• Heavy shelling, clashes resume in Libya's Tripoli

    Heavy shelling resumed on Thursday in southern Tripoli where rival militia brigades were battling for control of the capital's main airport in some of the worst clashes since the 2011 revolt which ousted Muammar Gaddafi. Around 200 people have been killed since the clashes erupted two weeks ago in…

  • EU adopts toughest Russian sanctions yet, targets five Russian banks

    By Barbara Lewis and Martin Santa BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union has published a law that will curb arms sales to Russia and to cut off financing for five major Russian banks over Moscow's support for rebels in Ukraine. Russia has denounced the measures, agreed by the 28 EU member states…

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  • China says Islamist militants kill pro-Beijing imam in Xinjiang

    By Michael Martina and Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Three suspected Islamist militants armed with knives and axes killed the imam of China's biggest mosque in the western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday, the authorities said, days after a knife-wielding gang attacked state buildings in the…

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  • John Kerry's passage to India. Why is he going now?

    After a bruising week of shuttle diplomacy that failed to broker a cease-fire to the Gaza conflict, Mr. Kerry landed yesterday in India for two days of talks with the new Narendra Modi government. It’s the first visit of a high ranking US official to India since Prime Minister Modi and his…

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  • Argentina defaults - but isn't using the 'd-word'

    After its government failed to reach an agreement with holdout creditors in New York last night, Argentina defaulted on its debt for the second time in little over a decade. “We are in an unusual situation,” Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said during a press conference in New York, noting that…

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  • For eastern Ukrainians, a growing doubt: Is Russia manipulating us?

    For the first part of this story, about who the rebels in Slaviansk actually were, read: Rebels leave a trail of Russian expertise – and Ukrainian ruin. Shortly after pro-Russia rebels left this eastern Ukrainian town, Russia's state-owned Channel One broadcast a heart-wrenching interview with a…

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  • Why the path to an Israeli-Hamas cease-fire is harder this time

    Israel today called up 16,000 fresh reservists and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to continue fighting until all tunnels from Gaza to Israel are destroyed. Previous truces between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian militant group, may indicate the terms of a future cease-fire. Since 2012,…

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  • Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign in the densely-populated territory.

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  • Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

    CAIRO (AP) — Islamic hard-line militias claimed to have taken control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after defeating army units, taking over military barracks and seizing tanks, rockets and hundreds of boxes of ammunition, as deadly clashes continue in the western edge of the country in…

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  • AP Analysis: Putin cornered over Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — For Russian President Vladimir Putin, there are few options left in the Ukraine crisis and they all look bad.

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  • Investigators make it to Ukraine jet crash site

    ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) — As fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 and got a first look at where it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago.

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  • Palestinians mull war crime charges against Israel

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian officials say President Mahmoud Abbas is seeking broad political support, including from rival Hamas, before making any attempt to press possible war crimes charges against Israel.

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  • AP Photos: Beating heat on Pyongyang's Moran Hill

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Along with its towering monuments to socialism, bronze statues of its leaders and sprawling plazas for mass political gatherings and military parades, North Korea's showcase capital is a city of parks.

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  • Thai junta appoints army-dominated legislature

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta on Thursday appointed a military-dominated interim legislature in another step in the slow return of promised electoral democracy.

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  • Top UN aid official urges daily 'pauses' in Gaza

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief called Thursday for daily "humanitarian pauses" until a long-term cease-fire is reached between Israel and Hamas in order to deliver relief to hundreds of thousands in need in Gaza, rescue the injured, and give civilians a reprieve from the war.

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  • WHO launching $100 million plan to combat Ebola

    The World Health Organisation is launching a $100 million response plan to combat an "unprecedented" outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that has killed 729 people out of 1,323 infected since February, the agency said on Thursday. WHO Director-General Margaret Chan will meet in Conakry, Guinea on…

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  • Greece to help 'hundreds' of Chinese leave Libya

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — With the violence in Libya escalating to its worst level since the 2011 ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, governments from around the world are scrambling to evacuate their citizens from the country, many seeking help from nearby Greece.

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  • Israel vows to crush Gaza tunnels, snubs UN

    Israel vowed Thursday it would not pull troops out of Gaza until they finish destroying a network of cross-border tunnels, despite sharp United Nations criticism over the Palestinian death toll. Speaking at a special cabinet meeting in Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would not…

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    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police: 'Demoted' worker shoots, 'gravely wounds' CEO before killing self in high-rise.

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  • Ebola to be discussed at Washington summit next week: U.S. official

    The spread of the deadly Ebola virus and assistance for affected countries will be discussed during an African summit in Washington next week, a senior State Department official said on Thursday. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Linda Thomas-Greenfield said the issue will be discussed…

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