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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

Envoy: Gaza cease-fire draft circulating UN
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Palestinian U.N. envoy says a draft U.N. resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Gaza Strip will be formally circulated to the Security Council.... 7/22/2014 11:25 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

Israeli soldier missing as Gaza fighting rages on
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip, a defense official said Tuesday, as Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of locations along the coastal area and diplomatic efforts intensified to end the two week war that has killed more than 600 Palestinians and 29 Israelis.... 7/22/2014 10:27 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

Typhoon deaths rise to 151 as China reports more
BEIJING (AP) -- The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit China's south in decades was raised to 46 on Tuesday, increasing the overall toll to 151 people dead in three countries just before a second storm approaches land.... 7/22/2014 10:02 AM

German court: chronically ill could grow marijuana
BERLIN (AP) -- Some Germans may soon be able to grow their own marijuana to relieve chronic pain after a ruling from a court in Cologne.... 7/22/2014 9:52 AM

Saudi stock market to allow foreign investment
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The Saudi government has approved a measure that will open the country's stock market to direct foreign investment next year, news that sent the exchange surging Tuesday to its highest level in nearly seven years.... 7/22/2014 9:45 AM

Cambodian political rivals say agreement reached
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia's yearlong political deadlock appeared to be resolved Tuesday as Prime Minister Hun Sen and his rivals agreed on political reforms and the opposition agreed in turn to end its boycott of parliament.... 7/22/2014 9:17 AM

Court rules France responsible in toxic algae case
PARIS (AP) -- A French court has found the state responsible for the 2009 death of a horse on a Brittany beach killed by toxic algae.... 7/22/2014 9:14 AM