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Shakespeare's Globe taking 'Hamlet' to 200 nations

April 23, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world. more »»

France unveils plan to stop youths joining jihad

April 23, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France wants to deter youths from fighting with Islamist militants in Syria's civil war, and is planning a series of tough-love measures that answer the pleas of parents and seek to... more »»

Snowden installed as University of Glasgow rector

April 23, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has been installed as the official representative of students at the University of Glasgow. more »»

Yemen examines DNA of slain al-Qaida militants

April 23, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president on Wednesday said that the death toll of this week's military campaign against al-Qaida has reached over 60 suspected militants, including several of the... more »»

Gaza official: Israeli airstrike wounds 3

April 23, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Wednesday agreed to form a unity government and hold new elections, making a new attempt to overcome a seven-year... more »»

Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi restaurant

April 23, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.. more »»

FM vows response if Russians attacked in Ukraine

April 23, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday promised a firm response if its citizens or interests come under attack in Ukraine — a vow that came after Ukraine announced a... more »»

Pakistan's army wants TV news channel shut down

April 23, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's powerful army has asked a government regulator to shut down a leading private news channel over what the military calls "false" reports that the country's intelligence... more »»

Europe recovery shows signs of strengthening

April 23, 2014

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A closely watched survey has found business activity across the 18-country eurozone running at a three-year high, in perhaps the clearest sign yet that the economic... more »»

SKorea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougher

April 23, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pressed the government Wednesday to finish the... more »»

Turkey calls WWI Armenian killings 'shared pain'

April 23, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday offered an unprecedented, conciliatory message to Armenians on the eve of the anniversary of the massacre of... more »»

Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers

April 23, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — A senior Egyptian police officer was killed after an explosive device placed under his car went off in a western Cairo suburb on Wednesday while another officer died in a raid on a... more »»

Train derails in Congo, dozens dead

April 23, 2014

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Officials in Congo say a freight train has derailed in the country's southeast, killing at least 30 people. more »»

Greece hits milestone, opens way for debt relief

April 23, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece has reached a major financial milestone that its creditors demanded as a precondition for being granted more debt relief, the European Commission said Wednesday. more »»

Yields fall sharply in Portuguese debt auction

April 23, 2014

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's chances of ending its three-year bailout program without requiring more help have increased after interest rates fell steeply in a 10-year bond auction Wednesday. more »»

SKorean city full of grief prepares for more

April 23, 2014

ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — The altar of the memorial is a wall of white and yellow flowers and greens, surrounding photos of 47 students and teachers whose bodies have been identified after being... more »»

Pro-Russian insurgents hold US journalist captive

April 23, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist, saying he was suspected of unspecified "bad activities. more »»

Syrian lawmaker first to field run for presidency

April 23, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian lawmaker announced his candidacy for the June 3 presidential election — the first to field his bid for the top post in a vote called despite the country's... more »»

France unveils plan to fight jihadist threat

April 23, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France is cracking down on youth who leave their homes to fight with Islamist radicals in Syria's civil war. more »»

UN study: Cellphones can improve literacy

April 23, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A study by the U.N. education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and illiteracy is high. more »»

 
 

 

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