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  • Local residents look at the airborne combat vehicle, which was destroyed during a Ukrainian night combat operation, in the village of Horodychevo, near Kramatorsk, Eastern Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
    57-nation OSCE plays key Ukraine monitoring role Associated Press - 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    VIENNA (AP) — A 57-nation organization with a history of mediation but no enforcing powers has been tasked with helping to translate diplomatic progress on easing Ukrainian … More »57-nation OSCE plays key Ukraine monitoring role

    Local residents look at the airborne combat vehicle, which was destroyed during a Ukrainian night combat operation, in the village of Horodychevo, near Kramatorsk, Eastern Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

    VIENNA (AP) — A 57-nation organization with a history of mediation but no enforcing powers has been tasked with helping to translate diplomatic progress on easing Ukrainian tensions into reality on the ground.

  • FILE - In this March 31, 2014 file photo, the former residence of Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory sits under construction to be used as a rectory for six priests after Gregory moved to a nearby $2.2 million mansion for his own use in Atlanta. Residents in the neighborhood are objecting to the Archdiocese of Atlanta's plans to renovate the house in the city's upscale Buckhead neighborhood so it can be a home for a group of priests The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Friday April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
    Atlanta residents object to planned priests' home Associated Press - 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Residents are objecting to the Archdiocese of Atlanta's plans to renovate a house in an upscale neighborhood so it can be a home for a group of priests, … More »Atlanta residents object to planned priests' home

    FILE - In this March 31, 2014 file photo, the former residence of Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory sits under construction to be used as a rectory for six priests after Gregory moved to a nearby $2.2 million mansion for his own use in Atlanta. Residents in the neighborhood are objecting to the Archdiocese of Atlanta's plans to renovate the house in the city's upscale Buckhead neighborhood so it can be a home for a group of priests The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Friday April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

    ATLANTA (AP) — Residents are objecting to the Archdiocese of Atlanta's plans to renovate a house in an upscale neighborhood so it can be a home for a group of priests, in the latest issue involving the home.

  • Carol Todd fights back tears as she listens during a Royal Canadian Mounted Police news conference in Surrey, British Columbia, on Thursday, April 17, 2014. A 35-year-old man alleged to be involved with the online extortion of Todd's 15-year-old daughter, who committed suicide in 2012, has been arrested in the Netherlands. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)
    Dutch man's case linked to Amanda Todd Associated Press - 1 hour 50 minutes ago

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian police confirmed Thursday an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed … More »Dutch man's case linked to Amanda Todd

    Carol Todd fights back tears as she listens during a Royal Canadian Mounted Police news conference in Surrey, British Columbia, on Thursday, April 17, 2014. A 35-year-old man alleged to be involved with the online extortion of Todd's 15-year-old daughter, who committed suicide in 2012, has been arrested in the Netherlands. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian police confirmed Thursday an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed into exposing herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after detailing her harassment on a YouTube video watched by millions …

  • Bank of Cyprus sells business in Ukraine, Romania Associated Press - 2 hours 12 minutes ago

    FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' largest bank says it has sold off its business in Ukraine and a stake in a Romanian bank to help reduce risk and improve cash flow … More »Bank of Cyprus sells business in Ukraine, Romania

    FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' largest bank says it has sold off its business in Ukraine and a stake in a Romanian bank to help reduce risk and improve cash flow for the troubled lender.

  • Christie's to auction portrait of Malala by Yeo Associated Press - 2 hours 30 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A portrait of a Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for championing education for girls will be auctioned next month. More »Christie's to auction portrait of Malala by Yeo

    NEW YORK (AP) — A portrait of a Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for championing education for girls will be auctioned next month.

  • Denis Pushilin, foreground center, spokesman of the self-appointed Donetsk People’s Republic, speaks to reporters inside the regional administration building seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Pushilin told reporters that the insurgents do not recognize the Ukrainian government as legitimate. Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine’s east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said Friday they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns.(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
    Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings Associated Press - 2 hours 34 minutes ago

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 … More »Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings

    Denis Pushilin, foreground center, spokesman of the self-appointed Donetsk People’s Republic, speaks to reporters inside the regional administration building seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Pushilin told reporters that the insurgents do not recognize the Ukrainian government as legitimate. Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine’s east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said Friday they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns.(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country's interim government resigns.

  • Denis Pushilin, foreground center, spokesman of the self-appointed Donetsk People’s Republic, speaks to reporters inside the regional administration building seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Pushilin told reporters that the insurgents do not recognize the Ukrainian government as legitimate. Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine’s east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said Friday they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns.(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
    Ukraine crisis: turning points Associated Press - 2 hours 43 minutes ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — An agreement struck by the U.S., the European Union, Russia and Ukraine has raised hopes for defusing the Ukrainian crisis, which has strained East-West … More »Ukraine crisis: turning points

    Denis Pushilin, foreground center, spokesman of the self-appointed Donetsk People’s Republic, speaks to reporters inside the regional administration building seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Pushilin told reporters that the insurgents do not recognize the Ukrainian government as legitimate. Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine’s east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said Friday they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns.(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    MOSCOW (AP) — An agreement struck by the U.S., the European Union, Russia and Ukraine has raised hopes for defusing the Ukrainian crisis, which has strained East-West ties to a degree unseen since the Cold War. The deal Thursday in Geneva came after the four parties held talks together for the first time since Ukraine's …

  • FILE - In this Friday, May 29, 2009 file photo, Senior White House adviser David Axelrod speaks during a television interview in the press briefing room at the White House in Washington. Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited Axelrod, a top adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama's campaigns, to help with its leader's election bid next year. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
    UK opposition party hires top Obama adviser Associated Press - 2 hours 52 minutes ago

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited David Axelrod — a key figure behind Barack Obama's two presidential victories — to help with its … More »UK opposition party hires top Obama adviser

    FILE - In this Friday, May 29, 2009 file photo, Senior White House adviser David Axelrod speaks during a television interview in the press briefing room at the White House in Washington. Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited Axelrod, a top adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama's campaigns, to help with its leader's election bid next year. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited David Axelrod — a key figure behind Barack Obama's two presidential victories — to help with its leader's election bid next year.

  • Indian-origin doctor in Britain reinstated IANS - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    Raj Mattu was "vilified and bullied" after he publicly exposed overcrowding and fears for patient safety at Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry, claiming that there may have … More »Indian-origin doctor in Britain reinstated

    Raj Mattu was "vilified and bullied" after he publicly exposed overcrowding and fears for patient safety at Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry, claiming that there may have been avoidable deaths as a result, the Guardian reported. Mattu's lawyer told the tribunal that the doctor was subjected to a year-long "witch hunt" by …

  • David Ferrer of Spain celebrates after defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain during their quarterfinals match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Friday, April 18, 2014. Ferrer won 7-6 6-4. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
    Nadal ousted by Ferrer in Monte Carlo quarters Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    MONACO (AP) — Top-ranked Rafael Nadal lost to Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the quarterfinals on Friday, his earliest exit at the Monte Carlo Masters … More »Nadal ousted by Ferrer in Monte Carlo quarters

    David Ferrer of Spain celebrates after defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain during their quarterfinals match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Friday, April 18, 2014. Ferrer won 7-6 6-4. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    MONACO (AP) — Top-ranked Rafael Nadal lost to Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the quarterfinals on Friday, his earliest exit at the Monte Carlo Masters in 11 years.

  • Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer directs from the sidelines during the English Premier League soccer match between Cardiff City and Southampton at St Mary's, Southampton, England, Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Ison, PA Wire) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES
    Cardiff backs player over lineup leak allegations Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Cardiff midfielder Aron Gunnarsson has been backed by the south Wales club after being linked to an alleged leak of team information to a rival … More »Cardiff backs player over lineup leak allegations

    Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer directs from the sidelines during the English Premier League soccer match between Cardiff City and Southampton at St Mary's, Southampton, England, Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Ison, PA Wire) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

    CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Cardiff midfielder Aron Gunnarsson has been backed by the south Wales club after being linked to an alleged leak of team information to a rival.

  • Ukraine urges ICC to probe deaths of protesters IANS - 4 hours ago

    Kiev, April 18 (IANS) Ukraine has asked the Intentional Criminal Court(ICC) to investigate the civilian deaths during the protests that led to the ouster of President … More »Ukraine urges ICC to probe deaths of protesters

    Kiev, April 18 (IANS) Ukraine has asked the Intentional Criminal Court(ICC) to investigate the civilian deaths during the protests that led to the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych, local media reported Friday. In a declaration addressed to the court, Kiev said it had accepted the jurisdiction of the ICC with respect …

  • Young Australian forward dies after cancer fight Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    LONDON (AP) — Emerging Australian forward Dylan Tombides, who broke into the West Ham first-team squad while receiving cancer treatment, has died. He was 20. More »Young Australian forward dies after cancer fight

    LONDON (AP) — Emerging Australian forward Dylan Tombides, who broke into the West Ham first-team squad while receiving cancer treatment, has died. He was 20.

  • Peaches Geldof's funeral on Easter Monday IANS - 5 hours ago

    London, April 18 (IANS) Late model and TV journalist Peaches Geldof's funeral will take place on Easter Monday. She will be laid to rest at the country church of St … More »Peaches Geldof's funeral on Easter Monday

    London, April 18 (IANS) Late model and TV journalist Peaches Geldof's funeral will take place on Easter Monday. She will be laid to rest at the country church of St Mary Magdalene, Davington, Kent where her late mother Paula Yates was buried in 2000. Peaches' father Bob Geldof will give a eulogy at the service, which …

  • Local residents look at the airborne combat vehicle, which was destroyed during a Ukrainian night combat operation, in the village of Horodychevo, near Kramatorsk, Eastern Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
    57-nation group plays key Ukraine monitoring role Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    VIENNA (AP) — A team from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is going to try to help de-escalate Russian-Ukrainian tensions after the two nations … More »57-nation group plays key Ukraine monitoring role

    Local residents look at the airborne combat vehicle, which was destroyed during a Ukrainian night combat operation, in the village of Horodychevo, near Kramatorsk, Eastern Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

    VIENNA (AP) — A team from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is going to try to help de-escalate Russian-Ukrainian tensions after the two nations agreed to work on reducing frictions sparked by Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

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