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  • WASHINGTON, July 8- Social media operators such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube would have to notify federal authorities of online "terrorist activity," according to the text of a bill approved by the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee and seen by Reuters on Wednesday. An official familiar with the bill said it was sent to the Senate floor for a vote.

  • WITNESS-A front-row seat as Libya's hopes faded Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 5:48 AM ET

    But the episode shows how Libya had changed since rebels toppled Muammar Gaddafi in August 2011. Back then, young fighters in Tripoli had celebrated into the night after they seized Gaddafi's Bab Aziziya compound. Libya is split between two rival governments: an official one, which has decamped to Tobruk in the east, and an unrecognized one in the capital Tripoli.

  • Army plans to cut 40,000 troops and lay off 17,000 Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 4:09 PM ET
    A U.S. soldier in Afghanistan

    The Army plans to cut 40,000 soldiers from its ranks over the next two years, a reduction that will affect all posts, USA TODAY reports.

  • FRANKFURT, July 4- German gun maker Heckler& Koch is going to court to rescue the reputation of its G36 gun, its signature product whose quality has been questioned by the German government. Germany is still reluctant to send its troops to crisis zones, 70 years after the end of World War Two. Germany has recently reversed course on arms exports following a storm of...

  • Hiring a veteran is no charity act Saturday, 4 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Military Salute American flag

    Veterans are talented, hardworking and the unemployment rate among them has dropped. Here's how companies can attract them, Gudmundsson says.

  • *Tunisia caters to those seeking good value, all-inclusive. *Spain and Bulgaria offer similar holidays. BERLIN, July 3- Fearing for their safety in Tunisia after a gunman killed dozens of tourists, sun-seeking Europeans are switching to destinations such as Spain, Bulgaria or even Greece for holidays this year.

  • 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...

  • *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...

  • *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.

  • *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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Gunmen kill at least 37 people on beach in Tunisia Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 3:57 PM ET
    Sousse, Tunisia

    Gunmen opened fire on a beach popular with tourists in Tunisia on Friday, killing at least 37 people, NBC News reports.

  • MARIKANA, South Africa, June 26- Almost three years after South African police shot 34 striking miners dead outside platinum producer Lonmin's Marikana mine, little has changed in this hardscrabble town that has become a symbol of post-apartheid hardship and inequities. A long-awaited probe into the slayings, unveiled on Thursday by President Jacob Zuma,...

  • Mozambique turns 40, high on gas prospects Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 11:43 AM ET

    MAPUTO, June 25- Mozambique turned 40 on Thursday, mixing formal military parades with exuberant African dancing as it turned from a generation of civil war and poverty to look to a more prosperous future, powered, it hopes, by vast amounts of natural gas. Underpinning the national optimism in this $17 billion economy is the prospect of massive revenues from an...

  • No major breakthrough at annual US-China dialogue Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 12:42 AM ET
    No major breakthrough at annual US-China dialogue

    Although the U.S.-China dialogues failed to address issues of cybersecurity and disputes in South China Sea, some progress was made on economic matters.

  • NAIROBI, June 24- The European Union said it will offer counter-terrorism training to help east African security agencies improve cross-border investigations and prosecutions in a region hit by deadly raids carried out by Islamist militants. The new program, to be implemented later this year or early 2016 across Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, South Sudan,...

  • CHARLESTON, S.C., June 23- Prominent U.S. flag makers said on Tuesday they will stop manufacturing and selling Confederate battle flags in the wake of last week's attack on worshipers at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina. Reggie VandenBosch, vice president of sales at the privately owned Valley Forge Flag, said the Pennsylvania- based company came to the...