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BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Something funny happened the day before Azerbaijan’s presidential election: The election commission announced the winner. On Tuesday, a day before the voting began, the smartphone app of the Central Election Commission released results showing President Ilham Aliyev, whose family has been at the helm of the Caspian Sea nation for four decades,...

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Searchers hunted through the wreckage of a collapsed high-rise in Medellin, Colombia, on Sunday, trying to locate 11 people missing. No deaths had yet been confirmed, and many lives may have been saved because the 54-unit apartment building was evacuated after cracks appeared on Friday, said Jaime Enrique Gomez, acting director of Medellin’s...

LONDON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the window for diplomacy with Iran over its nuclear program is “cracking open,” but that “no deal is better than a bad deal.” Kerry made the comments in a speech Sunday via satellite from London to a foreign policy conference in California by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the...

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says gunmen have abducted six of its workers and one Red Crescent volunteer in north-west Syria. The aid agency has had no contact with the gunmen, an ICRC spokesman says. The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a...

One of the most fascinating elements of Switzerland’s success is its determination to remain neutral under unimaginable pressure to pick sides. The country has not declared a state of war since 1847 (it never entered the World Wars or the Iraq war) and opted out of joining the European Union. They didn’t even join the United Nations until 2002 and that was...

Is being an entrepreneur in your DNA, or can it be taught? A new study from Babson College finds the evidence is “overwhelming” that if business students take at least two core entrepreneurship classes, that can “positively influence” them to go on to start up a business. Are Entrepreneurs Born or Taught?   Professors at the Wellesley, Massachusetts-based...

CAIRO (Reuters) – Thousands of Egyptians packed Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday, keeping up pressure on the ruling generals to implement reforms more swiftly and to try ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his aides. But the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s most organised group, said it was not participating and said the authorities must have time to respond...

NEW DELHI (AP) — India brushed off speculation tying the Mumbai bombings to Pakistan and said Friday it remained committed to recently renewed peace talks with its rival neighbor. The moves showed how little appetite New Delhi has for escalating tensions in the region while it focuses on maintaining economic growth in the South Asian nation of 1.2 billion people. While...

DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — Three U.S. Navy ships were welcomed Friday by former foe Vietnam for joint training, despite China’s irritation following weeks of fiery exchanges between the communist neighbors over disputed areas of the South China Sea. U.S. and Vietnamese officials have stressed that the seven-day ship visit and naval training are part of routine exchanges...

TOKYO (AP) — A moderate earthquake has been felt in Tokyo. But the minor shaking caused no apparent damage and no tsunami.   The magnitude 5.5 quake hit at 9:01 p.m. Friday. The epicenter was about 70 kilometers (43 miles) north of Tokyo in southern Ibaraki prefecture. It was about 60 kilometers (37 miles) underground. A magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami on...