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  • Dubai claims title of world's busiest international airport
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 2:44 am
    The city that boasts the world's tallest building is now home to the world's busiest airport for international passengers too.
  • Moscow court refuses to lift Navalny's house arrest
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 2:24 am
    The Moscow City Court has refused to lift the house arrest of anti-corruption campaigner and leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny.
  • Belgium detains 3 more people that could have terror links
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 2:24 am
    Authorities in Belgium say three individuals that could have possible links to terror networks have been detained.
  • Acclaimed Indian cartoonist R.K. Laxman dies at 94
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 2:01 am
    Acclaimed Indian cartoonist R. K. Laxman, creator of the innocuous character the Common Man, who held up a mirror to the absurdity and silliness of Indian politicians, has died of multiple-organ failure, his doctor said. He was 94.
  • EU leaders threaten more anti-Russian sanctions over Ukraine
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 1:52 am
    European Union leaders are threatening fresh sanctions against Russia because of what it sees as "growing support" of Moscow for separatists in eastern Ukraine during intensified fighting over the past days.
  • Swiss drug maker Novartis posts Q4 profit drop
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 12:40 am
    Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG says fourth quarter net income dropped 26 percent but the company still posted a healthy 2014 annual profit.
  • Siemens quarterly profit slips 25 pct on slow power business
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 12:28 am
    Industrial machinery maker Siemens AG says net profit fell 25 percent in its most recent quarter as revalued financial derivatives and lower earnings at its key power and gas business weighed on the bottom line.
  • Ericsson Q4 profits hit by decline in North America
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 12:08 am
    Wireless equipment maker Ericsson's fourth-quarter fell by more than a third, with strong growth in Middle East, Europe and Asia offset by a decline in North America.
  • Obama promotes religious and gender equity in India speech
    Associated Press | January 26, 2015 11:00 pm
    President Barack Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfill its constitution's pledge to uphold the "dignity of the individual," drawing on his own experience as a minority in the United States as he closed out a three-day visit to New Delhi.
  • UN: deadly attack on Ukraine city could be war crime
    Associated Press | January 26, 2015 10:42 pm
    Deadly rocket attacks on the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol this weekend that "knowingly targeted civilians" violated international humanitarian law and could amount to war crimes, the U.N. political chief said Monday.
  • Arab lawmakers shake up Israeli politics with historic union
    Associated Press | January 26, 2015 10:20 pm
    Israel's Arab political parties are banding together under one ticket for the first time ever ahead of national elections in March, hoping to boost turnout and help unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • Mexico protest marks 4 months since students' disappearance
    Associated Press | January 26, 2015 8:52 pm
    Protesters in Mexico City are marking four months since the disappearance of 43 rural teachers' college students in southern Mexico.
  • Fidel Castro writes statement on shift in Cuba-US relations
    Associated Press | January 26, 2015 8:44 pm
    Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro ended his long silence over his country's decision to restore diplomatic ties with the United States, writing that he backs the negotiations even though he distrusts politics in Washington.
  • Argentine president seeks overhaul of intelligence services
    Associated Press | January 26, 2015 7:40 pm
    President Cristina Fernandez called on Congress to dissolve Argentina's intelligence services in the wake of the mysterious death of a prosecutor, strongly denying his accusations that she had sought to shield former Iranian officials suspected in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center.
  • Failed Iraqi bomber named in Islamic State hostage crisis
    Associated Press | January 26, 2015 6:40 pm
    In the moments after her husband blew himself up in the ballroom of a Jordanian hotel as part of an al-Qaida plot, Sajida al-Rishawi fled the scene of chaos wearing her own explosive belt.
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