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UN warns Iraq of 'chaos' if no political progress

Jul 12, 2014

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.N. urged Iraq's leaders Saturday to overcome their deep divisions and move quickly to form a new government that can unite the country and confront a surging militant threat, warning that failure to do so "risks plunging the country into ...

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Israel widens air attack, Gaza death toll hits 135

Jul 12, 2014

By NAJIB JOBAIN and ARON HELLER, Associated Press

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel widened its air assault against the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers on Saturday, hitting a mosque, Hamas-affiliated charities and an Islamic home for the disabled, as Palestinians said the death toll from the five-day ...

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Taking to the sky: Airshow ready for take off

Jul 12, 2014

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — A lot is at stake in the Farnborough International Airshow, the aviation industry's biggest annual event, which opens Monday.

The trade show is expected to see the first presentation of the world's most advanced fighter jet, new commercial aircraft as ...

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Comatose boy, Roma evictions up pressure on France

Jul 12, 2014

By LORI HINNANT and ALISON MUTLER, Associated Press

GRIGNY, France (AP) — It looked like any shantytown the world over — tarps to keep out the weather, scattered bits of trash that no truck would ever collect, plastic buckets to lug water. Then one of the inhabitants of this Roma camp on the ...

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Ex-Church of England head backs assisted dying

Jul 12, 2014

LONDON (AP) — A former head of the Church of England says he no longer opposes assisted dying and says the church risks "promoting anguish and pain" by objecting to moves to make it legal.

George Carey, a former archbishop of Canterbury, said medical advances have created an "ethical turning ...

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Analysis: Lavrov's absence clouds Iran nuke talks

Jul 12, 2014

By GEORGE JAHN, Associated Press

VIENNA (AP) — Decisions by the foreign ministers of Russia and China to skip talks on Iran's nuclear program this weekend are further denting expectations that the stalled negotiations will produce a deal by July 20.

The U.S. — which is sending Secretary of State ...

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Israeli bombing turns Gaza into ghost town

Jul 12, 2014

By KHALID KAZZIHA, Associated Press

GAZA CITY, Gaza (AP) — It's the holy month of Ramadan, when people throughout the Muslim world meet with friends and family, buy presents for loved ones and break a day-long fast each evening amid colorful street scenes.

But not in Gaza City, one of the world's ...

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Singapore backs call to destroy gay-themed books

Jul 12, 2014

SINGAPORE (AP) — A children's book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York's zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries.

The conservative city-state's information minister, Yaacob Ibrahim, says he supports the decision to destroy ...

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EU names latest Ukraine sanctions targets

Jul 12, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is extending sanctions to cover 11 leaders of the pro-Moscow rebellion in eastern Ukraine.

Targets of the asset freeze and travel ban include two Russian spin doctors, Alexander Borodai, prime minister of the separatist Donetsk People's Republic, and his ...

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3 injured in 6th bull-run at Spain's San Fermin

Jul 12, 2014

By ALVARO BARRIENTOS and HAROLD HECKLE, Associated Press

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Three Spanish men were injured Saturday as several thousand people tested their bravery by dashing alongside six fighting bulls through the slippery streets of Pamplona in the sixth running of the bulls at Spain's San ...

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Iraqi Kurds take over 2 northern oil fields

Jul 12, 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, further widening a split with the central government of ...

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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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Ukraine death toll climbs, but information scant

Jul 11, 2014

By PETER LEONARD, Associated Press

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The only thing clear about the death toll in eastern Ukraine, where government troops are battling separatist rebels, is that it's mounting.

After a faltering start, government efforts to reverse the tide of a pro-Russian insurgency have in ...

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Eastern Ukrainians flee as army suffers losses

Jul 11, 2014

By YURAS KARMANAU and PETER LEONARD, Associated Press

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president vowed vengeance in blood after 19 troops were killed in an insurgent rocket attack Friday, and residents of the rebel-held city of Donetsk began fleeing in large numbers for fear of a government siege.

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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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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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