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FM vows response if Russians attacked in Ukraine

April 23, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday promised a firm response if its citizens or interests come under attack in Ukraine — a vow that came after Ukraine announced a... more »»

Europe recovery shows signs of strengthening

April 23, 2014

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A closely watched survey has found business activity across the 18-country eurozone running at a three-year high, in perhaps the clearest sign yet that the economic... more »»

Train derails in Congo, dozens dead

April 23, 2014

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Officials in Congo say a freight train has derailed in the country's southeast, killing at least 30 people. more »»

Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

April 23, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their colleagues in an avalanche exposed an... more »»

Greece hits milestone, opens way for debt relief

April 23, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece has reached a major financial milestone that its creditors demanded as a precondition for being granted more debt relief, the European Commission said Wednesday. more »»

Yields fall sharply in Portuguese debt auction

April 23, 2014

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's chances of ending its three-year bailout program without requiring more help have increased after interest rates fell steeply in a 10-year bond auction Wednesday. more »»

SKorean city full of grief prepares for more

April 23, 2014

ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — The altar of the memorial is a wall of white and yellow flowers and greens, surrounding photos of 47 students and teachers whose bodies have been identified after being... more »»

Pro-Russian insurgents hold US journalist captive

April 23, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist, saying he was suspected of unspecified "bad activities. more »»

Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

April 23, 2014

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet,... more »»

France unveils plan to fight jihadist threat

April 23, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France is cracking down on youth who leave their homes to fight with Islamist radicals in Syria's civil war. more »»

UN study: Cellphones can improve literacy

April 23, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A study by the U.N. education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and illiteracy is high. more »»

Finalists named in Bloomberg European city contest

April 23, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Amsterdam wants to create an online game to get unemployed young people engaged in finding jobs across Europe. more »»

Pakistan's army seeks closure of TV channel

April 23, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani army has filed a complaint asking the government to shut down the country's leading private Geo News TV channel over what the military calls "false" reports, an... more »»

Blair: Radicalized Islam a growing threat

April 23, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The West should set aside its differences with Russia and China to focus on the growing threat from radical Islam, Tony Blair said Wednesday, in a speech that included a call to... more »»

Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea

April 23, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. more »»

UN heads say Syria aid needs 'largely unanswered'

April 23, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The directors of five United Nations agencies that provide humanitarian aid to Syria say their appeal for $6.5 billion in emergency funding for 2014 has been mostly ignored. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Syrians on treacherous trek to safety

April 23, 2014

MOUNT HERMON, Lebanon (AP) — As the late-day sun slipped behind the mountains in front of them, a ragtag group of around a dozen Syrians desperate to flee their country's bloody civil war set off... more »»

Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

April 23, 2014

PRAGUE (AP) — The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West. more »»

Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

April 23, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. more »»

SKorea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher

April 23, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government... more »»

 
 

 

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