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Algeria sees leadership vacuum in face of oil challenges

April 17, 2015

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — When Abdelaziz Bouteflika ran for a fourth term as Algeria's president a year ago, the opposition cautioned that he would be too sick to govern. more »»

Spain: Tax agents search ex-IMF chief Rato's office again

April 17, 2015

MADRID (AP) — Tax agents spent a second day Friday searching the office of former International Monetary Fund chief Rodrigo Rato after he was detained and released as part of a probe into alleged... more »»

Italian navy regains control of seized fishing boat

April 17, 2015

MILAN (AP) — The Italian navy said Friday it boarded and took control of a Sicilian fishing boat that had been seized earlier in the day by armed men off the coast of Libya. more »»

Thai charter, weakening political parties, ready for review

April 17, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — A draft of Thailand's new constitution, written to reduce the power of major political parties and keep politicians in check, was submitted to an advisory council for review on... more »»

Obama, Italian Prime Minister Renzi to meet at White House

April 17, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is set to meet with President Barack Obama. more »»

Breakaway Turkish Cypriots pick leader as peace talks loom

April 17, 2015

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Uncertainty reigns as Turkish Cypriots vote for a new leader this weekend: There's no clear favorite and no way of knowing whether the winner can bring talks on reunifying... more »»

Image of Asia: Incense in memory of the Khmer Rouge victims

April 17, 2015

In this photo by Heng Sinith, a woman burns incense sticks as she prays in front of a stupa containing hundreds of human skulls and bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge regime, at the Choeung Ek... more »»

Director Peter Jackson unveils WWI exhibition in New Zealand

April 17, 2015

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Taking a break from filmmaking, Peter Jackson has created a museum exhibition he hopes will broaden people's perception of World War I from monochrome to color. more »»

Pope considering Cuba stop during US trip but no decision

April 17, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is considering adding a stop in Cuba to his U.S. trip in September but no decision has been made, the Vatican said Friday. more »»

Bahrain criticizes report on ongoing rights violations

April 17, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain is hitting back at an Amnesty International report alleging that government reforms have failed to end serious violations of human rights in the Gulf... more »»

Farage fights for seat as UKIP tries to build on gains

April 17, 2015

DOVER, England (AP) — Saul Webster enjoys a good tipple, and nobody begrudges him one. more »»

Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years

April 17, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — A court in Beijing on Friday sentenced veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu to seven years in prison for leaking a top Communist Party document that outlined the leadership's resolve... more »»

Amid chaos, Al-Qaida consolidates hold of Yemen province

April 16, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen consolidated control over much of the country's largest province on Thursday, capturing a major airport, an oil terminal and the area's main militar... more »»

UN chief set to nominate new special envoy to Yemen

April 16, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday is expected to nominate the head of the U.N. Ebola mission as the new special envoy to Yemen, the country's U.N. more »»

Putin confident on economy, offers to mend ties with West

April 16, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has weathered the worst of its economic troubles and is on the road to recovery, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during a marathon call-in TV show, offering to... more »»

Obama could ease many Iranian sanctions without Congress

April 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even if Congress rejects his final Iranian nuclear deal, President Barack Obama could use his executive pen to offer Tehran a hefty portion of sanctions relief on his own. more »»

6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes near Greek island

April 16, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck near the Greek island of Crete late Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damag. more »»

Vatican unexpectedly ends crackdown of US nun group

April 16, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Thursday unexpectedly ended its controversial reform of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns, cementing a shift in tone and treatment of the U.S. more »»

Saudi-Iran rivalry over Yemen deepens Mideast sectarianism

April 16, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's government insists it is not at war with Iran despite its three-week air campaign against Tehran-backed rebels in Yemen, but the kingdom's powerful... more »»

Masked police raid Moscow offices of oil tycoon's group

April 16, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Masked police on Thursday raided the Moscow offices of a civil society organization funded by former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsk. more »»

 
 
 

 

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