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Israeli army agrees to 'humanitarian' pause

July 16, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military says it has agreed to a U.N.-brokered five-hour pause in its strikes on the Gaza Strip to allow Palestinians to restock supplies. more »»

Uruguay teachers protest attacks by parents

July 16, 2014

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Teachers in this South American country are going on a 24-hour strike to protest a wave of physical attacks on educators by students' mothers and fathers. more »»

Nigeria seeks to borrow $1 billion for military

July 16, 2014

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president says he wants to borrow $1 billion from abroad for equipment and training for the military fighting an Islamic insurgency. more »»

Assad declares victory, push to topple him tenuous

July 16, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — In a lavish ceremony, a smiling and confident President Bashar Assad was sworn in for a third seven-year term on Wednesday, praising his supporters for "defeating the dirty war" and... more »»

Scientists name Puerto Rico water mite after JLo

July 16, 2014

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Pop singer Jennifer Lopez may be thinking life is funny after a group of scientists named a water mite in her honor after discovering a new species near Puerto Rico. more »»

Iran nuke talks likely to be extended past July 20

July 16, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — Facing stubborn disputes on the terms of a deal, Iran and six world powers have tentatively decided to adjourn their nuclear talks two days early but plan to extend them past their... more »»

Urban warfare feared in Ukraine fighting

July 16, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Insurgents bade tearful farewells Wednesday as they loaded their families onto Russia-bound buses and began hunkering down for what could be the next phase in Ukraine's... more »»

Mom: Mexico group home held son against her will

July 16, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The mother of a boy held at a group home that was raided by authorities in the western state of Michoacan said Wednesday she was only allowed to see her child three times a yea... more »»

Swedish court upholds detention order on Assange

July 16, 2014

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish court on Wednesday upheld its detention order on Julian Assange, reaffirming the legal basis for an international warrant for the WikiLeaks founder which has kept him... more »»

Greece: Terror arrest after tourist area shooting

July 16, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police arrested one of the country's most wanted men — a fugitive convicted of terrorism — during a shootout Wednesday in Athens' central tourist district that left... more »»

UAE plans first Arab spaceship to Mars in 7 years

July 16, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Having scaled the heights of Earth with the world's tallest tower, the United Arab Emirates is now aiming for the stars, or just a little bit closer, with an... more »»

Airbus A380s tested over air leak problems

July 16, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Airbus has advised airlines to test noisy doors on the world's largest passenger airliner, the A380, after identifying a problem with the door seal that could lead to a fall in the... more »»

F-35's no-show at Farnborough disappoints

July 16, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The failure of the Joint Strike Fighter to travel to England this week for a premier air show heaped further embarrassment on its developers as they try to convince skeptics that th... more »»

EU leaders plot strategy over Ukraine, Russia

July 16, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders were expected to decide Wednesday whether to toughen sanctions against Russia because of what they consider its destabilization of neighboring Ukraine. more »»

Court: Dutch liable for 300 Srebrenica deaths

July 16, 2014

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A court on Wednesday ordered the Netherlands to compensate the families of more than 300 Bosnian Muslims killed after Dutch troops handed them over to Bosnian Serb... more »»

Former Coast Guard chief tapped as Arctic diplomat

July 16, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired Coast Guard admiral was named Wednesday as the first U.S. more »»

Typhoon kills 20 in Philippines, spares Manila

July 16, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines on Wednesday after causing at least 20 deaths, knocking out power in entire provinces, damaging two parked jetliners and... more »»

Hamas vows to continue attacks on Israel

July 16, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A senior Hamas official says the Palestinian militant group will continue its attacks on Israel and will not accept any cease-fire deal that does not meet its demands. more »»

Israeli strike kills 4 Gaza youths on coastal road

July 16, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian officials say an Israeli airstrike has killed four youths and wounded seven other people on a coastal road near a beach in the Gaza Strip. more »»

Terror fugitive arrested in Athens shootout

July 16, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police arrested one of the country's most wanted men — a fugitive convicted of terrorism — during a shootout Wednesday in Athens' central tourist district that left... more »»

 
 

 

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