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Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

April 17, 2014

PARIS (AP) — David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western, and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing for top honors at next month's... more »»

Kerry: Steps embraced to ease tensions in Ukraine

April 17, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says diplomats from Russia, the United States, the European Union and Ukraine have agreed on a series of steps aimed at de-escalating violence in... more »»

Russia: deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

April 17, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Russia's foreign minister says top diplomats have agreed to take immediate steps toward calming tensions in Ukraine. more »»

West Africa's Ebola outbreak has claimed 137 lives

April 17, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says an Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has claimed 137 live. more »»

Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns

April 17, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease... more »»

Romanian premier co-pilots US F-16 fighter jet

April 17, 2014

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister has co-piloted an F-16 fighter jet at the end of Romanian and U.S. air exercise. more »»

Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

April 17, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on... more »»

Berlusconi: glad to help elderly as punishment

April 17, 2014

ROME (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says he's glad a Milan court ordered him to help the elderly as part of his punishment for a tax fraud conviction. more »»

Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

April 17, 2014

ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary. more »»

Diplomats eye joint statement on Ukraine

April 17, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — High-level talks aimed at calming soaring tensions over the crisis in Ukraine went into overtime on Thursday with top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and... more »»

Kenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu amid crackdown

April 17, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — If you have a beard or wear loose-fitting clothing associated with Muslims, you will be targeted, says Omar bin Omar as police carried out a security sweep of Somali... more »»

Snowden questions Putin on surveillance policies

April 17, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Several hours into Vladimir Putin's televised call-in show, one of the TV anchors interrupted viewers' questions to air what she said was a "sensational video" for the Russian... more »»

Putin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine

April 17, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that the troops i... more »»

Algerians trickle to polls in presidential vote

April 17, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerians trickled into voting booths on a sunshine-drenched Thursday to elect the president of this oil-rich North African nation in an election dominated by the ailing... more »»

Forensic expert faulted at Pistorius trial

April 17, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The prosecution in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Thursday challenged the credibility of an expert witness for the defense, which was trying to show that the... more »»

India struggles with rebel threats during election

April 17, 2014

RAJNANDGAON, India (AP) — Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country's weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where leftist rebel... more »»

Ukraine, US work to reduce tensions with Russia

April 17, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest. more »»

Street theater in Mexico City's rough Tepito area

April 17, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Few outsiders dare venture after dark into Tepito, a neighborhood known as Mexico City's main clearinghouse for contraband ranging from guns and drugs to counterfeit sneakers. more »»

3 protesters killed in attack on Ukrainian base

April 17, 2014

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — The turmoil in Ukraine dominated the European landscape Thursday, as three protesters were killed in a clash in southern Ukraine, high-level talks were held in Geneva and... more »»

Ukraine: 3 killed after Black Sea base attack

April 17, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Three pro-Russian protesters were killed and 13 injured during an attempted overnight raid on a Ukrainian National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol, Ukraine's... more »»

 
 

 

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