By Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press
December 5, 2013 10:16 a.m.
ADEN, Yemen — A suicide car bomber struck Yemen's Defense Ministry Thursday, killing 18 soldiers and paving the way for a carload of gunmen wearing army uniforms to storm the heavily guarded compound in the capital of Sanaa, military and hospital officials said.
By JOSHUA GOODMAN, Associated Press
December 5, 2013 10:14 a.m.
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelans have been scrambling for dollars for weeks, taking refuge in the greenback as their own currency is in free fall. Rather than address the economic imbalances behind the bolivar's plunge, the government is going after the bearers of the bad news — it's blocking websites people use to track exchange rates on the black market.
By KRISTA LARSON, Associated Press
December 5, 2013 10:12 a.m.
BANGUI, Central African Republic — Witnesses and aid workers say at least 98 people are dead in the capital of the Central African Republic after a day of clashes between the Muslim armed fighters who rule the country and a Christian militia who opposes them.
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
December 5, 2013 10:10 a.m.
BEIJING — Casting a spotlight on China's controls on the media, Vice President Joe Biden met with U.S. journalists working in Beijing Thursday after publicly criticizing how they're treated by China's government.
By Donna Cassata, Associated Press
December 5, 2013 10:07 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching ads backing eight-term Republican Rep. Mike Simpson, who faces a primary challenge in Idaho, and two GOP candidates in West Virginia as the business organization ramps up its political activity for next year's congressional elections.