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UN: death toll in Ukraine fighting now above 6,100

April 17, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations says the number of people killed in a year of fighting in Ukraine has now passed 6,100, and says it's increasingly worried that breaches in a cease-fire will... more »»

German president: Germanwings crash an 'unbelievable horror'

April 17, 2015

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — The Germanwings crash last month was an "unbelievable horror" for the families of those killed, compounded by the apparent senselessness of the co-pilot's actions in... more »»

Farage fights for seat as UKIP tries to build on gains

April 17, 2015

DOVER, England (AP) — Saul Webster enjoys a good tipple, and nobody begrudges him one. more »»

Algeria sees leadership vacuum in face of oil challenges

April 17, 2015

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — When Abdelaziz Bouteflika ran for a fourth term as Algeria's president a year ago, the opposition cautioned that he would be too sick to govern. more »»

Thai charter, weakening political parties, ready for review

April 17, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — A draft of Thailand's new constitution, written to reduce the power of major political parties and keep politicians in check, was submitted to an advisory council for review on... more »»

Breakaway Turkish Cypriots pick leader as peace talks loom

April 17, 2015

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Uncertainty reigns as Turkish Cypriots vote for a new leader this weekend: There's no clear favorite and no way of knowing whether the winner can bring talks on reunifying... more »»

Image of Asia: Incense in memory of the Khmer Rouge victims

April 17, 2015

In this photo by Heng Sinith, a woman burns incense sticks as she prays in front of a stupa containing hundreds of human skulls and bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge regime, at the Choeung Ek... more »»

Director Peter Jackson unveils WWI exhibition in New Zealand

April 17, 2015

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Taking a break from filmmaking, Peter Jackson has created a museum exhibition he hopes will broaden people's perception of World War I from monochrome to color. more »»

Pope considering Cuba stop during US trip but no decision

April 17, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is considering adding a stop in Cuba to his U.S. trip in September but no decision has been made, the Vatican said Friday. more »»

Bahrain criticizes report on ongoing rights violations

April 17, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain is hitting back at an Amnesty International report alleging that government reforms have failed to end serious violations of human rights in the Gulf... more »»

Amid chaos, Al-Qaida consolidates hold of Yemen province

April 16, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen consolidated control over much of the country's largest province on Thursday, capturing a major airport, an oil terminal and the area's main militar... more »»

UN chief set to nominate new special envoy to Yemen

April 16, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday is expected to nominate the head of the U.N. Ebola mission as the new special envoy to Yemen, the country's U.N. more »»

Vatican unexpectedly ends crackdown of US nun group

April 16, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has unexpectedly ended its controversial overhaul of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns, cementing a shift in tone and treatment of the U.S. more »»

Police: Muslims threw Christians overboard during Med voyage

April 16, 2015

ROME (AP) — Italy's migration crisis took on a deadly new twist Thursday as police in Sicily reported that Muslim migrants had thrown 12 Christians overboard during a recent crossing from Libya,... more »»

Putin confident on economy, offers to mend ties with West

April 16, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has weathered the worst of its economic troubles and is on the road to recovery, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during a marathon call-in TV show, offering to... more »»

Obama could ease many Iranian sanctions without Congress

April 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even if Congress rejects his final Iranian nuclear deal, President Barack Obama could use his executive pen to offer Tehran a hefty portion of sanctions relief on his own. more »»

Man indicted in US for drug deal elected senator in Nigeria

April 16, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A man indicted in the United States for allegedly smuggling heroin, in a case that was the basis for the TV hit "Orange Is The New Black," has been elected a senator in... more »»

Thousands flee as IS group advances on Iraq's Ramadi

April 16, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — More than 2,000 families have fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi with little more than the clothes on their backs, officials said Thursday, as the Islamic State group closed in on the... more »»

6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes near Greek island

April 16, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck near the Greek island of Crete late Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damag. more »»

Europe dithers in face of unprecedented wave of migrants

April 16, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — An unprecedented wave of migrants has headed for the European Union's promised shores over the past week, with 10,000 people making the trip. more »»

 
 
 

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