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Officials say Romanian engineer taken hostage in Nigeria

Armed men have abducted a Romanian engineer in southern Nigeria in what appears to be the latest hostage-for-ransom incident, Romania’s foreign ministry said Tuesday.
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The pope's call for a "negotiated solution" came in response to waves of protests by Venezuelans demanding new elections to pull the country out of a downward spiral.
VICTORIA - Officials say five people have been rescued after their boat went down off the west coast of Vancouver Island. Sub-Lt. Melissa Kia with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in ......
President Donald Trump left open the possibility of military action against North Korea in an interview aired Sunday, adding that he “will not be happy” if Pyongyang conducts another missile test.
At least 11,000 people flee from clashes in Democratic Republic of Congo to Angola in past few weeks
CANTON, Texas - The Latest on severe weather in parts of the U.S. (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Authorities in Mississippi have confirmed the death of a second person from severe weather ......
FUSSA, Japan (AP) — Residents living near U.S. military bases in Japan are facing a fresh reality: Their neighborhoods are on the frontline of North Korea’s dispute with America and if Pyongyan
A U.S. service member who died when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was on patrol outside the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was identified on Sunday as 1st Lieutenant Weston Lee
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister used a commemoration of a World War II naval battle on Monday to warn that his country and the United States would not tolerate North Korea
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Sunday defended President Donald Trump's decision to invite Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to Washington, saying his cooperation was needed to counter
Both were "dangerous terrorist elements", and one, probably a foreigner, was a leader in a group linked to AQIM
The region where a row over place names rumbles on nearly a century after its annexation by Italian fascists.
TYONEK, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Earthquake Center says a magniture-3.3 earthquake hit a peninsula in the southern part of the state. The center says the earthquake struck the Kenai Peninsula region
French forces fighting extremism in Africa's Sahel region said they have killed at least 20 jihadists in a forest on the border between Mali and Burkina Faso.
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — John Legend is expected on a Massachusetts college campus this week to receive a social justice award. The singer-songwriter becomes the first recipient of the Salem Advocate for
VANCOUVER - There's just over a week left in British Columbia's election campaign and the leaders are out on the hustings, trying to shore up votes. Liberal Leader Christy Clark is ......
OTTAWA - The Trudeau government is backing down from some of its most controversial proposals for reforming the way the House of Commons operates in the face of opposition filibustering ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says an American soldier has died in Iraq after an improvised explosive device detonated during a patrol outside Mosul. Officials say the 1st lieutenant with the 82nd A
We take a look at what is behind the political unrest and why people are taking to the streets.
The BBC's Paul Adams visits Qaraqosh, a once-thriving town of 50,000. It's still a shell, months after so-called Islamic State was pushed out.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A second man is facing sentencing for killing federally protected hawks. Adam Boguski, of Stamford, Connecticut, is to be sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Hartford. Prosec
The victory propels him back to the forefront of national politics, ahead of national polls in 2018.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is putting financial pressure on Hamas to hand over control of Gaza to his Palestinian Authority in a bid to convince the White House he can strike a deal with Israel
China's efforts to assert its dominance over the Sea have in past angered Southeast Asian nations
An Iranian media mogul died in Istanbul in what Turkish media described as a targeted killing that set off a manhunt for the unknown perpetrators.
BOSTON (AP) — General Electric Co. plans to break ground next week on its new headquarters at the former NECCO candy factory in Boston. GE moved last summer from Fairfield, Connecticut, to temporary
Trump told a Pennsylvania crowd he was just getting started on meeting his campaign promises
Says, she will not make 'specific proposals' before vote on raising income tax, VAT or insurance
WASHINGTON, DC. – On his 100th day in office, President Trump sat down with CBS’ “Face the Nation” for a wide-ranging interview that aired yesterday. And Trump was asked by host John Dickerson t
Women at a mass wedding receive wooden paddles with messages such as "for use against drunkards".
TUNIS. – Tunisian security forces killed a senior commander in an Islamist group who detonated his suicide belt as he was shot during a raid against militants planning attacks during the holy mo
Istanbul. – Turkey on Saturday blocked all access to Wikipedia and banned television dating shows, adding to fears of a crackdown after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in a referendum o
LONDON. – President Hassan Rouhani told Iranians on Saturday they could face greater authoritarianism if they replace him with a hardline rival in May’s election. Rouhani was the surprise winner
CAIRO. – Pope Francis warned against religious fanaticism on Saturday, wrapping up a brief trip to Cairo where he urged Muslim leaders to unite against violence by Islamic militants threatening
SEATTLE. — Thousands of people across the US marched in rain, snow and sweltering heat on Saturday to demand action on climate change — mass protests that coincided with President Donald Trump’s 100th

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