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Putin: West Wants to Defang, Declaw Russian Bear

Sternly warning the West it cannot defang the metaphorical Russian bear, a confident-looking President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday to shore up the plummeting ruble and revive the economy within two…

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Horror Over Deadly Sydney Siege Turns to Anger

Horror over a deadly siege morphed into anger Tuesday as leaders of a grieving nation demanded to know how a man with a violent criminal history slipped through the cracks…

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Taliban Kill 145 in School

Taliban terrorists stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing at least 141 people, mostly children, before Pakistani officials declared as finished a military…

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Turkey’s Erdogan Defends Media Raids

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday defended weekend raids on media outlets close to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric as a necessary response to “dirty operations” by the government’s political enemies,…

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Two Victims Die in Sydney Siege

Heavily armed Australian police stormed a Sydney cafe early Tuesday morning and freed a number of hostages being held there at gunpoint, in a dramatic end to a 16-hour siege…

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Japan’s Ruling Coalition Wins Big in Elections

Japan’s ruling coalition won a resounding victory in lower house elections Sunday, firming up Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s hold on power as he prepares to push forward on several politically…

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Hong Kong Protesters: ‘We’ll Be Back’

Hong Kong authorities demolished a protest camp Thursday at the heart of the city’s 2 1/2-month pro-democracy movement but scores of activists taken away by police vowed their fight for…

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German Citizen Killed In Kabul School Bombing

A teenage suicide bomber attacked a French-run high school in Kabul on Thursday, walking into a packed auditorium during a performance and killing a German citizen, Afghan officials said. The…

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Hong Kong Protesters Rally as Police Sweep Looms

Bowed but not broken, thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters held what looked to be the final rally of this phase of their campaign Wednesday night as police prepared to…

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Thousands Denounce Irish Water Tax

Tens of thousands of protesters brought Dublin to a standstill Wednesday in a mass protest against Ireland’s planned new tax on household water supplies, the last major measure in the…

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Pakistan Says It Killed Senior Al-Qaida Operative

A Saudi-American accused of plotting to bomb the New York City subway system was killed in a pre-dawn army attack in a remote al-Qaida terrorist hideout, Pakistani officials said. Helicopter…

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U.S. General: Islamic State on Their Heels

Islamic State fighters have lost the initiative in Iraq and are now “on defense” with far less ability to generate the kind of ground maneuvers that enabled the extremists to…

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U.S. Hostage Killed During Rescue Attempt

In the predawn hours Saturday, a team of elite U.S. commandos stepped off a tilt-rotor aircraft into the desolation of central Yemen, intent on rescuing American photojournalist Luke Somers from…

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No Major Damage In Philippine Typhoon

 Typhoon Hagupit knocked out power, left at least three people dead and sent nearly 900,000 into shelters before it weakened Sunday, sparing the central Philippines the type of massive devastation…

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