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Saudi spy chief relieved of his post by royal order

Saudi spy chief relieved of his post by royal order

Prince Bandar Bin Sultan was removed from his position as Chief of General Intelligence on Tuesday following a royal decree.
JC Finley
NATO enhances forces in response to Russian aggression

NATO enhances forces in response to Russian aggression

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced on Wednesday additional steps to strengthen the collective defense of NATO allies in response to Russia.
JC Finley
South Korea ferry sinks with more than 470 on board, at least 2 dead

South Korea ferry sinks with more than 470 on board, at least 2 dead

A ferry carrying more than 300 high school students capsized off the coast of South Korea.
Kate Stanton
Calgary stabbings: 5 dead in house party stabbing spree

Calgary stabbings: 5 dead in house party stabbing spree

The suspect has been identified as Matthew de Grood, the son of a veteran police officer.
Kate Stanton
Pro-Russian protesters remove emblem from government building in Ukraine

Pro-Russian protesters remove emblem from government building in Ukraine

Pro-Russian activists who are occupying government buildings in Sloviansk removed the Ukrainian coat of arms and flag from the front of city hall Tuesday.
Aileen Graef

Latvia bans Russian state television, plans new Russian-language channel

Latvia's three-month ban of Russian state television entered its second week, with Latvia Television announcing the creation of a Russian-language channel.
Ed Adamczyk
Abu Ghraib prison is closed, Iraq says

Abu Ghraib prison is closed, Iraq says

The Abu Ghraib prison, site of a notorious prisoner abuse scandal, is closed because of fears it could be overrun by Sunni insurgents.
Ed Adamczyk
Indian Supreme Court rules in favor of gender self-identification

Indian Supreme Court rules in favor of gender self-identification

India's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that citizens are free to self-identify their gender.
JC Finley
Call for removal of Russian tanks from Berlin World War II memorial

Call for removal of Russian tanks from Berlin World War II memorial

Two German newspapers, citing Russian aggression against Ukraine, called for the removal of two Russian tanks from a World War II memorial in Berlin Tuesday.
Ed Adamczyk
Syrian opposition urges U.S. action after Aleppo 'genocide'

Syrian opposition urges U.S. action after Aleppo 'genocide'

The head of the Syrian National Coalition has asked the U.S. and other nations to take action to stop the "genocide" after bombings in Aleppo.
Aileen Graef
U.N., U.S. applaud Guinea-Bissau on presidential and parliamentary elections

U.N., U.S. applaud Guinea-Bissau on presidential and parliamentary elections

The UN and the U.S. congratulated Guinea-Bissau on its timely and orderly presidential and parliamentary elections.
JC Finley
EU Foreign Affairs Council meets to discuss Ukraine situation

EU Foreign Affairs Council meets to discuss Ukraine situation

The European Union Foreign Affairs Council convened on Monday in Luxembourg to discuss a range of issues, including the crisis in Ukraine.
JC Finley
China beefs up corruption investigation department

China beefs up corruption investigation department

China’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection has added 100 new investigators, a senior official said Tuesday in Beijing.
Ed Adamczyk
Mecca pilgrimage gets a $227 billion makeover

Mecca pilgrimage gets a $227 billion makeover

The annual hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia -- Islam’s most holy city -- is receiving $227 billion in improvements in a 30-year project.
Ed Adamczyk
Olympics construction workers in Brazil stay on strike

Olympics construction workers in Brazil stay on strike

Construction workers building Rio’s Olympic Park will continue striking over better overtime pay, health plans and a ticket allocation for the 2016 Olympics.
Ed Adamczyk
EU foreign ministers discuss Syrian crisis, issue recommendations

EU foreign ministers discuss Syrian crisis, issue recommendations

The European Union's Foreign Affairs Council convened Monday in Luxembourg to discuss a range of issues, including the ongoing Syrian crisis.
JC Finley
Rise in deaths of environment activists, report says

Rise in deaths of environment activists, report says

The number of environmental activists killed has risen dramatically in the past decade, the London-based environmental group Global Witness said in a report.
Ed Adamczyk

135 killed in Nigeria in three attacks since Wednesday, 200 more female students abducted

After a Nigerian state senator noted 135 people have been killed since Wednesday by gunmen in three separate incidents, about 200 female students were abducted.
Ed Adamczyk
Pistorius testifies he didn't consciously pull trigger when he shot girlfriend

Pistorius testifies he didn't consciously pull trigger when he shot girlfriend

At South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Tuesday, he testified that he did not consciously pull the trigger that killed Reeva Steenkamp.
JC Finley
Ebola death toll reaches 121

Ebola death toll reaches 121

The World Health Organization reported Monday that the death toll from an Ebola outbreak in West Africa had reached 121.
JC Finley
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