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Russia to hold new military exercises in southwest

April 24, 2014

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's defense minister has announced new military exercises in Russia's south and west in reaction to the mounting unrest in eastern Ukrain. more »»

 
 
 
Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials

April 24, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — Angry relatives of some of the more than 130 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief... more »»

Clashes in east Ukraine leave at least 2 dead

April 24, 2014

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian government troops moved against pro-Russia forces in the east of the country on Thursday and killed at least two of them in clashes at checkpoints manned by th... more »»

Clash in east Ukraine leave at least 2 dead

April 24, 2014

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian government troops moved against pro-Russia forces in the east of the country on Thursday and killed at least two of them in clashes at checkpoints manned by th... more »»

Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

April 24, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. more »»

Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

April 24, 2014

ROME (AP) — Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. more »»

Suicide attack in Iraq kills at least 11 people

April 24, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing at least 11 people, officials said, the latest episode in an... more »»

Crusades fought, eBay bids sought for relics

April 24, 2014

ROME (AP) — Wars have been fought to obtain them. Medieval monks and modern-day bandits have pilfered them. more »»

China splurging on military as US pulls back

April 24, 2014

QINGDAO, China (AP) — China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. more »»

Bomb kills 4 in Pakistan; airstrikes hit militants

April 24, 2014

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A bombing in southern Pakistan killed a police officer known for his anti-militant campaigns and three other people on Thursday while army officials said the Pakistani ai... more »»

Arab-Israeli women break ground on pro soccer team

April 24, 2014

PETAH TIKVA, Israel (AP) — When the Israeli women's soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder Rafi Subra made a... more »»

EU, post-Soviet republics meet on partnership plan

April 24, 2014

PRAGUE (AP) — Amid Ukraine's deepening crisis, the presidents of post-Soviet republics and EU member states are gathering in Prague to save a project to boost their ties. more »»

Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

April 24, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" —... more »»

Classes begin at SKorean school full of mourning

April 24, 2014

ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — Students in the city hit hardest by the South Korean ferry disaster returned to classes Thursday, their school campus a tragic landscape of yellow ribbons, chrysanthemum... more »»

Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute

April 24, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. more »»

Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up'

April 24, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine. more »»

Nepal officials go to Everest to try to end crisis

April 24, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — With the Mount Everest climbing season increasingly in doubt, Nepalese tourism officials traveled to base camp Thursday to negotiate with Sherpas who want to walk off the... more »»

Obama calls for peaceful end to island dispute

April 24, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday that he wants to see a dispute between China and Japan over islands in the East China Sea resolved peacefully, while affirming that America's... more »»

Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

April 24, 2014

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central... more »»

UN considering sanctions over South Sudan massacre

April 24, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.N. more »»

SKorea ferry toll hits 159 as relatives wait

April 24, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives of the more than 140... more »»

 
 

 

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