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War-weary Afghans revel in soccer victory

September 12, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Afghans welcome their national soccer team a day after they beat India 2-0 in the South Asian Football Federation Championship in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept, 12, 2013. Afghans welcomed home their national soccer team with exuberance and joy, a day after the squad won the war-weary country its first international trophy in the sport.(AP Photo/Ahmad...

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South Korea hoists national flag in Pyongyang

September 12, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Thursday Sept. 12, 2013 photo, participants in the 2013 Asian Cup and Interclub Weightlifting Championship stand behind their flag bearers at the opening ceremony in Pyongyang, North Korea. South Korean athletes marched with their national flag at the...

Hurricane Humberto forms in the Atlantic

September 11, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

This NOAA satellite image taken Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 10:45 AM EDT shows showers and thunderstorms across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Central Appalachians ahead of an approaching cold front. Additional thunderstorms are seen across Florida....

Diplomats move on 2 fronts on Syria weapons

September 11, 2013 • National News, World NewsComments (0)

In this Sept. 10, 2013, photo, President Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House in Washington. Some of Obama’s top allies say the president misread a few crucial political forces when he asked...

Question of enforcement casts cloud on Syria plan

September 10, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem speaks to the media in Moscow, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. Syria’s foreign minister said his country welcomes Russia’s proposal for it to place its chemical weapons under international control and then dismantle...

Bach elected IOC president, gets call from Putin

September 10, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Jacques Rogge, right, outgoing president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), points to Thomas Bach of Germany, left, after Bach was elected as the new IOC president during the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013....

Long-lost painting by Van Gogh is identified

September 10, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

CAPTION CORRECTION, CORRECTS SPELLING OF SURNAME TO REFLECT AP STYLE – Van Gogh Museum director Axel Rueger, left, and senior researcher Louis van Tilborgh, right, unveil “Sunset at Montmajour” during a press conference at the Van Gogh...

Mexico proposes sweeping social program changes

September 8, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Former presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks to supporters during an act to protest against the governments proposed energy reforms that would allow private companies to explore the country’s oil and gas reserves, in Mexico City,...

Strong showing for Navalny in Moscow mayoral race

September 8, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gestures as he speaks to the media at his headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. Two exit polls in Moscow’s mayoral election are predicting a stronger showing than expected for opposition leader...

Wrestling wins IOC vote for place in 2020 Olympics

September 8, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Wrestling legend Dan Gable and his grandchildren react after the International Olympic Committee voted, in a meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to reinstate wrestling for the 2020 Olympics, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Iowa City...