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Ban Ki-moon Recommends Peacekeeping Force for CAR

Margaret Besheer UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. secretary-general says the situation has changed “drastically” in the Central African Republic and he is recommending that the Security Council authorize a U.N. peacekeeping force to protect civilians and restore stability. In…

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Seoul: NKorea fires 2 more missiles amid US drills

North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea Monday in the second such launch in less than a week, amid ongoing annual military exercises between Seoul and Washington, South Korean officials said. The launches appear to be a continuation of North Korea’s protest of the drills, which it calls preparation for an attack, and a test of the country’s ...

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Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial to Begin in South Africa

Share ABC Entertainment News | ABC Business News Copy Disgraced Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius goes on trial Monday in Pretoria, South Africa, on four charges — including premeditated murder — in the shooting death of his girlfriend. Pistorius, the double-amputee “Blade Runner” who became the first Paralympian to compete with able-bodied athletes, shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on ...

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Syrian rebels release Spanish newspaperman

BEIRUT – A Spanish journalist kidnapped by Islamist rebels and held for almost six months inside Syria has been released and was safe in neighboring Turkey, his newspaper reported Sunday. Marc Marginedas, accompanied by Spanish officials, was undergoing a medical evaluation in Turkey, reported El Periodico, his employer. Since his release, Marginedas has spoken with his family in…

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NATO deplores Russia’s actions, but no hard response seen

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Russia’s seizure of Crimea is a threat to peace in Europe and the situation must be “de-escalated”, NATO’s secretary-general said on Sunday, but diplomats said the alliance was unlikely to agree on major steps to rein Russia in. Speaking before chairing an emergency meeting of ambassadors from the 28 NATO member states, known as the North Atlantic ...

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Mass Stabbing at China Train Station Leaves 27 People Dead

By Agence France-Presse on 10:15 am March 2, 2014. Category Asia-Pacific, International Tags: China, Uighurs, Xinjiang Knife-wielding assailants left 29 people people dead and more than 130 wounded in an unprecedented attack at a Chinese train station, state media reported, blaming separatists from Xinjiang. Victims described attackers dressed in black bursting into Kunming station in the southwestern province of Yunnan ...

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US Warns Putin Over Crimea Incursion

By Agence France-Presse on 9:41 am March 2, 2014. Category International, World Tags: Russia, ukraine, ukraine unrest Unidentified armed men patrol in front of the Crimean parliament in Simferopol, Ukraine, on March 1, 2014. (AFP Photo/Genya Savilov) Moscow/Kiev. President Barack Obama told President Vladimir Putin on Saturday that Russia had violated international law with its incursion into Ukraine, which put ...

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Sarah Palin: ‘I told you so on Ukraine’

It’s not true that Sarah Palin once said “I can see Russia from my house.” That was comedian and Palin impersonator Tina Fey on “Saturday Night Live.” But back in 2008 when she was the GOP’s vice presidential candidate, trying to establish her credentials on things like foreign policy, the ex-Governor of Alaska did say of Russia, “They’re our next-door ...

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Pakistani Taliban Promise Cease-Fire To Resume Peace Talks

The Pakistani Taliban said Saturday it will observe a month-long cease-fire to revive failed peace talks with Islamabad. “The senior leadership of the Taliban advises all subgroups to respect the Taliban’s call for a…

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