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Pope adds 2nd victim to sex abuse commission

December 17, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has added a second survivor of priestly sex abuse to his commission of experts advising the Vatican on child protection policies, tapping a self-described "thorn... more »»

US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

December 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama abruptly announced the U.S. more »»

US wins release of spy held for years in Cuba jail

December 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — This much is known about the Cuban man who spied for the United States and was released Wednesday in a historic prisoner swap: He had access to closely held intelligence... more »»

Irked Italy: marine too ill to return to India

December 17, 2014

ROME (AP) — Diplomatic tensions between Italy and India are rising after Italy said a marine who suffered a stroke while detained in India for a 2012 shooting death was too ill to be sent back... more »»

AP Exclusive: Sydney hostage planned daring escape

December 17, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — The siege at the Sydney cafe had been going on for more than five hours and 82-year-old John O'Brien had become convinced the gunman was insane and they would likely all end up dead. more »»

Kurdish Iraqi forces launch operation in Sinjar

December 17, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish Iraqi forces launched a major operation Wednesday to retake the militant-held town of Sinjar in northern Iraq, part of a push to secure the road that leads directly to the... more »»

Israel suffers sharp rebuffs from Europe

December 17, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — Israel suffered back-to-back diplomatic setbacks in Europe on Wednesday as Palestinians headed to the United Nations to try to set a two-year deadline for an Israeli withdrawal. more »»

A look at 'Cuban 5' agents who were jailed in US

December 17, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — The "Cuban Five" refers to intelligence agents whose so-called "Wasp Network" operated in Florida in the 1990s. more »»

Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba

December 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba on Wednesday and declared an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island... more »»

Israeli PM slams EU taking Hamas off terror list

December 17, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the European Union Wednesday for removing Hamas from its terrorist list, calling it a staggering example of European hypocrisy... more »»

Pakistan buries victims of school massacre

December 17, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — As they buried their children Wednesday, the families spoke of their dreams. One boy had just gotten high marks on his midterm and hoped to become a pilot. more »»

Russians flock to stores to pre-empt price rises

December 17, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian consumers flocked to the stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items to pre-empt the price rises kicked off by the staggering fall in the value of the... more »»

Pope gets cake, tango and chicken for birthday

December 17, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis got a cake, cards and a tango demonstration for his 78th birthday Wednesday — and 800 kilograms (1,760 pounds) of chicken meat for the poo. more »»

2nd victim added to pope's sex abuse commission

December 17, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has added a second survivor of priestly sex abuse to his commission of experts advising the Vatican on child protection policies, tapping a self-described "thorn... more »»

Monaco's Charlene: royal twins born by cesarean

December 17, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Princess Charlene of Monaco has revealed that the royal twins born last week were delivered by cesarean section — two weeks before they were due, and she hopes to be out of the... more »»

UK proposes rules for embryos made from 3 people

December 17, 2014

LONDON (AP) — New rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal... more »»

Aussie leader: Siege gunman dropped off watch list

December 17, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — The gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list, but was dropped off it years ago for reasons that remain unclear,... more »»

Europe's Venus probe set for fiery demise

December 17, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — An unmanned spacecraft that has been studying the planet Venus for the past eight years is set to come to a fiery end in the coming weeks. more »»

House searches for Ebola in Sierra Leone capital

December 17, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Ebola surveillance teams fanned out Wednesday in Sierra Leone's capital to search for sick people, as the president imposed new restrictions on movement and... more »»

Palestinians to submit draft for UN vote

December 17, 2014

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An Arab-backed draft resolution on ending Israel's occupation of lands captured in 1967 is to be submitted later Wednesday to the U.N. more »»

 
 
 

 

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