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Russia gets greater control over Black Sea region

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia tightened its control Monday over Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia with a new treaty envisaging closer military and economic ties with the lush sliver of land along the Black Sea....

The US-Iran differences that blocked a nuke deal

VIENNA (AP) -- Renewed failure by Iran and the U.S. to reach a nuclear agreement by a Monday deadline reflects the difficulties each side has with crossing red lines they brought with them to the negotiating table....

The US-Iran differences that blocked a nuke deal

VIENNA (AP) -- Renewed failure by Iran and the U.S. to reach a nuclear agreement by a Monday deadline reflects the difficulties each side has with crossing red lines they brought with them to the negotiating table....

The US-Iran differences that blocked a nuke deal

VIENNA (AP) -- Renewed failure by Iran and the U.S. to reach a nuclear agreement by a Monday deadline reflects the difficulties each side has with crossing red lines they brought with them to the negotiating table....

Floods kill at least 32 in southern Morocco

RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- Days of unusually heavy rains pounded Morocco's south and unleashed deadly floods that killed 32 people, the Interior Ministry said Monday....

Erdogan: women are not equal to men

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has set off a new controversy, declaring that women are not equal to men and accusing feminists of not understanding the special status that Islam attributes to mothers....

Deal gives Russia greater control over Abkhazia

MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin has signed an agreement with the leader of Abkhazia binding the breakaway Georgian region closer to Russia and formalizing Moscow's control over this stretch of the Black Sea....

In razing homes, Israel revives tough punishment

JERUSALEM (AP) -- In razing family homes of Palestinian attackers, Israel is reviving a draconian punishment it largely halted a decade ago as ineffective and counterproductive....

Belgian strike paralyzes Antwerp port

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Trade unions have opened a month of intermittent strike action by paralyzing the port of Antwerp and slowing train traffic through much of Belgium....

Monumental mess: Rome's mayor getting thumbs down

ROME (AP) -- Pigs root through garbage piling up in a working class neighborhood. City buses improvise routes on streets clogged with triple-parked cars. On rainy days, muck-choked sewers make crossing the road a Herculean labor....