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Facebook outage brings jokes, marketing pitches to Twitter

January 27, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For many, the hour without a Facebook was a golden opportunity for a joke — or a marketing pitch — on other social media sites. more »»

On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets

January 27, 2015

BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) — A Jewish leader stood Tuesday before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of... more »»

Amid pressure, bailout critic is new Greek finance minister

January 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new left-wing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, picked an outspoken bailout critic as his new finance minister Tuesday, signaling his resolve to take a tough line wit... more »»

Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; 4 foreigners, 5 guards dead

January 27, 2015

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing four foreigners and five guards, and triggering an hours-long standoff that ended when two... more »»

Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

January 27, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. more »»

Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; 5 foreigners, 3 guards dead

January 27, 2015

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least five foreigners and three guards, officials sai. more »»

What the credit downgrade to 'junk' means for Russia

January 27, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has seen its credit grade cut to "junk" status for the first time in over a decade, a big blow for a country that wants to be a world economic power. more »»

Inquiry: Ex-KGB spy Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice

January 27, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A long-awaited inquiry into the death of Russian former spy Alexander Litvinenko opened Tuesday with the revelation that the KGB agent turned Kremlin critic may have been poisoned... more »»

Airlines halt flights to Baghdad after gunfire hits plane

January 27, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Several airlines suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after a passenger plane arriving from the Mideast's busiest airport in Dubai came under fire as it... more »»

Facebook blames internal glitch for hourlong global outage

January 27, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Facebook said the outage that made its social media sites inaccessible worldwide for about an hour Tuesday was self-inflicted. more »»

Greek bailout critic named new finance minister

January 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek economist and outspoken bailout critic has been named as finance minister in the country's new left-wing government. more »»

Kurds expand offensive after driving IS out of Syrian town

January 27, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters expanded their offensive Tuesday after driving Islamic State militants from the Syrian border town of Kobani the previous day, to retake dozens of surrounding... more »»

Japan envoy hopeful about hostage release

January 27, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Delicate negotiations were underway Tuesday to secure the release of a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State militants, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faced... more »»

Spain: Death count rises to 11 in military jet crash at base

January 27, 2015

ALBACETE, Spain (AP) — The death toll from the crash of a Greek F-16 fighter jet at a Spanish military base during an elite NATO pilot training program rose to 11 Tuesday after a French airman wh... more »»

Japan turns to 'I am Kenji' Facebook page on hostage crisis

January 27, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The plight of freelance journalist Kenji Goto, taken captive by Islamic State group militants, has gripped Japan, and the people's hopes for his safety are now on Facebook with a... more »»

Russia: US spy ring charges part of 'anti-Russian campaign'

January 27, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has accused the United States of having no evidence against three Russian citizens charged with spying, and says the Americans are using the charges for political purposes. more »»

Dubai claims title of world's busiest international airport

January 27, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The city with the world's tallest building can now boast that it's home to the world's busiest airport for international passengers too. more »»

5 foreigners, 3 guards killed in Libyan hotel attack

January 27, 2015

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Libya's capital Tuesday, killing at least five foreigners and three guards, authorities sai. more »»

France, Belgium anti-terror raids net 8 more suspects

January 27, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — Anti-terror raids in France and Belgium netted eight more suspects on Tuesday as Paris urged its European Union partners to step up the fight against terror financing with new... more »»

Ukraine: Intensified fighting kills 9 troops, wounds 29

January 27, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine says that intensified fighting against Russia-backed separatists has left nine servicemen dead and 29 wounded over the past da. more »»

 
 
 

 

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