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Europe dithers in face of unprecedented wave of migrants

April 16, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — An unprecedented wave of migrants has headed for the European Union's promised shores over the past week, with 10,000 people making the trip. more »»

Spain criticized for towing burning fishing boat out to sea

April 16, 2015

MADRID (AP) — Greenpeace on Thursday criticized Spain's government for towing a burning Russian fishing boat full of fuel out to sea after it caught fire in a Canary Islands port, saying the fuel... more »»

Saudi Arabia to open stock market to foreigners in June

April 16, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's stock market regulator says foreign investors will be allowed to trade shares on the oil-rich kingdom's exchange beginning on June 15. more »»

Exiled Yemeni VP calls on Shiite rebels to halt offensive

April 16, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Yemen's exiled vice president on Thursday called on Shiite rebels and their allied military units to end their offensive on the southern port city of Aden, saying that... more »»

Vatican unexpectedly ends takeover of US nun group

April 16, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Thursday unexpectedly ended its controversial takeover of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns, signaling a major shift in tone and treatment of U.S. more »»

Man indicted in US for drug deal elected senator in Nigeria

April 16, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A man indicted in America for allegedly smuggling heroin, in a court case that was the basis for the TV hit "Orange Is The New Black," has been elected... more »»

Putin defends Iran missile decision during call-in show

April 16, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin sternly urged the West to respect Russia's interests in global affairs and defended his move to sanction the delivery of a long-range air defense missile... more »»

The Latest: Putin wants refund if French don't deliver ship

April 16, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — 2:56 p.m. (1156 GMT; 7:56 EDT

President Vladimir Putin says Russia expects France to return the advance payment if it fails to deliver a warship built for the Russian navy. more »»

Foreigners fear for safety after attacks in South Africa

April 16, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The fear among some foreigners and South Africans that anti-immigrant attacks will escalate reached such a peak Thursday that foreigners sought refuge in camps and a police... more »»

Search area for Flight 370 to be doubled if plane not found

April 16, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be expanded by another 60,000 square kilometers (23,000 square miles) in the Indian Ocean if the... more »»

Image of Asia: Curious cubs climb, bite, snarl in zoo debut

April 16, 2015

In this photo by Miki Toda, white Bengal tiger cubs watch visitors at the Saitama Tobu zoo in Shiraoka, Japan, during their introduction to the public Thursday. more »»

Ukraine's disabled condemned to life in institutions

April 16, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — An international rights group said in a report Thursday that growing numbers of disabled children in Ukraine are being condemned to life in orphanages and institutions... more »»

Bible stories and thrillers make Morocco filming choice

April 16, 2015

OUARZAZATE, Morocco (AP) — "QUIET!" The cry rings out in English, French and Arabic across the cobblestoned streets of Jerusalem, as filming begins for a scene in the series "A.D. more »»

EU struggles to confront challenge of Mediterranean migrants

April 16, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations are struggling to confront the challenge of the unprecedented numbers of migrants coming across the Mediterranean and have few answers to contain the... more »»

Angry kin unmoved by S. Korean leader's vow to salvage ferry

April 16, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Angry relatives of passengers who drowned in a ferry sinking snubbed South Korea's president on the disaster's anniversary Thursday, even as she pledged to salvage the... more »»

Israel marks Holocaust memorial day with sirens, ceremonies

April 16, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis have come to a mournful, two-minute standstill as sirens pierced the air in remembrance of the 6 million Jews killed in the Nazi Holocaust during World War II. more »»

In Sudan, poverty, heavy security grip under longtime leader

April 16, 2015

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — During a quarter-century in power, President Omar al-Bashir has succeeded in keeping an iron grip on Sudan despite repeated disasters that would have toppled many leaders. more »»

5 things to know about the new royal baby

April 16, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Royal fans are ready to welcome Prince William and Kate's second child — a younger brother or sister to Prince George, whose birth two years ago whipped up a worldwide media frenzy. more »»

UN special envoy to Yemen stepping down

April 16, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.. more »»

Tears, anger mark 1st anniversary of SKorean ferry disaster

April 16, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tears and grief mixed with raw anger Thursday as black-clad relatives mourned the 300 people, mostly high school kids, killed one year ago when the ferry Sewol sank in... more »»

 
 
 

 

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