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  • Pakistan angry at school killings, moves to execute convicted terrorists

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan Pakistan's government lifted a moratorium on executing convicted terrorists Wednesday and sought Afghanistan's help to find the mastermind of Tuesday's murderous attack on an army-run school in the northern city of Peshawar, as the...
  • U.S. Republicans look for ways to block normal ties with Cuba

    Republicans in Congress searched on Thursday for a strategy to sink or at least slow President Barack Obama's plan to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba, drawing a shrug from the White House. They floated ideas to fight the Democrat Obama's moves to...
  • U.S.-Cuba plan to reestablish ties follows spy swap, prisoner release

    Sweeping away more than half a century of official U.S. animosity, President Obama announced plans Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba and broaden business ties after the swap of several jailed spies and the release of an American...
  • U.S., Cuba End Deep Freeze

    WASHINGTON — Sweeping away a half-century of official U.S. animosity, President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba and broaden business ties following the swap of several jailed spies and the release...
  • The Cuba sanctions: Farewell to a Cold War relic

    There may be some elderly Cubans in Havana who long ago gave up hope that the U.S. embargo against their country would ever end. On these shores, however, the 50-year policy of isolating Cuba has seemed so useless for so long that many people assumed it...
  • Fight against malaria unites old foes in Myanmar

    By Astrid Zweynert TA GAY LAUNG, Myanmar (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the middle of a bustling village hall in Myanmar's Kayin state, a government health worker pricks the finger of a child to extract a tiny drop of blood for a malaria test. A...
  • Cuba policy draws critics, new battles on Capitol Hill

    Cuba policy draws critics, new battles on Capitol Hill
    Bipartisan cheer for the release of a man with Maryland ties who was held in Cuba for more than five years quickly gave way to political rancor Wednesday that presaged coming battles over the dramatic new relationship President Barack Obama outlined...
  • Executions in United States at 20-year low: report

    Executions in United States at 20-year low: report
    Amid growing concerns about how executions are carried out in the United States, the number of prison inmates being put to death fell to a 20-year low in 2014, the Death Penalty Information Center said in a report issued on Thursday. The 35 executions...
  • Australian PM urged to go easy on refugees after Sydney siege

    Human rights groups and some politicians on Thursday urged Prime Minister Tony Abbott not to use a deadly siege in Sydney as a pretext to crack down on refugees after he repeatedly questioned why the attacker had received political asylum and welfare...
  • Nigeria sentences 54 troops to death for mutiny

    Nigeria has sentenced 54 soldiers to death by firing squad for mutiny while fighting against insurgents in the northeast, their lawyer said on Thursday. Another five were acquitted and discharged in the secret trial, lawyer Femi Falana said. They...
  • We must not let Mexico become a failed state

    We must not let Mexico become a failed state
    Mass protests have blocked highways, overtaken town squares and disrupted government buildings. Protesters are in their third unrelenting month of marching and organizing, demanding answers for the brutal deaths of the young men. The latest polls show...