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  • Ukraine, US to alternately cajole, threaten Russia

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    GENEVA (AP) — Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest. The carrot-stick strategy emerged as diplomats from Ukraine, the U.S., the European...

  • Putin urges end to blockade of Trans-Dniester

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has urged Ukraine to reopen trade and transportation routes into Moldova's separatist province of Trans-Dniester. Russia and the Trans-Dniester authorities say that the Ukrainians have blocked transport routes to the region. Moldova has frozen...

  • Nigeria: Fate of 100+ abducted girls unknown

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The fate of more than 100 girls and young women abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied a report from Nigeria's military that almost all the students were free. "Up till now we are still waiting...

  • Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jeong-keun woke up on his cabin bed to find out his friends had smeared lipstick on his face while he had been asleep, a prank harking back to their school days. The 60-year-old Kim took it in good spirits and washed his face. After all, they were...

  • Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and...

  • Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants launched a brazen attack on a military base in a restive area in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding 12, officials said. The morning attack at the base outside the city of Mosul, about 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of...

  • Algerians trickle to polls in presidential vote

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerians trickled into voting booths Thursday to elect the president of this oil-rich North African nation in an election expected to be dominated by the ailing incumbent running for a fourth term. Despite suffering from a stroke and being entirely absent...

  • Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Arthur Blank donned traditional soccer garb to mark his newest venture — an MLS team for Atlanta. "I love this one," Blank said, looking down at the red, black and gold scarf draped over his dark suit. "I haven't taken it off since it was given to me. I may not...

  • Forensic expert faulted at Pistorius trial

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The prosecutor at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee Olympian, cross-examined one of the defense's forensic experts Thursday after the judge overseeing the case warned spectators watching the televised proceedings in an adjacent room...

  • Angels beat A's 5-4 on Iannetta's HR in 12th

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — If the AL West race turns out to be as close as these three games, the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels will be battling down to the wire come September. After winning the series opener in the ninth inning on a pinch-two-run homer by John Jaso and the...

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