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Israeli military says 2 soldiers killed in Hezbollah attack
SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) -- The Israeli military says two soldiers were killed in a Hezbollah strike on an army convoy near the Lebanese border.... 1/28/2015 2:34 PM

China criticizes Alibaba in report withheld until after IPO
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese regulators accused e-commerce giant Alibaba of permitting sales of fake goods and hurting consumers in a report that was withheld until now to avoid disrupting the company's U.S. stock market debut.... 1/28/2015 2:34 PM

German automakers lobby for US-EU trade deal
BERLIN (AP) -- German automakers are throwing their support behind a new trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States.... 1/28/2015 2:31 PM

Saved Mali manuscripts face damage in new home
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- After being spirited away from under the noses of rampaging Islamic extremists, thousands of ancient manuscripts from the fabled city of Timbuktu now face another threat: weather and poor storage conditions in their new location that scholars say could cause permanent damage.... 1/28/2015 2:28 PM


JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli military says 2 soldiers were killed in attack on army convoy near Lebanese border.... 1/28/2015 2:28 PM

Philippines says peace pact collapse would aid terrorists
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine president warned on Wednesday that the collapse of a peace deal with the country's largest Muslim rebel group would abet terrorism and fresh violence after criticism of the accord followed the killing of 44 police commandos in what authorities said was an accidental clash with the guerrillas.... 1/28/2015 2:26 PM

EU centers on passenger data in anti-terror fight
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union nations are overhauling anti-terror measures to focus on airline passenger information as part of a strategy to halt the flow of foreign fighters to and from Syria and Iraq.... 1/28/2015 2:21 PM

Lavrov: Syrian meeting in Moscow should help peace
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's foreign minister says Moscow consultations between representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition should help pave the way for a peaceful settlement.... 1/28/2015 2:16 PM

Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan is willing to swap an Iraqi woman prisoner involved in deadly 2005 hotel bombings for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group, a government spokesman said Wednesday.... 1/28/2015 2:15 PM

Russian government details spending cuts in view of crisis
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian government, facing its worst economic crisis in a decade, on Wednesday detailed how it intends to cut spending over the next three years in all parts of the economy except military and social programs.... 1/28/2015 2:04 PM

Italy cracks down on 'ndrangheta crime syndicate
ROME (AP) -- Italian authorities have executed about 170 arrest warrants in a major crackdown on the `ndrangheta, an organized crime syndicate in southern Italy which officials say has become deeply rooted in the business world in the north.... 1/28/2015 2:00 PM

6 Bulgarians working for UN go missing in Sudan
CAIRO (AP) -- A spokeswoman for the U.N. World Food Program in Sudan says a six-person Bulgarian helicopter crew has gone missing after reports their aircraft made an unexpected landing in a conflict-torn area.... 1/28/2015 1:58 PM

Ukraine says 3 soldiers killed in fighting in the east
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- A Ukrainian official says three soldiers have been killed in the past 24 hours in fighting in eastern Ukraine.... 1/28/2015 1:55 PM

Afghanistan arrests militants linked to journalist killing
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan has arrested two alleged militants from a Taliban splinter group that claimed responsibility for killing a Swedish journalist in Kabul, an official said Wednesday.... 1/28/2015 1:52 PM

Polish leaders seek relief for those with Swiss franc loans
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish authorities say they are working to find a solution to help the more than 500,000 Poles who hold Swiss franc loans, the payments of which are spiking after a recent surge in the franc.... 1/28/2015 1:52 PM

Iran bill would scrap nuclear deal over new sanctions
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian lawmakers have proposed a bill that would scrap a landmark 2013 interim nuclear agreement if new sanctions are imposed.... 1/28/2015 1:33 PM

Voltaire book on tolerance climbs French best-seller lists
PARIS (AP) -- A 250-year-old book by the Enlightenment anti-establishment writer Voltaire is climbing best-seller lists in France weeks after attacks by French-born Islamic extremists that left 20 people dead, including the gunmen.... 1/28/2015 1:26 PM

Greece sets up clash with eurozone over debt measures
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's radical new government on Wednesday signaled the country would backtrack or scrap a series of budget measures its eurozone creditor nations had demanded in exchange for bailout loans.... 1/28/2015 1:25 PM

Stocks drift as weak US earnings add to growth concerns
BEIJING (AP) -- Global stocks drifted Wednesday after weak earnings from several U.S. companies added to global growth concerns as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest statement on monetary policy.... 1/28/2015 1:08 PM

Palestinians attack Gaza UN compound after aid suspended
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Dozens of Palestinians attacked a United Nations compound in Gaza City following the world body's suspension of an aid program for victims of last year's war.... 1/28/2015 12:49 PM



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