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  • US, Arab allies hit IS strongholds in Syria, Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes hit Islamic State group military strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and a simultaneous U.S. strike targeted an al-Qaida cell said to be plotting assaults on American and other Western interests, the U.S. military said. President Barack Obama declared Arab…

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  • Syria strikes aimed to thwart plot against U.S. or Europe: officials

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of the U.S. strikes carried out in Syria were aimed at thwarting al Qaeda fighters in the final stages of preparations for an attack against the United States or Europe, two U.S. officials said on Tuesday, speaking on condition of anonymity. One of the officials told…

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  • Exclusive: Libya asks chemical weapons watchdog to remove stockpile - sources

    By Anthony Deutsch AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Libya has asked the global chemical weapons watchdog to draw up plans to ship a stockpile of 850 tonnes of chemicals overseas due to deteriorating security, sources have told Reuters. Diplomats and officials said that transporting the toxins abroad for…

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  • McDowell seeking redemption at Ryder Cup

    GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Two years after the "Miracle of Medinah," it's not just the Americans seeking redemption at this year's Ryder Cup.

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  • CSKA Moscow faces 3rd UEFA charge for fans racism

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has charged CSKA Moscow with racist behavior by fans at a Champions League match for the third time in a year.

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  • Sierra Leone considers repeating Ebola shutdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone is considering another nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of Ebola, after a largely successful one in which teams visited more than 1 million households to hand out information on the disease and check for sick people, the president said Tuesday.

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  • French jihadis linked to 2012 Toulouse gunman arrested after return from Syria

    By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - Three Frenchmen, including the brother-in-law of a Toulouse-based al Qaeda-inspired gunman who killed seven people in 2012, were arrested on Monday at a Paris airport suspected of having joined Islamic militants in Syria, a French official said. Around 150 militants…

  • Soft data, Syria strikes hit US, European markets

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. and European stocks mostly fell Tuesday following some disappointing economic reports and news that U.S.-led forces have started airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria.

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  • Obama to address airstrikes against Islamic State: White House official

    By Roberta Rampton and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will make a statement on Tuesday following airstrikes for the first time against the militant group in Syria, according to the White House. Obama will speak at 10 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT) before departing the White…

  • Albania destroys marijuana worth $8.2 billion

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's Interior Ministry says the country's authorities have destroyed marijuana of an estimated market value of 6.4 billion euro ($8.2 billion) this year — more than 60 percent of the country's annual GDP.

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  • Russian envoy sees end to Ukraine crisis

    NEW YORK (AP) — Russia's U.N. ambassador said he expects this week's gathering of world leaders to be difficult, but asserted that the crisis over Ukraine — which he blamed on the United States — was moving toward a solution.

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  • Head of Serb church denounces gay pride march

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The head of Serbia's influential Christian Orthodox church on Tuesday denounced a gay pride march planned for the weekend, adding to tensions over the event, which has faced threats from extremists.

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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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  • Spain's PM scraps hardline abortion reform

    MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Tuesday withdrew a change of an abortion law that would have made Spain one of the most difficult countries in Europe to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. The bill had proposed allowing abortion only in the case of rape or if the pregnancy…

  • France won't stop fight in Iraq despite kidnapping

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian police and soldiers combed the imposing Djura Djura mountains on Tuesday searching for a kidnapped Frenchman that a security official said had been snatched by a former al-Qaida commander.

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