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Fijians go to polls after 8 years of military rule

September 17, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, center, attends the opening of a picnic park in Suva, Fiji. Thousands of Fijians are eagerly awaiting their first chance to vote in nearly eight years Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation [&hellip...

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6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

September 16, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Fighters from the Azov volunteer battalion arrive on rotation from the front line in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday — the worst...

Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

September 16, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Top from left, Jordanian Foreign Minister, Sheikh Sabah Khaled al Hamad, Foreign Minister of United Arab Emirats sheik Abdullah Bin Zayed al Nahyan, unidentified, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, Norwegian Foreign Borge Brendem, front row...

Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

September 14, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

People collect drinking water from a supply pipe in the town of Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. More than 200 Russian trucks carrying humanitarian supplies entered into Ukraine with supplies for the city of Luhansk, which has for weeks...

Egypt seeks broader alliance with US over Libya

September 14, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry boards his plane at Cairo International Airport on September 13, 2014 as he leaves the Egyptian capital. Kerry described Egypt as an “important partner” during a short stop in Cairo to build support against the Islamic...

Pakistan arrests opposition activists

September 14, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Anti-government activists gather to block a prison van which is carrying their detained colleagues after their court appearance in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Pakistan’s opposition said police have arrested scores of activists in an...

Cobbling coalition for Iraq, Syria no easy task

September 13, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hand with Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu upon his arrival at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Kerry is in the region to speak with leaders about...

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

September 13, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Doug Ford, center, submits his papers to enter the Toronto mayoral race after the withdrawal of his brother, Rob Ford, in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Mayor Rob Ford withdrew his re-election bid Friday as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen,...

Asia stocks muted; Tokyo rises as yen extends fall

September 12, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Asian stocks erased gains and European markets were lower Thursday Sept. 11, 2014 as investors tried to second guess the Federal...

Arab allies pledge to fight Islamic State group

September 12, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

General view of farms in northern Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Saudi Arabia, on Thursday to try to persuade officials from across the Mideast and Turkey to put aside longstanding rivalries to more...