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Poland puts on biggest military parade in years

August 15, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland put on its biggest military parade in years Friday to mark its annual armed forces holiday, with the president saying the violence in Ukraine shows that conflict is... more »»

Iraq's PM-designate calls for unity

August 15, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new prime minister-designate says he is committed to fighting corruption and uniting the Iraqi people in the face of terrorism. more »»

Image of Asia: Floating in Sydney Harbour

August 15, 2014

In this photo by Rob Griffith, an inflatable sea turtle sculpture floats past the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridg. more »»

Hungary: Sanctions on Russia more damaging to West

August 15, 2014

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister said the West is "shooting itself in the foot" with inadequately thought through economic sanctions against Russia. more »»

Iraq's top cleric calls for unity after PM resigns

August 15, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — The decision by Nouri al-Maliki to step down as Iraq's prime minister brought celebrations from his opponents Friday, as the country's top Shiite cleric urged his successor to carr... more »»

Pope's English on display for first time in SKorea

August 15, 2014

SOLMOE, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis usually refuses to speak anything other than Italian or his native Spanish in public, apparently uncomfortable with his abilities even when reading from a... more »»

New fighting hits South Sudan

August 15, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — After a lull of several weeks, fighting broke out in South Sudan on Friday, forcing aid workers to take cover in a city where more than 40,000 civilians are huddled in a U.. more »»

Indian PM urges an end to violence against women

August 15, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday that India had been shamed by rapes and attacks against women, and called on parents in this deeply misogynistic country to treat their... more »»

Al-Qaida urges abducted man's family to press US

August 15, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida urged the family of an American aid worker it abducted in Pakistan three years ago to demand that the U.S. government negotiate a prisoner exchange for his release. more »»

Iraq's al-Maliki steps down, backs rival for PM

August 15, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — The decision by Iraq's embattled Nouri al-Maliki to step down as prime minister revived hopes on Friday for the formation of a new government that could take on a growing insurgenc... more »»

Lake body may be suspected Liechtenstein shooter

August 15, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Police say a body found drifting in Lake Constance may be that of a former Liechtenstein fund manager suspected of fatally shooting a bank's chief executive earlier this year. more »»

Seeing Iraq horror, Europe reconsiders reluctance

August 15, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — France's decision this week to arm Kurdish fighters in the battle against Islamic militants marked a turning point in Europe's wavering stance on Iraq, with an EU emergency meetin... more »»

China, S. Korea blast Japan's war shrine visits

August 15, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — China and South Korea reacted strongly Friday to visits by two Japanese Cabinet ministers to a Tokyo shrine that honors the war dead including convicted war criminals, although... more »»

Japan criticized as 2 ministers visit war shrine

August 15, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Two Japanese Cabinet ministers paid respects Friday at a Tokyo shrine that honors the war dead including convicted criminals, a move that drew immediate criticism from South Korea,... more »»

Iraq: Al-Maliki steps down, gives up post to rival

August 15, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's embattled Nouri al-Maliki has stepped down as prime minister, caving in to international and domestic pressure to give up his post to a rival politician. more »»

Pope makes tough sell on materialism in SKorea

August 15, 2014

DAEJEON, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis urged Catholic youth on Friday to renounce the materialism that afflicts much of Asian society today and reject "inhuman" economic systems that... more »»

Pope gets boisterous welcome at South Korea Mass

August 15, 2014

DAEJEON, South Korea (AP) — Tens of thousands of Asian Catholics gave a boisterous welcome to Pope Francis on Friday as he celebrated his first public Mass in South Korea, a country with a small... more »»

Pope meets with survivors of Korea ferry disaster

August 15, 2014

DAEJEON, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis has met with survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster and relatives of the dead who are demanding a government inquiry into the sinkin. more »»

Pope meets Asia's youth on Day 2 of SKorea trip

August 15, 2014

DAEJEON, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis took a high-speed train Friday to South Korea's central city of Daejeon to meet with Catholic youths from across Asia gathered for the Asian version of... more »»

Iraq's al-Maliki gives up post to rival

August 15, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced late Thursday that he was relinquishing his post to his nominated replacement, ending a political deadlock that has plunged... more »»

 
 

 

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