Drunk Secret Service Agent Recalled to US

Posted by Associated Press on March 26, 2014

WASHINGTON — A Secret Service agent found drunk by staff at a Dutch hotel was recalled to the U.S. along with two of his colleagues, the day before President Barack Obama was set to arrive in the Netherlands.

Word of another embarrassing incident to hit the elite agency came as the president was midway through a weeklong, four-country trip to Europe …

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Australia Says Nothing Spotted In Search For Malaysia Plane

Posted by Associated Press on March 19, 2014

Satellite imagery shows a floating object at sea

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – Australia’s acting prime minister says nothing of significance has been spotted so far by search planes flying deep into the southern Indian Ocean looking for possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.

Warren Truss, who is acting prime minister while Tony Abbott is in Papua New Guinea, told …

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Malaysian Airlines Jet still missing (Day 5)

Posted by Associated Press on March 10, 2014

Young girl stands next to a sign at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia

DAY 5 Update: (From AP)

Malaysia’s air force chief has denied remarks attributed to him in a local paper that a passenger jet missing for more than four days had been tracked by military radar to the Malacca strait. Gen. Rodzali Daud said in a …

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Putin Cools Tensions in Ukraine, Kerry in Kiev

Posted by Associated Press on March 4, 2014

President Vladimir Putin answers journalists’ questions  at the Novo-Ogaryov presidential residence outside Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — Stepping back from the brink of war, Vladimir Putin talked tough but cooled tensions in the Ukraine crisis in his first comments since its president fled, saying Tuesday that Russia has no intention “to fight the Ukrainian people” but reserved the right to use force.

As …

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Ukraine’s President Buckles, Protesters Split

Posted by Associated Press on February 21, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In a fast-moving day that aimed to reshape Ukraine’s political destiny, protest leaders and the beleaguered president agreed Friday to form a new government and hold an early election. Parliament slashed the powers of President Viktor Yanukovych and voted to free his rival, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, from prison.

It was a crucial shift in Ukraine’s …

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