Posted 12:40 PM 6/14/2013 by Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's authorization of military aid to the Syrian rebels "dramatically" increases U.S. support for the opposition, the White House said Friday, while acknowledging that it will take time for the supplies to reach fighters struggling in their clashes with (More)
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Posted 11:21 AM 6/14/2013 by Associated Press
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's supreme leader delivered a salty rebuke to the U.S. Friday as Iranians lined up to vote in a presidential election that has suddenly become a showdown across the Islamic Republic's political divide: hard-liners looking to cement their control and re-energized reformists (More)
Posted 4:08 PM 6/13/2013 by Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - US officials say the Obama administration has concluded that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime has used chemical weapons against the opposition seeking to overthrow him, crossing what President Barack Obama called a 'red line'. However, the officials said the (More)
Posted 11:42 AM 6/13/2013 by Associated Press
HONG KONG (AP) - For months, China has tried to turn the tables on the U.S. to counter accusations that it hacks America's computers and networks. Now, former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden may have handed Beijing a weapon in its cyber war of words with Washington. In an (More)
Posted 8:10 AM 6/12/2013
MADRID - A nun believed to hold the world record of 86 years cloistered in a monastery has died in Spain.Sister Maria Romero, abbess of the Buenafuente del Sistal monastery northeast of Madrid said Wednesday that Sister Teresita Barajuen had died overnight. She was 105.She (More)
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Posted 1:13 PM 6/11/2013 by Associated Press
ISTANBUL (AP) - Riot police firing tear gas and water cannons re-entered Istanbul's Taksim Square on Tuesday night after defiant protesters swarmed back in by the thousands. It was the latest sign that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government may have run out of patience after (More)
Posted 7:45 AM 6/10/2013
JOHANNESBURG - Former President Nelson Mandela's condition remained serious but stable on Monday, his third day in a Pretoria hospital, the South African government said."His condition is unchanged," the office of President Jacob Zuma said in a brief statement. It urged South Africans (More)
Posted 7:51 AM 6/7/2013
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has revealed that he never wanted to be pope and that he's living in the Vatican hotel for his "psychiatric" health.Francis got very personal Friday as he met with thousands of children from Jesuit schools across Italy and Albania. Answering their questions (More)
Posted 6:29 PM 6/6/2013 by Associated Press
QUNEITRA, Golan Heights (AP) - Syrian rebels briefly seized control of a border crossing along the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Thursday, prompting the withdrawal of a major Austrian peacekeeping contingent and heightening fears in Israel that it could soon be dragged into the neighboring (More)
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Posted 3:15 PM 6/6/2013 by Associated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican soldiers have rescued 165 people kidnapped by a drug cartel and held for as long as three weeks in a one-story home alongside the U.S. border. National security spokesman Eduardo Sanchez says 150 victims were U.S.-bound migrants from Central America. (More)
Posted 2:11 PM 6/6/2013 by Associated Press
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) - Veterans of the 1944 Normandy landings gathered Thursday at the site of history's largest amphibious invasion for a day of ceremonies marking D-Day's 69th anniversary. Around two dozen US vets, some in their old uniforms pinned with medals, stood and (More)
Posted 3:45 PM 6/3/2013 by Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A suicide bomber targeting U.S. troops outside an Afghan government office killed nine children walking home from school and two of the Americans on Monday, the latest sign that this year's fighting season could be one of the deadliest of the 12-year-old war. (More)
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