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Afghanistan's one-time booming war economy slows

August 27, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Rows of dusty trucks and used cars sit unsold in Afghanistan's capital, where real estate agents bemoan a lack of sales and international businessmen no longer frequent... more »»

Venezuela battles obesity amid dearth of good food

August 27, 2014

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's socialist government is sounding the alarm about growing waistlines in a country where record food shortages are making it harder to put healthy meals on the... more »»

Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official

August 27, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Ebola still has the "upper hand" in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health... more »»

No sign of quick end to Ukraine conflict

August 27, 2014

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine's president said Wednesday that Vladimir Putin accepts the principles of a peace plan for Ukraine but the Russian leader insisted that only Kiev can reach a... more »»

2 new Maya civilization centers studied in Mexico

August 26, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two lost Maya cities recently uncovered by an international team of scientists in Mexico could help decipher the story of the empire's early capitals to the south that were... more »»

Interfax: Ukraine cites support for peace plan

August 26, 2014

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The Interfax news agency is quoting Ukraine's president as saying the leaders he met with in Minsk, which included Russian President Vladimir Putin, support his peace plan. more »»

Possible airstrikes in Syria raise more questions

August 26, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The intelligence gathered by U.. more »»

UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

August 26, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international... more »»

Gaza truce open-ended, but puts off tough issues

August 26, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting — an uneasy deal that halts the deadliest war the sides have... more »»

French gov't reshuffle expels dissident ministers

August 26, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister reshuffled his Cabinet on Tuesday to silence ministers who had openly criticized Socialist President Francois Hollande's economic policies as he tries to pull... more »»

Putin and Poroshenko meet for bilateral talks

August 26, 2014

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The presidents of Russia and Ukraine met late Tuesday for their first bilateral talks at a much-anticipated summit in Minsk, which many voiced hopes may help bring an end to... more »»

Afghan candidate threatens boycott of vote audit

August 26, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — One of the two men vying to become Afghanistan's next president is threatening to boycott a ballot audit from the country's disputed presidential runoff, his adviser sai... more »»

Israel, Hamas agree to open-ended Gaza cease-fire

August 26, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire, halting a seven-week war that killed more than 2,200 people, the vast majority Palestinians, left tens of... more »»

UN helicopter shot down in South Sudan

August 26, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A rebel commander who warned the U.N. not to fly over his territory shot down a U.N. helicopter Tuesday in rural South Sudan, charged a spokesman for a state governor. more »»

Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official

August 26, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The Ebola virus may have the "upper hand" in an outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa but experts can stop the virus' spread, a top American... more »»

Nigeria soldiers who fled into Cameroon head home

August 26, 2014

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian government soldiers, who witnesses said fled into neighboring Cameroon during a clash with a large number of Islamic fighters of Boko Haram, handed over their... more »»

Swedish city plays 'Schindler's List' to Nazis

August 26, 2014

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Neo-Nazis rallying in the Swedish city of Norrkoping have been greeted by the theme song from "Schindler's List" ringing from the bells of city hall. more »»

Israel, Hamas accept Gaza war cease-fire

August 26, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Hamas announced Tuesday that they agreed to an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza war after seven weeks of fighting that killed more than 2,200 people, the... more »»

Report finds 1,400 children exploited in UK town

August 26, 2014

LONDON (AP) — A new report concluded Tuesday that some 1,400 children were sexually exploited in one northern England town— a damming account of the collective failure by authorities to prevent... more »»

Death of opposition leader roils Botswana

August 26, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — He was a former stalwart in Botswana's ruling party who defected to become a rising star in the political opposition ahead of elections in October. more »»

 
 

 

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