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Asia seeks Obama’s assurance in territorial spats

National Security Adviser Susan Rice, right, accompanied by Ben Rhodes, deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting, speaks about President Barack Obama’s upcoming trip to Asia, Friday April 18, 2014 , at the White House briefing room in...

Shedding light on Clinton’s health overhaul flop

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton’s White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same. As Clinton prepared for an August 1994 news conference in which he hoped to build public support...
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Russia promises support to ending Ukraine crisis

A boy rides a bicycle past a building with Russian and Ukrainian national flags and words reading “Ukraine had sold herself for dollars Russia” in Uspenka village, 4 kilometers (2.8 miles) to the Ukrainian-Russian border, Donbas region, Ukraine, Friday, April 18,...
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Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

Malaysian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Hamzah Zainudin, left, listens as Malaysia’s acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein answers a question from a journalist during a press conference on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur,...

Ohio Auctioning Surplus Motorcycles, Cars, Trucks

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials say 25 motorcycles are among more than 175 surplus vehicles up for auction by the state. The auction on Saturday at the General Services Division of the Ohio Department of Administrative Services also includes cars, vans and trucks. All vehicles...

EU official against cutting Russia gas ties

BERLIN (AP) — A senior European Union official says he opposes cutting back gas ties with Russia in the next few years but the bloc should work on diversifying supplies. Russia is a major European gas supplier, and mounting tensions over Ukraine have raised concerns about...
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Captain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested

Lee Joon-seok, third from left, the captain of the ferry Sewol that sank off South Korea, and two crew members prepare to leave a court which issued their arrest warrant in Mokpo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 19, 2014. The captain of the sunken ferry, leaving more...

4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

PARIS (AP) — France’s presidential palace says four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released. President Francois Hollande’s office said in a statement he feels “immense relief” after learning Saturday of the release of...
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Malaysia asks world to pray for missing plane clue

Malaysian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Hamzah Zainudin, left, listens as Malaysia’s acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein answers a question from a journalist during a press conference on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur,...