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  • U.S. pulls embassy staff from Libya after militia clashes in Tripoli

    The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, driving its staff under heavy military guard across the border to Tunisia because of escalating clashes between rival militias in Tripoli, the U.S. State Department said. Security in the Libyan capital has deteriorated following two…

    Reuters40 mins ago
  • Venezuela's Maduro combats dissidence among ruling socialists

    By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party began a six-day congress on Saturday with President Nicolas Maduro seeking to quieten hardliners who believe the state is failing to stem corruption or fix the economy. It is the party's third congress since formation in…

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  • U.N. finds second black box at Air Algerie crash site in Mali

    DAKAR (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Saturday that its experts had located the second black box from the Air Algerie flight that crashed in the West African country of Mali earlier this week. Initial evidence taken from the remote crash site indicates that the aircraft broke apart when it…

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  • Populist appeal to single women could turn Senate races, Democratic group says

    Look at the most competitive US Senate seats up for grabs in 2014, and you might be surprised that they are, in fact, competitive. Mitt Romney won those states in 2012 – six by double digits.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Nominee Robert McDonald: VA can be fixed with 'urgent action'

    If confirmed, as is widely expected to happen in a Senate vote Wednesday, McDonald, a West Point graduate who later served as a captain in the 82nd Airborne Division, will be responsible for turning around a department with some 310,000 employees and a $163 billion budget – a budget that has…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Appeals courts disagree on Obamacare subsidies: how it affects you

    Two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings Tuesday on a core part of the Affordable Care Act – whether millions of Americans who are enrolled in the federal health insurance exchange, or marketplace, are entitled to subsidies. The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Detroit bankruptcy: Pensioners clear plan, creditors erect new hurdle

    Just when it looked as if Detroit would have clear sailing to end the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history, a couple of storm clouds popped up on the horizon – in the form of two major bond insurers that don't like the repayment terms Detroit is offering them. The duo – Financial Guaranty…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move.

    Associated Press55 mins ago
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  • EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.

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  • Diplomats call for extension of Gaza cease-fire

    PARIS (AP) — Foreign Ministers from seven nations are calling for an extension of the 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.

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  • Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels.

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  • MH17 victims' family: Airline lacking compassion

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is unhappy that the carrier has offered them no grief counselling in more than a week and is refusing to organize a flight home to Houston for the boys' grandmother.

    Associated Press20 mins ago
  • Official: Israel leans toward extending Gaza truce

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli government official says Israel is "leaning toward" extending a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by at least four hours.

    Associated Press28 mins ago
  • In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future

    HONG KONG (AP) — As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water's edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift.

    Associated Press15 mins ago
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  • MH17 victims' family: Airline lacking compassion

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is unhappy that the carrier has offered them no grief counselling in more than a week and is refusing to organize a flight home to Houston for the boys' grandmother.

    Associated Press20 mins ago
  • Russia criticizes EU sanctions, raps U.S. over Ukraine role

    By Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reacted angrily on Saturday to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would hamper cooperation on security issues and undermine the fight against terrorism and organized crime. …

    Reuters21 mins ago
  • France declares three-day national mourning after Air Algerie crash

    Paris (AFP) - France on Saturday declared a three-day period of national mourning over the Air Algerie crash that killed all 118 people on board including 54 French nationals.

    AFP22 mins ago
  • North Korea fires short-range missile into sea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Saturday, a South Korean defense official said, adding to its unusually high number of weapons tests this year. The launch came on the eve of the 61st anniversary of the signing of an…

    Associated Press23 mins ago
  • Nibali set to win Tour; Martin wins time trial

    PERIGUEUX, France (AP) — Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France by retaining a lead of several minutes from the penultimate stage, a time trial won by German speedster Tony Martin.

    Associated Press27 mins ago
  • Dhoni 'very hurt' by ICC fine on Jadeja

    SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he was "very hurt" by the International Cricket Council decision to fine Ravindra Jadeja 50 percent of his match fee after an incident with England bowler James Anderson.

    Associated Press29 mins ago
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