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Gunmen storm Libya hotel, killing American, 9 others

January 28, 2015

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital on Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an... more »»

Secret talks in Jordan try to win release of hostages

January 28, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Japanese officials were tightlipped Wednesday as secret talks in Jordan sought to secure the freedom of a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State... more »»

Obama pays respects to Saudis, defends ties to kingdom

January 27, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — In a show of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama led a parade of American dignitaries to the ultraconservative desert kingdom Tuesday to pay respects... more »»

UN: 3 killed, 13 hurt in northern Mali protest

January 27, 2015

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — U.N. peacekeepers said they fired tear gas and warning shots on Tuesday to disperse a protest that had degenerated into violence outside one of their bases in northern Mali. more »»

Leader of Yemen's rebels urges 'peaceful transfer of power'

January 27, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The leader of Shiite rebels who control the Yemeni capital called for a "peaceful transfer of power" on Tuesday, after his forces released a presidential aide whose abduction... more »»

Secret talks in Jordan try to win release of hostages

January 27, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Secret talks were underway Tuesday in Jordan in the presence of a Japanese envoy to secure the freedom of a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State... more »»

Egypt's police criticized over death of female protester

January 27, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's police are coming under withering criticism as signs mount that officers not only fired birdshot at a young mother during a peaceful protest last weekend but then also... more »»

What! Facebook's down? No storm selfies during brief outage

January 27, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — No storm selfies, hookups, status updates. more »»

Iran says it sent warning to Israel via US officials

January 27, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran said Tuesday it sent a warning to Israel through the United States over the recent killing of an Iranian general in an alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria, the official... more »»

Inquiry: Ex-KGB spy Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice

January 27, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned with radioactive polonium not once but twice, a British judge was told Tuesday, as an inquiry opened into the slaying one... more »»

On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets

January 27, 2015

BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) — A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of... more »»

Ukraine moves to shut Russia-backed rebels out of talks

January 27, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday declared the Russia-backed separatist republics in the east to be terrorist organizations, formally eliminating the possibility of holding... more »»

Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

January 27, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. more »»

Spain: Death count rises to 11 in military jet crash at base

January 27, 2015

ALBACETE, Spain (AP) — The death toll from the crash of a Greek F-16 fighter jet during an elite NATO pilot training program rose to 11 Tuesday after a French airman who suffered serious burns... more »»

Facebook outage brings jokes, marketing pitches to Twitter

January 27, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For many, the hour without a Facebook was a golden opportunity for a joke — or a marketing pitch — on other social media sites. more »»

AP Interview: EU anti-terror chief: rehab for jihadis

January 27, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's anti-terror chief called Tuesday for countries to rehabilitate rather than punish returning jihadis with no blood on their hands, saying that some prisons hav... more »»

Rio official says there's 'no plan B' for Olympic sailing

January 27, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro Olympic organizers said Tuesday they have "no plan B" for the 2016 games' sailing competitions, despite a recent admission by the state's top environment... more »»

Israel says 2 rockets from Syria strike Golan Heights

January 27, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — At least two rockets launched from Syria struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel responded with artillery fire, the military said. more »»

Putin marks Auschwitz liberation to press points on Ukraine

January 27, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has used the commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz to press the Russian points on Ukraine. more »»

Amid pressure, bailout critic is new Greek finance minister

January 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new left-wing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, picked an outspoken bailout critic as his new finance minister Tuesday, signaling his resolve to take a tough line wit... more »»

 
 
 

 

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