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A quiet night in Yemen's capital as Saudi halts offensive

April 22, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's capital, Sanaa, was calm overnight and into Wednesday morning after Saudi Arabia declared an end to its month-long airstrikes targeting Yemen's Iran-backed Shiite... more »»

New Zealand prime minister apologizes for ponytail pulling

April 22, 2015

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key has apologized to a cafe worker for repeatedly pulling her ponytail when he visited the cafe over several months, even after... more »»

Turkey criticizes Egypt's sentencing of ousted leader Morsi

April 22, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has criticized the sentencing in Egypt of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012. more »»

Israelis honor war dead with somber Memorial Day

April 22, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel came to a standstill Wednesday as sirens wailed across the country on Memorial Day, one of the most somber dates on the Israeli calendar, honoring fallen soldiers, those... more »»

Auschwitz guard's testimony enters 2nd day

April 22, 2015

LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) — A former Auschwitz guard is taking the stand for a second day Wednesday to answer judges' questions about his role at the death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

SS Sgt. more »»

Afghan deportees from Iran return to a home they barely know

April 22, 2015

ISLAM QALA, Afghanistan (AP) — Tajigul Haidary had overstayed her residents' visa in Iran and was expecting just a hefty fine when she went to renew it, she said. more »»

US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law

April 22, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen years after the U.. more »»

Pope accepts resignation of bishop who didn't report abuse

April 22, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. more »»

Campaign against Yemen rebels enters new phase, Saudi says

April 22, 2015

NAJRAN, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia declared an end on Tuesday to its nearly monthlong "Decisive Storm" air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, and announced the start of a more limited... more »»

NATO to hold major cyber defense drill in Estonia

April 22, 2015

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — About 400 computer experts will participate in a major cybersecurity drill in Estonia this week as part of NATO's efforts to upgrade its capability to counter potentially... more »»

Hungary says FBI chief insensitive, superficial on Holocaust

April 21, 2015

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary has joined Poland in denouncing remarks by FBI director James Comey which seemed to equate Poland's and Hungary's roles in the Holocaust with that of Germany. more »»

Pope accepts resignation of bishop who didn't report abuse

April 21, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. more »»

Smuggler's mistake turned rescue into tragedy

April 21, 2015

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Rescue seemed so close at hand.

A ship with experience plucking migrants from unseaworthy smuggler's boats had arrived soon after the distress call went out. more »»

Campaign against Yemen rebels enters new phase, Saudi says

April 21, 2015

NAJRAN, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia declared an end on Tuesday to its nearly month-long "Decisive Storm" air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, and announced the start of a more limite... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Desperate migrants meeting death in Mediterranean

April 21, 2015

Migrants — desperate to leave their home countries for better lives in western Europe, and willing to risk the dangerous crossing in tightly packed, leaking smugglers' ships — are dying in... more »»

Flee or return: Ramadi residents face a tough choice

April 21, 2015

ON THE BZEBIZ BRIDGE, Iraq (AP) — In the two weeks since militants from the Islamic State group overran central Ramadi, thousands of people have streamed out of the city, fleeing the brutal... more »»

Greek anger over state cash grab from public entities

April 21, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek local authorities were on the brink of revolt Tuesday against the central government's move to use cash reserves from state agencies — including hospitals and... more »»

For migrants used to danger, Islamic State poses new threat

April 21, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Tesfay Kidane's troubles began with a simple request: He wanted to go to his brother's wedding. more »»

US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law

April 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen years after the U.. more »»

Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

April 21, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's ousted Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, was convicted of using force against protesters and sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday, the first verdict against him since... more »»

 
 
 

 

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