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Lawyer: US man held in Cuba seeks to go home soon

HAVANA (AP) — The lawyer for a U.S. man jailed for nearly five years in Cuba says he is determined to go home in the next yea…

  • Top Asian News at 8:00 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 28 minutes ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his … More »

  • Hamas, Abbas's PLO announce reconciliation …
    Hamas, Abbas's PLO announce reconciliation … Reuters - 31 minutes ago

    By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Noah Browning GAZA/RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - The Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation … More »

  • Three charged in plot to ship chemical … Reuters - 31 minutes ago

    By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three men have been charged in a conspiracy to export chemical laboratory equipment from the United States to Syria, … More »

  • U.S. will allow just 'days' … Reuters - 35 minutes ago

    By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia has not fulfilled its part of an international agreement to defuse tension in Ukraine and Washington will only wait … More »

  • U.S. calls comments by Russia's … Reuters - 35 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Wednesday dismissed comments by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov suggesting that the United States was … More »

  • Turkey's Erdogan offers condolences …
    Turkey's Erdogan offers condolences … Reuters - 38 minutes ago

    By Jonny Hogg ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan offered on Wednesday what the government said were unprecedented condolences to the … More »

  • Russia says it will respond if Ukraine …
    Russia says it will respond if Ukraine … Reuters - 49 minutes ago

    By Pavel Polityuk and Alastair Macdonald KIEV (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of being behind the political upheaval … More »

  • Top Asian News at 7:30 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 59 minutes ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his … More »

  • Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear … Associated Press - 1 hour 3 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears … More »

  • U.S. Western Sahara draft urges respecting … Reuters - 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A U.S.-drafted resolution that would renew the U.N. peacekeeping mission in disputed Western Sahara urges all sides … More »

  • Soldier accused of killing unarmed teens … Associated Press - 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Washington (AP) — Two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was … More »

  • East Ukraine militants confirm they … Reuters - 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday confirmed they are detaining a U.S. journalist working with Vice News. The self-declared separatist mayor … More »

  • Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in …
    Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in … Associated Press - 1 hour 27 minutes ago

    HAVANA (AP) — Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former … More »

  • Top Asian News at 7:00 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his … More »

  • Judge dismisses case against Blackwater … Associated Press - 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government said Wednesday it might seek new criminal charges against one of four former Blackwater security guards in the shootings of … More »

  • Chinese man released on bond in seed … Associated Press - 1 hour 42 minutes ago

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One of six Chinese businessmen charged with conspiring to steal trade secrets of U.S.-based corn seed manufacturers for a Chinese competitor … More »

  • Camilla's brother dies in US after …
    Camilla's brother dies in US after … Associated Press - 1 hour 47 minutes ago

    LONDON (AP) — The brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has died after sustaining a serious head injury following a fall in New York, British royal officials … More »

  • U.S. says 'disappointed' by … Reuters - 1 hour 54 minutes ago

    The United States said on Wednesday it was disappointed by a unity pact agreed between the Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas' Palestine … More »

  • Top Asian News at 6:30 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 2 hours 1 minute ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his … More »

  • 3 charged with sending chemical equipment … Associated Press - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) — U.S. prosecutors have charged a Pennsylvania man and two foreign citizens with conspiring to illegally export chemical warfare … More »

  • Top Asian News at 6:00 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 2 hours 31 minutes ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his … More »

  • How Piketty's research shaped wealth … Associated Press - 2 hours 33 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — French economist Thomas Piketty and his research partners have transformed the wealth gap debate by popularizing the concept of a financially … More »

  • Obama offering Japan security, economic …
    Obama offering Japan security, economic … Associated Press - 2 hours 33 minutes ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his … More »

  • Q&A: A French economist's grim view …
    Q&A: A French economist's grim view … Associated Press - 2 hours 36 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a new book, Thomas Piketty, the French economist who helped popularize the notion of a privileged 1 percent, sounds a grim warning: The U.S. … More »

  • Fears For 'Kidnapped' US Reporter …
    Fears For 'Kidnapped' US Reporter … Sky News - 2 hours 45 minutes ago

    US officials say they are "deeply concerned" following reports an American journalist has been kidnapped by pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine. Simon Ostrovsky, who … More »

  • Top Asian News at 5:30 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed … More »

  • Obama arrives in Japan for tension-filled …
    Obama arrives in Japan for tension-filled … AFP - 3 hours ago

    US President Barack Obama dined on sushi Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he described as the best in his life on Wednesday, a fitting start to an Asian tour … More »

  • USAF: Colombia crash caused by plane … Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    NORFOLK, Virginia (AP) — U.S. Air Force investigators say a plane crash that killed four people in Colombia this past fall occurred when the plane's pilots failed … More »

  • Top Asian News at 5:00 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed … More »

  • Top Asian News at 4:30 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed … More »