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President Obama boards Air Force One in Tokyo for a flight to South Korea, where he was to preside over a naturalization ceremony at a U.S. military base.

Obama to pitch U.S. immigration reform from South Korea

SEOUL -- President Obama plans to honor those who died in the Korean War with a surprising message for a foreign audience: a pitch for immigration reform back home.

At a...

HORLIVKA, Ukraine — Yelena Rybak sat quietly next to her husband for an hour under their carport, alone and for the last time. She touched his...

SEOUL — As he hops around the Western Pacific this week, President Obama hopes to unite much of Asia around a free-trade deal, updated alliances...

KABUL, Afghanistan — The fatal shooting of three Americans in a charity hospital Thursday punctuated a dismal new trend that has emerged in...

AMMAN, Jordan -- Video has surfaced that appears to show antitank guided missiles in the hands of a rebel faction operating in southern Syria, the...

In Syria, residents of Aleppo become inured to air raids

In Syria, residents of Aleppo become inured to air raids

Syrians in rebel-held areas have borne near-daily attacks, enduring President Bashar Assad's military might with a resilience bordering on stubborn fatalism.

In Syria, war is woven into childhood

In Syria, war is woven into childhood

Smooth-cheeked child soldiers hold rifles in a land where cemeteries fill with tiny graves and kids pretend to dodge sniper bullets for fun.

CRISIS IN SYRIA

Chemical weapons removal from Syria nearly complete

Chemical weapons removal from Syria nearly complete

BEIRUT — With its latest deadline days away, Syria is close to eliminating its stockpile of chemical weapons, monitors said Tuesday, an...

BRAZIL & SOUTH AMERICA

160 miles of gridlock: Traffic fuels concern for Brazil's World Cup

160 miles of gridlock: Traffic fuels concern for Brazil's World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO — Highways and bus transit ground to a halt in parts of Brazil early Friday, and flights were delayed as Brazilians launched on...

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Israel suspends peace talks with Palestinians

Israel suspends peace talks with Palestinians

JERUSALEM — Israel suspended its involvement in peace talks Thursday after a Palestinian deal that would bring the militant Islamic...

Poll: Vast majority of Ukrainians oppose Russian intervention

Poll: Vast majority of Ukrainians oppose Russian intervention

The vast majority of Ukrainian voters oppose Russian military intervention in their country, even in the east and south where large...

Ukraine official urges West to impose broader sanctions on Russia

Ukraine official urges West to impose broader sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON – As President Obama warned of possible new U.S. sanctions against Russia, a senior Ukrainian official Thursday urged the...

Ukrainian forces report killings, ouster of separatist gunmen

Ukrainian forces report killings, ouster of separatist gunmen

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine -- Ukrainian government troops killed at least two pro-Russia separatist gunmen in Slovyansk on Thursday and drove away...

Climbers pack up as Sherpas say they won't go up Everest

Climbers pack up as Sherpas say they won't go up Everest

MUMBAI, India – Scores of mountaineers were departing Mt. Everest on Thursday after Nepalese officials failed to break an impasse with...

Israel suspends peace talks with Palestinians over unity deal

Israel suspends peace talks with Palestinians over unity deal

JERUSALEM -- Israel is suspending its involvement in peace talks and planning a series of sanctions...

In Syria, war is woven into childhood

In Syria, war is woven into childhood

Smooth-cheeked child soldiers hold rifles in a land where cemeteries fill with tiny graves and kids pretend to dodge sniper bullets for fun.

In Asia, Obama reaffirms alliance with Japan

In Asia, Obama reaffirms alliance with Japan

TOKYO — Declaring that "the United States is and always will be a Pacific nation," President Obama launched an Asia tour designed to...

Ukraine says it cleared pro-Russia gunmen from eastern town

Ukraine says it cleared pro-Russia gunmen from eastern town

DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian government troops on Wednesday claimed to have swept out pro-Russia gunmen from a town in embattled...

 Palestinians' Hamas and Fatah factions say they have a unity deal

Palestinians' Hamas and Fatah factions say they have a unity deal

GAZA CITY — Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas on Wednesday announced a reconciliation deal to end their seven-year schism, in...

Turkish leader offers condolences to Armenians over massacre

Turkish leader offers condolences to Armenians over massacre

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered condolences to Armenian descendants of massacre victims in a message ahead of the 99th...

Russia warns it will 'respond' if interests in Ukraine attacked

Russia warns it will 'respond' if interests in Ukraine attacked

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday accused the United States of orchestrating the Ukraine crisis for...

Japanese officials' visits to shrine for war dead put Obama in a bind

Japanese officials' visits to shrine for war dead put Obama in a bind

TOKYO -- Hiroshi Kyoso says he values Japan’s relationship with the United States highly and feels warmly about Washington’s new...

High-ranking Egyptian police official killed by car bomb

High-ranking Egyptian police official killed by car bomb

CAIRO -- In the latest strike by suspected militants against a senior Egyptian security official, a police brigadier general was killed...

Obama begins Asia tour with informal sushi diplomacy in Tokyo

Obama begins Asia tour with informal sushi diplomacy in Tokyo

TOKYO -- President Obama arrived here Wednesday to begin an eight-day tour of Asian allies designed to assure leaders that they have a...

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