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Beijing says no to open elections in Hong Kong

It's a decision thousands of protesters feared.<p>China's powerful National People's Congress Standing Committee voted Sunday to change the way Hong Kong picks its chief executive, ruling that only candidates approved by a nominating committee will be allowed to run.<p>A top Chinese official made clear …

Pakistani police, protesters clash again in capital

The political crisis in Pakistan deepened Monday as protesters stormed and briefly held the state-run television headquarters and the capital buzzed with talk about whether the army would step in to remove either Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif or the demonstrators.<p>Parliament scheduled a joint session …

State Department Urges Israel to Reverse West Bank Appropriation

Israel announced a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years, drawing a U.S. rebuke. Some 988 acres in the Etzion Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem were declared "state land, on the instructions of the political echelon" by the …

David Cameron outlining new anti-terror measures to MPs

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1105000/1105063_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524776331_291ac30094b877c293df8b741e6108c4<p><b>New powers are needed to seize terrorist suspects' passports and stop British-born extremists from returning to the UK, David Cameron has said.</b><p>It was …

Putin calls for talks on east Ukraine 'statehood'; rebels fire on ship

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of “direct and undisguised aggression” which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev’s forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists.<p>In the latest in a string of …

CLASSIFIED REPORT: Afghanistan Will Fall Into Chaos By 2017

The National Intelligence Estimate also predicts that Afghanistan will quickly fall into chaos if Washington and Kabul fail to sign a security pact to keep an international military contingent there beyond 2014, the newspaper said. The pact must be signed for the United States and its allies to …

Suicide bombing targets Iraq mosque

A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Shia mosque in northern Baghdad, killing at least 14 people during evening prayers, sources say.<p>A further 25 people were wounded in the attack, which took place in the Sab al-Bor district on Saturday.<p>The attack follows others on the same day in which at …

Ten US Air Force officers investigated over drugs

<b>The US Air Force is now investigating 10 officers at six military bases for alleged illegal drug possession, service officials report.</b><p>Nine lieutenants and a captain at bases in the US and Britain have been implicated in the investigation.<p>Two nuclear launch control officers at Malmstrom Air Force …

What Makes This Heroin Crisis Different: Doctor-Prescribed Pills

In 2010, a dentist extracted my wisdom teeth, told me to gargle with salt water, and sent me home with a prescription for a Costco-sized bottle of …

Vapor Madness

America Has a Black-Market Problem, Not a Drug Problem

The head of the military's Southern Command wants more money to fight a losing battle.<p>General John F. Kelly, the head of the U.S. Southern Command, testified last week before the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he argued, as generals tend to do, that he has inadequate resources to fulfill …

Three ways to keep the cottage in the family and the taxman at bay

There was a day a few years ago when my cottage was much simpler to look after. I used to drive to Muskoka on the first long weekend in the summer and, in a total of 12 minutes, have the place ready to go. It was called a tent, and it came with a skylight – a rip in the canvas. You heard me right – …

Ukraine crisis: US raises pressure on Russia over deal

<b>The US has threatened tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international agreement to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.</b><p>The Kremlin responded by accusing the White House of treating Moscow like a "guilty schoolboy" over the deal.<p>Meanwhile, Ukraine's foreign minister …

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Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine ignore new Geneva pact aimed at easing tensions

Two days after an international pact was brokered with the stated goal of easing tensions in Ukraine, the major players met again in Kiev to hash out plans to push it along.<p>While there was little indication of what, if any, progress was made Saturday in defusing tensions, all sides agreed to allow …

Russia to 'help' Ukraine in overcoming crisis

Russia's foreign ministry has promised it would offer strong assistance to Ukraine to overcome its crisis, but emphasised that the ultimate responsibility for reducing tensions lies with Ukrainians rather than outsiders.<p>The statement on Saturday came two days after top diplomats from Ukraine, …

Ukraine Calls An Easter Truce In Clash With Militants

This post was updated at 6 p.m. ET.<p>Citing progress in diplomacy and this weekend's Easter holiday, Ukrainian officials say they've suspended an "anti-terrorist operation" that is aimed at pro-Russian forces who have occupied government buildings in eastern Ukraine.<p>The move comes after an …

Ukraine Suspends 'Anti-Terrorist Operation'

Ukraine suspended the "active stage" of its "anti-terrorist operation" in the eastern part of its country today, citing the Easter holidays and …

Donetsk Greets the Ukraine Crisis With a Shrug

Apart from a small barricade of tires blocking the backdoor, there was no outward sign that the city hall in Ukraine’s fifth largest city, Donetsk, …

Ukraine’s Billionaire Bounty-Hunting Club

An oligarch hopes that offering rewards for captured Russians will motivate the public and the troops, but so far all he’s inspired is cynical—and …

Special Report: How the U.S. made its Putin problem worse | Reuters

WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK (Reuters) - In September 2001, as the U.S. reeled from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Vladimir Putin supported Washington’s imminent invasion of Afghanistan in ways that would have been inconceivable during the Cold War.<p>U.S. President …

Russian Supporters Defy Geneva Deal in Ukraine

Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Friday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and would not move out of public buildings they have seized until the Kiev government stepped down.

'My daddy, my hero': 2-year-old stands strong at funeral for Lee Rigby, soldier murdered on London street

Over a thousand well-wishers including Prime Minister David Cameron gathered at a military funeral on Friday for the British soldier who was hacked to death in broad daylight on a street in Woolwich, southeast London, two months ago.<p>The murder of 25-year-old Lee Rigby made international headlines …

'The Last of Us' Refuses To Be Left Behind At Baftas

I enjoyed The Last of Us. Perhaps a little too much and a few too many times, but with good reason. The combination of story and game-play bleeding into each other creates an emotionally charged, if grisly, experience to rival movies and novels.<p>I was therefore not surprised to see it pick up a …

South Park Co-Creator on Stick of Truth Sequel Potential - IGN Video

South Park co-creator Matt Stone is leaving the door open to working on another video game with fellow showrunner Trey Parker.

Decades Later, A Medal Of Honor For Hispanic-American Hero

At the White House on Tuesday, President Obama will award the Medal of Honor to two-dozen soldiers whose service ranged from World War II to the Vietnam War. These soldiers are being commemorated after congress mandated a review to make sure that no one was overlooked because of prejudice.<p>One of …

Hero of the Week: Arsenal and England's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Sometimes there is hope to be found in disappointment. For Arsenal, Champions League defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich was painful, if predictable, but in their 1-1 draw at the Allianz Arena, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain stood up to be counted.<p>Still only 20, the Ox showed a maturity beyond his years …

Cynthia Lynn of 'Hogan's Heroes' Dies at 76

Cynthia Lynn, one of the last remaining cast members of the 1960s’ sitcom "Hogan's Heroes," died Monday in Los Angeles at age 76.<p>Variety, which first …