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Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, pilot

January 27, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese envoy in Jordan expressed hope that both Japanese hostage Kenji Goto and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as... more »»

Obama promotes religious and gender equity in India speech

January 27, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfill its constitution's pledge to uphold the "dignity of the individual," drawing on his own experience as a minority in... more »»

Arab lawmakers shake up Israeli politics with historic union

January 27, 2015

HAIFA, Israel (AP) — Israel's Arab political parties are banding together under one ticket for the first time ever ahead of national elections in March, hoping to boost turnout and help unseat... more »»

Fidel Castro writes statement on shift in Cuba-US relations

January 27, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro ended his long silence over his country's decision to restore diplomatic ties with the United States, writing that he backs the negotiations... more »»

Argentine president seeks overhaul of intelligence services

January 27, 2015

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez called on Congress to dissolve Argentina's intelligence services in the wake of the mysterious death of a prosecutor, strongly denying his... more »»

Failed Iraqi bomber named in Islamic State hostage crisis

January 27, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — In the moments after her husband blew himself up in the ballroom of a Jordanian hotel as part of an al-Qaida plot, Sajida al-Rishawi fled the scene of chaos wearing her own explosiv... more »»

Egypt: Release of Mubarak's sons caps weekend of violence

January 26, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — In a sign of confidence by a tough Egyptian government, Hosni Mubarak's two sons were freed Monday after almost four years in prison, following a weekend marked by a spate of... more »»

US drone strikes resume in Yemen despite turmoil

January 26, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A U.. more »»

Colombians celebrate Miss Universe title

January 26, 2015

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Carnival has come a few weeks early to the Caribbean city of Barranquilla where residents took to the streets on Monday to show their hometown pride after local beauty... more »»

Greece's first radical left prime minister sworn in

January 26, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Tieless and eschewing the traditional religious swearing-in ceremony, but with a surprise coalition deal in the bag and a sanguine international reception, radical left... more »»

S&P downgrades Russia credit rating to junk

January 26, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Standard & Poor's rating agency on Monday downgraded Russia's credit grade by one notch to junk status, citing a weakened economic outloo. more »»

Kurds celebrate ousting Islamic State fighters from Kobani

January 26, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Jubilant Kurdish fighters ousted Islamic State militants from the key Syrian border town of Kobani on Monday after a four-month battle — a significant victory for both the Kurds and... more »»

Spielberg warns of growing anti-Semitism at Holocaust event

January 26, 2015

KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Film director Steven Spielberg says Jews are again facing the "perennial demons of intolerance" from anti-Semites who want to strip them of their identity. more »»

Failed Iraqi bomber named in Islamic State hostage crisis

January 26, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — In the moments after her husband blew himself up in the ballroom of a Jordanian hotel as part of an al-Qaida plot, Sajida al-Rishawi fled the scene of chaos wearing her own explosiv... more »»

Italy promo gets thumbs up for turning stereotypes around

January 26, 2015

ROME (AP) — Italy is making waves by turning stereotypes on their head — and selling the world its more serious side. more »»

Liberia: Only 5 people being treated for Ebola in country

January 26, 2015

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia said Monday that there are currently only five confirmed cases of Ebola in the entire country — a dramatic turnaround in the West African nation where the virus... more »»

Islamic State group pushed out of Syria's Kobani

January 26, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Kurdish fighters have gained full control of the Syrian town of Kobani, taking it back from Islamic State militants after four months of fighting. more »»

China's shadow looms large over Obama visit to India

January 26, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — As President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in New Delhi this week, the shadow of a third player hung over the talks: neighboring China, which has... more »»

 
 
 

 

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