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Iraqi officials say Saddam deputy believed killed

April 17, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials said Friday they believe that government forces killed Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the former deputy of Saddam Hussein who for over a decade was the top fugitive from... more »»

Car bomb explodes outside US Consulate in northern Iraq

April 17, 2015

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — A car bomb exploded outside the U.S. Consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomy zone.

There was no immediate word on casualties. more »»

US troops arrive in Ukraine for training exercises

April 17, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — About 300 US Army paratroopers have arrived in Ukraine for training exercises with national guard units, a move criticized by the Kremlin and eastern Ukraine's Russia-backed... more »»

Some Ugandan Muslims retreat in fear amid police hunt

April 17, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kassim Segawa prayed inside his local mosque near Uganda's capital but, instead of being in the company of scores of the faithful, on this day he was alone. more »»

Boko Haram attacks 2 villages in Cameroon, kills 12

April 17, 2015

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Boko Haram militants killed at least 12 people in attacks on two Cameroonian villages on the northern border with Nigeria, a senior military official said Friday. more »»

Iraqi officials say Saddam deputy killed near Tikrit

April 17, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials said they believe that government forces on Friday killed Saddam Hussein's former deputy, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, who remained a wanted fugitive since the 2003 U.S. more »»

Syrian president blames Turkey for loss of northwestern city

April 17, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad blamed Turkey in remarks published Friday for the fall last month of Syria's northwestern city of Idlib to Islamic fighters, saying Ankara provided... more »»

CORRECTION: Boko Haram-UN story

April 17, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In a story April 16 about negotiations for a U.N. more »»

Trade talks in Tokyo get push from 'fast-track' deal in US

April 17, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Top Japan and U.S. trade officials plan to meet this weekend, seeking to close gaps over autos and farm trade before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Washington later this month. more »»

UN: death toll in Ukraine fighting now above 6,100

April 17, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations says the number of people killed in a year of fighting in Ukraine has now passed 6,100, and says it's increasingly worried that breaches in a cease-fire will... more »»

German president: Germanwings crash an 'unbelievable horror'

April 17, 2015

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — The Germanwings crash last month was an "unbelievable horror" for the families of those killed, compounded by the apparent senselessness of the co-pilot's actions in... more »»

Algeria sees leadership vacuum in face of oil challenges

April 17, 2015

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — When Abdelaziz Bouteflika ran for a fourth term as Algeria's president a year ago, the opposition cautioned that he would be too sick to govern. more »»

Spain: Tax agents search ex-IMF chief Rato's office again

April 17, 2015

MADRID (AP) — Tax agents spent a second day Friday searching the office of former International Monetary Fund chief Rodrigo Rato after he was detained and released as part of a probe into alleged... more »»

Italian navy regains control of seized fishing boat

April 17, 2015

MILAN (AP) — The Italian navy said Friday it boarded and took control of a Sicilian fishing boat that had been seized earlier in the day by armed men off the coast of Libya. more »»

Thai charter, weakening political parties, ready for review

April 17, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — A draft of Thailand's new constitution, written to reduce the power of major political parties and keep politicians in check, was submitted to an advisory council for review on... more »»

Obama, Italian Prime Minister Renzi to meet at White House

April 17, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is set to meet with President Barack Obama. more »»

Breakaway Turkish Cypriots pick leader as peace talks loom

April 17, 2015

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Uncertainty reigns as Turkish Cypriots vote for a new leader this weekend: There's no clear favorite and no way of knowing whether the winner can bring talks on reunifying... more »»

Image of Asia: Incense in memory of the Khmer Rouge victims

April 17, 2015

In this photo by Heng Sinith, a woman burns incense sticks as she prays in front of a stupa containing hundreds of human skulls and bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge regime, at the Choeung Ek... more »»

Director Peter Jackson unveils WWI exhibition in New Zealand

April 17, 2015

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Taking a break from filmmaking, Peter Jackson has created a museum exhibition he hopes will broaden people's perception of World War I from monochrome to color. more »»

Pope considering Cuba stop during US trip but no decision

April 17, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is considering adding a stop in Cuba to his U.S. trip in September but no decision has been made, the Vatican said Friday. more »»

 
 

 

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