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Manhunt Over After Second Escaped Inmate Shot, Captured

A convicted murderer who escaped from a maximum-security New York prison three weeks ago was shot and captured Sunday, authorities said, bringing an end to an intense manhunt that saw his fellow escapee shot dead.

June 28, 2015
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey’s Erdogan Breaks Silence To Push For Coalition

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday called for the swift formation of a new coalition government, ending almost four days of unusual silence after legislative polls seen as a blow to his authority.

June 11, 2015
G7 Summit

G7 Warns Russia Of More Sanctions, Pledges Climate Action

The leaders of the most powerful countries also tackled threats to global security posed by Islamist extremism and risks to the global economy from Greece.

June 8, 2015
Ukraine rebels

Ukraine Says Rebels Have Army Of ‘Mid-Sized European State’

Ukraine’s defence minister on Monday accused pro-Russian rebels backed up by Moscow’s forces of assembling a 40,000-strong army sufficient for a “mid-sized European state”

June 8, 2015
American Pharoah

At Last, ‘Pharoah’ Rules As 12th Triple Crown Winner

American Pharoah ended US racing’s 37-year Triple Crown drought, romping to victory in the Belmont Stakes.

June 6, 2015
Mitch McConnell

Congress Curbs NSA Surveillance, Sends Bill To Obama

US Congress curbs NSA surveillance, sends bill to Obama

June 2, 2015
Blatter

Blatter Wins FIFA Vote Amid Corruption Storm

A FIFA congress started a vote for a new president with incumbent Sepp Blatter ,the favorite despite a major corruption scandal engulfing the organization.

May 29, 2015

U.S. Removes Cuba From Terror Blacklist

“While the United States has significant concerns and disagreements with a wide range of Cuba’s policies and actions, these fall outside the criteria relevant to the rescission of a state sponsor of terrorism designation.”

May 29, 2015

Ex-Governor Pataki Joins Republican Race For White House

George Pataki, the former governor who led New York during the September 11, 2001 attacks, on Thursday threw his hat into the crowded ring of Republicans running for the White House.

May 28, 2015
FIFA

U.S. Corruption Probe Rocks FIFA As Football Officials Held

The dawn detention of several FIFA leaders and a corruption raid on its headquarters on Wednesday rocked world football’s governing body two days before its leader Sepp Blatter seeks a new term.

May 27, 2015
Irish gay marriage vote

Ireland Says ‘Yes’ To Gay Marriage In World First

Ireland looked set on Saturday to become the first country in the world to approve gay marriage by popular vote as crowds cheered in the streets of Dublin in anticipation of the spectacular setback for the once all-powerful Catholic Church.

May 23, 2015
US President Barck Obama (R) and British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House in Washington on January 15, 2015 prior to a working dinner (AFP Photo/Nicholas Kamm)

Surprise Lead For Conservatives In UK Election Exit Poll

Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives are on course to be the biggest party in the next British parliament, according to an exit poll from the general election on Thursday showing them winning far more seats than had been expected.

May 7, 2015
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FBI Probed Texas Gunman ‘Over Jihadist Sympathies’

The gunmen involved in the Garland, Texas, shooting were on the FBI’s radar for ‘jihadist sympathies’.

May 5, 2015
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Germany’s Merkel Defends Cooperation With US Spy Agency

Angela Merkel insists that Germany needs to continue to work with the NSA and perpetuate the spy network between the two nations.

May 5, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress at the Capitol on March 3, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Israel’s Foreign Minister Snubs Netanyahu Coalition Invite

The incumbent must present his government by Wednesday midnight.

May 4, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Set For Historic Gay Marriage Case

Hundreds of activists from both sides of the debate were expected to rally in front of the Supreme Court building as the nine justices hear a case on one of the most divisive social issues in the United States.

April 28, 2015

Clashes After Funeral Of Baltimore Man Who Died In Custody

At least one officer was seen being taken away wounded as loose groups of protesters faced baton-wielding police with shields and wearing riot helmets.

April 27, 2015

Novelists Boycott NY Gala In Charlie Hebdo Protest

British writer Salman Rushdie, who went into hiding after a 1989 fatwa called for his death over his book ‘The Satanic Verses,’ said the boycotting authors were “horribly wrong.”

April 27, 2015

Washington Post Journalist Faces Spy Trial In Iran

Jason Rezaian has been in jail for nine months in Tehran in what has become a politically sensitive case that has parallelled with high-level nuclear talks between Iran and global powers, including the United States.

April 21, 2015
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Boston Bomber Back In Court, Prosecution Demands Death

Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will return to court for the start of his sentencing trial Tuesday when prosecutors will demand that the American jury condemn the 21-year-old to death.

April 21, 2015

Former NFL Star Jailed For Life For Murder

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday for the first-degree murder of a semi-pro football player two years ago.

April 15, 2015

Greece’s 2014 Deficit More Than Double Forecasts: Official

Greece’s budget deficit was 3.5 percent of GDP in 2014, the official statistical agency said Wednesday, more than doubling forecasts.

April 15, 2015

Video Shows Arizona Police Intentionally Ran Over Suspect

The violent encounter was only the latest in a series of incidents that critics say demonstrates a pattern of police brutality and racism across the United States.

April 15, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Geneva on January 14 for a bilateral meeting to provide guidance to their negotiating teams before their next round of discussions, which begin on January 15. U.S. Mission/Eric Bridiers via Flickr

Don’t Interfere With Iran Talks, Kerry Urges Congress

Secretary of State John Kerry will this week defend an emerging deal intended to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions, urging skeptical U.S. lawmakers not to put up obstacles that could scupper the tough negotiations.

April 13, 2015