolivian President Evo Morales has canceled a decree that sharply raised fuel prices, apparently reacting to widespread protests. Morales acted Friday after ..
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea on Saturday welcomed the new year with a push for better ties with rival South Korea, warning that war "will bring nothing but a nuclear holoc..
The U.S. Energy Department announced Friday the shipment of 50 kilograms -- or 111 pounds -- of highly enriched uranium from Ukraine to Russia.
At least four people were killed and another 13 wounded Friday in a bomb blast at an army barracks in Abuja, Nigeria, the deputy police commissioner said.
Some Christians in Iraq\'s capital were considering leaving, following a wave of bombings targeting members of their religion that left two dead and 16 others wounded.
The Colombian government plans to use lands seized from drug traffickers to relocate victims of massive flooding and the United Nations is beefing up emergency measures in what has been called the South American nation\'s worst natural disaster ever.
A three-man West African delegation said it will ask self-declared President Laurent Gbagbo on Monday to relinquish his post or face a military ouster. FULL STORY | TENSIONS HIGH l YEARS OF CONFLICT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Prosecutors will not file criminal charges against the former San Francisco crime lab technician who acknowledged snorting cocaine taken from evidence. T..