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KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s interim government has issued an arrest warrant for ousted President Viktor Yanukovich, who is wanted in connection with the deaths of protesters in Kiev’s main square last week, acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said in a post published on his Facebook page.
Kenneth Bae, a Korean American tour guide and evangelist imprisoned in North Korea for more than a year, has been transferred from a hospital to a labor camp, the U.S. State Department said Friday.
SOCHI, Russia — Half a mile away, thousands of people waved flags, held balloons and cheered Thursday as the Olympic torch passed by. Nina Toromonyan stood in the gray rubble that remains of her home and cried.
A team of British scientists have found what they believe to be the oldest human footprints in Europe, dating back at least 800,000 years.
LONDON — Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused the U.S. of hypocrisy and of seeking to undermine his country’s independence in a speech to air force commanders in Tehran, the state-run Fars news agency reported.
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continued their quiet negotiations Saturday to bring an end to their nations’ World War II dispute over four Pacific islands, a disagreement that has hampered relations between the two nations for nearly 70 years.
MEXICO CITY—The vigilante “self-defense” groups in Mexico’s Michoacan state on Saturday entered Apatzingan, the stronghold of the Knights Templar drug cartel, carrying no weapons but escorted by troops and federal police.
ISTANBUL — Demonstrations against a restrictive new Internet law grew violent Saturday night, as hundreds of protestors clashed with police near Istanbul’s main Taksim Square.
MIAMI—The reforms pushed by Cuban ruler Raul Castro are necessary to fix the country’s economy, but are eroding social services and have not led to increased productivity, economist Carmelo Mesa-Lago said Saturday.
TARTUS, Syria — In a setback for a United Nations-brokered aid effort, a convoy carrying humanitarian assistance to civilians trapped in the center of the Syrian city of Homs on Saturday was met with gunfire and shelling, breaking a cease-fire.
KABUL — Civilian casualties in Afghanistan rose last year as attacks by Taliban insurgents increased and women and children were caught in the crossfire, according to a U.N. report released Saturday.
The revelation that a group of people attacked a power station in California last spring is forcing a reassessment of what may be the most frightening threat to the nation’s electricity grid. Before the news broke, most utility executives were worried about cyberattacks. But The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the attack on the Metcalf power station near San Jose in April was much more conventional: