International

(Undated) -- An American citizen is denouncing the United States after sneaking into North Korea and declaring his loyalty to communist ideologies. Arturo Martinez issued a four-thousand word statement Sunday surrounded by North Korean media in which he denounced American...
(Kabul) -- A U.S. defense official says two Americans were killed in Friday's bomb attack in Afghanistan. The soldiers died when a convoy of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force troops came under attack. The Taliban claimed responsibility for three attacks in the...
(Moscow) -- Russia says a new round of U.S.-imposed sanctions would not go unanswered. Earlier this week the House and Senate easily passed a bill that would level sanctions on Russia's weapons companies and investment in the country's high-tech oil projects. President Obama has...
(London) -- It'll take some time for air traffic over London to get back to normal after a technical failure at England's main air traffic control center. The problem affected hundreds of flights, including several going in and out of London's Heathrow Airport. It's the second...
(Washington, DC) -- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is planning to visit President Obama at the White House next month. A White House statement says the two leaders will discuss regional security and economic issues, including trade. Pena Nieto last visited Washington when...
(London) -- Some hallucinogenic mushrooms are growing in the gardens at Buckingham Palace. Britain's "The Sun" newspaper says the surprise discovery was made by a celebrity gardener filming a Christmas Day special for ITV. A royal spokesman confirmed the find while noting that...
(Undated) -- Patti Smith has a special engagement this weekend. The rocker is among the artists slated to perform at the annual Vatican Christmas Concert. Smith, who is often referred to as the "Godmother of Punk," is one of more than 20 acts on board for the special event,...
(Oslo) -- Steven Tyler says taking part in the festivities celebrating this year's Nobel Peace Prize winners was amazing. The Aerosmith frontman tweets that the experience has been "incredibly inspiring & humbling." He adds that he has "the deepest respect" for this year's...
(Undated) -- Pharrell Williams is the big winner at the first ever BBC Music Awards. The "Voice" coach's chart-topping song, "Happy," won for Song of the Year. His duties for "The Voice" kept him from traveling to London to accept the award, but he thanked his "countless amazing...