• British PM Cameron vows to hunt down 'Jihadi John'

    By Michael Holden and Ahmed Aboulenein LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed on Friday to use all means at his disposal to hunt down militants such as "Jihadi John" after the killer was identified as a Kuwaiti-born computer programming graduate from London. The black-clad…

  • Egypt courts list Hamas as terrorist group, give Brotherhood leader life

    An Egyptian court listed the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organization, judicial sources said on Saturday, part of a sustained crackdown on Islamists in the most populous Arab state. In a separate case earlier in the day, a court sentenced the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's top leader…

  • Greek PM accuses Spain, Portugal of anti-Athens 'axis'

    By Costas Pitas and David Stamp ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused Spain and Portugal on Saturday of leading a conservative conspiracy to topple his anti-austerity government, saying they feared their own radical forces before elections this year. Tsipras…

  • Is Jeb Bush 'evolving' on same-sex marriage and other gay rights issues?

    Like all Republicans seriously competing for their party’s presidential nomination, Jeb Bush doesn’t favor same-sex marriage. At least that’s his stated position, repeated this week at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). "No. I believe in traditional marriage," the former Florida…

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  • More action against the Islamic State, Iraq asks for help, Russian mind-set, tech in South Korea, child brides

    “[I]t appears that western powers have so far talked the talk concerning the threat posed by the Islamic State (IS) but have done comparatively little to thwart its territorial advances...,” writes Linda S. Heard, a British journalist who has covered the Middle East.

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  • Readers write: Peaceful communities require efforts by police and citizens

    Regarding the Feb. 9 cover story, “How police can get it right”: Kudos for publishing a positive and informative article on two forward-looking police departments. It certainly helps the US conversation on modern policing by highlighting the efforts of Chiefs George Turner of Atlanta and Chris…

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  • In rebuke to GOP leadership, House fails to pass stopgap DHS funding

    It was exactly what Speaker John Boehner (R) of Ohio had promised would not happen with a Congress completely under GOP control. Representative Dent, a co-chair of the center-right “Tuesday Group,” has been arguing for a “clean” DHS funding bill – with no “poison pill” riders blocking the…

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Pope Francis attacks 'throw-away' economic globalization

    By James Mackenzie ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis launched a fresh attack on economic injustice on Saturday, condemning the "throw-away culture" of globalization and calling for new ways of thinking about poverty, welfare, employment and society.

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  • Striking Danish cabin crew forces SAS to cancel 30 flights.

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Scandinavian Airlines says some 30 flights out of Copenhagen have been canceled after members of a Danish cabin crew union walked out to protest the carrier's plan to move 147 employees to a domestic airline that SAS acquired last year.

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  • Ukraine's military reports significant fall in fighting

    Ukraine's military said on Saturday there had been a significant decrease in attacks by pro-Russian separatists in the east overnight, but said rebels had fired GRAD missiles at the town of Avdiivka despite a two-week-old ceasefire deal. On Friday, Ukraine reported the first deaths among its…

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  • Putin pledges to bring Nemtsov killers to justice

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday vowed to do everything possible to bring to justice those responsible for the "vile" murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov in a drive-by shooting near the Kremlin. "Everything will be done so that the organisers and perpetrators of a vile and…

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  • Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the rulers of the Gaza Strip who once found a warm welcome under the country's past Islamist government.

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  • Top Asian News at 2:00 p.m. GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Seventy years have not dulled the memories of survivors of the monthlong Battle of Manila. The mass killings by Japanese forces, the loved ones lost and the desperation are etched in their minds, as is the elation when American forces finally rescued them in the closing…

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  • China's central bank cuts rates again to boost economy

    BEIJING (AP) — China on Saturday cut interest rates for the second time in three months, adding to signs that Chinese leaders are worried that the economic slowdown is deepening too sharply.

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  • Iran official criticizes Israeli leader's 'scaremongering'

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top nuclear negotiator said Saturday that "scaremongering" by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won't stop the Islamic Republic and world powers from reaching a final nuclear deal.

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