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Georgia to sever diplomatic ties with Russia

TBILISI, Georgia - Georgia said Friday it will sever diplomatic ties with Moscow to protest the presence of Russian troops on its territory. Russia criticized the move, pinning blame for a breakdown in relations on Tbilisi.

September 13, 2008 | By MISHA DZHINDHZIKHASHVILI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Abbas: no to settlement of refugees in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday rejected the idea that Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon might be forced to stay there permanently, saying they should have the right to return home.

September 12, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Italy museum defies pope anger over crucified frog

ROME - An art museum in northern Italy said Thursday it will continue displaying a sculpture portraying a green frog nailed to a cross that has angered Pope Benedict XVI and local officials.

September 12, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Asian alliance rebuffs Russian plea for support

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan - China and several Central Asian nations rebuffed Russia's hopes of international support for its actions in Georgia, issuing a statement Thursday denouncing the use of force and calling for the respect of every country's territorial integrity.

September 12, 2008 | By OLGA TUTUBALINA and PETER LEONARD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hamas breaks Gaza school strike led by rival Fatah

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The ruling Hamas movement replaced hundreds of striking teachers with its own supporters Wednesday, purging Gaza's schools of political rivals and deepening its control of this coastal territory.

September 11, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hijackers of Darfur plane surrender in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya - Two hijackers who commandeered a jetliner from Sudan's Darfur region and diverted it to a remote desert airstrip in southern Libya surrendered and freed all hostages Wednesday after a daylong standoff, officials said.

September 11, 2008 | By KHALED EL-DEEB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Combat flares in 3rd area of Pakistan border belt

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistani troops drove off a Taliban attack on a fort and pounded another band of militants holed up in a health center, officials said Wednesday as fighting spread to a third area of the tribal belt along the Afghan border.

September 11, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dead Sea Scrolls to be displayed on Internet

JERUSALEM - Scientists using American space technology have started a huge project to digitally photograph the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest known version of the Hebrew Bible, and post it on the Internet for all to see, Israeli authorities said Wednesday.

September 11, 2008 | By IAN DEITCH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Clooney, Pitt leave personal questions open

VENICE, Italy - George Clooney and Brad Pitt: Bachelor and family man.

September 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


US, Russia anchor military ships in Georgian ports

BATUMI, Georgia - A U.S. military ship loaded with aid docked at a southern Georgian port Wednesday, and Russia sent three missile boats to another Georgian port as the standoff escalated over a nation devastated by war with Russia.

September 11, 2008 | By SERGEI GRITS and JIM HEINTZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe opposition: Mugabe will fail alone

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's opposition accused President Robert Mugabe of abandoning talks aimed at forming a unity government, and said Wednesday he would fail if he tried to rule alone.

September 11, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russia mulls poultry, pork import quota cuts

MOSCOW - Russia could cut poultry and pork import quotas by hundreds of thousands of tons, the country's agriculture minister said Wednesday. The move could hit American producers hard and comes amid heightened tensions between Moscow and Washington over the war in ex-Soviet Georgia.

September 11, 2008 | By CATRINA STEWART Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chinese defend accused police killer

SHANGHAI, China - The murder case was supposed to be simple: A jobless man accused of killing six police officers in a rare stabbing rampage in China's largest city.

September 11, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Critics want Malaysia PM to resign over Anwar win

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Dissidents in Malaysia's ruling party clamored for the prime minister to resign Wednesday after opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim returned to Parliament with a sweeping election victory.

September 11, 2008 | By SEAN YOONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russia mulls poultry, pork import quota cuts

MOSCOW - Russia could cut poultry and pork import quotas by hundreds of thousands of tons, the country's agriculture minister said Wednesday. The move could hit American producers hard and comes amid heightened tensions between Moscow and Washington over the war in ex-Soviet Georgia.

September 11, 2008 | By CATRINA STEWART Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Ohio State Fair reopens 'low-impact' rides

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Trump pushes out Priebus

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GOP dealt stiff blow in Senate's bid to repeal Obamacare

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July 27, 2017 | By SADIE GURMAN and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


House GOP advancing spending boosts for Pentagon, veterans

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July 27, 2017 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


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NORFOLK, Va. - With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on ...

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McCain: 'I'll be back soon'

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July 20, 2017 | By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press | Associated Press


The Juice will be loose

LOVELOCK, Nev. - O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his ...

July 20, 2017 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press | Associated Press


Doctors: Sen. John McCain has brain tumor

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his ...

July 19, 2017 | By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press | Associated Press


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