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  • Venezuela university officials decry attacks on students

    Venezuela university officials decry attacks on students
    CARACAS, Venezuela — Officials at Venezuela's largest university called on President Nicolas Maduro on Friday to help protect students after masked pro-government vigilantes attacked a peaceful gathering on campus and injured seven people....
  • Kerry: Mideast talks may be scaled back

    Kerry: Mideast talks may be scaled back
    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry signaled Friday that he may scale back his intense effort to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace in view of the two sides' “unhelpful actions” in recent days. With the parties at an impasse,...
  • Colombia facing oil pipeline attacks before presidential election

    Colombia facing oil pipeline attacks before presidential election
    BOGOTA, Colombia — Attacks by insurgents on Colombia's oil pipelines and labor force could intensify before May's presidential election and June's 50th anniversary of the founding of the country's largest rebel group, analysts said Friday. The...
  • Pakistan's former leader Musharraf indicted on treason charges

    Pakistan's former leader Musharraf indicted on treason charges
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was indicted on treason charges  on Monday in a bold assertion of authority by Pakistan’s civilian government, which has historically been marginalized by the nation's powerful military....
  • French president shakes up government, names new PM, after poor vote

    French president shakes up government, names new PM, after poor vote
    PARIS -- French President François Hollande named a new prime minister Monday who will pick a fresh government after the ruling Socialists suffered a humiliating rout in local elections over the weekend. “I have heard your message," Hollande...
  • U.S., Russian diplomats agree to work with Ukraine's government

    U.S., Russian diplomats agree to work with Ukraine's government
    WASHINGTON — The top U.S. and Russian diplomats agreed Sunday to work with Ukrainian government officials to ease the crisis triggered by Russia's annexation of Crimea, but remained far apart on other key points after four hours of negotiations in...
  • Ukraine is big deal, but not the biggest deal for the U.S.

    Ukraine is big deal, but not the biggest deal for the U.S.
    WASHINGTON — In speeches and remarks last week in Europe, President Obama made it clear that he considers Russia's annexation of Crimea a very big deal. But he also defined what it's not: an overwhelming national security threat, such as the U.S.-...
  • U.S. to recognize Michigan's gay marriages

    U.S. to recognize Michigan's gay marriages
    Gay rights advocates in Michigan cheered Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr.'s announcement Friday that the federal government will recognize about 300 same-sex marriages hastily performed March 22. But the small victory translates to more complications for...
  • Putin calls Obama to talk about Ukraine crisis, White House says

    Putin calls Obama to talk about Ukraine crisis, White House says
    RIYADH – Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Obama Friday to talk about a “U.S. proposal for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine,” the White House said in a statement. Putin called to discuss a proposal put...
  • The quest for diversity at California's state universities

     The quest for diversity at California's state universities
    The 40-year debate over affirmative action at state universities generally has been conducted in terms of general principles. At first, advocates emphasized the importance of compensating African Americans (and later others) for the effects of generations...
  • As Syria civil war enters fourth year, rebels are clearly losing

    As Syria civil war enters fourth year, rebels are clearly losing
    HOMS, Syria — On the ragged fringes of the Old City, aid workers, clerics and government troops stood vigil, awaiting a U.N. convoy evacuating women, children and the aged from the besieged ancient quarter of a town known to many as ground zero in...