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Secret talks in Jordan try to win release of hostages

January 27, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Secret talks were underway Tuesday in Jordan in the presence of a Japanese envoy to secure the freedom of a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State... more »»

Egypt's police criticized over death of female protester

January 27, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's police are coming under withering criticism as signs mount that officers not only fired birdshot at a young mother during a peaceful protest last weekend but then also... more »»

Somali prime minister appoints new Cabinet

January 27, 2015

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's prime minister unveiled his new Cabinet Tuesday, weeks after he withdrew his initial line-up following opposition by the parliament. more »»

What! Facebook's down? No storm selfies during brief outage

January 27, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — No storm selfies, hookups, status updates. more »»

Iran says it sent warning to Israel via US officials

January 27, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran said Tuesday it sent a warning to Israel through the United States over the recent killing of an Iranian general in an alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria, the official... more »»

Ukraine moves to shut Russia-backed rebels out of talks

January 27, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday declared the Russia-backed separatist republics in the east to be terrorist organizations, formally eliminating the possibility of holding... more »»

AP Interview: EU anti-terror chief: rehab for jihadis

January 27, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's anti-terror chief called Tuesday for countries to rehabilitate rather than punish returning jihadis with no blood on their hands, saying that some prisons hav... more »»

Rio official says there's 'no plan B' for Olympic sailing

January 27, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro Olympic organizers said Tuesday they have "no plan B" for the 2016 games' sailing competitions, despite a recent admission by the state's top environment... more »»

Facebook outage brings jokes, marketing pitches to Twitter

January 27, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For many, the hour without a Facebook was a golden opportunity for a joke — or a marketing pitch — on other social media sites. more »»

Putin marks Auschwitz liberation to press points on Ukraine

January 27, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has used the commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz to press the Russian points on Ukraine. more »»

On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets

January 27, 2015

BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) — A Jewish leader stood Tuesday before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of... more »»

Amid pressure, bailout critic is new Greek finance minister

January 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new left-wing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, picked an outspoken bailout critic as his new finance minister Tuesday, signaling his resolve to take a tough line wit... more »»

Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; 4 foreigners, 5 guards dead

January 27, 2015

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing four foreigners and five guards, and triggering an hours-long standoff that ended when two... more »»

Monarch butterflies rebound in Mexico, numbers still low

January 27, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of Monarch butterflies that reached wintering grounds in Mexico has rebounded 69 percent from last year's lowest-on-record levels, but their numbers remain very low,... more »»

Purported IS message threatens Japanese, Jordanian hostages

January 27, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — An online message purportedly from the Islamic State group warned Tuesday that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold have less than "24 hours left to live. more »»

Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

January 27, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. more »»

Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; 5 foreigners, 3 guards dead

January 27, 2015

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least five foreigners and three guards, officials sai. more »»

UN: 2 killed, 6 hurt in northern Mali protest

January 27, 2015

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A demonstration outside a U.N. base in northern Mali descended into violence Tuesday, leaving at least two people dead and six wounded, according to a U.N. official. more »»

What the credit downgrade to 'junk' means for Russia

January 27, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has seen its credit grade cut to "junk" status for the first time in over a decade, a big blow for a country that wants to be a world economic power. more »»

Yemen's Shiite rebels release abducted aide of president

January 27, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels said Tuesday they have released a presidential aide whose abduction 10 days ago set in motion a violent escalation that led to the resignation of the... more »»

 
 
 

 

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