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By JULIE PACE | September 03, 2014 12:48 am
Obama aims to show solidarity with Baltics
  • China's top leaders remember victory over Japan
    Associated Press | September 03, 2014 12:24 am
    President Xi Jinping tended to huge bouquets and gunners fired salutes Wednesday as China commemorated Japan's World War II surrender in a campaign to remind the world of Tokyo's historical aggression amid tense ties between the countries.
  • By talking basketball, nothing lost in translation
    Associated Press | September 03, 2014 12:18 am
    The guy who tells Ukraine what plays to run speaks English. So does the guy who tells the Dominican Republic what their opponents will do.
  • Afghanistan's NATO coalition shrinking fast
    Associated Press | September 03, 2014 12:12 am
    Alongside the exodus of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, soldiers who hail from countries like Singapore and Slovenia, Mongolia and Malaysia have been packing up too, leaving behind an ever-shrinking NATO coalition.
  • Putin, Poroshenko discuss settlement in Ukraine
    Associated Press | September 03, 2014 12:12 am
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has discussed a peace settlement in eastern Ukraine with President Petro Poroshenko and found that they "largely share views" on ways out of the crisis, Putin's spokesman was quoted as saying on Wednesday.
  • Fuel price hike looms for Indonesia's new leader
    Associated Press | September 03, 2014 12:06 am
    The first item on the to-do list of Indonesia's president-elect is one that successive leaders have struggled with, and could be his toughest: how to wean the country off fuel subsidies that make gasoline almost as cheap as bottled water.
  • Lebanon army confirms identity of beheaded soldier
    Associated Press | September 03, 2014 12:00 am
    Lebanon's military says it has identified the remains of a soldier beheaded by Islamic militants.
  • Putin in Mongolia for 5-hour visit
    Associated Press | September 02, 2014 11:54 pm
    Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Mongolia on Wednesday for a five-hour working visit with a traditional friendly neighbor amid soaring tensions with Washington and NATO over a Kremlin-backed offensive in Ukraine.
  • At NATO, goal is to curb Russia but not provoke it
    Associated Press | September 02, 2014 11:48 pm
    The heady "we won the Cold War" days are over. When President Obama and other NATO leaders assemble here Thursday for a key summit meeting, their No. 1 goal will be an old and familiar one: protecting vulnerable alliance members from Russia, without goading the Kremlin into military action.
  • UK team unlocking secrets of North Korea volcano
    Associated Press | September 02, 2014 11:36 pm
    More than a thousand years ago, a huge volcano straddling the border between North Korea and China was the site of one of the biggest eruptions in human history, blanketing eastern Asia in its ash. But unlike other major volcanos around the world, the remote and politically sensitive Mount Paektu remains almost a complete mystery to foreign scientists who have -- until recently -- been unable to conduct on-site studies.
  • Russian photojournalist killed in eastern Ukraine
    Associated Press | September 02, 2014 11:24 pm
    Russia's state-owned RIA Novosti news agency says one of its photojournalists has died in eastern Ukraine.
  • Asian stock markets rise as dollar gains
    Associated Press | September 02, 2014 11:18 pm
    Asian stock markets rose Wednesday, lifted by new signs of strength in the U.S. economy and expectations that Europe's central bank will provide more support to the flagging region. A report showing solid growth in China's services industries also bolstered sentiment.
  • News Guide: Thailand's surrogacy scandals and laws
    Associated Press | September 02, 2014 11:12 pm
    A string of recent scandals has lifted a lid on Thailand's largely unregulated commercial surrogacy industry, which has been around for over a decade. Here's a look at the controversies, some of the ethical dilemmas they have raised and the Thai military government's new draft law that is expected to outlaw the business of surrogacy.
  • Tropical Storm Dolly moves ashore off Mexico Gulf
    Associated Press | September 02, 2014 11:00 pm
    Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Dolly threatened flash floods and mudslides in mountainous areas as it moved in from Mexico's Gulf coast, where authorities had readied shelters and suspended school classes on Wednesday.
  • Japan PM selects 5 women in new Cabinet
    Associated Press | September 02, 2014 10:42 pm
    Japan's prime minister picked a record-matching five women for his Cabinet Wednesday, sending the strongest message yet about his determination to revive the economy by getting women on board as workers and leaders.
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