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Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

April 17, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A person close to the family has confirmed reports that that Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died. He was 87. more »»

UN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade

April 17, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — Iran has converted three quarters of a nuclear stockpile that it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium into less volatile forms and is well on the way toward... more »»

Pistorius trial: Prosecutor chides defense witness

April 17, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — An expert witness for the defense at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius was supposed to help the athlete's assertion that he killed his girlfriend by mistake last... more »»

Russian state media claim AP skews Putin coverage

April 17, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Kremlin-controlled television channels criticized The Associated Press' international television service for cutting into its live feed of President Vladimir Putin's nearly four-hou... more »»

Guantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track again

April 17, 2014

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — An effort to prosecute the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. more »»

Turkey increases spy agency's powers

April 17, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament on Thursday approved a bill that increases the powers and immunities of the country's spy agenc. more »»

Pope washes feet of elderly, disabled in rite

April 17, 2014

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday — women and non-Catholics among them — in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others... more »»

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

April 17, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine. more »»

Putin's choice of words shed light on Ukraine

April 17, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — To understand Russian President Vladimir Putin's intentions in Ukraine, it helps to pay close attention to his choice of words and his reading of history. more »»

Nigeria: Fate of 115 abducted girls unknown

April 17, 2014

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The fate of 115 female students abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied the Nigerian military's report tha... more »»

S. Sudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base

April 17, 2014

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside. more »»

Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

April 17, 2014

PARIS (AP) — David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western, and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing for top honors at next month's... more »»

Kerry: Steps embraced to ease tensions in Ukraine

April 17, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says diplomats from Russia, the United States, the European Union and Ukraine have agreed on a series of steps aimed at de-escalating violence in... more »»

Russia: deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

April 17, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Russia's foreign minister says top diplomats have agreed to take immediate steps toward calming tensions in Ukraine. more »»

West Africa's Ebola outbreak has claimed 137 lives

April 17, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says an Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has claimed 137 live. more »»

Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns

April 17, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease... more »»

Romanian premier co-pilots US F-16 fighter jet

April 17, 2014

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister has co-piloted an F-16 fighter jet at the end of Romanian and U.S. air exercise. more »»

Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

April 17, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on... more »»

Berlusconi: glad to help elderly as punishment

April 17, 2014

ROME (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says he's glad a Milan court ordered him to help the elderly as part of his punishment for a tax fraud conviction. more »»

Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

April 17, 2014

ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary. more »»

 
 

 

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