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Published 2 hours ago
U.S. to send Ukraine $18M in aid
WASHINGTON — The United States will supply Ukraine with nearly $18 million in aid to provide shelter, food vouchers, potable water and health and sanitation in regions affected by fighting between government forces and pro-Russia fighters.

Updated 3 hours ago
U.S. warship may block Iran weapons
WASHINGTON — In a stepped-up response to Iranian backing of Shiite rebels in Yemen, the Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels.

Published 6 hours ago
Small plane crash in Dominican Republic kills 7
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic— A small plane crashed shortly after takeoff Monday from a resort area on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, killing all seven people on board, officials said.

Published 9 hours ago
Iran charges reporter with espionage
TEHRAN, Iran  — A jailed Washington Post reporter in Iran faces four charges, including an espionage charge, his lawyer told the newspaper today.

Updated 13 hours ago
U.S., Ukraine start military training
YAVORIV, Ukraine — Troops from the United States and Ukraine kicked off joint training exercises today intended to help bolster Ukraine’s defenses against incursions from Russian-backed separatists in the east.

Updated 14 hours ago
EU ministers to meet after migrant tragedy
MILAN  — Rescue crews searched today for survivors and bodies from what could be the Mediterranean’s deadliest migrant tragedy ever as hundreds more migrants took to the sea undeterred and EU foreign ministers gathered for an emergency meeting to address the crisis.

Updated 16 hours ago
China scraps small coal plants
China’s recent scrapping of small coal plants will avoid the release of as much as 11.4 million metric tons annually of climate-warming carbon dioxide, helping the country cut emissions for the first time in more than a decade.

Published 16 hours ago
Large explosions rock Yemeni capital
SANAA, Yemen — Saudi-led airstrikes on weapons caches in Yemen’s rebel-held capital today caused massive explosions that shattered windows, sent residents scrambling for shelter and killed a local TV presenter.

Published 16 hours ago
S. Korea to start work on sunken ferry
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s oceans ministry said today that it was ready to start work to salvage a ferry that sank last year, killing more than 300 people, and that the operation would begin soon after it gets formal approval.

Published 16 hours ago
Shanghai auto show bans female models
SHANGHAI — The Shanghai Auto Show banned female models and automakers responded with dancers and fresh-faced young women holding tablet computers.

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