Czech Republic

Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic Jamal Al Jamal is pictured in Prague, Czech Republic. (AP Photo/CTK, Krumphanzl Michal, File)

Palestinian ambassador in Prague killed in blast

PRAGUE (AP) — The Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic died Wednesday in a blast that occurred when he opened an old safe that had been left untouched for more than 20 years, officials said. […]

01/01/2014

Solar Decathalon

Collegiate teams donate solar contest homes

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, […]

10/14/2013

Kremlin, Moscow

Trapped in Transit: Orwellian Moscow airport hotel

SHEREMETYEVO AIRPORT (AP) — “An interesting route, Mr. Phillips,” says the airport transit desk employee. “This activity makes for suspicion.” It was the start of an Orwellian adventure in which I deliberately got myself sequestered […]

06/28/2013

An Ikea store. (AP Photo)

Horse meat found in Ikea’s Swedish meatballs

STOCKHOLM (AP) – Furniture retailer Ikea says it has halted all sales of meat balls in Sweden after Czech authorities detected horse meat in frozen meatballs that were labeled as beef and pork.

02/25/2013

Russian plane crash

4 dead after airliner goes off Moscow runway, catches fire

MOSCOW (AP) — A passenger airliner careered off the runway at Russia’s third-busiest airport and partly onto a highway while landing on Saturday, broke into pieces and caught fire, killing at least four people.

12/29/2012