Cardinal Timothy Dolan said Sunday (March 9) that Pope Francis is asking the Catholic Church to look at the possibility of recognizing civil unions for gay couples, although the archbishop of New York said that he would be “unc...
North Korean state media say leader Kim Jong Un has been elected to the country's highest legislative body, with 100 percent of the voters in his district turning out for the election and all of them casting their ballot for him.
A group of Greek Orthodox nuns held by rebels since December are back in Syria, a day after being released in neighboring Lebanon.
Prison guards meet in the desert to hand off chemicals for executions. A corrections boss loaded with cash travels to a pharmacy in another state to buy lethal sedatives. States across the country refuse to identify the drugs t...
Upcoming Biblical epic "Noah" has been banned in several Middle Eastern countries because it portrays the prophet Noah.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe says pro-Russian forces in Crimea have again refused entry to a team of international monitors trying to enter that part of Ukraine.
The Pentagon estimates there are now about 20,000 Russian troops in Ukraine, as East-West tensions simmer over Russia's intervention in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel would give up some settlements in a peace deal with the Palestinians.
The United Nation's humanitarian chief says almost the entire Muslim population of the capital of the Central African Republic has fled after a campaign of violence by largely Christian militias.
Vietnamese authorities say the last detected signal from a missing Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing was above an area about 240 kilometers off the coast of Vietnam's southwestern Tho Chu island.