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1 hr ago | ABC News

A Look at Govt Ransom Polices in US, Europe

A look at how the United States and various European nations have dealt with hostage-taking and ransom demands for their citizens in recent years: U.S. policy prohibits government negotiation with terrorists, including paying ransom demands.

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Related Topix: Italy, Francois Hollande

5 hrs ago | Tay FM

James Foley's 'British' Killer...

This is what is known so far of the Islamic State militant who appears in a propaganda video that shows the beheading of Mr Foley.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom

8 hrs ago | The Republic

5 Ukrainian troops killed; fierce battles reported

Five troops were killed and two civilians died in the past 24 hours in rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine as government troops pressed to recapture more territory from pro-Russian separatists.

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Related Topix: World News, Ukraine,

9 hrs ago | Messenger Newspapers

Tributes to peacemaker Reynolds

The 81-year-old served one of the shortest terms on record as leader of the Republic but his tireless work on the Northern Ireland peace process secured his legacy.

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Related Topix: Sinn Fein, Ireland, World News, Fianna Fail (Ireland), Irish Republican Army

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KXXV-TV Waco

French ex-prime minister seeks nod for '17 vote

A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon.

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Related Topix: France, World News, US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Missouri

Messenger Newspapers

Millions to spend bank holiday away

More than two million Britons will head overseas for the bank holiday weekend, with those staying at home having to contend with busy roads and disrupted rail journeys.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, North America Travel, Travel, Mexico Travel, Barcelona, Spain Travel, Europe Travel, Spain Travel, United Kingdom Travel, Manchester, United Kingdom Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Merkel Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition

German Chancellor Angela Merkel smiles as she arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, Germany, Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

KFVS12

Want to stay slim? Leave the car at home

Leaving the car at home and getting to work by walking, cycling or public transit is good for your health, a new study indicates.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom

Daily Mail

Stunning images capture intimate moments in African wilderness

Get into Oxford for A 95! Britain's oldest university opens its doors so tourists can sleep in same rooms as alumni including Ronald Reagan and Imran Khan Move over Buckingham Palace and Big Ben! How a top secret escape game has been ranked London's number one tourist attraction on TripAdvisor Tourists forced to flee as fifth day of seismic ... (more)

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Related Topix: United Kingdom Travel, Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel, World News, United Kingdom, Africa, Zambia

Daily Reporter

British fighter appears to have role in beheading

The black-clad Islamic militant fighter filmed in the beheading of American journalist James Foley appears to be British, the U.K. foreign minister said Wednesday - a development that underscores the insurgents' increasingly sophisticated use of Western fighters to mobilize recruits and terrorize enemies.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom

ABC News

French Ex-Prime Minister Seeks Nod for '17 Vote

An ex-prime minister under Jacques Chirac who was once convicted in a corruption scandal and handed a 10-year ban on public office is jumping into France's 2017 presidential race.

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Related Topix: France, World News, Blog News

Tue Aug 19, 2014

GPB.org

Specialty Food And Agriculture Startups Are Ripening In Greece

Ilias Smirlis runs a small family farm in Kalamata, Greece. Before he met entrepreneur Sotiris Lymperopoulos, who runs the food service Radiki, he struggled to sell his produce outside Athens.

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Related Topix: Greece, World News, Agriculture, Science,

CTV

Man arrested on suspicion of smuggling Afghans in shipping container

Northern Ireland police said Tuesday they have arrested a man on suspicion of smuggling 35 Afghan immigrants into England in a container shipment, during which one man died.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, United Kingdom, Londonderry County, Northern Ireland

KIII

Ukrainian forces press attacks on rebel-held areas

Government troops pressed attacks Tuesday in the two largest cities held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, while Kiev also pursued diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict that has killed more than 2,000 and displaced another 300,000.

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Related Topix: Angela Merkel, World News, Germany, Vladimir Putin, Ukraine

Deming Headlight

Germany: Looted painting belongs to Jewish family

Investigators say they have determined a second painting that was part of a massive trove of art found in the Munich apartment of late collector Cornelius Gurlitt was stolen by the Nazis from its Jewish owner.

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Related Topix: World News, Germany, East Hanover, NJ

Hampshire Chronicle

Nato summit 'unchartered territory'

The officer in charge of one of the largest security operations in British history at the forthcoming Nato summit in Wales has said the high-profile event is "completely unchartered territory" for UK policing.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Caerphilly County, Wales, Shropshire County, England, Isle of Wight County, England, Devon County, England, Newport City County, Wales, Monmouthshire County, Wales, Pembrokeshire County, Wales, Oxfordshire County, England, Wiltshire County, England, Gloucestershire County, England,

Denver Post

Ring, ring: London statues want to talk to you

People listen to a talking statue on their phones at the launch of Talking Statues in central London, Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom

BBC News

Arrest after serious sex assault

A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged serious sexual assault on a woman in the Partick area of Glasgow.

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Related Topix: Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom,

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Bellingham Herald

NATO bends to Russian wishes in eastern Europe

A North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit next month will settle on other ways of protecting the alliance's eastern flank, including previously floated plans for more war-games, a more robust command structure and warehousing equipment that would be needed in an emergency, Merkel and allied officials said.

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Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Germany, Vladimir Putin

Messenger Newspapers

Currency union 'the best route'

A formal currency union with the rest of the UK would be the "best route" for an independent Scotland, the chair of an expert group which advises Alex Salmond's Government has insisted.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom

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