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US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

December 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama abruptly announced the U.S. more »»

Crucial Greek presidential vote fails in 1st round

December 17, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Parliament failed to elect a new president for the financially struggling country in the first round of voting Wednesday, leaving another two tries before the... more »»

US wins release of spy held for years in Cuba jail

December 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — This much is known about the Cuban man who spied for the United States and was released Wednesday in a historic prisoner swap: He had access to closely held intelligence... more »»

Verona's Arena to get $17.5 million restoration

December 17, 2014

MILAN (AP) — Verona's famed Roman amphitheater, home to one of the world's premier opera festivals, will be the first large beneficiary of a new Italian government initiative to encourage private... more »»

A look at 'Cuban 5' agents who were jailed in US

December 17, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — The "Cuban Five" refers to intelligence agents whose so-called "Wasp Network" operated in Florida in the 1990s. more »»

Israeli PM slams EU taking Hamas off terror list

December 17, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the European Union Wednesday for removing Hamas from its terrorist list, calling it a staggering example of European hypocrisy... more »»

Dow jumps after Fed pledges patience in rate hikes

December 17, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average surged as much as 300 points after the Federal Reserve signaled it was edging closer to raising interest rates because of a strengthening U.S. more »»

Pakistan buries victims of school massacre

December 17, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — As they buried their children Wednesday, the families spoke of their dreams. One boy had just gotten high marks on his midterm and hoped to become a pilot. more »»

Quotes from Pakistani families over school attack

December 17, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Reaction to the killings of 148 people — almost all of them students — at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan:

— "We sent our kids to this school becaus... more »»

Steps Pakistan is taking after school massacre

December 17, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A look at steps the Pakistani government is taking to address militancy following Tuesday's Taliban massacre of 148 people at a school:

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PAKISTAN-AFGHANISTAN... more »»

Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba

December 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba on Wednesday and declared an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island... more »»

Teacher recalls being shot in 1989 Romania revolt

December 17, 2014

TIMISOARA, Romania (AP) — Adrian Kali remembers a two-year-old girl being shot dead in front of him twenty-five years ago to this day during Europe's last anti-communist revolution of 1989. more »»

Obama: Spy released by Cuba provided key info

December 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. spy Cuba is releasing is one of the most important intelligence agents the U.S. has ever had in Cuba. more »»

Irked Italy: marine too ill to return to India

December 17, 2014

ROME (AP) — Diplomatic tensions between Italy and India are rising after Italy said a marine wanted in connection with a 2012 shooting was not well enough to be sent back to India for questioning. more »»

Pope gets cake, tango and chicken for birthday

December 17, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis got a cake, cards and a tango demonstration for his 78th birthday Wednesday — and 800 kilograms (1,760 pounds) of chicken meat for the poo. more »»

Kurdish Iraqi forces launch operation in Sinjar

December 17, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish Iraqi forces launched a major operation Wednesday to retake the militant-held town of Sinjar in northern Iraq, part of a push to secure the road that leads directly to the... more »»

2nd victim added to pope's sex abuse commission

December 17, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has added a second survivor of priestly sex abuse to his commission of experts advising the Vatican on child protection policies, tapping a self-described "thorn... more »»

Israel suffers sharp rebuffs from Europe

December 17, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — Israel suffered back-to-back diplomatic setbacks in Europe on Wednesday as Palestinians headed to the United Nations to try to set a two-year deadline for an Israeli withdrawal. more »»

Monaco's Charlene: royal twins born by cesarean

December 17, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Princess Charlene of Monaco has revealed that the royal twins born last week were delivered by cesarean section — two weeks before they were due, and she hopes to be out of the... more »»

UK proposes rules for embryos made from 3 people

December 17, 2014

LONDON (AP) — New rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal... more »»

 
 

 

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