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Putin talks with Ukraine's leader; fighting widens

August 26, 2014

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The presidents of Russia and Ukraine met face-to-face Tuesday for the first time since June to talk about the fighting that has engulfed Ukraine's separatist eas. more »»

Amid poverty, US surgeons saving lives in Uganda

August 26, 2014

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The American neurosurgeon leaned in to take a selfie with his patient, chuckling with excitement when she raised her hands. more »»

Afghan presidential contender threatens boycott

August 26, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — One of the two men vying to become Afghanistan's next president is threatening to boycott a ballot audit from the country's disputed presidential runoff, his adviser sai... more »»

Palestinian officials: Cease-fire made with Israel

August 26, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Officials from Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the main groups fighting in Gaza, said Tuesday they have reached a deal with Israel to end a seven-week war that has killed... more »»

Car bombing kills at least 11 people in Baghdad

August 26, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — A car bomb exploded on Tuesday in a busy Shiite area in eastern Baghdad, killing at least 11 people, officials said, the latest in a series of attacks to shake the Iraqi capital as... more »»

Putin sits down with Ukrainian president for talks

August 26, 2014

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The presidents of Russia and Ukraine sat down for talks Tuesday, meeting face-to-face for the first time since June on the fighting that has engulfed Ukraine's separatist... more »»

Hamas official: Cease-fire reached with Israel

August 26, 2014

A senior Hamas official says a cease-fire has been reached with Israel to end a seven-week war that has killed more than 2,000 people. more »»

Image of Asia: Anticipating fire across the border

August 26, 2014

In this photo by Channi Anand, villagers in Indian-controlled Kashmir take shelter inside an army bunker anticipating firing from the Pakistan side of the border. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Cubans trek to beach to cool off

August 26, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — In the long, sticky Cuban summer, keeping cool is serious business. more »»

Experts: Torture common in East Africa, Congo

August 26, 2014

NAIVASHA, Kenya (AP) — Despite progress in five East African countries and Congo in ratifying the United Nations Convention against Torture, human rights abuse is still prevalent as governments... more »»

US health official: Ebola has 'upper hand'

August 26, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The Ebola virus has the "upper hand" in an outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, a top American health official said, adding that experts have... more »»

Berlin mayor to resign by end of year

August 26, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Charismatic Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit, whose reputation has taken a beating over struggles in the construction of the German capital's new international airport, said Tuesday he... more »»

Israel destroys 2 Gaza high-rises in escalation

August 26, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops Tuesday, collapsing one building and severely damaging the other in a further escalation of seve... more »»

Southeast Ukraine shelled on possible new front

August 26, 2014

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — As shelling in eastern Ukraine spread to a new front, Ukraine's president flew to Minsk for a meeting Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the fighting that... more »»

Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash

August 26, 2014

Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation for their loss. more »»

Syria warns US: No unilateral strikes on militants

August 26, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria said Monday it was ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group, but warned the United States against carrying out airstrikes without Damascus'... more »»

France marks 70th anniversary of Paris Liberation

August 26, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Paris celebrated on Monday the 70th anniversary of its liberation after four years in the grip of the occupying Nazis, with President Francois Hollande saying France now has a moral... more »»

Vatican: Ex-envoy can be tried by Dominican court

August 25, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said Monday that its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, accused of sexually abusing young boys in the Caribbean country, had lost his diplomatic immunity... more »»

Troubled Libya now faces dueling governments

August 25, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's past, Islamist-dominated parliament reconvened Monday and voted to disband the country's current interim government, defying voters who elected its opponents to take over ami... more »»

American held in Syria freed after nearly 2 years

August 25, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. more »»

 
 

 

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