• Russia still has troops in Ukraine, NATO says

    By Adrian Croft MONS Belgium (Reuters) - Russia still has troops in eastern Ukraine and retains a very capable force on the border despite a partial withdrawal, NATO's military commander said on Friday. "We've seen a pretty good withdrawal of the Russian forces from inside Ukraine but, make no…

  • Car bomb kills at least 25 security forces in Egypt's Sinai

    ISMAILIA (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least 25 Egyptian security personnel in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst violence against the state since Islamist President Mursi was overthrown last year. More than 25 people were wounded in the attack in the…

  • In eastern Ukraine, parliamentary election deepens divide

    By Thomas Grove NOVOTROITSKE Ukraine (Reuters) - Standing at the village polling station where she will oversee Ukraine's parliamentary election on Sunday, Irina Sobko points across a field of wilted sunflowers to a town controlled by Russian-backed rebels where she says there won't be any voting.…

  • Marseille's culture clash: An old hatred acquires a new face

    France, like much of Europe these days, is in a period of social tumult. Far-right parties like the National Front are gaining ground and influencing local governments. Muslims face worsening Islamophobia. And the outrage that many Muslims feel about Western and Israeli policies in the Mideast is…

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  • Can hero dogs Hurricane and Jordan help Secret Service regain mojo?

    Can K-9 agents Jordan and Hurricane help the US Secret Service regain its mojo?

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  • Hatchet-wielding man has authorities struggling to understand motivation

    The man with a metal hatchet who attacked four New York City Police Department officers Thursday afternoon, wounding one and critically injuring another before he was shot dead, has law enforcement officials split between labeling him a possible terrorist or "just an angry guy," according to…

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  • Europe pledges more money for Ebola fight as Mali confirms first case

    The European Union secured 1 billion euros ($1.26 billion) to fight Ebola in West Africa on Friday, alleviating pressure from critics who say the 28-member bloc wasn’t doing enough to help stop the epidemic. 

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  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

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  • Tunisia police kill 6 'militants' ahead of key polls

    Tunisian police killed six suspected militants, five of them women, in a raid on a suburban house Friday after a 28-hour standoff, fanning tensions ahead of a landmark election. Two children were hospitalised after security forces stormed the home near Tunis, a day after a policeman was killed in…

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  • S&P upgrades Cyprus on commitment to bailout deal

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Rating agency Standard & Poor's gave Cyprus a pat on the back with a one notch upgrade to its credit grade, to B+, citing its commitment to the terms of its bailout program and better-than-expected economic growth.

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  • Top Asian News at 4:30 p.m. GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps. The three main groups behind the demonstrations said Thursday they would register public opinion…

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  • "We won't pay," furious Cameron tells EU over surprise budget

    By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - In a vivid display of public fury at European Union technocrats, British Prime Minister David Cameron refused to pay a surprise 2.1-billion-euro bill on Friday as EU leaders ordered an urgent review of how the budget figures were arrived at. As…

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  • Brazil's Rousseff slams magazine's allegations

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is denouncing a report in a weekly newsmagazine suggesting she and her predecessor were aware of a corruption scheme within state-run oil giant Petrobras.

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  • Italian court acquits Dolce&Gabbana in tax case

    MILAN (AP) — Italy's highest court has acquitted Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of tax evasion in a highly publicized case that led the Milan designers to close their Milan stores in protest for several days last year.

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  • Kerry says no apology to NKorea to free Americans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday urged North Korea to release two detained Americans to build goodwill with the United States, but ruled out providing a U.S. apology to Pyongyang to win their freedom.

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  • Putin urges West to help Ukraine with funds for Russian gas

    By Alexei Anishchuk LAURA Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a plea to the European Union and United States on Friday, asking them to help cash-strapped Ukraine raise funds to pay for Russian gas purchases and warning about escalation of the gas crisis. He also said he hoped…

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  • Canada says will move soon on tough anti-terrorism legislation

    By Euan Rocha BRAMPTON Ontario (Reuters) - Canada will introduce tough anti-terrorism legislation soon that could include measures designed to preempt attacks and limit speech that might incite violence, the country's justice minister said on Friday. Justice Minister Peter MacKay said the moves,…

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  • Ottawa shooter had sought Libyan passport: Libyan embassy official

    OTTAWA (Reuters) - The man suspected of shooting dead a Canadian soldier on Wednesday had sought a Libyan passport in recent days but had been unsuccessful, an official at the Libyan embassy in Ottawa said on Friday. "Even if your father was born in Libya, there are many documents that are required…

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  • Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Gazing across the Maidan square, Evelina Martirosyan recalls how euphoric she was as she joined protests that changed Ukraine's history. Since the revolution this year that toppled a despised president, her dreams of a better future have been blunted by war and near economic…

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  • Bomb in Egypt's Sinai kills 25 soldiers

    Cairo (AFP) - A car bomb in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed 25 soldiers Friday, in one of the deadliest attacks against security forces since the military deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year.

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