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Stockholm Experiences Third Night of Rare Racial Riots
Rampaging protesters pelted police and firefighters with stones and torched 30 cars Tuesday in Stockholm, as the Swedish capital experienced a third consecutive night of apparently race-related riots.
Vatican Watchdog Report: Efforts Boosted to End Money Laundering
The Vatican said it stepped up efforts to improve financial transparency and prevent money laundering as pressure continues for compliance with international standards.
Saudis Say They've Broken Up Iranian Spy Ring
Saudi Arabian authorities said Tuesday they had detained another 10 suspects involved in an Iranian espionage ring, essentially breaking up the previously uncovered operation.
Pope Criticizes 'Savage Capitalism' on Visit to Food Kitchen
Pope Francis criticized what he called "savage capitalism" on a visit to a food kitchen on Tuesday, in an address in which he called for the values of generosity and charity to be revived.
Pollster: Russia's Putin Seeks to Silence Independent Voices
Russia's leading polling group said Tuesday it would fight to keep operating despite pressure to register as a "foreign agent" under what it calls a campaign by President Vladimir Putin to silence independent voices.
NKorea Sends Top Official to China to Fix Relations With Key Ally
North Korea sent one of its top military officials as a "special envoy" from its leader Kim Jong Un to Beijing on Wednesday, accompanied by a high-powered delegation, in what appeared to be a bid to mend frayed relations with its most important ally.
Jordan Turns Away Syrian Refugees in Border Clampdown
Jordan has turned away thousands of Syrian refugees in the past week in the first such clampdown since the crisis in Syria began more than two years ago, diplomats, activists, and aid workers said on Tuesday.
Peace Debate Exposes Deep Rifts in Israeli Government
Israel's coalition government presented a divided front on Palestinian statehood on Tuesday as Secretary of State John Kerry prepared a new mission to revive long-defunct peace talks.
Israeli Official: Iran Could Produce Dozens of Nukes A Year
Iran's nuclear ambitions are bigger than most people think, with the country capable of becoming a nuclear superpower, Israel's strategic affairs minister said Tuesday.
LIGNET: US Must Do More to Stop China's Cyber Attacks, Says Expert
Steven Bucci of the Heritage Foundation told LIGNET in an exclusive interview this week that the United States government needs to do much more to defend itself and American industry from Chinese cyber attacks and warned against the sale of Sprint Nextel to Japanese company...
Former Border Guard Kills 5 in Murder-Suicide at Israel Bank
A former honored Israeli Border Police officer stormed into a bank in Southern Israel Monday, fatally shooting four people and seizing a hostage before committing suicide, because he was upset the institution had cut his credit line.
Gay Marriage Law Threatens UK Cameron's Conservative Govt
British Prime Minister David Cameron's flagship gay marriage policy deepened a rift in his own party on Monday after many of his own lawmakers defied him in a sign of growing strains on his leadership and his coalition government.
Mexican Town Beseiged by Drug Cartel Cheers Soldiers' Arrival
Residents of a western Mexico area who endured months besieged by a drug cartel cheered the arrival of hundreds of Mexican soldiers Monday.
North Korea Releases Detained Chinese Fishing Boat
North Korea released a Chinese fishing boat on Tuesday more than two weeks after it was detained in waters between the countries, as China demanded an explanation for the incident that has been a new irritant in ties between the often uneasy allies.
Two Suspected Militants Killed in Yemen Drone Strike
Two suspected al-Qaida militants were killed on Monday in a drone strike on their vehicle south of the capital Sanaa, tribal and government sources said.
Terror Group Hezbollah Deeply Involved in Syria; Obama 'Concerned'
Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas have fought their biggest battle yet for Syria's beleaguered president, prompting international alarm that the civil war may spread and an urgent call for restraint from the United States.
Israel Hits Back After Syria Fires on Its Troops
Israeli troops shot at a target across the Syrian frontier on Tuesday in response to gunfire that struck its forces in the Golan Heights, the Israeli military said.
Syria Missiles Reportedly on Standby Aimed at Tel Aviv
Syria has placed some of its advanced missiles on standby to strike Tel Aviv should Israel again hit targets inside Syria, the London Sunday Times reported.
LIGNET: Iran's Presidential Election Will Boost Khamenei's Power
The campaign to succeed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has turned Iranian politics into a political theater with hundreds of candidates vying for the attention of the media, and voters. But with so many candidates in the mix, and with the election likely to end up as a...
Cameron’s Conservatives to Defy Him on Britain Gay Marriage
Lawmakers in David Cameron’s Conservative Party, who last week voted against him over his policy toward the European Union (EU), were Monday on course to oppose him again, over plans to introduce gay marriage.
North Korea Fires Sixth Missile in Three Days
North Korea fired its sixth missile in three days, demonstrating its military capabilities in defiance of global sanctions and diplomatic efforts to convince the totalitarian state to return to talks.
Gunmen Storm Egyptian Security Post in Lawless Sinai Peninsula
Gunmen stormed an Egyptian security forces base in the Sinai Peninsula at dawn on Monday and exchanged gunfire with forces inside the base before retreating, security sources said.
Venezuela Looks to Restore US Diplomatic Ties Post-Chavez
Venezuela's recent designation of an acting head of its diplomatic mission in the United States shows the OPEC nation's desire to restore full diplomatic relations, the foreign minister said in an interview broadcast on Sunday.
Israel's Lapid Seeks Interim Deal With Palestinians
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's senior coalition partner Yair Lapid says that reaching a final peace agreement with the Palestinians is unrealistic at the current time and the sides should instead pursue an interim arrangement.
Israel Threatens More Hezbollah Strikes as Terror Group Ups Syria Ante
Lebanese Hezbollah militants attacked a Syrian rebel-held town alongside Syrian troops on Sunday and Israel threatened more attacks on Syria to rein the militia in, highlighting the risks of a wider regional conflict if planned peace talks fail.
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