• Russian prosecutors want ten years in jail for Kremlin foe Navalny

    By Maria Tsvetkova and Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian prosecutors said on Friday Kremlin foe Alexei Navalny should be imprisoned for 10 years for stealing 30 million rubles ($500,000) in a case dismissed by critics of President Vladimir Putin as part of his campaign to stifle…

  • Turkey keeps media executive in custody on terrorism charge

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court kept a media executive and three other people in custody on Friday pending trial on accusations of belonging to a terrorist group, in a case which President Tayyip Erdogan has defended as a response to "dirty operations" by his enemies. Hidayet Karaca heads…

  • Rebels say new Ukraine peace talks will not take place on Sunday: IFX

    KIEV (Reuters) - A Ukrainian separatist leader said a new round of peace talks aimed at easing the conflict between the Kiev government and rebels will not take place on Sunday as had been hoped, news agency Interfax reported on Friday. Talks in the Belarussian capital of Minsk between Russia,…

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  • Ukraine's blockade on breakaway east forces tough choices on rebels

    As temperatures plunge across eastern Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels in this coal-mining village face two major challenges: Feeding schoolchildren and pensioners, and keeping homes supplied with fuel.  

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  • US officials blame North Korea, but absolute attribution in Sony hack may be elusive

    The speed at which US officials identified North Korean involvement in the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack surprised many experts familiar with the enormous challenges of pinpointing the origins of cyberattacks.

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  • Decorating is in the details.

    Join in on all the holiday fun on Old Navy’s new Tumblr.

  • Pakistan Army strikes back hard after school massacre by Taliban

    Pakistani Army officials said today they struck Taliban targets near the border with Afghanistan, killing at least 77 militants, days after the Taliban massacred children at a school in what may be a defining moment for the nation. 

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  • What has US spending done for Afghan women? US doesn't know.

    In the frequent audits of US spending in Afghanistan, a word that comes up again and again is “unsustainable.”

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  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

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  • Swiss campaign seeks to make amends for 'contract child' labor

    By Ruben Sprich BERNE (Reuters) - A campaign seeking financial restitution for thousands of Swiss children once forced into foster families and used as cheap farming labor has garnered the necessary support to force a national referendum on the issue. Switzerland has been slow to come to terms with…

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  • US skier Nyman wins Gardena downhill for 3rd time

    VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — American racer Steven Nyman showed off his complete mastery of the Saslong course by winning a World Cup downhill at the classic venue on Friday for the third time.

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  • Putin: Russia military modernization plan to go on

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia will continue its ambitious military modernization program with a particular emphasis on nuclear strategic forces.

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  • Ex-KHL boss seeks international fed presidency

    MOSCOW (AP) — The former head of the Kontinental Hockey League says he plans to challenge long-time International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel in the next election.

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  • IMF, Ukraine fail to reach pact on next bailout tranche

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund said Friday it had productive discussions with officials in Ukraine this week, but failed to reach an agreement that would pave the way for Kiev to receive its next bailout tranche next month. "We found that the Ukrainian authorities are…

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  • Ajmal takes 1-23 vs Kenya with World Cup hope

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Offspinner Saeed Ajmal took 1-23 in six overs against Kenya on Friday in his first competitive match in nearly three months since being suspended from international cricket for an illegal bowling action.

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  • Auschwitz victim suitcases get high-tech storage

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz museum says some of the victims' 3,800 suitcases have been put into a state-of-the-art protective storage room partly funded by the European Union.

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  • Top Asian News at 3:30 p.m. GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — The bodies of eight children — aged 18 months to 15 years — and a wounded woman were discovered in a home in northern Australia on Friday, police said. Police in Australia do not typically name suspects. Police did say they do not believe a murderer is at large and that they were…

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  • FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes

    MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won't be revoked and that the governing body will publish a confidential probe into the process that picked those countries as…

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