Police investigated in case of dead Argentine prosecutor

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — The 10 federal policemen assigned to protect prosecutor Alberto Nisman, found dead hours before he was set to testify on allegations that President Cristina shielded Iranian spies, are being questioned about their actions the day Nisman was found dead....
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Prayers said for Japanese hostages held by Islamic militants

Junko Ishido, mother of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto who was taken hostage by the Islamic State group, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Ishido said she was astonished and angered to learn from her daughter-in-law that Goto had left less than two...
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Signs emerge of major Ukraine rebel offensive looming

A pro-Russian armored vehicle moves toward Slovyanoserbsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Moscow has proposed restoring a previously agreed line of division in eastern Ukraine to end an escalation of fighting near Donetsk, and has secured rebel agreement to pull back...

French court upholds stripping citizenship in terror case

PARIS (AP) — France’s top court on Friday upheld the government’s decision to strip the citizenship of a Franco-Moroccan man convicted of terrorism-related crimes, amid calls to expand such measures after deadly attacks in Paris. The Constitutional Court said...
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Amid mourning, a new generation enters line to Saudi throne

In this image released by the Saudi Press Agency, Crown Prince Salman gestures during a session at the Shura Council, where he delivered an annual televised speech on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 that has traditionally been given by the 90-year-old King Abdullah, who is in the hospital...
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Thai ex-premier says ‘democracy is dead’ after impeachment

Singtong Buechoom, a legal team member of the Pheu Thai Party, is surrounded by journalists while speaking about former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. A military-appointed legislature voted to impeach Yingluck on Friday, a...

World leaders react to death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah

Comments from world leaders in response to the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, who died early Friday in Riyadh. ___ “As a leader, he was always candid and had the courage of his convictions…One of those convictions was his steadfast and passionate belief...
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IS-linked militants say countdown for Japan’s hostages began

Junko Ishido, mother of Japanese journalist Keni Goto taken hostage by Islamic State, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Goto’s mother said her son went to Syria to try to secure a friend’s release, corroborating comments by others who...
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Hazy skies the backdrop for Obama’s climate talks in India

In this Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 photo, traffic moves at dusk in New Delhi, India. When U.S. President Barack Obama visits New Delhi from Sunday, he will join the Indian capital’s masses in breathing some of the world’s filthiest air. Hazy skies will serve as the...