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Ukraine says Crimea transport halt temporary

December 28, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Ukraine says Crimea transport halt temporary

A train from Ukraine arrives at a railway station in Simferopol, Crimea, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. Ukraine on Friday blocked rail and bus travel between the mainland and the peninsula that was annexed by Russia in March. On Saturday, the Crimean customs service said automobiles were also blocked at two of the three crossing points [&hellip...

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New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat

December 27, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev speaks during a presentation of his new book “After Kremlin” in a book store in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. Gorbachev criticized the West for the latest tensions with Russia, saying that Russian...

Saudi to dig into reserves for 2015 budget

December 26, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Saudi to dig into reserves for 2015 budget

FILE – In this Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 file photo, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Ibrahim Naimi leaves the hall during the opening day of the 10th Arab energy Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saudi...

Detente spawns Cuban worry on US migration rights

December 26, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Detente spawns Cuban worry on US migration rights

People queue for visas at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. After the surprise announcement of the restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the U.S., many Cubans expressed hope that it will mean greater access to jobs...

AP PHOTOS: Fresh donkey milk for sale on streets of Chile

December 26, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on AP PHOTOS: Fresh donkey milk for sale on streets of Chile

In this Dec. 13, 2014 photo, Ricardo Alegria holds his donkeys by a leash as he yells to sell their milk in the streets of Santiago, Chile. Alegria, along with his brother Marco, has been selling fresh donkey milk for the past 25 years, and says it’s...

Saudi women drivers referred to terrorism court

December 26, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Saudi women drivers referred to terrorism court

FILE – This Nov. 30, 2014 image made from video released by Loujain al-Hathloul, shows her driving towards the United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia border before her arrest on Dec. 1, 2014, in Saudi Arabia. Two Saudi women, including al-Hathloul,...

UK queen calls for harmony in Christmas message

December 26, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on UK queen calls for harmony in Christmas message

Britain’s Princess Harry leaves after attending the British royal family’s traditional Christmas Day church service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) SANDRINGHAM, England (AP) —...

Report: Ebola survival improving in Sierra Leone

December 25, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Report: Ebola survival improving in Sierra Leone

FILE – In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, a healthcare worker dons protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment center in Freetown, Sierra Leone. In a letter published online Wednesday, Dec. 24. 2014, by the New England Journal of Medicine,...

Faithful flock to Bethlehem for Christmas

December 25, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Faithful flock to Bethlehem for Christmas

A Palestinian dressed as Santa Claus holds balloons at Manger Square, outside the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Christmas Eve Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014....

Graying Cold War fugitives spawn potential Cuba-US tension

December 24, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Graying Cold War fugitives spawn potential Cuba-US tension

FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2013 file photo, U.S. citizen William Potts Jr. center, holds the hand of his wife Aime Quesada as they leave their home in Havana, Cuba. Potts Jr., a self-styled black militant who hijacked a Piedmont Airlines flight en route...