Obama proposes 14 percent tax on U.S. companies' untaxed foreign earnings

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's fiscal 2016 budget would impose a one-time 14 percent tax on some $2 trillion of accumulated U.S. corporate profits earned abroad and set up a 19 percent tax on future foreign earnings, a White House official said on Sunday.

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Jailed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste expected to leave Egypt for Australia: report

CAIRO - Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, imprisoned in Egypt 400 days ago on charges that included aiding a terrorist group, will be deported to his native Australia on Sunday, Egypt's state news agency reported.

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Kurdish forces free oil workers at Kirkuk crude station: officials

BAGHDAD - Iraqi Kurdish forces on Sunday found and freed workers who had gone missing a day earlier when Islamic State insurgents seized a small crude oil station near the northern city of Kirkuk, the provincial governor and a provincial councilman said.

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Boko Haram attacks northeast Nigeria's main city: witnesses

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Islamist insurgents attacked the outskirts of northeast Nigeria's main city Maiduguri on Sunday, engaging in a gun battle with soldiers that killed at least eight people, witnesses and a security source said.

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At least 1,375 Iraqis killed in January, most of them civilians: U.N.

BAGHDAD - Fighting and other violence in Iraq killed at least 1,375 people including 790 civilians in January, the United Nations said on Sunday.

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Sudan rebels free Bulgarian aid workers: ministry

SOFIA - Six Bulgarian U.N. aid workers who were detained by rebels in Sudan's strife-torn South Kordofan region have been released, the Bulgarian foreign ministry said on Sunday.