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Parole for Pollard revisits divisions over extent of harm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The arrest of Jonathan Pollard for spying for Israel touched off one of the most sensational spy cases in recent American history, stoking fierce international passions and decades of legal and diplomatic wrangling. Learn More

 

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Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi's son and onetime heir apparent was convicted and sentenced to death on Tuesday by a court in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on charges of murder and inciting genocide during the country's 2011 uprising. More »

 

Iraqi militias train young teens to face the threat of IS

BAGHDAD (AP) — In the steamy Baghdad night, sweat poured down the faces of the Iraqi teens as they marched around a school courtyard, training for battle against the Islamic State group. More »

 

Pakistan police kill feared Sunni militant leader, 13 others

MUZAFFARGARH, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police gunned down one of the country's most-feared Sunni militant leaders and 13 followers in a mysterious pre-dawn shootout Wednesday, killing a man believed to behind the slaughter of hundreds of the nation's minority Shiites. More »

 

Official: Turkish jets pound PKK positions in Iraq

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A government official says Turkish jets have hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq in a new raid against the separatist group. More »

 

Anger grows over two-speed Poland, fueling political shift

PIONKI, Poland (AP) — Marek Bogacki feels life in Poland 26 years after the fall of communism could hardly be better. More »

 

French farmers protest taps into freewheeling tradition

PARIS (AP) — Over the past week, French farmers have used tractors to block the border with Germany and chucked foreign vegetables off trucks in protest of cheap imports. French leaders did not call in the police — they gave the farmers their support. More »

 

Obama draws criticism for saying Ethiopia is democratic

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Some African activists have greeted President Barack Obama's remarks that Ethiopia has a democratically elected government with scorn and concern. More »

 

Symbol of dictatorship abuse, Chilean sees justice coming

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Her scarred face long ago became a symbol of the atrocities committed during Chile's 1973-90 dictatorship led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Now Carmen Quintana finally feels justice is being done. More »

 

Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence

LONDON (AP) — Scientists and tech experts — including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence. More »

 

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