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  • NATO's outgoing chief: 'We cut fat, built muscle"

    BRUSSELS (AP) — When Anders Fogh Rasmussen took over at NATO, the alliance was struggling to contain a growing insurgency in Afghanistan, and some predicted it would soon follow its Cold War foe, the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact, into the dustbin of history.

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  • Nearly 700 held or probed in major Asia counterfeit sweep

    Lyon (AFP) - More than 660 people were arrested or put under investigation in a major police operation across 10 Asian countries that targeted criminal networks trading fake and potentially dangerous products, Interpol announced Monday.

    AFP
  • US spacecraft enters Mars orbit, India probe next

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — With NASA's Maven spacecraft safely in orbit around Mars, the spotlight shifts to India's first mission to the red planet.

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  • Israel court condemns African migrant detentions

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A high Israeli court on Monday condemned the government's policy of detaining illegal African migrants captured in the Negev Desert, ordered that a detention facility be closed within three months and banned new detentions for a year.

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  • Cuban salsa singer split between island and US

    MIAMI (AP) — In his most famous song, Cuban salsa singer Manuel Gonzalez croons about creating a bridge between Miami and Havana.

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  • Scoffs and hopes as Khodorkovsky eyes Kremlin

    Moscow (AFP) - For a project whose end goal might be the removal from power of President Vladimir Putin, it had a very inauspicious start.

    AFP
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  • 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar - FIFA's Zwanziger

    Berlin (AFP) - Qatar will not host the World Cup in 2022, according to Theo Zwanziger, the German member on the executive committee of world football's governing body FIFA.

    AFP
  • High-profile Israeli spy Mike Harari dead at 87

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli secret service agent Mike Harari, who played a major role in planning Mossad's revenge attacks against Palestinian militants implicated in the 1972 Munich massacre of the country's Olympics team, has died. He was 87.

    Associated Press
  • UN to bind nations on new foreign terrorist rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is expected to adopt a binding resolution this week that would require nations to bar their citizens from traveling abroad to join terrorism organizations, part of a U.S.-led effort to galvanize the international community against what Obama…

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  • Valls tells Germans France isn't EU's 'sick child'

    By Stephen Brown and Alexandra Hudson BERLIN (Reuters) - France's Manuel Valls used his first visit to Berlin as prime minister on Monday to try to convince Germany his government is serious about making its economy more competitive, declaring that France "is not the sick child of Europe".…

    Reuters
  • French PM welcomes weaker euro, hopes it stays put

    HAMBURG (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls welcomed on Monday the current weakness of the euro, saying during a visit to Germany that he hoped it would remain at these levels to boost the competitiveness of European exporters. "The euro has fallen. Beyond that, these are choices for the…

    Reuters
  • Concern over McIlroy, McDowell more about results

    GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — European captain Paul McGinley is having second thoughts about a Rory McIlroy-Graeme McDowell partnership in the Ryder Cup.

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  • Kiev notes progress on eastern Ukraine cease-fire

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Both government troops and pro-Russian rebels began withdrawing heavy artillery in the east of the country, Ukrainian officials said Monday, a significant step toward implementing an effective cease-fire in the region.

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  • Greek authorities confront smugglers, 3 injured

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say three people have been injured during a confrontation between the coast guard and smugglers trying to ferry migrants from Turkey to an eastern Aegean Sea island.

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  • AP Photos: Dynamite doesn't stop Peru narcos

    PICHARI, Peru (AP) — The dynamiting of clandestine airstrips by Peruvian security forces in the world's No. 1 coca-growing valley cuts into profits but hardly discourages cocaine traffickers who net tens of thousands of dollars with each Bolivia-bound flight.

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  • French premier rejects notion country is 'sick'

    BERLIN (AP) — France's prime minister on Monday dismissed the view that his country is "sick," and insisted that it is both willing and able to carry out economic reforms.

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  • German Merck to buy St. Louis-based Sigma-Aldrich

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German drug company Merck says it has agreed to buy St. Louis-based chemical firm Sigma-Aldrich Corp. for $17 billion in a deal Merck says will strengthen its business in chemicals and laboratory equipment.

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