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The price of oil retreated to near $102 per barrel on Wednesday amid a new push for a cease-fire between Israel and Palestine and after Europe imposed additional sanctions on Russia that fell short of a heavy hit.U.S. benchmark oil for September ...more

AP News - 19 minutes ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan intelligence service has accused Pakistan of stoking instability by backing militants who stage attacks in Afghanistan.Spokesman Hasib Sediqi of the National Directorate for Security says recent attacks in Af ...more

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LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers say the country is still exporting arms and military equipment to Russia, despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine.A group of legislators that oversees ...more

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's losing presidential candidate plans to file a legal challenge in the nation's highest court, his campaign said Wednesday, a move that may prolong the political uncertainty in the country's transition to democracy.< ...more

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat flew into Israel's main airport Wednesday despite a Federal Aviation Administration ban in an apparent sign of his determination to achieve a cease-fire agreement in the warring Gaza Strip despite little ev ...more

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When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.Delta ...more

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BANGKOK (AP) — A new temporary constitution gives Thailand's military government sweeping powers in the run-up to a planned 2015 election, and a senior army official says the junta leader could serve as interim premier.Thailand adopted the chart ...more

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ATLANTA (AP) — Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn that could help determine ...more

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems lefto ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats and House Republicans are moving separately to slash President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency spending request for the border, but they're unlikely to end up with a deal that could pass both chambers.Sen ...more