• Obama reveals nuclear breakthrough on landmark India trip

    By Roberta Rampton and Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) - In a glow of bonhomie, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled plans to unlock billions of dollars in nuclear trade and to deepen defense ties, steps they hope will establish an enduring strategic…

  • Afghan air force ascent slow, imperiling battle with Taliban

    By Kay Johnson KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's armed forces are so short of combat-ready aircraft that, late last year, they began fitting machine guns and rockets to Russian-made Mi-17 transport helicopters, dubbed "flying tractors", to bolster their air power. With new planes capable of…

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  • At least 17 killed in protests on anniversary of Egypt uprising

    By Maggie Fick and Shadi Bushra CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 17 people were killed on Sunday in Egypt's bloodiest protests since Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was elected president, as security forces fired at protesters marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. Gunfire and…

  • Africa's quiet solar revolution

    By Tanzanian standards, Nosim Noah is not poor. A tall, handsome woman with the angular features of her fellow Masai tribe members, Ms. Noah makes a good living selling women’s and children’s clothes in the markets of this northern Tanzanian city. The four-bedroom brick house she shares with her…

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  • Early in Obama's India visit, a nuclear power breakthrough

    Within hours of his arrival a delighted Obama and Modi announced an agreement that could pave the way for billions of dollars in contracts for American nuclear power companies. When President Obama visited New Delhi in 2010, he described the US-India relationship as the “defining partnership” of…

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  • Nations that tap female empowerment

    He launched a campaign to save India’s girls. It remains under a spotlight in a global effort to end an abhorrent practice still common in many countries: Pregnant women checking the sex of their unborn child and then, if it is a girl, aborting it. As fetus imaging technology has advanced, India…

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  • Why it matters that Donald Trump is attacking Mitt Romney

    With all due respect, the Republican Party could probably do with a lot less of what was heard at the Iowa Freedom Summit Saturday. On one hand, that might seem strange, considering that the Iowa Freedom Summit was all about getting America back to its "core principles of pro-growth economics,…

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  • Israeli court orders state to raze West Bank outpost

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's supreme court has ordered Israeli authorities to demolish one of the oldest and most contentious Jewish settlement outposts in the West Bank.

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  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

    During the week that was in Latin America, Mexico underwent its latest spasm of violence as students, politicians and police eyed each other from opposite sides while 43 missing students failed to reappear alive or dead.

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  • UN council calls for vote, inclusive governance in Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Visiting members of the U.N. Security Council on Sunday called for Haiti to organize credible elections as soon as possible and for the country's leadership to govern responsibly and inclusively in the absence of a functioning legislature.

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  • Valencia beats Sevilla 3-1 to take over 4th place in Spain

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Dani Parejo scored twice to lead Valencia to a 3-1 win over Sevilla as the hosts moved past the Andalusian side into fourth place in the Spanish league on Sunday.

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  • PSG wins 1-0 at Saint-Etienne to stay 4 points behind Lyon

    PARIS (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored for the first time in five league games, blasting home a penalty as Paris Saint-Germain secured a scrappy 1-0 win at Saint-Etienne to stay four points behind leader Lyon, which beat 10-man Metz 2-0 in Sunday's earlier game with top scorer Alexandre Lacazette…

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  • Greek centrists open to support leftist Syriza

    The leader of Greek centrist party To Potami (River) said on Sunday that his party would be open to supporting a leftist Syriza-led government but appeared to rule out a formal coalition. We will say yes to the things that we agree to and no when the country is being put at risk," leader Stavros…

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  • Three Malian soldiers killed in clash with gunmen in north

    Unidentified gunmen clashed with Malian security forces in the northern region of Timbuktu on Sunday, killing at least three soldiers, officials said. The fighting took place between Timbuktu and the town of Goundam after security forces came across gunmen who had seized and were robbing a group…

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  • U.S. East Coast braces for 'historic' blizzard on Monday

    By Brendan O'Brien and Jon Herskovitz (Reuters) - A swath of the U.S. East Coast from Philadelphia to New York City to Maine was bracing for a potentially historic blizzard on Monday that is expected to dump as much as 3 feet (90 cm) of snow and snarl transportation for tens of millions of people.…

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  • C. Africa minister kidnapped by armed men

    Armed men on Sunday kidnapped the Central African Republic minister for sport and young people and former rebel chief Armel Ningatoloum Sayo as he returned from church in the capital Bangui, his wife said. Sayo is the former leader of the Revolution and Justice movement based in the country's…

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  • Six Nations injury scare for England's Farrell

    Clermont-Ferrand (France) (AFP) - England international fly-half Owen Farrell will undergo tests after hobbling off with a knee injury during Saracen's European Champions Cup defeat at Clermont on Sunday. Farrell was forced off in the 19th minute after twisting his left knee in a collision with…

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  • Hoax call put through to British prime minister

    A hoax caller pretending to be a spy chief was put through to British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday, prompting a review of security procedures, a government spokeswoman said. The caller pretended to be the director of Britain's electronic spy agency GCHQ Robert Hannigan, and was put…

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