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Hostage video: was it really done outside?

January 23, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The video of two Japanese hostages being held by the Islamic State group seems, like past IS videos, taken in an arid, desert setting. more »»

Israeli man under house arrest for leaked Madonna songs

January 22, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — An aspiring singer who auditioned for Israel's top TV song competition was placed under house arrest Thursday on suspicion of hacking into international pop star Madonna's... more »»

Egypt's president says Islam needs a reboot

January 22, 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Islam needs a reboot as Egypt and France battle the same enemy by waging war against Islamic extremism and terrorism, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said... more »»

Yemen's US-backed president quits; country could split apart

January 22, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's U.S. more »»

New Brazil ag minister bats down anti-environment reputation

January 22, 2015

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — New Agriculture Minister Katia Abreu, nicknamed the "chainsaw queen" by Brazilian environmentalists for what they call her promotion of deforestation, strongly rejected th... more »»

Argentine president now says prosecutor's death not suicide

January 22, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez made an about-face Thursday, saying she now is "convinced" prosecutor Alberto Nisman's death was not a suicide just days after she... more »»

Iraq coalition tensions emerge in Islamic State fight

January 22, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi commanders heavily dependent on outside support to defeat the Islamic State group are increasingly voicing frustration over the U.S. more »»

US, Cuba move toward embassies but long path lies ahead

January 22, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — The United States and Cuba on Thursday set a detailed agenda for re-establishing full diplomatic ties, but said it could take weeks just to schedule the next round of talks, a sign... more »»

UN meeting challenges world to stand up to anti-Semitism

January 22, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy challenged the world at the first-ever U.N. more »»

France tackles inequalities, extremism after attacks

January 22, 2015

MONTFERMEIL, France (AP) — As France's prime minister kicks off a new plan to fix troubled schools and restive suburbs, the people he's trying to help are more skeptical than hopeful. more »»

Iraqi Torah scroll makes mysterious journey to Jerusalem

January 22, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — A 200-year-old Torah scroll has taken an unusual and mysterious journey from Baghdad to Jerusalem, where it was greeted with candies and song in a jubilant dedication ceremony... more »»

Prisoners coordinated attacks from notorious Lebanese jail

January 22, 2015

ROUMIEH, Lebanon (AP) — For years, Islamist prisoners of a Lebanese jail connected with fellow militants on the outside through smartphones and computers purchased from guards, operating freely i... more »»

At least 12 dead in Congo in protests over electoral law

January 22, 2015

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Anti-government protests in Congo have left at least a dozen people dead, officials said Thursday, as the Senate postponed a vote on a proposed law that the opposition fear... more »»

DAVOS WATCH: Merkel upstaged, more protests, currency wars

January 22, 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The World Economic Forum held in the Swiss ski resort of Davos has the official goal of "improving the state of the world. more »»

Prince Andrew denies claims he had sex with underage girl

January 22, 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Britain's Prince Andrew on Thursday publicly denied for the first time allegations that he had sex with an underage teenage. more »»

Yemen president resigns under pressure from rebels

January 22, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president resigned Thursday, saying he had reached a "deadlock" in talks with Shiite rebels who rule the capital and had confined him to his home. more »»

US, Cuba move toward embassies but normal ties some way off

January 22, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — The United States and Cuba made progress Thursday toward restoring diplomatic ties and embassies as promised by their leaders, even as key officials warned that re-establishing... more »»

Radical Left political outsiders prepare for power in Greece

January 22, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Dressed in an open-collar shirt and blue suede shoes, Alexis Tsipras arrives at his party's headquarters for a live Q-and-A session on Twitter. more »»

S. Sudan gov't and rebels agree to re-unify political party

January 22, 2015

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's warring factions have agreed to reunify their political party, a conflict resolution organization said Thursday. more »»

 
 

 

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