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Scores more women, girls freed in Nigeria from Boko Haram

May 1, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this file photo taken Wednesday, April 8, 2015, Nigerian Soldiers man a check point in Gwoza, Nigeria, a town newly liberated from Boko Haram. Nigeria’s military says it is moving 200 girls and 93 women from a northeastern forest where they were rescued from Boko Haram extremists. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi,File) MAIDUGURI, Nigeria...

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Export freeze sows bitterness in Venezuela chocolate trade

April 30, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this April 16, 2015 photo, cacao beans are stored at the Agropampatar chocolate farm Co-op in El Clavo, Venezuela. Venezuela’s fine cacao, the raw ingredient for chocolate, is among the most sought-after in the world. Yet sellers can’t get the crop to...

Golf course debate reflects Vietnam army’s capitalist streak

April 29, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken on April 23, 2015, a woman is seen withdrawing money from the ATM machine of a Military Bank in Hanoi, Vietnam, while a soldier stands during his night guard. Many Vietnamese see military-linked companies as having more integrity than...

Asian markets tepid ahead of major earnings, Fed meeting

April 28, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Trader John O’Hara wears an Ironman mask as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, April 27, 2015, in New York. Actors Jeremy Renner and Robert Downey Jr. rang the NYSE opening bell Monday with representatives from Marvel...

In US-Japan talks, China is the elephant in the room

April 28, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visit the Lincoln Memorial, looking toward the Washington Monument, on the National Mall in Washington, Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP) — When...

In post-quake aid rush, Nepal neighbors jockey for position

April 28, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

A Chinese Red Cross worker operates a forklift carrying tents at a warehouse in Beijing Monday, April 27, 2015. Wedged between the two rising Asian powers of China and India, landlocked Nepal saw rescuers and offers of help pour from both sides within hours...

Greek PM says initial deal in bailout talks ‘very close’

April 28, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

A man checks items at a shop in central Athens, on Monday, April 27, 2015. Greece has grown isolated in negotiations. With coffers running dry, it had until April 30 to come up with acceptable reforms so creditors can unlock the final 7.2 billion euro ($7.8...

Uruguay urges ex-Guantanamo detainees to sign for housing

April 28, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Freed Guantanamo Bay detainees who were resettled in Uruguay pray during their protest outside the U.S. embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay, Friday, April 24, 2015. From left are Omar Abdelahdi Faraj and Ali Husain Shaaban, both of Syria, and Adel bin Muhammad El...

No time to lose: Global response to Nepal quake gears up

April 27, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Members of a German rescue organization board a plane at the airport in Frankfurt, central Germany, Sunday, April 26, 2015, for their flight to earthquake-torn Nepal. International Search and Rescue Germany says a team of 52 relief workers including doctors,...

Togo counts votes as president seeks third term

April 27, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

A election official counts votes during the Togo elections at a polling station in Lome, Togo, Saturday, April 25, 2015. Togo’s president, whose family has ruled this small West African nation for nearly 50 years, appealed for peace as he vied for...