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Russia, Ukraine agree pullback line for heavy arms

January 21, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats from Russia and Ukraine agreed Wednesday on a dividing line from where both sides should pull back their heavy weapons, just hours after separatist forces deployed more... more »»

DAVOS WATCH: Snowmen, oil prices, deflation and Pharrell

January 21, 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The World Economic Forum kicks off in the Swiss ski resort of Davos with the goal of "improving the state of the worl. more »»

New questions about death of prosecutor in Argentina

January 21, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Mystery in the gunshot death of a prosecutor who had accused Argentina's president of covering up a terror attack deepened Wednesday with the revelation that a door... more »»

German FM: Russia, Ukraine agree withdrawal of heavy arms

January 21, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Foreign Minister says Russia and Ukraine have agreed on a procedure for the withdrawal of heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine. more »»

Boehner defies Obama on Iran sanctions, invites Netanyahu

January 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he's invited Israel's prime minister to stand before Congress and push for new sanctions... more »»

German anti-Islam leader resigns after Hitler, refugee posts

January 21, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — The leader of a German organization against the perceived "Islamization" of Europe stepped down Wednesday after online posts surfaced in which he used derogatory language to refer t... more »»

Hillary Clinton declines to take position on Keystone

January 21, 2015

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday declined again to take a position on the Keystone XL pipeline, telling an audience in Canada that she would not express her views... more »»

US, Cuba spar over migration policy at historic Havana talks

January 21, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — The United States said Wednesday it dispatched additional ships to the Florida Straits to halt Cuban rafters but rebuffed demands for broader changes to U.S. more »»

France anti-terror plan calls for hiring more intel agents

January 21, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Reeling from the Paris terror attacks, France announced broad new measures to fight homegrown terrorism like giving police better equipment and hiring more intelligence agents, as... more »»

Rebel moves in eastern Ukraine undermine hopes for peace

January 21, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Separatist forces deployed more arms and manpower Wednesday to an emerging flashpoint in eastern Ukraine, undermining hopes for a new peace initiative taking shape. more »»

Italy unveils record haul of antiquities from Swiss raids

January 21, 2015

ROME (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday unveiled what they said was a record haul of rare antiquities illegally looted from Italy and discovered during raids on Swiss warehouses belonging to a... more »»

Ukraine president points to Russian hand in conflict

January 21, 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Ukraine's president courted European support Wednesday against what he says are 9,000 Russian troops occupying 7 percent of his nation's territory. more »»

IMF: Venezuela economy to shrink 7 percent this year

January 21, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is predicting Venezuela's troubled economy will shrink by 7 percent in 2015, suffering the worst contraction in Latin America. more »»

New flashpoint in east Ukraine; Russia backs arms pullback

January 21, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Separatist forces in eastern Ukraine deployed large quantities of arms and manpower Wednesday to an emerging flashpoint, undermining hopes for a new peace initiative. more »»

German anti-Islam leader steps down after posing like Hitler

January 21, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — The leader of a German organization against the perceived "Islamization" of Europe stepped down Wednesday after a picture surfaced showing him with a Hitler mustache and hair combed... more »»

Prosecutor calls for renewed effort to arrest warlord Kony

January 21, 2015

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court urged renewed efforts Wednesday to arrest notorious militia leader Joseph Kony, after one of his top commanders... more »»

AP Interview: Iraq premier says ground troops need more aid

January 21, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday appealed for more aid for the country's beleaguered ground forces, which have yet to score a decisive victory against the Islamic State group... more »»

Rebels push UN from airport in north Mali, burn vehicles

January 21, 2015

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Tuareg separatist protesters in Mali said Wednesday they pushed the U.N.'s mission from an airfield in Kidal in the north, burning generators and tearing down tents. more »»

France to get better guns, more intel agents to fight terror

January 21, 2015

PARIS (AP) — France announced sweeping new measures to counter homegrown terrorism Wednesday, including giving security forces better weapons and protection, going on an intelligence agent hiring... more »»

Germany says man kidnapped by Boko Haram in Cameroon freed

January 21, 2015

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A German man who was kidnapped by the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group in July and freed said Wednesday he never knew if he would survive the ordeal. more »»

 
 
 

 

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