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Ukraine legislators ratify landmark EU deal

September 16, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament ratified a landmark association agreement with the European Union on Tuesday, firmly pivoting the country toward the West and drawing a line under the... more »»

Scotland took long road to independence vote

September 16, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. more »»

Iraqi lawmakers reject picks for interior, defense

September 16, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament rejected defense and interior nominees on Tuesday, leaving the crucial ministerial posts unfilled as a U.S. more »»

Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

September 16, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three members of the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops... more »»

Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group

September 16, 2014

KOEGE, Denmark (AP) — Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq. more »»

Fijians go to polls after 8 years of military rule

September 16, 2014

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of Fijians are awaiting their first chance to vote in eight years Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific... more »»

UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimes

September 16, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. more »»

Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

September 16, 2014

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. more »»

Pope to focus on grandparents after newlyweds

September 16, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — First, Pope Francis married 20 couples to highlight the role of families as the heart of the Catholic Church. Next up is a special Mass for grandparents. more »»

Syrian aircraft crashes in city held by IS group

September 16, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian military plane crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as thousands of its residents fled to nearby villages... more »»

AP names Lynne O'Donnell Kabul bureau chief

September 16, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Lynne O'Donnell, a foreign correspondent who has covered major stories throughout the Middle East and Asia for two decades, has been named Kabul bureau chief for The Associated Press... more »»

AP names Maya Alleruzzo Mideast photo editor

September 16, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Maya Alleruzzo, a photographer who has covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during a 12-year stint in the region, has been named regional photo editor for the Middle East by The... more »»

Oligarch buys Russia's most popular social media

September 16, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — A media company owned by Kremlin-friendly oligarch Alisher Usmanov has splashed out $1. more »»

Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact

September 16, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebelliou... more »»

Roadside bomb kills 6 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

September 16, 2014

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A powerful explosion killed five Egyptian police conscripts and an officer near the border town of Rafah in the restive Sinai Peninsula early Tuesday, in an attack that bor... more »»

Lava flows from Philippine volcano, thousands flee

September 16, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' most active volcano belched out huge lava fragments that rolled about a kilometer (half a mile) down its slope in an ongoing gentle eruption, prompting... more »»

Egypt official says working to amend protest law

September 16, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — The spokesman of Egypt's transitional justice ministry says the body is drafting amendments to the country's disputed protest law, which bans demonstrations without a police permit. more »»

2 killed in pileup on mist-shrouded Dutch road

September 16, 2014

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Emergency services say two people have been killed and an unknown number injured in a pileup at least 150 cars and trucks on a Dutch highway shrouded in thick mist. more »»

2nd conductor resigns from Vienna State Opera

September 16, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — The Vienna State Opera has lost its second star conductor in less than two weeks. more »»

Roadside bomb kills 6 policemen in Egypt

September 16, 2014

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A powerful explosion killed five Egyptian police conscripts and an officer near the border town of Rafah in the restive Sinai Peninsula early Tuesday, in an attack that bor... more »»

 
 

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