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Merkel Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition

August 20, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine's crisis — showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend — underlines Germany's increasing ambition to... more »»

Fighting in eastern Ukraine kills 43 in 24 hours

August 20, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Government troops fought to gain control of the rebel-held city of Donetsk and a key highway in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday in battles that left 34 residents and nine... more »»

Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help

August 20, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Members of a minority Iraqi Shiite community whose town has been besieged by Sunni militants appealed to Iraq's military and the international community to intervene to end the... more »»

Iran's parliament dismisses moderate minister

August 20, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In a move led by hard-line lawmakers, Iran's parliament dismissed the country's science minister on Wednesday over his alleged support for pro-Western voices at universities,... more »»

Hamas: Military chief not present at Gaza strike

August 20, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Hamas spokesman says the group's elusive military chief was not present during an Israeli strike on a Gaza Strip house that killed his wife and son. more »»

Germany, Italy, ready to send arms to Iraq Kurds

August 20, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is prepared to arm Kurdish fighters battling Sunni insurgents in northern Iraq, officials said Wednesday. more »»

Pakistan lawmakers meet amid mass protests

August 20, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani lawmakers met Wednesday as tens of thousands of protesters thronged outside parliament calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged voting... more »»

36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

August 20, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police... more »»

Protesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper

August 20, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Protesters on Wednesday scaled one of Moscow's famed Stalin-era skyscrapers and painted the Soviet star on its spire in the national colors of Ukrain. more »»

Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing

August 20, 2014

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a... more »»

British fighter appears to have role in beheading

August 20, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The black-clad Islamic militant fighter filmed in the beheading of American journalist James Foley appears to be British, the U.K. more »»

Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola

August 20, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Security forces blocked off a seaside slum in Liberia's capital Wednesday, stepping up the government's fight to stop the spread of Ebola, unnerving residents and... more »»

36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslides

August 20, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police say the death toll from rain-triggered landslides on the outskirts of Hiroshima has risen to 36, with seven other people still missing. more »»

111-year-old from Japan recognized as oldest man

August 20, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man. more »»

Ukraine's rebel capital seeks ersatz normality

August 20, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — It has been weeks since Donetsk last had a traffic jam. more »»

Global cruise lines set sail for China

August 20, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Royal Caribbean's newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm... more »»

French ex-prime minister seeks nod for '17 vote

August 20, 2014

PARIS (AP) — An ex-prime minister under Jacques Chirac who was once convicted in a corruption scandal and handed a 10-year ban on public office is jumping into France's 2017 presidential race. more »»

Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on US

August 20, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and Russian state media have seized on the U.S. more »»

North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

August 20, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. more »»

Jubilation as Pakistan protests reach parliament

August 20, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Jubilant anti-government demonstrators in Pakistan on Wednesday claimed victory after tearing down barricades and occupying a key road outside Parliament, where they are demandin... more »»

 
 

 

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