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Syria’s Violence Prompts Worse Humanitarian Crisis In A Century

Syria’s Violence Prompts Worse Humanitarian Crisis In A Century

By Mitchell Prothero, McClatchy Foreign Staff IRBIL, Iraq -- Nearly half of Syria's population has been displaced either internally or externally as refugees in the worst humanita ...

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Putin Denies Invading Ukraine, Warns West ‘Not To Mess With Us’

Putin Denies Invading Ukraine, Warns West ‘Not To Mess With Us’

By Isabel Gorst and Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin denied Friday that the Kremlin had sent troops and tanks into eastern Ukraine a ...

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EU Readying For A Fresh Round Of Sanctions Against Russia

EU Readying For A Fresh Round Of Sanctions Against Russia

dpa MOSCOW and MILAN -- The European Union was mulling tougher sanctions against Russia on Friday, following reports that Moscow had sent hundreds of regular troops to eastern Ukr ...

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United States Steps Up Sanctions On Iran Over Nuclear Program

United States Steps Up Sanctions On Iran Over Nuclear Program

Washington (AFP) -- The United States imposed new sanctions Friday on networks linked to Iran, stepping up pressure over Tehran's controversial nuclear program. The Treasury Depar ...

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United States Says No Plan To Raise Terror Alert Level After British Move

United States Says No Plan To Raise Terror Alert Level After British Move

Washington (AFP) -- The White House said Friday that it had no plans to raise terror alert levels in the United States, despite Britain's decision to raise its threat level to "se ...

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Obama Accuses Russia, Says No U.S. Military Action In Ukraine

Obama Accuses Russia, Says No U.S. Military Action In Ukraine

Washington (AFP) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said it was "plain for the world to see" that Russian forces were fighting in Ukraine, but ruled out any U.S. military action to re ...

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IS ‘Waterboarded’ Syria Captives: Report

IS ‘Waterboarded’ Syria Captives: Report

Washington (AFP) -- At least four Western hostages held by the Islamic State in Syria, including murdered American journalist James Foley, were waterboarded in the early part of t ...

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Britain Raises Security Threat From ‘Substantial’ To ‘Severe’

Britain Raises Security Threat From ‘Substantial’ To ‘Severe’

By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times Responding to recent events in Syria and Iraq, Britain has upgraded its security threat level to "severe," the government announced Friday, ...

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Following The Beast As It Snakes Its Way Through Mexico

Following The Beast As It Snakes Its Way Through Mexico

By Alfredo Corchado, The Dallas Morning News HUEHUETOCA, Mexico -- After more than three weeks of silence, The Beast growled again, blew its whistle, and finally left Tenosique, M ...

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As Messenger Nears Crash Landing On Mercury, Scientists Racing To Collect Best Data Yet

As Messenger Nears Crash Landing On Mercury, Scientists Racing To Collect Best Data Yet

By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE -- NASA's Messenger spacecraft has swung around its namesake planet for three years, beaming observations of Mercury back to Earth, but ...

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