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KIEV — Ukraine's state security service on Sunday placed anti-terrorist units on alert in response to a sharp rise in unspecified threats against sensitive installations including atomic power stations, airports and gas and oil pipelines.
Self-confessed California hippie Jamie Anderson kept calm in the frenzy of a dramatic women's snowboarding slopestyle final to clinch the first Olympic gold medal in the event on Sunday.
The Beatles' Feb. 9, 1964, appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" was the group's most formative introduction to the U.S., and the first blast of the youth culture explosion of the 1960s.
Torrential rain and floods in Bolivia have killed 38 people and left many homeless, said the government on Thursday, as forecasters predicted more heavy rainfall with the north of the Andean country again likely to be the worst affected.
It was one thing when reporters complained about their hotel rooms in Sochi. Now, the athletes are running into problems, too.
A key Democratic senator proposed to delay implementation of a proposed new law until after President Barack Obama leaves office.The suggestion floated by Sen. Charles Schumer, D- N.Y., was an attempt to mollify Republican concerns about Obama not enforcing the law.
The outgoing U.S. envoy to Russia Michael McFaul said Sunday that the U.S. is “managing” disagreements with Russia that include gays rights, the future of Russia’s neighbor Ukraine, and a new nuclear arms control treaty.
VATICAN CITY — A year after his shock resignation, Pope Emeritus Benedict has no regrets and believes history will vindicate his tumultuous and much-criticized papacy, the man closest to him told Reuters in a rare interview.
Austria's Matthias Mayer competes during the Men's Alpine Skiing Downhill at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 9, 2014. Mayer won a gold medal for his run.
BEIRUT — Aid workers resumed humanitarian operations in Homs on Sunday, a day after they came under mortar fire in the besieged rebel heart of the Syrian city, evacuating dozens of civilians and sending in supplies to 2,500 people trapped by civil war.
MOSCOW - A gunman opened fire in a Russian Orthodox cathedral on the island of Sakhalin, off Russia's far eastern coast – north of Japan - Sunday, killing a nun and a churchgoer and wounding six other people, officials said.
A zoo in Denmark killed a young giraffe with a bolt gun and fed its meat to the lions Sunday, saying the animal was “unwanted.