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  • Iran's U.N. envoy isn't a threat

     Iran's U.N. envoy isn't a threat
    The United States is irked that Iran has chosen as its representative to the United Nations a diplomat who apparently was involved with a student group that seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. The embassy takeover, a violation of international...
  • Pro-Russia police help foil Ukraine crackdown in east

    Pro-Russia police help foil Ukraine crackdown in east
    MOSCOW — Ukrainian police sympathetic to pro-Russia separatists occupying government buildings helped thwart a threatened crackdown Monday, undermining the government's credibility and encouraging the gunmen to grab more facilities. Ukraine's...
  • Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71; Boko Haram blamed

    Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71; Boko Haram blamed
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan blamed Boko Haram for an explosion that killed scores of people Monday at a bus station outside the capital, Abuja, calling the Islamic militant group an “unnecessary distraction&...
  • Suspicion focuses on Boko Haram in deadly Nigeria bus station blast

    Suspicion focuses on Boko Haram in deadly Nigeria bus station blast
    An early morning explosion that ripped through a bus station on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, Abuja, killed at least 71 people and injured 124, police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which happened during the...
  • Ukraine's interim leader threatens separatists with crackdown

    Ukraine's interim leader threatens separatists with crackdown
    MOSCOW — Vowing that the Russian takeover of Crimea would not be repeated elsewhere in the east of his country, Ukraine's interim president gave separatists until Monday to lay down their arms and surrender government buildings they have seized or...
  • Nigeria bus station bombing kills at least 71

    Nigeria bus station bombing kills at least 71
    ABUJA, Nigeria — Police say an explosion that ripped through a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital has killed at least 71 people and wounded 124. Police spokesman Frank Mba says Monday's blast destroyed 16 luxury coaches and 24 minibuses....
  • Ukraine's interim president issues ultimatum to separatists in east

    Ukraine's interim president issues ultimatum to separatists in east
    MOSCOW -- Vowing that the Russian takeover of Crimea would not be repeated elsewhere in the east of his country, Ukraine’s interim president gave separatists until Monday to lay down their arms and surrender government buildings they have seized...
  • Russia appears to be behind Ukraine violence, U.S. envoy to U.N. says

    Russia appears to be behind Ukraine violence, U.S. envoy to U.N. says
    WASHINGTON -- The outbreak of violence in eastern Ukraine appears to have been provoked by Moscow, the American ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday. “It has all the tell-tale signs of what we saw in Crimea,” Ambassador Samantha...
  • Syria, rebels blame each other for reported poison gas attack

    Syria, rebels blame each other for reported poison gas attack
    BEIRUT — Each side in the Syrian conflict blamed the other Saturday for an alleged poison gas attack that reportedly injured scores of civilians in the central province of Hama. There was no independent confirmation of a chemical strike, which...
  • Pope Francis asks victims of clerical sex abuse for forgiveness

    Pope Francis asks victims of clerical sex abuse for forgiveness
    ROME -- Pope Francis on Friday made his first public plea for forgiveness on behalf of priests who have abused children. “I feel compelled to personally take on all the evil which some priests -- quite a few in number, [although] obviously not...
  • U.N. peacekeepers authorized for Central African Republic

    U.N. peacekeepers authorized for Central African Republic
    The United Nations Security Council on Thursday unanimously authorized a nearly 12,000-member peacekeeping force for the Central African Republic, where fighting between Christians and Muslims has been raging for months. The U.N. force will take over...