JASCE, Poland (AP) — In imaginary emergency drills, Polish security forces evacuated the Interior Ministry and rescued foreigners supposedly injured in a cross-border helicopter crash as part of Poland's first nationwide security exercises for decades.
At a time when Russia is saber-rattling and the Middle East is in turmoil, a welcome geopolitical trifecta could be in the making. The United States is poised to surpass Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world’s top oil producer. Canada’s oil sands have vaulted the country to energy superpower status. Mexico is embarking on a historic constitutional energy overhaul that its president promises will propel the country’s economy.
Kosovo's parliament approved on April 23 an EU-backed special court to try ethnic Albanian ex-guerrillas accused of harvesting organs from Serbs captured in the 1998-99 Kosovo war.
Kathmandu, Nepal - To set foot on Mount Everest is to risk death. Mountaineering tourists and their native Nepali guides both have this on their minds, as they straddle cavernous ravines in the ice.
Last week it was noted that a pair of academic researchers said the US was starting to look less like a democracy and more like an oligarchy, where a wealthy elite determines public policy. Here's another bit of cheer in that regard.
An "object of interest" in the search for missing Malaysian Airlines plane has been recovered on the coast of Western Australia, several hours drive south of Perth, officials said.
Deadly protests have broken out in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro following the death of a young man allegedly beaten by police.
Big day for tech giants.
Apple, Facebook and Zynga report quarterly earnings Wednesday after the stock market closes. Apple may hint at new products. Facebook could discuss plans for WhatsApp. And Zynga, with FarmVille 2, looks for stronger numbers.
A majority of Lebanese parliamentarians may submit blank voting slips on April 23 in the first ballot for a new president, political sources said, as they struggle to agree on a consensus candidate after months of violence and political deadlock.
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on April 22 he would not let unions stage a May Day rally in Istanbul's Taksim Square, where huge protests took place last year, in an announcement that may set the scene for fresh clashes there.
Syria announced a presidential election for June 3 on Monday, preparing the ground for Bashar al-Assad to defy widespread opposition and extend his grip on power, days after he said the civil war was turning in his favor. Western and Gulf Arab countries that back Assad's opponents have called plans for an election a "parody of democracy" and said it would wreck efforts to negotiate a peace settlement.
Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3, the country's parliament speaker announced April 21, a vote President Bashar Assad is likely to contest, and win, as the country enters its fourth year of war.
A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 15 people and wounded nearly 50 others in Iraq on April 20, officials said.
Four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released, France's presidential palace said Saturday. President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement he felt "immense relief" after learning of the release of Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres - all said to be in good health despite "very trying conditions" of their captivity.
Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.
Six people have been confirmed dead and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept through a route used by climbers to scale Mount Everest.
Peruvian authorities have ordered the preventative evacuation of 4,000 people living near the Ubinas volcano, which has been spouting ash clouds up to 2 miles (nearly 4 kilometers) high.