Ex-Israeli PM Ehud Olmert sentenced for taking bribes from U.S. businessman

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to eight months in prison for taking cash from an American businessman.He was also fined $25,700.Police said Olmert received the money from 1993 through 2006,

Inside the battle for Ramadi: Iraqi soldier recalls the battle with ISIS

Flanked by friends on a busy downtown Baghdad street, Asa'ad al-Yassiri pulls out a tattered piece of paper. It's his medical release from the Iraqi military, allowing him leave for a bullet wound to his left arm.

Sex trade goes underground in China's 'sin city'

When Han Yulai, a businessman in Dongguan, a town in southern China's manufacturing heartland, had clients in town for a factory visit or trade fairs, he would always offer them what he calls the "Dongguan standard."In the evening,

Obama acts to remove Cuba from terror list

President Barack Obama recommended Tuesday that Cuba be removed from the U.S. government's list of state sponsors of terrorism. Long sought by the Cuban government, Obama's decision, expected for weeks now, will likely expedite plans to re-establish embassies in both Washington and Havana.

Obama downplays Russia weapons system sale to Iran

President Barack Obama on Friday downplayed the significance of Russia's recent announcement that it would sell a missile-defense system to Iran, despite the White House having pressured Moscow since 2009 to refrain from making the transfer and having long seen limiting Tehran's military capacity as a key strategic objective.

Carter: Iraqis showed 'no will to fight' in Ramadi

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in his first comments since the key town of Ramadi fell to ISIS, blamed the weak state of Iraq's military as one major reason for the city's fall, in an exclusive interview on CNN's "State of the Union" aired Sunday.

Peru declares state of emergency over mining violence.

Peru declared a state of emergency in two provinces starting Saturday after protests against a mining project turned violent."The government has announced a declaration of a state of emergency in all the districts in Islay,

Ireland votes overwhelmingly in favor of same-sex marriage.

Same-sex couples will soon be able to walk down the aisle in the Emerald Isle.Voters in Ireland overwhelmingly chose to change their nation's constitution Friday, becoming the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage through popular vote.

Iraqis launch counterattack against ISIS near Ramadi.

After days of ISIS fighters advancing east out of Ramadi, an alliance of Iraqi forces opposed to the terror group have launched a counterattack -- hoping to push them away from a key Iraqi military base and the country's capital.

Suspect in death of woman held in box killed by Missouri police.

A Missouri woman kept captive in a wooden box for four months escaped in April, only to be shot to death this week along with her son -- and the suspect in their deaths was killed Saturday, authorities said.