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Jackie Northam

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Yemen's Turmoil Sparks Big Swings In The Global Oil Market

Friday, March 27, 2015

Yemen is minor producer of crude oil but controls a strategic energy waterway. More than 3.8 million barrels a day pass through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait at the southern entrance to the Red Sea.

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Saudi Arabia Pounds Rebel Targets In Yemen On 2nd Day Of Air Campaign

Friday, March 27, 2015

Airstrikes and anti-aircraft fire rocked the capital, Sanaa, while Houthi rebels continued their push into southern Yemen. Meanwhile, Arab foreign ministers gathered in Egypt.

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After Weeks On The Sidelines, U.S. Begins Air Campaign In Tikrit

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The U.S. has begun airstrikes against self-declared Islamic State militants in Tikrit, Iraq. The effort by Iranian-backed militias to help Iraq recapture the city has stalled.

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Saudis Say Iranian Advisers Aiding Houthis In Yemen As Strikes Continue

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Saudi ambassador to Washington also says the air operations against the Shiite Houthi rebels will continue and "we will see coalition partners join in the effort."

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U.S. Confirms It Is Supporting Saudi Military Operations In Yemen

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The attacks, coordinated with 10 allies, began hours after rebels seized an airbase that was critical to U.S. drone operations against al-Qaida. The base is just 35 miles from Aden, an economic hub.

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Russia Loses Bid To Deny Benefits To Spouses Of Gay U.N. Staff

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Russia led the unsuccessful effort to overturn a plan to give benefits to the spouses of U.N. employees. Saudi Arabia, China, Egypt and 40 other nations also voted against the plan.

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U.S. Providing Reconnaissance Flights Over Booby-Trapped Tikrit

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq has been conducting surveillance flights over the city since March 21 to help uproot militants with the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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U.S. Withdraws Remaining Personnel From Volatile Yemen

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The decision to evacuate will have an impact on counter-terrorism operations in an al-Qaida stronghold, and also in an area where the self proclaimed Islamic State is starting to get a toehold.

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Nation's Oldest Female Veteran Dies At 108

Friday, March 20, 2015

Lucy Coffey joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps two years after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.

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Prices For Chanel Handbags To Rise In Europe, Lower In Asia

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Chanel says it is aligning the cost of its handbags worldwide. The move reacts to the depreciating euro and aims to stop people from buying up the classic bags to sell at a profit in other countries.

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Britain Unveils A New 1-Pound Coin

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The coin has 12 sides and a fresh design. It also has new technology that the Royal Mint says will make it the most counterfeit-proof coin in the world.

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Protesters, Police Clash At Opening Of European Central Bank Headquarters

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Protesters set fire to police cars and barricades. Police responded with water cannons during a ceremony to inaugurate the $1 billion-plus building in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Gunmen Storm Tunisian Museum In Deadly Attack

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tunisia's prime minister says at least 21 people โ€” including 17 foreign tourists and two gunmen โ€” died in the attack at the National Bardo Museum, a popular tourist attraction in the capital.

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European Allies Defy U.S. In Joining China-Led Development Bank

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Germany, Italy, and France have become members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, one week after the U.K. joined. The U.S. says there's no need for another international lending institution.

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France, Germany, Italy Defy U.S. In Joining China-Led Development Bank

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The three nations said they would join the fledging Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which is largely funded by China. But the U.S. sees the new bank as a rival to the World Bank.

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U.S. Returns Dozens Of Looted Artifacts To Iraq

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Some of the artifacts date back more than 4,000 years. Among them is the head of a statue of Assyrian King Sargon II, similar to one destroyed by militants with the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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U.S. Returns Dozens Of Artifacts To Iraqi Government

Monday, March 16, 2015

The U.S. handed over dozens of antiquities to the government of Iraq Monday. The cultural treasures, including a limestone head of the Assyrian King Sargon II, were looted from Iraq and smuggled into the U.S. It's taken more than seven years to identify the pieces and return them.

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Ringling Bros. Circus To Phase Out Elephants By 2018

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says it will stop using elephants in shows by 2018. Members of the public have voiced concerns about how the animals are treated.

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U.K. Government Selling Its Share Of Eurostar

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The move is part of an effort by the British government to sell off national assets to raise $20 billion by 2020.

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Putin Speaks About The Killing Of Kremlin Critic Boris Nemtsov

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Russia's president said Nemtsov's death was a shameful tragedy. Nemtsov was gunned down near the Kremlin on Friday. His supporters blame Russian authorities.

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