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Tycoon's arrest sends shock wave through Russia

September 17, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The arrest of a Russian telecoms and oil tycoon has sent shock waves through the country's business community, with some fearing a return to the dark days of a decade ago, when the... more »»

Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign

September 17, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Will the ayes have it, or will Scotland say naw thanks?

No one is certain. more »»

Milestones of Scots' journey to independence vote

September 17, 2014

DUBLIN (AP) — These are the milestones of Scotland's journey from Great Britain to the United Kingdom and, following Thursday's vote, a possible return to independence. more »»

Syria: 15 children die after getting vaccinations

September 17, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — At least 15 children died after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of Syria, and activists said Wednesday that the death toll from two days of government airstrikes in the... more »»

Trade, investment hopes as China's Xi visits India

September 17, 2014

AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in the Indian prime minister's home state of Gujarat on Wednesday for a three-day visit expected to focus on India's need to improve... more »»

New IS video warns US over Iraq deployment

September 17, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — The militant Islamic State group released a video warning the United States that its fighters are waiting for it in Iraq if President Barack Obama sends troops there, as his top... more »»

Weakened Odile heads toward US; tourists evacuated

September 17, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's government airlifted thousands of stranded foreign tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort of Los Cabos, as a weakened Odile headed over the Gulf of California... more »»

Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills 2, wounds 3

September 17, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling in the rebel-held eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk killed two people Wednesday and wounded three others, municipal authorities said. more »»

Scots' inventions are fuel for independence debate

September 17, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — What has Scotland ever done for us? Plenty, it turns out. more »»

Billionaire's house arrest sends stocks crashing

September 17, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The arrest of a Russian billionaire on Wednesday sent shares in his holding company into a tailspin, wiping away more than $2.5 billion in market capitalization. more »»

A guide to Scotland as independence vote nears

September 17, 2014

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The people of Scotland will decide on Thursday whether to end a partnership with the rest of the United Kingdom that has lasted more than 300 years. more »»

Excitement and relief in landmark Fiji election

September 17, 2014

SUVA, Fiji (AP) — There was excitement among thousands of voters and relief from the international community Wednesday as Fijians cast ballots in a landmark election they hope will end more than ... more »»

Airstrikes on central Syrian city kill some 50

September 17, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government airstrikes killed some 50 people in an opposition-held city this week in bombing that apparently sought to target a rebel commander, activists said Wednesday. more »»

US man held for alleged attempt to swim to N Korea

September 17, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river into rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said... more »»

Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid

September 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa. more »»

Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

September 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. more »»

S. Korea detains US man in waters near border

September 17, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river into rival North Korea, a South... more »»

Gaza widow offers insight into world of spies

September 17, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The 48-year-old Palestinian woman's husband was shot to death in 2012 by militants in the Gaza Strip for spying for Israel. more »»

Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners

September 17, 2014

PARIS (AP) — About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. more »»

Separatists in Quebec, Scotland share lessons

September 17, 2014

MONTREAL (AP) — Quebec's separatists are watching closely this week to see if the Scottish independence movement has learned from their failed attempts to break away from Canada. more »»

Brazil election may change diplomatic direction

September 17, 2014

SAO PAULO (AP) — More than a decade of Workers Party rule has seen Brazil prioritize ties with its leftist regional neighbors, from helping muscle socialist Venezuela into the Mercosur trade bloc... more »»



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