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Greek bailout critic says he will be new finance minister
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A Greek economist and outspoken bailout critic wrote in a blog post Tuesday that he will be sworn in as finance minister in the country's new left-wing government.... 1/27/2015 12:54 PM

Dubai claims title of world's busiest international airport
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The city with the world's tallest building can now boast that it's home to the world's busiest airport for international passengers too.... 1/27/2015 12:50 PM

Spain: Death count rises to 11 in military jet crash at base
ALBACETE, Spain (AP) -- The death toll from the crash of a Greek F-16 fighter jet at a Spanish military base during an elite NATO pilot training program rose to 11 Tuesday after one of the French airmen who suffered serious burns died at a Madrid hospital, Spain's Defense Ministry said.... 1/27/2015 12:49 PM

5 foreigners, 3 guards killed in Libyan hotel attack
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Libya's capital Tuesday, killing at least five foreigners and three guards, authorities said.... 1/27/2015 12:48 PM

France to target anti-Semitism on the net
PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande called on Internet service providers to take action against the spread of anti-Semitism online.... 1/27/2015 12:39 PM

India nuke deals still thorny for US despite 'breakthrough'
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India and America's declaration of a breakthrough in contentious nuclear energy cooperation has been met with a lukewarm response from industry and analysts. Few expect the potentially lucrative Indian market to suddenly become less complicated for U.S. nuclear companies.... 1/27/2015 12:29 PM

Obama leads US dignitaries paying respects in Saudi Arabia
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- President Barack Obama is leading a high-level delegation of current and former American officials to Saudi Arabia Tuesday to pay respects following King Abdullah's death and to take measure of the kingdom's new monarch.... 1/27/2015 12:28 PM

11 killed in South Sudan's western region
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- A South Sudanese military spokesman says 11 people died, including five journalists, when gunmen attacked their convoy in the country's west.... 1/27/2015 12:27 PM

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TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Libyan security official tells TV station that 5 foreigners killed in attack on Tripoli hotel.... 1/27/2015 12:25 PM

Obama: US must balance human rights, security with Saudis
NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he traveled to the kingdom to pay respects following the death of King Abdullah.... 1/27/2015 12:23 PM

France, Belgium anti-terror raids net 8 more suspects
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Anti-terror raids in France and Belgium netted eight more suspects on Tuesday as Paris urged its European Union partners to step up the fight against terror financing with new measures to make transactions more transparent.... 1/27/2015 12:22 PM

Ukraine: Intensified fighting kills 9 troops, wounds 29
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine says that intensified fighting against Russia-backed separatists has left nine servicemen dead and 29 wounded over the past day.... 1/27/2015 12:19 PM

Stocks turn lower despite Asian gains, ahead of US data
LONDON (AP) -- Stocks fell in Europe and were expected to open lower on Wall Street on Tuesday as investors looked to upcoming corporate earnings and economic data in the U.S. Earlier, Asian markets mostly closed higher.... 1/27/2015 12:17 PM

Egypt court upholds verdict against 3 prominent activists
CAIRO (AP) -- A defense lawyer says Egypt's highest appeal court has upheld the convictions and three-year prison sentences handed down to three prominent activists for violating a draconian law on protests.... 1/27/2015 12:13 PM

Judge opens inquiry into death of ex-Russian spy Litvinenko
LONDON (AP) -- A British judge opened an inquiry Tuesday into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, declaring the issues raised in the poisoning death of the former Russian intelligence agent to be of the "utmost gravity."... 1/27/2015 12:13 PM

Emirati airlines halt flights to Baghdad after shooting
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Several airlines suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after a passenger plane arriving from the Mideast's busiest airport in Dubai came under fire as it landed in the Iraqi capital.... 1/27/2015 12:07 PM

Kurds press offensive after driving IS group from Syria town
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say Kurdish fighters are advancing after driving Islamic State militants from the Syrian border town of Kobani a day earlier.... 1/27/2015 12:02 PM

Israel says 2 rockets from Syria strike Golan Heights
JERUSALEM (AP) -- At least two rockets launched from Syria struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel responded with artillery fire, the Israeli military said.... 1/27/2015 11:57 AM

Oxfam: Rich countries must support Ebola recovery
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) -- Rich countries must act swiftly to repair battered health systems and get cash to millions of families in the three countries hit hardest by the world's worst Ebola outbreak, the international development agency Oxfam said Tuesday.... 1/27/2015 11:48 AM

Denmark spends $9 million on de-radicalization programs
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Denmark has earmarked 60.9 million kroner ($9.2 million) over the next three years for programs to de-radicalize Islamic extremists, including those who have fought with jihadi groups in Syria and Iraq.... 1/27/2015 11:47 AM



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