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Men who for months had been trying to kill each other traded gifts, drank and even played soccer on the no man’s land between the trenches.
He was the first captive taken from the U.S.-led coalition battling the extremist group.
The day’s action further strained a tenuous cease-fire that ended a 50-day war over the summer.
The electricity shut-off came as Moscow threatened a greater rift with the West if Ukraine attempted to make good on its NATO intentions.
After new notes fell from a security van, onlookers were presented with a Christmas Eve test of whether to be good for goodness’ sake.
Iran says its nuclear activities are peaceful, but the West fears that it may lead to developing nuclear weapons.
PLUS: Rebels kill 70 in India; S. Korea indicts Uber CEO; Ebola survival rate; Abe named Japanese PM.
The Committee to Protect Journalists recorded the deadliest year since the group began keeping records in 1992.
Ukraine’s parliament voted to end its nonaligned-nation status and move toward joining NATO, a move that immediately drew a protest from
Kurdish peshmerga fighters are battling to recapture Iraq turf the Islamic State militants seized last summer near Mount Sinjar.
Bethlehem, jammed with traffic, mulls digging a tunnel under Manger Square.
It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the Internet stoppage in one of the least-wired and poorest countries in the world.
Pope Francis used his annual Christmas greeting Monday to rip the Curia.
The Baghdad government’s underlying challenge is to promote a sense of national unity for Iraq.
Facebook is accused of censorship for granting a Kremlin request to block a page publicizing a January anti-Putin rally.
“The Interview” will be released after all to a limited number of theaters, including one in Pittsburgh, for Christmas Day showings.
North Korea’s Internet link was disrupted Monday. But U.S. officials were not confirming it was the response to Pyongyang’s hacking of Sony.
Plus: Pakistan executions; Progress on Ebola; Bombs hit Nigeria; Zimbabwe turnover; Orangutan rights case.
Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to a Houston hospital Tuesday evening after experiencing shortness of breath.
President Barack Obama defends actions in Sunday interview.
Meanwhile, Sony vows to release “The Interview.”
Peshmerga forces are seeking to bolster the gains the made late last week.
Officials threaten jail for those who follow unsafe burial practices.
PLUS: Mother charged; First Tunisian president elected; Intelligence chief replaced; Greek prime minister open to early elections
The proposal was seen by analysts as a typical ploy by the North to try to show that it is sincere.
Also appearing before parliament, shaking their fists in victory, were three convicted spies just released from long U.S. prison terms.
The transfer fulfilled a request from the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, in what U.S. officials characterized as a show of goodwill.
The infamous world War II battle forced Albert Darago and others to improvise.
Soldiers in parts of Belgium and France climbed out of their soggy, muddy trenches to seek a shred of humanity amid the horrors of war
Plus: Kurdish fighters break siege; Ebola cases still rising; Russia derides sanctions; French police attacked.
The president spoke at his end-of-the-year press conference.
President Barack Obama predicted Friday that change will come to Cuba with a thaw in diplomatic relations between the two nations.
Pakistan on Friday executed two convicted terrorists in response to school massacre, its first executions in years.
Plus: Five dead from listeria infections; federal oversight for MetLife; Chrysler to expand a recall of air bag inflators
PLUS: Mother arrested in killings; Israel hits Gaza; Israeli spy arrested; Iran honors Jews; Putin critic charged.
The easing of some restrictions will be “one of the best things to ever happen in the travel industry,” says one travel agent.
The FBI said it has enough evidence to conclude that North Korea was behind the punishing breach of the Hollywood studio.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday faulted the global oil price drop and Western sanctions.
A court in Pakistan on Thursday authorized the release on $5,000 bail of the militant who coordinated the 2008 terror attacks.
Plus: Ex-Blackwater chief hired; drug suspect sent to U.S.; doctor dies of Ebola; no fries with that?
Pakistan is immersed in three days of mourning, with all educational institutions closed and the entire city of Peshawar shut down.
Key U.S. “intelligence asset” imprisoned in Cuba for nearly two decades was swapped for three Cuban spies.
John O’Brien, the eldest hostage in the Sydney terror siege earlier this week, describes his harrowing captivity and bold escape plan.
European Union court, citing technicality, orders the Palestinian militant organization Hamas removed from the EU terror group list.
The Church of England has appointed the Rev. Libby Lane as its first female bishop.
MEXICO CITY — Two rival vigilante groups faced off in western Mexico in a shootout that left 11 people dead weeks after federal authorities
Pakistan mourns and then acts against terrorists in wake of the Taliban militant assault Tuesday on an army-run school in Peshawar.
Colombia’s president said he hoped the changes paved the way to reaching “the dream of having a continent where there is total peace.”
The studio's reputation is in tatters as embarrassing revelations spill from tens of thousands of leaked emails and other company materials.
Obama administration officials had considered Alan Gross' imprisonment an impediment to improving relations with Cuba.