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  • EU okays new executive as Juncker vows to seize 'Europe's last chance'

    By Gilbert Reilhac STRASBOURG France (Reuters) - The European Union will have a new executive in place next month led by Jean-Claude Juncker following its approval in a vote by the European Parliament on Wednesday. Addressing the chamber before his European Commission was approved by 423 votes to…

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  • Hong Kong protesters march after fruitless talks with government

    By Donny Kwok and Diana Chan HONG KONG (Reuters) - About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock. Others…

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  • Exclusive: Uruguay presidential candidate would repeal marijuana law

    By Esteban Farat MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguay's leading opposition candidate said on Wednesday he would try to repeal much of the country's ground-breaking marijuana law, which permits the commercial production and sale of the drug, if he wins Sunday's presidential election. The South American…

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  • Ebola and the politics of fear

    Rhetoric aimed at frightening voters is a time-honored technique. President Johnson had his “Daisy Girl” nuclear ad. President Reagan had a “bear in the woods,” a symbol of the Soviet Union.  The second President Bush used wolves as a post-9/11 metaphor for lurking terrorists. 

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  • Hong Kong student protesters march to chief executive's home

    A daily roundup of terrorism and security issues.

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  • In Colorado race, Mark Udall painted Cory Gardner as anti-woman. Did it backfire?

    When Democratic Sen. Mark Udall unveiled his first campaign ad last spring, the subject was his opponent's stance on abortion.

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  • In Senate races, little talk of Ferguson. Will that hurt black voter turnout?

    In the razor-thin Senate race in Iowa, Tara Patterson, a sought-after African-American voter, is deeply disappointed that neither candidate is talking about what’s most important to her: race and justice issues that can be summed up in one word, Ferguson.

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  • Iraq: Suicide attack kills at least 17 in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber set off his explosives-laden belt on Tuesday in a mosque in busy commercial area in central Baghdad, killing at least 17 people, Iraqi officials said, as the country remains without a new government following last month's national elections.

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  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

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  • Freed Vietnam dissident heads to US

    Washington (AFP) - Vietnam has freed a leading dissident whose case was raised by US President Barack Obama, and he was due to arrive late Tuesday in the United States, an American official said.

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  • 3rd spacewalk in 3 weeks at space station

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — For the third week in a row, astronauts are spacewalking up at the International Space Station. This time, it's on the Russian side of the house.

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  • Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. weapons airdrop on Kobani was wrong

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday it was wrong of the United States to air drop military supplies to Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian border town of Kobani, as some weapons were seized by Islamic State militants besieging it. The Pentagon said on Tuesday the…

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  • EU's Juncker gets green light for new commission team

    Strasbourg (France) (AFP) - The EU's Jean-Claude Juncker won parliamentary approval Wednesday for his new team of commissioners, allowing them to start work next month on reviving the economy and tackling challenges on the continent's borders.

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  • Alpine climax for 2015 Tour de France

    PARIS (AP) — The punishing hairpin climb to the Alpe d'Huez ski station high in the French Alps will provide the dramatic climax for the 2015 Tour de France, before cycling's showcase race sweeps into Paris for its traditional finish in front of cheering crowds on the Champs-Elysees.

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  • Syria claims it destroyed jets seized by IS

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian air force has destroyed two of three jets seized and reportedly test flown over Aleppo by the Islamic State group last week, according to the country's information minister.

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  • Macedonia police: Man robs graves for gold teeth

    SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia may have found its ultimate gold digger.

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  • Top Asian News at 1:30 p.m. GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Why did North Korea free Jeffrey Fowle, and only him, when two other Americans remain in prison there? Probably because Pyongyang considered him the most minor of the three offenders, and may believe that releasing him could improve abysmal U.S. relations and even…

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