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World briefs: Canada retiring weaker tank cars

Plus: Fighting in South Sudan; rebels allege Assad used chemical weapons; U.S. aid to Egypt; debris checked for link to missing jet.

about 17 hours ago


Russian warning follows Ukraine's military escalation

Moscow says it is prepared to retaliate against any attack on its citizens or interests in Ukraine.

about 17 hours ago


 Students from Danwon high school pay tribute at a group memorial altar for victims of sunken passengers ship at the Ansan Olympic Memorial Hall on Wednesday in Ansan, South Korea.

North Korea sends condolences as mourning begins for ferry victims

South Korean high school students, relatives and other mourners laid long-stemmed white chrysanthemums before an altar in a gymnasium.

about 17 hours ago


Palestinians forge unity deal, making Israel furious

The deal between Fatah and Hamas could threaten Mideast talks.

about 17 hours ago


 Pope John Paul II blesses the faithful in St. Peter's Square from a Vatican City balcony after he was named pontiff on Oct. 22, 1978.

Pope John Paul II leaves legacy as sex educator

Pope John Paul II's legacy is growing in an area that got scant mention in his obituaries nine years ago: as a sex educator.

about 17 hours ago


 President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wave to media as they depart Sukiyabashi Jiro sushi restaurant in Tokyo Wednesday.

Obama begins Asia tour with a message to China

The president said that the uninhabited islands are administered by Japan and fall within scope of the U.S.-Japan security treaty.

about 17 hours ago


Deadly virus cases spread in Saudi Arabia; Ebola toll reaches 142 in West Africa

The number of cases of the potentially deadly, newly contracted Middle East Respiratory Syndrome reaches 272.

about 18 hours ago


World briefs: Syrian rebels make last stand

PLUS: Sherpas abandon Everest; Bravery on ferry; Search for missing plane; Lawmakers visit war shrine; Forecasters predict El Nino.

1 day ago


Pro-Russia insurgents linked to Ukraine abduction deaths

Ukraine's acting president on Tuesday ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east.

1 day ago


Hundreds killed in South Sudan slaughter

The U.N. says the civilians were killed last week in Bentiu, capital of South Sudan's oil-producing Unity state, over ethnic hostilities.

1 day ago


U.S. forces to step up exercises in Eastern Europe

The 600 American troops will be in Poland, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania by Monday, Adm. John Kirby said,

1 day ago


Despite joy over vote in Afghan district, reports of fraud

A review found that polling centers were either closed or saw little activity Election Day, but submitted thousands of votes.

1 day ago


 Pope John XXIII takes a walk  on April 15, 1963 along the terrace of a ninth-century tower in the Vatican gardens.

Spirit of Pope John XXIII lives on in Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Sunday is scheduled to proclaim John XXIII a saint -- along with Pope John Paul II.

1 day ago


In Yemen, assault on al-Qaida kills dozens

Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday.

2 days ago


World briefs: Ferry actions called 'murder'

PLUS: Election set in Syria; Cameron's quotes criticized; UAE frees Taliban leader; U.N. condemns killings; Israelis, militants trade fire.

2 days ago


Russia warns of move into Ukraine

Russia warned Monday that Ukraine's government is igniting a civil war in the eastern regions of the country.

2 days ago


Sherpas consider boycott after disaster

Sherpas consider boycott after Mount Everest avalanche killed at least 13.

2 days ago


Obama hopes to reaffirm support of Asian allies

President Obama will try to convince allies and adversaries about U.S. "pivot" to Asia.

2 days ago


Obama to renew Asia 'rebalance'

He will seek to reassure jittery allies that America remains committed to bolstering its security and economic ties to the region.

3 days ago


World Briefs: Pakistan crash kills dozens

PLUS: Algerian convoy ambushed; Iran set to redesign plant; Abdullah retains lead; French journalists home.

3 days ago


 Ukrainian men wearing camouflage uniforms march along a street in early March.

Photos connect Russia with unrest

Its role has a critical bearing on the agreement reached in Geneva among Russian, Ukrainian, U.S. and European diplomats to ease the crisis.

3 days ago


Crime syndicates endanger dwindling elephants

Broad swaths of Zimbabwe are at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report.

3 days ago


A shale-oil boom beckons in some of Mexico's most violent areas

A landmark energy bill approved by Mexico's Congress in December is opening the country's oil industry to private and foreign investment.

3 days ago


Transcript reveals confusion on ferry

Sixty-one bodies have been recovered, and about 240 people are still missing.

3 days ago


Pope Francis celebrates Easter with huge crowd, calls for peace

He issues a plea for peace and dialogue and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.

3 days ago


World Briefs: U.S. deepening Europe footprint

PLUS: Pakistan journalist wounded; 13th guide's body found; China to build Jeep models; Egypt candidate bows out.

4 days ago


Pro-Russian forces tighten grip

Pressure mounted on political dissenters and the media in ways that are commonplace in Russia but had not been in Ukraine until now.

4 days ago


Battles raging in hotbed of Syrian insurgency

Insurgents and anti-government activists reported near-continuous bombardment of the Old City enclaves and the nearby neighborhood of Waer.

4 days ago


Disputed enclave with Soviet mentality is dreaming of entering Putin's embrace

Trans-Dniester, also known as Transnistria, is a sliver of territory that runs along the border of Moldova and Ukraine.

4 days ago


More bodies found inside sunken ferry by divers

Rescuers finally gained access to the inside of the ship following three days of failure and frustration.

4 days ago


4 French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe; others remain held

French President Francois Hollande’s office said in a statement that he felt “immense relief” over the release.

5 days ago


World news briefs: 4/19/14

Japan to resume whale hunting, Obama heads for Asia; Syria's chemical weapons; Algerian president reelected; Quake shakes Mexico.

5 days ago


Ukrainian militants continue occupations

Ignore settlement in Geneva urging restraint in conflict

5 days ago


Snowden defends his question to Putin

Fugitive former NSA contractor says he was trying to get Russia's president on the record so his claims can be challenged.

5 days ago


Captain of sunken ferry arrested

Accounts from survivors suggest that crew members' actions may have exacerbated one of South Korea's worst maritime tragedies.

5 days ago


 Michael Kobold

Everest disaster awakens climber's memories

Local watchmaker Michael Kobold reflects on Sherpa safety in the wake of the recent Mount Everest disaster.

5 days ago


World briefs: Oil slick isn't from missing jet

PLUS: U.S. warns Myanmar; China tries to purge Internet; Algerians vote for president; South Sudan civilians killed.

6 days ago


 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks with Russian Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov at the start of a bilateral meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine on Thursday in Geneva.

Ukraine, Russia aim to defuse crisis

President Barack Obama was skeptical about the agreement that called on activists in eastern Ukraine to stand down.

6 days ago


Putin lays claim to swaths of southeastern Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin was on national television, declaring Russia's historical claims over Ukrainian territory.

6 days ago


Detention of Taliban commander disrupts Afghan peace talks

Agha Jan Motasim, the Taliban's former finance minister, was taken by authorities in the United Arab Emirates a month ago.

6 days ago


 South Korean President Park Geun-hye speaks during a meeting with parents whose children are now missing in Ship Sewol at a gymnasium in Jindo, South Korea, on Thursday.

Evidence of human error grows in deadly ferry sinking

Hundreds of passengers were instructed over the intercom to "stay inside and wait" as the ship leaned to one side and began to sin.

6 days ago


 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left,  meets Thursday with  EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in a bilateral meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine in Geneva, Switzerland.

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

After lengthy talks, top leaders from the U.S., E.U., Russia and Ukraine have agreed on immediate steps to ease tensions.

1 week ago


World briefs: Taliban kidnap, kill Afghan cops

Plus: Pakistan peace prospects falter; Turkish prime minister denounces Twitter; Pistorius trial delayed; Britain reaches economic

1 week ago


Ukraine faces Russia in talks

President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday that Russia will face increasing economic penalties unless President Vladimir Putin backs off.

1 week ago


Syrian opposition forces using U.S.-made anti-tank missiles

The United States has sold them in the past to Turkey, which has aided opposition groups.

1 week ago


Scores lost as South Korea ferry sinks

There were 475 people aboard the vessel, which was headed for a tourist island off the southern coast.

1 week ago


Russian economy worsening ahead of sanctions

Even before the Crimean episode and the West's resulting sanctions, Russia's $2 trillion economy was suffering from stagflation.

1 week ago


World briefs: Pistorius ends his testimony

Plus: Jet search undersea; Jordanian envoy abducted; Berlusconi sentenced; U.S. won't fault China; Japan's population shrinks

1 week ago


Ukraine sends troops to curb unrest

The Ukrainian military landed airborne troops at an airport about 25 miles south of Slovyansk.

1 week ago


Russians get warped view of Ukraine

Political analysts say Moscow's propaganda campaign reflects a new brazenness on the part of Russian officials

1 week ago



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