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29 min ago | KXAN-TV Austin

US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

Spurred to new action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, followed swiftly by a new round of U.S. penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy.

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Related Topix: Russia, Asia, Vladimir Putin, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

3 hrs ago | Lamar Daily News

Why Bradley Cooper pulled shift at Burger King

The actor practiced his cooking skills Sunday at London's Leicester Square branch of Burger King, according to WENN.

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Related Topix: Essex County, England, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England

6 hrs ago | KLOU-FM Saint Louis

Inside the Kerry-Israel Meltdown

On Monday, Secretary of State Kerry took to the podium at the State Department to say that he was working with Israel and Hamas to negotiate an extension of their temporary ceasefire.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East

6 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Mob rampage leaves dozens dead in northwest China

Many other people were injured in the violence Monday in Shache county near the city of Kashgar, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

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Related Topix: China, Asia,

7 hrs ago | Shirley Oracle

Maggie Gyllenhaal glows as 'The Honorable Woman'

"The Honorable Woman" is a meditative thriller that investigates a woman's inner life and a global hot spot.

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Related Topix: Crazy Heart, Thriller, Crime Movies, Action Movies, The Dark Knight, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Israel, Middle East, Celebrities, Stephen Rea

11 hrs ago | Canada.com

Londoners launch campaign urging people to talk to lonely strangers

It's a typical urban routine: Sit on the subway, headphones in, fiddling with the smartphone to avoid eye contact with fellow passengers.

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Related Topix: Essex County, England, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Headphones

15 hrs ago | DNA India

Afghan President Hamid Karzai's cousin killed in suicide attack in Kandahar: Officials

A suicide attacker killed a cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai near the volatile southern city of Kandahar on Tuesday, officials said, raising tensions during a struggle over the contested election result.

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Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan

Mon Jul 28, 2014

News Observer

UN sanctions NKorea operator of ship with weapons

The Security Council committee monitoring sanctions on North Korea announced late Monday that it had added Ocean Maritime Management Company, Ltd., which is headquartered in Pyongyang and operates the vessel Chong Chon Gang, to its sanctions blacklist.

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Related Topix: Asia, North Korea,

Click Orlando

U.S.: Russia violated missile treaty

The United States accused Russia on Monday of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, citing cruise missile tests that date to 2008, senior State Department and White House officials said.

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Related Topix: Russia, Asia,

KHOU-TV Houston

France offers asylum to Christians of north Iraq

SEPTEMBER 21: A statue is adorned with flowers for the visit of a casket containing relics of Saint Therese of Lisieux at The Sacred Heart and Saint Theresa Church on September 21, 2009 in Coleshill, England.

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Related Topix: Iraq, Middle East, France, Warwickshire County, England, United Kingdom,

Stuff.co.nz

Mosul fights back against Islamic State

Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq,

WTEN-TV Albany

Strike hits Gaza park, killing at least 10

The doctor who performed the autopsy on an Arizona death-row inmate whose execution was prolonged says the intravenous lines were placed correctly.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories

The Washington Post

Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

Lawyers for Blackwater security guards accused the government on Monday of suppressing evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, US Politics, US News

Bellingham Herald

Gaza's fragile calm shatters; UN urges 'immediate' cease-fire

The strikes followed an almost 12-hour pause in fighting and came as international efforts intensified to end the three-week conflict between Israel and Hamas.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Life, Palestinian Territories, Ramadan

The Town Talk

Russia ordered to pay $50B over Yukos

The former majority shareholder in Yukos Oil Company says it has won in excess of $50 billion in a court ruling against Russia.

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Related Topix: Russia, Asia

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Police in China remove church's cross

Evangelist Qu Linuo, who belongs to another church, said hundreds of police showed up Monday at the Longgang Huai En Church in the city of Wenzhou and used a crane to remove the cross from its steeple.

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Related Topix: China, Asia

Fox News

Venezuela says former general arrested in Aruba on US drug charges to be freed shortly

Venezuela's government says a former general wanted by the United States on drug charges will be released by authorities in Aruba and return home shortly.

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Related Topix: Elias Jaua, Venezuela,

WAND-TV Decatur

Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

A family of five, including three children ranging in age from 4 to 12 years old, were found shot to death Sunday inside a southern Maine apartment, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Liberia, Africa, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Train Disaster

KMIZ

British, U.S. diplomats out of Libya

A convoy of British diplomats made it safely into Tunisia from Libya despite an attack on its vehicles Sunday, British officials said.

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Related Topix: Africa, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi)

The Fresno Bee

Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

U.N. peacekeepers located the second black box on Saturday amid the wreckage of the plane that took off from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and was heading to Algiers, Algeria when it crashed early Thursday in northern Mali near the border with Burkina Faso.

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Related Topix: Africa, Mali, Burkina Faso, Terrorism, Francois Hollande

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