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2 Japanese hostages: How their lives got intertwined

January 22, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — One is a freelance journalist respected for his reporting on refugees and children in war zones. more »»

US, Cuba address obstacles to resuming diplomatic ties

January 22, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — The United States and Cuba are trying to eliminate obstacles to normalized ties as the highest-level U.. more »»

UN holds first-ever meeting on anti-Semitism on Thursday

January 22, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. more »»

Japan says looking at all possible ways to free hostages

January 22, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Thursday it was considering all possible ways to gain the release of two hostages held by the Islamic State group, as two people with contacts there offered to try to... more »»

Conflicting evidence clouds death of Argentine prosecutor

January 22, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A locksmith says the service door wasn't fully locked at the apartment where a crusading Argentine prosecutor was found shot dead and investigators have revealed th... more »»

New questions about death of prosecutor in Argentina

January 22, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Mystery deepened in the gunshot death of a prosecutor who had accused Argentina's president of covering up a terror attack with Wednesday's revelation that a door t... more »»

Beard of Egypt's King Tut hastily glued back on with epoxy

January 22, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun was hastily glued back on with epoxy, damaging the relic after it was knocked during cleaning,... more »»

Russia, Ukraine agree pullback line for heavy arms

January 21, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Separatist forces deployed more arms and manpower Wednesday to an emerging flashpoint in eastern Ukraine, hours before diplomats from Russia and Ukraine agreed on a dividing line... more »»

New questions about death of prosecutor in Argentina

January 21, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Mystery in the gunshot death of a prosecutor who had accused Argentina's president of covering up a terror attack deepened Wednesday with the revelation that a door... more »»

German FM: Russia, Ukraine agree withdrawal of heavy arms

January 21, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Foreign Minister says Russia and Ukraine have agreed on a procedure for the withdrawal of heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine. more »»

Boehner defies Obama on Iran sanctions, invites Netanyahu

January 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he's invited Israel's prime minister to stand before Congress and push for new sanctions... more »»

US, Cuba spar over migration policy at historic Havana talks

January 21, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — The United States said Wednesday it dispatched additional ships to the Florida Straits to halt Cuban rafters but rebuffed demands for broader changes to U.S. more »»

France anti-terror plan calls for hiring more intel agents

January 21, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Reeling from the Paris terror attacks, France announced broad new measures to fight homegrown terrorism like giving police better equipment and hiring more intelligence agents, as... more »»

Hillary Clinton declines to take position on Keystone

January 21, 2015

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday declined again to take a position on the Keystone XL pipeline, telling an audience in Canada that she would not express her views on... more »»

Rebel moves in eastern Ukraine undermine hopes for peace

January 21, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Separatist forces deployed more arms and manpower Wednesday to an emerging flashpoint in eastern Ukraine, undermining hopes for a new peace initiative taking shape. more »»

Italy unveils record haul of antiquities from Swiss raids

January 21, 2015

ROME (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday unveiled what they said was a record haul of rare antiquities illegally looted from Italy and discovered during raids on Swiss warehouses belonging to a... more »»

German anti-Islam leader resigns after Hitler, refugee posts

January 21, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — The leader of a German organization against the perceived "Islamization" of Europe stepped down Wednesday after online posts surfaced in which he used derogatory language to refer t... more »»

Ukraine president points to Russian hand in conflict

January 21, 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Ukraine's president courted European support Wednesday against what he says are 9,000 Russian troops occupying 7 percent of his nation's territory. more »»

IMF: Venezuela economy to shrink 7 percent this year

January 21, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is predicting Venezuela's troubled economy will shrink by 7 percent in 2015, suffering the worst contraction in Latin America. more »»

Shiite rebels, Yemen's president reach deal to end standoff

January 21, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's state news agency is reporting that the country's embattled president has reached an agreement with Shiite rebels to end a violent standoff in the capital. more »»

 
 

 

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