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  • NATIONAL SPORTS

    Arab-Israeli women break ground on pro soccer team

    When the Israeli women's soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder Rafi Subra made a decision that sets the team apart from many of its rivals — he recruited from the Arab villages of northern Israel.

  • WORLD

    Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up'

    Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.

  • BUSINESS

    China to open 8 state industries for investment

    China's government says it will open 80 projects in eight state-run industries to private and foreign investors as part of efforts to make its slowing economy more productive.

  • WORLD

    Ukraine official: city hall cleared of protesters

    Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern city of pro-Russian protesters who had been occupying it for over a week.

  • WORLD

    Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

    Inside a chapel on the edges of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked, bloodstained undershirt that John Paul II was wearing when a gunman shot him in...

  • WORLD

    Classes begin at SKorean school full of mourning

    Students in the city hit hardest by the South Korean ferry disaster returned to classes Thursday, their school campus a tragic landscape of yellow ribbons, chrysanthemums and photos of classmates and teachers who make up the vast majority of the more than 300 people feared dead.

  • TECHNOLOGY

    Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

    The founder of Russia's leading social media network — a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg — has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the company's ownership.

  • WORLD

    Hagel seeking to deepen US-Mexico ties

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday he is exploring ways to deepen U.S.-Mexican defense ties, including the possibility of training exercises with Mexican forces.

  • WORLD

    Obama: Time is now to resolve trade pact issues

    President Barack Obama says the time is now to resolve issues preventing the conclusion of a major, 12-nation trade agreement.

  • WORLD

    Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute

    Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully.

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