BUDAPEST, Hungary — Tempers flared among the thousands trapped in a makeshift refugee camp in the heart of Budapest on Wednesday as Hungary played hardball with its unwelcome visitors for a second day, blocking train-ticket-clutching migrants from traveling deeper into Europe.
BAGHDAD -- Masked men in military uniforms kidnapped 18 Turkish citizens in Baghdad early Wednesday, herding them into several SUVs and speeding away in a brazen operation that laid bare serious security gaps in the heavily defended city.
Sweden’s 200-year-old posture of military neutrality has been eroding amid European integration, and a perceived new threat from Russia has politicians now talking about abandoning it altogether and joining NATO.
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A special edition swipe card for Taiwan's mass transit featuring the clothed image of a Japanese porn star sold out within hours via a telephone hotline, despite a storm of opposition.
BANGKOK -- Thai police said Wednesday a prime suspect in Bangkok's deadly bombing has admitted to being near the shrine where the attack took place but denied placing the bomb, as other clues increasingly linked the blast to Thailand's forced repatriation of members of a minority ethnic group to China.
MIAMI — Vice President Joe Biden came to Florida on Wednesday to lend a hand to Senate Democrats and the administration’s education agenda, on a trip watched for any hint that he’ll seek the presidency.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- With a historic visit to the Alaska Arctic, President Barack Obama on Wednesday turned the spotlight on the plight of Alaska Natives and others who toil in rural areas under rough-and-tumble conditions that most Americans would be hard-pressed to imagine.
BALTIMORE -- A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man who had been seriously injured while in custody. The judge also refused to remove the prosecutor in the case that sparked riots in Baltimore last spring.
BILLINGS, Mont. -- U.S. transportation officials on Wednesday offered $10 million in grants for states to upgrade highway-rail crossings and tracks in response to a recent surge in flammable fuel shipments.
WASHINGTON -- The House Judiciary Committee will hold Congress' first hearing on the Planned Parenthood videos next Wednesday. And the title they're using leaves little doubt about where majority Republicans stand on the issue.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats amassed enough votes to ensure the Iran nuclear deal survives in Congress, despite ferocious opposition from Republicans and the government of Israel.