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Pope assumes responsibility for priest sex abuse
Issued: April 11, 2014
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said Friday he took personal responsibility for the "evil" of priests who raped and molested children, asking...
Prison crisis, Dutch style: too few prisoners
Issued: April 11, 2014
AMSTERDAM — The Dutch government is facing an unusual crisis: Prison undercrowding. ...
Pope Francis urges on Venezuelan crisis talks
Issued: April 11, 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela — Pope Francis is urging Venezuelans on both sides to put aside their political differences and demonstrate the necessary courage...
Brazil struggles with its World Cup preparations
Issued: April 11, 2014
SAO PAULO — Although expectations are high for Brazil's football team at the World Cup, it's already clear the country didn't do a very...
Spain's deflation not as great as first thought
Issued: April 11, 2014
MADRID — Spain's statistics office says prices were 0.1 percent lower in March than the year before, slightly less than the previous estimate of...
Cash-strapped Hamas turns to e-bullets
Issued: April 10, 2014
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — In a long hallway that looks more like a videogame arcade than a military base, Hamas security forces are holding target...
Report: Russia withheld intel before Boston attack
Issued: April 10, 2014
WASHINGTON — A yearlong review of information the U.S. intelligence community had prior to the Boston Marathon bombing found that the government did...
Another possible signal heard in Flight 370 search
Issued: April 10, 2014
PERTH, Australia — For the fifth time in recent days, an underwater sensor detected a signal in the same swath of the southern Indian Ocean on...
Argentina hit by nationwide strike over inflation
Issued: April 10, 2014
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A nationwide strike paralyzed Argentina's economy on Thursday, shutting down air, train and bus traffic, closing...
UN global study: Murder rate very high in Americas
Issued: April 10, 2014
LONDON — Global murder rates have declined slightly, but remain very high in the Americas and parts of Africa, according to a new U.N. study released...
Senate committee orders review of ‘Cuban Twitter’
Issued: April 10, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is asking the U.S. Agency for International Development to turn over all records about a...
IMF: Bold actions needed for recovery
Issued: April 10, 2014
WASHINGTON — The head of the International Monetary Fund said Thursday the global economy is finally turning the corner after a deep recession but the...
Putin warns Europe about Ukraine gas debt
Issued: April 10, 2014
MOSCOW — Russia's President Vladimir Putin has sent a letter to 18 European leaders urging them to offer a quick financial assistance to Ukraine...
Searchers pick up new signal in hunt for lost jet
Issued: April 10, 2014
PERTH, Australia — An Australian aircraft picked up a new underwater signal Thursday while searching the same part of the Indian Ocean where earlier...
Cuba eyes data leak in ZunZuneo case
Issued: April 10, 2014
HAVANA — Cuba’s government said Wednesday it has launched a probe into how hundreds of thousands of customer cellphone numbers fell into the hands of...
Was ‘Cuban Twitter’ program political or not?
Issued: April 9, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is looking into whether a “Cuban Twitter” program secretly backed by the U.S. government contained messages that...
Putin turns up economic heat before Ukraine talks
Issued: April 9, 2014
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin turned up the heat on Ukraine on Wednesday by threatening to demand advance payment for gas supplies, a move...
More 'pings' raise hopes Flight 370 will be found
Issued: April 9, 2014
PERTH, Australia — After a navy ship heard more signals from deep in the Indian Ocean, the head of the search for the missing Malaysian jetliner said...
Pope blesses cross made from migrant boats
Issued: April 9, 2014
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has blessed a wooden cross made from the boats of migrants who have come ashore at the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa. ...
US penned political satire in ‘Cuban Twitter’
Issued: April 9, 2014
WASHINGTON — Draft messages produced for a Twitter-like service in Cuba that the U.S. government secretly funded were overtly political, documents...
More pings raise hopes plane will be found soon
Issued: April 9, 2014
PERTH, Australia — The frustrating monthlong search for the Malaysian jetliner received a tremendous boost when a navy ship detected two more signals...
EU seeks cheaper power, curbs renewable subsidies
Issued: April 9, 2014
BRUSSELS — The European Union's executive arm is curbing subsidies for renewable energies to help drive electricity prices down. ...


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