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Turkish protestors clash over Internet

February 12, 2014

ISTANBUL — Demonstrations against a restrictive new Internet law grew violent Saturday night, as hundreds of protestors clashed with police near Istanbul’s main Taksim Square. Anti-government demonstrators, who erected barricade...

Russian ceremony brings frustrations

February 12, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — For hundreds of visitors to Adler district’s Leisure Park on Friday night, the live presentation of the Olympics’ opening ceremony almost didn’t happen. That’s because at first, police weren’t letting m...

Cuts to be made in Brazil’s poverty

February 12, 2014

WASHINGTON —Brazil is confronting numerous challenges this year, from international investors fleeing developing nations to the slowing economy in China _ a major trade partner _ to local protests over Brazil’s preparations to...

Mexican woman births outside hospital

February 12, 2014

HUAJUAPAN DE LEON, Mexico — The pangs were quickening when Nancy Salazar Lopez arrived at a hospital in the remote city of Huajuapan de Leon in Oaxaca one recent Sunday. She felt her baby was coming. But doctors did a cursory...

Puerto Rico debates legalizing marijuana

April 24, 2013

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Doz- ens of people marched Saturday through Puerto Rico’s capital amid growing support for a re- cent bill filed by a former police chief that aims to legalize mari- juana for personal use, unleash- in...

Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female prime minister, dies at 87

April 10, 2013

LONDON — Margaret Thatcher, the grocer’s daughter who punched through an old-boy political network to become Britain’s first female prime minister, stamping her personality indelibly on the nation and pursuing policies th...

Kerry confirms ‘quiet strategy’ to revive Mideast peace talks

April 10, 2013

JERUSALEM — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the “festering absence of peace” between Israelis and Palestinians only fuels extremism and that the time is right for renewed efforts toward resolving the de...

Biden urges Iran talks, says Syrian ‘tyrant’ must go

February 6, 2013

MUNICH — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday offered Iran direct talks to end its nuclear program and said Syrian “tyrant” Bashar al-Assad must step down. UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, however, said he had litt...

Human error caused explosion in China

February 6, 2013

BEIJING — Investigators in China said “multiple human errors” caused a transport truck laden with Lunar New Year fireworks to explode, state media reported Saturday. “Those suspected of being involved in the accident ...

Blast kills 14 at Mexico state oil company

February 6, 2013

MEXICO CITY — An explosion ripped through the high-rise headquarters of Mexico’s state oil company Friday, killing at least 14 people, according to a government minister, and injuring more than 100. The explosion shook the...

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