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Putin confident on economy, offers to mend ties with West

April 16, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has weathered the worst of its economic troubles and is on the road to recovery, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during a marathon call-in TV show, offering to... more »»

Obama could ease many Iranian sanctions without Congress

April 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even if Congress rejects his final Iranian nuclear deal, President Barack Obama could use his executive pen to offer Tehran a hefty portion of sanctions relief on his own. more »»

Man indicted in US for drug deal elected senator in Nigeria

April 16, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A man indicted in the United States for allegedly smuggling heroin, in a case that was the basis for the TV hit "Orange Is The New Black," has been elected a senator in... more »»

Thousands flee as IS group advances on Iraq's Ramadi

April 16, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — More than 2,000 families have fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi with little more than the clothes on their backs, officials said Thursday, as the Islamic State group closed in on the... more »»

6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes near Greek island

April 16, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck near the Greek island of Crete late Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damag. more »»

Europe dithers in face of unprecedented wave of migrants

April 16, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — An unprecedented wave of migrants has headed for the European Union's promised shores over the past week, with 10,000 people making the trip. more »»

Saudi-Iran rivalry over Yemen deepens Mideast sectarianism

April 16, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's government insists it is not at war with Iran despite its three-week air campaign against Tehran-backed rebels in Yemen, but the kingdom's powerful... more »»

Masked police raid Moscow offices of oil tycoon's group

April 16, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Masked police on Thursday raided the Moscow offices of a civil society organization funded by former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsk. more »»

Al-Qaida captures major airport, oil terminal in south Yemen

April 16, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida seized control of a major airport, a sea port and an oil terminal in southern Yemen on Thursday, consolidating its hold on the country's largest province amid wider... more »»

A leading candidate in Argentina would overhaul economy

April 16, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The man who could be Argentina's next president wants to put an end to tight government currency controls, make peace with the nation's creditors and improve... more »»

Why it's proving hard to save Greece

April 16, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — By the day, Greece is getting closer to a potentially catastrophic debt default that could force it out of the euro blo. more »»

Vatican unexpectedly ends takeover of US nun group

April 16, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Thursday unexpectedly ended its controversial takeover of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns, cementing a major shift in tone and treatment of U.S. more »»

Unrest amid pleas to end attacks on immigrants in S. Africa

April 16, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Jacob Zuma on Thursday urged South Africans to stop attacking immigrants from Africa and South Asia, but hundreds threatened peace marchers in a city where days of... more »»

Blacksmith creates replica of stolen Dachau camp gate

April 16, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — A wrought-iron gate bearing the cynical slogan "Arbeit macht frei," or "Work sets you free," that was stolen from the former Dachau concentration camp in November will soon be... more »»

EU countries press for labelling of Israeli settlement goods

April 16, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — More than a dozen European governments have called for the labelling of goods produced in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. more »»

Al-Qaida captures major airport in southern Yemen

April 16, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Military officials and residents say al-Qaida has taken control of a major airport in southern Yemen after briefly clashing with troops. more »»

Angry kin unmoved by S. Korean leader's vow to salvage ferry

April 16, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — With public anger and grief raw one year after a ferry sinking killed 304 people, South Korea's president promised on Thursday to raise the submerged vessel, even as... more »»

Putin defends Iran missile decision during call-in show

April 16, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin sternly urged the West to respect Russia's interests in global affairs and defended his move to sanction the delivery of a long-range air defense missile... more »»

Spain criticized for towing burning fishing boat out to sea

April 16, 2015

MADRID (AP) — Greenpeace on Thursday criticized Spain's government for towing a burning Russian fishing boat full of fuel out to sea after it caught fire in a Canary Islands port, saying the fuel... more »»

Ukraine's disabled condemned to life in institutions

April 16, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — An international rights group said in a report Thursday that growing numbers of disabled children in Ukraine are being condemned to life in orphanages and institutions... more »»

 
 
 

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