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  • MOSCOW, Jan 26- The rouble and Russian stocks fell sharply on Monday, following a return to full-scale warfare in eastern Ukraine and threats of further Western sanctions against Russia. Washington and Brussels are both considering new sanctions against Russia after accusing it of openly supporting the latest rebel advance in Ukraine.

  • Turkish court orders Facebook pages blocked Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:35 AM ET

    ANKARA, Turkey— Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has ordered authorities to block access in the country to Facebook pages that "insult" the Prophet Muhammad, in the latest move to censor the Internet. The Anadolu Agency says a court in Ankara issued the order late Sunday. The decision comes days after another court ruling to ban access in Turkey to web...

  • To avoid being called a party to the conflict, as Ukraine and the West see it, Russia is pushing the Ukrainian government to speak directly to the rebels. "is not even an army, it's a foreign legion, in this case a NATO foreign legion," Putin said, adding that it's serving the goal of "the geopolitical containment of Russia, which absolutely don't coincide with the...

  • KABUL, Afghanistan— Afghanistan's fragile economy has lost around a third of its value in the past year as international aid organizations that poured in cash for more than a decade have drastically scaled back after Western forces effectively ended their 13- year war against the Taliban. Assuming power in September amid a continuing Taliban insurgency,...

  • Is the euro the Charlie Brown of currencies? Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 11:35 PM ET

    The euro may be the Charlie Brown of currencies. Like the comic character, it's under a cloud of negatives, with analysts tipping further downside.

  • Suspected Boko Haram militants attack Nigeria city Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 8:14 AM ET

    Suspected Boko Haram militants attacked Nigeria's major northeastern city of Maiduguri and the town of Monguno on Sunday, sources said.

  • Obama: US will consider more steps to stop Russia Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 7:18 AM ET
    Ukrainian army forces patrol in the Tonenkoe town near Donetsk International Airport

    Barack Obama said on Sunday that the U.S. would consider all additional options short of military action to rein-in Moscow's activities in Ukraine.

  • Japan condemns ISIS execution Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 6:04 AM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    The Japanese Prime Minister on Sunday called the killing of a Japanese captive by Islamic State militants "outrageous."

  • ISIS claims beheading of Japanese hostage Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 3:32 PM ET
    An armed motorcade belonging to members of Derna's Islamic Youth Council, consisting of former members of militias from the town of Derna, drive along a road in Derna, eastern Libya October 3, 2014.

    Japan expressed outrage at an image that purported to show the decapitated body of one of two Japanese hostages captured by ISIS.

  • PRISTINA, Kosovo— Thousands of ethnic Albanians protested in Kosovo's capital Saturday against a minority Serb politician's denial of war crimes against them and demanded the government take over the management of the country's crucial mining complex. Jablanovic is part of the governing coalition along with former Kosovo guerrillas who fought a...

  • War is exploding anew in Ukraine; rebels vow more Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 5:35 AM ET
    Ukrainian army forces patrol in the Tonenkoe town near Donetsk International Airport

    Unexpectedly, at the height of the Ukrainian winter, war has exploded anew on a half-dozen fronts across eastern Ukraine. The New York Times reports.

  • AVENTURA, Fla.— A Miami- area man is seeking to profit from the phrase " Je Suis Charlie," which became a rallying cry after a terrorist attack in Paris that killed 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper. Patent and Trademark Office, the Latin American Trading Group Inc. applied for a trademark on the words, which translate to "I Am Charlie." Coral Gables trademark...

  • Global turmoil: A 'world in transition'  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

    John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State "remains optimistic" in this current world of turmoil, giving three examples of individuals giving up their terror-related worlds for a life of "building" and not "destroying."

  • Ukraine crisis needs more global attention  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:15 AM ET

    At Davos, Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia wants a greater international response to the Ukraine crisis.

  • Georgia PM: All in for EU membership  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    At Davos, Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, wants to transform Georgia into a European state, as "integration is the choice of our people."

  • Falling oil? I worry more about terror: Norway PM Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:52 AM ET

    Norway may be Europe's biggest oil exporter, but its premier is less concerned about energy prices than security issues around terrorism and Russia.

  • WILKES-BARRE, Pa.— A gas drilling watchdog group that was characterized in Pennsylvania security bulletins as a potential terror threat has settled its lawsuit against the state, the group's lawyer said Thursday. The settlement terms between Pennsylvania officials and the Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition were not immediately released.

  • Egypt's president says Islam needs a reboot Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:28 PM ET

    DAVOS, Switzerland— Islam needs a reboot as Egypt and France battle the same enemy by waging war against Islamic extremism and terrorism, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Thursday. The crowds who took to the streets of France in the wake of the militant attacks that claimed 17 victims are an "extension" of the massive 2013 demonstrations against...

  • World: We need 'consistent pressure' on Russia  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    Discussing the Ukraine crisis, Pavlo Klimkin, minister of foreign affairs in Ukraine, weighs in on why there's no progress with other countries on the Minsk agreement.

  • Does Egypt have a perception problem?  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, president of Egypt says it is the media who "substantially contributing to creating the perception" and they must have an "enlightened perspective" on all that happens in Egypt.