AP - ap.online.headlines.intl http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.intl News Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:53:11 -0500 8 children killed in home in northern Australia Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:10:46 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/12/19/AS--Australia-Children.Killed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AS--Australia-Children.Killed c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2dfc SYDNEY (AP) — Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said. Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US deal Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:17:44 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/12/19/CB--Cuba-US.Spy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_CB--Cuba-US.Spy c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2dda HAVANA (AP) — The parents of convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo feared the worst when their son failed to call home from prison and they were told he had been taken away at dawn. But officials assured the couple that their son was now better off. Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:03:13 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/12/19/CB--Cuba-Hopes.and.Fears/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_CB--Cuba-Hopes.and.Fears c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2da2 HAVANA (AP) — The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States has unleashed expectations of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings. Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack? Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:05:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/12/18/US-Sony-Hack/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_US-Sony-Hack c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:24ce WASHINGTON (AP) — The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle clues in the hacking tools left behind and the involvement of at least one computer in Bolivia previously traced to other attacks blamed on the North Koreans. Pakistan: 59 militants killed after school massacre Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:16:08 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/12/19/AS-Pakistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AS-Pakistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2dfd ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 59 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, the army said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children -- in a school massacre. In Lebanon, Syrian newborns risk statelessness Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:43:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/12/19/ML--Lebanon-Syria-Refugee.Children/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML--Lebanon-Syria-Refugee.Children c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2e4d BEIRUT (AP) — Nearly 30,000 Syrian children born as refugees in Lebanon are in a legal limbo, not registered with any government, exposing them to the risk of a life of statelessness deprived of basic rights. Brazil graft cases: Beginning of impunity's end? Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:16:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/12/19/Brazil-Battling-Impunity/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_Brazil-Battling-Impunity c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2da3 RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A federal investigation into a kickback scheme at Brazil's state oil company has, so far, ensnared 30 executives. In Sao Paulo, prosecutors accuse 33 businessmen of running a "cartel" to profit from the city's subway system. Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:47:16 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/12/18/EU-Russia-Putin/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU-Russia-Putin c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2761 MOSCOW (AP) — Sternly warning the West it cannot defang the metaphorical Russian bear, a confident-looking President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday to shore up the plummeting ruble and revive the economy within two years. European court rules obesity can be a disability Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:20:46 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/12/18/EU--Europe-Obesity.Ruling/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Europe-Obesity.Ruling c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:27d9 LONDON (AP) — Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday — a decision that could have widespread consequences across the 28-nation bloc for the way in which employers deal with severely overweight staff. Analysis: New focus on how Pakistan will address militancy Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:46:54 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/12/18/AS--Pakistan-Analysis/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AS--Pakistan-Analysis c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:294f ISLAMABAD (AP) — Many wonder if the attack that killed 148 people at a Pakistani school will be a watershed in the country's long, conflicted history with Islamic militancy. Suspected Islamic extremists kidnap 185 in Nigeria Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:21:20 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/12/18/AF--Nigeria-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AF--Nigeria-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:28d3 MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists killed 35 people and kidnapped at least 185 in an attack near the town where nearly 300 schoolgirls were taken hostage in April, witnesses said Thursday. 8 children killed in home in northern Australia Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:51:29 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/12/19/AS--Australia-Children.Killed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AS--Australia-Children.Killed c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2d10 SYDNEY (AP) — Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said. Sony film took aim at North Korea's biggest taboo Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:37:48 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/12/18/AS--Sony.Hack-North.Korea_s.Fury/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AS--Sony.Hack-North.Korea_s.Fury c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:285b TOKYO (AP) — If the U.S. government's claim is correct that North Korea was involved in the unprecedented hack attack on Sony Pictures that scuttled Seth Rogen's latest comedy, no one can say they weren't warned. The movie, "The Interview," pushed all of North Korea's buttons. Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US deal Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:52:51 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/12/19/CB--Cuba-US.Spy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_CB--Cuba-US.Spy c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2c81 HAVANA (AP) — When convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo failed to call home from prison, his parents went to the jail to see if their son had fallen ill. Officials told the elderly couple not to worry, saying only that he was better off. Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:27:26 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/12/18/CB--Cuba-Hopes.and.Fears/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_CB--Cuba-Hopes.and.Fears c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2bb2 HAVANA (AP) — The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States unleashed expectations Thursday of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings. Next steps on Cuba: Normalizing could take awhile Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:53:11 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/12/18/US-United-States-Cuba-Next-Steps/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_US-United-States-Cuba-Next-Steps c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2b24 WASHINGTON (AP) — How does one end almost 54 years of hostility toward a next-door neighbor? Pope Benedict helped free American from Cuba Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:05:36 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/12/18/EU-REL--Vatican-US-Cuba/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU-REL--Vatican-US-Cuba c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2a0b VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis rightly got credit for helping bring the U.S. and Cuba together and free U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross. But it was Francis' predecessor, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, who made the first high-level Vatican manoeuver to release Gross, spurred in part by an unlikely group of papal lobbyists. EU leaders agree to fund for jumpstarting growth Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:16:44 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/12/18/European.Union-Summit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_European.Union-Summit c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2ace BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Thursday to create a strategic investment fund that could generate up to 315 billion euros ($386 billion) in private- and public-sector money to upgrade infrastructure, jumpstart the EU's sluggish economies and ignite job growth. Sony film took aim at North Korea's biggest taboo Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:29:23 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/12/18/AS--Sony.Hack-North.Korea_s.Fury/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AS--Sony.Hack-North.Korea_s.Fury c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:29f8 TOKYO (AP) — If the U.S. government's claim is correct that North Korea was involved in the unprecedented hack attack on Sony Pictures that scuttled Seth Rogen's latest comedy, no one can say they weren't warned. The movie, "The Interview," pushed all of North Korea's buttons. FACT CHECK: Putin on the ruble collapse, Ukraine Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:46:56 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/12/18/EU--Russia-Putin-Fact.Check/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Russia-Putin-Fact.Check c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:29c8 MOSCOW (AP) — A fact-checking look at some of Russian President Vladimir Putin's statements on the ruble collapse and the Ukrainian crisis from his annual news conference Thursday: