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Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin

January 27, 2015

BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) — Some 300 Holocaust survivors gathered with world leaders Tuesday under an enormous tent over the gate and railroad tracks that marked the last journey for more than a... 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 »»

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 »»

Inquiry: Ex-KGB spy Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice

January 27, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A long-awaited inquiry into the death of Russian former spy Alexander Litvinenko opened Tuesday with the revelation that the KGB agent turned Kremlin critic may have been poisoned... more »»

Airlines halt flights to Baghdad after gunfire hits plane

January 27, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Several airlines suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after a passenger plane arriving from the Mideast's busiest airport in Dubai came under fire as it... more »»

Facebook blames internal glitch for hourlong global outage

January 27, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Facebook said the outage that made its social media sites inaccessible worldwide for about an hour Tuesday was self-inflicted. more »»

Greek bailout critic named new finance minister

January 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek economist and outspoken bailout critic has been named as finance minister in the country's new left-wing government. more »»

Japan envoy hopeful about hostage release

January 27, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Delicate negotiations were underway Tuesday to secure the release of a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State militants, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faced... more »»

Spain: Death count rises to 11 in military jet crash at base

January 27, 2015

ALBACETE, Spain (AP) — The death toll from the crash of a Greek F-16 fighter jet at a Spanish military base during an elite NATO pilot training program rose to 11 Tuesday after a French airman wh... more »»

Japan turns to 'I am Kenji' Facebook page on hostage crisis

January 27, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The plight of freelance journalist Kenji Goto, taken captive by Islamic State group militants, has gripped Japan, and the people's hopes for his safety are now on Facebook with a... more »»

Dubai claims title of world's busiest international airport

January 27, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The city with the world's tallest building can now boast that it's home to the world's busiest airport for international passengers too. more »»

5 foreigners, 3 guards killed in Libyan hotel attack

January 27, 2015

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Libya's capital Tuesday, killing at least five foreigners and three guards, authorities sai. more »»

Emirati airlines halt flights to Baghdad after shooting

January 27, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Several airlines suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after a passenger plane arriving from the Mideast's busiest airport in Dubai came under fire as it... more »»

Israel says 2 rockets from Syria strike Golan Heights

January 27, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — At least two rockets launched from Syria struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel responded with artillery fire, the Israeli military sai. more »»

Oxfam: Rich countries must support Ebola recovery

January 27, 2015

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Rich countries must act swiftly to repair battered health systems and get cash to millions of families in the three countries hit hardest by the world's worst Ebola... more »»

Police raid southern French town with strong jihadi network

January 27, 2015

PARIS (AP) — French security forces detained five people Tuesday and broke up a jihadi recruiting network in a small southern town that has sent several French youths to fight in Syria and Iraq,... more »»

Aer Lingus backs takeover, needs Irish government support

January 27, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Aer Lingus said Tuesday it supports a takeover bid by British Airways parent IAG, putting the Irish national airline with its trademark shamrock tailfins on course for foreign... more »»

Russia announces anti-crisis plan after rating downgrade

January 27, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — After a top ratings agency cut Russia's credit grade to "junk" status, the government in Moscow on Tuesday announced a plan that will see the economy return to a budget surplus in... more »»

EU leaders threaten more anti-Russian sanctions over Ukraine

January 27, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are threatening fresh sanctions against Russia because of what it sees as "growing support" of Moscow for separatists in eastern Ukraine during intensified... more »»

Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, pilot

January 27, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese envoy in Jordan expressed hope that both Japanese hostage Kenji Goto and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as... more »»

Arab lawmakers shake up Israeli politics with historic union

January 27, 2015

HAIFA, Israel (AP) — Israel's Arab political parties are banding together under one ticket for the first time ever ahead of national elections in March, hoping to boost turnout and help unseat... more »»

 
 
 

 

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