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  • Venezuelan president orders 'occupation' of electronics chain

    Venezuelan president orders 'occupation' of electronics chain
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the "occupation" of a chain of electronics stores after the socialist government accused the company of overcharging its consumers. Troops went to the Daka chain's five stores and ordered the company to...
  • Jonathan Pollard -- the 'spy' still out in the cold

    With all the spying the United States has been doing on foreign leaders, possibly including the pope, why is Jonathan Pollard, a former American civilian intelligence analyst, still in prison nearly three decades after being sentenced to life in prison...
  • 100 more U.S. Marines and sailors, carrier Washington sent to help Philippines

    100 more U.S. Marines and sailors, carrier Washington sent to help Philippines
    WASHINGTON — One hundred additional U.S. Marines and sailors flew to the Philippines on Monday as part of a growing international effort to help survivors of one of the largest Pacific storms on record. Rescuers are still in the early stages of...
  • In Karachi, Pakistan, few families are untouched by crime

     In Karachi, Pakistan, few families are untouched by crime
    KARACHI, Pakistan — When the gunmen slid in the back seat behind Saad Qaimkhani and his friend, the college student thought they were after his cellphone, or maybe the car. Then the men told them to drive. Almost all private cars in this shoot-'...
  • Tangled U.S.-Mexico ties on display amid spying outrage

    MEXICO CITY — It was a minor gaffe, but a telling slip that spoke volumes about the tangled love-hate relationship between Mexico and its northern neighbor. The respected newspaper Reforma, in an article Wednesday about new allegations of U.S....
  • Pirates seize 2 U.S. hostages on ship off Nigeria's coast

    Pirates seize 2 U.S. hostages on ship off Nigeria's coast
    WASHINGTON — Two Americans were taken hostage by pirates who attacked their ship off the coast of Nigeria, U.S. officials said Thursday. The captain and chief engineer of the C-Retriever, a U.S.-flagged oil supply ship, were kidnapped in the...
  • Ex-U.S. Marine released after being held by Colombian rebels

    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombian rebels have freed former U.S. Marine Kevin Scott Sutay after holding him hostage since June, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross, which handled the release. Sutay was backpacking in eastern Guaviare...
  • Spain calls in U.S. ambassador to complain of spying

    Spain calls in U.S. ambassador to complain of spying
    LONDON -- Spanish officials summoned the U.S. ambassador Monday to discuss allegations that the American government has intercepted tens of millions of Spanish phone calls in recent years. In an article based on documents released by former National...
  • Yellow Dogs, 'Project X' and the movie-violence equation

    Yellow Dogs, 'Project X' and the movie-violence equation
    The tragedy that befell the Brooklyn punk group Yellow Dogs, in which several bandmates were killed, allegedly by a disgruntled fellow member of the Iranian expat music scene, came with a surprising movie connection. Yellow Dogs was featured in the...
  • Afghans release draft of security accord with U.S.

    KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Afghan government published late Wednesday what it described as a "pre-decisional" copy of an agreement being negotiated with the United States on the two nations' security partnership after international combat troops withdraw...
  • Opium cultivation soars in Afghanistan, U.N. reports

    Opium cultivation soars in Afghanistan, U.N. reports
    KABUL, Afghanistan – In a harsh indictment of the Western-funded drug eradication effort in Afghanistan, the United Nations on Wednesday reported a rise of nearly 50% in the 2013 opium harvest, with land used for cultivation reaching an all-time...