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US, China vow to manage rifts ahead of Obama visit

October 18, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. more »»

Soldiers' rights activist jailed in Russia

October 18, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — A veteran activist who investigated the deaths and disappearances of Russian soldiers in Ukraine has been jailed, an advocacy group said Saturday. more »»

Iraq lawmakers approve interior, defense ministers

October 18, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's remaining Cabinet nominees on Saturday, including for the critical defense and interior portfolios, completing the... more »»

Food deliveries in Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

October 18, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The U.N. more »»

Families of slain UK aid workers call for unity

October 18, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Families of two British aid workers killed by the Islamic State group in Syria on Saturday urged people of all faiths to unite against the militants' "hateful acts. more »»

Polish official: alleged spies worked for Russia

October 18, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A high-ranking Polish army officer and a civilian put under arrest in Poland on espionage charges worked for Russian military intelligence, a Polish lawmaker said. more »»

Rome mayor defiantly registers 16 gay marriages

October 18, 2014

ROME (AP) — The gay marriage debate arrived within walking distance of the Vatican on Saturday as Rome's mayor registered 16 gay marriages celebrated abroad in open defiance of Italy's government. more »»

Cautious optimism over Nigeria's kidnapped girls

October 18, 2014

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — There's no dancing in the streets, but people in the hometown of more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls are cautiously optimistic about news of a cease-fire with the... more »»

More bodies spotted on Nepal trekking trail

October 18, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A rescue helicopter spotted nine more bodies Saturday on a trekking trail in northern Nepal, bringing the death toll to 38 from this week's series of snow storms and... more »»

Lebanon pulled into war with Islamic State group

October 18, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — With all eyes on the Islamic State group's onslaught in Iraq and Syria, a less conspicuous but potentially just as explosive front line with the extremists is emerging in Lebanon,... more »»

Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned

October 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — A ban on travel from West Africa might seem like a simple and smart response to the frightening Ebola outbreak there. more »»

Obama: US can't cut itself off from West Africa

October 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to succumb to hysteria about Ebola, even as he warned that addressing the deadly virus would require citizens, government... more »»

German train drivers launch 2-day strike

October 18, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Train drivers at Germany's national railway have started a two-day strike after their union rejected a new pay offer in a bitter dispute complicated by rivalry between unions. more »»

US military sees long haul ahead for war with IS

October 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten weeks into its war against Islamic State extremists, the Pentagon is settling in for the long haul, short on big early successes but still banking on enlisting Syrians and... more »»

Turkish prosecutors drop corruption probe

October 18, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run agency says prosecutors have dropped a corruption investigation that forced three ministers to resign and rocked the Turkish government earlier in the year. more »»

In Hong Kong, no endgame for chaotic protests

October 18, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Three weeks ago, students at a rally stormed a fenced-off courtyard outside Hong Kong's government headquarters, triggering unprecedented mass protests for greater democracy in... more »»

Container ship towed away from Canadian coast

October 18, 2014

PRINCE RUPERT, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian coast guard officials secured a towline to a Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel as it drifted without power in rough seas off... more »»

Power out, trees fall as hurricane crosses Bermuda

October 18, 2014

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Hurricane Gonzalo crushed trees, flattened power lines and damaged Bermuda's main hospital during an hours-long battering that was the second pummeling of the tiny Britis... more »»

S. Korea concert planner found dead after 16 die

October 18, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean man involved in planning an outdoor pop concert where 16 people were killed after falling through a ventilation grate was found dead Saturday in an... more »»

Indonesia's new president faces tough early tests

October 18, 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rebooting a slowing economy in a nation of 250 million where inequality is rising, a looming decision on raising fuel prices and vulnerability to any U.S. more »»

 
 
 

 

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