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The Galveston County Daily News : World

April 17, 2014

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Ukraine, US to alternately cajole, threaten Russia

GENEVA (AP) — Ukraine is seeking to pacify Russia even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what Washington says are Russian efforts to foment unrest in the former Soviet state.

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Street theater in Mexico City's rough Tepito area
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 2:00 am

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Few outsiders dare venture after dark into Tepito, a neighborhood known as Mexico City's main clearinghouse for contraband ranging from guns and drugs to counterfeit sneakers.

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West slams Russia 'fantasy narrative' on Ukraine
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 10:04 pm

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Western countries on the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday slammed what they called Russia's "fantasy narrative" on the crisis in Ukraine after a new report on the human rights situation there.

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US: Russia facing diplomacy or new sanctions
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 6:06 pm

GENEVA (AP) — A senior U.S. official says high-stakes diplomatic meetings in Geneva on Thursday to try to ease burgeoning violence in eastern Ukraine will mark Kiev's final attempt to engage with Russia before the West hits Moscow with additional economic sanctions.

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Uruguay's leader declares $322,883 in wealth
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 5:03 pm

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayan President Jose Mujica says his wealth adds up to $322,883. Nearly a third of that is cash, kept in three bank accounts that he didn't previously declare.

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Geneva talks on Ukraine face steep hurdles
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 6:06 pm

MOSCOW (AP) — Thursday's high-level talks in Geneva on Ukraine come as the country's eastern regions are awash in turmoil and pro-Russian insurgents have seized police stations and government buildings in at least nine cities.

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Bosnians see families excavated from mass grave
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 5:03 pm

SEJKOVACA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Family members of victims from Bosnia's 1992-1995 war are beginning to travel to northwestern Bosnia to view the remains of corpses meticulously pulled from the earth and identified through DNA analysis.

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Watchdog: Rise in targeted media killings in Syria
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 3:02 pm

BEIRUT (AP) — A spike in targeted murders of journalists in Syria landed the war-shattered country for the first time on the Committee to Protect Journalists' annual Impunity Index, joining a list of countries where journalists' killings are most likely to go unpunished, the international watchdog said Wednesday.

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US working on non-lethal aid package for Ukraine
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 3:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Obama administration is working on a package of non-lethal aid for Ukraine that could include medical supplies and clothing, but would stop short of providing body armor and other military-style equipment.

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