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France's govt wants emergency surveillance powers

April 13, 2015

PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Manuel Valls called Monday for emergency government surveillance powers in case of an exceptional threat, a move prompted by the deadly Paris attacks earlier... more »»

Israel: Russian missile sale 'direct result' of nuclear deal

April 13, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says Russia's decision to sell advanced anti-aircraft missiles to Iran is the "direct result" of the international community's framework nuclear deal with the Islamic... more »»

German Nobel literature laureate Guenter Grass dies at 87

April 13, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Guenter Grass, the Nobel-winning German writer who gave voice to the generation that came of age during the horrors of the Nazi era but later ran into controversy over his own World... more »»

German FM: Russia's return to G-8 depends on Ukraine deal

April 13, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister says Russia's return to the top diplomatic table depends on the success of a peace initiative for Ukrain. more »»

Fighting picks up in war-torn eastern Ukraine

April 13, 2015

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting has picked up in eastern Ukraine after more than a month of relative calm, as diplomats gathered in Berlin on Monday to discuss the country's crisis. more »»

AP Interview: Hezbollah's No. 2 lashes out at Saudi Arabia

April 13, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The deputy chief of the militant Lebanese Hezbollah group lashed out at Saudi Arabia on Monday, accusing the kingdom of committing "genocide" with its airstrikes campaign that has... more »»

Report: Iran suspends pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia amid spat

April 13, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran suspended all umrah pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia on Monday amid growing diplomatic tensions between the two countries, state television reported. more »»

Iraq's premier says more support needed to 'finish' IS

April 13, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister said Monday his country needs greater support from the international coalition so it can "finish" the Islamic State group. more »»

German mother of 13 pregnant with quadruplets at age 65

April 13, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — A 65-year-old German mother of 13 is getting ready to give birth again — this time to quadruplets. more »»

Attacks in Baghdad, north of Iraqi capital kill at least 15

April 13, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — A car bomb parked near an outdoor market in a busy commercial area in Baghdad killed at least 10 civilians on Monday while attacks elsewhere in and north of the Iraqi capital kille... more »»

German Nobel laureate Guenter Grass dies at age 87

April 13, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Guenter Grass, the Nobel-winning German writer who gave voice to the generation that came of age during the horrors of the Nazi era but later ran into controversy over his own World... more »»

Nina Ricci heir convicted of tax fraud after HSBC leaks

April 13, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The heiress of the fashion and perfume house Nina Ricci was sentenced Monday to a year in prison and ordered to pay heavy fines and back taxes for having hidden millions of euros in... more »»

Report: Iran suspends hajj trips to Saudi Arabia amid spat

April 13, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran suspended all trips by pilgrims to Saudi Arabia on Monday amid growing diplomatic tensions between the two countries, state television reported. more »»

800,000 children forced from homes in Boko Haram violence

April 13, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The children's drawings show men with guns, a coffin, a car exploding. One picture has stick-like figures of eight siblings missed by their teenage sister. more »»

Aid groups urge world to push for end to Gaza blockade

April 13, 2015

A coalition of international aid groups urged the world Monday to deliver on aid promises for Gaza reconstruction and pressure Israel to lift its blockade of the territory, where rebuilding... more »»

Trial begins over Turkey's mine disaster that killed 301

April 13, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Forty-five managers and employees of a mine in the western Turkish town of Soma, went on trial on Monday accused of causing the deaths of 301 miners who perished in a fire... more »»

Image of Asia: Celebrating the new year in Southeast Asia

April 13, 2015

In this photo by Khin Maung Win, a boy runs as he is sprayed with water during the opening of the Thingyan water festival in Yangon, Myanmar. more »»

Taliban attack kills 18 Afghan soldiers; some beheaded

April 13, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters swarmed over Afghan army posts in the country's northeast, killing at least 18 soldiers and beheading some in a major attack to mark the start of the... more »»

Nigerian opposition wins key states, shores up victory

April 13, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's opposition is winning key states from the party of defeated President Goodluck Jonathan, shoring up its victory at weekend gubernatorial elections marred by... more »»

Malaysia revives indefinite jail raising fears of repression

April 13, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Lim Kit Siang had just been elected an opposition lawmaker in Malaysia's Parliament three days earlier when racial riots between ethnic Chinese and Malays broke out... more »»

 
 
 

 

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