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Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch offensive

January 23, 2015

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have rejected a previously signed peace deal and announced a new multi-pronged offensive against Ukrainian troops. more »»

Kidnapped French aid worker freed in C. African Republic

January 23, 2015

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — A French aid worker kidnapped in Central African Republic and her co-worker have been released, those involved in the negotiations said Frida. more »»

Pacino: If I wasn't an actor I'd probably be slinging hash

January 23, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Al Pacino has been acting for nearly half a century and during that time, he says he's never really considered what other job he might be suited for — until now. more »»

Challenges on multiple fronts likely to test new Saudi king

January 23, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's new monarch inherits the throne at a moment when the oil-rich kingdom is being buffeted by a plunge in the value of its most valuable commodity,... more »»

New generation enters line to Saudi throne as king mourned

January 23, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As Saudi Arabia mourned its late ruler, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud quickly set the course for the monarchy's future Friday by naming a second-in-line to the... more »»

Tunisia announces new minority government without Islamists

January 23, 2015

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid announced a new minority government Friday that excludes most of the major players on the political scene, including Islamist and leftist... more »»

UK police: Syria-related terror arrests jump 6-fold

January 23, 2015

LONDON (AP) — British police say that the number of arrests for suspected Syria-related terror offenses in the country increased six-fold last year. more »»

City that sparked Venezuela protests braces for more unrest

January 23, 2015

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (AP) — The young men move furtively among the would-be shoppers queued outside a supermarket, passing out pamphlets calling for the resignation of President Nicolas... more »»

Activists: Syrian airstrike kills at least 35 near Damascus

January 23, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian government airstrike hit an opposition-held suburb of the capital shortly after Friday prayers, killing at least 35 people, scattering bodies and rubble in the streets and... more »»

Hollande, leaders call for investments in the green economy

January 23, 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Climate change and poverty took center stage Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where leaders began campaigning in earnest for twin global accords aimed at... more »»

France quietly buries terrorist gunman who killed 5 in Paris

January 23, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Paris officials say Amedy Coulibaly, who killed four hostages at a kosher market and policewoman earlier this month, has been buried in a suburban cemetery. more »»

Art embraces science in new British play 'Oppenheimer'

January 23, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Suddenly, science is sexy. more »»

Sierra Leone eases blocks on travel, business as Ebola wanes

January 23, 2015

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — With the Ebola outbreak weakening in West Africa, Sierra Leone eased restrictions on movement and commercial activity Friday even as the president warned that the... more »»

Prayers said for Japanese hostages held by Islamic militants

January 23, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Prayers were offered Friday at Tokyo's largest mosque for two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by Islamic militants who had demanded a $200 million ransom for their release. more »»

World leaders react to death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah

January 23, 2015

Comments from world leaders in response to the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, who died early Friday in Riyad. more »»

Pope to families: Learn to talk to one another again

January 23, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging families to put aside their iPhones and Twitter feeds and learn to talk to one another again. more »»

Protests across Yemen a day after president, Cabinet resigns

January 23, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Thousands of protesters demonstrated Friday across Yemen, some supporting the Shiite rebels who seized the capital and others demanding the country's south secede after the... more »»

70 years after Auschwitz liberation, a survivor remembers

January 23, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Marta Wise was ill and emaciated when she heard the distant sound of soldiers marching toward Auschwitz. more »»

France sees as many anti-Muslim acts in Jan as all of 2014

January 23, 2015

PARIS (AP) — At least as many anti-Muslim acts have taken place in France since the terror attacks this month as for all of last year, a leading Muslim group reported Friday. more »»

Congo's Senate votes down measure that drew protests

January 23, 2015

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's Senate voted Friday to eliminate a measure in an electoral law that critics say would have prolonged the president's time in power and drew massive protests this... more »»

 
 
 

 

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