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Greece hits milestone, opens way for debt relief

April 23, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece has reached a major financial milestone that its creditors demanded as a precondition for being granted more debt relief, the European Commission said Wednesday. more »»

 
 
 
Pro-Russian insurgents hold US journalist captive

April 23, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist, saying he was suspected of unspecified "bad activities. more »»

Blair: Radicalized Islam a growing threat

April 23, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The West should set aside its differences with Russia and China to focus on the growing threat from radical Islam, Tony Blair said Wednesday, in a speech that included a call to... more »»

Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea

April 23, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. more »»

UN heads say Syria aid needs 'largely unanswered'

April 23, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The directors of five United Nations agencies that provide humanitarian aid to Syria say their appeal for $6.5 billion in emergency funding for 2014 has been mostly ignored. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Syrians on treacherous trek to safety

April 23, 2014

MOUNT HERMON, Lebanon (AP) — As the late-day sun slipped behind the mountains in front of them, a ragtag group of around a dozen Syrians desperate to flee their country's bloody civil war set off... more »»

Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

April 23, 2014

PRAGUE (AP) — The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West. more »»

Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

April 23, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. more »»

SKorea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher

April 23, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government... more »»

Amnesty: Qatar fails to protect domestic workers

April 23, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An international human rights group has slammed Qatar for failing to protect foreign maids and other domestic workers from exploitation, adding pressure on the... more »»

Australia signals deeper search for Malaysian jet

April 23, 2014

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia may use more powerful sonar equipment that can delve deeper beneath the Indian Ocean in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet as the prime minister... more »»

Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

April 23, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Sherpa guides were leaving Mount Everest's base camp on Wednesday as part of a walkout following the mountain's deadliest disaster, as some expedition companies announced... more »»

Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

April 23, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. more »»

'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

April 23, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn't safe. more »»

SKorea ferry toll hits 146 as search gets tougher

April 23, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 146, though a government... more »»

Cries of anguish as SKorea ferry toll reaches 135

April 23, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from the South Korean ferry disaster rose to 135 Wednesday, but there were many more bodies left to be retrieved as divers swam through tight,... more »»

Cries of anguish as SKorea ferry toll reaches 130

April 23, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — For a moment there is silence in the tent where bodies from the ferry disaster are brought for identification. Then the anguished cries begi. more »»

Amnesty: Qatar fails to protect domestic workers

April 22, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An international human rights group has slammed Qatar for failing to protect foreign maids and other domestic workers from exploitation, adding pressure on the... more »»

Analysis: Putin likely to ignore West on Ukraine

April 22, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Since he took over Crimea, President Vladimir Putin has seen his popularity soar and his opposition fall silent. So when the U.S. more »»

Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

April 22, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia... more »»

 
 

 

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