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EU considers sending officers abroad to assess migrant needs

March 6, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is weighing whether to send immigration officers abroad to assess the needs of would-be migrants as increasing numbers of people try to reach the EU illegally. more »»

South African woman accused of kidnapping baby gets bail

March 6, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African woman who allegedly kidnapped a baby from a hospital and raised her for 17 years was released on bail Frida. more »»

Imprisoned Ukrainian ready to end hunger strike, lawyers say

March 6, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Lawyers for a Ukrainian military officer imprisoned in Russia say she's ready to end her nearly three-month hunger strike if she's offered a balanced diet. more »»

Al-Qaida's Syria branch confirms death of field commander

March 6, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate confirmed on Friday that its top field commander was killed in an airstrike that targeted a meeting of the group's senior leadership. more »»

South Sudan rivals fail to reach deal, frustrating mediators

March 6, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's warring parties failed to reach a breakthrough in peace talks in Ethiopia, mediators said Friday, expressing disappointment following months of... more »»

Accused rapist dragged from prison and killed by Indian mob

March 6, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — Several thousand people stormed a prison in northeastern India, where they dragged away a man accused of rape and then lynched him, police said Friday. more »»

BP signs $12B deal to develop Egypt gas field

March 6, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The U.. more »»

Iraqi forces push on to Tikrit as IS destroys ancient site

March 6, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit, a day after the extremists... more »»

German Parliament approves quota for female directors

March 6, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Parliament on Friday approved a quota system that will require leading companies in Europe's biggest economy to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards... more »»

Austrian panel recommends no return of Klimt masterpiece

March 6, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian panel ruled Friday against returning one of the country's most stunning works of art to heirs of the original Jewish owner, and the government said it would keep the... more »»

Ukraine declares heavy weapons pullback from front line

March 6, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian military officials say government forces are withdrawing heavy rocket launchers from the front line with Russian-backed separatists in accordance with last month's... more »»

Palestinian assailant injures 5 Israelis in car attack

March 6, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian assailant rammed his car into a group of Israeli pedestrians near an Israeli police station in east Jerusalem on Friday, injuring four officers and a bystander, and... more »»

In Turkey, criticizing the president can land you in jail

March 6, 2015

ISTANBUL (AP) — There's no monarch in democratic Turkey — but you might not know it watching the news these days. more »»

Witness in Russian politician's slaying gets death threats

March 6, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Ukraine say the sole witness in the killing in Moscow of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov has received death threats since returning to her... more »»

Emirates forges special relationship with el-Sissi's Egypt

March 6, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — This small Gulf nation, known for its soaring skyscrapers and mercantile bent, is making itself into the most stalwart ally of the Arab world's biggest country. more »»

Head of UN Women: No country has reached gender equality

March 6, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. more »»

Ex-crew recognizes photos of sunken Japanese battleship

March 6, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — A former crewmember on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II said Thursday he recognized photos of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by... more »»

Iraq says Islamic State militants 'bulldozed' ancient site

March 6, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants "bulldozed" the renowned archaeological site of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday using heavy military vehicles, the government said. more »»

Knifed US envoy to Seoul in pain as officials investigate

March 6, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to South Korea struggled with pain as he recovered Friday from a knife attack, while police searched the offices of the anti-U.S. more »»

Amid crisis, Venezuelans remember Chavez 2 years after death

March 6, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Early morning fireworks burst over Venezuela's capital Thursday for a commemoration of Hugo Chavez on the second anniversary of his death, even as economic crisis... more »»

 
 
 

 

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