• Colombia capital on edge after two small explosions

    By Peter Murphy BOGOTA (Reuters) - Two small bombs exploded in Bogota, Colombia's capital, on Thursday afternoon, injuring seven, according to the defense minister, who said he would deploy greater numbers of military and police onto the streets in response to the "terrorist doings." Defense…

  • China angered by new U.S. military strategy report

    China's Foreign Ministry expressed anger on Friday after the Pentagon's updated National Military Strategy slammed Chinese claims in the South China Sea as aggressive and inconsistent with international law. China has become increasingly assertive in the South China Sea, building artificial…

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  • Turkey reinforces Syria border, Davutoglu says no incursion planned

    By Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has deployed additional troops and equipment along part of its border with Syria as fighting north of the city of Aleppo intensifies, security sources said, but Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said there were no immediate plans for any incursion. Ankara…

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  • At Iran nuclear talks, crumbs of hope and jockeying for advantage

    On a sunny balcony of the 5-star Palais Coburg hotel, enjoying the perfect Viennese weather before a television interview, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif waved like royalty to the press below. “I have to be hopeful,” he said in reply to a shouted question, referring to the Iran…

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  • How America is quietly becoming a climate change leader

    When it comes to the fight against climate change, the United States is often cast as a laggard – if not an outright pariah. On one hand, the fundamentals of America’s conflict over the human role in climate change remain unchanged. A cap-and-trade bill to reduce carbon emissions remains a…

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  • Terrorists in Tunisia attacks trained at Islamic State camp in Libya

    The Tunisian terrorist who gunned down scores of mostly British tourists at a Tunisian beach resort last week trained at an Islamic State-affiliated camp in neighboring war-torn Libya. The radicalized student responsible for the beach massacre and the Tunisian gunmen in the Bardo attack are…

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  • Dramatic cuts to college tuition in Washington State: Will others follow?

    Washington State lawmakers reached a bipartisan agreement this week to pull skyrocketing tuition rates back to earth.

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  • France rejects asylum request from WikiLeaks' Julian Assange

    The French government rejected an asylum request from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday, saying he did not face "immediate danger". "France cannot act on his request," said the office of President Francois Hollande in a statement, just hours after Assange wrote an open letter to the…

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  • Berlin's firm stance on Greece exposes divergence with Paris

    Germany has broken ranks with Paris and Brussels in slamming the door on talks with the Greek government on a new bailout deal before Sunday's crucial referendum, analysts say. After weeks in which German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande appeared united in their…

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  • Syrian boy clinging underneath truck at Romanian border

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Border police say they have found a 12-year-old Syrian boy and two men hidden under a truck transporting apricots who tried to illegally enter Romania.

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  • France refuses asylum request by Wikileaks founder Assange

    France on Friday rejected a request for asylum by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. "France has received the letter from Mr. Assange. An in-depth review shows that in view of the legal and material elements of Mr Assange's situation, France cannot grant his request," a statement by President…

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  • IS says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group says it has destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler.

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  • UN nuke agency chief says 'more work' needed on Iran probe

    VIENNA (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency tasked with monitoring any Iran nuclear deal is suggesting that a meeting with Iran's president has done little to advance his probe of alleged work by Tehran on an atomic weapon.

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  • Uber suspends low-cost service in France amid legal pressure

    PARIS (AP) — Uber has suspended its low-cost ride-hailing service in France in hopes of defusing an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers.

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  • Berlusconi demands AC Milan return to Champions League

    MILAN (AP) — AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has demanded new coach Sinisa Mihajlovic lead the club back into the Champions League.

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  • Yasir takes 3 more wickets to leave Sri Lanka on 153-4

    PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Pakistan legspinner Yasir Shah continued his torment of Sri Lanka as he collected three wickets in the afternoon session to leave Sri Lanka on 153-4 at tea on day one of the third test on Friday.

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  • Files reveal 'plan' to move HK residents to N.Ireland

    Weighed down by the sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland, British officials jokily discussed the possible benefits of relocating the entire population of Hong Kong to the province, newly released documents showed Friday. Government archives reveal how a proposal by an English academic to set up…

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  • Top Tunisian jihadist killed by US strike in Libya: report

    A top Tunisian jihadist and associate of late Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by a US airstrike in Libya last month, The New York Times reported. Seifallah Ben Hassine, listed as a "global terrorist" by the US, was killed mid-June in an airstrike that targeted a top Al Qaeda-linked…

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