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  • Russia tightens economic noose on Ukraine as armed showdowns persist

    MOSCOW -- As armed standoffs persisted in eastern Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin tightened the economic screws on his impoverished neighbor Wednesday by warning that Ukraine may have to pay in advance for its gas imports from Russia. The...
  • Al Jazeera America Disbands Sports Group, Lays Off Freelancers

    Al Jazeera America has disbanded its sports unit and laid off a few dozen freelancers who were brought on for the launch of the news channel last summer. Most of the departures were freelancers who were always intended to have a finite stay following the...
  • Russia lawmakers: Recall ambassador to U.S., send troops to Ukraine

    Russia lawmakers: Recall ambassador to U.S., send troops to Ukraine
    MOSCOW – Russian lawmakers unanimously approved a request by President Vladimir Putin to send armed forces to Ukraine to protect ethnic Russians there and secure the Black Sea fleet and other military installations in Ukraine’s Crimea region....
  • Blast hits Chinese city in region visited by Xi; 3 reported dead

    Blast hits Chinese city in region visited by Xi; 3 reported dead
    An explosion rocked a plaza outside a train station in Urumqi, capital of China’s Xinjiang province, on Wednesday in the wake of a four-day inspection tour of the restive northwestern area by President Xi Jinping. The blast at Urumqi’s south...
  • Fox News Denies Shepard Smith Move Was a Result of Him Wanting to Come Out As Gay

    After tweaking anchor Shepard Smith's newsroom duties last year, Fox News has denied allegations that the changes were a result of Smith asking to come out as gay. A story published by Gawker Wednesday alleges that Smith was taken off of the primetime-...
  • Ukraine leader concedes loss of control in occupied eastern regions

    Acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov conceded Wednesday that police have lost control of the eastern towns and cities occupied by pro-Russia gunmen and ordered a full military alert to prevent the separatist disruptions from spreading. At a...
  • Iraq deputy prime minister's convoy attacked by gunmen

    Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Saleh Mutlaq survived an attack by gunmen who shot at his convoy west of Baghdad on Friday, the official state news agency reported. Mutlaq was not hurt, but several people were wounded when the unknown assailants fired at...
  • Libya remains in the grip of rivalrous rebel factions

    Libya remains in the grip of rivalrous rebel factions
    TRIPOLI, Libya — Dragging deeply on a cigarette and swirling his espresso dregs, the curly-haired young militiaman offered up a vivid account of the battles he and fellow rebels waged to bring down dictator Moammar Kadafi — days of blazing...
  • Sultan of Brunei imposes harsh Islamic criminal code

    Sultan of Brunei imposes harsh Islamic criminal code
    The sultan of oil-rich Brunei on Thursday announced the start of a new criminal code based on sharia law that will eventually prescribe punishments that include amputation and stoning, the first of Southeast Asia's predominantly Muslim countries to impose...
  • Baltimore Sun Media Group buys The Capital in Annapolis and the Carroll County Times

    Baltimore Sun Media Group buys The Capital in Annapolis and the Carroll County Times
    The Baltimore Sun Media Group announced Thursday it has purchased The Capital in Annapolis, the Carroll County  Times and other area publications and websites, a move that expands its journalistic footprint in Maryland. The financial terms of the...
  • Baltimore Sun Media Group buys The Capital, Carroll County Times from Landmark

    Baltimore Sun Media Group buys The Capital, Carroll County Times from Landmark
    The Baltimore Sun Media Group announced today that it purchased The Capital in Annapolis, the Carroll County Times and the Maryland publications and websites affiliated with those news organizations from Landmark Media Enterprises. Financial terms of...