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  • Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons stockpiles

    WASHINGTON -- The Syrian government submitted an “initial disclosure” of its chemical weapons stockpiles to international inspectors Friday, the first step under a deal to eliminate the illicit poison gas program. Experts at the Organization...
  • Pope Francis calls abortion a product of a 'throwaway culture'

    ROME --¬† After expressing frustration with the Roman Catholic Church’s focus on hot-button doctrinal issues, Pope Francis launched a stinging attack on abortion Friday, calling it the product of a “throwaway culture.” “Every baby...
  • Brazil rancher sentenced for ordering killing of U.S.-born nun

    SAO PAULO -- A Brazilian rancher has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for ordering the killing of U.S.-born nun and Amazon environmental activist Dorothy Stang in 2005. It was the fourth time that Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura was tried in Brazil's...
  • Russia eyes piracy charges against Greenpeace protesters

    MOSCOW -- Russia opened a criminal case Tuesday against Greenpeace activists, accusing them of piracy, a charge that could carry a prison term of five to 15 years, authorities said. Russian border troops seized a Greenpeace ice-breaker, the Arctic...
  • Terrorism ravaging Africa but can be defeated, France's Hollande says

    The Islamic militant siege of a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital that has left scores dead demonstrates the grip of terrorism on Africa and the need for international action to defeat it, French President Francois Hollande told the United Nations...
  • Green Wheels: The Military's Clean Energy Mission

    Green Wheels: The Military's Clean Energy Mission
    HONOLULU, HAWAII — The U.S. Defense Department is the single largest consumer of energy in the world, and it seems to be making an honest effort to green that power. The Army wants to reach one gigawatt of renewables by 2025. Katherine Hammack,...
  • No handshake between Obama and Iran's leader, at least not this week

    UNITED NATIONS -- President Obama’s offer of a personal “encounter” with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly was rebuffed, the White House said Tuesday. Iranian officials told the...
  • Russia accuses Greenpeace activists of piracy

    MOSCOW — Russia opened a criminal case Tuesday against Greenpeace activists, accusing them of piracy for attempting to stage a protest on an Arctic oil rig. A Greenpeace spokeswoman called the accusation "absurd." Russian border troops seized...
  • Vladimir Putin defends Russia's seizure of Greenpeace ship

    Vladimir Putin defends Russia's seizure of Greenpeace ship
    MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday defended last week's seizure of a Greenpeace ship but appeared to suggest that the 30 activists and crew taken into custody should not face charges of piracy. Russian coast guard troops seized the...
  • U.S. service member reported killed in Afghan 'insider attack'

    KABUL, Afghanistan¬† -- A U.S. service member was killed Thursday in Afghanistan’s eastern Paktia province when a man in an Afghan National Army uniform opened fire at a joint military training base, provincial officials said. The assailant was...
  • Kenya shaken by new attacks while mourning victims of the mall siege

    NAIROBI, Kenya -- As Kenyans grieved Thursday for the scores killed in an assault on a Nairobi shopping mall, reports of two more attacks in the north of the country underscored continuing security problems. Kenyan authorities blamed the latest...