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In Jamaica, Rastas ready for pot decriminalization
Issued: September 14, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Taking a deep draw on a pipe that glows with burning marijuana, reggae luminary Bunny Wailer gives a satisfied grin through a haze...
Judge: Pistorius is guilty of culpable homicide
Issued: September 12, 2014
PRETORIA, South Africa — A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva...
Greece beats budget target, but new jobs elusive
Issued: September 12, 2014
ATHENS, Greece — Greece's finance ministry says the country's budgetary position is much better than anticipated. ...
As Venezuela economy worsens, fears of default
Issued: September 11, 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela — President Nicolas Maduro is reassuring foreign creditors that Venezuela’s government will make good on a $4.5 billion foreign...
Cuba turns down Hemingway fishing log request
Issued: September 11, 2014
HAVANA — Cuba says U.S. scientists won't get immediate access to potentially invaluable fishing logs kept by Ernest Hemingway but authorities will...
Jet missing after taking off in DR
Issued: September 11, 2014
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — An official with the Civil Aviation Authority in the Dominican Republic says a small executive jet is missing...
Obama: US to step up economic penalties on Russia
Issued: September 11, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the U.S. is moving ahead with tougher economic sanctions on Russia over what the U.S. says are Russia's...
Venezuela’s UN Security Council bid gains backing
Issued: September 11, 2014
BOGOTA, Colombia — Venezuela’s socialist government has quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a diplomatic trophy...
Argentine Congress Ok's debt restructuring law
Issued: September 11, 2014
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina's Congress has approved a bill to restructure the country's debt and sidestep a U.S. ruling that recently...
EU slaps new economic sanctions on Russia
Issued: September 11, 2014
BRUSSELS — The European Union has decided to slap new economic sanctions on Russia over what it sees as Moscow's meddling in eastern Ukraine,...
Judge: Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder
Issued: September 11, 2014
PRETORIA, South Africa — In a lengthy verdict phase climaxing Oscar Pistorius' trial, the judge said Thursday he can't be found guilty of...
Catalans eye Scottish poll, demand secession vote
Issued: September 11, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain — A week before Scotland votes on whether to break away from the U.K., separatists in northeastern Spain geared up for mass protests...
Expanded US strikes are 1st step in long campaign
Issued: September 11, 2014
WASHINGTON — By expanding his military campaign against the Islamic State group, President Barack Obama hopes to reverse the militants' momentum...
RBS would leave Scotland in case of independence
Issued: September 11, 2014
LONDON — In a blow to the Scottish independence campaign, top financial groups including the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group say they...
Catalans demand secession vote as Scot poll looms
Issued: September 11, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain — A week before Scotland votes on whether to break away from the United Kingdom, Catalan separatists in northeastern Spain hope at...
Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time
Issued: September 10, 2014
WASHINGTON — Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time...
Islamic State group not an unstoppable juggernaut
Issued: September 10, 2014
BEIRUT — The Islamic State group is often described as the most fearsome jihadi outfit of all: a global menace outweighing al-Qaida, with armies...
Putin promises new weapons to fend Western threats
Issued: September 10, 2014
MOSCOW — Russia will counter military moves by the U.S. and NATO with an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons, President Vladimir Putin said...
Obama's plan to destroy Islamic State extremists
Issued: September 10, 2014
President Barack Obama goes before the American people Wednesday night to lay out his plan to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic...
Haiti gets help for mosquito-borne virus outbreak
Issued: September 10, 2014
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti has received a large shipment of treatment packets to help it deal with an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus known as...
Officials: Coca plants discovery a first for Mexico
Issued: September 10, 2014
TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico — Officials say the seizure of 1,639 coca plants in southern Mexico marks the first known instance of the raw ingredient of...
Gates Foundation to spend $50M on Ebola response
Issued: September 10, 2014
SEATTLE — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation says it will spend $50 million to support emergency response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa,...
Spanish banking titan Botín dead 79; eldest daughter takes Santander helm
Issued: September 10, 2014
MADRID — Spanish banking magnate Emilio Botín, who built the country’s Banco Santander into a global financial giant and was widely seen as the...
Currency question at heart of Scottish debate
Issued: September 10, 2014
LONDON — In for a penny, in for a pound. ...
China's Li promises more open economy
Issued: September 10, 2014
BEIJING — China's premier has promised to open the world's No. 2 economy wider to foreign companies amid a wave of anti-monopoly...


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