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Thousands of intense earthquakes rock Iceland
Issued: August 19, 2014
LONDON — Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting. ...
Vatican: Argentina car crash kills papal relatives
Issued: August 19, 2014
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Three relatives of Pope Francis died in a car crash Tuesday along a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and local...
WHO says Ebola has killed more than 1,200
Issued: August 19, 2014
GENEVA — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,200 people since it began in December 2013, the World Health Organization said...
China promises to rein in executive pay
Issued: August 18, 2014
BEIJING — China's president has promised to rein in "unreasonably high" pay for executives at government-owned companies in an apparent...
Obama: Iraq has regained control of Mosul dam
Issued: August 18, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama hailed the recapture of Mosul dam Monday as a "major step forward" as a barrage of U.S. airstrikes...
Mexico to offer $4.9 billion in electric projects
Issued: August 18, 2014
MEXICO CITY — Mexico says it expects to put out for bid $4.9 billion in electrical generation and natural gas pipeline projects as part of the opening...
100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds
Issued: August 18, 2014
NAIROBI, Kenya — Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of...
Scotland's pro-independence leader vows victory
Issued: August 18, 2014
LONDON — Scotland's pro-independence leader is insisting his campaign is headed for victory — one month before the historic Sept. 18 referendum. ...
Pope eyes fast beatification for Salvador's Romero
Issued: August 18, 2014
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis opened the way Monday to a quick beatification for Oscar Romero, saying there are no more doctrinal problems...
EU pledges $168m to offset Russia sanctions cost
Issued: August 18, 2014
BRUSSELS — The European Commission is pledging 125 million euros ($168 million) to assist fruit and vegetable producers hit by Russia's ban on...
Assange talks of leaving embassy, sowing confusion
Issued: August 18, 2014
LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sowed confusion Monday with an announcement that appeared to indicate he was leaving his embassy bolt hole,...
Panama Canal turns 100 as expansion hits snags
Issued: August 17, 2014
PANAMA CITY — It was supposed to be a grand celebration of the engineering triumph that forged a nation. ...
Another Ebola problem: Finding its natural source
Issued: August 17, 2014
A scary problem lurks beyond the frenzied efforts to keep people from spreading Ebola: No one knows exactly where the virus comes from or how to stop...
Pope makes strong, silent anti-abortion statement
Issued: August 16, 2014
SEOUL, South Korea — Pope Francis has generally avoided hot-button "culture war" issues like abortion, arguing that the church's...
Report: German intel spied on Kerry, Clinton
Issued: August 16, 2014
BERLIN — Germany's foreign intelligence agency eavesdropped on calls made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his predecessor Hillary...
Mexico fines Chinese trade center $555,000
Issued: August 15, 2014
MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities have levied a $555,000 fine for environmental violations against a project to build a massive trade center south of...
Ebola centers fill faster than they can be opened
Issued: August 15, 2014
DAKAR, Senegal — The World Health Organization says beds in Ebola treatment centers in West Africa are filling up faster than they can be provided. ...
Argentina seeks charges in US firm's plant closing
Issued: August 14, 2014
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The government of Argentina will seek criminal charges against representatives of a U.S.-based global printing company that...
Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine
Issued: August 14, 2014
YALTA, Crimea — Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to a much-hyped meeting in Crimea amid expectations of more saber-rattling over Ukraine, but...
Haiti tense after summons issued for ex-president
Issued: August 14, 2014
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide have blockaded the street in front of his home amid fears he...
Pope's small car fascinates South Koreans
Issued: August 14, 2014
SEOUL, South Korea — Pope Francis' choice of wheels during his five-day South Korean visit has surprised many in this painfully self-conscious...
US fund says no deal to end Argentina default
Issued: August 14, 2014
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Negotiations have apparently ended without success on a private-sector deal to end the legal battle that forced Argentina...
Study blames humans for most of melting glaciers
Issued: August 14, 2014
WASHINGTON — More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds. ...
Obama: No Iraq rescue; further airdrops unlikely
Issued: August 14, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Thursday the humanitarian crisis atop a barren hill in northern Iraq is over, eliminating the need for a...
Obama: US broke militants' siege on Iraq mountain
Issued: August 14, 2014
EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Barack Obama says the U.S. has broken Islamic militants' siege on Iraq's Sinjar Mountain, but that airstrikes...


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