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Olmert’s impending exit deals blow to peace effort

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's decision to leave office has dealt a serious setback to delicate peace negotiations with both the Palestinians and Syria.

August 15, 2008 | By STEVEN GUTKIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Karadzic appears at UN war crimes tribunal

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic appeared at the U.N.'s Yugoslav war crimes tribunal for the first time Thursday, telling the judge he would defend himself against charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.

August 15, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israeli prime minister to resign in September

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced Wednesday he will resign in September, throwing his country into political turmoil and raising doubts about progress for U.S.-backed Mideast peace efforts.

August 14, 2008 | By MARK LAVIE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe devalues currency; 10B becomes 1 dollar

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe will drop 10 zeros from its hyper-inflated currency - turning 10 billion dollars into one - the country's reserve bank said Wednesday. President Robert Mugabe threatened a state of emergency if businesses profiteer from the country's economic and political unraveling.

August 14, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Top UK court allows extradition of hacker to US

LONDON - Some call it the biggest hack of military computers; perhaps it was just a big embarrassment.

August 14, 2008 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


30 killed as fighting escalates in Pakistan valley

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistani troops battled Islamic militants in a valley near the Afghan border Wednesday, killing 25 insurgents and losing five soldiers as escalating combat threatened the new government's policy of offering peace to pro-Taliban groups.

August 14, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi parliament calls session on Kirkuk

BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament went into summer recess Wednesday without resolving key disputes holding up this year's provincial elections, forcing the speaker to announce a special session to discuss a power-sharing formula for the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.

August 14, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Karadzic in UN custody in Netherlands

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has Radovan Karadzic in custody, 13 years after indicting the Bosnian Serb leader on genocide charges.

August 14, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Turkish ruling party narrowly avoids ban

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkey's top court on Wednesday narrowly decided against banning the ruling party over accusations that it was steering the country toward Islamic rule, preserving a government locked in a power struggle with the secular elite.

August 14, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Experts: Indian police struggle to halt bombings

AHMADABAD, India - It's a cycle India has seen repeated 13 times in nearly three years: Bombs are planted where they can kill as many people as possible. Investigations follow, memories fade and months later, bombs explode in another city.

August 13, 2008 | By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Militants capture 25 Pakistani security personnel

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Islamic militants seized a security post in Pakistan's troubled northwest Tuesday, capturing at least 25 police and troops in a raid that underscored the government's weak grip on territory near the Afghan border.

August 13, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Medic: Boy killed by Israeli fire in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Israeli gunfire killed a 10-year-old Palestinian boy Tuesday during a confrontation between troops and stone-throwers in a West Bank village, medics and witnesses said.

August 13, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


7 Bosnian Serbs guilty of genocide in Srebrenica

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - The Bosnian war crimes court convicted seven Bosnian Serbs of genocide Tuesday in the 1995 massacre of Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica and handed down prison sentences ranging from 38 to 42 years. Four others were acquitted.

August 13, 2008 | By AIDA CERKEZ-ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Beijing air improves with wind and rain

BEIJING - Environmental officials say their efforts are starting to clear the haze above Beijing, while strong wind and some rain have also raised hopes of blue skies when the Olympic Games start in just over a week.

August 13, 2008 | By HENRY SANDERSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Indonesia: Asian militants sought al-Qaida funds

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Two alleged Indonesian terror leaders were headed to Iraq to seek help from al-Qaida, according to a seized laptop that indicates regional militants are cash-strapped but determined to rebuild international links, security officials say.

August 13, 2008 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Pentagon says missile defense test a success

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon scored an important success Tuesday in a test of its oft-criticized missile defense program, destroying a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean ...

May 30, 2017 | By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer | Associated Press


For many, the true meaning of Memorial Day has been forgotten

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached - a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers.

May 29, 2017 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Ultimate sacrifice: Teen dies shielding cousin from gunfire

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. - It was after midnight when a gunman burst into the living room of a southern Mississippi home where young people were playing video ...

May 29, 2017 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press | Associated Press


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