Bishop returns to jail after contacting girlfriend
A judge has revoked bail for a defense contractor accused of giving military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend because he sent her a letter and email.
Guilty plea for NYC man who smuggled rhino horns
A New York City antiques dealer has pleaded guilty to conspiracy for smuggling artifacts made from rhinoceros horns from the U.S. to China.
Suspect in eight killings in Mexico held on $1M bond
A man sought in the killing of eight Mexican municipal government officials 13 years ago is being held on $1 million bail in California on marijuana-cultivation charges while authorities sort out their next step.
New German gov't to allow more dual citizens
Turkish or German? For millions of immigrants' sons and daughters who grew up speaking German, immersed in German culture, yet feeling the emotional pull to ancestral roots, it's been a tough choice.
UN asks Dominican Republic to restore nationality
The United Nations is asking the Dominican Republic to quickly restore the nationality of individuals affected by a recent court decision that could revoke the citizenship of tens of thousands of people.
Mandela daughters ask that film's premiere go on
People attending the London premiere of a new film about Nelson Mandela were told of his death as the closing credits rolled.
American chemistry teacher shot jogging in Benghazi
The State Department has confirmed that an American citizen was shot and killed in Benghazi, Libya, today.
South Africans mourn, celebrate Mandela
South Africans are reacting to the death of Nelson Mandela with deep sadness at the loss of a man considered by many to be the father of the nation.
Legendary activist, leader Nelson Mandela dies at age 95
His native land and the world are mourning the loss of South African leader Nelson Mandela. The country's first black president has died at 95 after a long illness.
Aussie FM expresses 'regrets' spying on Indonesia
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Thursday that her government regrets the harm caused to Indonesia's president and its people by reports that Australia tapped his phone.
Venezuelan embassy in Kenya linked to drugs
A witness testifying in Kenya in the trial of a former diplomat charged with the murder of the acting Venezuelan ambassador says the embassy's diplomatic bag was used to traffic drugs.
US envoy says Afghan president unchanged on deal
The U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan says Afghan President Hamid Karzai still refuses to sign a security deal with the United States until after next April's elections.
Kerry seeks to soothe Israeli security concerns
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that Israel's security is a necessary part of its ongoing peace negotiations with Palestinians, a process he described as making some progress.
UK government predicting surplus by decade's end
British finance minister George Osborne painted a brighter economic picture for the U.K. economy, revising up his growth forecasts and even suggesting that the country could be running a budget surplus by the end of the decade.
Al-Qaida-style attack in Yemen's capital kills over 50
Militants stormed the Defense Ministry in the heart of Yemen's capital Thursday, killing 52 people, including at least seven foreigners, in a suicide car bombing and assault by gunmen.
Ecuador shuts down nonprofit environmental group
Ecuador's government has summarily shut down a nonprofit environmental group that opposes Amazon rainforest oil drilling, alleging that it incited abusive public behavior.
Syrian refugees flee for safety through the desert
Deep in the desert, far from the crossing points near southern Syrian towns which refugees have used in the past, aid workers say more refugees are making the trek to this remote spot because the towns have become more dangerous.
Pentagon to reassure Gulf allies on Iran deal
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel faces a tough challenge as he looks to reassure nervous allied Gulf nations that the U.S. will continue its strong military support to the region, even as world powers move forward on the nuclear pact with Iran.
Libyan officials say US teacher killed in Benghazi
Libyan government officials said Thursday that an American teacher from Texas has been shot to death while jogging in the city of Benghazi.
Murdered British soldier was chosen at random, killer says
A man accused of brutally killing a British soldier on a London street last summer said Thursday that he simply attacked the first serviceman he spotted, saying "it was almost as if Allah had chosen him."
Sweden's spying on Russia key to US, report says
Sweden's public broadcaster said Thursday it has obtained secret documents, leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, that suggests a Swedish spy agency has been a key supplier of intelligence on Russian leaders to the U.S.
EU says its foreign Syria fighters may total 2,000
Belgium's interior minister on Thursday said the overall number of fighters in Syria from the European Union could be as many as 2,000.
Toronto mayor denies offering to buy crack video
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is denying allegations in newly released court documents that he offered $5,000 and a car to suspected drug dealers in exchange for a video that appears to show him smoking crack.
Delta jet makes emergency landing at Madrid airport
A Delta Air Lines passenger jet that experienced a hydraulics problem after taking off in Spain, returned to the airport in Madrid and made an emergency landing on Thursday, officials said.
Cuba reforms seen as changing ideals, values
The free market is still limited in Cuba, but it's already changing lives and reshaping attitudes. Some fear — and others hope — that values from a half-century of Communist rule are taking root more with each passing day.
Hurricane-force gusts slam UK as huge tidal surge looms
Hurricane-force wind gusts struck Great Britain on Thursday -- killing at least two people, severely disrupting travel, and leaving tens of thousands of homes without electricity.
Disgraced priest to wed pope adviser's daughter
This weekend a former top official at the Legion of Christ, who left the priesthood after admitting he fathered a son, is marrying the child's mother -- who is the daughter of a former U.S. ambassador and one of Pope Francis' top advisers.
Nations await draw Friday to determine World Cup games
More than 30 nations that qualified for the 2014 World Cup will be hoping for luck Friday when their names are drawn to determine where, when and who they will play in Brazil next June at soccer's showcase tournament.
US accuses Russian diplomats of Medicaid Fraud
More than a dozen Russian diplomats and their spouses living in New York City have been charged in a $1.5 million Medicaid fraud in the United States, officials said Thursday.