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UN envoy says Cyprus peace talks enter new phase

September 17, 2014

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A United Nations envoy says talks to reunify the ethnically divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus have moved up a gear with Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders looking to... more »»

Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills 2, wounds 3

September 17, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling in the rebel-held eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk killed two people Wednesday and wounded three others, municipal authorities said. more »»

Scots' inventions are fuel for independence debate

September 17, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — What has Scotland ever done for us? Plenty, it turns out. more »»

Billionaire's house arrest sends stocks crashing

September 17, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The arrest of a Russian billionaire on Wednesday sent shares in his holding company into a tailspin, wiping away more than $2.5 billion in market capitalization. more »»

A guide to Scotland as independence vote nears

September 17, 2014

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The people of Scotland will decide on Thursday whether to end a partnership with the rest of the United Kingdom that has lasted more than 300 years. more »»

Excitement and relief in landmark Fiji election

September 17, 2014

SUVA, Fiji (AP) — There was excitement among thousands of voters and relief from the international community Wednesday as Fijians cast ballots in a landmark election they hope will end more than ... more »»

Airstrikes on central Syrian city kill some 50

September 17, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government airstrikes killed some 50 people in an opposition-held city this week in bombing that apparently sought to target a rebel commander, activists said Wednesday. more »»

US man held for alleged attempt to swim to N Korea

September 17, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river into rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said... more »»

Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid

September 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa. more »»

Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

September 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. more »»

S. Korea detains US man in waters near border

September 17, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river into rival North Korea, a South... more »»

Gaza widow offers insight into world of spies

September 17, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The 48-year-old Palestinian woman's husband was shot to death in 2012 by militants in the Gaza Strip for spying for Israel. more »»

Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners

September 17, 2014

PARIS (AP) — About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. more »»

Separatists in Quebec, Scotland share lessons

September 17, 2014

MONTREAL (AP) — Quebec's separatists are watching closely this week to see if the Scottish independence movement has learned from their failed attempts to break away from Canada. more »»

Brazil election may change diplomatic direction

September 17, 2014

SAO PAULO (AP) — More than a decade of Workers Party rule has seen Brazil prioritize ties with its leftist regional neighbors, from helping muscle socialist Venezuela into the Mercosur trade bloc... more »»

Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

September 17, 2014

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. more »»

Fijians go to polls after 8 years of military rule

September 17, 2014

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of Fijians got their first chance to vote in eight years Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation o... more »»

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

September 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said... more »»

Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

September 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. more »»

Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile

September 17, 2014

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican government began airlifting the first of tens of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as... more »»

 
 

 

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