International

HELSINKI (AP) — Police in Sweden say one mosque has been vandalized and a second mosque in the same town set ablaze by a suspected arsonist, leaving at least five people injured. Police said Friday the two attacks in the central Swedish town of Eskilstuna took place within hours...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says it has arrested the Femen activist who on Christmas Day bared her chest and snatched the statue of Baby Jesus in the life-size Nativity scene in the center of St. Peter's Square. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Lombardi said Friday that Ukrainian...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A third priest has been killed in the "hot lands" region of Mexico's southern Guerrero state. The bishop of the diocese in Ciudad Altamirano said Friday that the Rev. Gregorio Lopez Gorostieta was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head near a highway on...
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine that describes NATO's military buildup near the Russian borders as the top military threat amid Russia-West tensions over Ukraine. The document released by the Kremlin on Friday maintains the provisions of...
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine has suspended train and bus services to the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula, citing security concerns. The state railways company said that trains bound for Crimea's regional capital of Simferopol and the port of Sevastopol will run only to stations...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A teenager was released from custody on Friday after his arrest for allegedly insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan caused uproar in the country. The 16-year old student, identified by his initials M.E.A, was taken away from his school on...
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — A radio station funded by the U.S. government says its office in Azerbaijan's capital of Baku has been raided by prosecutors who claim to have a court decision to shut it down. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on Friday quoted the director of its...
NEW DELHI (AP) — The wedding season is in full swing in India, marking what should be the busiest time of year for the traditional brass bands that lead raucous processions announcing the arrival of the bridegroom to the neighborhood. Dressed in faded military-style uniforms or...
JERUSALEM (AP) — A struggle for women's rights is brewing within Israel's deeply conservative ultra-Orthodox community, where women, largely shut out of politics, are beginning to demand greater representation in the country's parliament. More than 20 percent of Israeli...