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Japan condemns new video, not yet verifying it's of hostages

January 24, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials said Saturday they were investigating a purported message from the extremist Islamic State group about the two Japanese hostages it holds. more »»

Rockets kill 21 in Ukraine city as rebel offensive begins

January 24, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools and homes Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 21 people, authorities sai. more »»

Ukraine rebel leader: offensive has begun upon key govt city

January 24, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The RIA Novosti news agency is citing eastern Ukrainian rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko as saying an offensive has begun on the strategic government-held port of Mariupol... more »»

Ukraine: cutting graft top priority to reach new bailout

January 24, 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Ukraine will focus on fixing its huge problem of corruption as it tries to convince its international rescue creditors to give it more loans, a government official said... more »»

Officials: 21 killed in Mariupol attack in Ukraine

January 24, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Indiscriminate rocket fire that hit a market, schools and homes Saturday in Ukraine's strategically important coastal city of Mariupol killed at least 21 people, authorities... more »»

Dignitaries head to Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah's death

January 24, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — World leaders and top dignitaries began arriving in Saudi Arabia on Saturday to give their condolences following the death of King Abdullah, who died early Friday at... more »»

Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons

January 24, 2015

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone. more »»

Report: 'Butcher of Hannover's' head cremated after 89 years

January 24, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — The head of a German serial killer known as the "Butcher of Hannover" has been cremated after lying in storage for 89 years. more »»

16 killed in Mariupol shelling in Ukraine

January 24, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A crowded open-air market and nearby homes in Ukraine's strategically important coastal city of Mariupol came under rocket fire Saturday morning, killing at least 16 people,... more »»

Tens of thousands protest after president resigns in Yemen

January 24, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Tens of thousands of Yemenis marched in protest on Saturday against Shiite rebels who hold the capital, amid a power vacuum in a country that is home to what Washington... more »»

Obama to cut short India trip to pay call on Saudi Arabia

January 24, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will cut short his three-day trip to India and visit Saudi Arabia to pay respects after the death of King Abdullah, U.S. and Indian officials said Saturday. more »»

Obama to cut short India trip to visit Saudi Arabia

January 24, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will cut short his three-day trip to India to travel to Saudi Arabia to pay respects following the death of King Abdullah, U.S. more »»

For first-time visitor, Havana is charming - and complicated

January 24, 2015

EDITOR'S NOTE: Bradley Klapper, who covered this week's U.S.-Cuba talks on re-establishing diplomatic relations, offers a first-person perspective about visiting Havana for the first time. more »»

5 things to know: Why crisis in Yemen matters to Americans

January 24, 2015

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

Japan vows not to give up on 2 hostages till 'the very end'

January 24, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japan promised Saturday not to give up "until the very end" on efforts to rescue two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by Islamic militants demanding a $200 million ransom,... more »»

5 things to know about political crisis in Yemen

January 24, 2015

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

Police investigated in case of dead Argentine prosecutor

January 24, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The 10 police officers assigned to protect a federal prosecutor who accused President Cristina Fernandez of shielding Iranians sought in an Argentine terrorist... more »»

US, Cuba end historic talks with more questions than answers

January 23, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — After a euphoric month that left Americans dreaming of holidays in Havana and Cubans imagining U.S. more »»

Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch new offensive

January 23, 2015

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday and launched a new multipronged offensive against Ukrainian government troops, upendin... more »»

Iran: US sanctions vote will kill 'probability' of nuke deal

January 23, 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Iran's foreign minister Javad Zarif said Friday that a vote in U.S. Congress for more sanctions against his country will kill a likely nuclear deal with the West. more »»

 
 
 

 

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