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Turkey’s top judge criticizes PM Erdogan

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s most senior judge has delivered a sharp rebuke to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for criticizing his court’s decisions, including one that lifted a ban on Twitter on the grounds that it violated freedoms. Erdogan reluctantly...
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Obama: Lack of will in Israel, Palestinian talks

U.S. President Barack Obama answers a reporter’s question during a joint news conference with South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 25, 2014. Obama says Japan’s use of South Korean “comfort women”...

Baltic states lead push to cut Russia gas reliance

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Later this year, a ship the size of an aircraft carrier will arrive at Lithuania’s port of Klaipeda on the Baltic Sea. The 300-meter (984-foot) vessel is not a warship, but a floating natural gas import terminal — aptly named...

Germany’s Merkel presses Putin on Ukraine deal

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pressed President Vladimir Putin to help implement last week’s deal aimed at reducing tensions in Ukraine. Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said Russia should call publicly on pro-Russian groups in eastern...

Obama: Sectoral sanctions if Russia enters Ukraine

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States and European leaders are laying the groundwork for sanctions against sectors of Russia’s economy if Moscow launches a military incursion into Ukraine. He says he will call key European leaders...
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Obama: May be time for more NKorea sanctions

U.S. President Barack Obama is welcomed by South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 25, 2014. Obama, continuing his four-nation Asia trip which began in Japan, is expected to underscore warnings against North Korean nuclear...
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Russia’s Lavrov: West plotting to control Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the situation with Ukraine and Russia from the State Department in Washington, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Kerry is accusing Russia of failing to live up to commitments it made to ease the crisis in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)...
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Obama: North Korea facing further isolation

U.S. President Barack Obama is welcomed by South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 25, 2014. Obama, continuing his four-nation Asia trip which began in Japan, is expected to underscore warnings against North Korean nuclear...
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Russia’s Lavrov: West plotting to seize Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the situation with Ukraine and Russia from the State Department in Washington, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Kerry is accusing Russia of failing to live up to commitments it made to ease the crisis in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)...
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Fury, cargo questions surround sunken SKorea ferry

A relative of a passenger aboard the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast, prays after releasing a paper boat with messages to wish for safe return of his missing loved one written to it, at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Friday, April 25, 2014. Frustrated...