EU names 15 new targets for sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has released the names of 15 new targets of sanctions because of their roles in the Ukraine crisis. The list released Tuesday includes Gen. Valery Gerasimov, chief of the Russian General Staff, and Lt. Gen. Igor Sergun, identified as...
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Hip beach in Dubai attracts all walks of life

In this Saturday, April 19, 2014, children play on the beach, as the sun sets in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The ribbon of beach nestled along the towering skyscrapers rising from Dubai’s man-made marina district is a rare spot in the Middle East, bringing together the...
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Iraq: Militant group claims attack that killed 25

An Iraqi policeman inspects the site of a suicide attack at a polling center in Kirkuk, 290 kilometers (180 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, April 28, 2014. Iraqi officials said suicide bombers have targeted polling centers as soldiers and security forces cast ballots ahead...
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A who’s who of Putin’s friends hit by US sanctions

AAA Apr. 28, 2014 3:08 PM ETA who’s who of Putin’s friends hit by US sanctions FILE – In this Monday, May 23, 2011 file photo, then, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, right, speaks with his then Chief of Staff ,Vyacheslav Volodin, during a meeting of...
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Violence kills nearly 50 in Iraq ahead of key vote

Iraqi police officers show their inked fingers at a polling center in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, April 28, 2014. Iraqi officials say suicide bombers have targeted polling centers as soldiers and security forces cast ballots ahead of parliamentary elections. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)...
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Iraq: Suicide bomber kills 25 in Kurdish town

Iraqi police officers show their inked fingers at a polling center in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, April 28, 2014. Iraqi officials say suicide bombers have targeted polling centers as soldiers and security forces cast ballots ahead of parliamentary elections. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)...
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Iraq: Suicide bomber kills 25 in Kurdish town

Iraqi police officers show their inked fingers at a polling center in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, April 28, 2014. Iraqi officials say suicide bombers have targeted polling centers as soldiers and security forces cast ballots ahead of parliamentary elections. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)...
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Dark days for Baghdad on eve of Iraqi elections

FILE – In this file photo taken Friday, April 25, 2014, smoke rises above campaign posters after a series of bombs that exploded at a campaign rally for a Shiite group in Baghdad, Iraq, ahead of the country’s parliamentary election. As parliamentary elections are...
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Obama vigorously defends foreign policy record

U.S. President Barack Obama looks at his watch before answering a reporter’s question during a joint news conference with Philippines President Benigno Aquino III at Malacanang Palace in Manila, the Philippines, Monday, April 28, 2014. President Obama said a 10-year...
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Stowaway boy’s refugee mom cries for son

A 16-year-old boy, seen sitting on a stretcher center, who stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from San Jose, Calif., to Maui is loaded into an ambulance at Kahului Airport in Kahului, Maui, Hawaii Sunday afternoon, April 20, 2014. The boy survived the trip halfway across...