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Belarusian independent news sites blocked

Independent news sites blocked in authoritarian Belarus
Updated: 1 hour ago
Rising anger as Nicaragua canal to break ground

Rising anger as Nicaragua canal to break ground

Nicaragua canal plan sparks anger as residents fear displacement; backers vow economic boom
Updated: 1 hour ago

Greek prime minister open to 2015 early elections

Greek prime minister open to 2015 early elections if president can be elected
Updated: 2 hours ago
2014 frustrates US hopes for Israeli-Palestinian peace

2014 frustrates US hopes for Israeli-Palestinian peace

2014 ending in much the same way it began for Kerry, frustrated in steps toward Mideast peace
Updated: 2 hours ago

Pope’s role in Cuba deal fractures Cuban-American Catholics

MIAMI — The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Florida, where many older Roman Catholics equate the Castro brothers with the devil.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Reaction to the fatal shootings of 2 NYC police officers

Reaction to the fatal shootings of 2 New York City police officers
Updated: 3 hours ago
NYC mayor: Officers were ‘targeted,’ ‘assassinated’ by gunman

NYC mayor: Officers were ‘targeted,’ ‘assassinated’ by gunman

NEW YORK – The warning came just moments too late: A man who had shot his ex-girlfriend a few hours earlier had traveled to New York City and vowed online to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Obama says US can influence new generation in Cuba

Obama says US can influence new generation in Cuba

Obama promotes Cuba engagement as chance for US to influence events amid generational change
Updated: 3 hours ago
Nigeria's home-grown Islamic uprising poses regional threat

Nigeria's home-grown Islamic uprising poses regional threat

Nigeria's Boko Haram extremists pose regional threat with cross-border attacks and recruitment
Updated: 4 hours ago
Russia's sole independent TV forced into meager studio

Russia's sole independent TV forced into meager studio

Amid media crackdown, Russia's only independent TV channel broadcasts from a living room
Updated: 4 hours ago

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