Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum named president of Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum has been named the new president of Iraq following a parliamentary vote.Massoum, 76, is one of the founders of current President Jalal Talabani's Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party....

France: Air Algerie flight vanishes over Mali

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and...

[Newsmaker] Xi wields economic might on Latin America tour

HAVANA (AFP) ― Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up a nine-day Latin American tour in Cuba on Wednesday, heading home with dozens of deals underlining Beijing’s growing interest ― and influence ― in the region.Xi kicked off...

Taiwan plane crash kills 48, injures 10

TAIPEI (AP) ― A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 48 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground.The ATR-72 operated by Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways was ca...