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Abducted U.S. Journalist Freed In East Ukraine, He Tells AFP

Abducted U.S. Journalist Freed In East Ukraine, He Tells AFP

Kiev (AFP) - A U.S. journalist abducted and held by pro-Kremlin rebels in east Ukraine this week told AFP he was freed Thursday. Simon Ostrovsky, who works for the online outlet V ...

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Obama In Tokyo Backs Japan In China Island Row

Obama In Tokyo Backs Japan In China Island Row

Tokyo (AFP) - U.S. President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to defend Japan if China attacks over a tense territorial dispute, but also urged Beijing to step in to thwart North Korea ...

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Spanish PM Hails ‘Rebuilt’ Economy

Spanish PM Hails ‘Rebuilt’ Economy

Madrid (AFP) - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy boasted of a "rebuilt" economy Thursday as fresh data showed the nation's strongest growth rate since a job-wrecking 2008 prope ...

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Russia Starts Border Army Drill After Ukraine Attacks Rebels

Russia Starts Border Army Drill After Ukraine Attacks Rebels

Slavyansk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Russia ordered new military exercises on the border of Ukraine Thursday and warned of "consequences" after Kiev launched a deadly assault against pro-K ...

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‘Our Hearts Are Broken,’ Friend Says Of Chicago Doctor Shot In Afghanistan

‘Our Hearts Are Broken,’ Friend Says Of Chicago Doctor Shot In Afghanistan

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times For 16 years, Dr. Jerry Umanos worked as a pediatrician at a Christian health center in Chicago, then decided in 2005 to travel to Afghanistan ...

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Ukrainian Forces Report Killings, Ouster Of Separatist Gunmen

Ukrainian Forces Report Killings, Ouster Of Separatist Gunmen

By Sergei L. Loiko and Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian government troops killed at least two pro-Russia separatist gunmen in Slovyansk on Thurs ...

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Climbers Pack Up As Sherpas Say They Won’t Go Up Everest

Climbers Pack Up As Sherpas Say They Won’t Go Up Everest

By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times MUMBAI, India — Scores of mountaineers were departing Mount Everest on Thursday after Nepalese officials failed to break an impasse with ang ...

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Israel Suspends Peace Talks With Palestinians Over Unity Deal

Israel Suspends Peace Talks With Palestinians Over Unity Deal

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM — Israel is suspending its involvement in peace talks and planning a series of sanctions against the Palestinians, Prime Minister ...

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Lots Of Pomp But No Trade Deal In Obama’s Visit To Japan

By Lesley Clark, McClatchy Washington Bureau TOKYO — President Barack Obama spent his first full day of a weeklong Asia trip aimed at renewing U.S. ties to the region with the red ...

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Deadly Middle East Respiratory Virus Surge Continues In Saudi Arabia

Deadly Middle East Respiratory Virus Surge Continues In Saudi Arabia

By Sherif Tarek, Los Angeles Times Eleven new cases of the occasionally fatal Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, were reported in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, two days after ...

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