Thursday April 24, 2014

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Obama warns Russia that more sanctions are 'teed up' but admits they may not stop Putin

TOKYO - Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" even as he acknowledged those penalties may do...

posted: April 24,2014

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Syrian government airstrikes on market in northern town kill at least 25 people, activists say

BEIRUT - Syrian government airstrikes struck a vegetable market in a northern rebel-held town Thursday, killing at least 25 people and wounding scores of others, opposition activists said....

Obama rejects talk that Pacific trade deal is in danger, pledges to defend Japan against China

TOKYO - As trade negotiators struggled to overcome their differences, President Barack Obama on Thursday rejected suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger and urged the U.S. and Japan to take bold steps to complete an...

South Sudan president replaces longtime army leader, who was from same ethnic group as rebels

NAIROBI, Kenya - The removal of South Sudan's military chief of staff who comes from the same ethnic group as rebels fighting the government further freezes a powerful minority out of top government positions, an analyst said Thursday, ...

Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials; signs that ship was heavily overloaded

JINDO, South Korea - Angry relatives of some of the more than 130 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief Thursday, preventing them from leaving the area where...

Afghan police guard opens fire at Kabul hospital, kills 3 American doctors, wounds nurse

KABUL - An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said....

UK police seek to discourage British youths from going to Syria to support rebels

LONDON - British police are launching a nationwide bid to prevent young people from travelling to Syria to take part in the fighting there part of a Europe-wide effort to discourage would-be combatants....

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