Niger, Chad troops fend off Boko Haram attack, destroy militant base inside Nigeria

NIAMEY, Niger –  Niger says its troops fended off an attack on its territory by Boko Haram and destroyed a base used by the Islamic extremists inside neighboring Nigeria. Niger’s Defense Ministry said in a statement Tuesday that the [...]

Son of Argentine president says news reports claiming he had bank account in the US are false

FILE – This April 27, 2012 file photo shows the son of Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez, Maximo Kirchner, smiling before attending a rally in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Maximo Kirchner is denying press reports alleging [...]

At least 4 killed, dozens captured in clash between vigilante groups in troubled Mexican state

MEXICO CITY –  A clash between two vigilante “self-defense” groups in the troubled Mexican state of Guerrero killed at least four people and dozens more were taken prisoner by each side, a leader of one of the groups said Tuesday. Over [...]

Nigeria’s president-elect Muhummadu Buhari is known as strict, severe from his earlier rule

Opposition candidate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari holds his ballot paper in the air before casting his vote in his home town of Daura, northern Nigeria Saturday, March 28, 2015. Nigerians went to the polls Saturday in presidential elections [...]

Death toll rises to 14 in attempt to take gasoline from crashed tanker in Mexico

MEXICO CITY –  The death toll from the explosion of a crashed gasoline tanker truck in southern Mexico rose to 14 on Tuesday. The Tabasco state prosecutor’s office said through its official Twitter account that two more people had [...]

Airbus patents touchscreen ‘smart window’ for airplanes

The airplanes of the future may have touchscreen interactive windows. (AP Photo) Airline passengers of the future may all be clamoring for a window seat if Airbus’ newest design comes to fruition. The France-based aircraft [...]

Popular Yosemite National Park lookout opens early in season

Yosemite is one of the nation’s busiest parks each year. (AP Photo) A road leading to spectacular views of California’s Yosemite National Park opened to drivers on Saturday, marking the earliest date for the occasion [...]

Congolese commanders sign declaration to combat sexual violence in war, a move welcomed by UN

UNITED NATIONS –  Congolese army commanders have signed a declaration to combat rape in war, a move the United Nations welcomed as an important step in the fight against sexual violence during conflicts. The declaration, signed in Congo’s [...]

Buhari campaign: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan concedes defeat

March 30, 2015: A young Nigerian girl walks past election posters, some showing presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, in Kaduna, Nigeria. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay) Former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign said [...]

Germany, France, Italy plan to develop military drones

March 31, 2015: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande brief the media after a meeting of German and French ministers in the chancellery in Berlin. (AP) BERLIN –  Germany and France plan to work [...]