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  • Armed youths reported to be marching toward South Sudan town

    Armed youths reported to be marching toward South Sudan town
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Thousands of armed youths loyal to South Sudan’s rebel leader are preparing to launch an assault on the key town of Bor, a government official said Saturday, as continued fighting in the fragile new country...
  • New Head Of State Police Has Background In Running Prisons

    Dora B. Schriro, a respected lawyer who has spent most of her career running prisons in New York City, Arizona and Missouri and who has never served as a police officer, was named Monday as state police commissioner. Schriro was the only candidate...
  • As Ariel Sharon lies in state, Israelis pay their respects

    As Ariel Sharon lies in state, Israelis pay their respects
    JERUSALEM — Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s casket, draped in Israel's blue and white flag, made its way to Jerusalem on Sunday aboard a military command car in a somber motorcade flanked with police motorcycles and other military...
  • North Korea celebrates birthday of founding leader Kim Il Sung

    North Korea celebrates birthday of founding leader Kim Il Sung
    SEOUL -- North Korea on Tuesday celebrated the birthday of its founder, Kim Il Sung, with current leader Kim Jong Un reportedly paying respects at his grandfather’s mausoleum amid efforts to more closely associate him with the late leader’s...
  • Egypt's vote on new constitution is far from clear-cut

    CAIRO — The question on the ballot is straightforward: yes or no to a new constitution. But Egypt's military-backed government has a far more ambitious agenda for a nationwide referendum beginning Tuesday. In power for just over six months, the...
  • China's leaders rethink growth model as economy runs out of steam

    China's leaders rethink growth model as economy runs out of steam
    BEIJING — The Chinese leadership is hyping a Communist Party meeting that began Saturday as the greatest financial rethink since leader Deng Xiaoping launched China's economic revolution in the late 1970s. In keeping with past patterns, the...
  • UN rejects effort to delay trials of Kenyan leaders

    UN rejects effort to delay trials of Kenyan leaders
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Kenya and the African Union failed on Friday to persuade the U.N. Security Council to delay the trials in the Hague of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto. The U.N. draft resolution seeking the...
  • Irish president welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II on historic visit

    Irish president welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II on historic visit
    LONDON — In a historic first, the president of Ireland began a state visit to Britain on Tuesday to mark the growing reconciliation between his nation and the one that long ruled it from afar through centuries of oppression and rebellion. After...
  • Shaping a response to Russia will be a high-stakes test for Obama

    Shaping a response to Russia will be a high-stakes test for Obama
    WASHINGTON — Planned as a springtime tour with a modest itinerary — affording time to chat with the pope, admire the Rembrandts and take in the Colosseum — President Obama's weeklong trip to Europe instead has become a high-stakes test...
  • Israeli diplomatic staff go on strike worldwide over pay

    Israeli diplomatic staff go on strike worldwide over pay
    JERUSALEM -- Israel's Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem was closed Monday and Israeli embassies shuttered worldwide after the country’s diplomatic staff declared an indefinite strike, frustrating high-level travel plans and foreign policy protocol....
  • Syria government forces seize strategic town near Lebanon border

    Syria government forces seize strategic town near Lebanon border
    BEIRUT — After weeks of fighting, the Syrian military has wrested control of a rebel-held town near the Lebanese border in the strategic province of Homs, military and opposition representatives said Saturday. The seizure of Zara, close to the...