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NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

April 16, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday. more »»

Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

April 16, 2014

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — The well-armed, Moscow-backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles and weapons from underequipped... more »»

20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria

April 16, 2014

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler in attacks in the northeast, local... more »»

US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine

April 16, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. more »»

Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing

April 16, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers. more »»

US: Russia facing diplomacy or new sanctions

April 16, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — A senior U.S. more »»

Uruguay's leader declares $322,883 in wealth

April 16, 2014

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — President Jose Mujica says his wealth adds up to $322,883. Nearly a third of that is cash, kept in three bank accounts that Uruguay's leader didn't previously declare. more »»

Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave

April 16, 2014

SEJKOVACA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Denisa Hegic pulled her scarf around her nose to guard against the stench and drew back the plastic shroud. more »»

Romanian poet, dissident Nina Cassian dies

April 16, 2014

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian poet and translator Nina Cassian, who obtained political asylum in the United States after the Communist-era secret police found her critical poems scribbled in... more »»

Geneva talks on Ukraine face steep hurdles

April 16, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Thursday's high-level talks in Geneva on Ukraine come as the country's eastern regions are awash in turmoil and pro-Russian insurgents have seized police stations and government... more »»

Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case

April 16, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete's shaky testimony, presenting a... more »»

Algerian election faces disaffected populace

April 16, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The college students playing pick-up soccer along the faded grandeur of Algiers' sweeping waterfront say they won't be voting in Thursday's presidential elections, echoing... more »»

Protector of vast African park shot and wounded

April 16, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A Belgian royal who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has defended endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from... more »»

Pakistan Taliban says truce over but talks ongoing

April 16, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban said Wednesday they will not renew a ceasefire they called over a month ago to facilitate peace negotiations but said they will still continue talks with th... more »»

Algeria police violently disperse election protest

April 16, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian police violently dispersed an attempt by opposition activists to stage a protest in the capital against the president's running for a fourth term in Thursday's... more »»

Argentine zoo shows off white tiger triplets

April 16, 2014

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Buenos Aires Zoo is showing off its latest brood of white tigers — Bengal triplets with piercing blue eyes and a playful attitud. more »»

US working on non-lethal aid package for Ukraine

April 16, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is working on a package of non-lethal aid for Ukraine that could include medical supplies and clothing, but would stop short of providing body armor and other... more »»

NKorea complains over barber's Kim Jong Un poster

April 16, 2014

LONDON (AP) — North Korea has made a diplomatic appeal to the British government to get a London salon out of its hair. more »»

Ex-editor admits hearing hacked voicemails in 2004

April 16, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that he listened to hacked voicemail messages while he was editor of the tabloi. more »»

Israel police disperse riot at Jerusalem holy site

April 16, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday, firing tear gas to disperse a protest by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials said. more »»

 
 

 

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