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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hector Beltran Leyva, the purported head of a feared drug gang allegedly run by his family, became the fourth brother to fall when soldiers grabbed him while dining at a seafood restaurant.No shots were fired during the operat ...more

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BRUSSELS (AP) — European lawmakers on Thursday grilled the 28-nation bloc's incoming economy chief, Pierre Moscovici, because many fear he cannot be trusted to properly enforce rules limiting government deficits.Conservative European Parliament ...more

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BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say there has been a rare protest in Syria by hundreds of supporters of President Bashar Assad against the governor of the central Syrian town of Homs after twin bombings killed 25 children.The Britain-based Syrian Observ ...more

Reuters News - 20 mins ago

By Abhishek Takle SUZUKA Japan (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso on Thursday refused to categorically rule out leaving current team Ferrari as soon as next season for either former outfit McLaren or reigning champions Red Bull. "This is a ...more

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament was debating a motion Thursday to give the government new powers to launch military incursions into Syria and Iraq and to allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against the Islamic St ...more

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LONDON (AP) — Authorities in southern England were embarrassed but defensive Thursday after telling workers to destroy a mural they later realized was created by the internationally famous graffiti artist Banksy.Banksy's often satirical works ha ...more

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NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Markets are waiting to hear whether the European Central Bank is willing to offer more stimulus to a dangerously weak economy, after the bank's governing council left interest rates unchanged Thursday.The council could hardl ...more

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ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A court-martial Thursday began hearing charges against 97 soldiers, including 16 officers, accused of mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight in the country's northeastern Islamic uprising.Thursday's mass trial com ...more

Reuters News - 57 mins ago

ATHENS (Reuters) - A package containing dynamite and cables was sent to Greece's stock exchange on Thursday but was safely detonated by the bomb disposal unit, police said. The device, held together by clothes-pins, lacked a mechanism to set ...more

Reuters News - 58 mins ago

By Aija Krutaine RIGA (Reuters) - Latvians look likely to back their hawkish centre-right ruling coalition in a parliamentary election on Saturday amid increased tensions with giant neighbor Russia, Riga's communist-era ruler, over the Ukrain ...more