posted: 07/30/2014 11:08 a.m.
MOSCOW — Russia blasted the West's new economic sanctions Wednesday, accusing the U.S. of being "prosecutorial" in its drive to impose penalties on the country's key energy and finance sectors.
posted: 07/30/2014 8:15 a.m.
DONETSK, Ukraine — International observers turned back Wednesday after making another attempt to reach the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down in eastern Ukraine, and a government official said the area near the zone had been mined by pro-Russian separatists who control it.
posted: 07/30/2014 8:13 a.m.
NEW DELHI — Torrential rains triggered a huge landslide that buried a remote village in western India on Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and possibly trapping more than 150 people, officials said.
posted: 07/30/2014 8:03 a.m.
JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip — Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting on Wednesday, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency and a health official said.
posted: 07/30/2014 5:54 a.m.
Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza fighting on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on the bloodiest day of the 22-day conflict.
posted: 07/30/2014 5:49 a.m.
The European Union curbed Russia's access to bank financing and advanced technology in its widest-ranging sanctions yet over President Vladimir Putin's backing of separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. The European move was followed hours later by new sanctions from the U.S.
posted: 07/30/2014 5:40 a.m.
Heavy gunfire between warring militias prevented firefighters from battling an inferno in Libya's capital Tuesday despite calls for a cease-fire to end the worst violence in the capital since the country's 2011 civil war.
posted: 07/30/2014 5:35 a.m.
Senators on Tuesday told Obama administration officials that they want a say in the outcome of negotiations aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear program.
posted: 07/30/2014 5:20 a.m.
President Xi Jinping's campaign against corruption among the Chinese elite took public aim Tuesday at its biggest target so far, when the Communist Party announced an investigation of Zhou Yongkang, the former head of domestic security.
posted: 07/30/2014 5:19 a.m.
A special European Union prosecutor said Tuesday that he had "compelling indications" that up to 10 captives were killed to have their organs harvested for illegal trafficking and black market sale during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.
posted: 07/30/2014 5:17 a.m.
A 3-year-old boy and his father died from wounds suffered in an attack by Abu Sayyaf extremists on Filipinos celebrating the end of Ramadan, raising the toll Tuesday to 23 dead, officials said.
posted: 07/30/2014 5:13 a.m.
Shells smashed into a residential neighborhood of Donetsk on Tuesday as Ukrainian forces intensified their campaign to encircle the rebel stronghold. The shelling killed at least two people, blew gaping holes in an apartment block and raised fears that the city is on the verge of severe bloodshed.
posted: 07/30/2014 5:06 a.m.
The U.S. has barred a shipment of Kurdish crude oil from reaching the Texas coast in a move related to concerns that independent oil sales from Kurdistan could further weaken Iraq's fragile central government as it struggles to contain a Sunni military offensive.
posted: 07/30/2014 4:59 a.m.
2nd Ebola medic dies; airline flights cut FREETOWN, Sierra Leone -- A leading virologist who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people.
posted: 07/30/2014 4 a.m.
The Obama administration's accusation that Russia violated a key nuclear weapons treaty leaves the future of the 26-year-old accord in question and further dampens President Barack Obama's hopes for deeper cuts to nuclear arsenals.