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Blogger's sketchy anti-US facts draw fans in China

October 28, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — So, dear Chinese reader, you still think the American Dream eclipses the Chinese one?

Well, take a look at Zhou Xiaoping's blogs and learn that in the U.S. more »»

India slides in gender equality global ranking

October 28, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian women still face some of the world's worst inequality in access to health care, education and work, despite years of rapid economic growth, according to a survey of 142... more »»

Algeria police protests sign of deep divisions

October 28, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Hundreds of protesters thronged the grounds of the presidential palace recently, demanding a better life. more »»

Malaysia's Anwar makes final appeal in sodomy case

October 28, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's top court on Tuesday began hearing a final appeal filed by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim against a sodomy conviction widely regarded as a means to... more »»

Syria's 3 ½-year conflict roiling the economy

October 28, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The middle-aged salesman sat glumly among an array of shorts, khaki leisure suits bedecked with gold belts and dresses with plunging necklines in the ancient Damascus bazaa... more »»

Toronto elects a new mayor, ends Ford era

October 28, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — The Rob Ford era is over as Toronto elected a new mayor, someone who is unlikely to ever make headlines for illegal drug use and public drunkenness. more »»

Violence marks Afghan president's first month

October 28, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Suicide bombers, roadside bombs and rocket attacks on the Afghan capital have intensified in the one month since President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai took office as the... more »»

Expanding Mexico City running out of cemeteries

October 28, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Edgardo Galvan watched as two gravediggers shoveled muddy soil from his father's grave until they reached a set of bones mixed with wood chips, the remnants of the coffin he wa... more »»

Japan, North Korea start talks on abductions

October 28, 2014

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Japanese and North Korean officials held talks in Pyongyang for the first time in 10 years Tuesday, meeting to assess progress into North Korea's investigation into... more »»

Poland in defense shift as security concerns rise

October 28, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is planning a major realignment of its military structure because of the conflict in neighboring Ukraine, the country's defense minister said Monday, a move that coul... more »»

Newly re-elected Brazil leader faces house divided

October 28, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's re-elected leader Dilma Rousseff on Monday faced a house divided after a bitterly fought election that culminated in the narrowest presidential win since the... more »»

Army troops isolated after Africa duty tour

October 28, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army two-star general and 11 of his staff are being isolated at the base in Italy upon returning from serving in West Africa to help with the Ebola fight. more »»

Poland in defense shift as anti-Russia mood grows

October 27, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is planning a major realignment of its military structure because of the conflict in neighboring Ukraine, the country's defense minister said Monday, a move that coul... more »»

US official: Welcome home medics fighting Ebola

October 27, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The American ambassador to the United Nations says health care workers who go to West Africa to fight Ebola must be welcomed home and nothing should be done to imped... more »»

UN investigator, banned by Iran, not fazed

October 27, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations special investigator on Iran is not fazed by a senior official's announcement that he is banned from the country, saying on Monday, "He loves banning me. more »»

South Africa mourns slain soccer team captain

October 27, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The shooting death of the beloved captain of South Africa's national soccer team during an apparent house robbery stunned a country long accustomed to violent crime, and polic... more »»

Rubber bullets hit AP photographer and freelancer

October 27, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two photographers, including one working for The Associated Press, were struck by rubber-coated bullets fired at close range by an Israeli border policeman. more »»

Ukraine looks to reform with an eye on Europe

October 27, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — As Ukraine's most ardently pro-European parties pocketed a resounding collective election triumph Monday, thoughts turned to a reform agenda that promises pain and progress i... more »»

Cuba builds first new church in 55 years

October 27, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba has allowed construction of the country's first new Catholic church in 55 years, the church said Monday. more »»

Italian banks hit hard by European test results

October 27, 2014

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's far-reaching review of banks set off sharp drops in the shares of Italian lenders on Monday after several of them failed the year-long exercise's test of... more »»

 
 
 

 

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