March 6, 2013 RSS feed / World

N-plant progressing in fuel removal plans

OKUMA, Japan (AP) — The operator of Japan’s tsunamihit nuclear plant says work is progressing on plans to remove fuel rods from a cooling pool at the center of international concerns. More...

EU panel fines Microsoft $733M

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Union Commission has fined Microsoft $733 million for breaking the terms of an earlier agreement to offer users a choice of internet browser. More...

Venezuela mourns for Chavez

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Even in death, Hugo Chavez’s orders are being followed. More...

Cardinals begin pre-conclave meetings today amid scandal

VATICAN CITY Cardinals from around the world gathered today inside the Vatican for their first round of meetings before the conclave to elect the next pope, amid scandals inside and out of the Vatican and the continued reverberations of Benedict XVI More...

Report: Miners fired for ‘Harlem Shake’

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A newspaper says up to 15 miners have been fired for performing the “Harlem Shake” dance craze underground in an Australian gold mine. More...

‘Bristish Batman’ hands suspect over to police

LONDON (AP) — A man dressed as Batman has brought a suspected burglar into a police station in northern England. More...

China executes 4 foreigners

BEIJING (AP) — China executed four foreigners today for the killing of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River in an attack that highlighted drug smuggling and extortion rackets along the vital waterway and led to a major expansion of Chinese po More...

Russia condemns help for Syrian opposition

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said today that the decision by Western nations to support the Syrian opposition in its battle to oust President Bashar Assad would only intensify the two-year conflict. More...

Rodman calls Korean leader ‘awesome’

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Ending his unexpected round of basketball diplomacy in North Korea today, ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman called leader Kim Jong Un an “awesome guy” and said his father and grandfather were “great leade More...

Princess Di dresses up for March auction

LONDON (AP) — If dresses could talk, this dark navy, figure hugging velvet number would have the best stories to tell. More...

U.S. accuses Iran of nuke ‘deception’

VIENNA (AP) — A senior U.S. envoy says Iran is committed to “deception, defiance and delay” in how it deals with international concerns about its nuclear program. More...

U.N.: Syrian refugee figure tops 1 million

BEIRUT (AP) — The number of Syrians who have fled their war-ravaged country and are seeking assistance has now topped the 1 million mark, the U.N. More...

NATO chief backs larger Afghan force through 2018

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO’s chief is embracing a proposal to keep 352,000 Afghans in uniform through 2018 — about 122,000 more than originally planned. More...

North Korea vows to cancel Korean War cease-fire

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea vowed today to cancel the 1953 cease-fire that ended the Korean War, citing a U.S.-led push for punishing U.N. sanctions over its recent nuclear test and ongoing U.S.-South Korean joint military drills. More...

Syrian daily: Rebel attack killed 115 cops

BEIRUT (AP) — A pro-government Syrian newspaper says opposition fighters have killed 115 policemen and wounded 50 in a battle over a police academy in the country’s north. More...

Pakistan bombing death toll jumps to 45

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani surgeon says the death toll from a massive car bombing in the southern port city of Karachi has jumped from 37 to 45 as more victims died overnight. Dr. More...

What’s running Holy See?

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Catholic Church awoke today with no leader following the resignation of Benedict XVI, who pledged obedience to his successor and described himself as “simply a pilgrim” starting the final journey of his life. More...

Fierce battle reported in northern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces fought fierce clashes with rebels attacking a police academy near the northern city of Aleppo today, while the bodies of 10 men — most of them shot in the head — were found dumped along the sid More...

Two sailors convicted in Okinawa rape

TOKYO (AP) — Two U.S. Navy sailors were convicted and sentenced to prison today for raping and robbing a woman on Okinawa in a crime that outraged many on the southern Japanese island. More...

Egypt to widen probe into balloon crash

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s lead investigator says countries of some of the victims of the deadly balloon crash in Luxor have asked to join the probe. More...