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  • Intruder was unarmed, seemed mentally ill; Obamas were not home
    Intruder was unarmed, seemed mentally ill; Obamas were not home

    The small army of Secret Service agents guarding the White House carry a wide range of weapons and get training on how to repel armed assaults – so why did no one shoot the intruder who jumped the fence on Friday and got all the way to the mansion’s doors?

  • Ukraine munitions factory hit after new peace plan adopted
    Ukraine munitions factory hit after new peace plan adopted

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Explosions ripped through a munitions factory in eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian rebels on Saturday after it came under artillery fire, local officials and AFP journalists said.

  • Secret Service launches security review after White House breach
    Secret Service launches security review after White House breach

    Washington (AFP) - The US Secret Service said Saturday it has launched a comprehensive review of White House security procedures after an intruder scaled a fence, sprinted across the lawn and gained entry to the presidential residence.

  • Dollar's rally bad news for oil, multinationals

    By Akane Otani NEW YORK (Reuters) - The asset with the greatest prowess of late has been the U.S. dollar, and if its rally continues, it threatens to eat into the earnings of multinational companies. The greenback's recent gains have lifted the dollar index - a measure of the dollar's value relative to six currencies - for 10 consecutive weeks. ...

  • French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State
    French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State

    By Oliver Holmes and Alexandria Sage BAGHDAD/PARIS (Reuters) - French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of neighboring Syria. President Francois Hollande said Rafale jets hit "a logistics depot of the terrorists" near the city of Mosul, which has been held by Islamic State for more than three months. It promised more operations in coming days. The French military action, which follows U.S. ...

  • Prince William met by cheering crowds in Malta
    Prince William met by cheering crowds in Malta

    Valletta (AFP) - Prince William was welcomed by cheering crowds in Malta on Saturday, where he took part in independence celebrations in place of his wife Kate, who is still suffering from acute morning sickness.

  • Pope creates panel to 'safeguard' marriage bond

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has created a commission to study how to safeguard what the church calls the everlasting bonds of marriage while streamlining annulment procedures.

  • Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger
    Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo.

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