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Hollande, leaders call for investments in the green economy

January 23, 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Climate change and poverty took center stage Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where leaders began campaigning in earnest for twin global accords aimed at... more »»

France quietly buries terrorist gunman who killed 5 in Paris

January 23, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Paris officials say Amedy Coulibaly, who killed four hostages at a kosher market and policewoman earlier this month, has been buried in a suburban cemetery. more »»

Art embraces science in new British play 'Oppenheimer'

January 23, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Suddenly, science is sexy. more »»

Sierra Leone eases blocks on travel, business as Ebola wanes

January 23, 2015

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — With the Ebola outbreak weakening in West Africa, Sierra Leone eased restrictions on movement and commercial activity Friday even as the president warned that the... more »»

Signs emerge of major Ukraine rebel offensive looming

January 23, 2015

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Signs emerged Friday of a major rebel offensive looming in eastern Ukraine, which has seen a surge in fighting and deadly attacks despite diplomatic efforts to craft a... more »»

World leaders react to death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah

January 23, 2015

Comments from world leaders in response to the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, who died early Friday in Riyad. more »»

Prayers said for Japanese hostages held by Islamic militants

January 23, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Prayers were offered Friday at Tokyo's largest mosque for two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by Islamic militants who had demanded a $200 million ransom for their release. more »»

Amid mourning, a new generation enters line to Saudi throne

January 23, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's newly enthroned King Salman moved quickly Friday to name a future successor to the crown in his oil-rich kingdom, a significant appointment that puts th... more »»

Pope to families: Learn to talk to one another again

January 23, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging families to put aside their iPhones and Twitter feeds and learn to talk to one another again. more »»

Protests across Yemen a day after president, Cabinet resigns

January 23, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Thousands of protesters demonstrated Friday across Yemen, some supporting the Shiite rebels who seized the capital and others demanding the country's south secede after the... more »»

70 years after Auschwitz liberation, a survivor remembers

January 23, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Marta Wise was ill and emaciated when she heard the distant sound of soldiers marching toward Auschwitz. more »»

France sees as many anti-Muslim acts in Jan as all of 2014

January 23, 2015

PARIS (AP) — At least as many anti-Muslim acts have taken place in France since the terror attacks this month as for all of last year, a leading Muslim group reported Friday. more »»

Congo's Senate votes down measure that drew protests

January 23, 2015

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's Senate voted Friday to eliminate a measure in an electoral law that critics say would have prolonged the president's time in power and drew massive protests this... more »»

French court upholds stripping citizenship in terror case

January 23, 2015

PARIS (AP) — France's top court on Friday upheld the government's decision to strip the citizenship of a Franco-Moroccan man convicted of terrorism-related crimes, amid calls to expand such... more »»

AP PHOTO: Mom's appeal to save Japanese hostage

January 23, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Junko Ishido shook and struggled to hold back tears as she talked about her hostage son, while camera shutters whirred.

"Time is running out. more »»

Top official: Russians will 'eat less' for Putin

January 23, 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, on Friday warned the West against trying to topple President Vladimir Putin... more »»

153 arrested in South Africa looting

January 23, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Days of violence and looting of foreign-owned shops in South Africa have left at least two people dead and 153 arrested in the Johannesburg area, police said Friday. more »»

Hazy skies the backdrop for Obama's climate talks in India

January 23, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — When President Barack Obama arrives in New Delhi on Sunday he will join the Indian capital's masses in breathing some of the world's filthiest air. more »»

IS-linked militants say countdown for Japan's hostages began

January 23, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Militants affiliated with the Islamic State group have posted an online warning that the "countdown has begun" for the group to kill a pair of Japanese hostages. more »»

Hostage video: was it really done outside?

January 23, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The video of two Japanese hostages being held by the Islamic State group seems, like past IS videos, taken in an arid, desert setting. more »»

 
 
 

 

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