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Turkey: police detained for 'spying' and wiretaps

Jul 22, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Istanbul's chief prosecutor says dozens of police officers have been detained on suspicion of spying and of illegally wiretapping government officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the head of the Turkish intelligence agency.

Police raided the homes of ...

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Israeli Soldier Missing as Gaza Fighting Rages On

Jul 22, 2014

By TIA GOLDENBERG and KARIN LAUB, Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip, a defense official said Tuesday, as Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of targets along the coastal area. Diplomatic efforts intensified to end the two ...

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Credit Suisse in steep loss after US tax case

Jul 22, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Credit Suisse, Switzerland's second-biggest bank, posted a second-quarter net loss of 700 million Swiss francs ($779 million) Tuesday after paying the largest penalty ever imposed in a U.S. criminal tax case.

The steep loss contrasted sharply with the profit of 1.045 billion francs ...

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Jakarta governor Widodo wins Indonesian election

Jul 22, 2014

By NINIEK KARMINI, Associated Press

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, who won the hearts of Indonesians with his common man image, won Indonesia's presidential election with 53 percent of the vote, final results from the Election Commission showed Tuesday.

The numbers were ...

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Parents of abducted girls, escapees meet president

Jul 22, 2014

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — President Goodluck Jonathan is meeting with many parents of the 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and some classmates who managed to escape from Islamic extremists.

Tuesday's meeting comes after some had refused to meet Nigeria's leader last week. For months the parents have ...

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Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia

Jul 22, 2014

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is defending plans to deliver a warship to Russia, despite calls for a European arms embargo against Moscow over the fighting in Ukraine.

European Union foreign ministers are meeting Tuesday in Brussels, with some calling for tougher sanctions ...

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Big milestone for Britain's little prince

Jul 22, 2014

By GREGORY KATZ and MATTHEW KNIGHT, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes.

What's all the fuss about? A little boy who will be king.

Prince George turns 1 on Tuesday. While ...

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Norway honors victims of 2011 terror attacks

Jul 22, 2014

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg says the best way to honor the 77 people who died in terror attacks three years ago is to "fight for openness, tolerance and diversity."

In a wreath-laying ceremony Tuesday, Solberg said "violent extremism can never be excused."

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11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

Jul 22, 2014

By MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — About a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again.

Since the mass abduction of the schoolgirls by Islamic extremists three months ago, at least 11 of their parents have died and their ...

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Train goes to Kharkiv with crash victims remains

Jul 22, 2014

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A train bearing the remains of people who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Tuesday on their way to the Netherlands.

An AP reporter saw the train Tuesday as it pulled into a train station in Kharkiv, where Ukrainian ...

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Suicide bomber kills 4 foreign guards in Kabul

Jul 22, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a police compound housing foreign advisers in Kabul on Tuesday, killing four foreign security guards and wounding six, Afghan officials said.

The attacker struck at the gates of the compound, which houses foreign advisers to the ...

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Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

Jul 22, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's foreign minister raised the possibility Tuesday of restarting stalled peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians as part of negotiating a cease-fire in the war that has broken out on the Gaza Strip.

At the start of a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Foreign ...

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EU meets as some countries seek tougher sanctions

Jul 22, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers are meeting to consider further sanctions against Russia because of the downing of the Malaysian jetliner, with Britain and some other countries demanding much tougher measures.

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius blamed "terrorists ...

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Moscow subway chief fired after 22 killed in crash

Jul 22, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news agencies say the head of Moscow's subway system has been fired in the wake of a rush-hour derailment that killed 22 people and injured 136 others.

Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Tuesday dismissed Ivan Besedin, who has served in the post since 2011. Sobyanin said that ...

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Body of missing S. Korean shipping tycoon found

Jul 22, 2014

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police said Tuesday that a badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in a field last month was that of a fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people.

The ...

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Australia wants security job for wronged countries

Jul 22, 2014

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has suggested that countries that have been "so wronged" take responsibility for securing the crime scene where the Malaysian jetliner was shot down in Ukraine.

Abbott on Tuesday listed Malaysia, Netherlands as well as Australia ...

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Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

Jul 21, 2014

By KARIN LAUB and YOUSUR ALHLOU, Associated Press

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional cease-fire,

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Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

Jul 21, 2014

By JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered ...

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Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

Jul 21, 2014

By NICOLAS GARRIGA and NICOLAE DUMITRACHE, Associated Press

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern ...

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Mexico declares group home owner mentally unfit

Jul 21, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors say the owner of a group home raided last week is mentally unfit to face allegations that she frequently hit children.

Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam says the woman who founded the shelter where about 600 people were rescued shows "symptoms ...

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