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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, left, talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the start of their meeting as a part of Japan-Russia foreign and defence ministers meeting at Iikura guest house in Tokyo, Japan Monday, March 20, 2017. The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia are meeting in Tokyo for the first "two-plus-two" talks since Russia's annexation of Ukraine. (Issei Kato/Pool Photo via AP)
March 19, 2017 - 9:51 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia met in Tokyo on Monday for the first "two-plus-two" talks since Russia's annexation of Ukraine. The one-day meeting comes as the sides work to end a decades-long territorial dispute that is blocking them from forging a peace...
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March 19, 2017 - 9:39 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia are meeting in Tokyo for the first "two-plus-two" talks since Russia's annexation of Ukraine. Monday's one-day meeting comes as the sides work to end a decades-long territorial dispute that is blocking them from forging a peace...
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March 19, 2017 - 2:00 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Fierce clashes broke out in the Syrian capital on Sunday after insurgents infiltrated government-held parts of the city through tunnels overnight, a rare if brief advance after months of steady losses at the hands of government forces elsewhere in the country. It was a surprising...
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March 19, 2017 - 1:27 pm
PARIS (AP) — Arrests can't come any easier than this. French gendarmes called to a robbery found the suspected thief stuck in a hole he'd made with a hammer in a shop window. The national gendarmerie on Sunday published a photo appearing to show the man half-in and half-out of the hole. "Drunk, he...
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March 19, 2017 - 1:25 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The captain of the crew of a Comoros-flagged oil tanker that was hijacked and then released by Somali pirates said he feels like he was "dead and born," after the ship reached a port in northern Somalia. Nicholas Anthony said Sunday he is grateful for efforts by the...
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FILE -- In this Thursday, March 16, 2017 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. Netanyahu has backed out of an agreement to establish a new broadcasting authority, creating a coalition crisis with one of his key partners that could potentially lead to early elections. Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Sunday, March 19, 2017, that his coalition partners were required to side with his ruling Likud party regarding all media regulation matters. (Amir Cohen/Pool Photo via AP, File)
March 19, 2017 - 11:51 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister backed out of an agreement to establish a new broadcasting authority Sunday, creating a coalition crisis with one of his key partners that could lead to early elections. Benjamin Netanyahu insisted his coalition partners were required to side with his ruling...
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March 19, 2017 - 11:48 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has warned Syria not to fire at its jets when they carry out missions over its territory aimed at destroying weapons bound for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman spoke Sunday, days after Syria fired missiles at Israeli warplanes that...
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Italian Presdient Sergio Mattarella speaks at an event to honor victims of Mafia crimes, in the Calabrian town of Locri, southern Italy, Sunday, March 19, 2017. Mattarella on Sunday paid tribute to those slain for opposing organized crime, including judges, police officers, union leaders, entrepreneurs, and politicians, like his own brother, who were killed by the mob. (Francesco Ammendola/Italian Presidential Press Service pool photo via AP)
March 19, 2017 - 11:36 am
ROME (AP) — Italy's president, whose brother was murdered by Cosa Nostra, has traveled to an organized crime stronghold in southern Italy to honor hundreds of Italians slain by the country's mobsters over the past decades. President Sergio Mattarella praised the judges, prosecutors, police officers...
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March 19, 2017 - 11:36 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Canadian school teacher whose teaching philosophy underscores hope and acts of kindness in an isolated corner of Quebec won a $1 million prize Sunday in what has become one of the most-coveted and high-profile awards for teaching excellence. Maggie MacDonnell...
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March 19, 2017 - 11:31 am
LONDON (AP) — A man has been charged with criminal damage after a painting in Britain's National Gallery was slashed in front of shocked visitors. Witnesses say a man lashed out with what looked like a screwdriver at Thomas Gainsborough's 18th-century portrait of a wealthy young couple, "Mr. and...
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