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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes called on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining 11 incumbent Democrats as the party tries to keep control of the Senate this November.< ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he'll need more preparation if he runs for president again in 2016.Perry says he learned a lot when he ran last time. He tells CBS "This Morning" it was a humbling experience.The Republi ...more

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By Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union may ban transactions with financial institutions in Crimea as part of its response to the annexation of the peninsula by Russia last month, an EU document obtained by Reuters showed. ...more

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OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird paid a visit on Thursday to the memorial museum at the World War II Auschwitz-Birkenau German Nazi death camp.Baird and Canadian ambassador to Poland, Alexandra Bugailiskis, walked thr ...more

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BAMAKO (Reuters) - Malian authorities have changed the indictment against former military coup leader General Amadou Sanogo to a more serious charge of conspiracy to murder which carries the death penalty in the West African nation, his lawyer said Thu ...more

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KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghanistan presidential election is poised to go to a run-off after the latest tally of votes released on Thursday showed neither former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah nor former finance minister Ashraf Ghani securing an outr ...more

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By Carl Odera JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has sacked his army chief, a military spokesman said, replacing him with a loyalist from his own ethnic group as the country's four-month conflict shows signs of being increasi ...more

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By John O'Donnell BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European lobbyists carry out much of their work in secrecy and there is widespread complacency in Brussels about tackling corruption or conflicts of interest, Transparency International said on Thursday. ...more

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By Anthony Deutsch AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The head of the global chemical weapons watchdog overseeing the destruction of Syria's toxic stockpile is considering launching a fact-finding mission there to investigate reports of attacks with chlor ...more

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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that th ...more