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  • India leader’s visit offers little respite for only Indian-American congressman

    Preparations are underway for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak at a rare joint session of Congress next week – an event made possible in part by the nation’s …


  • Leaders of China, Taiwan meet for first time since 1949 split

    Breaking with nearly seven decades of estrangement, the presidents of mainland China and Taiwan sat down for talks Saturday – the first such encounter between leaders of the two sides …


  • Kerry calls for democracy as US flag rises in Cuba

    HAVANA (AP) — U.S. Marines raised the Stars and Stripes over the newly reopened American Embassy in Cuba on Friday as Secretary of State John Kerry made an unprecedented call …


  • Dozens killed in attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France

    SOUSSE, Tunisia (AP) — A young man pulled a Kalashnikov from a beach umbrella and sprayed gunfire at European sunbathers at a Tunisian resort, killing at least 37 people — …


  • US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first report on trafficking around the world, the U.S. criticized Thailand as a hub for labor abuse. Yet 14 years later, seafood caught by slaves …


  • AP Analysis: In fractured Israel, all electoral bets are off

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Deeply divided and foul of mood, Israelis are headed toward what seems like a referendum on their long-serving, silver-tongued prime minister, the hard-line Benjamin Netanyahu. But with …


  • Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks in Congress address

    WASHINGTON — In a speech that stirred political controversy in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States …


  • Taliban raid foreign guesthouse in Afghan capital

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a foreign guesthouse near parliament in the Afghan capital Saturday, the latest assault targeting foreigners as NATO troops withdraw from …


  • 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 …


  • Tunisians skeptical on eve of historic election

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — In a raucous cafe in a Tunis slum, men talked in loud voices and paid little attention to the politicians debating on the television mounted on …


  • US launches 1st airstrikes in Syria

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — The United States and partner nations launched their first airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, as fighting raged Monday between the extremist group and Kurdish …


  • 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 …


  • Ukraine signs cease-fire with pro-Russian rebels

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The Ukrainian president declared a cease-fire Friday to end nearly five months of fighting in the nation’s east after his representatives reached a deal with the …


  • Strikes on militants at Iraq dam after ‘massacre’

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Airstrikes pounded the area around Iraq’s largest dam on Saturday in an effort to drive out militants who captured it earlier this month, as reports emerged …


  • Diplomats call for extension of Gaza cease-fire

    PARIS (AP) — Foreign Ministers from seven nations are calling for an extension of the 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza Strip. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (loh-RAHN’ FAH’-bee-yus) on …


  • US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in …


  • NATO signals no new members for the present

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Faced with a newly aggressive Russia, NATO has been mulling how to react, but it is ruling out one option: rapid expansion. Four would-be members, including the …


  • 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 …


  • Foreign military observers held in east Ukraine

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — A pro-Russian insurgency leader in eastern Ukraine said Saturday that foreign military observers detained as suspected NATO spies could be released in exchange for jailed pro-Russian …


  • Asia seeks Obama’s assurance in territorial spats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will find a region that’s warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its …


  • Russian troops take over Ukraine’s Crimea region

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops took over Crimea as the parliament in Moscow gave President Vladimir Putin a green light Saturday to use the military to protect Russian interests …


  • Pakistani Taliban announces 1-month cease-fire

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban announced Saturday that the group will observe a one-month cease-fire as part of efforts to negotiate a peace deal with the government, throwing …


  • Ukraine parliament head takes presidential powers

    KIEV, Ukraine — A top opposition figure assumed presidential powers Sunday, plunging Ukraine into new uncertainty after a deadly political standoff — and boosting long-jailed Yulia Tymoshenko’s chances of a …


  • Ukraine’s Tymoshenko rallies protesters in Kiev

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Hours after her release from prison, former Ukrainian prime minister and opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko appeared before an ecstatic throng at the protester encampment in Ukraine’s …


  • Benedict joins Francis in historic 1st ceremony

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI joined Pope Francis at a ceremony Saturday creating the cardinals who will elect their successor in an unprecedented blending of papacies past, …


  • Officials: Iranian diplomat killed in Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Officials in Yemen say an Iranian diplomat has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Sanaa. Three security officials said the diplomat was leaving …


  • India fears more militants as US quits Afghanistan

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India is bracing for more militancy in the battle-scarred region of Kashmir, believing that fighters now focused on resisting U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan will shift toward …


  • 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 …


  • Syrians bracing for possible US strike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Edging toward a punitive strike against Syria, President Barack Obama said Friday he is weighing “limited and narrow” action as the administration bluntly accused Bashar Assad’s government …

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