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Belgium: No sign Greek arrests are linked with Belgian probe

January 17, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Belgian para-commandos patrol near a synagogue in the center of Antwerp, Belgium, on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. Security around Belgium has been stepped up after thirteen people were detained in Belgium in an anti-terror sweep following a firefight in Verviers, Belgium, in which two suspected terrorists were killed. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) ATHENS, Greece...

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Yemen arrests 2 Frenchmen over suspected al-Qaida links

January 17, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

A Yemeni man pasts a sticker on his traditional al-Janbiah dagger with Arabic writing of “Nothing but Muhammad” during a protest against caricatures published in French magazine Charlie Hebdo in front of the French Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen,...

In new blow, Syrian opposition shuns Russia peace initiative

January 17, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 file photo, released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, United Nations special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura, left, speaks with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, Syria. A Russian initiative to host peace talks...

Asia stocks mostly rise after oil steadies

January 15, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Trader John Liotti works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Stocks are falling and bond prices are rising following some discouraging news on the U.S. economy and a weaker forecast of global growth. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)...

In Sri Lanka, hoping for a touch from Pope Francis

January 15, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, file photo, Pope Francis is presented with a garland of flowers as he arrives at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall in Colombo, Sri Lanka, for an interreligious meeting. Pope Francis has worked to...

US, Iran hopeful on speeding up nuclear talks

January 14, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif before a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Zarif said on Wednesday that his meeting with Kerry was important to see if progress...

Balloons to help divers get AirAsia black box from debris

January 12, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Indonesian divers hold FDR (Flight Data Recorder) of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 onboard the navy vessel KRI Banda Aceh, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. Divers retrieved one black box Monday and located the other from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks...

Pope brings message of religious, ethnic dialogue to Asia

January 12, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

A Sri Lankan woman walks past a portrait of Joseph Vaz at a church decorated to celebrate the visit of Pope Francis in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. Less than a week after its longtime president was surprisingly voted out of office, Sri Lanka...

Pakistani school reopens after Taliban massacre of students

January 11, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Pakistani army soldiers check vehicles near the Army Public School which was targeted by Taliban militants last year, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. Children and staff returned to the school in northwestern Pakistan where Taliban gunmen nearly...

Divers retrieve 1 of 2 black boxes from crashed AirAsia jet

January 11, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Indonesian people look at the wreckage of AirAsia Flight 8501 that crashed in the Java Sea at Kumai port in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. Divers returned to the water Monday hoping to locate the black boxes from the crashed AirAsia plane...