U.N. chief Ban slams Israeli settlements as 'provocative acts'

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday slammed Israel's settlement activities as "provocative acts" that raise questions approximately the nation's commitment to a two-state…

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The Latest: Migrant boat sinks in Aegean; 6 bodies recovered

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on the continuing migration of asylum-seekers & others from the Middle East to Europe: 10:05 a.m. Greek authorities say six bodies have been…

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FBI: Man who plotted attack also wanted to kill Israelis

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man arrested on a charge of trying to buy machine guns to carry out an attack on a Masonic temple moreover wanted to travel to the…

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China's Ai Weiwei shuts show to protest Danish migrant law

Copenhagen (AFP) – Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei on Wednesday closed down his exhibition in the Danish capital after lawmakers passed a controversial bill allowing authorities to seize valuables from…

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Israel feels the heat of U.S., EU and U.N. criticism

By Luke Baker JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The United States, European Union & the United Nations have issued unusually stern criticism of Israel, provoking a sharp response from Prime Minister Benjamin…

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Refugee crisis triggering rights clampdown: Human Rights Watch

Istanbul (AFP) – European governments have responded to fears of terrorism & an influx of Muslim refugees by cracking down on basic freedoms, Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned Wednesday. In…

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A look at past WWII-related visits by Japanese Emperor

TOKYO (AP) — A visit by Japanese Emperor Akihito to the Philippines this week is the latest in a series of trips that are seen as an attempt to show…

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Five more Indonesian bodies wash ashore in Malaysia after boat tragedy

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Five more bodies believed to be those of illegal Indonesian migrants were found in Malaysia on Wednesday following a boat tragedy, raising the death toll to…

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U.S. slams Taiwan president's planned visit to contested South China Sea island

By J.R. Wu TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou's planned trip to the Taiwanese-held island of Itu Aba in the disputed South China Sea is "extremely unhelpful" & won't…

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With relish, Kabul's middle class embraces the food truck trend

Kabul (AFP) – When the first Lazeez food truck arrived in Kabul many mistook it for a rickshaw & wanted to hail a ride — the yellow chassis & three…

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