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Greek leftist Tsipras sworn in as PM to fight bailout terms

ATHENS - Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras was sworn in on Monday as the prime minister of a new hardline, anti-bailout government determined to face down international lenders and end nearly five years of tough economic measures. | Video

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Mubarak's sons freed from Egyptian prison after anniversary of his fall

CAIRO - The sons of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak were released from prison on Monday, security officials said, a move that could fuel tension after the violent anniversary on Sunday of the 2011 uprising that toppled the autocrat.

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Kurds push Islamic State out of Kobani after four-month battle

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL - Kurdish forces took full control of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday, driving out remaining Islamic State fighters to end a four-month battle that became a focal point of the international fight against the ultra-hardline Islamist group.

World, Syria 10:39am EST

How Draghi got divided ECB to say 'yes' to money-printing

LONDON - When Mario Draghi announced the European Central Bank's trillion-euro scheme to buy government bonds, he acknowledged that in the round of strategies to revive inflation and boost the economy, the bank had just played its last hand.

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Prosecutor seeks 26-year jail sentence for Concordia captain

FLORENCE - An Italian prosecutor asked a court on Monday to sentence the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner to more than 26 years in jail for his role in the 2012 disaster that killed 32 people.

World, Italy 9:30am EST

Ex-Thai PM's party vows calm, U.S. calls for inclusive politics

BANGKOK - Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's Puea Thai Party vowed on Monday it would not retaliate a five-year political ban imposed on the ousted leader, and a leading party figure said their movement could survive without the powerful family.

World, Thailand 5:41am EST
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U.S. top court rules for employer in retiree benefits fight

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a company that amended a collective bargaining agreement to force retirees to pay toward healthcare costs, throwing out a lower-court ruling that favored the former employees who objected to the change.

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Rebels advance in Ukraine, Moscow faces sanctions threats

KIEV/ST PETERSBURG - Russian-backed rebels pushed forward on Monday with a new offensive that has brought all-out war back to eastern Ukraine after a five-month ceasefire, bringing U.S. and European threats of tighter Western financial sanctions against Moscow.