AP - ap.online.headlines.intl http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.intl News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:25:11 -0400 Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:33:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/08/29/EU-Russia-Missing-Soldiers/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU-Russia-Missing-Soldiers c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:4250 MOSCOW (AP) — The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian border. Iraqi town holds out against militant onslaught Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:39:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/08/29/ML--Iraq-Besieged.Town/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML--Iraq-Besieged.Town c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:40bb BAGHDAD (AP) — As Islamic militants rampage across northern Iraq, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens living in the hardscrabble town of Amirli have decided to stay and fight. Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:34:20 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/08/29/EU--Russia-Ukraine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Russia-Ukraine c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:3ef5 NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Their tanks bearing the flag of their would-be state, Russian-backed separatists held control Friday over this coastal town on the new front in the Ukraine conflict and announced their intention to keep pushing west toward a major port city. Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:26:31 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/08/29/Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:4033 DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Liberia says it will open up a slum in its capital where thousands of people were barricaded to contain the spread of Ebola. Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:21:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/08/29/US--Russia.Fund.Sanctions/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_US--Russia.Fund.Sanctions c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:3f83 WASHINGTON (AP) — Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian Direct Investment Fund, a $10 billion sovereign wealth fund that's escaped sanctions in spite of international efforts to punish Russia for its incursions in Ukraine. UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:56:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/08/29/EU--United.Nations-Syria-Refugees/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--United.Nations-Syria-Refugees c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:3ed6 GENEVA (AP) — The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country, including more than a million people who fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in its 64-year history. Poland bars Russian plane from its airspace Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:42:45 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/08/29/EU-Poland-Russia-Minister_s-Plane/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU-Poland-Russia-Minister_s-Plane c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:426c WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland prevented a plane carrying Russia's defense minister from traveling through its airspace Friday, drawing an angry response from Moscow. Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:51:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/08/29/AS--Malaysia-Airline.Overhaul/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AS--Malaysia-Airline.Overhaul c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:3f95 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:12:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/08/29/EU--Europe-Ukraine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Europe-Ukraine c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:40ba MILAN (AP) — Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with additional economic sanctions. Iceland raises volcano aviation alert briefly Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:28:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/08/29/EU-Iceland-Volcano/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU-Iceland-Volcano c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:3fe8 REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Icelandic authorities briefly raised the aviation warning code to red Friday after a small fissure eruption near Bardarbunga volcano, but no volcanic ash was detected by the radar system. Zimbabwe 1st lady roils political scene with entry Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:21:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/08/29/AF--Zimbabwe-First.Lady/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AF--Zimbabwe-First.Lady c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:4183 HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — She has expensive tastes, owns a lot of land in Zimbabwe and is now entering politics, a move that is roiling this southern African nation that has known only one leader since independence: President Robert Mugabe, who is 90 years old. Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:05:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/08/29/LT-Mexico-Child-Migrant-Overload-The-Raid/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_LT-Mexico-Child-Migrant-Overload-The-Raid c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:428c SAN RAMON, Mexico (AP) — The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight. Cameron promises tough action to fight militants Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:52:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/08/29/EU--Britain-Terror/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Britain-Terror c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:407e LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain's armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic State group as being more dangerous than even that of al-Qaida. US delivers military aid to Lebanese army Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:25:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/08/29/ML--Lebanon-US/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML--Lebanon-US c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:415c BEIRUT (AP) — The United States has delivered an emergency shipment of weapons to Lebanon's military, officials said Friday, part of a broader regional effort to combat the growing threat posed by Islamic extremists. Democracy battle: Beijing set to dismay Hong Kong Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:30:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/08/29/AS-Hong-Kong-Democracy-Showdown/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AS-Hong-Kong-Democracy-Showdown c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:3f66 HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's simmering summer of discontent gets even hotter Sunday when Beijing is expected to recommend restricting the first direct elections for the Chinese-controlled financial hub's leader, stepping up chances of a showdown with democracy groups. German economic fears growing but Merkel strong Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:23:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/08/29/EU--Germany-Merkel.in.Control/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Germany-Merkel.in.Control c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:4010 BERLIN (AP) — Ordinary Germans are spooked about the future. Businesses are starting to see black clouds on the horizon. And an economy that has been the envy of Europe is showing cracks, shrinking unexpectedly last quarter amid the conflict in Ukraine. Obama cautions against using force to solve crises Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:32:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/08/29/US--Obama-Foreign.Policy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_US--Obama-Foreign.Policy c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:3f94 WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict. 2 Rwandan army officers charged over incitement Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:08:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/08/29/AF-Rwanda-Army-Officers-Charged/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AF-Rwanda-Army-Officers-Charged c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:407f KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Two Rwandan army officers have been charged with inciting the public against the government of President Paul Kagame. Israel identifies body as missing American student Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:31:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/08/29/ML--Israel-Missing.American/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML--Israel-Missing.American c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:403e JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forensic investigators on Friday identified a recently found body as that of a U.S. religious student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week, Israeli police said. India, Japan each seek deals during Modi's visit Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:43:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/08/29/AS--Japan-India-Modi_s.Mission/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AS--Japan-India-Modi_s.Mission c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:401c TOKYO (AP) — Japan and India both have much to gain from a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than a dozen Indian steel, energy and IT tycoons that begins Saturday in the ancient capital of Kyoto.