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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday following turmoil in government.Yatsenyuk made the announcement from the dais of Parliament after two parties said they would pull out of the gove ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman has offered to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans.Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said Thursday ...more

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ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the p ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator says he'll block arms sales to Iraq if Congress doesn't get an assessment of Iraqi forces.Sen. Bob Menendez is the Foreign Relations Committee chairman. Menendez says he doesn't want more U.S. weapons aband ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in the United States, Russia and developing economies.The lending organization predicted Thursd ...more

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PARIS (AP) — French foreign minister: missing Air Algerie plane 'probably crashed' ...more

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Six suspected cartel gunmen are dead following shootings in the northern Mexico state of Tamaulipas, near the Texas border.The Tamaulipas state government says the shootings followed a series of gun battles between rival gangs ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he worries there is a perception of the United States "disengaging" from global affairs.Gates also once headed the CIA. He says he recognizes the ocean-to-ocean diplomacy the Obama adm ...more

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician as the nation's new president on Thursday, hours after an attack on a prison convoy killed dozens of people, brutally underscoring the challenges faced by the country's leaders as they ...more

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FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — Joseph Rudolph Wood looked around the death chamber and glanced at the people making preparation for his execution, locating the proper veins and inserting two lines into his arms.Wood then uttered his final words, smiled ...more