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Berlusconi says just a joke, no plans to be Russian minister

July 24, 2015

ROME (AP) — Did Russian President Vladimir Putin offer former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi a job as economy minister? Berlusconi says it was just a joke and Putin says any support was... more »»

S. Korea man arrested over alleged death threat on US envoy

July 24, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police said Friday that they had arrested a 33-year-old jobless man for allegedly making an online threat to kill the U.S. ambassador in Seou. more »»

Prominent German Social Democrat questions Merkel challenge

July 24, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — A prominent member of Germany's main center-left party is questioning whether it has any chance of unseating Chancellor Angela Merkel in the country's next election, and even whethe... more »»

Next round of Afghan-Taliban talks set for July 30 in China

July 24, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The second round of official talks between representatives of the Kabul government and the Taliban, aimed at ending the 14-year war, will take place on July 30 in China,... more »»

Obama voices support for gay rights as Africa trip nears

July 24, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ignoring calls from some African leaders to leave some of his opinions at home, President Barack Obama spoke favorably of gay rights as he prepared to visit Kenya and Ethiopia. more »»

A Palestinian village braces for Israeli demolition

July 24, 2015

SUSIYA, West Bank (AP) — Residents of this dusty village are bracing for Israeli bulldozers to come and knock down their makeshift homes of tarp, wood and wire any day now. more »»

Turkey says jets strike IS targets in Syria

July 24, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's government has confirmed that Turkish warplanes have struck Islamic state group targets across the border in Syri. more »»

On eve of visit, Obama voices support for Africa gay rights

July 24, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama voiced strong support for gay rights in Africa on Thursday as he began a trip to the continent, bucking calls from some African leaders to keep his views... more »»

Report: Turkish jets strike IS targets in Syria

July 24, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run television says Turkish warplanes have struck Islamic State group targets across the border in Syria. more »»

Kerry calls talk of better Iran deal a 'fantasy'

July 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Countering Republican criticism, Secretary of State John Kerry declared Thursday it is "fantasy plain and simple" to claim that President Barack Obama failed to insist on enough... more »»

IS militants kill Turkish soldier near Syria border

July 23, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Islamic State militants fired at a Turkish military outpost from Syrian territory on Thursday, killing one Turkish soldier and wounding two others, Turkish officials said. more »»

After delays, construction begins on destroyed homes in Gaza

July 23, 2015

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Undeterred by scorching heat, Palestinian workers in Gaza on Thursday hammered nails into wooden boards and jolted steel bars as they lay the foundations for the firs... more »»

Kenyan bombing victims appeal for aid ahead of Obama visit

July 23, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan victims of the 1998 bombing of the U.S. more »»

Bombs kill 53 as Nigerian leader says US hampering fight

July 23, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Bomb blasts blamed on Boko Haram killed 29 people in Nigeria and 24 in Cameroon, officials said Thursday after Nigeria's new president warned that the U.S. more »»

Japan's Nikkei lands Financial Times in $1.3 billion deal

July 23, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Japanese media company Nikkei Inc. is buying the Financial Times as part of an 844 million-pound ($1.3 billion) deal with Britain's Pearson PLC. more »»

Saudi FM: Iran deal may stop Tehran from getting nuke weapon

July 23, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said Thursday the Iran nuclear deal appears to have the provisions needed to curtail Iran's ability to obtain a nuclear weapon in what... more »»

UK to investigate rising number of deaths in police custody

July 23, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A rising number of deaths in UK custody risks undermining public confidence in the police, Britain's interior minister said Thursday, announcing an independent review into fatalitie... more »»

Stuck in Manila, Chris Brown pleads, 'please, let us leave'

July 23, 2015

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — In a profanity-laced video, Grammy award-winning singer Chris Brown vented his frustration Thursday at being stuck in the Philippines for a second day after running... more »»

Germany rejects criticism of its business ambitions in Iran

July 23, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — In the race to secure business deals with Iran, Germany was quickest out of the blocks. more »»

Egypt military says roadside bomb kills 4 troops in Sinai

July 23, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — A roadside bombing in Egypt's restive northern Sinai killed at least four troops on Thursday, military and security officials said, adding that the attack was carried out by militant... more »»

 
 
 

 

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