29 April 2014

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South Korea: North Korea conducts live-fire drills (60)
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEOUL--North Korea conducted live-fire artillery drills on April 29 near the countries' disputed western sea boundary, South Korean military officials said, in a possible indication of rising frustration in Pyongyang as it unsuccessfully pushes for outside aid. Both Koreas regularly conduct routine artillery drills near South Korean islands and the North Korean mainland in the Yellow Sea.
Russia condemns US 'Iron Curtain' sanctions (44)
Russia has condemned new US and EU sanctions that have been imposed over Moscow's actions in Ukraine. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Iron Curtain-style US sanctions might harm its hi-tech sector. He also said the EU was being influenced by Washington. The Deputy Foreign Minister says Russia had no intention of invading eastern Ukraine, where separatists have seized government buildings.
"Star Wars" cast announced: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford return (14)
Peter Mayhew is back as Chewbacca, too Prachi Gupta Follow Topics: Harrison Ford, Star Wars, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hammill, jj abrams, Disney, Lucasfilms, Entertainment News (Credit: Jaguar PS / Shutterstock.com) After letting fans speculate for months, Disney and Lucasfilms have announced the cast of "Star Wars: Episode VII" on the official "Star Wars" Web Site.
Italian court says Amanda Knox herself delivered fatal blow (17)
Amanda Knox in New York on Jan. 31, 2014. (AP / Mark Lennihan) Colleen Barry, The Associated Press MILAN, Italy - The Florence appeals court that reinstated the conviction against Amanda Knox in her roommate's 2007 murder said in a lengthy reasoning made public Tuesday that Knox herself delivered the fatal blow, and that the overwhelming physical evidence precluded any need to determine a clear motive.
Kerry backs off Israel 'apartheid' remark (31)
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry says he chose the wrong word in describing Israel's potential future after coming under withering criticism for saying the Jewish state could become an "apartheid state" if it doesn't reach a peace deal with the Palestinians. In a statement released by the State Department Monday, Kerry lashed out against "partisan political" attacks against him, but acknowledged his
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