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6/17/2014 4:27 PM
Al-Jazeera reporter freed
CAIRO — An Al-Jazeera Arabic service journalist who had been on hunger strike for more than four months to protest his prolonged detention without charges in Egypt walked free today to cheers.

6/17/2014 3:59 PM
Oil steady above $113
NEW YORK — Brent oil held steady above $113 per barrel and U.S. crude weakened slightly today as fears over oil supply disruptions from Iraq offset the possibility of increased supply due to a thawing of relations between Iran and the West.

6/17/2014 2:15 PM
Iraqi forces battle rebels in Baqoubah
IRBIL, Iraq — Forces loyal to the Iraqi government repulsed an insurgent attack on a provincial town northeast of Baghdad, state media reported today, as Iraqi troops bolstered defenses around the capital.

6/17/2014 2:11 PM
Spanish king's abdication gets OK
MADRID — Spain’s Senate has approved legislation allowing King Juan Carlos to abdicate this week and hand the throne to Crown Prince Felipe.

6/17/2014 11:46 AM
Pentagon: Benghazi suspect in U.S. custody
WASHINGTON  — A Libyan militant suspected in the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attack on Americans in Benghazi has been captured and is in U.S. custody, marking the first U.S. apprehension of an alleged perpetrator in the assault that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

6/17/2014 10:15 AM
Argentina: Won't submit to U.S. 'extortion'
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  — Argentina’s president is refusing to go along with a U.S. judge’s ruling requiring a $1.5 billion repayment of defaulted bonds, even though the U.S. Supreme Court rejected her government’s appeals and left the order in place.

6/17/2014 7:44 AM
U.S. forces move into Iraq with security mission
WASHINGTON  — Nearly 300 armed American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure U.S. assets as President Barack Obama nears a decision on an array of options for combating fast-moving Islamic insurgents, including airstrikes or a contingent of special forces.

6/17/2014 7:22 AM
U.K. accused of mass cyber-snooping
LONDON  — Privacy groups say Britain’s electronic spy agency is using loosely defined rules to intercept online communications between Britons who use U.S.-based platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google.

6/17/2014 6:55 AM
French police fire tear gas at train workers
PARIS  — French riot police have fired tear gas at striking train workers, who hurled bottles and blocked traffic in anger over a bill to reform the state-run railway system.

6/17/2014 6:50 AM
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