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Your European Vacation Just Got Cheaper: 8 Ways to Explore a Now-Cheaper Europe

<i>Enjoy Europe for less now!</i><p>You know what's the best thing when you're a budget-conscious traveler? When something happens that makes your entire trip cheaper, without you having to change a single thing on your itinerary. That something, in this case, is a steep drop in the value of the euro, making …

US, EU hit Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and its European allies hit more than two dozen Russian government officials, executives and companies with new sanctions Monday as punishment for their country's actions in Ukraine, yet the penalties stopped short of targeting Russia's broader economy and it …

Pro-Russian Separatists Force Hostages to Give Scripted Press Conference

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Masked pro-Russian gunman in Slovyansk showed their softer side on Sunday by releasing a hostage …

Legalise marijuana, says former US supreme court justice

• John Paul Stevens, 94, draws parallel with alcohol prohibition • Stevens also proposes ban on capital punishment<p>The former supreme court justice John Paul Stevens said on Saturday that the federal government should legalise marijuana.<p>Stevens, 94, was speaking to National Public Radio, in an …

US, Philippines reportedly reach 10-year deal on larger military presence

The U.S. military will have greater access to bases across the Philippines under a new 10-year agreement set to be signed Monday in conjunction with President Barack Obama's visit and seen as an effort by Washington to counter Chinese aggression in the region.<p>U.S. and Filipino officials confirmed …

Ukrainian separatist leader defends capture of 'Nato spies'

Igor Strelkov makes first public appearance in rebel-held Slavyansk to refuse release of EU hostages<p>An alleged Russian colonel commanding the separatist uprising in Ukraine broke cover yesterday, and said his militia in the eastern town of Slavyansk would not release a group of EU military …

Connecticut Teenager Stabbed To Death After Reportedly Rejecting Prom Proposal

Police said a 16-year-old boy allegedly stabbed Maren Sanchez, 16, in the throat after she turned down his invitation to junior prom. Update: Sanchez died of wounds to her torso and neck, Connecticut's chief medical examiner said Sunday.<p>A Connecticut high school student is dead after being stabbed …

Crime

G7 promises to 'move swiftly' with sanctions against Russia

Leaders of the G7 nations on Friday condemned Russian actions in and around Ukraine, promising punishments aimed at sending a message to Moscow.<p>"We have now agreed that we will move swiftly to impose additional sanctions on Russia," the G7 leaders said.<p>"Given the urgency of securing the opportunity …

Afghan guard shoots dead three foreigners at hospital

Three American doctors shot dead after Afghan security guard opened fire at an international hospital in Kabul<p>An Afghan policeman has shot dead three American doctors working at a hospital run by a US charity in the latest attack targeting international civilians in the <b>Afghan</b> capital.<p>The guard was …

Afghanistan

Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked

KIEV (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of being behind the political upheaval in Ukraine and said Moscow would respond if its interests came under attack.<p>Lavrov’s comments came a day after U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was in the Ukrainian capital with …

At least 63 killed as speeding Congo train derails: government official

KINSHASA (Reuters) - At least 63 people were killed and 80 were seriously injured in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Katanga province when a train speeding too fast round a bend derailed, a provincial minister said on Wednesday.<p>Fifty others were trapped inside the goods train after 12 of its …

South Korean Ferry Investigation Broadens as Death Toll Tops 150

<b>Updated: April 22, 2014, 6:45 p.m. E.T.</b><p>A series of funerals were held on Tuesday morning for victims of the ill-fated ferry that sank off South …