• North Korea raises prospect of detaining South Koreans at complex

    By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has said it can detain South Korean workers at an joint industrial park in the event of a dispute with their companies, South Korea said on Tuesday, in the latest ruling that could hurt confidence in the factory complex. The Kaesong Industrial Complex…

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  • At least three dead after gunmen attack luxury hotel in Libya capital: official

    Gunmen attacked a hotel in Tripoli on Tuesday where government representatives and foreign delegations often stay, killing three security guards and probably taking hostages, officials said. The gunmen first detonated a car bomb outside the Corinthia Hotel, killing the three guards. At least…

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  • Japan vows to work with Jordan to secure hostage release

    Japan has vowed to work with Jordan to secure the release of a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants after the killing last week of another Japanese captive, but it reiterated that it would not give in to terrorism. The hostage crisis has become a test for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,…

  • Murkowski's primal scream on ANWR points to Alaska's precarious balance

    On Monday, Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski again gave voice to the Alaska congressional delegation's primal scream. Last week, she did it in a written statement that all but called the Obama administration economic occupiers of Alaska. In a fist-pounding press conference, she said that President…

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  • Will Hillary Clinton run for the Democratic nomination unopposed?

    Hillary Rodham Clinton is now 100 percent certain to run for president, up from 98 percent, sources from her nascent campaign tell Politico. Was there any doubt that former Secretary of State Clinton would run? Ditto Vice President Joe Biden, who has long wanted to make a third try for the Oval…

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  • Appeals court denies lobbyist's bid to blow hole in campaign finance law

    A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the conviction of a Nevada lobbyist, attorney, and developer for making illegal campaign contributions in 2007 to Sen. Harry Reid (D) of Nevada. F. Harvey Whittemore was convicted of funneling $145,000 to Senator Reid’s 2010 reelection campaign by…

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  • When does a traffic app become dangerous? Waze sparks police outcry

    Like Uber ride share or Airbnb accommodation rentals before it, a new mobile app driven by user sharing is running into increased legal scrutiny. Waze, which tracks the movement of cars in traffic in real time to direct users to quicker routes, is being challenged by law enforcement groups. At a…

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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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  • Top Asian News at 12:00 p.m. GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — As President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in New Delhi this week, the shadow of a third player hung over the talks: neighboring China, which has complicated relationships with both the United States and India. To Obama, forging deeper ties with India…

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  • Kurds press offensive after driving IS group from Syria town

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Kurdish fighters are advancing after driving Islamic State militants from the Syrian border town of Kobani a day earlier.

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  • Rockets fired from Syria hit Israeli-held Golan: army

    Jerusalem (AFP) - "At least two" rockets fired from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday, prompting Israeli forces to return fire, the army said.

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  • Israel says 2 rockets from Syria strike Golan Heights

    JERUSALEM (AP) — At least two rockets launched from Syria struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel responded with artillery fire, the Israeli military said.

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  • The phone call that turned around Sharapova's Aussie Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — One phone call was all it took for Maria Sharapova to shake off whatever it was that almost ended her Australian Open.

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  • Resurgent Scottish nationalists tilt at Labour for Westminster glory

    By Andy Bruce and Guy Faulconbridge DUNDEE, Scotland (Reuters) - Among the social housing estates of Scotland's fourth largest city, Ed Miliband's bid to unseat Prime Minister David Cameron is in trouble: His opposition Labour party is hemorrhaging support to nationalists. Though Scots voted to…

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  • Two rockets from Syria strike Israeli-occupied Golan: Israeli military

    At least two rockets from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel returned fire, the military said, nine days after an Israeli air strike in Syria killed an Iranian general and several Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas. An Israeli military spokesman said the army "responded…

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  • Oxfam: Rich countries must support Ebola recovery

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Rich countries must act swiftly to repair battered health systems and get cash to millions of families in the three countries hit hardest by the world's worst Ebola outbreak, the international development agency Oxfam said Tuesday.

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  • Denmark spends $9 million on de-radicalization programs

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has earmarked 60.9 million kroner ($9.2 million) over the next three years for programs to de-radicalize Islamic extremists, including those who have fought with jihadi groups in Syria and Iraq.

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