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  • Hopes for thaw in U.S.-Iran relations as leaders cross paths at U.N.

    Hopes for thaw in U.S.-Iran relations as leaders cross paths at U.N.
    After 34 years of hostility between the United States and Iran, President Obama and his newly inaugurated Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani are poised to cross paths next week and possibly signal a mutual desire to defrost their countries' troubled...
  • Upscale Kenyan mall becomes terrifying battle zone in deadly attack

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Cafes were humming with a weekend lunch crowd. Visitors were anticipating a competition for child chefs. Suddenly, Nairobi's Westgate Mall erupted in gunfire and explosions, sending people scurrying for safety,...
  • President Obama, at United Nations, seeks 'diplomatic path' with Iran

    President Obama, at United Nations, seeks 'diplomatic path' with Iran
    UNITED NATIONS -- President Obama made a direct personal appeal to Iran’s new president Tuesday, issuing an overture for a diplomatic resolution of Iran's disputed nuclear program as a “major step down a long road” toward better...
  • On Iran, Obama's U.N. speech could be a game-changer

    On Iran, Obama's U.N. speech could be a game-changer
    If the new diplomatic initiative now endorsed by both President Obama and new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani leads to formal talks  -- and potentially even a deal on Iran’s nuclear program -- Obama's speech Tuesday could well prove to be his...
  • U.S., Iran signal snail-paced diplomacy on nuclear standoff

    U.S., Iran signal snail-paced diplomacy on nuclear standoff
    UNITED NATIONS — President Obama and Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, signaled Tuesday that they intend to pursue intense diplomacy to overcome Iran's nuclear standoff with the West, yet their speeches here underscored the gulf that threatens...
  • With tears and cheers, new Americans take oath of citizenship

    With tears and cheers, new Americans take oath of citizenship
    WASHINGTON — As the chorus of voices finished reciting the Oath of Allegiance, Mahad Abdille broke into an enormous grin. Around him, his fellow new citizens began waving tiny American flags, but in the third row, with his head bowed, Abdille just...
  • Brazil demanding answers from U.S. in wake of Edward Snowden leaks

    Brazil demanding answers from U.S. in wake of Edward Snowden leaks
    SÃO PAULO -- Brazil became the latest country to express concern about an alleged U.S. global spying program, requesting clarification from Washington after a newspaper published more documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward...
  • Saudi woman arrested in alleged Irvine domestic slavery case

    Saudi woman arrested in alleged Irvine domestic slavery case
    A Saudi woman has been arrested by Irvine police on suspicion of human trafficking after a Kenyan domestic worker fled an Orange County home and reported she was held against her will as a slave. Meshael Alayban, 42, was taken into custody Tuesday by...
  • Saudi princess kept servant against her will, O.C. prosecutor says

     Saudi princess kept servant against her will, O.C. prosecutor says
    A woman whom Orange County authorities described as a Saudi royal princess was charged Wednesday with human trafficking for allegedly forcing a Kenyan woman to work as a domestic servant against her will. Meshael Alayban, 42, was taken into custody...
  • Saudi princess appears in O.C. court in slave labor case

    Saudi princess appears in O.C. court in slave labor case
    Dressed in a jail-issued blue jumpsuit, a woman described by authorities as a Saudi royal princess appeared in an Orange County courtroom Thursday to face human trafficking charges that accuse her of forcing a Kenyan woman to work as a domestic servant....
  • Saudi princess posts $5-million bail, will be freed

    Saudi princess posts $5-million bail, will be freed
    The Saudi royal princess who is charged with forcing a Kenyan woman to work for her as a domestic servant posted $5-million bond Thursday and was expected to be released later in the day. Meshael Alayban will have to wear a GPS tracking device and...