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  • Norwegian Rape Victim, Pardoned After Being Sentenced To Jail For Sex Outside Marriage

    Norwegian Rape Victim, Pardoned After Being Sentenced To Jail For Sex Outside Marriage

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Norwegian woman at the center of a Dubai rape claim dispute said Sunday that officials have dropped her 16-month sentence for having sex outside marriage and she is free to leave the country.
    “I am […]

  • China Earthquake Claims 54 Or More Lives, Injures More Than 400

    China Earthquake Claims 54 Or More Lives, Injures More Than 400

    BEIJING — A strong earthquake that shook an arid, hilly farming area in northwest China sparked landslides and destroyed or damaged thousands of brick-and-mud homes Monday, killing at least 75 people and injuring more than 400, the government said.
    The quake […]

  • Panama Finds MiG fighter Jets On North Korean Arms Ship

    Panama Finds MiG fighter Jets On North Korean Arms Ship

    COLON, Panama – Panamanian investigators unloading the cargo of a seized North Korean ship that carried arms from Cuba have found the two MiG-21 fighter jets the Cuban government had said were on board, the government said on Sunday.
    Alongside the two supersonic […]

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  • In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, medical workers and policemen work at the terminal three of Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Saturday, July 20, 2013. The explosion was heard at Beijing International Airport, according to Xinhua. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Chen Jianli)

    Man Hurt After Detonating A Bomb At Beijing Airport

    BEIJING — A man in a wheelchair set off a homemade bomb in Terminal 3 of the Beijing International Airport on Saturday evening, injuring himself but no one else, Chinese state media reported.
    Order was quickly restored and no flights were […]

  • Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny (L) addresses his supporters after arriving from Kirov, with his wife Yulia standing nearby, at a railway station in Moscow, July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

    Moscow Crowd Greets Returning Opposition Leader

    MOSCOW – Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny told cheering supporters on Saturday he wants to contest and win an election to become Moscow mayor after being freed on bail while he fights a five-year jail sentence.
    Hundreds of people, some waving […]

  • VIDEO: Israel, Palestine Could Resume Peace Talks-Kerry

    VIDEO: Israel, Palestine Could Resume Peace Talks-Kerry

    US Secretary of State John Kerry says Israeli and Palestinian leaders have laid the groundwork for resuming peace talks. Julie Noce reports.

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  • Reuters/Reuters - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (R, centre) talks to the media, with his wife Yulia (L, centre) standing nearby, outside a court building in Kirov, July 19, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei

    Russia opposition Leader Freed On Bail, Protests Rattle Kremlin

    KIROV, Russia  – Russia unexpectedly freed opposition leader Alexei Navalny on bail on Friday, bending to the will of thousands of protesters who denounced his five-year jail sentence as a crude attempt by President Vladimir Putin to silence him.
    In a […]

  • China, U.S. Companies’ Great Hope, Now A Drag

    China, U.S. Companies’ Great Hope, Now A Drag

    NEW YORK – It’s official. China’s slowdown is starting to hurt corporate America.
    As the world’s second-largest economy – and still growing – China is seen as a primary source of revenue growth by the largest U.S. companies. But a country that once […]

  • BRICS Joint Action At G20 Summit May Be Wishful Thinking

    BRICS Joint Action At G20 Summit May Be Wishful Thinking

    BRASILIA – Plans by the world’s leading emerging economies to join forces to battle the latest bout of global financial turbulence could remain on the drawing board once again at the G20 meeting in Moscow this week.

    An exodus of capital […]

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  • Russia Jails Top Opposition Leader; Putin Denounced As Dictator

    Russia Jails Top Opposition Leader; Putin Denounced As Dictator

     
    By Gabriela Baczynska
    KIROV, Russia  – Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to five years in jail for theft on Thursday, an unexpectedly tough punishment which supporters said proved President Vladimir Putin was a dictator ruling by repression.

    Navalny, an anti-corruption […]

  • Syrian Refugees Demand Help From Kerry At Jordan Camp

    Syrian Refugees Demand Help From Kerry At Jordan Camp

    By Arshad Mohammed
    ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan – Syrian refugees angrily told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday that the United States should set up a no-fly zone and safe havens in Syria to protect them.

    Visiting a camp that holds […]

  • Children hold placards as they gather to wish to former President Nelson Mandela happy birthday at a township school in Atteridgeville near Pretoria, July 18, 2013. Anti-apartheid hero Mandela is "steadily improving", South Africa's government said on Thursday as the former president celebrated his 95th birthday in hospital amid tributes from around the country and the world. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

    ‘Steadily Improving’ Mandela Celebrates 95th Birthday

    PRETORIA – Anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela is “steadily improving”, South Africa’s government said on Thursday as the former president celebrated his 95th birthday in hospital showered by tributes from around the world.
    Thousands of South Africans led the global outpouring of […]

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  • Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi stand in a line as volunteers distribute juice ahead of iftar (breaking of fast) during the holy month of Ramadan, as they continue their sit-in around Rabaa Adawiya mosque, east of Cairo July 17, 2013. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION CIVIL UNREST)

    U.S. Suggests Egyptian Military May Have Averted Civil War

    CAIRO  – Egypt may have avoided a civil war this month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday, saying this was one factor to weigh as Washington decides whether to cut off most U.S. aid to the Arab […]

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin looks out of a helicopter window during his visit to Russia's far eastern Sakhalin region July 16, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Aleksey Nikolskyi

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin Puts U.S. Ties Above Snowden

    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday gave his clearest signal yet that he will not let a dispute over the fate of former U.S. spy contractor Edward Snowden derail Russia’s relations with the United States.
    But a lawyer assisting Snowden, […]

  • Snowden Applies For Temporary Asylum In Russia, Lawyer Says

    Snowden Applies For Temporary Asylum In Russia, Lawyer Says

    MOSCOW — A Russian lawyer says that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has asked for temporary asylum in Russia.
    Anatoly Kucherena said that Snowden submitted the asylum request Tuesday to Russia’s Federal Migration Service. The service had no immediate comment.
    He […]

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  • Police Fire Tear Gas In Cairo, U.S. Envoy Spurned By Parties

    Police Fire Tear Gas In Cairo, U.S. Envoy Spurned By Parties

    CAIRO  – Police fired tear gas in central Cairo on Monday when protesters calling for the reinstatement of the ousted Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, scuffled with drivers and passers-by annoyed that they had blocked major roads.
    Supporters of Mursi, Egypt’s first […]

  • Senior Republican Says U.S. Must Step Up Efforts To Get Snowden

    Senior Republican Says U.S. Must Step Up Efforts To Get Snowden

    WASHINGTON – A key congressional Republican said on Sunday that the Obama administration must step up efforts and exert “any and all pressure” on Russia to get it to hand over Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor turned fugitive leaker.
    “I’m […]

  • Snowden Agrees To Stop Leaks

    Snowden Agrees To Stop Leaks

    MOSCOW — Russian immigration officials said Saturday they have not received an application from Edward Snowden, the U.S. National Security Agency leaker who wants to get asylum in Russia.
    Snowden came to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo international airport on June 23 from Hong […]

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  • Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi perform weekly Friday prayers at Rabaa Adawiya square, where they are camping, in Cairo July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY CIVIL UNREST)

    Islamist Protests In Cairo Grow, U.S. Seeks Mursi Release

    CAIRO  – Tens of thousands of Egyptians packed into squares and marched along streets in Cairo on Friday to protest against the military overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, and the United States called for the first time for him […]

  • Former intelligence agency contractor Edward Snowden (C) and Sarah Harrison (L) of WikiLeaks speak to human rights representatives in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport July 12, 2013. Snowden is seeking More...
Credit: REUTERS/Human Rights Watch/Handout

    Fugitive Snowden To Seek Temporary Asylum In Russia

     

    MOSCOW  – Ex-intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, encamped at a Russian airport evading the reach of U.S. authorities, said on Friday he had sacrificed a comfortable life in disclosing U.S. spying secrets but had no regrets.
    “A little over one month ago, […]

  • Human Rights Groups Summoned To Meet Fugitive Snowden

    Human Rights Groups Summoned To Meet Fugitive Snowden

    MOSCOW – Former intelligence agency contractor Edward Snowden asked to meet human rights groups at a Moscow airport on Friday to discuss what he called threatening and illegal behavior by the United States to prevent him gaining asylum.
    Human rights activists […]

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  • New Front Opens In Syria As Rebels Say Al Qaeda Attack Means War

    New Front Opens In Syria As Rebels Say Al Qaeda Attack Means War

    BEIRUT – Syrian rebels said on Friday the assassination of one of their top commanders by al Qaeda-linked militants was tantamount to a declaration of war, opening a new front for the Western-backed fighters struggling against President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.
    Rivalries have […]

  • Fugitive Snowden Says U.S. Officials Preventing His Asylum

    Fugitive Snowden Says U.S. Officials Preventing His Asylum

    MOSCOW – Former intelligence agency contractor Edward Snowden said U.S. officials have been waging a campaign to prevent him from taking up offers of asylum, he said in a letter sent to a Human Rights Watch official and posted on Facebook.
    In […]

  • A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his weapon as he takes position inside a house in the city of Aleppo July 11, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

    UK Parliament Wins Veto Over Any Decision To Arm Syrian Rebels

    LONDON – Britain’s parliament backed a motion on Thursday requiring Prime Minister David Cameron to give it a veto over any future move to arm Syrian rebels, in a symbolic vote the government said it would heed.
    Britain says it has not […]

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  • Is Edward Snowden Trapped?

    Is Edward Snowden Trapped?

    An air escape from Moscow unlikely for NSA leaker Edward Snowden …
    [button-black text=”READ MORE” Full Story” url=”http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/07/10/196362/trapped-an-air-escape-from-moscow.html#.Ud7ep2Q6XKA”]  Full Story At  McClatchy

  • A statue of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong is seen in front of buildings during a hazy day in Shenyang, Liaoning province, May 7, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Stringer

    More Chinese cities likely to curb auto sales

    BEIJING – Eight more cities in China, the world’s biggest auto market, are likely to announce policies restricting new vehicle purchases, an official at the automakers association said, as Beijing tries to control air pollution.
    Shi Jianhua, deputy secretary general at the […]

  • U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (C) shakes hands with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi as Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang (R) look on during the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) Joint Opening Session at the State Department in Washington July 10, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

    U.S. Opens China Talks With Cyber Complaints, Vow To Boost Trust

    WASHINGTON – U.S. officials appealed to China’s self-interest on Wednesday with calls for deeper economic reforms and a halt to cyber espionage – changes they said would benefit both nations.
    Vice President Joe Biden launched the annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue […]

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  • Washington Vilified On Both Sides Of Egypt’s Divide

    Washington Vilified On Both Sides Of Egypt’s Divide

    CAIRO – Pictures of Barack Obama have popped up all over Cairo. Some have his faced crossed out in paint. Heavy black beards are daubed onto others.
    No matter which side you talk to in Egypt, where people have been polarized […]

  • Egypt Prosecutor Orders The Arrest Of Mohammed Badie, Muslim Brotherhood Leader

    Egypt Prosecutor Orders The Arrest Of Mohammed Badie, Muslim Brotherhood Leader

    CAIRO, July 10 (Reuters) – Egypt’s prosecutor ordered the arrest on Wednesday of the leaders of ousted President Mohamed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, charging them with inciting violence that saw 55 of their members shot dead.
    A week after the army toppled […]

  • Police Sift Through ‘Crime Scene’ Days After Quebec Train Crash

    Police Sift Through ‘Crime Scene’ Days After Quebec Train Crash

    LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec- Investigators sifted through the charred remains of Lac-Megantic’s historic downtown early Wednesday morning, as they searched for clues into what could turn out to be North America’s worst railway disaster since 1989.
    Police said they are investigating whether Saturday’s […]

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  • Egypt's interim President Adli Mansour (C) meets with UAE's National Security Adviser Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan (centre L) and other UAE delegates at Ettihadiya presidential palace in Cairo July 9, 2013 - REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout

    Egypt Wins $8 Billion In Aid From Gulf States

     
    CAIRO – Gulf states showered Cairo with $8 billion in aid on Tuesday, showing their support for the Egyptian army’s move to push the Muslim Brotherhood from power, a day after troops killed dozens of the movement’s supporters.
    Military-backed interim head […]

  • Russian Official: Snowden Accepts Venezuelan Offer Of Asylum

    Russian Official: Snowden Accepts Venezuelan Offer Of Asylum

    MOSCOW — The head of the Russian parliament’s foreign affairs committee says Edward Snowden has accepted Venezuela’s offer of political asylum.
    Alexei Pushkov made the statement on his Twitter account Tuesday. The Tweet waspromptly deleted.
    The message did not clarify how he […]

  • Syria's President Bashar al-Assad heads the plenary meeting of the central committee of the ruling al-Baath party, in Damascus in this handout photograph distributed by Syria's national news agency SANA on July 8, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/SANA/Handout via Reuters

    Analysis: Confident Assad sees Syria tide turning

    BEIRUT – The road to Bashar al-Assad’s palace on the edge of Damascus has four checkpoints manned by Republican Guards and plain-clothed police which guests must pass before they reach the main gate.
    Inside the People’s Palace, in the hills overlooking […]

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  • he remains of a burnt train are seen in Lac Megantic, July 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

    Insight: How A Train Ran Away And Devastated A Canadian Town

    CHICAGO/LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec – The short length of track, nestled in a dark pine and birch forest in Quebec, is a regular overnight stop for freight trains hauling crude oil and other raw materials across North America.
    Normally, before retiring for the […]

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel (3rdL) listens to a presentation of a magnetic tracking system at the newly opened Life Science Campus at Greifswald University in the northern city of Greifswald, July 5, 2013. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

    Germany Defends ‘Strictly Legal’ Cooperation With NSA

    BERLIN – Angela Merkel’s government said on Monday that its cooperation with American intelligence was fully regulated by strict legal guidelines after a magazine reported that the U.S. National Security Agency was in close cahoots with German spies.
    Germany’s opposition, with […]

  • At least 51 killed in Egypt, Islamist call for uprising

    At least 51 killed in Egypt, Islamist call for uprising

    CAIRO – At least 51 people were killed on Monday when the Egyptian army opened fire on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Mursi, in the deadliest incident since the elected Islamist leader was toppled by the military five days ago.
    Protesters […]

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  • Battles Intensify In Syria’s Strategic City Of Homs

    Battles Intensify In Syria’s Strategic City Of Homs

    BEIRUT – Syrian troops fought with rebels in Homs on Monday in a battle seen as crucial to the government’s attempts to drive a wedge between opposition-held areas and establish links between the capital and President Bashar al-Assad’s coastal strongholds.
    Assad’s […]

  • Egyptian PM Deadlock Drags On As Hundreds Of Thousands Protest

    Egyptian PM Deadlock Drags On As Hundreds Of Thousands Protest

    CAIRO  – Deadlock over Egypt’s interim prime minister entered a third day on Monday after the Islamist Nour Party rejected candidates for interim prime minister, prolonging the impasse amid huge protests that turned violent and killed more than 35.

    Egypt’s military, […]

  • U.S. fugitive Snowden Offered Asylum In Venezuela

    U.S. fugitive Snowden Offered Asylum In Venezuela

    CARACAS  – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro offered asylum to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden in defiance of Washington, which is demanding his arrest for divulging details of secret U.S. spy programs.
    Snowden, 30, is believed to be holed up in the […]

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