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Somalia: World can use force against the pirates

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somalia will allow foreign powers to use force if necessary against pirates who are holding a ship loaded with tanks for $20 million ransom, raising the stakes for bandits who are facing off against the United States and soon Moscow on the high seas.

October 16, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US envoy takes new nuclear proposal to NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea - Washington's top nuclear negotiator drove to the capital of communist North Korea on Wednesday with a possibly face-saving proposal to persuade the Stalinist regime to honor a nuclear disarmament deal.

October 16, 2008 | By JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hostage drama ended with desert drive to safety

CAIRO, Egypt - The end of a 10-day ordeal for the tour group came far out in the desolate Sahara, when kidnappers lined up some of the captives and cocked their weapons. ''At that moment, we thought we were dead,'' said one Egyptian guide.

October 15, 2008 | By MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Africans wary on new US command for continent

DAKAR, Senegal - A new command takes over all U.S. military operations in Africa on Wednesday, a program that many Africans fear has a hidden agenda skewed by the war on terror and a self-interested scramble for resources.

October 15, 2008 | By TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Nobel literature head: US too insular to compete

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Bad news for American writers hoping for a Nobel Prize next week: the top member of the award jury believes the United States is too insular and ignorant to compete with Europe when it comes to great writing.

October 15, 2008 | By MALIN RISING and HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


6 trapped Filipino miners rescued after 1 week

MANILA, Philippines - The miners prayed, first in the light from their lanterns, then in the dark when the batteries failed. Their only sustenance was rain water.

October 15, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan’s intelligence agency gets new chief

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan named a new head of its main intelligence service, a change sure to be scrutinized by American officials who have questioned the powerful spy agency's loyalties in the war on terror.

October 15, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Jewels return to runway at Milan Fashion Week

MILAN, Italy - Baubles and bangles have returned to the Milan runway after several seasons locked tightly in the jewelry box. Even at Jil Sander, the most minimalist of labels, diamond studded earrings sparkled from the models' pierced ears.

October 09, 2008 | By DANIELA PETROFF Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Amid milk scare, China’s elite get special food

BEIJING - While China grapples with its latest tainted food crisis, the political elite are served the choicest, safest delicacies. They get hormone-free beef from the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, organic tea from the foothills of Tibet and rice watered by melted mountain snow.

October 09, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush, Iraqi leader thank a dwindling coalition

UNITED NATIONS - The coalition of the willing that went to war in Iraq is becoming the coalition of the disappearing.

October 09, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi parliament approves provincial elections law

BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament overwhelmingly approved a provincial elections law Wednesday, overcoming months of deadlock and giving a boost to U.S.-backed national reconciliation efforts.

October 09, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NKorea orders UN nuclear inspectors from plant

VIENNA, Austria - North Korea moved closer to restarting its nuclear arms program Wednesday, barring U.N. inspectors from its main plutonium reprocessing plant and announcing it will reactivate the facility that provided the material for its atomic test blast.

October 09, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan says 60 suspected militants killed

KHAR, Pakistan - Security forces backed by helicopter gunships and artillery have killed more than 60 insurgents in Pakistan's northwest tribal regions in offensives aimed at denying al-Qaida and Taliban militants safe havens, officials said Tuesday.

October 08, 2008 | By HABIB KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Longest-held political prisoner freed in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner, journalist Win Tin, was freed Tuesday after 19 years behind bars and vowed to continue his struggle to achieve democracy in the military-ruled country.

October 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Bush: world must stand united against terrorism

UNITED NATIONS - President Bush, who once warned that the United Nations was endanger of becoming irrelevant, said Tuesday that multinational organizations are now ''needed more urgently than ever'' to combat terrorists and extremists who are threatening world order.

October 08, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Triumphant Trump celebrates tax win

WASHINGTON - A triumphant President Donald Trump and jubilant fellow Republicans celebrated the passage of their $1.5 trillion tax overhaul Wednesday as a "historic victory ...

December 20, 2017 | By STEVE PEOPLES, CATHERINE LUCEY and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Associated Press


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