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Turkey increases spy agency's powers

April 17, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament on Thursday approved a bill that increases the powers and immunities of the country's spy agenc. more »»

Pope washes feet of elderly, disabled in rite

April 17, 2014

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday — women and non-Catholics among them — in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others... more »»

Putin's choice of words shed light on Ukraine

April 17, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — To understand Russian President Vladimir Putin's intentions in Ukraine, it helps to pay close attention to his choice of words and his reading of history. more »»

S. Sudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base

April 17, 2014

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside. more »»

Kerry: Steps embraced to ease tensions in Ukraine

April 17, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says diplomats from Russia, the United States, the European Union and Ukraine have agreed on a series of steps aimed at de-escalating violence in... more »»

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

April 17, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine. more »»

Russia: deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

April 17, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Russia's foreign minister says top diplomats have agreed to take immediate steps toward calming tensions in Ukraine. more »»

West Africa's Ebola outbreak has claimed 137 lives

April 17, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says an Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has claimed 137 live. more »»

Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns

April 17, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease... more »»

Romanian premier co-pilots US F-16 fighter jet

April 17, 2014

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister has co-piloted an F-16 fighter jet at the end of Romanian and U.S. air exercise. more »»

Berlusconi: glad to help elderly as punishment

April 17, 2014

ROME (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says he's glad a Milan court ordered him to help the elderly as part of his punishment for a tax fraud conviction. more »»

Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

April 17, 2014

ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary. more »»

Kenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu amid crackdown

April 17, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — If you have a beard or wear loose-fitting clothing associated with Muslims, you will be targeted, says Omar bin Omar as police carried out a security sweep of Somali... more »»

Snowden questions Putin on surveillance policies

April 17, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Several hours into Vladimir Putin's televised call-in show, one of the TV anchors interrupted viewers' questions to air what she said was a "sensational video" for the Russian... more »»

Diplomats eye joint statement on Ukraine

April 17, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — High-level talks aimed at calming soaring tensions over the crisis in Ukraine went into overtime on Thursday with top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and... more »»

Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

April 17, 2014

PARIS (AP) — David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing at next month's Cannes Film... more »»

Nigeria: Fate of 115 abducted girls unknown

April 17, 2014

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The fate of 115 female students abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied the Nigerian military's report tha... more »»

3 protesters killed in attack on Ukrainian base

April 17, 2014

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — The turmoil in Ukraine dominated the European landscape Thursday, as three protesters were killed in a clash in southern Ukraine, high-level talks were held in Geneva and... more »»

UN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade

April 17, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — Iran has converted most of a nuclear stockpile that it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium into less volatile forms as part of a deal with six world powers, the U.. more »»

Ukraine, US work to reduce tensions with Russia

April 17, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest. more »»

 
 

 

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