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4/26/2014 6:30 AM
Iraqis head to the polls with dim hopes
BAGHDAD — The vibrant posters promise jobs, prosperity and security coming from Iraq’s first parliamentary elections since U.S. troops withdrew from the country, but so far, voters have only dim hopes as sectarian bloodshed rages unstopped.

4/26/2014 6:28 AM
New sanctions on Russia could come Monday
DONETSK, Ukraine — The United States and other nations in the Group of Seven say they could move as early as Monday to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia in response to its actions in Ukraine.

4/26/2014 6:20 AM
5 NATO troops killed in Afghan helicopter crash
KABUL, Afghanistan — Five NATO troops died in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan today, the U.S.-led military coalition said.

4/25/2014 11:19 PM
Obama warns North Korea
SEOUL — President Barack Obama warned North Korea on Saturday that the United States “will not hesitate to use our military might” to defend allies, showcasing U.S. power in the region amid China’s growing influence and Pyongyang’s unpredictable nuclear threats.

4/25/2014 9:01 PM
North Korea detains American tourist
PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea has detained a 24-year-old American man for improper behavior while he was being processed to enter the country as a tourist, state media reported Saturday.

4/25/2014 7:38 PM
Ecuador orders U.S. military group to leave
QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador has ordered the U.S. Embassy’s military group, about 20 Defense Department employees, to leave the country by month’s end, in a further indication of strained relations.

4/25/2014 2:36 PM
Georgia leader: Don't alienate Russia
PRAGUE  — The president of Georgia, a country carved up by Russian troops in 2008, warned Western countries today against alienating Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

4/25/2014 2:28 PM
UN athletic competition in U.S. for first time
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — They try to promote peace and harmony around the globe, but for three days in New York, United Nations employees are battling each other in fierce competitions on soccer fields, swatting birdies in badminton and striving for check-mates on the chess table.

4/25/2014 9:28 AM
Nokia, Microsoft complete $7.5B deal
HELSINKI — Nokia said today it has completed the 5.44 billion-euro ($7.5 billion) sale of its troubled cellphone and services division to Microsoft Corp., ending a chapter in the former world leading cellphone maker’s history that began with paper making in 1865.

4/25/2014 9:06 AM
Divers search for bodies in sunken ferry
JINDO, South Korea — Divers grope their way slowly through the dark corridors and cabins of the sunken Sewol ferry. Bodies appear suddenly, floating by in the murky water, buoyed by life-jackets or the bloat of decomposition, their faces etched with fear or shock.