• Russia says Ukraine should find money to pay for gas within a week

    By Katya Golubkova MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukraine should be able to find ways of paying for Russian gas supplies within a week, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Wednesday, suggesting a standoff would end once Moscow received financial guarantees from Kiev. The latest round of gas talks…

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  • Kerry expects 'deep' engagement with Congress on Iran talks

    BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on a visit to Berlin on Wednesday that the Obama administration planned to fully consult Congress about ongoing negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. "I personally believe, as does the president, that Congress has an extremely…

  • North Korea cites Obama requests in freeing American prisoner

    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un released one of three Americans detained in the country taking into consideration "repeated requests" of U.S. President Barack Obama, Pyongyang's state KCNA news agency said on Wednesday. Jeffrey Fowle, 56, was arrested in May for leaving a Bible at…

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  • In Colorado race, Mark Udall painted Cory Gardner as anti-woman. Did it backfire?

    When Democratic Sen. Mark Udall unveiled his first campaign ad last spring, the subject was his opponent's stance on abortion.

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  • In Senate races, little talk of Ferguson. Will that hurt black voter turnout?

    In the razor-thin Senate race in Iowa, Tara Patterson, a sought-after African-American voter, is deeply disappointed that neither candidate is talking about what’s most important to her: race and justice issues that can be summed up in one word, Ferguson.

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  • On Jordan-Syria border, a forced coexistence spurs bullying among children

    In this country, insulting the king can land you in jail.

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  • DHS to funnel passengers traveling from Ebola hotspots through five US airports

    The Department of Homeland Security announced new travel restrictions Tuesday for people arriving in the United States from Ebola hotspots in West Africa.

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  • Iraq: Suicide attack kills at least 17 in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber set off his explosives-laden belt on Tuesday in a mosque in busy commercial area in central Baghdad, killing at least 17 people, Iraqi officials said, as the country remains without a new government following last month's national elections.

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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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  • 2 Israeli troops wounded by gunfire from Egypt

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says two soldiers have been wounded in the southern Negev Desert after being fired upon by unknown attackers from the Egyptian side of the border.

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  • Two Israeli soldiers wounded in attack along Egypt border: military

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Attackers in Egypt's Sinai peninsula opened fire on Israeli troops across the border on Wednesday, wounding two soldiers, the Israeli military said. Islamist militants are active in the lawless peninsula, which borders southern Israel, though assaults across that boundary are…

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  • Nigeria truce is shaky, no news of abducted girls

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Days after Nigeria's military raised hopes by announcing Islamic extremists have agreed to a cease-fire, Boko Haram is still fighting and there is no word about 219 schoolgirls held hostage for six months.

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  • Sweden scales back submarine hunt

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's military has withdrawn some of the ships taking part in a submarine hunt in the Stockholm archipelago.

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  • Top Asian News at 12:00 p.m. GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — On one side of the table sat the idealistic and earnest young students in jeans and black T-shirts, knapsacks by their sides. Facing them was the line-up of seasoned government officials in their formal suits. In an unprecedented two-hour televised meeting Tuesday, the students…

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  • Kuwait sentences 13 over controversial speech

    KUWAIT CITY (AP) — A Kuwaiti defense lawyer says a court in the Gulf nation has convicted and sentenced 13 people to two years in prison each for reading aloud a speech by a leading opposition figure challenging the country's ruler.

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  • Tropical depression headed for Campeche in Mexico

    MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression is headed toward the Mexican state of Campeche and is likely to strengthen to a tropical storm.

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  • Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius spent his first night in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria, said a prison official.

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  • Factbox: Who's who on the new EU executive

    (Reuters) - The European Parliament votes on Wednesday in Strasbourg on whether to confirm in office the new European Commission, the EU executive to be led by Jean-Claude Juncker. Each of the 28 member states nominates a commissioner. All have passed individual confirmation hearings in the…

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