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Japan and Russia hold talks on security, territorial dispute

March 20, 2017

TOKYO (AP) — The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia are meeting in Tokyo for the first "two-plus-two" talks since Russia's annexation of Ukraine. more »»

Tests find drugs, alcohol in blood of Paris airport attacker

March 19, 2017

PARIS (AP) — Blood tests determined Sunday that a suspected Islamic extremist consumed drugs and alcohol before a frenzied spree of violence that ended when he took a soldier hostage at Paris'... more »»

3 young people killed, 6 injured in car collision in Sweden

March 19, 2017

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish police and rescue officials say that three young people were killed in a collision of two cars in northern Sweden, and six others have been injured. more »»

Italy president hugs those like him who lost family to Mafia

March 19, 2017

ROME (AP) — Italy's president, whose brother was murdered by Cosa Nostra, traveled on Sunday to an organized crime stronghold to honor hundreds of Italians slain by the country's crime clans over... more »»

Canadian wins $1M global teacher prize for work with Inuit

March 19, 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Canadian school teacher who encourages hope and acts of kindness in an isolated corner of Quebec won a $1 million prize Sunday in what has become one of the... more »»

Ship hijacked and then freed by Somali pirates, at safe port

March 19, 2017

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The captain of the crew of a Comoros-flagged oil tanker that was hijacked and then released by Somali pirates said he feels like he was "dead and born," after the ship... more »»

Chuck Berry's spirit lives on through countless songs

March 19, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Behind so many great rock bands and rock songs looms the music of Chuck Berry. more »»

French Socialist draws crowd, says victory still possible

March 19, 2017

PARIS (AP) — The Socialist candidate for the French presidency and his far-left rival have a big obstacle blocking their route to the presidential Elysee Palace: each othe. more »»

Germany rejects Trump's claim it owes NATO 'vast sums'

March 19, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has rejected President Donald Trump's claim that the country owes NATO large sums for underspending on defense. more »»

Israel warns Syria after exchange of fire

March 19, 2017

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has warned Syria not to fire at its jets when they carry out missions over its territory aimed at destroying weapons bound for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. more »»

Canadian wins $1M global award for teaching excellence

March 19, 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Canadian school teacher whose teaching philosophy underscores hope and acts of kindness in an isolated corner of Quebec won a $1 million prize Sunday in what... more »»

Tax hike, stagnant wages spark protests in Beirut

March 19, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — Demonstrators in downtown Beirut pelted Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's car with water bottles on Sunday as protests against new taxes and a stagnant public wage scale jolted... more »»

Iraqi troops push into area around symbolic Mosul mosque

March 19, 2017

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces battling Islamic State militants in Mosul have approached the mosque where the leader of the extremist group declared its self-styled caliphate in the summer of 2014. more »»

Germany's Social Democrats elect Schulz as Merkel challenger

March 19, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's center-left Social Democratic Party unanimously elected Martin Schulz on Sunday as the party's top candidate to challenge Chancellor Angela Merkel in the country's upcomin... more »»

Clashes break out in Syrian capital after insurgents attack

March 19, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — Fierce clashes broke out in the Syrian capital on Sunday after insurgents infiltrated government-held parts of the eastern side of the city through tunnels overnight, state media... more »»

France's defense a key issue for country's next president

March 19, 2017

PARIS (AP) — France's presidential election campaign is taking note of an attack on a military patrol at Paris' Orly Airport by a suspected Islamic extremist who was shot dead by soldiers. more »»

UK anti-terror police simulate Thames tourist boat hijacking

March 19, 2017

LONDON (AP) — British police in inflatable powerboats stormed a River Thames cruise boat Sunday as part of an exercise simulating the hijacking of a tourist vessel in London. more »»

Israeli coalition crisis raises threat of new elections

March 19, 2017

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister backed out of an agreement to establish a new broadcasting authority Sunday, creating a coalition crisis with one of his key partners that could... more »»

Autopsy to learn if Paris airport attacker was drunk or high

March 19, 2017

PARIS (AP) — French officials were conducting an autopsy Sunday to determine whether a suspected Islamic extremist was drunk or high on drugs when he took a soldier hostage at Paris' Orly Airport... more »»

Syrians finding refuge in Africa as war at home grinds on

March 19, 2017

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — As desperate Syrians flee the devastating war in their country, some are finding refuge in sub-Saharan Africa, including Ghana. more »»

 
 

 

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