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  • 'Jihadi John' part of network linked to failed London bombers: court papers

    By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Islamist militant Mohammed Emwazi, identified as 'Jihadi John', was a member of a network in contact with one of the men convicted of trying to bomb the British capital's underground railway in 2005, according to the government. U.S. security sources last week…

    Reuters
  • Spanish PM hits back at Greek accusation of anti-Athens 'axis'

    By Costas Pitas and Sonya Dowsett ATHENS/MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's centre-right Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy hit back on Sunday against accusations from Greece's leftist premier that Spain and Portugal had led a conservative conspiracy to topple his anti-austerity government. Greek Prime…

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  • Cleared of cover-up charges, Argentine leader comes out swinging

    In mid-January Cristina Fernandez was accused of conspiring to cover up Iran's alleged role in the truck-bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center. Prosecutor Alberto Nisman said Fernandez conspired to whitewash the bombing in order to complete a grains-for-oil deal with Tehran.

    Reuters
  • How can we prevent the next 'Jihadi John'?

    The Islamic State fighter who first appeared in the video of the beheading of journalist James Foley last August was formerly known only as ‘Jihadi John’, but Thursday he was revealed to be Mohammed Emwazi, a British citizen. Then, years of conflict and frustration with the British security…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Netanyahu speech to Congress: Low point in US-Israel relationship?

    "Politics stops at the water's edge," Senator Arthur Vandenberg famously declared when he chaired the Foreign Relations Committee in the late 1940s – an ideal obviously not always met since those early post-war years. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the US Congress this week…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Major Supreme Court challenge threatens to gut Obamacare

    After narrowly surviving a bitter constitutional showdown in 2010, President Obama’s Affordable Care Act is once again in serious peril as the US Supreme Court prepares this week to take up a new legal challenge that threatens to gut Obamacare. A decision in favor of the challengers could block…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Why Russians march: to replace 'campaigns of hate'

    In unexpected numbers, about 50,000 Russians marched in Moscow on Sunday in memory of Boris Nemtsov, a prominent pro-democracy figure gunned down just two days before. A state-run hate campaign has indeed escalated against domestic critics of the policies of President Vladimir Putin, especially…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Israeli court orders state to raze West Bank outpost

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's supreme court has ordered Israeli authorities to demolish one of the oldest and most contentious Jewish settlement outposts in the West Bank.

    Associated Press
  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

    During the week that was in Latin America, Mexico underwent its latest spasm of violence as students, politicians and police eyed each other from opposite sides while 43 missing students failed to reappear alive or dead.

    Associated Press
  • Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson pulled away after the final restart with 13 laps to go Sunday, winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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  • Argentine president: late prosecutor had also praised her

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said Sunday the prosecutor who had accused her of a criminal cover-up had also praised her, characterizing the late Alberto Nisman's actions as contradictory in a sharply worded speech that included a rebuke of Israel over the…

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  • Outspoken Indian preacher wins Saudi prize for service to Islam

    Zakir Naik, president of the Islamic Research Foundation in India, was one of five recipients of the King Faisal International Prize from Saudi Arabia's King Salman during a ceremony at a luxury Riyadh hotel. The annual prizes are a project of the King Faisal Foundation, established in 1976 by the…

    AFP28 mins ago
  • Party of Lesotho's prime minister ahead in election results

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The party of Lesotho's prime minister on Sunday led in initial results from an election in the mountain kingdom, which held an early vote in an attempt to overcome tension among political factions.

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  • Madrid stumbles to 1-1 draw with Villarreal in Spain

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Real Madrid stumbled to a costly 1-1 draw with Villarreal at home on Sunday to tighten the Spanish league title race.

    Associated Press32 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 11:00 p.m. GMT

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, including coastal Australians, air and sea travelers and…

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  • Reaction to the death of Minnie Minoso

    CHICAGO (AP) — Reaction to the death of former Chicago White Sox outfielder Minnie Minoso:

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  • Estonia's pro-NATO Reform party wins vote overshadowed by Russia

    Estonia's governing pro-NATO Reform party came top in parliamentary elections Sunday, fought amid concerns over a militarily resurgent Russia, but analysts warned that forging a coalition would be challenging. President Toomas Hendrik Ilves is expected to ask Reform chief, outgoing Prime Minister…

    AFP42 mins ago