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Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'
TOKYO (AP) -- Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" - even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin's handling of the crisis in Ukraine....
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Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) -- The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries' diplomatic relations....
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UN considering sanctions over South Sudan massacre
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday viewed "horrific pictures of corpses" from the scene of last week's massacre in South Sudan and discussed taking actions that could include sanctions, diplomats said....
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1 year after factory collapse, Bangladeshis suffer
SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) -- One year after the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in a pile of concrete slabs and twisted metal, Bangladeshi seamstress Shefali says she would rather starve to death than return to factory work....
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Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said....
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Ukraine official: city hall cleared of protesters
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern Ukrainian city of the pro-Russia protesters who had been occupying it for over a week, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Thursday as government forces appeared to be resuming operations in the east. Local police officials and protesters, however, presented quite another picture of what happened in the city of Mariupol....
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Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound
ROME (AP) -- Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked, bloodstained undershirt that John Paul II was wearing when a gunman shot him in the stomach in St. Peter's Square....
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Obama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger
TOKYO (AP) -- As negotiations falter, President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger and says the U.S. and Japan must take bold steps to overcome differences that are threatening completion of the cornerstone of his strategic rebalance to the region....
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South Sudan president fires longtime army leader
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A South Sudan military spokesman says the president has replaced the military's chief of staff amid massive fighting across the country between the military and rebels....
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Central bank: Spanish growth doubled in Q1
MADRID (AP) -- The recovery in the Spanish economy appears to be gathering steam....
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