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  • Missing Mexican journalist found dead in Veracruz state
    Associated Press | January 25, 2015 9:05 pm
    The body of a journalist who was abducted by armed men three weeks ago has been found in eastern Mexico, authorities said Sunday, adding that a former police officer has confessed to carrying out the crime allegedly at the request of the town's mayor.
  • Obama, Modi declare era of 'new trust' in US-India relations
    Associated Press | January 25, 2015 9:00 pm
    President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared an era of "new trust" in the often fraught relationship between their nations as the U.S. leader opened a three-day visit to New Delhi.
  • Malaysia Air site hacked by group claiming support for IS
    Associated Press | January 25, 2015 8:41 pm
    Malaysia Airlines officials were struggling Monday to restore the embattled carrier's website after it was hacked by a group proclaiming support for Islamic State group.
  • Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected
    Associated Press | January 25, 2015 8:02 pm
    President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, saying efforts to root out a dangerous al-Qaida affiliate there would not be affected by the political vacuum in the country.
  • Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil
    Associated Press | January 25, 2015 6:48 pm
    A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections, setting up a showdown with the country's international creditors that could shake the eurozone.
  • Japan working to gain IS hostage's release, analyzing video
    Associated Press | January 25, 2015 6:37 pm
    Japan was working Monday to coordinate efforts with Jordan and other countries to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group.
  • Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30
    Associated Press | January 25, 2015 5:05 pm
    Ukraine's president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded the southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people.
  • UN Security Council faces Ukraine, Yemen emergency meetings
    Associated Press | January 25, 2015 4:59 pm
    Diplomats say the U.N. Security Council will hold emergency meetings Monday on the crises in Yemen and Ukraine.
  • Extreme right party headed for 3rd place in Greek election
    Associated Press | January 25, 2015 4:45 pm
    The specter of Neo-Nazism is no longer haunting Greece. It looks like it is here to stay.
  • Belgium sees some room to discuss Greek debt program
    Associated Press | January 25, 2015 4:08 pm
    Britain's Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron predicted that the election victory of Greece's radical left-wing Syriza party would create "economic uncertainty" across Europe, while left-of-center parties welcomed the results as a message that the European Union should change its economic policy.
  • Cuba digs in heels on concessions as part of better US ties
    Associated Press | January 25, 2015 2:50 pm
    The start of talks on repairing 50 years of broken relations appears to have left President Raul Castro's government focused on winning additional concessions without giving in to U.S. demands for greater freedoms, despite the seeming benefits that warmer ties could have for the country's struggling economy.
  • UK reviewing security after hoax call to Cameron
    Associated Press | January 25, 2015 2:15 pm
    British officials are reviewing security measures Sunday after a hoax caller pretending to be the director of the government's eavesdropping agency managed to get through to Prime Minister David Cameron on the phone.
  • Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killed
    Associated Press | January 25, 2015 2:07 pm
    In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts.
  • Images of shot Egypt protester revive criticism of police
    Associated Press | January 25, 2015 2:02 pm
    Images of a mortally wounded protester, blood running down her face and hair as she was lifted from the pavement by a comrade, have touched off powerful criticism of Egypt's government on the anniversary of a revolution initially sparked by police brutality.
  • Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violence
    Associated Press | January 25, 2015 1:44 pm
    In a rare high-level visit to Africa's most populous country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria's leading presidential candidates to refrain from fomenting violence after next month's vote, and he condemned savage attacks by Boko Haram, an al-Qaida-linked insurgency.
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