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Indicted Russian's family say he's innocent

Jul 11, 2014

By NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — Family members of a Russian man charged with hacking in the United States insist he is innocent and fear he will die in custody if he doesn't have his medication.

Roman Seleznev, son of a prominent Russian lawmaker, was arrested on bank fraud ...

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French court convicts 9 in Afghan terror network

Jul 11, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A Paris court on Friday convicted nine people of belonging to a terrorist network that trained in Afghanistan and reportedly planned attacks in France.

The 15-day trial underscored the concerns of French and other European officials over Europeans returning from war zones in Syria —

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Israel leader: World pressure won't stop offensive

Jul 11, 2014

By JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister vowed Friday to press forward with a broad military offensive in the Gaza Strip, saying international pressure will not halt what he said was a determined effort to halt rocket fire by Palestinian militants as the death ...

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Iraqi Kurds take over 2 northern oil fields

Jul 11, 2014

By SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday and said they would use some of the production for domestic purposes, escalating a dispute the central government of Prime ...

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German FM to meet Kerry to discuss spying claims

Jul 11, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister said Friday he will tell U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting this weekend that Berlin wants to reinvigorate the two countries' friendship "on an honest basis" after asking Washington's top spy to leave.

Thursday's decision to demand the ...

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19 Ukraine servicemen killed in rocket attack

Jul 11, 2014

By PETER LEONARD, Associated Press

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russia rebels fired missiles Friday at government troops near the Russian border, killing at least 19 servicemen, Ukraine's Defense Ministry said, adding that four troops were killed in other clashes.

President Petro Poroshenko summoned ...

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McKellen shares pic of him as 93-year-old Sherlock

Jul 11, 2014

LONDON (AP) — British actor Ian McKellen has revealed the first picture of himself playing a 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes in a new movie.

Filming has begun on "Mr. Holmes," which imagines the famous sleuth in his old age as a retiree living in seclusion by the sea. The movie, based on Mitch ...

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UN doubts legality of Israeli air campaign

Jul 11, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official says she is alarmed that Israel's air campaign in Gaza may violate international laws prohibiting the targeting of civilians.

Navi Pillay says the Israeli military, which claims to have hit more than 1,100 targets that it says are mostly ...

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Indicted Russian's family say he's innocent

Jul 11, 2014

By NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — Family members of a Russian man charged with hacking in the United States insist he is innocent and fear he will die in custody if he doesn't have his medication.

Roman Seleznev, son of a prominent Russian lawmaker, was arrested on bank fraud ...

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Thai poachers kill elephant in sanctuary for tusks

Jul 11, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — A conservation center in Thailand says poachers have killed and sawed the tusks off a 50-year-old elephant that performed in royal processions and was even featured in Oliver Stone's 2004 movie "Alexander."

Laithongrian Meephan of the Ayutthaya Elephant Palace and Royal Kraal said ...

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Cholera threatens thousands in South Sudan: agency

Jul 11, 2014

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The aid group Save the Children says an outbreak of cholera is putting thousands of lives at risk in parts of violence-hit South Sudan.

The group said Friday that the disease has infected more than 2,600 people and killed at least 60 since the first cases were reported in ...

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Raiders steal police guns in attack at Kenya coast

Jul 11, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A local official says armed gunmen attacked a Kenyan coastal village, the latest of a series of attacks that have killed more than 80 people and displaced thousands. The attacks have continued despite a heavy presence of government security forces.

The security official, who ...

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4 foreign ministers confirmed at Iran nuke talks

Jul 11, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — Three European powers and the U.S. have confirmed that their foreign ministers will join Iran nuclear talks this weekend in an effort to advance the stalled negotiations.

But the Itar-Tass news agency reported Friday that their Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, isn't coming. That ...

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China tells reporters to work within state media

Jul 11, 2014

By DIDI TANG, Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators have banned the country's journalists from sharing information they have obtained on the job with overseas media or publishing it in any venue, such as blogging sites, outside the media they are employed, in a move that critics say ...

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Latin Americans reluctantly rally behind Argentina

Jul 11, 2014

By JOSHUA GOODMAN, Associated Press

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — With a reputation for arrogance and illusions of European-styled grandeur, Argentines have long been the objects of scorn and the butt of jokes across Latin America

But for at least 90 minutes on Sunday, when Argentina takes on Germany in ...

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China jails 32 people for online terror charges

Jul 11, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Courts in a restive region of western China sentenced 32 people to prison, three of them for life, for downloading and spreading violent Internet content that authorities have blamed for inspiring a recent string of deadly attacks, state media said Friday.

The other 29 people were ...

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Germany kicks out top US spy over espionage claims

Jul 10, 2014

By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Thursday demanded Washington's top spy in Berlin leave the country as a new round of allegations of U.S. espionage worsened the friction between the two allies.

The immediate trigger was the emergence of two new cases of alleged American ...

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Portuguese bank fears rekindle euro market tension

Jul 10, 2014

By BARRY HATTON, Associated Press

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The specter of Europe's financial crisis is back to haunt investors.

Worries over the health of Portugal's biggest bank on Thursday raised fears that the country might run into financial trouble again — just weeks after emerging from a bailout ...

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Iraq's Kurds will boycott Cabinet meetings

Jul 10, 2014

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) — Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's already testy relationship with Iraq's Kurdish minority further frayed Thursday, as the Kurds declared their politicians will boycott Cabinet meetings and authorities in Baghdad suspended all cargo flights to the ...

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