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Saudi ruler names former US envoy as spy chief
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says it has replaced its intelligence chief with the country's former ambassador to Washington amid growing pockets of unrest in the kingdom. The official Saudi Press Agency cited a royal decree shifting Prince Muqrin bin Abdul-Aziz from the powerful
Myanmar TV airs Aung San event after long absence
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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar state television broadcast a memorial ceremony for opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's revered independence hero father for the first time in decades Thursday, the latest sign of change in the former pariah nation. The day marks the 65th anniversary of the 1947
Syria's Assad appears on TV after bombing
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BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad made his first appearance Thursday since a bomb killed some of his top lieutenants, looking calm and composed on state TV even as his forces turned parts of Damascus into combat zones and rebels seized two of the country's border crossings. The
Massive protests in Spain against austerity cuts
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MADRID (AP) — Tens of thousands of angry Spaniards protested in 80 cities throughout Spain on Thursday against the government's latest austerity package, blaming officials for "ruining" the country. Protesters flooded Madrid's main Puerta del Sol square and the streets in front of parliament
Obama says Romney would kill the middle class
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama told voters in Florida on Thursday that Republican challenger Mitt Romney wants to undo the structures of American society that built a vibrant middle class. Romney, speaking in a Boston suburb, repeated his charge that Obama was more concerned with his
US presidential race heats up with Romney attack
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican challenger Mitt Romney blasted Barack Obama in a fiery speech in a key state on Wednesday, charging that the president cares more about keeping his own job than he does about the 8.2 percent of American workers who are unemployed. Romney told supporters the
Attack on Israeli tourist bus in Bulgaria kills 7
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SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Israel vowed to strike back at Iran for a brazen daylight bombing Wednesday that killed at least seven people on a bus full of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria. The bombing was the latest in a series of attacks attributed to Iran that have targeted Israelis and Jews overseas
Rebel bombing strikes at heart of Syrian regime
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BEIRUT (AP) — Rebels penetrated the heart of Syria's power elite Wednesday, detonating a bomb inside a high-level crisis meeting in Damascus that killed three leaders of the regime, including President Bashar Assad's brother-in-law and the defense minister. The unprecedented blow to the ruling
Mexico sees start of election challenge process
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The second-place finisher in Mexico's July 1 presidential election accused the winner on Wednesday of using illicit funds and money laundering to finance his campaign. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said at a news conference there is evidence that money was shuffled between
Kim given new title; NKorea introduces army chief
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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Hundreds of soldiers danced in Pyongyang's plazas after North Korea announced that leader Kim Jong Un was named marshal, a title cementing his status atop the authoritarian nation's military as he makes key changes to the 1.2 million-man force. State media said in
Myanmar TV broadcasts independence hero ceremony
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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar state television broadcast a memorial ceremony for opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's revered independence hero father for the first time in decades on Thursday, the latest sign of change in the former pariah nation. The day marks the 65th anniversary of the
Kerry Kennedy: NY auto accident caused by seizure
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ARMONK, New York (AP) — Kerry Kennedy, ex-wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, said doctors believe her recent auto accident on a highway was caused not by illegal drugs or a sleeping pill, but by a seizure stemming from an old brain injury. Kennedy pleaded not guilty Tuesday night in North
Romney hits Obama on big-government ideas
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney was in a fighting mood Tuesday after being on the defensive for days, declaring that President Barack Obama had insulted the business community. A key Romney supporter questioned Obama's patriotism. The former Massachusetts
Israel's Netanyahu loses key coalition partner
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel plunged toward a political crisis Tuesday after the largest party in the government quit, leaving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in charge of a hard-line coalition opposed to most Mideast peace moves. The moderate Kadima Party voted to pull out of the government in a
UN schedules vote on new Syria resolution
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia remained at loggerheads with the U.S. and its European allies ahead of a scheduled vote Wednesday afternoon on a new Syria resolution and there appeared to be little hope that the U.N.'s most powerful body would unite behind a plan to end the 17-month civil war in the