KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s president and the billionaire he dismissed as governor of a key industrial region made a public show of unity after a standoff that threatened to undermine the government’s struggle against pro-Russian separatists.
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s decision to leave almost 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan through the end of the year may be a concession that America’s longest war will endure beyond his presidency, security analysts and lawmakers said.
DÜSSELDORF, Germany — The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight locked himself in the cockpit and, with apparent cool precision, deliberately slammed into snow-capped mountains, a French prosecutor said Thursday, in a stunning twist to a tragedy that killed all 150 people aboard.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The United States and Iran proceeded on Thursday with a final round of talks on Iran’s nuclear future, even as they backed opposing sides in a war for control of Yemen.
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SAN QUINTIN, Mexico — Labor negotiations in Baja California appeared on the verge of breaking down Wednesday after an association of agribusinesses offered striking farmworkers a raise of 6 percent, a figure far lower than what Mexican laborers are demanding.
IRBIL, Iraq — Iraqi Shiite Muslim militias, angry that the government of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has asked for American help in ejecting Islamic State fighters from the central Iraqi city of Tikrit, began Thursday withdrawing their forces from the battle, the first major break between the Iranian-trained militias and Iraq’s military establishment since the Islamic State advance last year.
SANAA, Yemen — Saudi warplanes bombed a military airbase at Sanaa’s civilian airport and struck at other strategic locations in a sudden air campaign aimed at halting the advance of Iranian-backed Houthi rebels.
SANAA, Yemen — Saudi jets pounded neighboring Yemen on Thursday and Egyptian warships steamed toward its coast in the start of an Arab-led offensive against Shiite rebels that has become a showdown between the major powers in the Middle East.
MUMBAI, India — At one of Asia’s largest slaughterhouses, there are more police officers than cattle. The stalls where butchers clean and quarter chicken, sheep, goats and pigs buzz with activity, while the section reserved for bulls sits barren.