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  • Ex-Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds reportedly arrested in Zimbabwe

    Ex-Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds reportedly arrested in Zimbabwe
    Mel Reynolds, a former congressman from Illinois, was arrested in Zimbabwe after he was accused of immigration violations and allegedly found in possession of pornography, state media reported Tuesday. Reynolds, who resigned from Congress when he was...
  • At least 9 slain in deadliest day of three-month Ukraine crisis

    At least 9 slain in deadliest day of three-month Ukraine crisis
    KIEV, Ukraine -- At least nine people were killed Tuesday in the deadliest day of the 3-month-old Ukrainian political crisis as security forces clashed with demonstrators and later stormed their encampment at Kiev's Independence Square, local and...
  • Deadly violence returns to Ukrainian capital after amnesty fails

    Deadly violence returns to Ukrainian capital after amnesty fails
    MOSCOW -- An amnesty agreement that brought relative calm to the capital of Ukraine in recent days collapsed Tuesday in a surge of new confrontations between police and anti-government protesters that reportedly killed three and returned the city to a...
  • Kerry visits Tunisia, encourages country's steps toward democracy

    Kerry visits Tunisia, encourages country's steps toward democracy
    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry made a brief visit to Tunisia on Tuesday to show support for the strides the country has taken toward Western-style democracy. Continuing a weeklong trip that began in East Asia,...
  • U.S. diplomats study how to preserve Iran's dignity in nuclear talks

    U.S. diplomats study how to preserve Iran's dignity in nuclear talks
    JAKARTA, Indonesia — U.S. diplomats preparing for a new round of nuclear negotiations with Iran this week are pondering an important question: How can they make the Iranians feel like the winners? The U.S. team and diplomats from five other...
  • U.N. panel accuses North Korea of crimes against humanity

    U.N. panel accuses North Korea of crimes against humanity
    BEIJING – Torture, deliberate starvation and other abuses carried out by North Korean authorities -- possibly on the orders of supreme leader Kim Jong Un himself -- constitute crimes against humanity and should be referred to an international...
  • Kerry urges Indonesia to fight climate change

    Kerry urges Indonesia to fight climate change
    JAKARTA, Indonesia — Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Sunday called on Indonesians to mobilize against climate change, part of a broader effort to enlist help from developing nations that have resisted pressure to cut greenhouse gas emissions....
  • Ukraine political crisis defused as protesters accept amnesty

    Ukraine political crisis defused as protesters accept amnesty
    MOSCOW — Anti-government protesters who have disrupted traffic and official functions in major Ukrainian cities for nearly three months vacated Kiev City Hall and other key state buildings Sunday, defusing the worst crisis to beset the deeply...
  • Travel risks, warnings and odd news from around the world

    Travel risks, warnings and odd news from around the world
    The U.S. State Department continues to warn travelers to defer all non-essential visits to Pakistan and strongly warns travelers about venturing to the Gaza Strip. A short-term alert has also been issued to Americans attending the Olympic Games in Russia....
  • Should the U.S. be preaching freedom of religion overseas?

    Should the U.S. be preaching freedom of religion overseas?
    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations in 1948 says, "Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion." But, like other rights enshrined in that declaration, religious freedom is widely violated...
  • Syrian peace talks in Geneva deadlock

    Syrian peace talks in Geneva deadlock
    BEIRUT — Syrian peace talks in Geneva were at an impasse Friday as Russian and U.S. diplomats exchanged barbs about the deadlock, while in Syria, government troops appeared set for a new offensive against a rebel stronghold. Negotiators for...