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Kenya legislators exchange blows over new security law

December 18, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Fistfights and scuffles broke out in Kenya's parliament Thursday as legislators passed a controversial security measure which the government says will help fight terrorism... more »»

FACT CHECK: Putin on the ruble collapse, Ukraine

December 18, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — A fact-checking look at some of Russian President Vladimir Putin's statements on the ruble collapse and the Ukrainian crisis from his annual news conference... more »»

Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies

December 18, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — One of Sierra Leone's most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the disease, a health official said. more »»

Suspected Islamic extremists kidnap 185 in northeast Nigeria

December 18, 2014

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Fleeing villagers say Islamic extremists killed 35 people and kidnapped at least 185 in an attack near the town where nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped earlier this... more »»

Sony cyberattack may be costliest ever

December 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business. more »»

European court rules obesity can be a disability

December 18, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday — a decision that could have widespread consequences across the 28-nation bloc for the way in which... more »»

Poll: 81 percent back Putin even as ruble falls

December 18, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin's days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost about half its value, the economy is in crisis and his aggression in... more »»

Putin: West is trying to 'defang' the Russian bear

December 18, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Vowing never to let the West defang his proud nation, President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday to fix Russia's economic woes within two years by diversifying and voiced confidence... more »»

Poll: 80 percent back Putin even as ruble falls

December 18, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin's days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost more than half its value, the economy is in crisis and his aggression... more »»

Official: 28 die in clashes in Central African Republic

December 18, 2014

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Clashes in Central African Republic between Muslim and Christian fighters have killed 28 people, left dozens wounded and sent civilians fleeing for safety,... more »»

In botched cyberattack on Syria group, some see hand of IS

December 18, 2014

LONDON (AP) — A botched cyberattack aimed at unmasking Syrian dissidents has experts worried that the Islamic State group is adding malicious software to its arsenal. more »»

Putin accuses West of trying to sideline Russia

December 18, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to fix Russia's economic woes within two years, voicing confidence that the plummeting ruble will recover and promising to diversify... more »»

Iraq PM drops lawsuits against journalists

December 18, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday ordered the withdrawal of all government lawsuits against journalists and media outlets, marking a departure from his predecessor... more »»

A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilities

December 18, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Most North Koreans have never seen the Internet. more »»

N Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever

December 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business. more »»

Cubans hope for better future with US-Havana deal

December 18, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Cubans cheered the surprise announcement that their country will restore relations with the United States, hopeful they'll soon see expanded trade and new economic vibrancy even... more »»

Australian leader: Siege may have been preventable

December 18, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Thursday that a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics demanding to know why the gunman was out on bail... more »»

Canada man finds woman for free trip around world

December 18, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend has found Ms. Righ. more »»

US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

December 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of... more »»

A look at 'Cuban 5' agents who were jailed in US

December 18, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — The "Cuban Five" refers to intelligence agents whose so-called "Wasp Network" operated in Florida in the 1990s. more »»

 
 
 

 

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