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Obama sends condolences on South Korea ferry disaster
President Obama is sending condolences to victims of a South Korean ferry disaster, saying that the U.S. has an "unwavering commitment" to its ally South Korea in good times and bad -- and will pay tribute during a visit to the country next week.
Obama says no US military involvement in Ukraine
President Obama is repeating his position that involving the U.S. military in Ukraine is not an option he is considering, because what's happening in Eastern Europe is not a situation that would be amenable to a military solution.
Iran cuts stockpile of near nuclear-arms grade uranium, UN says
The U.N. nuclear agency on Thursday said that Iran has neutralized half of its stockpile of higher-enriched uranium that could be turned quickly into the core of a nuclear weapon.
All sides reach deal on calming Ukraine tensions
Ukraine's foreign minister said Thursday that the agreement reached in Switzerland -- which doesn't spell out any specific directions for Ukraine's future -- will be a "test" to see if Russia really wants to see stability in the region.
Ash from Peru volcano prompts evacuation of 4,000 residents
Peruvian authorities have ordered the preventative evacuation of at least 4,000 people living near the Ubinas volcano, which has been spouting ash clouds up to two miles high for weeks.
Hail wreaks Easter travel havoc in Mexico City
A freak spring hailstorm has caused havoc for thousands of people trying to leaving Mexico City for Easter weekend. The heavy storm hit Wednesday evening on the mountain pass west of Mexico City.
Associated Press skewing Russian coverage, state media say
Russian-controlled television channels have criticized The Associated Press' international television service, for cutting into its live feed of President Vladimir Putin's call-in show Thursday to send footage from other developing news stories.
Croatian government extradites former spy to Germany
A former top spy in Yugoslavia's feared secret service has been extradited to Germany, where he is wanted in connection with murder of a political dissident more than three decades ago.
Captain may have been among first to ditch sinking ferry
A coast guard official in South Korea said investigators are looking into whether the captain of the sunken ferry boarded the first rescue boat at the scene, since he was among the crew members who survived the sinking.
UN Security Council meets on rights in North Korea
The U.N. Security Council is discussing an unprecedented U.N. report that accuses North Korea of crimes against humanity, as members of the U.N. commission of inquiry push for its findings to be formally referred to the International Criminal Court.
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