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U.S.-Russia teamwork frays along with Syria truce

Barely two months after the United States and Russia joined together to forge a partial cease-fire in Syria, cooperation between them, including on a long-term ...

Prosecutors says IS ordered Italian resident to attack Rome

MILAN — Italian prosecutors say an Islamic State fighter had ordered a Moroccan-born man living in Italy to carry out attacks in Rome during Holy ...

Turkish authorities detain 15 in connection with suicide bombing

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish authorities on Thursday detained 15 people in connection with a suicide bomb attack in the northwestern city of Bursa which wounded ...

Russia launches 1st rocket from new space facility

MOSCOW — Russia on Thursday successfully launched the first rocket from its new space facility after a last-minute delay the day before. The Soyuz 2.1a ...

South Korea: Suspected midrange North Korean missile crashes

SEOUL, South Korea — A suspected powerful intermediate-range North Korean missile crashed moments after liftoff Thursday, South Korea's Defense Ministry said, in what would be ...

Syria activists say airstrikes in rebel-held Aleppo kill 20

BEIRUT — A series of airstrikes hit a hospital and nearby buildings in the rebel-held part of Syria's contested city of Aleppo overnight, killing at ...

Australian leader defends gun controls on anniversary of mass shooting

CANBERRA — Australia's prime minister said Thursday that a review of national gun laws would not weaken strict regulations that have kept Australians safer since ...

Venezuelans protest amid blackouts, 2-day workweek

CARACAS — Venezuelan cities cleaned up from a night of looting and fiery protests Wednesday as government offices closed their doors for the rest of ...

Unease over undercover unit in Tehran leads women to be wary

TEHRAN — Tehran resident Sousan Heidari has stopped letting her headscarf slip down over her neck and shoulders while driving in the Iranian capital. These ...

Police in Cape Verde launch manhunt after 11 killed

LISBON, Portugal — A manhunt is under way in West Africa's Cape Verde islands for a soldier suspected of killing 11 people at a military ...

Hundreds of flights canceled in Germany amid strikes

BERLIN — Hundreds of flights have been canceled in Germany after government workers started short-term strikes affecting eight cities' airports ahead of a new round ...

Taiwan fishermen protest Japan's seizure of boat

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Scores of Taiwanese fishermen protested Wednesday outside Japan's representative office in Taiwan to demand an apology over the seizure of one of ...

French prosecutor: Paris attacks suspect moved to France

PARIS — Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, Europe's most wanted fugitive until his capture in Belgium last month, was transferred Wednesday to France so he ...

Chernobyl pain vivid after 30 years

KIEV — As Ukraine and Belarus on Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident with solemn words and an angry protest, some ...

U.S. to deploy rocket launchers near Syria

ISTANBUL — The United States will deploy a rocket launcher system in southeastern Turkey across the border from Syria, officials said Tuesday. U.S. Maj. Gen. Peter ...

U.S. warns of 'other' options to confront N.Korea

The United States warned Tuesday it would consider "other" options, which could include new sanctions or security steps, if North Korea continued nuclear and ballistic ...

France's 'horror dentist' sentenced to 8 years for assault

NEVERS, France — In the space of one hour in March 2012, Sylviane Boulesteix's dentist had wrenched eight front teeth from her mouth and replaced ...

Swedish security police check info that media call a threat

STOCKHOLM — Sweden's security service said Tuesday it is "working to assess information" after Swedish media reported that Iraqi authorities had told the agency about ...

Thousands celebrate Orthodox Palm Sunday in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania — Holding palm fronds and flowers, thousands of Romanians took part in processions and services as they celebrated Orthodox Palm Sunday. In Bucharest, ...

Gay couple wins custody battle against Thai surrogate mother

BANGKOK — A same-sex American-Spanish couple won a high-profile custody battle Tuesday against a surrogate mother in Thailand who gave birth to their child but ...