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Bahrain criticizes report on ongoing rights violations

April 17, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain is hitting back at an Amnesty International report alleging that government reforms have failed to end serious violations of human rights in the Gulf... more »»

Farage fights for seat as UKIP tries to build on gains

April 17, 2015

DOVER, England (AP) — Saul Webster enjoys a good tipple, and nobody begrudges him one. more »»

Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years

April 17, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — A court in Beijing on Friday sentenced veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu to seven years in prison for leaking a top Communist Party document that outlined the leadership's resolve... more »»

Amid chaos, Al-Qaida consolidates hold of Yemen province

April 16, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen consolidated control over much of the country's largest province on Thursday, capturing a major airport, an oil terminal and the area's main militar... more »»

UN chief set to nominate new special envoy to Yemen

April 16, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday is expected to nominate the head of the U.N. Ebola mission as the new special envoy to Yemen, the country's U.N. more »»

Putin confident on economy, offers to mend ties with West

April 16, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has weathered the worst of its economic troubles and is on the road to recovery, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during a marathon call-in TV show, offering to... more »»

Obama could ease many Iranian sanctions without Congress

April 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even if Congress rejects his final Iranian nuclear deal, President Barack Obama could use his executive pen to offer Tehran a hefty portion of sanctions relief on his own. more »»

6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes near Greek island

April 16, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck near the Greek island of Crete late Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damag. more »»

Vatican unexpectedly ends crackdown of US nun group

April 16, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Thursday unexpectedly ended its controversial reform of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns, cementing a shift in tone and treatment of the U.S. more »»

Saudi-Iran rivalry over Yemen deepens Mideast sectarianism

April 16, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's government insists it is not at war with Iran despite its three-week air campaign against Tehran-backed rebels in Yemen, but the kingdom's powerful... more »»

Masked police raid Moscow offices of oil tycoon's group

April 16, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Masked police on Thursday raided the Moscow offices of a civil society organization funded by former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsk. more »»

A leading candidate in Argentina would overhaul economy

April 16, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The man who could be Argentina's next president wants to put an end to tight government currency controls, make peace with the nation's creditors and improve... more »»

Police: Muslims threw Christians overboard during Med voyage

April 16, 2015

ROME (AP) — Italy's migration crisis took on a deadly new twist Thursday as police in Sicily reported that Muslim migrants had thrown 12 Christians overboard during a recent crossing from Libya,... more »»

Why it's proving hard to save Greece

April 16, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — By the day, Greece is getting closer to a potentially catastrophic debt default that could force it out of the euro blo. more »»

Unrest amid pleas to end attacks on immigrants in S. Africa

April 16, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Jacob Zuma on Thursday urged South Africans to stop attacking immigrants from Africa and South Asia, but hundreds threatened peace marchers in a city where days of... more »»

Blacksmith creates replica of stolen Dachau camp gate

April 16, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — A wrought-iron gate bearing the cynical slogan "Arbeit macht frei," or "Work sets you free," that was stolen from the former Dachau concentration camp in November will soon be... more »»

EU countries press for labelling of Israeli settlement goods

April 16, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — More than a dozen European governments have called for the labelling of goods produced in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. more »»

Al-Qaida captures major airport, oil terminal in south Yemen

April 16, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Military officials and residents say al-Qaida has taken control of a major airport, a sea port and an oil terminal in southern Yemen after brief clashes with troops. more »»

Thousands flee as IS group advances on Iraq's Ramadi

April 16, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — More than 2,000 families have fled from the Iraqi city of Ramadi, an official said Thursday, as the Islamic State group advanced on the provincial capital of the western Anbar... more »»

Al-Qaida captures major airport in southern Yemen

April 16, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Military officials and residents say al-Qaida has taken control of a major airport in southern Yemen after briefly clashing with troops. more »»

 
 
 

 

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