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Bank of Japan redoubles efforts to revive economy

October 31, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank surprised the financial world and pleased investors Friday by intensifying its purchases of government bonds and other assets to try to revive a chronically... more »»

 
 
 
Protests push Burkina Faso president from power

October 31, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending the 27-year reign of one of Africa's... more »»

Kurdish official blames Turkey for peshmerga delay

October 31, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — The 10 peshmerga fighters from Iraq who entered the embattled northern Syrian town of Kobani one day earlier returned to Turkey Friday to prepare for their forces' full... more »»

New search planned for grave of Spanish poet Lorca

October 31, 2014

MADRID (AP) — Archeologists will start inspecting land in southern Spain near where the acclaimed poet Federico Garcia Lorca is believed to have been executed and buried at the start of the... more »»

Coal miners stuck in the middle of Ukraine's war

October 31, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Glistening black sweat rolls down the spine of a beefy miner as he jackhammers bedrock along the shaft at the Chelyuskintsev coal mine in Donetsk, Ukraine's eastern... more »»

Uganda-North Korea ties grow amid democracy doubts

October 31, 2014

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda gave a state banquet late Thursday in honor of North Korea's ceremonial head of state, praising Pyongyang for what he said was its... more »»

Burkina Faso army general takes power

October 31, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — An army general took power in Burkina Faso Friday after President Blaise Compaore stepped down, ending his 27 year rule of the West African country.

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Army general takes power in Burkina Faso

October 31, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — An army general took power in Burkina Faso Friday after President Blaise Compaore stepped down, ending 27 years as the country's leader.

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Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers

October 31, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday, remembering the days when "the dying, the sick, the dead who could... more »»

Zambia's acting president appeals for calm

October 31, 2014

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambian security forces will not tolerate any violence or other illegal activity as the country mourns President Michael Sata, who died after a long illness, Zambia's... more »»

Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons

October 31, 2014

DWEIR SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) — The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coasta... more »»

Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police

October 31, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group is conducting a purge, killing dozens of former policemen and soldiers living in areas of Iraq under its control, in a campaign apparently aimed at... more »»

Image of Asia: Watching the iPhone line in Seoul

October 31, 2014

In this photo by Ahn Young-joon, a phone store worker dressed as Santa Claus keeps customers in line as they wait to buy Apple's iPhone 6, in Seoul, South Korea. more »»

Burkina Faso leader steps down, vote in 90 days

October 31, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — President Blaise Compaore stepped down Friday after 27 years in power following a wave of protests against his rule. more »»

Peshmerga fighters leave Kobani to return later

October 31, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — The 10 peshmerga fighters from Iraq who entered the embattled northern Syrian town of Kobani one day earlier returned to Turkey Friday to prepare for their forces' full... more »»

UK Treasury chief set to pay off World War I bonds

October 31, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Britain is repaying some of the 2 billion pounds ($3.2 billion) it still owes investors who helped finance World War . more »»

Russia: Natural gas will flow after Ukraine pays

October 31, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will resume shipping natural gas to Ukraine after Kiev pays off its first debt installment for past supplies of gas next week, officials said Friday. more »»

Fire causes evacuation of French state radio

October 31, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A fire at the Paris headquarters of French state radio is sending columns of thick black smoke out of more than a dozen windows. more »»

Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site

October 31, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot... more »»

Bombs at marketplaces near Baghdad kill 15 people

October 31, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of bomb attacks struck marketplaces near Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 15 people, Iraqi officials said as security forces recaptured parts of a strategic Sunni oil... more »»

Germany's main Jewish leader steps down

October 31, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's main Jewish leader, who in 2010 became the first person born after the Holocaust to take the job, says he's stepping dow. more »»

 
 
 

 

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