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Mideast 'quartet' urges steps to resume peace talks

September 23, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The international diplomatic "quartet" of Mideast peacemakers called once again on Friday for Israel and the Palestinians to take steps to resume stalled peace talks. more »»

Russia FM: Cease-fire agreement must be preserved

September 23, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday laid the blame for a "bleeding Middle East and North Africa" on the U.S. and its allies, in a speech to the U.N. more »»

Cheers erupt as Puerto Rico slowly emerges from blackout

September 23, 2016

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Air conditioners began to whir across Puerto Rico on Friday and electronics beeped to life as power slowly returned to the U.S. more »»

US General: 10 percent of Afghanistan under Taliban control

September 23, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Taliban have control over 10 percent of Afghanistan's population and the insurgent group is battling with the Afghan government for control of at least another 20 percent,... more »»

Almost diplomacy: US ex-officials, NKoreans quietly meet

September 23, 2016

Officially, the United States and North Korea barely speak to each other, their communications often limited to public exchanges of insults.

The U.S. more »»

Wounds heal slowly in Colombian town engulfed by rebels

September 23, 2016

PUERTO RICO, Colombia (AP) — It's a sweltering afternoon and two young women cool off with a juice at a bright green-painted store and watering hole as a few mules relax in the shad. more »»

Colombia rebels unanimously approve peace accord with govt

September 23, 2016

YARI PLAINS, Colombia (AP) — Leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia gave their unanimous support on Friday to a peace agreement reached last month with the government. more »»

162 bodies retrieved after migrant boat capsizes off Egypt

September 23, 2016

ROSETTA, Egypt (AP) — The bodies of 162 people had been pulled from the waters off the Egyptian coast by Friday, two days after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean... more »»

UN ready to implement climate deal in Morocco

September 23, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With the Paris Agreement on climate change poised to take effect, diplomats now head to Morocco to hammer out the difficult details of how to make it work and raise the $100... more »»

Polish lawmakers proceed with proposal to ban abortion

September 23, 2016

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's lawmakers have decided to proceed with work to ban abortion and have rejected a proposal to liberalize the current restrictive law. more »»

French rogue trader damages slashed to 1 million euros

September 23, 2016

VERSAILLES, France (AP) — Former French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel will not have to pay 4.9 billion euros ($5. more »»

France: We'll keep fighting for new cease-fire deal in Syria

September 23, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France's foreign minister says he will be disappointed but not discouraged if an agreement isn't reached in New York on a new cease-fire in Syria, insisting: "We will... more »»

Russia's Vladimir Putin again reshuffles his inner circle

September 23, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has reshuffled his inner-circle again, giving the parliament speaker's job to his chief domestic strategist, a man who oversaw a vote that further... more »»

Toddler rescued after spending 72 hours in Siberian woods

September 23, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Emergencies Ministry says a three-year-old boy who spent 72 hours in a Siberian forest after getting lost has been rescued. more »»

Intense bombing campaign targets Syria civil defense centers

September 23, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — A bombing campaign in rebel-held districts of Syria's Aleppo city intensified Friday, targeting several neighborhoods and centers of the award-winning volunteer civil defense group... more »»

India trying diplomacy in dealing with rival Pakistan

September 23, 2016

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has long been known for his hard-line stance on Pakistan. It was a major part of the campaign that swept him to power. more »»

Farage to speak at 'Nobel' banquet for euroskeptics

September 23, 2016

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Excluded from the annual Nobel Prize banquet, the anti-immigration and euroskeptic Sweden Democrats will have their own feast this year with likeminded groups from across Europe. more »»

148 bodies retrieved after migrant boat capsizes off Egypt

September 23, 2016

ROSETTA, Egypt (AP) — The bodies of 148 people had been pulled from the waters off the Egyptian coast by Friday, three days after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranea... more »»

Gabon braces for court's ruling on disputed election

September 23, 2016

LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon braced for possible violence Friday as the Constitutional Court was set to rule on a disputed election that President Ali Bongo Ondimba won by less than 2 percent. more »»

Kurdish separatists say their campaign in Iran will go on

September 23, 2016

KOYA, Iraq (AP) — The main Kurdish insurgent group in Iran will keep up its guerrilla campaign against security forces "to protect and defend" Kurds living there, its deputy leader said, calling... more »»

 
 
 

 

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