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By By LAURA MILLS | December 18, 2014 3:12 am
Putin: Ukraine must remain 1 entity
  • A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilities
    Associated Press | December 18, 2014 3:06 am
    Most North Koreans have never even seen the Internet.
  • S. Korean group cancels plans for border tree
    Associated Press | December 18, 2014 3:00 am
    A South Korean church group said Thursday it canceled plans to erect a giant Christmas tree near the border with North Korea after locals complained that it could provoke Pyongyang.
  • India's space program notches 2 more successes
    Associated Press | December 18, 2014 2:42 am
    India on Thursday announced two more successes in its space program -- launching the country's largest rocket and testing the re-entry of an unmanned crew module, part of India's quest to send humans into space.
  • Cubans hope for better future with US-Havana deal
    Associated Press | December 18, 2014 2:18 am
    Cubans cheered the surprise announcement that their country will restore relations with the United States, hopeful they'll soon see expanded trade and new economic vibrancy even though the 53-year-old economic embargo remains in place for the time being.
  • Qatar: Building team to spring surprise in 2022
    Associated Press | December 18, 2014 1:43 am
    It's a cold, hard fact of football: Countries with tiny populations don't generally beat big ones with deep wells of talented players.
  • How revived ties with Cuba came to be
    Associated Press | December 18, 2014 1:18 am
    Fresh off his 2012 re-election victory, President Barack Obama summoned senior advisers to a series of meetings, asking them to "think big" about a second-term agenda, including the possibilities of new starts with long-standing U.S. foes such as Iran and Cuba. Two years later, after painstaking secret diplomacy on separate but surprisingly similar tracks, efforts with Tehran and Havana are in full swing.
  • Key elements of US policy shift toward Cuba
    Associated Press | December 18, 2014 1:12 am
    The U.S. and Cuba will begin taking steps to restore full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in more than half a century. Key elements of changes to U.S. policy toward Cuba, some of which President Barack Obama announced at the White House on Wednesday.
  • Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy
    Associated Press | December 18, 2014 1:12 am
    Opponents of President Barack Obama's sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba have little chance of scuttling his effort in Congress.
  • The ill-fated schemes to upend Castro
    Associated Press | December 18, 2014 1:12 am
    For over half a century, the U.S. government's schemes to overthrow the Castro government were, if not successful, always creative: the poisonous cigars, the exploding seashell, the secret Twitter-like service in Cuba.
  • AP Analysis: US was at odds with world over Cuba policy
    Associated Press | December 18, 2014 12:25 am
    President Barack Obama's decision to pursue new relations with Cuba was driven in part by a stinging realization: Longstanding U.S. policies aimed at isolating Cuba had instead put Washington at odds with the rest of the world.
  • Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills policeman
    Associated Press | December 17, 2014 11:54 pm
    An Afghan police officer was killed and another three wounded on Thursday when a suspected suicide bomber they were following detonated the explosives in his vehicle, an official said.
  • Canada man finds woman for free trip around world
    Associated Press | December 17, 2014 11:36 pm
    A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend has found Ms. Right.
  • Executions, new death sentences continue to fall
    Associated Press | December 17, 2014 11:36 pm
    Executions and new death sentences dropped to their lowest numbers in decades in 2014, an anti-death penalty group said in a new report.
  • Australian leader: Siege may have been preventable
    Associated Press | December 17, 2014 11:12 pm
    Australia's prime minister said Thursday that a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics demanding to know why the gunman was out on bail despite facing a string of violent charges grew louder.
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