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Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch offensive

January 23, 2015

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

Obama heading to India, hoping to improve ties

January 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama arrives in India this weekend anxious to take another step in moving the world's two largest democracies beyond the deep tensions that have beset their... more »»

Mali separatists slam UN over clash, freeze cooperation

January 23, 2015

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The separatist Tuareg movement in Mali broke off cooperation with the U.N. more »»

DAVOS WATCH: Hollande, King Abdullah, Draghi, Greek vote

January 23, 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The World Economic Forum held in the Swiss ski resort of Davos has the official goal of "improving the state of the world. 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 »»

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 »»

Signs emerge of major Ukraine rebel offensive looming

January 23, 2015

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Signs emerged Friday of a major rebel offensive looming in eastern Ukraine, which has seen a surge in fighting and deadly attacks despite diplomatic efforts to craft a... 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 »»

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 »»

Amid mourning, a new generation enters line to Saudi throne

January 23, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's newly enthroned King Salman moved quickly Friday to name a future successor to the crown in his oil-rich kingdom, a significant appointment that puts th... 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 »»

 
 
 

 

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