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Syria says Israeli strikes hit near airport west of Damascus

January 13, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria accused Israel of firing rockets early on Friday that hit near a major military airport west of Damascus, triggering a fire, and warned Israel of repercussions without... more »»

Abe ends Philippine visit with investment, aid pledge

January 13, 2017

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was on his way to Australia on Friday after a visit to the Philippines where he pledged $8. more »»

Kerry visits Vietnam on last trip as US secretary of state

January 13, 2017

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry met Vietnamese leaders Friday during his last trip as the top diplomat for the United States. more »»

Havana hails end to special US immigration policy for Cubans

January 13, 2017

HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government hailed President Barack Obama's decision ending automatic legal residency for any Cuban who touches U.. more »»

Syria says Israeli strikes hit near airport west of capital

January 13, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria on Friday accused Israel of firing rockets that hit near a major military airport west of Damascus, triggering a fire, and warned Tel Aviv of repercussions without specifying... more »»

Obama ends visa-free path for Cubans who make it to US soil

January 13, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Thursday he is ending a longstanding immigration policy that allows any Cuban who makes it to U.S. soil to stay and become a legal resident. more »»

UN: Humanitarian crisis triggered by Boko Haram is worsening

January 12, 2017

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The humanitarian crisis triggered by Boko Haram's "violent and inhuman campaign" is worsening, with 10. more »»

Paris officials charge first 4 suspects in Kardashian heist

January 12, 2017

PARIS (AP) — French authorities have filed the first charges against four suspects in the armed jewelry heist of Kim Kardashian West, with more charges expected to follow, the Paris prosecutors'... more »»

Netanyahu says Paris peace meeting 'rigged' against Israel

January 12, 2017

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister said Thursday that an upcoming conference in Paris aimed at reviving peace talks with the Palestinians was "rigged" and that Israel was not bound by... more »»

In eastern Mosul, small signs of progress amid the fighting

January 12, 2017

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Small stalls and carts have sprung up outside the bombed-out buildings in eastern Mosul, selling meat and vegetables, cigarettes and cellphones to the thousands of civilians... more »»

Greek minister says Cyprus talks may continue this month

January 12, 2017

GENEVA (AP) — Greece's foreign minister says top diplomats from Britain, Turkey and Greece will possibly meet again this month to hammer out a deal on crucial security arrangements that would be... more »»

Forces loyal to self-declared PM seize Libyan ministries

January 12, 2017

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A self-declared prime minister said Thursday that his forces have seized at least three ministries in Libya's capital, declaring what appeared to be a miniature coup after... more »»

St. Petersburg defends transfer of landmark to church

January 12, 2017

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — In the latest scandal involving the powerful Russian Orthodox Church, authorities in St. more »»

Secret police file: Trump sure of presidential win _ in 1996

January 12, 2017

PRAGUE (AP) — Nearly 30 years ago, Donald Trump was confident he would win the U.S. more »»

Wanted part-time in Austria: A hermit

January 12, 2017

VIENNA (AP) — Wanted, part-time: A hermit. Experience not necessary. more »»

Nigerian legislators OK offering asylum to Gambia leader

January 12, 2017

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian legislators voted Thursday to offer asylum to Gambia's longtime leader, who is refusing to cede power after losing elections and whose mandate expires next week. more »»

Merkel: Europe must take on more global responsibility

January 12, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Merkel says Europe can only master global challenges if it is willing to "take on more responsibility in the world in the future. more »»

In rare demonstration, thousands protest power cuts in Gaza

January 12, 2017

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of people took to the streets on Thursday to protest chronic power cuts in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, in one of the largest unauthorized protests in the... more »»

Heathrow Airport cancels flights amid snow forecasts in UK

January 12, 2017

LONDON (AP) — Dozens of flights at London's Heathrow Airport were cancelled Thursday amid forecasts of snow and strong winds in Britain. more »»

Madrid zoo names latest panda bear Chulina, or Cutey

January 12, 2017

MADRID (AP) — Madrid's zoo has named its latest baby panda Chulina, meaning Cutey.

The name pays homage to Chulin, the first panda born at the zoo 34 years ago. more »»

 
 

 

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