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Ukraine asks for UN peacekeepers in restive east

  HORLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s acting President Oleksandr Turchynov on Monday, April 14, called for the deployment of United Nations peacekeeping troops in the east of the country, where pro-Russian insurgents have occupied buildings in nearly 10 cities. In a telephone conversation with Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, Turchynov suggested that an “anti-terrorist operation” could be [...]

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Sick baby’s parents defend sailing trip with kids

  SAN DIEGO (AP) — The California parents of a 1-year-old girl who fell ill on a sailing trip around the world thanked military crews who rescued them from their stalled vessel on Sunday and defended their decision to sail with young children. Eric and Charlotte Kaufman said their daughter Lyra’s medical condition continued to [...]

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Egypt court upholds sentence for 3 activists

    CAIRO (AP) — An appeals court on Monday upheld the convictions and three-year prison sentences handed down to three of Egypt’s most prominent political activists, a ruling that is likely to revive opposition to a draconian protest law they were accused of violating. It is also certain to deepen the rift between the [...]

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