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  • Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage, both sides say

    DUBLIN (AP) — Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world’s first national …


  • 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 …


  • Jean-Claude Duvalier, ousted Haitian dictator known as “Baby Doc,” dies at 63

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Jean-Claude-Duvalier, the self-proclaimed “president for life” of Haiti whose corrupt and brutal regime sparked a popular uprising that sent him into a 25-year exile, died Saturday …


  • Ukraine’s truce in trouble amid airport battle

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A month-long cease-fire in Donetsk looks like this: nine civilians killed on Wednesday, a Red Cross staffer killed Thursday, scores killed and wounded since the fighting …


  • 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 …


  • Ukraine rebel leader asks for aid, cease-fire

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s rebels are surrounded and ready to agree to a cease-fire to prevent a “humanitarian catastrophe,” the insurgents’ new leader said Saturday as conditions deteriorated in …


  • Ariel Sharon, former Israeli PM, dies at 85

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Ariel Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died today, …


  • Activists: Government airstrikes kill 29 in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government airstrikes on rebel-held areas in the north killed at least 29 people Saturday, activists said, as al-Qaida-linked rebels captured one of the country’s oil field …


  • 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’s civil war plays out on social media

    BEIRUT (AP) — Amid all the bloodshed, confusion and deadlock of Syria’s civil war, one fact is emerging after 2½ years — no conflict ever has been covered this way. …


  • Egypt’s Mubarak waves, grins as his trial resumes

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s ousted long-time autocrat Hosni Mubarak was back in court Saturday, grinning and waving as his trial resumed on charges related to the killings of some 900 …


  • Rebels attack sprawling air base in northern Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels attacked a sprawling military air base in the country’s northwest on Saturday, while in the south opposition forces assaulted a string of army checkpoints and …


  • Child soldiers patrol C. African Republic capital

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — As fighters in fatigues lounge in the shade of the rebel camp in the capital of Central African Republic, a boy jumps up to …


  • Senate confirms Kerry nomination for State Dept.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed President Barack Obama’s choice of five-term Sen. John Kerry to be secretary of state, with Republicans and Democrats praising him as the ideal …


  • US set to boost ties with Syrian opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is getting ready to tighten its ties to Syria’s main opposition group, a step in the intensifying diplomacy that officials hope will craft an …


  • US aware of Assad asylum offers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday that several countries in the Middle East and elsewhere have informally offered to grant asylum to Syrian President Bashar Assad and his …


  • AP sources: US close to shift on Syrian opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to recognize Syria’s new opposition council as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people in the coming weeks, paving the way for …


  • US wants Syrian opposition shakeup to defeat Assad

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday it would push for a major shakeup in Syria’s opposition leadership so that it better represents those dying on the front …


  • Russell Means, Indian activist, actor, dies at 72

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Russell Means never shunned attention. Whether leading Native Americans in railing against broken federal treaties, appearing in a Hollywood blockbuster or advocating a sovereign American …


  • US sees potential for wider anti-Taliban uprising

    AB BAND, Afghanistan (AP) — Fed up with the Taliban closing their schools and committing other acts of oppression, men in a village about 100 miles south of Kabul took …


  • Thousands of Burmese to greet Suu Kyi in Ind. city

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s devoted followers are expected to turn out by the thousands Tuesday to hear her speak in an Indiana …


  • Obama’s record in Muslim world: strides, setbacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Images of angry mobs in Arab cities burning American flags and attacking U.S. diplomatic posts suggest the Muslim world is no less enraged at the United States …


  • Obama’s record in Muslim world: strides, setbacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Images of angry mobs in Arab cities burning American flags and attacking U.S. diplomatic posts suggest the Muslim world is no less enraged at the United States …


  • Arab protests puts foreign policy at the fore

    WASHINGTON (AP) — His sights fixed firmly on securing a second term, President Barack Obama had hoped that the rest of the world would wait until after the election if …


  • US investigates: Attacks coordinated to mark 9/11?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration, roiled by the first killing of a U.S. ambassador in more than 30 years, is investigating whether the assault on the U.S. Consulate in …


  • Chris Stevens: US envoy to the Arab world

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At the height of Libya’s civil war, Chris Stevens dashed off to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi by cargo boat to help shape an assortment of Libyan …


  • US ambassador killed in consulate attack in Libya

    BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A mob armed with guns and grenades launched a fiery attack on the U.S. Consulate, killing the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. President …

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