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From left: Greenpeace International activists Camila Speziale of Argentina, Phiip Ball of the United Kingdom and Sini Saarela of Finland pose during their meeting with residents of St. Petersburg, Russia, Dec. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Russia grants Greenpeace activist amnesty

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — One of the Greenpeace activists detained in Russia’s Arctic has been granted amnesty, the environmental group said Tuesday. The move is the latest publicity-grabbing headline to come just two months […]


Oranges ripen in a grove Dec. 11, 2013, in Plant City, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Feds joins battle on citrus disease

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The federal government is getting involved in the fight against citrus greening disease, in hopes of saving Florida’s — and possibly the entire nation’s — citrus crop. The U.S. Department […]


Greenpeace International activist Faiza Oulahsen speaks from inside a barred enclosure at a courtroom during a hearing in St.Petersburg, Russia, Nov. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/ Evgeny Feldman)

Russia grants bail to 5 more in Greenpeace case

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian courts granted bail Wednesday to the American captain and four others arrested on a Greenpeace ship over a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic. They are among 30 people detained […]


Jennifer Mee holds reacts as the jury selection begins in her murder trial, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at the Pinellas County Justice Center in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Scott Keeler, Pool)

‘Hiccup Girl’ on trial on murder charge in Florida

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who appeared on several national television programs as a teen because of her uncontrollable hiccupping went on trial on a murder charge on Tuesday. Prosecutors and attorneys for […]


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Germany joins US in blaming Assad for attack

BERLIN (AP) – Germany has joined the United States and ten other members of the Group of 20 biggest economies in blaming the Syrian government for a chemical attack against civilians last month. Germany had […]


British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a media conference after a G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

World leaders push big companies to pay more taxes

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — It’s time to make Google, Apple and other multinational companies pay more taxes. That’s the message President Barack Obama and the leaders of the world’s leading economies sent to cross-border […]


This July 31, 2013 photo provided by National Geographic shows Asha Jain, 13, of Minocqua, Wis., Gopi Ramanathan, 15, of Sartell, Minn., and Neelam Sandhu, 14, of Bedford, N.H., members of the U.S. team that edged out Canada and India in the final round of the National Geographic World Championship held in St. Petersburg, Russia. (AP Photo/National Geographic, Rebecca Hale)

US beats 17 other teams to win int’l geography bee

MINOCQUA, Wis. (AP) — Teenagers from Minnesota, Wisconsin and New Hampshire bested competitors from 17 other countries to give the U.S. its sixth title at National Geographic’s biennial geography championships for schoolchildren. Asha Jain, of […]


SportAccord, the annual international sports convention. (AP Photo)

3 bid cities make pitches for 2020 Olympics

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The three cities vying for the 2020 Olympics have taken their campaign to a key international audience, each claiming to be the safest and best choice at a time of […]


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Russian choir of 4,335 performs in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — More than 4,000 Russian singers have performed outdoors in St. Petersburg with the aim of setting a world record for the largest choir. The 4,335 singers of all ages and […]


Well-preserved mammoth carcass found in Siberia

MOSCOW (AP) – A teenage mammoth who once roamed the Siberian tundra in search of fodder and females might have been killed by an Ice Age man on a summer day tens of thousands of […]



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