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Turkey dismisses EU criticism of police raids

December 15, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president on Monday rejected the European Union's criticism of police raids on media organizations in the country, telling the 28-member bloc to "keep your opinions... more »»

Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

December 15, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Amid a barrage of gunfire, police stormed a cafe in the heart of Sydney early Tuesday to end a 16-hour hostage siege by an Iranian-born gunma. more »»

Navajos buy back artifacts at disputed auction

December 15, 2014

PARIS (AP) — The Native American Navajo tribe won its bid Monday to buy back seven sacred masks at a contested auction of tribal artifacts in Paris that netted over a million dollars. more »»

IllRideWithYou: Aussies offer support to Muslims

December 15, 2014

Some Australian social media users sent a message of solidarity to Muslims as the Sydney cafe siege went on for almost a day, offering to accompany anyone who felt intimidated on public transit. more »»

Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney crisis

December 15, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Sydney police say three people have died, including the gunman, during a hostage crisis that ended when officers stormed a downtown caf. more »»

Police confirm fatalities in Sydney hostage crisis

December 15, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — A Sydney police spokeswoman has confirmed that there were fatalities during a hostage crisis that ended when officers stormed a downtown caf. more »»

As Ukraine truce holds, Russia vows economic pain

December 15, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces has ground almost to halt. more »»

Kerry, Netanyahu meet as UN efforts heat up

December 15, 2014

ROME (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry met Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the U.S. and Israel developed their responses to a draft U.N. more »»

Police end Sydney hostage siege after 16 hours

December 15, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — A swarm of heavily armed police stormed a cafe in the heart of downtown Sydney early Tuesday, ending a siege where a gunman had been holding an unknown number of people hostage for... more »»

Netanyahu years continue surge in settlements

December 15, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — The population of Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank has continued to surge during Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's years in office, growing at more than twice the pace... more »»

Police say Sydney cafe hostage situation over

December 15, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Police say a hostage situation in Sydney is over after a swarm of heavily armed police stormed a downtown cafe where a gunman had been holding an unknown number of people. more »»

Police storm Sydney cafe where hostages held

December 15, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — A flurry of loud bangs erupted as a swarm of heavily armed police stormed inside a downtown Sydney chocolate cafe where a gunman had been holding an unknown number of people hostage... more »»

Several more hostages flee from Sydney cafe

December 15, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Several more hostages have fled from a Sydney cafe where a gunman has been holding an unknown number of people for more than 16 hour. more »»

Sydney siege gunman believed to be Muslim cleric

December 15, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — A gunman who took a number of people hostage inside a Sydney chocolate cafe at the height of Monday morning rush hour is believed to be a self-styled Muslim cleric out on bail on a... more »»

Israelis rule out arson in November mosque attack

December 15, 2014

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli officials say a blaze last month at a West Bank mosque most likely resulted from an electrical problem, not arson.

The Nov. more »»

Belgian police detain 3 after apartment siege

December 15, 2014

GHENT, Belgium (AP) — Belgian police detained three men after reports of a hostage taking in an apartment building in the western city of Ghent on Monday. No one was injured in the incident. more »»

Abe emerging as a rare strong leader in Japan

December 15, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Most Japanese prime ministers come and go, their names soon forgotten. Yasuhiro Nakasone was an exception in the 1980s as well as Junichiro Koizumi in the early years of this centur. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Best of 2014 from Latin America

December 15, 2014

A selection of our best images of 2014 from Latin America and the Caribbean starts with the case of 43 missing — and apparently slain — students in Mexico that ignited indignation across the... more »»

Saudi prince's news channel to go live in February

December 15, 2014

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's pan-Arab news channel will finally take to the airwaves early next year. more »»

Islamic fighters capture 2 army bases in NW Syria

December 15, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked and other Islamic fighters captured two key Syrian army bases on Monday in the northwestern province of Idlib after two days of intense battles with government troop... more »»

 
 
 

 

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