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US backs Ukraine military action in east region

April 15, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is giving its tacit support to Ukrainian military action against pro-Russian separatists. more »»

Pet boom in Mexico amid rising middle class

April 15, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Camila celebrated her first birthday in a blue-and-white striped dress with tulle appliques, playing with her guests in a room decorated with pink balloons, lilacs and Hello... more »»

Suspected extremists kidnap 100 girls in Nigeria

April 15, 2014

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists abducted about 100 female students from a school in northeast Nigeria before dawn Tuesday, but some of the teens managed to escape from the... more »»

Ukraine: Military recaptures eastern airport

April 15, 2014

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's acting president says army troops have restored control over a small airport in eastern Ukraine that had been occupied by pro-Russian militiamen. more »»

Mortars kill 1 child, wound dozens in Damascus

April 15, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Two mortar rounds landed near schools in predominantly Christian districts of the Syrian capital Tuesday, killing one child and wounding 41 other people, state media said. more »»

Gunfire at east Ukraine airport as troops move in

April 15, 2014

IZYUM, Ukraine (AP) — An Associated Press reporter has heard heavy gunfire at an airport in eastern Ukraine after the government sent in army troops to retake control from pro-Russian militiamen. more »»

Diplomat appointed to head UK eavesdropping agency

April 15, 2014

LONDON (AP) — A diplomat who has advised the British government on counterterrorism has been appointed head of the electronic spy agency GCHQ. more »»

EU agrees to work more closely with NATO

April 15, 2014

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Spooked by Russia's actions against Ukraine and what the Kremlin may attempt in the future, European Union defense ministers agreed Tuesday to step up cooperation with the U.S. more »»

Ukraine troops, tanks head to troubled east

April 15, 2014

IZYUM, Ukraine (AP) — Busloads of Ukrainian troops and a handful of tanks set up Tuesday outside an eastern city controlled by armed pro-Russian militiamen as the country's acting president... more »»

Prosecutor accuses Pistorius at end of questioning

April 15, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Wrapping up five days of relentless cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial, the chief prosecutor insisted Tuesday that he intentionally shot his... more »»

Teacher at UK school accused of anti-Semitic slur

April 15, 2014

LONDON (AP) — One of Britain's most prestigious all-girl schools is investigating an alleged anti-Semitic comment made by a teacher to a student. more »»

Coulson: 'Didn't know about tabloid phone hacking'

April 15, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief said under oath Tuesday that he was never involved in phone hacking when he was the editor of a Rupert Murdoch-owned... more »»

Minister: 75 dead in blast at Nigerian bus station

April 15, 2014

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The toll from a massive explosion at a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital rose to 75 dead Tuesday and is expected to grow. more »»

Robot sub returns to water after 1st try cut short

April 15, 2014

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet began its second mission Tuesday after cutting short its first because the ocean waters where it was sent were too... more »»

Report: 2 wounded in skirmish in eastern Ukraine

April 15, 2014

IZYUM, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's state RIA-Novosti news agency says two pro-Russian insurgents have been wounded in a skirmish with the Ukrainian military near an airport in eastern Ukraine. more »»

Zeina Karam appointed AP's Beirut bureau chief

April 15, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Zeina Karam, who has reported on political upheaval, war and transformation in the Middle East for almost two decades, has been named as Beirut bureau chief for The Associated Press,... more »»

Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador in Libya

April 15, 2014

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Masked gunmen abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions in the North African nation still... more »»

Berlusconi given community service for tax fraud

April 15, 2014

MILAN (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi was ordered Tuesday to spend four hours a week helping the elderly to repay society for his tax fraud conviction, a sentence that imposes few... more »»

Vatican responds to next round of UN abuse inquiry

April 15, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has responded to the latest round of U.N. sex abuse inquiries by suggesting it is only responsible for implementing a U.N. more »»

Insurgents dig in; Ukraine tanks seen in the east

April 15, 2014

IZYUM, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents dug in Tuesday across eastern Ukraine, fortifying positions around seized buildings and erecting new barricades even as Ukrainian troops and tanks set... more »»

 
 

 

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