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China, S. Korea blast Japan's war shrine visits

August 15, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — China and South Korea reacted strongly Friday to visits by two Japanese Cabinet ministers to a Tokyo shrine that honors the war dead including convicted war criminals, although... more »»

France marks 70 years since Allies freed south

August 15, 2014

TOULON, France (AP) — France paid tribute Friday to Allied troops — including veterans from the U.S. more »»

Iraq: Al-Maliki steps down, gives up post to rival

August 15, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's embattled Nouri al-Maliki has stepped down as prime minister, caving in to international and domestic pressure to give up his post to a rival politician. more »»

Japan criticized as 2 ministers visit war shrine

August 15, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Two Japanese Cabinet ministers paid respects Friday at a Tokyo shrine that honors the war dead including convicted criminals, a move that drew immediate criticism from South Korea,... more »»

Panama Canal turns 100 as expansion hits snags

August 15, 2014

PANAMA CITY (AP) — It was supposed to be a grand celebration of the engineering triumph that forged a nation. more »»

Pope makes tough sell on materialism in SKorea

August 15, 2014

DAEJEON, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis urged Asia's Catholic youth on Friday to renounce the materialism that afflicts much of Asian society today and reject "inhuman" economic systems that... more »»

Pope gets boisterous welcome at South Korea Mass

August 15, 2014

DAEJEON, South Korea (AP) — Tens of thousands of Asian Catholics gave a boisterous welcome to Pope Francis on Friday as he celebrated his first public Mass in South Korea, a country with a small... more »»

Pope meets with survivors of Korea ferry disaster

August 15, 2014

DAEJEON, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis has met with survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster and relatives of the dead who are demanding a government inquiry into the sinkin. more »»

Iraq's al-Maliki gives up post to rival

August 15, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced late Thursday that he was relinquishing his post to his nominated replacement, ending a political deadlock that has plunged... more »»

Pope meets Asia's youth on Day 2 of SKorea trip

August 15, 2014

DAEJEON, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis is heading to South Korea's central city of Daejeon to meet with Catholic youths from across Asia gathered for the Asian version of World Youth Day. more »»

WHO: Ebola toll may 'vastly underestimate' crisis

August 14, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — There is evidence the numbers of dead and sickened by Ebola in West Africa may "vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak," the World Health Organization said... more »»

Iraq's al-Maliki gives up post to rival

August 14, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq's prime minister for the past eight years, says he is relinquishing the post to fellow Dawa Party member Haider al-Abadi. more »»

State TV: Iraq's al-Maliki gives up post to rival

August 14, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Nouri al-Maliki has given up his post as prime minister to Haider al-Abadi, state television reported Thursday — a move that could end a political deadlock that plunged... more »»

Officials: Iraq's al-Maliki to back new PM

August 14, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi government says embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is to address the nation, as Shiite lawmakers say he has agreed to step aside and support his nominated... more »»

Palestinians voice optimism as Gaza truce holds

August 14, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Palestinian officials voiced cautious optimism Thursday, hinting at progress in Egyptian-mediated negotiations with Israel to bring an end to the fighting in Gaza and secure new... more »»

Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine

August 14, 2014

YALTA, Crimea (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to a much-hyped meeting in Crimea amid expectations of more saber-rattling over Ukraine, but he instead struck a conciliatory note... more »»

Displaced Iraqis escape fighting, but not hardship

August 14, 2014

NAJAF, Iraq (AP) — Abbas Mohammed Habib was born into Iraq's rapidly expanding world of the displaced. more »»

Subtle voices of dissent surface in war-torn Gaza

August 14, 2014

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — The group of neighbors surveyed the destruction wreaked on their residential complex by Israeli bombardment, with building after building flattened or punctured by... more »»

UN: Over 100,000 migrants reach Italy this year

August 14, 2014

MILAN (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says over 100,000 migrants — more than half of them refugees from war or persecution — have reached Italy by sea this year. more »»

Ukraine, Russia parry over Russian aid convoy

August 14, 2014

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) — In a diplomatic game of chicken, a large Russian aid convoy rolled toward the Ukrainian border on Thursday — but toward a crossing controlled by pro-Russian... more »»

 
 

 

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