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Israeli police probing major political corruption case

December 24, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's police said Wednesday they are investigating dozens of public figures and politicians in a major corruption case that could impact upcoming election. more »»

Japan parliament re-elects Abe as prime minister

December 24, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Shinzo Abe was re-elected by Japan's parliament on Wednesday to serve another term as prime minister after winning a renewed mandate for his "Abenomics" strategies that helped revive... more »»

Grisly finds in Iraqi Yazidi village wrested from militants

December 24, 2014

HARDAN, Iraq (AP) — After he fled from this tiny northern Iraqi hamlet four months ago, Hayder Khalef got panicked phone calls from his relatives who had remained behind. more »»

Egypt tattoo artists meet in Cairo, aim to break taboos

December 24, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — In Egypt, where tattoos are widely considered taboo, organizers have held a convention to challenge stereotypes and show-off the ink designs as an art for. more »»

Warsaw's lost architecture portrayed in miniature

December 24, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Many splendid pieces of Warsaw's architecture are gone or disfigured forever — victims of war and communism. But now some can be appreciated again — in miniature. more »»

Sony tries to save face with 'Interview' flip-flop

December 24, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — Sony's flip-flop on releasing "The Interview" shows the studio is working furiously to try to chart the right course through political and public-opinion minefields. more »»

2 arrested in Sydney in counterterror operation

December 24, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Two men were arrested as part of an ongoing counterterrorism investigation into a group that officials have accused of plotting to kill a random member of the public in Sydney,... more »»

Japan prepares to reappoint Abe as prime minister

December 24, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan was preparing Wednesday to name Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to his next term in office following his victory in a Dec. more »»

Belfast leaders strike deal to save power-sharing

December 24, 2014

DUBLIN (AP) — Northern Ireland leaders reached agreement to sustain their troubled Catholic-Protestant government Tuesday following all-night Belfast talks that reduced some negotiators to... more »»

Graying Cold War fugitives spawn potential Cuba-US tension

December 24, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — For decades some of America's most-wanted fugitives made new lives for themselves in Cuba, marrying, having children and becoming fixtures of their modest Havana neighborhoods as... more »»

Belfast leaders strike deal to save power-sharing

December 23, 2014

DUBLIN (AP) — Northern Ireland leaders reached agreement to sustain their troubled Catholic-Protestant government Tuesday following all-night Belfast talks that reduced some negotiators to... more »»

Russian opposition faces Internet censorship

December 23, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Supporters of Russia's most prominent opposition leader on Tuesday revived their campaign to stage a protest near the Kremlin, despite government attempts to hamper their efforts by... more »»

From Iraqi mountaintop, a fierce battle to free IS-held town

December 23, 2014

MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — The road to the battlefront plunges straight down the steep face of Mount Sinjar, whipped by a fierce wind. more »»

Nigeria town divided over massacre compensation

December 23, 2014

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — The people of Odi were for years united in their outrage, demanding compensation after the Nigerian military killed scores in their communit. more »»

Ukraine abandons nonaligned status

December 23, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament dropped the nation's nonaligned status Tuesday, possibly paving the way for a bid to join NATO in defiance of the Kremlin's wishes. more »»

Graying Cold War fugitives spawn potential Cuba-US tension

December 23, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — For decades some of America's most-wanted fugitives made new lives for themselves in Cuba, marrying, having children and becoming fixtures of their modest Havana neighborhoods as... more »»

Doctors: Take pregnant Irishwoman off life support

December 23, 2014

DUBLIN (AP) — Irish doctors who have been keeping a brain-dead pregnant woman on life support in hope of saving her 17-week-old fetus pleaded in court Tuesday to be permitted to turn off the... more »»

Key N. Korean websites suffer short outages after shutdown

December 23, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Key North Korean websites suffered intermittent outages Tuesday after a nearly 10-hour shutdown that followed a U.S. more »»

As recession looms, Russia acts to support ruble

December 23, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — With its economy spiraling toward recession following Western sanctions and a dramatic fall in the price of oil, Russia took another step Tuesday to shore up the value of the ruble,... more »»

Treaty regulating global arms trade takes effect Wednesday

December 23, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade comes into force on Wednesday, a milestone hailed by the United Nations and campaigners seeking to sto... more »»

 
 
 

 

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