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  • Another peace deal forged in South Sudan

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Leaders of two warring sides in South Sudan agreed to another peace deal early Saturday after two days of talks convened in an atmosphere of …


  • Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Despite the cease-fire agreement, renewed fighting flared up Saturday in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian rebels and government forces, while Moscow sent a second convoy of trucks …


  • Protesters disrupt China envoy’s Taiwan trip

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Chinese envoy on a historic visit to Taiwan on Saturday canceled two events after protesters threw paint on his motorcade. China’s Taiwan Affairs Office Minister …


  • Syria weapons deal averts U.S. military move for now

    GENEVA (AP) — A diplomatic breakthrough Saturday on securing and destroying Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile averted the threat of U.S. military action for the moment and could swing momentum toward …


  • Conservatives sweep to Australia election victory

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s conservative opposition swept to power Saturday, ending six years of Labor Party rule and winning over a disenchanted public by promising to end a hated …


  • Furious over sanctions, N. Korea vows to nuke US

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday vowed to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States, amplifying its threatening rhetoric hours ahead of a vote by …


  • HSBC to pay $1.9B to settle money-laundering case

    LONDON (AP) — HSBC avoided a legal battle that could further savage its reputation and undermine confidence in the global banking system by agreeing Tuesday to pay $1.9 billion to …


  • A frail Dole returns to Senate to push for treaty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Frail and in a wheelchair, former Sen. Bob Dole was a startling presence on the Senate floor as lawmakers voted on a treaty on disabilities. The 89-year-old …


  • Republican opposition downs UN disability treaty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Led by Republican opposition, the Senate on Tuesday rejected a United Nations treaty on the rights of the disabled that is modeled after the landmark Americans with …


  • Official: Syria moving chemical weapons components

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and allied intelligence have detected Syrian movement of chemical weapons components in recent days, a senior U.S. defense official said Monday, as the Obama administration strongly …


  • Carbon pollution up to 2 million pounds a second

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The amount of heat-trapping pollution the world spewed rose again last year by 3 percent. So scientists say it’s now unlikely that global warming can be limited …


  • US defends ‘enormous’ climate efforts at UN talks

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Anticipating an onslaught of criticism from poor nations, the United States claimed “enormous” strides in reducing greenhouse emissions at the opening of U.N. climate talks Monday, …


  • Obama hails ceasefire between Israel, Hamas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hailing a cease-fire agreement to end a week of deadly fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. The White House …


  • US, Mexico sign rules on sharing Colorado River

    CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — The United States and Mexico on Tuesday signed a pact for new rules on sharing water from the Colorado River, capping a five-year effort on how …


  • US, Mexico rewrite rules on sharing Colorado River

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The United States and Mexico are rewriting rules on how to share water from the Colorado River, capping a five-year effort to form a united front …


  • Panetta: Syria clash with Turkey may escalate

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The continued exchange of artillery fire between Syria and Turkey raises additional concerns that the conflict may escalate and spread to neighboring countries, Defense Secretary Leon …


  • US, Egypt seek better ties after embassy protests

    NEW YORK (AP) — The United States and Egypt sought Monday to repair ties strained severely by a year-and-a-half of rapid change in the Middle East, culminating in the last …


  • US to reinstate New Zealand military ship visits

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — After a 25-year ban, America will begin allowing Royal New Zealand Navy ships to visit U.S. military and Coast Guard facilities around the world, U.S. …


  • Pakistan to talk counterterrorism with US, Afghans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pakistan’s foreign minister revealed Thursday that her country would soon hold confidential talks with the United States and Afghanistan to improve a three-way counterterrorism relationship beset by …


  • Panetta in New Zealand to boost defense relations

    AUKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in New Zealand on Thursday, becoming the first Pentagon chief to visit the South Pacific nation in 30 years …

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