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Sochi forces hunt for 3 potential suicide bombers

Sochi forces hunt for 3 potential suicide bombers

SOCHI, Russia -- Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month.

Posted: 01/21/14 at 9:25 am EST
  • SAfrica: officials tied to bogus interpreter quit

    SAfrica: officials tied to bogus interpreter quit

    JOHANNESBURG -- South Africa's ruling party says two officials linked to a bogus sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial have resigned.

    Posted: 01/21/14 at 9:35 am EST
  • French leader to CEOs: Hire more to get tax cut

    French leader to CEOs: Hire more to get tax cut

    PARIS -- French President Francois Hollande told top companies that they have to promise to hire and invest more if they want to benefit from a promised cut in payroll taxes.

    Posted: 01/21/14 at 9:30 am EST
  • Kerry heads to Syria talks after Iran spat

    Kerry heads to Syria talks after Iran spat

    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Switzerland for an international conference on ending the crisis in Syria after a last-minute resolution to a spat over Iran's participation.

    Posted: 01/21/14 at 9:10 am EST
  • China seized 60,000 piracy suspects last year

    China seized 60,000 piracy suspects last year

    BEIJING -- Chinese police seized almost 60,000 suspects involved in intellectual property infringement cases with a total estimated value of 173 billion yuan ($28 billion) in 2013, state media reported Tuesday.

    Posted: 01/21/14 at 9:30 am EST
  • Sochi still scrambling to sell Olympic tickets

    Sochi still scrambling to sell Olympic tickets

    LONDON -- The prospect looms of empty seats and a lack of atmosphere at Russia's first Winter Olympics, with hundreds of thousands of tickets still unsold and just three weeks to go.

    Posted: 01/21/14 at 9:25 am EST
  • Vatican monsignor arrested for money laundering

    Vatican monsignor arrested for money laundering

    VATICAN CITY -- A Vatican monsignor already on trial for allegedly plotting to smuggle 20 million euros ($26 million) from Switzerland to Italy was arrested Tuesday in a separate case for allegedly using his Vatican bank accounts to launder money.

    Posted: 01/21/14 at 9:30 am EST
  • China executes man who kept 6 women as sex slaves

    China executes man who kept 6 women as sex slaves

    BEIJING -- A court official says authorities have executed a man who kept six women in a dungeon as sex slaves for periods up to 21 months.

    Posted: 01/21/14 at 9:25 am EST
  • Group: Japan's dolphin roundup biggest in 4 years

    Group: Japan's dolphin roundup biggest in 4 years

    TOKYO -- Japanese fishermen have finished killing some of the 250 dolphins trapped recently in what activists say was the biggest roundup they have witnessed in the last four years.

    Posted: 01/21/14 at 9:30 am EST
  • Romanian PM orders probe of delay in finding plane

    Romanian PM orders probe of delay in finding plane

    BUCHAREST, Romania -- Romania's prime minister ordered an inquiry amid growing public anger Tuesday into why it took authorities hours to locate a plane that crashed into trees on a remote mountain, delaying the arrival of medical help. Two people later died.

    Posted: 01/21/14 at 9:35 am EST
  • Gunmen release 57 de-miners in west Afghanistan

    Gunmen release 57 de-miners in west Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan-- A group of 57 civilian de-miners was released on Tuesday just hours after being after captured by unknown gunmen in western Afghanistan, officials said.

    Posted: 01/21/14 at 9:30 am EST
  • Opposition hopes for talks amid Kiev clashes

    Opposition hopes for talks amid Kiev clashes

    KIEV, Ukraine -- A top opposition leader headed for talks with the Ukrainian president on Tuesday after yet another night of violent street clashes between anti-government protesters and police.

    Posted: 01/21/14 at 9:35 am EST
  • Russian anti-terrorism agency studies video

    Russian anti-terrorism agency studies video

    MOSCOW -- Russia's counter-terrorism agency says it is studying a video posted by an Islamic militant group asserting responsibility for suicide bombings last month that killed 34 people in Volgograd and threatening to strike the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

    Posted: 01/20/14 at 9:20 am EST
  • Jailed American appears before reporters in NKorea

    Jailed American appears before reporters in NKorea

    PYONGYANG, North Korea -- An American missionary who has been jailed in North Korea for more than a year appeared before reporters Monday and appealed to the U.S. government to do its best to secure his release.

    Posted: 01/20/14 at 9:15 am EST
  • Italian court hears final rebuttals in Knox trial

    Italian court hears final rebuttals in Knox trial

    FLORENCE, Italy -- Defense lawyers for U.S. student Amanda Knox and her Italian former boyfriend get their final say in the defendants' third trial for the gruesome 2007 murder of Knox's British roommate.

    Posted: 01/20/14 at 9:10 am EST
  • Iran starts implementing nuclear deal

    Iran starts implementing nuclear deal

    TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran started to shut down its most sensitive nuclear work on Monday, part of a landmark deal struck with world powers that ease international concerns over the country's nuclear program and clearing the way for a partial lifting of sanctions, the state media said.

    Posted: 01/20/14 at 9:20 am EST
  • NATO service member killed in Afghan attack

    NATO service member killed in Afghan attack

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- An assault by suicide bombers and gunmen against a NATO base in southern Afghanistan on Monday killed one service member, the coalition said.

    Posted: 01/20/14 at 9:25 am EST
  • Escaped Greek terrorist purportedly vows action

    Escaped Greek terrorist purportedly vows action

    ATHENS, Greece -- A Greek man serving six life sentences for participating in a left-wing terrorist organization, and who vanished during a weeklong furlough from prison earlier this month, has purportedly posted a statement on an Internet site vowing a return to armed action.

    Posted: 01/20/14 at 9:15 am EST
  • Floods slam French Riviera, killing 2

    Floods slam French Riviera, killing 2

    PARIS -- Unusually heavy rains have flooded the French Riviera, leaving two people dead and thousands without electricity or access to roads.

    Posted: 01/20/14 at 9:20 am EST
  • Japan defends dolphin hunt after US criticism

    Japan defends dolphin hunt after US criticism

    TOKYO -- A Japanese government spokesman defended an annual dolphin hunt Monday, after U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy tweeted that she was deeply concerned by the inhumanity of the practice.

    Posted: 01/20/14 at 9:20 am EST
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