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Syrian air raids kill 11 in extremist-held town

September 11, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government airstrikes, including one on a crowded sheep market, killed at least 11 people on Thursday in a northern town controlled by the Islamic State group, activists said. more »»

Report: Progress slow in Nazi art restitution

September 11, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Fifteen years after the first international agreement on the restitution of Nazi-era looted art, more than half of the countries that endorsed such accords have done "little or... more »»

Spain's Catalans protest to demand secession vote

September 11, 2014

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Separatists in northeastern Spain swarmed into Barcelona by the busload Thursday, waving independence flags as they demanded a secession sentiment vote that the Spanish... more »»

Hamas says ready to talk to Israel directly

September 11, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A senior Hamas leader says the group is willing to talk directly to Israel, reversing a previous ban. more »»

RBS would leave Scotland in case of independence

September 11, 2014

LONDON (AP) — In a blow to the Scottish independence campaign, top financial groups including the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group say they will move headquarters to England should... more »»

UN: Syrian rebels free 45 Fijian peacekeepers

September 11, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels on Thursday released all 45 Fijian peacekeepers they had held captive for two weeks, the United Nations said, bringing an end to a crisis that had... more »»

Kerry presses Mideast allies on militant fight

September 11, 2014

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry sought to pin down Middle Eastern allies gathering in Saudi Arabia on Thursday on what support they are willing to give to the new U.S. more »»

UN: 45 detained Fijian peacekeepers freed in Syria

September 11, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says all 45 captured Fijian peacekeepers held captive by an al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebel group have been released in Syria's Golan Heights.

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Court lifts bank freeze on ex-US diplomat

September 11, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian court officials say that a freeze on bank deposits held by former top U.S. more »»

EU agrees to introduce new sanctions on Russia

September 11, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has decided to slap new economic sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, diplomats said Thursday. more »»

Judge: Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder

September 11, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The judge in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial appeared to be heading for a culpable homicide finding Thursday after ruling out both both premeditated murder and murder... more »»

Syria, Iran slam US strategy in fighting militants

September 11, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian and Iranian officials criticized the Obama administration on Thursday for excluding them from an international coalition coming together in the battle against the... more »»

Pakistan evacuates thousands as floods hit plains

September 11, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani troops used helicopters and boats to evacuate thousands of marooned people from the country's plains where raging monsoon floods inundated more villages Thursday,... more »»

1 march, 11 sentences for Myanmar rights activist

September 11, 2014

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — By marching through the traffic-choked streets of Myanmar's busiest city, handing out leaflets that lambasted the new nominally civilian government, Htin Kyaw showed how... more »»

Pistorius trial: Judge begins reading verdict

September 11, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The South African judge in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial said Thursday that prosecutors have not proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the double-amputee Olympic... more »»

Russian gas supplies to Poland drop further

September 11, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Russian natural gas deliveries to Poland dropped by 45 percent on Wednesday, the third day of decreases, heightening concerns that Moscow is piling on political pressure ove... more »»

Putin orders forces in the east on combat drill

September 11, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered military forces in the country's east to carry out a major exercise to test their preparedness. more »»

Syrian opposition welcomes Obama's announcement

September 11, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's main Western-backed opposition group on Thursday welcomed President Barack Obama's authorization of U.S. more »»

Yes camp winning battle of ads Scotland campaign

September 11, 2014

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — When the campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom launched a recent TV ad, the spot went viral — but for all the wrong reasons. more »»

Rights group accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

September 11, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading international rights group on Thursday alleged that Israel committed war crimes during this summer's Gaza war, saying it reached that conclusion after investigating... more »»

 
 

 

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