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Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

April 21, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.. more »»

Gunmen detain 3 journalists in eastern Ukraine

April 21, 2014

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Three foreign journalists were temporarily detained by pro-Russia insurgents in city in eastern Ukraine on Monday. more »»

Syria elections set for June 3 amid civil war

April 21, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria called a presidential election for June 3, aiming to give President Bashar Assad a veneer of electoral legitimacy in the midst of a civil war that has killed more tha... more »»

UN condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan

April 21, 2014

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — U.N. more »»

Finnish skydiver crash probe could take weeks

April 21, 2014

HELSINKI (AP) — An investigation into a small plane crash that killed eight skydivers in Finland could take weeks or longer to complete because the charred remains of the aircraft are scattered... more »»

Suicide bombings, attacks in Iraq kill 30 people

April 21, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Suicide bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed at least 30 people and wounded nearly 70 more on Monday, officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence as the country... more »»

US justices seek middle ground in Argentina case

April 21, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court appeared to be searching for a middle ground Monday in the decade-long battle between Argentina and holders of its defaulted bonds. more »»

Anti-junta Myanmar journalist Win Tin dies at 85

April 21, 2014

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy,... more »»

Syria to hold presidential election on June 3

April 21, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria announced Monday that presidential elections will be held June 3, setting the stage for President Bashar Assad to win a new, seven-year term in the midst of a civil... more »»

John Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal

April 21, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope John Paul II is rightly credited with having helped bring down communism, of inspiring a new generation of Catholics with a globe-trotting papacy and of explaining church... more »»

Court to look at 'born in Jerusalem' passport case

April 21, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting an issue fraught with Middle East politics, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear for the second time a passport dispute centering on whether Americans born in... more »»

Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche

April 21, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing... more »»

Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

April 21, 2014

PERTH, Australia (AP) — From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to... more »»

Celebrities gather for Peaches Geldof funeral

April 21, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Celebrities have joined the family of Peaches Geldof gathered for the funeral of the British model and TV personality, who died at age 25 earlier this month. more »»

Parents: 234 girls kidnapped from Nigeria school

April 21, 2014

CHIBOK, Nigeria (AP) — Some 234 girls are missing from the northeast Nigerian school attacked last week by Islamic extremists, significantly more than the 85 reported by education officials,... more »»

SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

April 21, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous behavior," while criticism... more »»

Gaza militants fire missile, rockets at Israel

April 21, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Militants from the Gaza Strip fired a missile at Israeli troops patrolling the border and several rockets into the country's south on Monday, the last day of the Passover holiday... more »»

Biden heads to Ukraine as tensions rise

April 21, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Ukraine to meet with leaders of the turbulent country. more »»

Suicide bombings, attacks in Iraq kill 19 people

April 21, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Suicide bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed at least 19 people and wounded 36 on Monday, officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence as the country counts down to... more »»

Palestinians meet in Gaza for reconciliation talks

April 21, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A senior Hamas leader based in Egypt is in Gaza for talks aimed at reaching a reconciliation agreement between the two rival Palestinian groups, Hamas and Fatah. more »»

 
 

 

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