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France opens Iraq conference urging 'global' fight on jihadists

PARIS - French President Francois Hollande called on Monday for united international action to tackle the threat from Islamic State militants as he opened a conference on Iraq bringing together members of a U.S.-led coalition.

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Swedish Social Democrats face tough coalition talks after election

STOCKHOLM - Swedish Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven faces a tough task building a new government after an election on Sunday left the center-left short of a majority in parliament and handed the balance of power to a party that wants to slash immigration.

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Alibaba worried about Facebook IPO as considered Nasdaq versus NYSE

- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd could have sold nearly $2 billion worth of stock without lifting a finger. All it had to do was list its shares on Nasdaq.

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Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive on Tuesday: WSJ

- U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to detail on Tuesday a plan to boost his country's involvement in mitigating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

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With appearance in Iowa, Clinton takes a big step toward 2016

INDIANOLA Iowa - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stoked speculation on Sunday that she was moving closer to announcing a bid for the White House in 2016 as she visited the early-voting state of Iowa to take part in the state's annual "steak fry," a gathering of Democratic activists that often attracts presidential hopefuls.

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Liberal Vermont Senator Sanders may seek U.S. presidency in 2016

WASHINGTON - Bernie Sanders, one of the Senate's leading liberals, said on Sunday he is thinking about running for U.S. president in 2016 as either a Democrat or an independent in a move that could complicate Hillary Clinton's path to the White House.

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U.S. sees Middle East help fighting IS, Britain cautious after beheading

WASHINGTON/LONDON - Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.