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  • British citizen fighting with Kurds killed in Syria

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — A Kurdish commander says a British citizen fighting alongside his forces against the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria. Redor Khalil, a commander in the YPG militia, said Wednesday…

  • Eurozone outlook ‘brightens’ as survey finds top 4 growing

    LONDON (AP) — A closely watched barometer of the 19-country eurozone economy shows growth in February running at a seven-month high, the latest in a string of evidence suggesting the region’s recovery is gaining momentum.…

  • 3 sought over deadly 1982 attack in Paris’ Jewish quarter

    PARIS (AP) — More than 32 years after a deadly terror attack in Paris’ old Jewish quarter, French authorities have identified three suspects and are seeking their arrest. On Aug. 9, 1982, grenade-throwing Palestinians burst…

  • Dice-K starts comeback bid in Japan with solid outing

    NISHINOMIYA, Japan (AP) — Daisuke Matsuzaka made the first start of his comeback in Japan on Wednesday, returning to the scene of one of his most memorable pitching performances. After eight seasons in Major League…

  • Nearly 1,000 migrants rescued off Italy; 10 die

    ROME (AP) — Italy’s Coast Guard is bringing nearly 1,000 migrants to southern Italian ports from several different boat rescues, but 10 migrants perished at sea. The Coast Guard said Wednesday its vessels and three…

  • Honey, we shrunk the SUV _ and Europe loves it

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrunken Utility Vehicle. An array of ever-smaller sport-utility vehicles and SUV crossovers is going on display this week at the Geneva Auto Show. Automakers are…

  • US, Iran resume nuclear talks after Netanyahu speech

    MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Undeterred by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scathing speech against an Iran nuclear deal, U.S. and Iranian negotiators have resumed work on an agreement meant to crimp Iran’s atomic program in…

  • Ukrainian parl’t told 32 workers killed in coal mine blast

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — An explosion at a coal-mine in war-torn eastern Ukraine killed 32 workers Wednesday, the speaker of Ukraine’s parliament said. Rebels who control the area, however, confirmed only one death. Volodymyr Groysman…

  • Ailing Malaysia Airlines readies for drastic overhaul

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — After a year of calamity, Malaysia Airlines is shrinking to survive. The disappearance of Flight 370 one year ago, combined with the downing of Flight 17 over a rebel held…

  • Europe stocks gain, Asia mixed as data, China target awaited

    BEIJING (AP) — European stocks gained while Asian markets faltered Wednesday as investors looked ahead to U.S. economic data and China’s announcement of its annual growth target. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, France’s CAC-40 added…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    MISSIONARIES RELEASED-VENEZUELA North Dakota missionaries detained in Venezuela return home FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Four American missionaries released by Venezuelan authorities after several days of detention and questioning say they’re relieved to be back home…

  • Prince William meets elephant on final day of China tour

    BEIJING (AP) — Britain’s Prince William highlighted his interest in wildlife conservation on the final stop of his China tour Wednesday, feeding baskets of carrots to an elephant in the country’s southwest. The second in…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asia stocks down after US fall as China growth goal eyed BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower today after Wall Street declined and investors looked ahead to U.S. economic data…

  • Ukraine parliament speaker says 32 killed in mine blast in war-torn eastern Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine parliament speaker says 32 killed in mine blast in war-torn eastern Ukraine.

  • Hilton brother Conrad agrees to plead to assault on flight

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paris Hilton’s youngest brother, Conrad, agreed to plead guilty to assaulting flight attendants on a trip from London to Los Angeles last year during which authorities say he called other passengers…