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  • Turkey Protests Test Obama’s Ties With Erdogan

    Turkey Protests Test Obama’s Ties With Erdogan

     

    WASHINGTON — Government crackdowns against protesters in Turkey could test the close ties between President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a strategically important U.S. ally in a tumultuous region.
    The demonstrations in Turkey, now in their second […]

  • Clashes as Turkish police move into square; PM says won’t yield

    Clashes as Turkish police move into square; PM says won’t yield

     

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish riot police moved on Tuesday into the central Istanbul square at the heart of 10 days of anti-government protests, firing tear gas and water cannon at hundreds of protesters armed with rocks and fireworks.
    Prime Minister Tayyip […]

  • China’s Latest ‘Sacred’ Manned Space Mission Blasts Off

    China’s Latest ‘Sacred’ Manned Space Mission Blasts Off

    BEIJING – A Chinese manned spacecraft blasted off with three astronauts on board on Tuesday on a 15-day mission to an experimental space lab in the latest step towards the development of a space station.
    The Shenzhou 10 spacecraft was launched […]

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  • Hong Kong Legal Battle Looms For NSA Contractor

    Hong Kong Legal Battle Looms For NSA Contractor

    HONG KONG – A potential extradition tussle in Hong Kong over an American who has exposed the U.S. government’s top-secret surveillance programs could prove to be a test case for civil liberties in the financial hub controlled by China.
    Edward Snowden, […]

  • A Free Syrian Army fighter rests in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district, June 8, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Muzaffar Salman

    U.S. To Weigh Arming Syrian Rebels, Official Says

    WASHINGTON – The United States could make a decision as early as this week on whether to arm Syrian rebels, U.S. officials said on Monday, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry put off a Middle East trip to attend […]

  • The NATO base at Kabul International Airport

    Kabul Airport Attack: Gunfire, Explosions Reported

    Explosions and gunfire were heard early Monday near Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan, Reuters reported.
    Police confirmed the attacks to the AFP, who described them as “ongoing.”
    There were no immediate reports of casualties.
    Al Jazeera reported that suicide bombers were […]

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  • Mandela in ‘serious’ condition in hospital

    Mandela in ‘serious’ condition in hospital

    JOHANNESBURG – Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was in a “serious but stable” condition on Saturday after being taken to hospital with a recurrence of a lung infection, the government said.
    The 94-year-old, who became the first […]

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the media about Syria at the State Department in Washington May 31, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Yuri Gripas

    Kerry to return to Mideast next week in further peace push: sources

    JERUSALEM – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is set to return to Israel and the Palestinian territories next week for his fifth visit to the region in barely two months to extend his push for a revival of peace […]

  • Gang Rape: Indian police arrest 3 in rape of American woman

    Gang Rape: Indian police arrest 3 in rape of American woman

    NEW DELHI — Indian police arrested three men Thursday on suspicion of gang-raping an American woman in the northern resort town of Manali earlier this week, the latest high-profile sexual assault in the country.
    Police officer Vinod Dhawan said the men […]

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  • Animal carcasses lie on the ground, killed by what residents said was a chemical weapon attack on Tuesday, in Khan al-Assal area near the northern city of Aleppo, March 23, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

    U.N. rights team believes chemical weapons used in Syria

    GENEVA – United Nations human rights investigators said on Tuesday they had “reasonable grounds” to believe that limited amounts of chemical weapons had been used in Syria and warned that the shattered country was in “free-fall”.
    In their latest report, they […]

  • American Woman Gang-Raped In India

    American Woman Gang-Raped In India

    NEW DELHI — An American woman was gang-raped Tuesday in the northern Indian resort town of Manali, police said.
    The 30-year-old woman was picked up early Tuesday morning by men in a truck as she was hitchhiking back to her guest […]

  • A man throws a gas canister back at Turkish police as protestors run away from tear gas during a demonstration against the Turkish Prime Minister and his Justice and Development Party early Monday morning in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

    Violence Flares On 4th Day Of Turkey’s Anti-Government Demonstrations

    ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul on Monday appealed for calm from all sides on the fourth day of anti-government protests but defended citizens’ rights to hold demonstrations to air grievances, in contrast to the belligerent stance of the […]

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  • VIDEO: Fires burn overnight in Turkish capital

    VIDEO: Fires burn overnight in Turkish capital

    Anti-government protests continue into the night in the Turkish capital Ankara as demonstrators pelt public buses and light fires on the city’s streets. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

  • VIDEO: Turkey troubles: no end to violence

    VIDEO: Turkey troubles: no end to violence

    Turkish anti-government protests continue in the coastal town of Izmir, where officials have detained dozens of people. Sarah Charlton reports.

  • Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest against Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in central Ankara June 1, 2013. 
Credit: REUTERS/Umit Bektas

    Protesters defiant as Turkey unrest goes into nearly a week long

    ISTANBUL/ANKARA – Protesters lit fires and scuffled with police in parts of Istanbul and Ankara early on Sunday, but the streets were generally quieter after two days of Turkey’s fiercest anti-government demonstrations for years.
    Hundreds of protesters set fires in the Tunali […]

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  • Forces of Syrian President Bashar al Assad are seen on a tank in Arjoun village near Qusair town May 30, 2013. REUTERS/ Rami Bleible

    Fighting in Syria’s Qusair, U.N. says world watching

    BEIRUT – Syrian troops and Hezbollah guerrillas besieging the border town of Qusair fought with rebels on Saturday as the United Nations warned all sides they would be held accountable for the suffering of trapped civilians.
    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for […]

  • Riot police use tear gas to disperse the crowd during an anti-government protest in Istanbul June 1, 2013. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

    Turkish PM Erdogan calls for end to protests as clashes flare

    ISTANBUL/ANKARA – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan made a defiant call for an end to the fiercest anti-government demonstrations in years on Saturday, as thousands of protesters clashed with riot police in Istanbul and Ankara for a second day.
    The unrest […]

  • VIDEO: China relationship crucial to US: Hagel

    VIDEO: China relationship crucial to US: Hagel

    Speaking at a security summit in Singapore, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says America’s relationship with China is essential in the country’s strategic rebalance to Asia. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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  • VIDEO: Violent protests spread to Turkish coast

    VIDEO: Violent protests spread to Turkish coast

    Protesters in the Aegean coastal city of Izmir clash with police as they take to the streets in solidarity with thousands demonstrating in Istanbul. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

  • Suspect in killing of UK soldier arrested on release from hospital

    Suspect in killing of UK soldier arrested on release from hospital

     

    LONDON – One of two men accused of murdering a British soldier on a London street last week was arrested by detectives after being discharged from hospital on Friday.
    Michael Adebolajo, 28, had been undergoing treatment after being shot by police […]

  • VIDEO: American killed fighting for Syrian opposition

    VIDEO: American killed fighting for Syrian opposition

    Syrian Television says an American woman has been killed in the country as she fought with opposition forces against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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  • Abdul-Baki Todashev holds a photo he claims is of his dead son Ibragim Todashev, during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, May 30, 2013.

    Father Of Ibragim Todashev, Claims His Son Was Executed By FBI

     

    MAKHACHKALA, Russia — The remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has recovered enough to walk and assured his parents in a phone conversation that he and his slain brother were innocent, their mother told The Associated Press on Thursday.
    Meanwhile, […]

  • John McCain: Syrian Rebels ‘Do Not Understand Why We Won’t Help Them’ (VIDEO)

    John McCain: Syrian Rebels ‘Do Not Understand Why We Won’t Help Them’ (VIDEO)

    John McCain spoke publicly about his visit to Syria for the first time Wednesday night on CNN’s ‘AC 360.’ The Arizona senator quietly entered the country and met with rebel leaders Monday.
    McCain emphasized the desperation of the rebels’ situation, with […]

  • Afghan security forces arrive at the site of an explosion in Jalalabad province, May 29, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/ Parwiz

    Afghan insurgents attack International Red Cross in Jalalabad

    JALALABAD, Afghanistan – A suicide bomber blew himself up at the gate of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) office in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday and two more insurgents entered the building, local officials said.
    Afghan […]

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  • U.S. launches first drone strike in Pakistan since election

    U.S. launches first drone strike in Pakistan since election

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A U.S. drone strike killed seven people in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region on Wednesday, security officials said, the first such attack since a May 11 general election in which the use of the unmanned aircraft was a […]

  • 7 Afghanistan Police Killed By Dinner Guest

    7 Afghanistan Police Killed By Dinner Guest

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Two Afghans opened fire on a police commander at a checkpoint in a remote district in the country’s south, killing him and six of his men, officials said Tuesday.
    The police chief of volatile Kandahar district said that […]

  • Chinese hackers access major weapons systems: Washington Post

    Chinese hackers access major weapons systems: Washington Post

    WASHINGTON/CANBERRA – Chinese hackers have gained access to designs of more than two dozen major U.S. weapons systems, a U.S. report said on Monday, as Australian media said Chinese hackers had stolen the blueprints for Australia’s new spy headquarters.
    Citing a […]

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  • French Soldier Stabbed In The Neck In Paris, Police Seeking Man Of North African Origin

    French Soldier Stabbed In The Neck In Paris, Police Seeking Man Of North African Origin

    PARIS — A French soldier was stabbed in the throat in a busy commercial district outside Paris on Saturday, and the government said it was trying to determine if there were any links to the brutal killing of a British […]

  • London Attack: 3 More Arrested In Slaying Of Drummer Lee Rigby

    London Attack: 3 More Arrested In Slaying Of Drummer Lee Rigby

    LONDON — Police, politicians and activists in Britain are warning of rising anti-Muslim sentiment following the slaughter of an off-duty British soldier in a London street, an apparent act of Islamic extremism that has horrified the nation.
    Metropolitan Police investigating the […]

  • Stockholm calmer, violence spreads outside Swedish capital

    Stockholm calmer, violence spreads outside Swedish capital

    STOCKHOLM  – A nearly week-long spate of rioting spread outside Stockholm on Friday but authorities said police reinforcements sent to the Swedish capital had reduced the violence there, even though dozens of youths set cars and a recycling station ablaze.
    The […]

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  • A Pakistan International Airlines is surrounded by emergency vehicles on the tarmac at Stansted Airport, southern England, May 24, 2013. Credit: Reuters/ Paul Hackett

    UK fighters escort Pakistan plane to airport, two arrests 

    LONDON – British fighter jets escorted a Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane to Stansted Airport near London on Friday, where police went on board and arrested two men on suspicion of endangering an aircraft.
    Passengers were leaving the plane and no […]

  • In this April, 9, 2007, file photo, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks at a ceremony in Iran's nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz, south of capital Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian, File)

    UN Nuke Agency’s Iran Probe Driven By US-Led Intel

    VIENNA — The U.N. nuclear agency responsible for probing whether Iran has worked on a nuclear bomb depends on the United States and its allies for most of its intelligence, complicating the agency’s efforts to produce findings that can be […]

  • Moroccan-born pole dancer Karima El Mahroug, nicknamed 'Ruby the Heart Stealer,' poses on March 2, 2011 during a press conference on the eve of the Vienna Opera Ball, a fancy highlight of the ball season in Vienna. (SAMUEL KUBANI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Was Ruby’s Testimony Full Of Lies? Karima El Mahroug Denies Sleeping With Silvio Berlusconi

     
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    MILAN — The woman at the center of ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi’s sex scandal has denied in court ever telling a former roommate that she had sex with the then-premier.
    Karima el Mahroug appeared for a second day of testimony Friday at […]

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  • Swedish riots rage for fourth night

    Swedish riots rage for fourth night

    Police attacked and cars torched in Stockholm suburbs as unrest sparked by long-term youth unemployment and poverty spreads.
    Hundreds of youth have burned down a restaurant, set fire to more than 340 cars and attacked police during a fourth night of […]

  • Boris Johnson and David Cameron visit Woolwich after soldier’s murder – video

    Boris Johnson and David Cameron visit Woolwich after soldier’s murder – video

     
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    Mayor of London Boris Johnson visits the scene of Wednesday’s murder of a soldier in Woolwich, south-east London. Also in Woolwich on Thursday, assistant Metropolitan police commissioner Simon Byrne says security has been tightened across London. Prime minister David Cameron […]

  • Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, Scout Leader, Reasoned With London Attackers

    Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, Scout Leader, Reasoned With London Attackers

     

     
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    LONDON — A brave scout leader who may have prevented further violence has emerged as an unlikely hero in the apparent terror attack that left one man dead on the streets of London.
    Ingrid Loyau-Kennett got off a bus and tried […]

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  • VIDEO: Britain Attack Believed Linked to Radical Islam

    VIDEO: Britain Attack Believed Linked to Radical Islam

    British police shot and arrested two men on Wednesday, after a third man was hacked to death in what officials say appears to have been a terrorist attack. (May 23)

  • Man Reportedly Beheaded In Brutal Assault In London Neighborhood

    Man Reportedly Beheaded In Brutal Assault In London Neighborhood

     
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    A man was reportedly killed in an attack with a knife and a meat cleaver in London’s Woolwich neighbourhood on Wednesday.
    In a statement, London’s Metropolitan police commander Simon Letchford said that police have shot two men who had attacked the […]

  • Free Syrian Army fighters react during the firing of a rocket towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Deir al-Zor May 15, 2013. Picture taken May 15, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

    Senate panel backs arming Syria rebels

    WASHINGTON – A Senate panel voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to send weapons to rebels fighting Syria’s government, but it was not clear who would get the arms even if the bill succeeds, as Washington struggles to deal with its response to […]

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