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Iran: Warships Will Steam Close To U.S. Waters As 'A Message'

Saturday, February 08, 2014

An admiral in charge of Iran's 'Northern Navy' said 'fleets' are already making way for Atlantic waters, but he did not say the number or type of vessels.

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Syrian Humanitarian Convoy Reportedly Attacked

Saturday, February 08, 2014

The Syrian Red Crescent says its workers were wounded as they tried to deliver aid to a rebel-held section of the besieged city of Homs.

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French Court Orders Google To Display Notice On Its Search Page

Saturday, February 08, 2014

The Internet giant has been ordered to publish a public notice that it violated French regulations on user privacy and was ordered to pay a $200,000 fine.

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Is Early Sochi Criticism Par For The Course?

Saturday, February 08, 2014

The Sochi Olympics have been criticized for poor preparation, security concerns, and Russia's policies on human and animal rights. The Russians aren't pleased. But host-bashing is a popular pastime.

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Panama Canal Expansion Suspended Over Cost-Overrun Dispute

Saturday, February 08, 2014

A Spanish-led consortium working to build a new lock system to accommodate larger ships says it will stop work until a deal is reached.

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Virginia Textbooks To Recognize S. Korea's 'East Sea' Claim

Friday, February 07, 2014

State lawmakers heard from Korean Americans and Japanese lobbyists before deciding to have the Sea of Japan designated also as the East Sea, the term Seoul prefers.

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Ex-State Dept. Contractor Will Plead Guilty For Leaks To Fox News

Friday, February 07, 2014

Stephen Kim, who was indicted in 2010 for allegedly revealing top-secret information relating to North Korea, will reportedly serve 13 months in prison as part of the plea deal.

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Oldest 'Out Of Africa' Human Footprints Found On British Coast

Friday, February 07, 2014

Scientists have found the oldest-known footprints outside Africa, dating from between 800,000 and 1 million years ago, on a beach facing the North Sea.

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Taliban Say Captured 'Military Dog' Is Being Well Cared For

Friday, February 07, 2014

The Taliban say they were feeding the dog kebabs and keeping him warm with blankets. The militants released a video showing the captured dog with a group of armed and bearded men.

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U.S. Diplomat's Leaked Phone Call Gets Poor Reception

Friday, February 07, 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the use of a distinctly undiplomatic term to describe the EU was "totally unacceptable." Meanwhile, the U.S. accused Russia of leaking the phone call while Moscow said the recording showed Washington's meddling in Ukrainian politics.

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American WWII Bomb Unearthed, Defused In Hong Kong

Friday, February 07, 2014

The 2,000-pound explosive caused an evacuation around the site as police and firefighters moved in to defuse the massive weapon.

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On The Media

Knox Found Guilty...Again

Friday, February 07, 2014

Last week an Italian court found Amanda Knox guilty of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. Again. Knox was first found guilty in 2009. In the almost seven years since this story broke, an industry of books, websites and made-for-tv movies has emerge to exploit  - or investigate - the case of Amanda Knox. Brooke speaks to author Nina Burleigh, who wrote one of the best accounts of the Knox case, “The Fatal Gift of Beauty, The Trials of Amanda Knox."

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TSA Temporarily Bans Liquids, Gels On Flights To And From Russia

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The ban follows Wednesday's warning over explosives potentially hidden in toothpaste. Delta, which flies directly to Russia, said passengers have to check in for their flights with an airline representative, not through their mobile phone or a kiosk.

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Italian Navy Rescues Some 1,100 Migrants In Mediterranean

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The people, including pregnant women and about 50 children, were fleeing sub-Saharan Africa when they were intercepted near the island of Lampedusa.

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Leaked Phone Call Offers Not-So-Diplomatic U.S. View Of EU

Thursday, February 06, 2014

A pair of U.S. diplomats are heard discussing the merits of various Ukrainian opposition figures. One of them is heard using a profanity directed toward the European Union.

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Taliban Release Video Of Captured 'American Military Dog'

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The video seems to mark the first time a canine has been used in a prisoner of war video. The Pentagon said U.S. forces lost a working dog in December.

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Sony Will Shed 5,000 Jobs And Its PC Business

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The embattled entertainment and electronics company also said it had annual loss of $1 billion. Analysts fear the restructuring may be too little too late for the company.

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Luxury Carmaker Aston Martin Cites Fake Chinese Plastics In Recall

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The company uses plastics supplied by DuPont for a key part, but it instead received counterfeit material labeled with DuPont's name. About 75 percent of cars built after 2007 are affected.

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U.S. Warns Airlines Over Potential Explosives In Toothpaste Tubes

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Officials said they issued the warning for Russian-bound planes out of an abundance of caution. A Homeland Security official said the warning was borne out of new intelligence.

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Antitrust Settlement With EU Calls For Google To Tweak Results

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

In Europe, Google will now show results from its competitors. The agreement allows the search giant to dodge billions in fines.

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