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China snares 180 fugitives in graft crackdown

China snares 180 fugitives in graft crackdown

China has managed to round up 180 fugitives living in 40 countries to begin to recover billions of dollars in illegal money.
Mary Papenfuss
Controversial cartoon depicts Netanyahu as 9/11 pilot

Controversial cartoon depicts Netanyahu as 9/11 pilot

A cartoon depicting Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu piloting a plane toward a tower flying the U.S. flag, evoking the 9/11 attacks, incited controversy Thursday.
JC Sevcik
Burkina Faso dissolves government, declares state of emergency

Burkina Faso dissolves government, declares state of emergency

Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore declared a state of emergency Thursday and dissolved the government amid unrest over a proposed constitutional change.
JC Finley
Actress Lucy DeCoutere becomes first public accuser of Jian Ghomeshi

Actress Lucy DeCoutere becomes first public accuser of Jian Ghomeshi

Eight women, now including actress Lucy DeCoutere, have stepped forward to accuse popular radio host Jian Ghomeshi of abusive behavior.
Gabrielle Levy
Family asks Iran to release detained Washington Post reporter

Family asks Iran to release detained Washington Post reporter

The family of Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter detained by Iran since July, appealed again on Wednesday for his release.
JC Finley
Father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne dies

Father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne dies

Michael Payne, whose daughter Sarah was abducted and murdered in 2000, was found dead at the age of 45.
Gabrielle Levy
Abbas: Closure of holy site in Jerusalem 'declaration of war'

Abbas: Closure of holy site in Jerusalem 'declaration of war'

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' spokesman warned Thursday the temporary closure of a Jerusalem holy site was "a declaration of war."
JC Finley
North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas

North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas

North Korea reportedly executed 10 members of the Workers Party who were accused of watching South Korean soap operas among other charges.
Aileen Graef
Hong Kong pro-democracy movement considers Beijing protest

Hong Kong pro-democracy movement considers Beijing protest

As Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests enter their second month, student leaders are thinking of taking the protest to Beijing.
JC Finley
White House weighs in on situation in Burkina Faso

White House weighs in on situation in Burkina Faso

The White House responded Thursday to "the deteriorating situation in Burkina Faso," after protests erupted over efforts to extend the president's 27-year rule.
JC Finley
Renewed violence in South Sudan jeopardizes peace talks

Renewed violence in South Sudan jeopardizes peace talks

Renewed unrest in South Sudan after weeks of calm is now threatening peace talks between the government and rebel leaders.
JC Finley
Samantha Power shows 'Ebola handshake' on Liberia trip

Samantha Power shows 'Ebola handshake' on Liberia trip

U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power praised efforts to improve the fight against Ebola in Liberia, the hardest hit of the countries affected by the disease.
Gabrielle Levy
SodaStream to close controversial West Bank factory

SodaStream to close controversial West Bank factory

An Israeli maker of home carbonation systems said Thursday it would close a West Bank factory that prompted a call to boycott the company's products.
Ed Adamczyk
Suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan kills 7 militants

Suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan kills 7 militants

An alleged U.S. drone strike in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday reportedly killed at least seven militants, including a Haqqani commander.
JC Finley
EU report: Sanctions will hit Russia hard in 2015

EU report: Sanctions will hit Russia hard in 2015

A European Union analysis of the effects of economic sanctions against Russia said they will affect Russia far greater than EU countries.
Ed Adamczyk
World Bank donates $100 million more to Ebola fight

World Bank donates $100 million more to Ebola fight

The World Bank announced $100 million more in funding Thursday in its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis.
Ed Adamczyk
U.S.-Japan joint military exercise Orient Shield underway

U.S.-Japan joint military exercise Orient Shield underway

The annual U.S.-Japan joint military exercise, Operation Orient Shield 14, is underway in Japan.
JC Finley
France holds up delivery of warships to Russia

France holds up delivery of warships to Russia

France will not deliver two Mistral-class warships to Russia as planned until certain conditions are met, the French government announced Thursday.
JC Finley
Sweden recognizes Palestinian state

Sweden recognizes Palestinian state

Sweden officially recognized the Palestinian state Thursday, calling it a crucial step in encouraging other countries to do so.
Ed Adamczyk
Mystery drones fly over French nuclear facilities

Mystery drones fly over French nuclear facilities

The presence of unidentified drones, flying over French nuclear power plants, was confirmed by France's electrical power authority.
Ed Adamczyk
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