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  • North Korea indefinitely postpones family reunions with South

    North Korea indefinitely postpones family reunions with South
    SEOUL -- North Korea on Saturday indefinitely postponed reunions of nearly 200 families separated during the Korean War, just four days before the long-awaited meetings were scheduled to take place. The cancellation, which could jeopardize a nascent...
  • Pussy Riot musician on hunger strike to protest prison conditions

    Pussy Riot musician on hunger strike to protest prison conditions
    MOSCOW -- A member of the punk rock group Pussy Riot went on a hunger strike Monday to protest what she said were unbearable conditions at a Russian prison camp. "I demand that human rights be observed in the [prison] colony; I demand that this camp ......
  • Rouhani to show Iran's 'true face' at U.N., seek sanctions relief

    Rouhani to show Iran's 'true face' at U.N., seek sanctions relief
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani embarked on a five-day visit to New York on Monday with a vow to press for sanctions relief by showing the peaceful and cultured "true face" of Iran at the annual U.N. General Assembly, Iranian news agencies reported....
  • Iranians eager for change disappointed Rouhani didn't offer more

    TEHRAN -- Iranians pored over news accounts Wednesday of President Hassan Rouhani's speech to the United Nations General Assembly, with those eager to break out of Iran's isolation expressing disappointment that their new leader didn't meet with President...
  • Sinclair plans to buy eight TV stations in Pa., Fla. for $90 million

    Sinclair plans to buy eight TV stations in Pa., Fla. for $90 million
    Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. said Wednesday that it plans to buy eight television stations from New Age Media for $90 million, continuing a string of recent station acquisitions. The stations are spread throughout three markets,...
  • Iraqi prison breaks signal escalating Al Qaeda violence

    Iraqi prison breaks signal escalating Al Qaeda violence
    Iraqi security forces on Tuesday set up dragnets at airports and along highways leading out of the country in a hunt for hundreds of Al Qaeda-allied militants broken out of jail by a massive, coordinated assault on two prisons near Baghdad, Arab media...
  • Royal baby coverage doesn't deliver a big boost to cable news ratings

    Royal baby coverage doesn't deliver a big boost to cable news ratings
    Forget the baby bump. Cable news channels aired wall-to-wall coverage of the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's to-be-named first child, but the networks didn't see nearly the same ratings boost as they generated from the last royal media...
  • George Alexander Louis: U.S. TV ratings name royal baby as a yawn

    George Alexander Louis, what happened? Your royal-baby highness' birth was supposed to be one of the TV events of the year. Instead, Americans have mostly yawned at the hyperventilating coverage of baby George, born Monday to Prince William and his...
  • China indictment: Former Communist Party boss accused of corruption

    China indictment: Former Communist Party boss accused of corruption
    BEIJING – Bo Xilai, the charismatic former Chinese Communist Party boss of Chongqing who was purged last year and whose wife was convicted of poisoning a British business associate, has been charged with bribery, corruption and abuse of power,...
  • Edward Snowden won't face death penalty in U.S., Holder says

    Edward Snowden won't face death penalty in U.S., Holder says
    WASHINGTON -- Edward Snowden will not face the death penalty or torture if he is returned to the United States to face espionage charges, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. has assured his Russian counterpart in an effort to dissuade Moscow from...
  • Sinclair Broadcast buying eight stations for nearly $1B

    Sinclair Broadcast buying eight stations for nearly $1B
    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.'s buying spree continued Monday when the Hunt Valley broadcaster announced its largest deal to date at nearly $1 billion. Sinclair plans to buy eight larger-market television stations, including NewsChannel 8 and the ABC...