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8/17/2014 9:26 AM
Ukraine, Russia officials meeting in Berlin
BERLIN — The foreign ministers of Ukraine and Russia are meeting in Berlin on Sunday to resume diplomatic talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

8/17/2014 7:40 AM
2 killed in China slashing spree
BEIJING — A knife-wielding man in a northeastern Chinese city near the North Korean border went on a slashing spree Sunday, killing two people and injuring 14 others, a state broadcaster said.

8/17/2014 6:44 AM
Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China
HAEMI, South Korea — Pope Francis made his strongest gesture yet to reach out to China on Sunday, saying he wants to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn’t coming in as a “conqueror” but is rather a partner in dialogue.

8/16/2014 9:45 AM
Russian aid convoy waits near Ukraine
KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia — Hundreds of trucks in a Russian aid convoy waited today near the Ukrainian border as complicated procedures drag on for allowing them into eastern Ukraine to help civilians suffering amid fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatists.

8/16/2014 8:09 AM
Airstrikes target militants at Iraq dam
IRBIL, Iraq  — Airstrikes pounded the area around Iraq’s largest dam today in an effort to drive out militants who captured it earlier this month, as reports emerged of the massacre of some 80 members of the Yazidi religious minority by Islamic extremists.

8/16/2014 7:08 AM
5 aid workers abducted in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan — The International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan is trying to secure the release of five of their staff members who were abducted in the western Herat province, a spokesman said today.

8/16/2014 7:06 AM
Nepal floods leave 54 dead
KATMANDU, Nepal — Flooding and landslides in western Nepal have killed at least 54 people and left 142 missing amid continuous rainfall over the past three days, officials said today.

8/16/2014 7:02 AM
Report: Germany spied on Kerry, Clinton
BERLIN  — Germany’s foreign intelligence agency eavesdropped on calls made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his predecessor Hillary Clinton, German magazine Der Spiegel reported today.

8/15/2014 7:49 PM
White House criticizes Russia over Ukraine
EDGARTOWN, Mass. — The White House accused Russia on Friday of escalating its destabilizing activity in Ukraine in a way that is “extremely dangerous and provocative,” but stopped short of confirming NATO’s assertion that a Russian military column had ventured into Ukraine overnight.

8/15/2014 3:42 PM
60,000 protesters rally in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD — Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters have gathered in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad following the arrival of convoys led by a cricket star-turned-politician and a fiery anti-Taliban cleric.