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“Deep Dive” on Immigration

Faced with a life in poverty, of violence and far from their families, over 57,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border since …

One Year After Algeria's Gas Attack, Is It Any Safer?

As much of North Africa struggled with the aftermath of the Arab Spring these past few years, Algeria seemed like a safe exception. Alongside Morocco, Algeria was largely able to sidestep the kind of widespread unrest and violence that ousted long-standing governments to the east, west and south. …

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Venezuelan President targeted in apparent assassination attempt<p>Drones laden with explosives explode in Maduro assassination attempt<p>China needs to fix …

Washington Sits On The Sidelines While Ukraine's Democracy Slips Away

U.S. lawmakers carefully watched Ukraine’s political turmoil after Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych changed the country’s course from Europe to Russia last fall. Washington even considered imposing visa bans and other sanctions against Ukrainian officials involved in crackdowns on …

IAEA asks member states to pay extra cost of Iran nuclear deal

VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. atomic watchdog said on Friday it needed extra money from member states to fund the 6 million euro ($8.2 million) cost of verifying a landmark nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers.<p>EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian …

Ukraine chides West for criticism of new anti-protest law

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine on Friday rebuked the West for what it called foreign interference in its internal affairs after an outcry over legislation rushed through parliament to curb anti-government unrest in the ex-Soviet republic.<p>Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich smiles during a news …

Syria offers Aleppo truce as rebels argue over talks

MOSCOW/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Syrian government, preparing for peace talks with rebels next week, handed the Russian co-sponsors of the conference a proposal on Friday for a ceasefire in Aleppo and an exchange of prisoners.<p>The offer was dismissed by some of President Bashar al-Assad’s disparate …

Church of England could appoint first female bishop by Christmas

The Church of England could name its first female bishop by Christmas, its most senior bureaucrat has said – a move that would end nearly 20 years of wrangling since the church decided in 1993 that women could be made priests but must not be promoted to bishops.<p>William Fittall, secretary general of …

South Sudan minister says rebel leader can't make ceasefire hold

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan’s defense minister said on Friday the leader of rebels battling government forces did not have enough control over his fighters to make any ceasefire hold, as peace talks dragged on with no sign of a deal.<p>South Sudan's Defence Minister Kuol Manyang Juuk, poses for a …

Five dead after Utah police officer murders family then kills himself

A 34-year-old officer with a small Utah police department shot and killed his wife, mother-in-law and two young children and turned the gun on himself, authorities said Friday.<p>Spanish Fork police said the five were found dead about 11pm Thursday, when co-workers reported Joshua Boren didn't show up …

Shashi Tharoor: Indian minister's wife found dead after affair claims

The wife of an Indian government minister has been found dead in a hotel room in Delhi after her husband was accused of having an affair with a Pakistani journalist.<p>Police are investigating the cause of Sunanda Pushkar's death. Tweets allegedly posted by Pushkar this week accused the journalist of …

Mexico says Pacific trade talks could conclude by April

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An ambitious trade pact being negotiated among Pacific Rim nations could be concluded as soon as April, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Friday.<p>Mexico's Minister of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo addresses the audience during a dialogue as part of the Global …

Turkey seizes assets of opposition party's mayoral candidate

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities seized the assets of Mustafa Sarigul, the main opposition party CHP’s candidate for Istanbul mayor, an official said on Friday, ahead of a crucial local election due to take place in March.<p>Mustafa Sarigul, one of the two candidates for the leadership of the …

Hiroo Onoda: Japanese soldier who took three decades to surrender, dies

The last Japanese soldier to come out of hiding and surrender, almost 30 years after the end of the second world war, has died.<p>Hiroo Onoda, an army intelligence officer, caused a sensation when he was persuaded to come out of hiding in the Philippine jungle in 1974.<p>The native of Wakayama prefecture …

Cameraman freed in Egypt says authorities mistook him for Jazeera staff

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian cameraman arrested this week filming for the Associated Press (AP) was released on Friday, the news agency said, adding that authorities appeared to have mistaken him for an employee of Al Jazeera television.<p>AP said Hassan Abdullah Hassan was arrested on Wednesday as …

Wife of Indian minister found dead in hotel room after Twitter row

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - - The wife of an Indian government minister was found dead in a New Delhi hotel room on Friday, police said, days after she was involved in a row with a Pakistani woman journalist over Twitter.<p>Sunanda Puskhar Tharoor (R), wife of India's Minister of State for Human Resource …

At least 13 killed in attack on Kabul restaurant in diplomatic quarter

At least 13 people, including one Briton, have been killed in Kabul after three Taliban suicide bombers attacked a Lebanese restaurant popular with foreigners and wealthy Afghans in the heart of the capital's heavily fortified diplomatic quarter.<p>The UN said that four of its civilian personnel who …

Obama presents NSA reforms with plan to end government storage of call data

US president Barack Obama forcefully defended the embattled National Security Agency on Friday in a speech that outlined a series of surveillance reforms but stopped well short of demanding an end to the bulk collection of American phone data.<p>In his widely anticipated address at the Justice …