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  • Malaysia wants a tribunal for Malaysia Airlines crash Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 8:23 PM ET

    UNITED NATIONS— Malaysia told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it plans to submit a resolution soon that would establish an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year. Ambassador Gerard van Bohemen, the current council president, told reporters after Malaysia's...

  • NEW YORK— A former firefighter who responded to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, has won $5 million on a lottery scratch-off ticket. Mercado was among the members of Queens Battalion 49 who went to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. He now lives in Orange County, north of New York City.

  • MOSCOW— A draft Dutch report into last year's crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine fails to offer a comprehensive picture, a Russian aviation official said Thursday. The Dutch Safety Board has made the draft available to representatives of Malaysia, Ukraine, the U.S., Russia, Britain, Australia and the Netherlands prior to the release of the...

  • Russia warns against "colour revolution" in Armenia Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    MOSCOW/ YEREVAN, July 2- In a veiled warning to the West, Russia cautioned on Thursday against any attempt to spark a new "colour revolution" in Armenia by exploiting protests against electricity prices for political ends. Russia has been wary of unrest on its borders since governments fell in Georgia's 2003 Rose Revolution, Ukraine's 2003-04 Orange Revolution...

  • Russia warns against "color revolution" in Armenia Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    MOSCOW/ YEREVAN, July 2- In a veiled warning to the West, Russia cautioned on Thursday against any attempt to spark a new "color revolution" in Armenia by exploiting protests against electricity prices for political ends. Russia has been wary of unrest on its borders since governments fell in Georgia's 2003 Rose Revolution, Ukraine's 2003-04 Orange Revolution...

  • Russia fails to clinch deal on gas supplies to Ukraine Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 4:44 PM ET

    MOSCOW— Talks on Russian gas supplies to Ukraine have failed to reach an agreement on future supplies. The two countries have fought several gas price wars in past years, and gas disputes exacerbated after Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in 2014 and a pro-Russian insurgency in eastern Ukraine. He said Ukraine will buy gas from other nations...

  • *Officials probing link to Libya training camps. TUNIS, June 30- The Tunisian gunman who carried out a deadly attack on a hotel last Friday trained in a jihadist camp in Libya last year, Tunisia's government said on Tuesday. "Rezgui had training in Libya at the end of 2014. He was trained during the same time in Libya as the Bardo attackers," prime ministerial spokesman...

  • NEW YORK— The top legislative body of the United Church of Christ voted Tuesday to divest from companies with business in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, in a sign of the growing momentum of a U.S. protest movement against Israeli policy. Last year, the Presbyterian Church voted to sell stock in a few companies whose products are used by Israel in...

  • *Thousands have left Tunisia since Friday attack. *Sector will lose $500 million this year, says govt. SOUSSE, Tunisia, June 30- Tunisian shopkeeper Aghmi Bubaker doesn't need to be told that he is experiencing the worst threat yet to his forty-year career in tourism- the bullet hole in his battered green Mercedes Benz is a daily reminder.

  • CALAIS, France— Striking French ferry workers block Eurotunnel, blocking trains between France, England.

  • *Officials probing link to Libya training camps. TUNIS, June 30- The Tunisian gunman who attacked a resort hotel on Friday killing 39 people, mostly British holiday-makers, likely spent time a training camp in Libya and had been in contact with militants over the border, a security source said on Tuesday. Investigators were verifying whether the gunman, a student...

  • GUNKANJIMA, Japan— Of countless ghostly abandoned factories and mines in Japan, this fortress island near Nagasaki is among the most notorious. Gunkanjima, or Battleship Island, is one of 23 old industrial facilities seeking UNESCO's recognition as world heritage "Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution" meant to illustrate Japan's rapid...

  • PITTSBURGH— An American Airlines operations manager who was among the few people to learn of the first 9/ 11 hijacking before the jet struck the World Trade Center has been arrested near Pittsburgh in an online child-sex sting. He was arrested Friday in Moon Township, about 13 miles northwest of downtown Pittsburgh, and charged with criminal attempt to commit...

  • YEREVAN, Armenia— Thousands of demonstrators continued flooding a central avenue in the Armenian capital Monday, refusing to end their protest against a hike in electricity prices even after the president suspended the measure. The most serious unrest the impoverished ex-Soviet nation has seen in years casts a tough challenge to the leadership of Armenia, a...

  • Iran talks likely to blow past deadline: Officials Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 5:16 PM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

    U.S. and Iranian officials said talks on a final accord would likely run past a June 30 deadline.

  • Armenia police order protesters to disperse Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 9:17 AM ET

    YEREVAN, Armenia— Police in Armenia's capital on Sunday ordered thousands of demonstrators to disperse, moving to end a protest against higher electricity rates that has blocked a main avenue in Yerevan for nearly a week. The unrest is the most serious that the impoverished former Soviet nation has seen in years, posing a challenge to President Serzh Sargsyan...

  • BANNU, Pakistan, June 28- Air strikes killed at least 20 suspected militants in Pakistan's northwestern Shawal Valley on Sunday, intelligence officials said, more than a month after security forces moved in on Pakistani Taliban strongholds in the region. The deeply forested ravines are a smuggling route between Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan, and are...

  • Queen Elizabeth II says the attack on a beach resort in Tunisia has left her and her husband, Prince Philip, shocked. British police say they have mobilized more than 600 officers and staff— one of the force's largest counterterrorism deployments in recent years— to respond to a deadly gun attack in Tunisia. Police said Sunday that nearly 400 officers have been at...

  • Enticing lonely Americans to support ISIS Saturday, 27 Jun 2015 | 4:36 PM ET
    ISIS fighter, North American ISIS fighter, Islamic State

    ISIS is explicitly at odds with the West, but is making a relentless effort to recruit Westerners into its ranks for propaganda value.

  • DUBAI, June 27- Kuwait has detained the owner of the vehicle that took a suicide bomber to a Shi'ite Muslim mosque where he detonated explosives, killing 27 people, state media reported on Saturday.