Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:08:03 GMT
South Korea began bidding farewell to the hundreds of young lives lost to last week’s ferry accident, and even normally icy North Korea sent condolences.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:32:58 GMT
The descriptions, some rendered in forensic detail, are the only evidence that many parents of the teenagers who died on South Korea’s doomed ferry have of their children’s fate.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:51:02 GMT
The deal between Hamas and the Palestine Liberation Organization appeared more serious than past attempts, experts said, and came as hopes faded for a resolution to peace negotiations with Israel.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:18:32 GMT
President Obama, who began a four-country tour on Wednesday, will encounter leaders under pressure from angry, often grief-stricken constituents.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:10:49 GMT
The agreement, which includes China, Japan and the United States, comes at a time of growing concern about territorial disputes between China and some of its neighbors.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:32:59 GMT
President Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro, whose chef was featured in the documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.”
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:26:07 GMT
As Ukraine stepped up efforts to quell unrest, a Geneva accord to defuse the crisis frayed further as the United States and Russia exchanged accusations of meddling in the region.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:35:35 GMT
An alliance hollowed out by years of military cuts has awakened to altered circumstances involving Ukraine and is not prepared to counter a newly assertive Moscow, its own leaders acknowledge.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:15:54 GMT
Tourism officials planned to visit the Mount Everest base camp Thursday to try to salvage the expedition season even as Sherpas and tour operators, shaken by last week’s avalanche deaths, began packing up and heading home.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:06:49 GMT
Six years after China hosted the Olympic Games in 2008, a surge of children entering elementary school in Beijing is putting pressure on the system.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:44:39 GMT
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office on Wednesday posted a web statement, but the government stood by its position that the killings of at least 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Army in 1915 were not a genocide.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:40:17 GMT
Civilians in war zones remain in need of urgent assistance, the heads of five United Nations agencies warned in a joint statement.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:51:20 GMT
The move by the judiciary, called a promotion, came amid criticism over a violent raid on political prisoners at Evin, Tehran’s largest prison facility.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:06:53 GMT
President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday restored Gustavo Petro as the mayor of Bogotá a month after removing him from office to comply with a decision by the inspector general.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:54:40 GMT
Scientists say that a long drought that has affected trees in Central Africa could help them understand how global warming may harm vegetation.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:17:31 GMT
Objects that washed ashore at a small coastal town in Western Australia have been ruled out as debris linked to the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the authorities said Thursday.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:19:42 GMT
A video of a confrontation on a Hong Kong street is raising questions of whether the harsh treatment of mainland visitors has gone too far.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:43:43 GMT
Connoisseurs driving up the prices of rare and collectible wines have spurred a wave of counterfeiters who target collectors eager to flaunt their trophies.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:07:26 GMT
Business activity in the 18 nations that use the common currency expanded in April at its fastest rate in nearly three years, according to a private sector survey.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:53:48 GMT
Mr. MacLeod, a Canadian author, won the International Impac Dublin Literary Award in 2001 for his novel “No Great Mischief.”
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:00:34 GMT
Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, said Wednesday that the spread of Islamic extremism represented “the biggest threat to global security of the 21st century.”
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:55:27 GMT
Though a South Korean official said North Korea had nearly completed all preparations it would need to conduct a nuclear test, a website run by the U.S.-Korea Institute said a test was unlikely this weekend.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:57:45 GMT
The bomb exploded outside a police station in Nairobi on Wednesday evening, the Interior Ministry said.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:09:03 GMT
A Syrian lawmaker, Maher Abdul-Hafiz Hajjar, registered Wednesday as a candidate for the country’s June 3 presidential election, which President Bashar al-Assad is likely to win.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:50:01 GMT
Canada will require that older rail cars used for carrying crude oil be phased out by May 2017, the government said on Wednesday, moving ahead of the United States.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:00:54 GMT
On April 18, 1989, protesting students demanded that Chinese leaders reveal their financial assets. Twenty-five years later, on April 18, 2014, that demand remained unmet as four more members of a group calling for the public disclosure of officials’ assets were sentenced to prison.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:39:32 GMT
The winner of this year’s 2014 Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award honors Daniel Berehulak for his sense of compassion and respect for his subjects.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:40:37 GMT
Zakia and Mohammad Ali are fleeing threats of arrest and death in Afghanistan as a result of their marriage, which crosses cultural boundaries.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:39:33 GMT
Arvind Kejriwal, chief of the Aam Aadmi Party, filed his nomination to fight elections from the temple town of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:02:51 GMT
Meera Sanyal, a candidate in Mumbai who once headed the Indian unit of the Royal Bank of Scotland, contends her party’s anticorruption platform is good for entrepreneurs.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:56:05 GMT
A roundup of local election-related news for Wednesday.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:36:50 GMT
A New York Police Department effort to engage users on Twitter turned into an international social media campaign.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:11:53 GMT
The Vice News reporter Simon Ostrovsky, who has produced a series of vivid dispatches from Ukraine in recent weeks, was detained by pro-Russia separatists in the town of Slovyansk on Tuesday.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:58:45 GMT
Add dressing up in blackface to perform traditional dances to the ever-growing catalog of behaviors that are not racist according to European politicians.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:24:25 GMT
Erdogan’s foreign policy has been characterized more by idealistic delusions than malicious conspiracies.
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:32:34 GMT
In 1914, the people of the city, left to their own devices, defied a U.S. force sent to teach Mexico some lessons.
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