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Obama pushes for end to crippling crisis in South Sudan

July 27, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama launched a personal push for peace in South Sudan on Monday, convening African leaders for urgent talks in neighboring Ethiopia aimed at keepin... more »»

 
 
 
Greece, creditors get down to business on bailout deal

July 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Technical talks over Greece's third bailout in five years are poised to start in the next day or so as negotiators representing the country's creditors continued arriving in... more »»

Obama urges Ethiopia to curb crackdowns on media, opposition

July 27, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama urged Ethiopia's leaders Monday to curb crackdowns on press freedom and political openness as he opened a trip that human rights groups say... more »»

The Latest: Obama says South Sudan needs urgent attention

July 27, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The latest on President Barack Obama's visit to Ethiopia (all times local):

2:30 p.m. more »»

Kyrgyz president fumes over award to jailed journalist

July 27, 2015

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — The president of Kyrgyzstan on Monday lambasted the United States for honoring a jailed Kyrgyz journalist.

The U.. more »»

Problems pile up for Greek boat-builders as taxes bite

July 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — At its height eight years ago, George Kranitis' family-owned shipyard in Patra, Greece's third-largest city, employed some 35 people and sold around 340 boats annually. more »»

US, Turkey seek to establish Islamic State-free zone

July 27, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The United States and Turkey are finalizing plans for a military campaign to push the Islamic State out of a strip of land along the Syrian border, deepening efforts... more »»

Far-right Hungary mayor imposes tough conditions on Gypsies

July 27, 2015

OZD, Hungary (AP) — The workers wake up in the middle of the night and walk miles to get to their jobs by 6 a.m. Taking up hoes and rakes, they toil for hours with little chance of rest. more »»

Patriarch of musical Jackson family hospitalized in Brazil

July 27, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian hospital says Joe Jackson — the father of the late Michael Jackson and the patriarch of the musical family — suffered a stroke while visiting the South American... more »»

Turkish troops target Kurdish fighters in northern Syria

July 27, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkish troops have shelled a Syrian village near the border, targeting Kurdish fighters who have been battling the Islamic State group with the aid of U.S. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

July 27, 2015

Grammy award-winning singer Chris Brown sang at a packed concert in Manila, but wasn't allowed to leave the Philippines the following day because of a fraud complaint over a canceled concert last... more »»

In an Afghanistan awash in arms, a push to ban toy guns

July 27, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The weapons of Afghanistan's long decades of war can be seen almost everywhere, from the burned-out hulks of Soviet tanks to the Kalashnikov assault rifles slung over... more »»

Afghan official: 21 dead, 8 wounded in wedding gunfight

July 27, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A shootout at a wedding party in northern Afghanistan has left 21 people dead and eight wounded, an official said Monday. more »»

Palestinian suspect killed during Israeli arrest raid

July 27, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say a Palestinian suspected of plotting an attack in Israel was killed during an arrest raid in the Qalandia refugee camp in the Jerusalem area. more »»

Al-Shabab suicide truck bomb hits main Somali hotel, kills 9

July 27, 2015

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed a truck rigged with explosives into the blast walls around one of Mogadishu's most secure hotels, severely damaging the building and killing nine... more »»

Colombia unearths landfill looking for scores of disappeared

July 27, 2015

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — The last contact Margarita Restrepo had with her daughter was a hurried phone call on Oct. 25, 2002. more »»

Turkey calls for NATO meeting to discuss security threats

July 27, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Sunday called for a meeting of its NATO allies to discuss threats to its security and its airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants in Syria and Kurdish rebels... more »»

Obama: Kenya at 'crossroads' between peril and promise

July 27, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Declaring Kenya at a "crossroads" between promise and peril, President Barack Obama on Sunday pressed the nation of his father's birth to root out corruption, treat women an... more »»

5-day humanitarian cease-fire starts in Yemen

July 26, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led coalition airstrikes came to a halt in Yemen early Monday after a five-day humanitarian truce went into effect, witnesses and security officials said. more »»

Al-Shabab suicide truck bomb hits main Somali hotel, kills 9

July 26, 2015

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed a truck rigged with explosives into the blast walls around one of Mogadishu's most secure hotels, severely damaging the building and killing nine... more »»

Yemeni troops fight rebels in strategic southern town

July 26, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-backed Yemeni troops and their allies clashed with Shiite Houthi rebels in a strategic town north of the port city of Aden Sunday, security and military officials from... more »»

 
 

 

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