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Former general rejects Indonesian election process

Jul 22, 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto said Tuesday he rejected the election process and accused it of being unfair as nearly complete results showed his opponent Jakarta governor Joko Widodo leading with 52 percent of the vote.

The announcement came as the ...

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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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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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Credit Suisse has $779M loss in 2Q due US tax case

Jul 22, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Credit Suisse AG has posted a second-quarter net loss of 700 million Swiss francs ($779 million) after paying the largest penalty ever imposed in a U.S. criminal tax case.

Switzerland's second-biggest bank calls the steep loss, a striking contrast to its 1.045 billion francs ($1.16 ...

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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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Suicide bomber kills 4 foreign guards in Kabul

Jul 22, 2014

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

Deputy interior minister, Gen. Mohammad Ayoub Salangi, says the attacker targeted the compound that houses foreign advisers to ...

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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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Israeli aircraft hit more than 70 targets in Gaza

Jul 22, 2014

By KARIN LAUB, Associated Press

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel bombed five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the late Hamas military chief across the Gaza Strip early on Tuesday, a Gaza police official said, as the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state launched a high-level effort ...

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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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Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels

Jul 21, 2014

By DANICA KIRKA and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — "What exactly are they trying to hide?" President Barack Obama asked Monday as he demanded that Ukrainian rebels give investigators access to the wreckage of the downed jetliner.

The answer is: potentially a lot.

Aviation and ...

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UN calls for probe of plane downed over Ukraine

Jul 21, 2014

By ALEXANDRA OLSON, Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Monday demanding international access to the site of the plane downed over eastern Ukraine and an end to military activities around the area, following intense pressure on a ...

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US urges global push for Israeli, Hamas cease-fire

Jul 21, 2014

By LARA JAKES, AP National Security Writer

CAIRO (AP) — With high hopes but low expectations, the U.S. stepped up calls Monday for an international push to end fighting in the Gaza Strip as President Barack Obama sent his top envoy to the Mideast to help broker a new cease-fire between Israel and ...

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Official: Turkish soldier killed in clash

Jul 21, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An official says Turkish soldiers have clashed with a group of suspected smugglers on the Turkish-Syrian border. One soldier was killed and two others were wounded.

Izzettin Kucuk, the governor for Sanliurfa province, told the private Dogan news agency that the firefight ...

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Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties

Jul 21, 2014

By ARON HELLER and DAN PERRY, Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling infiltration attempts on ...

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Gaza Tunnels Take IDF by Surprise

Jul 21, 2014

By: Shlomi Eldar, Columnist for Al-Monitor
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The ground phase of Operation Protective Edge raises many questions that will require answers once the campaign is over. Was Israel aware of the extent and scope of the Hamas terrorist tunnel project? Was the Israeli military establishment ...

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