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  • Rebels press Ukraine offensive, Obama promises steps against Russian-backed 'aggression'

    By Douglas Busvine and Alessandra Prentice NEW DELHI/KIEV (Reuters) - Pro-Moscow rebels, backed by what NATO says is the open participation of Russian troops, pressed on with their offensive on Sunday after restarting the war in eastern Ukraine with the first all-out assault since a truce five…

    Reuters41 mins ago
  • Iran's foreign minister summoned to parliament over walk with Kerry

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is to appear before parliament following controversy over a promenade with his American counterpart during intense nuclear negotiations in Geneva, state media reported on Sunday. Zarif, who leads Tehran's talks with "P5+1" - the United States, Britain,…

    Reuters
  • Latam ex presidents blocked from prison visit to Venezuela's Lopez

    Two former Latin American presidents were blocked on Sunday from visiting jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who was arrested last year after leading protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro. Former presidents Sebastian Pinera of Chile and Andres Pastrana of…

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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…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 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,…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Obama gets high India honor. Are better US-India ties on the way?

    President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi apparently hit it off last fall during a Modi visit to Washington – with Obama even giving his guest a spontaneous tour of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial. Now it is Modi's turn to host Obama. Arriving Sunday, Obama will be the first…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • Yemen crisis deepens but Obama vows Qaeda pursuit

    Yemen's parliament failed to convene Sunday to discuss the president's resignation, extending a dangerous power vacuum, as US President Barack Obama vowed to still pursue Al-Qaeda in the country despite the crisis. President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi, a key US ally in the fight against Al-Qaeda's…

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  • Saudi capital goes quiet for day of mourning

    The normally gridlocked streets of the Saudi capital were quiet on Sunday after King Salman declared a day of mourning for his predecessor Abdullah, and more foreign leaders made their way to the kingdom. Singapore's Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean arrived, and Venezuelan President Nicolas…

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  • Obama, Modi break nuclear impasse, hail new 'friendship'

    US President Barack Obama and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke the deadlock on a long-stalled nuclear pact Sunday as they hailed a new era of friendship between the world's two largest democracies. After greeting Obama with a bear hug as he stepped off Air Force One, Modi then trumpeted…

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  • Boko Haram captures Nigerian town of Monguno

    Boko Haram Islamists on Sunday captured the northeastern town of Monguno, including a military base, after a fierce battle with Nigerian troops, security sources told AFP. "Monguno has fallen, Monguno has fallen," said a senior military officer, who asked not to be identified because he was not…

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  • Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded the southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people.

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  • Greek election: Senior conservative party official admits defeat, saying: 'we lost'

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek election: Senior conservative party official admits defeat, saying: 'we lost'

    Associated Press26 mins ago
  • Iraschko-Stolz wins 2nd straight women's ski jump World Cup

    OBERSTDORF, Germany (AP) — Austria's Daniela Iraschko-Stolz defeated Olympic champion Carina Vogt of Germany in a ski jump World Cup for the second straight day to take the standings' lead on Sunday.

    Associated Press31 mins ago
  • Greece: Govt official admits electoral defeat by Syriza

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A senior official in Greece's governing conservatives has conceded defeat to the radical left Syriza party in Sunday's national elections.

    Associated Press19 mins ago
  • West Ham and Villa into FA Cup last 16

    West Ham and Aston Villa restored order by winning through to the last 16 of the FA Cup on Sunday as they avoided becoming the latest Premier League clubs to be knocked out by lower league opposition. Both sides kicked-off with English football still reeling from a sensational Saturday that saw…

    AFP35 mins ago