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Ukraine's president: freeing of war prisoners is under way

February 21, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president says the freeing of soldiers who were held captive by rebels is under way. more »»

Pentagon chief: US considering slowing exit from Afghanistan

February 21, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this year and next because the new Afghan... more »»

Syrian activists: Blast kills 4 in Assad's ancestral village

February 21, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian activist group says an explosion in the ancestral village of Syrian President Bashar Assad has killed at least four people. more »»

Former Yemen president flees Sanaa after rebels release him

February 21, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's former president left the capital after Shiite rebels who had been holding him under house arrest released him under international and local pressure, aides close to... more »»

Moscow protesters strike out against Ukraine and the West

February 21, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — For the thousands of Russians gathered near Red Square on Saturday, Maidan — the square in Kiev synonymous with pro-European protests last year — is nothing to celebrate. more »»

Fire races up high-rise Dubai tower, but claims no lives

February 21, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the world's tallest residential towers caught fire early Saturday in Dubai's Marina district, sending hundreds of residents pouring into the streets as... more »»

Ukraine, rebels say cease-fire violations persist

February 21, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's military and Russia-backed separatist rebels on Saturday accused each other of continuing to mount attacks a week after a cease-fire was called. more »»

Greek premier: difficulties lie ahead on bailout

February 21, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday hailed the "important success" of Greece's negotiations with its creditors a day earlier, but warned that more difficult... more »»

Zimbabwe's Mugabe marks 91st birthday as country struggles

February 21, 2015

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe turns 91 on Saturday, with his supporters saying they will back him to run his full term until 2018 and beyond despite nagging questions... more »»

Afghan official: central bank branch looted by its staff

February 21, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan central bank official says that around 76 million afghanis (more than $ 1 million) have been stolen by the staff members of one of the bank's branches. more »»

Russian conscripts tell of fears of being sent to Ukraine

February 21, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — When Alexander was due to finish his year of mandatory military service in October, his commander told him he had no choice: He had to sign a contract to extend his stay in the army... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Antarctica, a window into mankind's future

February 21, 2015

DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) — Earth's past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents. more »»

Top US, Iranian nuke officials joining Iran talks

February 21, 2015

GENEVA (AP) — Top nuclear officials of Iran and the United States joined seven-nation talks Saturday in a move that may help resolve technical disputes standing it the way of a deal meant to curb... more »»

UNICEF: 89 boys abducted by South Sudan armed group

February 21, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An armed group in South Sudan has abducted at least 89 boys in a northern state, the U.N. children's agency said Saturda. more »»

Filthy India air cutting 660 million lives short by 3 years

February 21, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's filthy air is cutting 660 million lives short by about three years, according to research published Saturday that underlines the hidden costs of the country's heavy... more »»

Greece faces tight deadline to develop reform proposals

February 21, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government is facing a Monday deadline to come up with credible reform proposals to extend the existing bailout deal and the drafting of a new one. more »»

Former Yemen president flees capital after rebels let him go

February 21, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's former president left the capital after Shiite rebels who surrounded his house let him go under international and local pressure, aides close to him said Saturday. more »»

Oil-exporter Azerbaijan devalues currency 33.5 percent

February 21, 2015

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Azerbaijan's Central Bank has suddenly devalued the country's currency by 33.5 percent against the dollar. more »»

Denmark shooting highlight links between gangs and radicals

February 21, 2015

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The shooting spree in Copenhagen by a radicalized former gang member has highlighted an overlap between Islamic extremists and the criminal underworld. more »»

25 people dead in Friday's al-Shabab attack on Somali hotel

February 21, 2015

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Twenty-five people were killed and 40 wounded in suicide attacks at a hotel in Somalia's capital on Friday, the Somali government said Saturday. more »»

 
 
 

 

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