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UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. secretary-general says it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel "in the very near future."... 7/22/2014 11:45 AM

Gaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say a rocket from Gaza landed in an area near Israel's international airport.... 7/22/2014 11:42 AM

Assailants attack Congo military camp in capital
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- A Congolese government spokesman says a group of men armed with machetes has been repelled after trying to attack a military compound in the capital.... 7/22/2014 11:39 AM

Parents of abducted girls, escapees meet president
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors.... 7/22/2014 11:36 AM

AP NewsAlert
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- UN chief Ban hopes and believes diplomatic talks will end Gaza fighting in "very near future"... 7/22/2014 11:34 AM

Iraq Christians flee Mosul after militant threats
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul under threat from Islamic extremists described on Tuesday leaving behind all their possessions, as signs emerged that the crackdown on the minority was causing tensions between the radicals and Sunni allies in the insurgency.... 7/22/2014 11:32 AM

Polish leader wants NATO to beef up eastern flank
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's president says the downing of a passenger plane in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine reinforces the need for NATO to strengthen its defenses on its eastern flank.... 7/22/2014 11:29 AM

EU imposes new sanctions against Russian officials
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union agreed Tuesday to impose new sanctions against officials deemed responsible for Russia's actions in Ukraine, amid mounting international anger after a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over rebel-held territory.... 7/22/2014 11:26 AM

Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire
CAIRO (AP) -- The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary step to avoid sustained violence.... 7/22/2014 11:15 AM

Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash
MOSCOW (AP) -- An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens.... 7/22/2014 11:14 AM

Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia
PARIS (AP) -- France says it will go ahead with the sale of a warship to Russia, despite calls for an arms embargo against the country, highlighting how Europe's strong business ties are hindering its ability to punish Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.... 7/22/2014 11:13 AM

British experts to analyze MH17 black boxes
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's prime minister says black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines plane downed in eastern Ukraine will be examined by U.K. air accident investigators.... 7/22/2014 11:08 AM

Norway honors victims of 2011 terror attacks
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said Tuesday the best way to honor the 77 people who died in terror attacks in her country three years ago is to "fight for openness, tolerance and diversity."... 7/22/2014 11:08 AM

UK announces inquiry for Russian spy death
LONDON (AP) -- The British government announced plans Tuesday for a wide-ranging public inquiry into the mysterious 2006 death of poisoned former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko. The decision, which comes at a time of rising tensions with Russia, is a breakthrough in the much-delayed probe because it means investigators can look into whether the Russian state was involved in Litvinenko's death.... 7/22/2014 11:04 AM

Turkey detains police for 'spying' and wiretaps
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish police raided the homes of colleagues on Tuesday, detaining dozens of officers on suspicion of "spying" or of illegally wiretapping government officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkey's spy chief, news reports and officials said.... 7/22/2014 11:02 AM

Report finds Islamic plot to control UK schools
LONDON (AP) -- A British government investigation has found evidence that Muslim fundamentalists successfully gained control of some schools to promote aggressive religious values.... 7/22/2014 11:00 AM

Thailand's junta adopts interim constitution
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand adopted a temporary constitution on Tuesday, taking its first step toward the slow return of electoral democracy after two months of military rule. But the charter's clauses allow the ruling junta to continue to hold substantial power even after an interim Cabinet and legislature take office.... 7/22/2014 10:55 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Dutch minister says EU is imposing new sanctions on officials over Russia's actions in Ukraine.... 7/22/2014 10:54 AM

Jakarta governor wins Indonesian presidency
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, won the country's presidential election with 53 percent of the vote, officials said Tuesday.... 7/22/2014 10:27 AM

11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nearly a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again.... 7/22/2014 10:11 AM