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  • Syrian government submits plan for truce, prisoner swap

    Syrian government submits plan for truce, prisoner swap
    BEIRUT -- The Syrian government Friday said it had presented plans to its Russian allies for a cease-fire in the northern city of Aleppo and an exchange of prisoners with the opposition in advance of peace talks next week in Switzerland. The...
  • Anti-government protests in Thailand turn violent with explosion

    Anti-government protests in Thailand turn violent with explosion
    An explosive device tossed into a crowd of anti-government protesters in Bangkok on Friday injured at least 36 people and ominously altered the mood of a 2-month-old campaign to force out Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Government supporters...
  • Syria opposition group votes to attend peace conference

    Syria opposition group votes to attend peace conference
    BEIRUT — Despite deep divisions, the major U.S.-backed Syrian opposition bloc voted Saturday to participate in peace talks scheduled to begin next week in Switzerland, ending months of uncertainty about whether the group would attend the long-...
  • Thai government declares state of emergency as violence escalates

    Thai officials proclaimed a state of emergency Tuesday to contain increasingly violent anti-government protesters trying to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and derail an election she has called. The 60-day emergency state gives the government...
  • Pictures in the News | Jan. 17, 2014

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Southern California, where the Colby fire that has been burning above Glendora since Thursday morning did not increase in size overnight as crews took advantage of calmer winds to reinforce containment lines....
  • The Week in Pictures | Jan. 13–19, 2013

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. We begin in Southern California, where the fast-moving Colby fire, which started early Thursday, has consumed 1,709 acres and destroyed five homes....
  • Ukraine protesters reject deal with president

    KIEV, Ukraine -- Protesters in the Ukrainian capital Friday rejected a shaky negotiated compromise reached between its leaders and embattled President Victor Yanukovich after five hours of hard talks. By a show of hands, thousands of protesters who...
  • Ukraine's president outlines deal with protesters as talks continue

    Ukraine's president outlines deal with protesters as talks continue
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine's president on Friday confirmed elements of a partial deal reached with the political opposition, saying he would offer amnesty for dozens of protesters arrested in recent days, reshuffle his government and amend controversial...
  • Ukraine president offers top posts to opposition in bid to end strife

    KIEV. Ukraine -- In a desperate bid to stop the violence in Kiev and to keep his job, embattled Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich offered the prime minister's job late Saturday to opposition leader Arseny Yatsenyuk. The president also offered the...
  • Little progress out of Ukraine talks, but vote planned on amnesty

    Little progress out of Ukraine talks, but vote planned on amnesty
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Opposition leaders emerged from four hours of talks with Ukraine's president late Monday offering little comment to reporters or their supporters amid almost no sign of progress in negotiations. Justice Minister Olena Lukash said the...
  • Pictures in the News | January 27, 2014

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Southern California, where Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won big in their Grammys debut. The independent rap group landed four of the seven major categories in which they were nominated, triumphing over more established...
  • Thailand: Millions kept from voting by anti-government protests

    Thailand: Millions kept from voting by anti-government protests
    BANGKOK — Protesters blocked polling stations and obstructed ballot boxes in parts of Bangkok and southern Thailand on Sunday, disrupting a contentious national election that appeared unlikely to resolve the country’s long-running political...