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6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes near Greek island

April 16, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck near the Greek island of Crete late Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damag. more »»

Vatican unexpectedly ends crackdown of US nun group

April 16, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Thursday unexpectedly ended its controversial reform of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns, cementing a shift in tone and treatment of the U.S. more »»

Saudi-Iran rivalry over Yemen deepens Mideast sectarianism

April 16, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's government insists it is not at war with Iran despite its three-week air campaign against Tehran-backed rebels in Yemen, but the kingdom's powerful... more »»

Masked police raid Moscow offices of oil tycoon's group

April 16, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Masked police on Thursday raided the Moscow offices of a civil society organization funded by former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsk. more »»

A leading candidate in Argentina would overhaul economy

April 16, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The man who could be Argentina's next president wants to put an end to tight government currency controls, make peace with the nation's creditors and improve... more »»

Police: Muslims threw Christians overboard during Med voyage

April 16, 2015

ROME (AP) — Italy's migration crisis took on a deadly new twist Thursday as police in Sicily reported that Muslim migrants had thrown 12 Christians overboard during a recent crossing from Libya,... more »»

Why it's proving hard to save Greece

April 16, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — By the day, Greece is getting closer to a potentially catastrophic debt default that could force it out of the euro blo. more »»

Unrest amid pleas to end attacks on immigrants in S. Africa

April 16, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Jacob Zuma on Thursday urged South Africans to stop attacking immigrants from Africa and South Asia, but hundreds threatened peace marchers in a city where days of... more »»

Blacksmith creates replica of stolen Dachau camp gate

April 16, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — A wrought-iron gate bearing the cynical slogan "Arbeit macht frei," or "Work sets you free," that was stolen from the former Dachau concentration camp in November will soon be... more »»

EU countries press for labelling of Israeli settlement goods

April 16, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — More than a dozen European governments have called for the labelling of goods produced in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. more »»

Al-Qaida captures major airport, oil terminal in south Yemen

April 16, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Military officials and residents say al-Qaida has taken control of a major airport, a sea port and an oil terminal in southern Yemen after brief clashes with troops. more »»

Thousands flee as IS group advances on Iraq's Ramadi

April 16, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — More than 2,000 families have fled from the Iraqi city of Ramadi, an official said Thursday, as the Islamic State group advanced on the provincial capital of the western Anbar... more »»

Al-Qaida captures major airport in southern Yemen

April 16, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Military officials and residents say al-Qaida has taken control of a major airport in southern Yemen after briefly clashing with troops. more »»

Europe dithers in face of unprecedented wave of migrants

April 16, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — An unprecedented wave of migrants has headed for the European Union's promised shores over the past week, with 10,000 people making the trip. more »»

Spain criticized for towing burning fishing boat out to sea

April 16, 2015

MADRID (AP) — Greenpeace on Thursday criticized Spain's government for towing a burning Russian fishing boat full of fuel out to sea after it caught fire in a Canary Islands port, saying the fuel... more »»

Saudi Arabia to open stock market to foreigners in June

April 16, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's stock market regulator says foreign investors will be allowed to trade shares on the oil-rich kingdom's exchange beginning on June 15. more »»

Exiled Yemeni VP calls on Shiite rebels to halt offensive

April 16, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Yemen's exiled vice president on Thursday called on Shiite rebels and their allied military units to end their offensive on the southern port city of Aden, saying that... more »»

Vatican unexpectedly ends takeover of US nun group

April 16, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Thursday unexpectedly ended its controversial takeover of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns, signaling a major shift in tone and treatment of U.S. more »»

Man indicted in US for drug deal elected senator in Nigeria

April 16, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A man indicted in America for allegedly smuggling heroin, in a court case that was the basis for the TV hit "Orange Is The New Black," has been elected... more »»

Putin defends Iran missile decision during call-in show

April 16, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin sternly urged the West to respect Russia's interests in global affairs and defended his move to sanction the delivery of a long-range air defense missile... more »»

 
 
 

 

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