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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 »»

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 »»

India's top court recognizes third gender category

April 15, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official... more »»

Libya: Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador

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 »»

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 »»

Prosecutor ends cross-examination of Pistorius

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 the Olympic runner... more »»

Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances

April 15, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following throug... more »»

Bomb blast wounds 3 in central Cairo

April 15, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — A homemade bomb exploded near a traffic police post on a bridge over the Nile River in central Cairo early Tuesday, wounding two policemen and a civilian, security officials said. more »»

Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 121

April 15, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been linked to the deaths of more than 120 people, according to the latest World Health Organization count. more »»

Deep water thwarts robot sub's 1st search for jet

April 15, 2014

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine hunting for the missing Malaysian jet aborted its first mission after only six hours, surfacing with no new clues when it exceeded its maximum depth... more »»

 
 

 

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