Thursday April 17, 2014

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Aiming to de-escalate military tensions with Russia, US and Ukraine try carrot-stick approach

GENEVA - Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbour even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest....

posted: April 17,2014

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India struggles to cope with deadly Maoist rebel attacks during weekslong general election

RAJNANDGAON, India - Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country's weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where leftist rebels threatened violence over the plight of India's...

Putin expresses hope he won't have to send troops to Ukraine

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that the troops in unmarked uniforms who had overtaken Ukraine's...

UN report says Iran has neutralized half of its uranium stock closest to nuke-arms grade.

VIENNA - Iran has converted most of a nuclear stockpile that it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium into less volatile forms as part of a deal with six world powers, the U.N. atomic agency reported Thursday....

Sub finishes 1st full search of seabed; tests of oil slick show it's not from Malaysian plane

PERTH, Australia - Investigators were analyzing data collected by a robotic submarine that completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, but say tests have ruled out that a nearby...

Militants launch attack on military base in northern Iraq, killing 10 soldiers, officials say

BAGHDAD - Militants launched a brazen attack on a military base in a restive area in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding 12, officials said....

Nigerian principal denies military report that 100+ students kidnapped by extremists are free

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - The fate of more than 100 girls and young women abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied a report from Nigeria's military that almost all the students were...

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