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Russia in offer to help firms with foreign debts

December 24, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — With inflation showing clear signs of picking up, Russia's central bank said Wednesday it will look to help companies with their foreign debts — a move it hopes will ease the... more »»

IS shoots down warplane in Syria, captures Jordanian pilot

December 24, 2014

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Islamic State group militants captured a Jordanian pilot after shooting down his warplane while conducting airstrikes over Syria, Jordan said Wednesday, in the extremists'... more »»

Rights group urges UN to stop Nigerian executions

December 24, 2014

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A leading Nigerian human rights group is asking U.N. more »»

Russia: NATO pushed Kiev to drop nonaligned status

December 24, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — NATO members pushed Ukraine toward dropping its nonaligned status, Russia claimed Wednesday, and also criticized the alliance for expanding its military presence near Russian borders. more »»

Iraq: Suicide attack kills 24 people near Baghdad

December 24, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated his payload among a group of pro-government Sunni militiamen near the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 24 people. more »»

NKorea outage a case study in online uncertainties

December 24, 2014

LONDON (AP) — North Korea's microscopic corner of the Internet has had a rough couple of days, suffering seven outages in the last 48 hours, according to one Web traffic monitor. more »»

Curfew in India state after rebels kill 63

December 24, 2014

SHAMUKJULI, India (AP) — Hundreds of survivors of a brutal rebel attack that killed at least 63 people in northeastern India sought shelter Wednesday in a church and school while security forces... more »»

IS captures Jordanian pilot in Syria after crash

December 24, 2014

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Islamic State group militants captured a Jordanian pilot after his warplane crashed while conducting airstrikes over Syria, the Jordanian military said Wednesday. more »»

Abe takes office for 3rd term as Japan's leader

December 24, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Shinzo Abe took office Wednesday for a third term as Japan's prime minister, appointing a former military officer as his defense minister but keeping the other members of his previou... more »»

Israel strikes Gaza after Palestinian sniper fire

December 24, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel deployed tank fire and an airstrike on targets in Gaza after its troops came under attack by Palestinian snipers as they were on patrol on the Israeli side of the border,... more »»

Economy dominates in-tray of new Tunisia president

December 24, 2014

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The newly elected president of Tunisia faces deep-seated economic problems as he takes power in the country that blazed the trail in the Arab Spring. more »»

India separatists blamed for killing 63 tribesmen

December 24, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — Long-simmering land and ethnic disputes erupted in bloodshed in northeastern India when rebels launched coordinated attacks on tribal settlers in Assam state, killing at least 63... more »»

Israeli police probing major political corruption case

December 24, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's police said Wednesday they are investigating dozens of public figures and politicians in a major corruption case that could impact upcoming election. more »»

Grisly finds in Iraqi Yazidi village wrested from militants

December 24, 2014

HARDAN, Iraq (AP) — After he fled from this tiny northern Iraqi hamlet four months ago, Hayder Khalef got panicked phone calls from his relatives who had remained behind. more »»

Egypt tattoo artists meet in Cairo, aim to break taboos

December 24, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — In Egypt, where tattoos are widely considered taboo, organizers have held a convention to challenge stereotypes and show-off the ink designs as an art for. more »»

Warsaw's lost architecture portrayed in miniature

December 24, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Many splendid pieces of Warsaw's architecture are gone or disfigured forever — victims of war and communism. But now some can be appreciated again — in miniature. more »»

Sony tries to save face with 'Interview' flip-flop

December 24, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — Sony's flip-flop on releasing "The Interview" shows the studio is working furiously to try to chart the right course through political and public-opinion minefields. more »»

Japan parliament re-elects Abe as prime minister

December 24, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's parliament has elected Shinzo Abe to serve another term as prime minister after his party won a snap election earlier this month. more »»

US-Cuba: New life for Cuba's classic cars?

December 24, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Dairo Tio cruises the streets of Havana in a gleaming black 1954 Buick with polished chrome highlights and the diesel motor from an electric plant bolted beneath the hoo. more »»

Japan prepares to reappoint Abe as prime minister

December 24, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan was preparing Wednesday to name Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to his next term in office following his victory in a Dec. more »»

 
 

 

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