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Thatcher opposed reunification of Germany

LONDON (CNN) -- Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, a towering figure in postwar British and world politics and the only woman to become British prime minister, has died at the age of 87.


Victims group says actions will speak louder than words

Pope Francis has told the Vatican to "act decisively" against sexual abuse and carry out "due proceedings against the guilty," the Vatican announced Friday.Victims groups remain skeptical


Under investigation for tax evasion, budget minister Jerome Cahuzac denied account for months

French President Francois Hollande voiced anger Wednesday over the confession by his former budget minister that he had a secret Swiss bank account, and affirmed that the man had not been shielded from justice.


As U.S. troops prepare to leave, military leaders strategize to reduce danger

Insurgents wearing Afghan National Army uniforms killed at least 44 people and wounded nearly 100 others Wednesday in a nearly nine-hour attack on Afghan government buildings in the southwestern province of Farah, said Mohammad Akram Ekhpelwak, the province's governor.


VIDEO: he threats are unacceptable

Kim Jong Un's latest threats against the United States may be even more apocalyptic than Kim Jong Il's. But the Obama administration still believes the young North Korean leader is reading from a page in his father's playbook.


Announcement was followed by plea for calm from South Korean UN Secretary-General

(CNN) -- After weeks of hurling threats at the United States and its allies, North Korea announced Tuesday it will restart a nuclear reactor it had shut more than five years ago.


Retired basketball star Dennis Rodman visited the country earlier this month and said afterward Kim was interested in speaking with Obama

(CNN) -- House Homeland Security Committee member Peter King said Sunday that the recent provocative, warmongering rhetoric out of North Korea is no "empty threat."


Incident highlights security concerns in Rio before upcoming high-profile events

SAO PAULO, Brazil (CNN) -- A female foreign tourist was kidnapped, raped and robbed on a minibus in Rio de Janeiro, police said, highlighting security concerns in the Brazilian city that will host matches in the 2014 World Cup and will put on the Summer Olympics two years later.


Some traditionalists already upset at the pope's decision to wash feet of women and Muslims at Thursday ceremony

Catholics from around the world pack St. Peter's Square for Pope Francis' first Easter Mass


Pope Francis will recite the story of Christ's last hours in a Good Friday service at St. Peter's Basilica before heading to one of Rome's most famous landmarks, the Colosseum, to lead the Way of the Cross ceremony


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