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India, Bangladesh swap border enclaves, settle old dispute

August 1, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — At the stroke of midnight Friday, tens of thousands of stateless people who were stranded for decades along the poorly defined border between India and Bangladesh will finally ge... more »»

Original sound of Japan emperor's war-end speech released

August 1, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The 4 ½-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital... more »»

Pacific trade ministers fail to reach deal in Hawaii talks

August 1, 2015

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. more »»

Analysis: Afghan govt hopes to divide and conquer Taliban

August 1, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The new leader of the Afghan Taliban faces the twin challenges of bringing together an insurgency that he ran for years under another man's name and uniting a fractured... more »»

US envoy to UN visits Cuba's UN Mission, a first in decades

August 1, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Samantha Power made the first visit by an American ambassador to the United Nations to Cuba's U.N. Mission in over a half-century on Friday.

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APNewsBreak: Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man

August 1, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, sayin... more »»

Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death

August 1, 2015

DUMA, West Bank (AP) — Suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home on Friday and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death in an attack that drew Palestinian rage and widespread... more »»

Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought

August 1, 2015

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe will seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage, a Cabinet minister said... more »»

Greece's stock market to reopen as bailout talks progress

July 31, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government announced that the Athens Stock Exchange will reopen Monday, a big step toward normalcy as talks with international creditors shifted into high gear. more »»

Analysis: Afghan govt hopes to divide and conquer Taliban

July 31, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The new leader of the Afghan Taliban faces the twin challenges of bringing together an insurgency that he ran for years under another man's name and uniting a fractured... more »»

Russian Orthodox Church pushes for control over St. Isaac's

July 31, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday defended its controversial bid to fully take over St. Petersburg's landmark St. more »»

Al-Qaida attacks HQ of rebel group it calls US 'agents'

July 31, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria launched an attack early Friday on the headquarters of a rebel faction in northern Syria believed to have been trained by the U.S. more »»

Q&A: A look at violent Jewish attacks on Palestinians

July 31, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — The torching of a West Bank home that burned a Palestinian toddler to death marks one of the most serious cases of suspected Jewish violence against Arabs. more »»

Hopes high wing flap will shed light on Flight 370 mystery

July 31, 2015

SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — Under a microscope and expert eyes, the wing fragment that washed up on the beach of this volcanic island could yield clues not just to its path through the Indian... more »»

Uganda leader, in power for 3 decades, seeks re-election

July 31, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's long-serving president on Friday declared his bid for re-election in 2016, saying the country needs him to stick around to continue its economic development. more »»

World Food Program cuts aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan

July 31, 2015

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The World Food Program announced new cuts Friday in food aid for Syrian refugees in Jordan, highlighting a growing funding crisis of international agencies helping millions... more »»

Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death

July 31, 2015

DUMA, West Bank (AP) — Suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home on Friday and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death in an attack that drew Palestinian rage and widespread... more »»

NATO agrees on support package for Iraq

July 31, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO allies agreed Friday on a package of measures to help strengthen Iraqi security and defense forces, including in the fields of military training, demining and countering... more »»

UK grants Ai Weiwei 6-month visa, apologizes for mixup

July 31, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Britain performed an about-face Friday and granted a six-month visa to dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, apologizing for rejecting his application over an alleged criminal... more »»

US philanthropist to offer backing for Oxford lion project

July 31, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A pair of U.S. more »»

 
 

 

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