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Jackie Northam

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U.S. Creates First Sanctions Program Against Cybercriminals

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

President Obama signed a new executive order that will allow the administration to freeze the assets of any individual or group involved in "malicious" cyberattacks.

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Dozens Of Countries Join China-Backed Bank Opposed By Washington

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Some of Washington's closest allies have signed on to a new Asian development bank. The U.S. opposes the bank, in part, because it presents a challenge to American influence in the Asia region.

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Staff At Britain's Windsor Castle May Strike Over Low Wages

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It's the first time Queen Elizabeth has faced a possible strike by employees of the royal family. At issue is whether employees should be expected to take on extra duties for no additional pay.

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Major Power Outage Darkens Dozens Of Cities In Turkey

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The outage halted public transportation and shuttered business across much of Turkey. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the country's blackout, the biggest in 15 years.

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Venezuela Cuts Oil Subsidies To Caribbean Nations

Monday, March 30, 2015

For a decade, Venezuela sold oil at subsidized payment rates to 13 neighbors, including Cuba. But tumbling oil prices have hit Venezuela's economy hard, forcing it to trim those subsidies.

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Airstrikes In Yemen Intensify, Hit Refugee Camp

Monday, March 30, 2015

Airstrikes intensified as Houthi rebels advanced on the port city of Aden. Aid agencies say one airstrike killed dozens at a refugee camp, while Yemeni officials blamed rebel shelling.

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Oops: World Leaders' Personal Data Mistakenly Released

Monday, March 30, 2015

An Australian immigration official accidentally exposed passport details, dates of birth and other personal information for 31 world leaders during last year's G-20 summit in Brisbane.

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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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