posted: 07/29/2014 8:10 a.m.
DONETSK, Ukraine — Shelling in at least three cities in eastern Ukraine has hit a home for the elderly, a school and multiple homes, adding to a rapidly growing civilian death toll Tuesday.
updated: 07/29/2014 11:11 a.m.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far.
posted: 07/29/2014 7:57 a.m.
BRUSSELS — The United States and the European Union, finally in synch on how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, are preparing a powerful one-two punch against Russia's economy, with EU ambassadors meeting Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc's sanctions.
posted: 07/29/2014 7:52 a.m.
BRUSSELS — A special European Union prosecutor says there are "compelling indications" that up to 10 captives were killed to have their organs harvested for illegal trafficking during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.
posted: 07/29/2014 7:41 a.m.
BEIJING — China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief Tuesday, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's topmost leaders.
posted: 07/29/2014 3:48 a.m.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis on Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City.
posted: 07/29/2014 3:26 a.m.
SHAKHTYORSK, Ukraine -- Artillery fire blocked the route to the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner in eastern Ukraine on Monday, forcing an international delegation of European monitors and police officials to turn back without reaching the crash site.
posted: 07/29/2014 3:22 a.m.
LONDON -- An international tribunal in The Hague has awarded the shareholders of the now-defunct Yukos oil company about $50 billion, in a ruling on claims that the Russian government illegally seized the company from one of the country's most powerful oligarchs.
posted: 07/29/2014 3:22 a.m.
BEIRUT -- More than 2,000 Syrians -- almost half of them pro-government forces -- have been killed in just over two weeks of fighting in Syria, marking one of the worst death tolls in the country's three-year civil war, opposition activists said Monday.
posted: 07/29/2014 3:19 a.m.
MANILA, Philippines -- Abu Sayyaf gunmen attacked Filipino civilians traveling to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families Monday, killing 21, including at least six children, in a brazen road attack that was the bloodiest in recent years by the militant group, police and military officials said.
posted: 07/29/2014 3:18 a.m.
BEIJING -- Hundreds of police took down a church's cross Monday in a city known as "China's Jerusalem" for its many houses of worship in what analysts call a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity.
posted: 07/29/2014 3:17 a.m.
Libya asks for help as oil inferno spreads
posted: 07/28/2014 9:53 a.m.
BAGHDAD — Iraqi police found 17 bullet-riddled bodies in different areas of the capital, Baghdad, officials said Monday, raising fears of more sectarian bloodletting at a time of soaring tensions after Sunni insurgent seized territory across the country.
updated: 07/28/2014 10:57 a.m.
SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine — Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there.
posted: 07/28/2014 8:01 a.m.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A Gaza park was attacked Monday, killing at least 10 Palestinians, including children, a Palestinian health official said. Israelis and the Palestinians traded blame for the strike.