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July 21, 2014 - 2:58pm
1 week 3 days ago

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait's government stripped five people of their citizenship Monday, including the owner of an independent newspaper and television station as well as a former opposition lawmaker.

The official Kuwait News Agency announced the decision by Kuwait's Cabinet, which approved a draft decree to revoke the five's citizenship. The state news agency did not give a reason for the Cabinet's decision.

A human rights lawyer in Kuwait said it...

July 21, 2014 - 2:29pm
1 week 3 days ago

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president says Russia is acting as a "partner for terrorists" in eastern Ukraine and responsible for the downing of a Malaysian jetliner.

In the strongest comments to date from a Romanian official, the pro-US leader Traian Basescu said "the responsibility for the aviation tragedy in Ukraine belongs to groups of terrorists in Ukraine and in equal measure to Russia which made weapons available."

He said Monday that "...

July 21, 2014 - 2:18pm
1 week 3 days ago

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Several hundred pro-Palestinian protesters have demanded a halt to military action in Gaza during a peaceful protest near the Israeli embassy in the Cypriot capital.

Monday's protest was organized by left-wing trade unions and peace groups and included Turkish Cypriot activists from the ethnically divided island's breakaway north.

Riot police standing behind a cordon of barbed wire-topped fences prevented marching protesters...

July 21, 2014 - 1:58pm
1 week 3 days ago

PARIS (AP) — Christophe Lemaire, the artistic director of Hermes women's ready-to-wear line, is parting ways with the luxury house after four years.

Lemaire will take his final bow on Oct. 1 at the presentation of the Spring-Summer 2015 collection, Hermes said Monday in its announcement.

There was no word about who would replace the designer, whose clothes convey the kind of relaxed, understated luxury befitting the image of the stately Hermes, which...

July 21, 2014 - 1:28pm
1 week 3 days ago

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian President Evo Morales has been re-elected head of the country's largest union of coca growers and promises to expand crops if he wins a third term as the nation's leader.

Morales told union members Sunday that Bolivia needs a new law regarding coca production.

Current law allows nearly 30,000 acres of coca leaf to be grown for traditional use. One proposal would expand the permitted acreage, including in the Chapare...

July 21, 2014 - 1:26pm
1 week 3 days ago

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine military official says 17 Muslim rebels from a breakaway faction and a soldier have died in renewed clashes.

Military spokesman Col. Dickson Hermoso said fighters with the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement attacked army troops in two adjacent towns in the southern Maguindanao province.

Three other soldiers were wounded early Monday.

The rebels broke off from the Moro Islamic Liberation...

July 21, 2014 - 1:04pm
1 week 3 days ago

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's government announced a three-day period of national mourning, starting on Tuesday, in a show of solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.

Speaking to reporters after a Cabinet meeting Monday, Deputy Bulent Arinc voiced concern over the increasing Palestinian civilian death toll and said Turkey was supporting efforts for a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel.

Turkey has become one of the most outspoken critics of Israel over...

July 21, 2014 - 12:40pm
1 week 3 days ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators who are in Ukraine, Malaysia's prime minister said early Tuesday.

Prime Minister Najib Razak also said that as part of an agreement he reached by phone with rebel leader Alexander Borodai on Monday evening, independent international investigators will be given "safe access" to the site where the Malaysia Airlines jet went...

July 21, 2014 - 12:02pm
1 week 3 days ago

TORONTO (AP) — Canada says it is planning to issue further economic sanctions over sectors of the Russian economy due to Russia's continuing military actions against Ukraine.

The move comes as the world reacts with shock to the downing of a Malaysian airline over eastern Ukraine.

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Monday that Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine need to withdraw from the area and allow an international team of forensic...

July 21, 2014 - 10:35am
1 week 3 days ago

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Ghana is apologizing after a staff member sent what's being described as "an errant tweet" criticizing the president from the official Embassy Twitter account.

Ghanaian President John Mahama had tweeted about the country's financial woes, saying that "as a people, we have had to make sacrifices" and that the results of those cutbacks would start to show soon.

A post from the U.S. Embassy's Twitter account later...

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