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Obama pledges ‘responsible end’ to Afghanistan war

President Barack Obama waves as he arrives for a troop rally after arriving at Bagram Air Field for an unannounced visit, on Sunday, May 25, 2014, north of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) President Barack Obama waves as he arrives for a troop rally after arriving at...

Belgium faces tough coalition talks after vote

BRUSSELS (AP) — Initial results of Belgian national elections show big gains for the regionalist N-VA party in northern Flanders while the PS socialists were the biggest vote getters in southern Wallonia, raising the possibility of complicated coalition talks to form a...
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City in China bombing divided by ethnic tension

In this Friday, May 23, 2014 photo, ethnic Chinese and Uighur commuters take a public bus in Urumqi, China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang. State media say ethnic Chinese and minorities mix easily in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang region. But interviews with more than...
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Poll: Billionaire wins Ukraine presidential vote

An elderly woman casts her vote in the presidential election in the eastern town of Krasnoarmeisk, Ukraine, Sunday, May 25, 2014. Ukraine’s critical presidential election got underway Sunday under the wary scrutiny of a world eager for stability in a country rocked by a...
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Thai junta warns protesters patience is ebbing

An anti-coup protester cries as she asks a Thai soldier to go away during a demonstration in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May 25, 2014. The top general in Thailand’s ruling junta warned people Sunday not to join anti-coup street protests, saying normal democratic principles...
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Obama slips into Afghanistan to visit US troops

President Barack Obama is greeted by US Ambassador to Afghanistan James Cunningham, second from left, and Marine General Joseph Dunford, commander of the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), left, as he steps off Air Force One after arriving at Bagram Air Field...
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Belgium hunts for suspect in Jewish attack; 4 dead

An orthodox Jew and a boy pass two police officers in Antwerp, Belgium, on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Police stepped up security at Jewish institutions, schools and synagogues after three people were killed and one seriously injured in a spree of gunfire at the Jewish Museum in...
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Ukraine holds presidential vote; rebels reject it

An elderly woman casts her vote in the presidential election in the eastern town of Krasnoarmeisk, Ukraine, Sunday, May 25, 2014. Ukraine’s critical presidential election got underway Sunday under the wary scrutiny of a world eager for stability in a country rocked by a...
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A long line signals hope in a Ukraine neighborhood

Ukrainians stand in line for receive their ballots at a polling station during presidential and mayoral elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, May, 25, 2014. Ukraine’s critical presidential election got underway Sunday under the wary scrutiny of a world eager for stability in...
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Pope condemns deadly Brussels attack

Pope Francis waves upon his arrival at the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Pope Francis landed Sunday in the West Bank town of Bethlehem in a symbolic nod to Palestinian aspirations for their own state as he began a busy second day of his Mideast pilgrimage....