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Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

4 hours 26 mins ago
BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people." Full Story
China's top leaders remember victory over Japan

China's top leaders remember victory over Japan

16 mins ago
BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping tended to huge bouquets and gunners fired salutes Wednesday as China commemorated Japan's World War II surrender in a campaign to remind the world of Tokyo's historical aggression amid tense ties between the countries. Full Story
Putin, Poroshenko discuss settlement in Ukraine

Putin, Poroshenko discuss settlement in Ukraine

33 mins ago
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has discussed a peace settlement in eastern Ukraine with President Petro Poroshenko and found that they "largely share views" on ways out of the crisis, Putin's spokesman was quoted as saying on Wednesday. Full Story
Fuel price hike looms for Indonesia's new leader

Fuel price hike looms for Indonesia's new leader

34 mins ago
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The first item on the to-do list of Indonesia's president-elect is one that successive leaders have struggled with, and could be his toughest: how to wean the country off fuel subsidies that make gasoline almost as cheap as bottled water. Full Story
Putin in Mongolia for 5-hour visit

Putin in Mongolia for 5-hour visit

47 mins ago
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Mongolia on Wednesday for a five-hour working visit with a traditional friendly neighbor amid soaring tensions with Washington and NATO over a Kremlin-backed offensive in Ukraine. Full Story

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At NATO, goal is to curb Russia but not provoke it

At NATO, goal is to curb Russia but not provoke it

52 mins ago
NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — The heady "we won the Cold War" days are over. When President Obama and other NATO leaders assemble here Thursday for a key summit meeting, their No. 1 goal will be an old and familiar one: protecting vulnerable alliance members from Russia, without goading the Kremlin into military action. Full Story
Obama aims to show solidarity with Baltics

Obama aims to show solidarity with Baltics

59 mins ago
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — President Barack Obama will stand shoulder to shoulder with Baltic leaders Wednesday in a show of solidarity with NATO allies who fear they could be the next target of Russia's aggression. Full Story
Asian stock markets rise as dollar gains

Asian stock markets rise as dollar gains

80 mins ago
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday, lifted by new signs of strength in the U.S. economy and expectations that Europe's central bank will provide more support to the flagging region. A report showing solid growth in China's services industries also bolstered sentiment. Full Story