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Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia on Thursday of dragging its feet on de-escalating the situation in eastern Ukraine, one week after the two countries reached an agreement in Geneva, Switzerland, to reduce
Alexander KHUDOTEPLY/AFP/Getty Images(SLOVIANSK, Ukraine) -- The American journalist who was detained in eastern Ukraine earlier this week has been released.In a post on its website Thursday, VICE News said it "is delighted to confirm that our colleague a
NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Search teams continue to pull more bodies from the South Korean ferry that sank over a week ago.As of Thursday, at least 171 people have been confirmed dead with 131 others still missing. So far, 174
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(ROME) -- The Vatican says the media have "misunderstood" a phone call Pope Francis made to an Argentine woman who sought clarification about the Catholic rite of Communion. Jacqueline Lisboa made public the pope's call to her on E
GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- Oscar Pistorius may have lied on the stand about a 2009 boat crash, according to a new report -- an inconsistency that could impact the outcome of his murder trial.The report, published by Sout
RACQ CQ RESCUE/EPA(SYDNEY) -- Five people who went missing off Australia’s coast when their boat drifted away were rescued after a search plane spotted a large “SOS” scrawled into the sand.Their trouble began after they set out for a day
JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(TOKYO) -- President Obama met on Thursday with relatives of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea, the White House said. "The President was moved by their tragic experiences and reaffirmed our commitment to work with Japan
Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin offered a vague but ominous warning to Ukraine’s government, saying there may be unspecified “consequences” for its use of force against pro-Russian separat
JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(TOKYO) -- President Obama Thursday got up close and personal with the latest in Japanese science and technology, including an encounter with a humanoid robot named “ASIMO.”During a photo op at the Miraikan museum, w
SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday, killing three American doctors and leaving two other people wounded, officials said. A father and son were among
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(TOKYO) --  President Obama warned more U.S. sanctions on Russia are “teed up and ready to go,” signaling that if Russia does not reverse course in eastern Ukraine it will face additional consequenc
MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A reconciliation deal reached Wednesday between Hamas and the Palestinian Liberation Organization could spell the end to any potential peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians.The two Palestinian fa
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(TOKYO) -- President Obama's week-long swing through Asia kicked off Wednesday with reassurances to Japanese leaders that the U.S. supports its rights to a group of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea that Bei
Shizuo Kambayashi/AFP/Getty Images(TOKYO) --  As President Obama’s motorcade rumbled onto the Imperial Palace grounds Wednesday for a state visit, the U.S.-Japan bond was evident on the bumper of his American-made limousine.The black Cadillac,
iStock / 360 / Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claimed the United States has "an excessive influence" on the actions of Kiev authorities, describing America's impact on the ongoing crisis during an interview with television ne
State Dept photo(WASHINGTON) -- The United States called for the immediate release of an American journalist Wednesday, following the detention of Vice News reporter Simon Ostrovsky in eastern Ukraine. While she did not name Ostrovsky directly, State Depa
MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Yemeni government plans to make a cash payment to the families of the three civilians killed in a string of airstrikes over the weekend, a spokesperson for the Yemeni Embassy in Washington, D.C. said Wed
Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Charles' brother-in-law Mark Shand has died following a head injury. He was 62."It is with deep sadness that we have to confirm that The Duchess of Cornwall's brother, Mark Shand, has today passed a
JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images(JINDO, South Korea) -- Divers trying to retrieve bodies from the sunken South Korean ferry are finding the job "extremely difficult," feeling their way through the ink-black water with their hands as they work their way throu
NASA TV(HOUSTON) -- Two NASA astronauts completed a spacewalk Wednesday to fix a backup computer on the International Space Station.Steve Swanson and Rick Mastracchio were tasked with the job, which took just over an hour and a half.According to NASA, the
 
 
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