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July 18, 2014 - 6:03pm
1 week 4 days ago

VIENNA (AP) — Iran and six world powers failed Saturday to meet their target date for cutting a nuclear deal but agreed to extend the talks until Nov. 24 in a bid to overcome stubborn differences over the size and capacity of activities by Tehran that could be used to make nuclear arms.

Months of exhausting negotiations were meant to culminate in an agreement by Sunday that would limit programs Iran says it needs to produce energy and for other peaceful purposes — but...

July 18, 2014 - 6:00pm
1 week 4 days ago

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — The relatives of 85 people killed in Argentina's deadliest terror attack are demanding justice and calling on their government to annul an agreement with Iran to investigate the bombing 20 years ago.

The call came Friday on the anniversary of the 1994 bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association in downtown Buenos Aires. The attack remains unsolved, but an Argentine prosecutor last year released an indictment that accuses Iran and Hezbollah of...

July 18, 2014 - 5:51pm
1 week 4 days ago

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — Sobbing and shaking, Ismail Abu Musallam leaned against the wall of a hospital Friday, waiting for three of his children to be prepared for burial. They were killed as they slept when an Israeli tank shell hit their home, burying 11-year-old Ahmed, 14-year-old Walaa and 16-year-old Mohammed under debris in their beds.

His personal tragedy is not unique: the U.N. says minors make up one-fifth of the 299 Palestinians killed in 11 days of...

July 18, 2014 - 4:56pm
1 week 4 days ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors said their investigation into the shooting deaths of 22 suspected criminals at a warehouse last month has found that none of the people were shot at close range.

Questions arose about the June 30 shootout with military forces in which all of the suspects were killed, but no soldiers died, even though the suspects allegedly opened fire first.

The prosecutors' office of Mexico State said in a statement sent to The...

July 18, 2014 - 3:52pm
1 week 4 days ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave Saturday for the Middle East to help end the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas, the U.N. political chief said Friday.

At an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman said a cease-fire is "indispensable." But the only way to make it stick is for the international community to "assume its responsibility to urgently help restore a serious...

July 18, 2014 - 3:20pm
1 week 5 days ago

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH (AP) — A decision by the Obama administration is going to be welcomed by the oil industry, but not by environmentalists.

The administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration. It gave final approval today to the use of sonic cannons that can find energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor.

It will mean plenty of new jobs -- but environmentalists are worried about the short-term and long-term...

July 18, 2014 - 2:27pm
1 week 5 days ago

LONDON (AP) — Experts say the investigators who'll try to find out what happened to a Malaysian jetliner over Ukraine yesterday will use the wreckage of any missile that's found, to determine where it came from and who fired it.

But they say that will be no easy task, in the middle of a war zone, at a disaster scene spread out over eight square miles of contested ground.

The first international monitors to arrive on the scene, 24 hours after the...

July 18, 2014 - 2:14pm
1 week 5 days ago

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In the first full day of Israel's ground assault into Gaza on Friday, airstrikes rained down on targets in the tiny Mediterranean coastal strip and Hamas rockets streaked through the sky toward Israel. Caught between them, civilians sought shelter from the violence and buried their loved ones.

Here is a collection of images from the conflict.

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July 18, 2014 - 1:43pm
1 week 5 days ago

MOSCOW (AP) — A top pro-Russia rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has given a bizarre version of events surrounding the Malaysian jetliner crash — suggesting many of the victims may have died days before the plane took off.

The pro-rebel website Russkaya Vesna on Friday quoted Igor Girkin as saying he was told by people at the crash site that "a significant number of the bodies weren't fresh," adding that he was told they were drained of blood and reeked of decomposition...

July 18, 2014 - 1:38pm
1 week 4 days ago

BRUSSELS (AP) — One day after the crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine, here's what is known, and what has been claimed:

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THE CAUSE

U.S. officials and an adviser to Ukraine's interior minister have said a surface-to-air missile brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 as it flew Thursday from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All 298 people aboard died. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told the U.N....

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