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posted: 07/28/2015 5:07 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Robert Bentley of Alabama has ordered armed National Guardsmen to be stationed at military recruitment centers, making him the latest governor to enact protection measures after the deaths of five servicemen in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Greece had secret 'Plan B' to dump euro for drachma

posted: 07/28/2015 5:06 a.m. Discuss

Greece's leftist government came under further pressure Monday after the release of a recording in which the former finance minister described a secret plan to leave the euro.

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posted: 07/28/2015 5:04 a.m. Discuss

Bill Cosby’s lawyers on Monday appealed a judge’s decision to unseal court filings that quote him saying he obtained quaaludes to give women before sexual encounters.

U.K. inquiry into ex-KGB agent's death stalls

posted: 07/28/2015 4:58 a.m. Discuss

The long-running inquiry into the poisoning death in London of a former KGB officer, Alexander Litvinenko, hit fresh delays Monday over the failure of a key Russian suspect to testify by video link from Moscow.

Airstrikes resume to hit in 2 Yemeni provinces

posted: 07/28/2015 4:47 a.m. Discuss

The Saudi-led coalition launched new airstrikes in at least two Yemeni provinces Monday, piercing a humanitarian pause that started at midnight the previous day, security officials said.

Obama: S. Sudan effort 'urgent'

posted: 07/28/2015 4:45 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama began a personal push for peace in South Sudan on Monday, meeting with African leaders for urgent talks in neighboring Ethiopia aimed at keeping the world's newest nation from collapsing into civil war.

Turkey, U.S. plan Syria 'ISIL-free' zone

posted: 07/28/2015 4:43 a.m. Discuss

Turkey and the United States have agreed in general terms on a plan that envisions U.S. warplanes, Syrian insurgents and Turkish forces working together to sweep Islamic State militants from a 60-mile-long strip of northern Syria along the Turkish border, U.S. and Turkish officials say.

The world in brief: In India, 10 dead after militants' attacks

posted: 07/28/2015 4:39 a.m. Discuss

Indian forces fought an extended gunbattle Monday with militants who attacked a moving bus and stormed into a police station in a northern town bordering Pakistan, with 10 people killed in the violence, officials said.

South Korea: MERS knocked out, so 'feel safe'

posted: 07/28/2015 4:38 a.m. Discuss

South Korea's prime minister said this morning that the nation is now virtually free of the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome virus that killed 36 people and sickened nearly 200 since an outbreak was declared in May.

U.S., Turkey aim for Islamic State-free zone in northern Syria

posted: 07/27/2015 11:13 a.m. Comments 3

BEIRUT — The United States and Turkey are finalizing plans for a military campaign to push the Islamic State group out of a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border, a move that would further embroil Turkey in Syria's civil war and set up a potential conflict with U.S.-backed Kurdish forces.

Obama urges Ethiopia to curb crackdowns on media, opposition

posted: 07/27/2015 9:27 a.m. Comment 1

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — President Barack Obama urged Ethiopia's leaders Monday to curb crackdowns on press freedom and political openness as he began a visit that human-rights groups say legitimizes an oppressive government.

Obama seeks South Sudan peace accord

posted: 07/27/2015 5:39 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama arrived in Ethiopia on Sunday to talk about regional terrorism and make a final push to get South Sudan to accept an Africa-negotiated agreement to end the violence and atrocities there.

Syria sees shortage of troops

posted: 07/27/2015 5:36 a.m. Comment 1

In his first public address in a year, Syrian President Bashar Assad vowed Sunday to win his country's long-running civil war while acknowledging that his troops had lost territory to rebel forces and were running short on manpower.

Turkey calls for NATO meeting

posted: 07/27/2015 5:31 a.m. Discuss

Turkey on Sunday called for a meeting of its NATO allies to discuss threats to its security and its airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants in Syria and Kurdish rebels in Iraq.

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posted: 07/27/2015 5:27 a.m. Discuss

A British newspaper said it has uncovered a major royal security breach by using an inexpensive app to track Prince William’s air rescue ambulance while it is in the air.

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