Pope-Patriarch meeting seen by Russians as significant

MOSCOW (AP) — Russians ranging from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to ordinary citizens are seeing the landmark meeting of the heads of Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches as having significance far beyond...

Rock band kicks off rescheduled tour after Paris carnage

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Jesse Hughes, frontman of the U.S. band whose Nov. 13 gig at the Bataclan theater in Paris was stormed by Islamic extremist suicide bombers killing 89 people, says "my friends died very...

Russian PM: West rekindling the Cold War

MUNICH (AP) — Russia's prime minister accused the West on Saturday of rekindling the Cold War, telling a meeting of top defense officials, diplomats and national leaders that sanctions imposed after the annexation...

Urbanization leads to change in type of bacteria in the home

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether it's a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is covered in bacteria, and new research from the Amazon suggests city dwellers might want to open a window.

Scientists traveled...

Syrian troops capture village near northern city of Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state TV and an opposition activist group say government forces have captured another village near Aleppo, tightening the noose around rebel-held parts of the northern city.

State TV and...

Amid multitude of woes, Egypt leader says democracy is back

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president said Saturday that his country has established democratic and constitutional rule after years of turmoil following the 2011 uprising, but rights groups say he has presided over an...

Officials: 6 Afghan security men killed in Taliban attacks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents killed six Afghan security personnel Saturday in two separate attacks, Afghan officials said.

Four policemen were killed and seven others wounded in double-suicide...

Israeli military: Palestinian killed after attacking soldier

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says a Palestinian was shot and killed after she pulled out a knife and attacked a soldier on guard near a sensitive West Bank holy site.

It said Saturday's incident...