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Sunday, December 21, 2014
Pakistan slammed for resuming executions
Rights groups Saturday condemned Pakistan's decision to hang two convicted militants in its first executions for six years, as leaders vowed decisive action in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that left 149 people dead.
An Istanbul court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen who President Recep Tayyip Erdogan regards as his top enemy, in a controversial case that has strained ties with the EU.
Russia says recent US, Canada sanctions will stoke unrest in Ukraine
The latest round of Ukraine-related sanctions by the United States and Canada hamper efforts to resolve the conflict, Russia's foreign ministry said Saturday.
Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in the “Profumo Affair,” a sex-and-politics scandal that rocked Cold War Britain, has died at age 70.
Cuba's parliament on Friday unanimously ratified a deal reached between Havana and Washington normalizing relations after a half-century of hostility.
The United States issued a worldwide travel alert Friday, warning Americans to be vigilant during the holiday period, especially in the wake of a deadly siege in Australia.
More than 35,000 marriages involving minors took place in Morocco last year, according to a report released Friday on sexual violence against children in the North African country.
After a tough year capped by a bruising defeat for his Democrats in last month's midterm elections, no one would blame President Barack Obama if he were a bit down.
A debate about sexual violence in Brazil sparked by a lawmaker's comments on the floor of Congress has spread beyond government chambers, triggering a national debate about rape and sexism in the South American nation.
Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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